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A day of rainbows THUR 15.10.20 - WED 21.10.20

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It was all rainbows for hundreds of children and their parents as they took part in the 5-kilometre Rainbow Run last weekend. Not only did they have to run for their lives but they had to negotiate five stations where they were showered with coloured powder. The first of the summer’s sporting events, the Rainbow Run will be followed by similar events in Balclutha next weekend, and Dunedin in November. The Wānaka event was won by 8-year-old Parker Collins of Wānaka who said he had been training hard.

Castle on the hill breaches rules Pat Deavoll

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he Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) has approved the build of a “castle on the hill,” despite planning rules for the subdivision that were laid down in the late 1990’s. Murray Frost managed the original Penrith subdivision with sections first on the market in 1997. “Part of that process and getting approval for it was that there were two Penrith zones agreed. One was residential of 1000 sq metres

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and the other was a large lot of 3000 square metres minimum. In addition, there was an area identified in conjunction with the Wānaka Environmental Society and the QLDC to protect the established views – the visual amenity line – if you were inside that line certain rules applied and if you were outside it, it was less restrictive “If you were inside, the key rules were that you couldn’t break the skyline; earthworks and native tree removal were very restricted, and the house couldn’t be seen from within 50m of the edge of the lake excluding. So basically the track around the lake was the area it couldn’t be seen from. “That’s since been interpreted to be screened

and difficult to see. Then there was a standard rule that applied throughout Penrith that no house could exceed 7m height.” Frost said the build in question (which was within the visual amenity line), exceeded the 7m in some places by 1.9m and breached the skyline from the entirety of Penrith Park Drive. QLDC also approved the owners to excavate 1900sq m, which in conjunction with removal of a lot of kanuka made it even more visible.” “They break three key rules that have a significant impact - the skyline; exceeding the height limit, and the build is clearly visible from around the lake. And that’s before the roof is

added,” Frost said. “Those rules have often been a challenge for everybody else who builds in a sensitive area but we have tried to accommodate this as best we can.” The council issued consent for the build in 2018 that identified the breaches as either minor or less than minor. For that reason, the build was not notified. The consent includes the stipulations: the house won’t break skyline from the track by the lake. And the height breach isn’t discernible outside of the site. This photo says otherwise Continued on page 3


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The grant will be used to implement a number of initiatives around Lake Dunstan.

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Funding for responsible camping at Lake Dunstan Pat Deavoll

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The Central Otago District Council (CODC) has received a grant of $191,800 from the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE) to support the management of responsible camping over the 2020/21 peak season. This year’s grant from MBIE will be used in partnership with Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) to implement a number of initiatives around Lake Dunstan. Central Otago District Council Chief Executive Sanchia Jacobs said she welcomed the support from Central Government. “This funding helps us to provide things like toilets and Wi-Fi, the latter which we use to track numbers of campers and deliver an education PHOTO: Pixabay programme around responsible camping. The Mount Aspiring College (MAC) Office Administrator Mandy Sherson said that the school usually saw a “very funding helps this all to occur without any extra small” jump in winter enrollment, with around five or six students joining the high school specifically for term 3 financial burden to the ratepayer.” skiing last year. This year’s programme will include the one is still with us,” she said. installation of temporary facilities at several Joanna Perry “We have had slightly more students starting locations. These include supplying portaloos and newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz and leaving over the past few months, and the continuation of the Wi-Fi service at Bendigo The start of winter each year sees a number of this may to some extent be due to Covid (but and Lowburn families arrive in Wānaka just for the ski season - some had already made plans to be elsewhere mostly so that budding snowsport athletes within prior to Covid). So, there is possibly a higher number of movements taking place around the the family can train. Parents enrol their children at some of the country (but some newcomers are also arriving local schools so that they can stay close to the in Wānaka).” Wānaka Primary School reported a greater mountains, and when the ski fields close, they drop in winter enrollment numbers this year. head off once again. But has the global pandemic, and with it the Enrolment Officer Katrina Kreft said that 9 uncertainties around international and national children joined the school for term 3, compared travel, had an impact on traditional student to approximately 20 last year. Wānaka’s newest school Te Kura O Take Kārara movement in the area? Mount Aspiring College (MAC) Office also reported that three children and two families Administrator Mandy Sherson said that the had joined them for term 3, but, as the school school usually saw a “very small” jump in winter had only opened this year, they were unable to enrollment, with around five or six students compare this to previous years. No new students had enrolled at Hāwea Flat joining the high school specifically for term 3 skiing last year. This year, they took on three new School this year, or at Holy Family School - which students for term 3. “Of those, two have left but does not take short-term enrollments.

