SHORT AND SHARP
New citizens in Queenstown and Wanaka
New citizens in the Queenstown Lakes District Council last week were: (At front, from left) Denali, 6, and Sierra, 4, Emmitt; Sinead Pleets, Christopher Price, Emma Peers, Andre Lima Freixo, mayor Vanessa van Uden and Sachiko Isayama (At rear, from left) Travis Emmitt, Giovanna Di Guardia, Michele Bezerra, Emma Gould, Craig Vernon, Luke Crow, Dinesh Gandhi and Lucie Fritscheova.
An auction of an oil painting by Australian artist Clare Riddington Jones called Summer Rose is being held to raise funds for the Make aWish Foundation. The auction will be a part of Jones’ Mountain Moods exhibition at the Cloakroom Gallery. Bidding information can be found on the Queenstown Arts Centre Facebook page and the winning bid will be announced on March 18.
General manager hired
The Glenorchy Market Place Project has hire Steve Hewland as its general manager.
Hewland will take on the overall business operation and implementation responsibilities for the three-stage project which involves rebuilding the former general store and camping ground site.
Lack of attention on road
A female pedestrian was knocked unconscious and suffered a broken pelvis when she was knocked over by a car while crossing Cardrona Valley Rd last Wednesday.
Constable Aubury Martin said the woman looked the wrong way, failed to see an approaching vehicle, stepped out and was struck. There was a second collision last week on State Highway 6 to Makarora.
Two vehicles went to overtake a third vehicle and one failed to see the other. Martin said there were no injuries. ‘‘Always check your mirrors and blind spots before attempting to pass.
‘‘You may be paying that much attention to the road ahead that you fail to see the vehicle passing yourself.’’