Brigade open days
‘‘From day one the trucks will still roll out the door as they always have...’’
The Cromwell and Alexandra volunteer fire brigades will open their doors to the public on July 1 - the same day the organisation changes from the NZ Fire Service to the new Fire and Emergency New Zealand.
Cromwell volunteer fire officer Clayton Andrews said from July 1 the New Zealand Fire Service will be amalgamating with the National Rural Fire Authority and other Rural Fire Authorities.
The new organisation is called Fire and Emergency New Zealand.
‘‘The changes will not affect the way the Cromwell brigade responds to emergencies.
‘‘From day one the trucks will still roll out the door as they always have.
‘‘Cromwell has a strong working relationship with the other emergency services in our area, and the transition to Fire and Emergency New Zealand will help reinforce this.’’
The Cromwell station will open its doors on Saturday 1pm-4pm weather permitting or Sunday July 2, the same time.
The public will be able to view the brigade’s new rescue tender truck, he said.
‘‘The 2007 Iveco replaces an aging 1988 International that the brigade has had since the mid-90s.
‘‘It boasts much more locker space for all the equipment a modern fire brigade is required to carry nowadays.’’
The Alexandra station will be open to the public on July 1 from 10am to 2pm. Hawea Library: 10am Wriggle and Rhyme 0-2 year olds
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Cromwell Drop-In Centre: The Hut from 10am-2pm every second Tuesday. Play pool, bring crafts or a movie. Cost $4 and must be over 18. Cromwell Rotary Summer Book Exchange: at Freeway Orchard Carpark, SH 8. Books for sale $5 each, books for exchange $2 each. Gentle yoga: Lake Hawea yoga collective presents weekly yoga classes. Rotating teachers. Every Monday 5.45pm - 7.15pm and every Tuesday 9:15 to 10:45. Cost $15/$12. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Hawea Playgroup: 9am-12.30pm on Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays during school term, in the pink and yellow building opposite Hawea Flat Hall on Camphill Road. Pop in for a coffee and a play. You don’t have to live in Hawea.
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Artists exhibition: from visual artists throughout Central Otago at 2 Church St 10am to 4pm daily - Contact (03) 448 6230 - Entry by donation.
Steve Coup, Gil Stace, Rowan Dunnett and Clayton Andrews with Cromwell Fire Brigade’s new rescue tender which will be on display when the brigade hosts an emergency services open day.