There will also be vehicle counters at Pinders Pond and the four Lake Dunstan sites (Bendigo, Champagne Gully, Lowburn and Jacksons) Servicing and maintenance of campsites will include rubbish collection and toilet cleaning and additional septic tank servicing. There will also be education, monitoring and compliance including responsible camping surveys and data collection, minor signage upgrades and education and enforcement patrols. Work on implementing these initiatives is scheduled to start by November 1 in order to prepare for the peak season. CODC is also employing eight “responsible camping ambassadors” over the summer season to reduce the environmental effects of camping in the local Queenstown Lakes District. A Responsible Camping Ambassador’s role will be working in the warm months to protect, enhance and maintain conservation in the Queenstown Lakes District. Ambassadors will communicate with visitors on a daily basis at common camping sites in Queenstown and Wānaka. The focus will be on educating campers, monitoring and providing feedback on camping areas, and assisting with communication to enforcement officers as required.

No favour for Mt Iron development

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The applicaton for submissions for the six lot subdivision closed on Friday 8 October. Allenby Farms owns the 6974m square lot.

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An application to build houses on land on the western slopes of Mt Iron has been opposed by 24 out of 26 submitters. The applicaton for submissions for the six lot subdivision closed on Friday 8 October. Allenby Farms owns the 6974m square lot. Currently zoned low-density suburban residential, Queenstown Lakes District Council planned to rezone a large part of it to rural, aligning it with an Environment Court decision last year deeming Mt Iron an Outstanding Natural Feature (ONF) Many of the submissions opposing the application cited the ONF as well as the impacts THURSDAY 15.10.20 - WEDNESDAY 21.10.20

on views on the hill. Residents spokesperson Tony Marsh said the Resource Management Act identified the protection of outstanding natural features from subdivision and development as a matter of national importance. The proposed development would involve earthworks and removal of vegetation up to 30 metres above the existing houses, which would affect the surrounding views. The Upper Clutha Environmental Society (UCES) also opposed the application, saying: “The visual effects, amenity effects, effects on natural landscape values and cumulative effects of the development proposed, in the highly sensitive location it is proposed to be located within will be significant and adverse.” Only two submissions supported the application.

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Castle on the hill breaches rules

Last December the CBD went under water. The CBD property owners group is looking for answers.

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We need a flood response plan Pat Deavoll

The build in question exceeds the skyline by 1.9m from the entirety of Penrith Park Drive.

Continued from page 1 “And it’s that interpretation is frustrating because I and many others don’t consider them to be minor at all,” said Frost. “It’s a huge house with a footprint of over 500sqm and a mix of two and three stories high. It’s probably about a 900sqm concrete and glass house. At the moment what you see is a partially completed house which when the roof goes on will breach the skyline even more.” “This is pretty much a castle on top of the ridge and illustrates many things that were intended to be avoided by both the developer and Council when the rules were established,” Frost said. However, Frost said they weren’t slandering the owners; rather the criticism was directed at QLDC. It took several years to get approval for the Penrith subdivision and an important factor in

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the delay was getting agreement from the Wānaka Environmental Society and council planners, Frost said. “We fully supported the final rules because we wanted to protect the skyline and leave as much of the native foliage (manuka/kanuka ) as we could. We certainly didn’t want some monument sitting on top of the ridge. “To date that has worked really well and has done since the first section went on the market in 1997. “It’s just frustrating that QLDC has regarded what many residents see as blatant breaches of rules, particularly the skyline, as minor and not justifying public input. “But when you see this partially completed house perched on top of the ridge, it’s quite the castle on top of the hill.” The owners of the property could not be contacted.

