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SHORT AND SHARP
Lake Hayes A&P show
Radio farming show presenter
and columnist Jamie McKay will
open this year s Lake Hayes
A&P Show on January 12.
Committee secretary Jan
Tomes said entertainment will
include Arrowtown author Craig
Smith (pictured) singing The
Wonkey Donkey for the kids and
several new pet classes.
The 2013 Fashion in the Field
theme would be Pinnies in the
Paddock and the trade shows
were absolutely chokka .
Film award winners
Mount Aspiring College pupil
Daisy Thor-Poet, 14, and
Wakatipu High School pupil
Sophie Lake, 14, won national
awards in the secondary school
section of the Inspiring Stories
Film Competition, announced at
Te Papa, on the weekend. Thor-
Poet won the Forest & Bird
Kaitiaki Awards for having an
emphasis on caring for the
environment in her short film
about young New Zealanders
biking and making a difference.
Lake won the People s Choice
Award with a story about
15-year-old Esther Swan
changing people s perspectives
on Down Syndrome.
Wanaka s Katharine Eustace
has placed 14th in the second of
nine Skeleton World Cup
bobsled races in Park City, Utah.
Eustace was lying inside the top
10 after her first run, but
mistakes in the second dropped
her back to 14th.
Pinot noir medallists
Pinot noir wine has scored the
highest gold medal tally in this
year s Air New Zealand awards
with Central Otago claiming
nine of the 16 Pure Gold medals.
Central Otago won a total of 93
medals, including 17 gold. Elite
gold medal and trophy winners
will be announced at an awards
dinner on November 24, in
Wellington. All Pure Gold
medals were also judged to be
sustainably grown and
Central Otago winners: Wineworks Champion
Sparkling Wine, Pure Gold: Quartz Reef
Methode Traditionnelle Brut NV. Plant & Food
Research Champion Riesling, Pure Gold:
Aspiring Flats Bendigo Central Otago Riesling
2012. JF Hillebrand New Zealand Ltd
Champion Pinot Noir, Pure Gold: Charcoal
Gully Central Otago Sallys Pinch Pinot Noir
2011, Domain Road Vineyard Pinot Noir 2011,
Forrest Tatty Bogler Pinot Noir 2010, Gibbston
Valley School House Central Otago Pinot Noir
2011, Grasshopper Rock Central Otago
Earnscleugh Vineyard Pinot Noir 2010,
Rockburn Central Otago Pinot Noir 2011, Scott
Base Central Otago Pinot Noir 2011, Wooing
Tree Beetle Juice Central Otago Pinot Noir
2011, Wooing Tree Central Otago Pinot Noir
2010. Waitoa Free Range Chicken Champion
Exhibition White or Sparkling Wine, Pure
Gold: Akarua Central Otago Alchemy Ice 2012,
Gibbston Valley La Dulcinee Pinot Gris 2012,
Maude Mt Maude Vineyard East Block Riesling
2012, Rockburn Tigermoth Central Otago
Riesling 2011. Stuff.co.nz Champion
Exhibition Red Wine, Pure Gold: Judge Rock
Central Otago Pinot Noir 2010, Last Chance by
Two Paddocks Central Otago Pinot Noir 2010.
Boy in the right place at
the right time to help out
Got her number: Delighted
Southland Times advertising sales
consultant Lauren Price, thanks
Queenstown teenager Daniel Lewis,
13, who, with the help of his
younger sister, found Miss Price's
iPhone on a busy road verge during
peak traffic on Wednesday.
Miss Price accidentally dropped her
cellphone from on top of a bundle
of office supplies, adjacent to the
Frankton Golf Course on the
Frankton corner late on Wednesday
She was unaware until half an hour
later that it was missing.
Daniel and his sister Emeline, 11,
were crossing Frankton R when he
spotted the phone on the gravel
verge at the busy intersection.
''I was just at the right place. If I'd
crossed the road anywhere else I
wouldn't have seen it,'' Daniel said.
His first thought was to phone the
police, but he and his brother found
Miss Price on Facebook first and
Daniel's mother Catherine Lewis
helped the boys find the last person
to text Miss Price, texted her and
she called them, delighted that the
by now much-missed phone had
been found intact.
Miss Price said she'd had a rough
week and she was over the moon to
get a message that the cellphone
had been found.
''I was so happy, gobsmacked. It was
the sentimental value really -- my
partner gave it to me.''
As for Daniel ''it felt real good'' to
give the phone back to its owner,
who rewarded him with a thank you
card and cash.
PHOTO: SUE FEA
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