Bri­gade open days

‘‘From day one the trucks will still roll out the door as they al­ways have...’’

Central Otago Mirror - - BUILDING & HOME IMPROVEMENT -

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

Age Con­cern Tai Chi: for arthri­tis and gen­eral well-be­ing 9.30am10.25am at Angli­can Church Hall. Con­tact Clare 4451291. Steady as you go: 10.30-11.30am, con­tact Gwenda 4450510. Find us on Face­book

Bridge: Play Bridge Tues­day evenings, Queen­stown Events

Cen­tre 7pm. En­quiries 027 771 6660 Weight Watch­ers: Alexan­dra meet­ing 6pm at Cen­tral Sto­ries side room. All wel­come, mem­ber­ship fees ap­ply. Con­tact Amelia.Pater­son@weight­watch­ for more de­tails or just pop along to a meet­ing.

Queen­stown Toast­mas­ters: Meet ev­ery 1st, 3rd and when ap­pli­ca­ble 5th Tues­day from 7 pm to 8.30 pm at St John Rooms, Dou­glas St, Frank­ton. Vis­i­tors al­ways wel­come. Con­tact Char­lotte on 0279333464 or visit queen­stown­toast­mas­ Wakatipu Tramp­ing Club: Meets first Tues­day each month at 7.30pm at St Mar­garets Church Hall, Frank­ton.

Fine Thyme Singers: meet Tues­days 7pm at the Sup­per Room, Lodge Bldg, Old Town. In­quiries 4453245.

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 jen.grat­i­ 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.

Queen­stown Art Group: Join at Queen­stown Art Cen­tre, Bal­larat St. Wed­nes­day 9.30am-2pm. Bring your own equip­ment and work with other artists. $5 per ses­sion Con­tact : Ruth 03 442 9193.

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.

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