Firefighters save dog stuck on dam
A ‘‘damsel in distress’’ handed out hugs for Roxburgh firefighters who rescued her collie stuck on a cliff face overlooking Roxburgh Dam on Friday.
Station Officer Ian Wells said the firefighters turned up to the dam about 1pm on Friday to see the dog, Chevy, wedged between two rocks on a cliff face about 15 metres from the ground.
The owner of the collie had pulled into the lookout to take a photo, and let the dog out for a toilet stop, he said.
‘‘He was a very lucky dog. It was sitting on a bit of a tree between two rocks.
‘‘If that wasn’t there he would be a dead dog . . . The firemen got lots of hugs.’’
Charity ball in Cromwell
You are invited to the annual Charity Ball at the Cromwell Memorial Hall in Melmore Terrace on Saturday, 8pm.
Ticket prices are: Seniors and students $20; Adults $25; Family deals. Ladies a plate – finger food. Tickets are available from: Harringtons 445 3364, Buxtons 445 1036, Cromwell Pharmacy.
New chairwoman, trustees for Otago Community Trust
Lauren Semple is to take over the role as chairwoman of the Otago Community Trust next month.
Semple takes over from Stuart Walker, who has served his term after being on the trust for eight years.
Walker, and fellow-trustees Louise Rosson and Ken Lister, have retired from the trust.
Trustee Ken Copeland died last year.
Peter Chin, Colin Jackson, Kate Hazlett and Susan Johnstone have been selected as new trustees. Present trustee Stephen Kornyei has been reappointed for a second term.