Fire­fight­ers save dog stuck on dam

Central Otago Mirror - - CENTRAL NEWS -

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.

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