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Jody Direen tops charts

Wanaka coun­try singer Jody Direen’s lat­est song Loud has hit the No 1 spot on iTunes. The first sin­gle off her up­com­ing sec­ond al­bum reached the top spot on the iTunes coun­try charts and de­buted in the of­fi­cial top 20 New Zealand sin­gles chart af­ter just one day of sales. On its re­lease day the song also beat out cur­rent hits by Mi­ley Cyrus, Eminem and Ri­hanna to peak at No 21 on iTunes across all gen­res.

Plun­ket garage sale

Up­per Clutha Plun­ket will be host­ing a garage sale on Satur­day from 10am to noon. The sale will be held at the Pres­by­te­rian Hall on Tenby St and any­one look­ing for baby, chil­dren and ma­ter­nity cloth­ing, toys, prams, cots and high chairs to pop along and grab a bar­gain.

Ger­man teenage lo­cated

A Ger­man teenager thought to be miss­ing on a tramp has been lo­cated in Ger­many. Wanaka po­lice search and res­cue in­ci­dent con­troller Se­nior Con­sta­ble Mike John­ston said an Ir­ish­man last saw the teenager in Din­gle Burn on Oc­to­ber 19, and was ex­pect­ing to hear from him again af­ter the teenager com­pleted a longer walk in the area. How­ever, he had since re­turned to Ger­many with­out con­tact­ing the man, who had picked him up hitch­hik­ing. John­ston said he was thank­ful for the pub­lic’s help in lo­cat­ing the teenager, which saved launch­ing a larger, ex­pen­sive search.

ORC chair­man

Stephen Wood­head, pic­tured, of Mil­ton, has been elected chair­man of the Otago Re­gional Coun­cil for a sec­ond term. Dunedin rep­re­sen­ta­tive Gretchen Roberston is deputy chair­woman. The coun­cil was sworn in on Tues­day last week, in­clud­ing new Dunstan coun­cil­lors Graeme Bell and Gary Kel­li­her.

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