Cardrona mu­sic fes­ti­val

Central Otago Mirror - - NEWS -

New Zealand fes­ti­val favourites Weird To­gether and Aus­tralian reg­gae-pop band Sticky Fin­gers have signed for the third Rhythm and Alps New Year’s mu­sic fes­ti­val in the Cardrona Val­ley.

Weird To­gether is an eight-per­son band and plays on De­cem­ber 30. Sticky Fin­gers, a hit at Dunedin Ori­en­ta­tion ear­lier this year, is sched­uled for De­cem­ber 31. The or­gan­is­ers hope to an­nounce more acts by early Au­gust. More in­for­ma­tion at rhyth­man­dalps.co.nz.

Snow Farm mus­ter­ing ath­letes for marathon on snow

Call­ing all long dis­tance bik­ers, run­ners and mul­ti­sporters: Snow Farm gen­eral manager Andy Pohl has de­signed a ski train­ing pack­age with Wanaka mul­ti­sporter Keith Mur­ray to give give ath­letes an ‘‘on the hoof’’ work­out with in­struc­tors. Queen­stown mul­ti­sporter Steve Gur­ney has given the pro­gramme the thumbs up and signed for the Merino Muster marathon race on Au­gust 15. The muster is an ac­cred­ited World Lop­pet race. Shorter, fam­ily-friendly events are also avail­able for peo­ple who don’t wish to do a full marathon. More in­for­ma­tion at meri­no­muster.com.

Cen­tral Otago Wine­grow­ers make grant from 2015 Cen­tral Otago Cuve´e

Te Kakano Aoteaora Trust has been granted $25,000 from the pro­ceeds of a Cel­e­bra­tion Cu­vee auc­tion dur­ing Jan­uary’s Cen­tral Otago Pinot Noir Cel­e­bra­tion. The Wanaka com­mu­nity-based na­tive plant nurs­ery spe­cialises in prop­a­gat­ing plants of Up­per Clutha ori­gin and uses them for lo­calised na­tive habi­tat restora­tion.

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