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More than 1110 entries were received at
the Clutha Valley Flower Show on Friday.
More than 60 people attended the
prizegiving in the evening. As well as the
traditional flower sections, there were
categories for baking, photography and
crafts. In the children's section, 460
entries were received.
Small entrants: From left, Jaclyn
Williams, Jade Field and Riley Field with
their entries at the Clutha Valley Flower
Photos: LAURA ROOZENDAAL
Flower girl: Hayley Field with the Clutha Valley School Garden Club's entry at
the Clutha Valley Flower Show.
ON THE POLICE BEAT
Disqualified driver's car impounded
A well-known burglar was caught
on the job in a house in Milton on
February 25. Senior Constable Tom
Taylor said that when the house
owner returned home, the burglar
jumped out of a window and ran off
but was caught nearby and
A verbal domestic incident on
Inch Clutha was attended by police
on February 19. Senior Constable
Tom Taylor said the couple was
separated and advice given.
On February 23, police attended
an incident involving a couple who
are constantly coming to police
attention due to their immature
and volatile relationship. They
were separated and the male is
bailed to a different address.
On the same day police attended
another incident nearby. The
parties were separated and the
male issued with a Police Safety
Order requiring him to stay at a
different address for two days.
A motorist in Waihola was
stopped after a short chase on
February 24 and processed for
excess breath alcohol (EBA).
Senior Constable Tom Taylor said
the man's breath-alcohol level was
more than 650 micrograms, so his
licence was suspended for 28 days.
On the same day, a complaint of
bad driving resulted in a Waimate
man being stopped and processed
for EBA. His level was 626mcg.
On February 19, police stopped a
driver near Waihola after receiv-
ing a driving complaint. Senior
Constable Tom Taylor said the
driver had been disqualified from
driving in December last year.
The driver was summoned to
appear in Court on a charge of
driving while disqualified and his
car was impounded for 28 days.
The next day, police attended a
driving complaint about a car
repeatedly crossing the centre line
near Waipahi. Mr Taylor said the
driving earned its driver a ticket
for failing to keep left and one for
being a restricted driver carrying
passengers. His vehicle was also re-
green-stickered and he was issued
two more tickets, one for removing
the previous green sticker and the
other for driving a vehicle that had
At 5.30pm on February 22 a
person who did not hold a driver's
licence was stopped, this time on a
Mr Taylor said the man was
travelling at excess speed on
Francis St when he crashed into
the side of a vehicle coming out of a
drive-way. The rider suffered
moderate injuries but the car
driver was uninjured.
A motorcyclist who had not
ridden for many years ran wide on
a bend in the Manuka Gorge and
ended up on the gravel verge where
he fell off the bike. Mr Taylor said
the man had abrasions.
A young driver spinning his
car's tyres on Lanark St on
February 24 had his car impoun-
ded for 28 days and will appear in
Court on a charge of sustained loss
SHORT AND SHARP
The Clutha Country Music Club
will hold a ''Southern Hayride''
on March 3 at 1.30pm at the
clubrooms on Frances St,
Balclutha. It will feature
Australasian artists Margaret
Bates, Maureen Thompson, Reg
McTaggart and Max McCauley.
All the artists have been inducted
into the ''Hands of Fame'' in
Gore and appeared in the TV
programme ''Ya'll Come'' that
was filmed in Invercargill. There
will be a $10 door charge, and
raffles, afternoon tea. CDs will
be available. It is being held to
raise funds for a heating system.
Backstage crew needed
The South Otago Theatrical
Society is looking for budding
thespians to assist behind the
scenes for their major musical
production of ''Annie''. The
production will run for six
performances at the Balclutha
War Memorial from April 23-27.
The society needs experienced
sound operators, backstage crew
and musicians for the orchestra.
A level of skill is required for
these roles. Anyone who believes
they can help can contact
production manager Marne
Hendriks on 021 215 8159 or
Sarah van Asperen (03)
418 2985 or 027 431 8087.
The Catlins Horticultural
Society's autumn show is on
Saturday March 9 at the Owaka
Memorial Community Centre with
the public invited from
1.30--5pm. As well as local
entries in many categories,
including roses, dahlias,
vegetables, the Dunedin and
Southland Dahlia Society
members will be exhibiting their
dahlias. People can bring entries
on Friday evening or Saturday
morning. Phone 4158 210 or
4158 219 for details. Stalls,
raffles and homemade afternoon
teas available. Entry: adults $3,
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