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The CBD’s response plan needs an immediate update according to property owners in the middle of town. Wānaka CBD property owners’ group chair Roger Gardiner was critical of the council’s lack of impetus regarding the issue at a public forum last week. Gardiner referred to the floodwaters that inundated the foreshore last December saying it closed many businesses and that the QLDC had promised a debrief on the matter. QLDC had also promised an update on the flood response plan and an investigation into stormwater and sewerage infrastructure. “QLDC infrastructure personnel have basically been missing in action is our view,” he said. Gardiner said the closure of the CBD gave the impression the whole town was shut down and caused business losses in excess of $100,000. He continued by saying that although Otago civil defence and emergency management staff

had begun post-flood discussions, they were unable to take on flood mitigation. “That’s the responsibility of the council,” he said. “I suggest if businesses had been closed as a result of flooding in the Queenstown waterfront there would have been action taken by now and I think the council has dropped the ball in terms of following that up,” Gardiner said. “We need to look for a better way to reduce the impact of the floods.” Gardiner said discussions about reviewing the sandbagging protocols to keep the water from reaching the shops, ensuring the water pumps were up to the task, and using non-return valves on the sewerage system could keep the town centre open. “We’d like to see the council do its utmost to ensure the CBD continues to operate as best it can and avoid business closures.” Gardiner said his group asked that the QLDC does a flood response debrief; allocates staff to undergo research into improving infrastructure to mitigate the impact of floods, and commits to a timetable to get the work done.

Rabbits on the run Pat Deavoll

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Hidden Hills, Queensberry, Lowburn and Albert Town are about to see a blitz on rabbits, according to a paper on the regions rabbit problem put before the Otago Regional Council (ORC) yesterday. Manager biosecurity and rural liaison Andrea Howard said its biosecurity activities were undergoing a ‘‘transformation’’. The biosecurity team was at present resourced to deliver only a ‘‘light touch’’ response to implement the regional pest management plan, which affected the council’s ability to meet community expectations, she said. A fresh approach was now being made, and improvements included the recruitment of three additional fixed-term positions within the biosecurity team, two of which would focus exclusively on the pest programme, she said. Councillors were also asked to decide on the future ownership and use of the council’s rabbit control assets such as carrot cutters, mixers and bait feeders, and the building in which they were stored. Feral rabbits were an intractable burden to many of Otago’s communities, affecting environmental values including soil stability, land-use and conservation. Parts of Otago had experienced reasonably significant changes through intensification of land use in recent times, meaning more landowners were responsible for rabbit management. Increased urbanisation had also resulted in more rabbits being seen. This was set against a backdrop of increasingly diverse views amongst residents, and the wider community, regarding what methods of rabbit control were acceptable and what weren’t.

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Feral rabbits are an intractable burden to many of Otago’s communities.

A roll-out of further small-block projects was underway, with at least six community schemes being supported this financial year including Hidden Hills, Queensberry and Albert Town These projects were ‘resource-hungry’ and require time and effort. The extent to how much value ORC could add would be determined by resources and the landowner mindsets. To date, ORC’s role in facilitated small-block management initiatives had been to undertake property inspections, fund joint signage, organise and lead community meetings and provide administrative support between contractors and private landowners. This collaborative approach had also been used in a few other areas including Hawea and Cardrona. Changing communities, land-use patterns and attitudes, along with variable success rates of rabbit haemorrhagic disease (RHD) had therefore resulted in further complexities of an already difficult problem. THURSDAY 15.10.20 - WEDNESDAY 21.10.20

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A celebration of design, arts and excellence

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Toi—Schedule of Events Saturday 17 October

Sunday 18 October

9am - 4pm

Jane Sinclair 19 Mountain View Road Cost: Free

An open studio with local fine artist Jane Sinclair specializing in pallet knife painting. See the artistic process and view work.

9am - 4pm

Jane Sinclair 19 Mountain View Road Cost: Free

An open studio with local fine artist Jane Sinclair specialising in pallet knife painting. See the artistic process and view work.

