Paddy-Ann took a break from primary school teaching when she moved
with her husband, Rod, to the Teviot Valley in 2009. She’d been Gore’s
part-time town crier so it was only natural she’d offer her unique `crying’
services in Central Otago.
Paddy-Ann pens a special, celebratory cry for every occasion
she attends. In her resplendent regalia reflecting Central Otago colours, some
see her as a bit of a `flash pirate’.
“I’ve done a bit of
stage work. I love to sing, I play the guitar, the ukulele. When you’re a
people person, to be a town crier is really quite fantastic because you’ve got
license to go out and talk to people.”
“I love meeting people.
I’m passionate about it. There’s so many beautiful places in NZ you could cry
for. But when you really do come from a place that you embrace, it’s really
special it’s not hard.”