New chair­man keen to pro­mote town

Great be­liever in Cromwell at­tributes

Central Otago Mirror - - CENTRAL NEWS - By JO McKEN­ZIE-McLEAN

The Cromwell Pro­mo­tions Group has fresh face at the helm.

Terry Davis, nom­i­nated by re­turned com­mit­tee mem­ber Ja­neen Wood, is the new chair­man of the group, re­plac­ing Adrian Somerville who re­cently re­tired from the po­si­tion.

Somerville had been pres­i­dent since 2003, but did not seek re-elec­tion as he was mov­ing to Mos­giel.

Davis said the new com­mit­tee was a ‘‘good mix of fresh blood and ex­pe­ri­ence’’ and he was look­ing for­ward to talk­ing to lo­cal stake­hold­ers and get­ting their ideas and in­put.

‘‘The out­go­ing chair­man, Adrian, has been awon­der­ful front­man for the group . . . The key think I want to do ini­tially is talk and lis­ten to the com­mu­nity.

‘‘Cromwell is well en­dowed with a va­ri­ety of very ca­pa­ble in­dus­try lead­ers. I’m a big be­liever in syn­ergy so I will be look­ing at how we can work col­lab­o­ra­tively with the com­mu­nity.’’

Davis had an in­ter­est in sports, as the co-di­rec­tor of High­land Events— a run­ning and moun­tain­bik­ing events com­pany, as well as ex­pe­ri­ence as sec­re­tary of the Otago Gold­fields Her­itage Trust and caval­cade or­gan­iser. He is also project man­ager for the Cen­tral Otago Mem­ory Bank, a mini soc­cer coach, is on the ju­nior soc­cer com­mit­tee and Cromwell Bike Park Com­mit­tee.

‘‘Al­though I have an ob­vi­ous in­ter­est and back­ground in sport­ing events, Cromwell has a wide range of facets that makes it a re­ally in­ter­est­ing and wor­thy place to visit and live.

‘‘ It has some of the best wine in the coun­try, the best mo­tor­sport park, the best dry en­vi­ron­ment for cross-coun­try and moun­tain pur­suits, the lake and a rich her­itage, and I am ex­cited about pro­mot­ing all those.’’

The 42-year-old was born in Ran­furly, and lived in Cromwell for a time as a child. He moved back to Cromwell in 2007.

‘‘I came back here for the life­style with a young fam­ily and hav­ing trav­elled ex­ten­sively I be­lieve Cromwell is one of the best places in the world to raise a fam­ily and live an ad­ven­tur­ous life­style.’’

New helms­man: Terry Davis has been elected the new chair­man of the Cromwell Pro­mo­tions Group.

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