9am - 11am

Susie Ruddenklau 5 Gunn Road, Albert Town Cost: $50 incl materials

Susie is a local favourite watercolour artist, opening her garden studio for an exclusive two-hour workshop. To book, email susieruddenklau@gmail.com

10am - 4pm

Lipsky & Sons 3 Mountain View Drive Cost: Free

10am - 9pm

Lipsky & Sons 3 Mountain View Drive Cost: Free

Local photographers Mickey Ross, Jodie James, and Nat Symonds exhibit at the beautiful and rustic Lipsky and Sons restaurant all weekend long. Opening night on Friday will feature nibbles from 5-7pm.

Local photographers Mickey Ross, Jodie James, and Nat Symonds exhibit at the beautiful and rustic Lipsky and Sons restaurant all weekend long. Opening night on Friday will feature nibbles from 5-7pm.

10am - 4pm

Alice Herald The Precinct Cost: Free

Alice Herald presents storytelling through fine jewels. View the Diamond Couture Collections, on display all weekend long.

10am - 4pm

Alice Herald The Precinct Cost: Free

Alice Herald presents storytelling through fine jewels. View the Diamond Couture Collections, on display all weekend long.

10.30am 11.30am

Sunday morning design stories over mimosas. Hear from new designers to Wanaka and how to create for the world. Featuring Studio Acht and Kester Black.

10am - 5pm

Toi Busking Busker Square

Come and support our talented local artists and musicians at Buskers Square in front of Kai Whaka Pai. Don’t forget to bring a few coins to throw into the hat.

Design Panel Lipsky and Sons, 3 Mountain View Drive Cost: Free

10am - 4pm

Revology The Precinct Cost: $20

Revology believes that designing out obsolescence, reducing our footprint and using renewable material is the gold standard of retail today. Join the team for a repurpose workshop in-store. Book via email contact@revology.co.nz

Melanie Craig 44 Helwick Street Cost: Free

Benchtop, timbers, metals, glassworks, tiles wallpaper, fabric. It’s all here in our large architectural studio. Come play and create your own mood board without sampling on our huge workhorse.

11am - 2pm

Kym Beaton Art Wanaka Arts Centre Cost: Free

An open studio with local portrait and mixed media artist Kym Beaton. Meet the artist herself and get up close and personal with the painting process.

10am 12.30pm

On Point by Melanie Craig 40 Helwick Street Cost: Free

Cooking’s a piece of cake if everything’s within easy reach. Touch, play, listen and learn where to spend when designing a kitchen and where to save. Transform your kitchen.

11am - 12pm

On Point by Melanie Craig 40 Helwick Street Cost: Free

Be guided through our latest furniture collection. Play with the different fills and fabrics. Your knowledge bank will be filled.

11am - 3.30pm

Cakes of Wanaka Cake Design Showcase The Precinct. Cost: Free

Stop looking at cakes on Instagram and learn the skills! Join Clare of Cakes of Wanaka for a four-tiered cake decorating demonstration.

11am - 1pm

Robert Anderson 61 McDougall Street Cost: Free

11am - 2pm

Kym Beaton Art Wanaka Arts Centre Cost: Free

An open studio with local portrait and mixed media artist Kym Beaton. Meet the artist herself and get up close and personal with the painting process.

An open studio with local landscape artist Robert Anderson. A renowned local landscape artist who has been painting Wanaka and the surrounding districts for over 40 years. His preferred mediums are watercolour and oil.

12pm

Perriam 20 Helwick Street Cost: Free

Beginner and intermediate knitting class with lunch time Quartz Reef. Learn new stitches and techniques. Bring along projects that you need help with from our master knitter.

Cakes of Wanaka High Tea The Precinct Cost: $35

Sundays are for tea drinking. Join Cakes of Wanaka for high tea in the Precinct. Book via www.cakesofwanaka.co.nz

2pm - 4pm

Originz 139 Ardmore Street Cost: Free

Meet the makers. Meet incredible crafters from Still Stone greenstone, Hyde and Seek handcrafted leather goods and Laser Studio mutli-layered art.

Local jewellery artist Amy Bixby welcomes visitors into her Amy Bixby Jewelery 1 Ewing Place, Albert Town workshop gallery in Albert Town where you can peruse and purchase her jewellery that she creates on site. Cost: Free

2pm

Step into Wanaka’s newest fashion store for a capsule styling workshop and demonstration.

