Heard 4 December 2008


Scene here…

Arrowtowner Shirleen Withington enjoys dressing up for her hen’s party at Lake Hayes’s Walnut Cottage last Saturday.

She’s marrying Arrowtown volunteer fireman Greg Potter tomorrow, with the reception at the station.





  • Expect a cast member in the Remarkable Christmas Spectacular on Sunday week to be wearing a cast – poor Simon Green tripped on a chain outside his Athol Street real estate office on Monday, breaking his right elbow.
  • Having bought a Walnut Grove house with lush green lawn, local Hell Pizza owner Paul Wilson thought he’d spray it with fertiliser to keep up its appearance. Unfortunately, he was inadvertently using weedkiller instead and now there’s not a blade of grass.
  • Staff at local property firm Colliers International display a sign at reception: “We are not participating
    in a recession.”
  • Brisbane’s Courier-Mail reported on Sunday that beach volleyballer Natalie Cook, who won gold for Australia at the 2000 Olympics, “married” fellow Canadian volleyballer Sarah Maxwell at Millbrook last week. According to the newspaper, friends were surprised the two women had been in a long-term relationship.