Central Otago's town crier is off to World Invitational Tournament for Town Criers in Canada, yes there is such a thing, to announce to the world the fine qualities of her district. Only 40 applicants are accepted for the big Tournament. Paddy-Ann Pemberton and her sister, who is the town crier for Palmerston North, will compete in several different categories. Three years ago Paddy-Ann won a major award in a town crier competition in Chester England. New Zealand will be hosting the same tournament next year.