Amy Bixby Jewelery 1 Ewing Place, Albert Town Cost: Free

Local jewellery artist Amy Bixby welcomes visitors into her workshop gallery in Albert Town where you can peruse and purchase her jewellery that she creates on site.

DEVáL The Precinct Cost: Free

3pm

Sundays are for tea drinking. Join Cakes of Wanaka for high tea in the Precinct. Book via www.cakesofwanaka.co.nz

2pm

47 Frocks 47 Helwick Street Cost: Free

Meet Sara Munro designer and owner of New Zealand fashion label Company of Strangers. Sara will be in store all day to discuss styling and her design process, join us from 2pm for bubbles and nibbles.

Cakes of Wanaka High Tea The Precinct Cost: $35

2pm

DEVáL The Precinct Cost: Free

Step into Wanaka’s newest fashion store for a capsule styling workshop and demonstration.

2pm - 4pm

Melanie Craig 44 Helwick Street Cost: Free

Wallpaper no mess no fuss.. transforms a room within hours. Be guided through our huge wallpaper library of 18 years of collecting. Wallpaper dating back to the 18th Century.

3pm - 4pm

Wilson & Dorset 53 Helwick Street Cost: Free

Meet the owners of Wilson & Dorset, share a spot of wine and discover how their passion for natural fibre propels their business. Learn how you can make your home your haven with exquisite homegrown sheepskin.

3pm - 4pm

Revology The Precinct Cost: $20

Revology believes that designing out obsolescence, reducing our footprint and using renewable material is the gold standard of retail today. Join the team for a repurpose workshop in-store. Book via email contact@revology.co.nz

4pm - 6pm

Plant Collective & Plant Doctor The Precinct Cost: Free

Are your plants looking sad? Yellowing or browning? Bring your plant babies in the shop (or simply bring photos) and let the Plant Doctors sort out your leafy greens. Workshop includes a Q&A, hands-on care tips, repotting advice, pest ID and spag moss poles.

5pm - 6.30pm

Common People 18 Dunmore Street

Meet the designer of Common People’s bags and accessories whilst enjoying an epic pre-party vibe with music and drinks.

7pm - late

A Conversation of Timeless Design Urban Grind Cost: $25

Toi’s first Design Panel Conversation between local designers Alice Herald, Ed Cruikshank, Alex Guichard and Britt Davies. Cost includes drinks and nibbles. To book email enquire@aliceherald.com

10am - 11am

12pm-2pm

1pm - 2pm

2pm - 5pm

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The riverside slip is barricaded both ends.

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Repairs to Fisherman’s track coming soon Pat Deavoll

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Otago Regional Council will be starting works to repair the flood damage upstream of the Albert Town Bridge in early October, weather permitting. During the construction period, both the upper and lower tracks upstream of the bridge along the rock buttress (bank), and access to the Clutha River from 76 Alison Avenue (known as Fisherman’s Track) will be closed. It is anticipated the construction work will be completed by Christmas, by which time both tracks will reopen, with the lower track being wider and more stable. “The repair work is essential to the structural integrity of the bank and the properties above it, so it is important to ensure the repairs are robust for future high flow events,” said ORC Manager Engineering, Michelle Mifflin. “We’re taking a do it once and do it well approach.” ORC has appointed local firm Jolly Earthworks Limited, together with their subcontractor Paul Smith Earthmoving, as contractors to undertake this work. They have experience with rock placement in “challenging environments” including the Timaru Wharf reclamation, Oamaru coastal

protection and inriver work for KiwiRail. These works will be commenced under emergency works provisions, to address concerns around the stability of the steep scarp slope, while the consent application process is well underway. ORC apologises in advance for the inconvenience of this closure. The work is essential for the safety and wellbeing of the community. When the Sun approached ORC, we received a reply from Michelle Mifflin, Manager Engineering. “Resource consent applications for the works have been lodged with the Otago Regional Council and Queenstown Lakes District Council. These are essential flood damage repair works, not an upgrade to the existing track. “The works are being undertaken as emergency works because of the ongoing slipping at the steep scarp slope, which has necessitated work beginning before the consent applications have been fully processed. “The resource consent applications are currently being processed and several affected parties have been identified. In addition to this process, every effort has been made to notify local residents of the proposed repairs through three information mail-outs and an open dropin session.”

Family heartened by siting of debris Pat Deavoll

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The family of missing Southland man Lochie Bellerby is heartened by the news that "significant debris" from the capsized Gulf Livestock 1 ship has turned up on the Tokara Islands off the coast of Japan. The ship left New Zealand in mid-August carrying 5800 cows to Tangshan on China's eastern coast. Three people from the ship were found after the capsize but only two of survived. Last Friday, the Bellerby family said in a statement they were hopeful of there being "signs of life" following the sighting of debris. "The debris was found following a privately funded search of the Tokara Islands, a chain of 12 small islands of which seven were inhabited. "The debris includes a canopy of a Viking life-raft, a life ring, a single blue boot, several deceased cows, and three orange barrels strapped together." The family who had been contributing to funding a private search stated it had cost about NZ$54,000 of donated money on fixed-wing flights and NZ$81,000 on helicopter flyovers. The search by satellite would continue and, last weekend, a privately-funded aircraft search happened at Amami Islands.

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Stings and Bows - violinists performed at the ReNew Art Showcase in Queenstown last weekend.

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The butterfly effect by Louise Parker and Debbie Townsend.

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Wānaka-ites are in for a treat this Friday and Saturday nights when the RenewArt 2020 Creative Community Showcase comes to town. Held at the Queenstown Events Centre last weekend, it's now Wānaka's turn. The event will feature twenty visual artists and 21 performing arts groups across 17 discipline including dance, painting, music, sculpture, theatre, photography, aerial performance, jewellery, comedy, film, light installations, pencil, fire dance and ceramics. With one mutual theme of "renewal" the event in Wānaka this weekend is set to reunite the community through the power of arts and culture. Three Lakes Cultural Trust general manager Jo Brown said the idea behind RenewArt was to create uplifting events to be enjoyed by the entire district post-Covid-19, while also enabling a paid work opportunity for local artists. "Our artists have done it hard over the Covid-19 period," she said. "The RenewArt Creative Community

Showcase provides an opportunity to support the incredible artistic talent we have right here in our region," she said. "We understand that this is the first time an event like this, offering the work of so many different performing and visual artists has ever taken place in our district and we are very excited to present it." Last weekend's event in Queenstown was a standout, sold-out success, she said, and the Wānaka event this weekend is also sold out. But there is the opportunity over three days to visit the visual artist's work in the Wānaka Community Centre, and she hopes many residents will take this opportunity. Of last weekend's event in Queenstown, Brown said: "It was extraordinary, there is no other word for it. The breadth of talent we saw on the stage and in the artwork was incredible. "We exceeded everybody's expectations. The event manager did an incredible job of transforming a basketball court into something that looked like Te Papa. A beautifully staged exhibit. The lighting and sound and staging was first class. It was sold out both nights. "And we are represented by every area, Wānaka, Hawea, Cardrona, Albert Town…"

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Debris from the capsized Gulf Livestock 1 ship has turned up on the Tokara Islands off the coast of Japan.

"The families are working with maritime experts to identify the items and other potential areas of interest." The information collected had been passed on to the Japanese Coast Guard by Australian authorities. "The Bellerby family are calling on the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs for official diplomatic support with the Japanese Coast Guard while the window of survivability remains possible." Lucy Bellerby, Lochie Bellerby’s mother, lives in Wānaka.

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In response to our post: A Rob Roy Lane residents' group is encouraging other Wānaka locals to oppose a proposed development going ahead on Mt Iron.

Joe: There are enough homes there now. The Mount Iron walk is iconic and certainly needs to be preserved like a lot of things in Wānaka . It's not always about money!

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Yes, it’s a shock, but according to global expert in agricultural and forestry carbon mitigation Dr Carly Green, the Queenstown Lakes District has a high level of greenhouse gas emissions compared to other parts of New Zealand. Globally we are one of the highest emitters due to the amount of waste we accumulate, our reliance on motorised transport and the fact that we are an agricultural region, she said. “We have very old landfills, and there is a limit to what can be done about these, but QLDC is working to address this. We are large emitters through transport because of our heavy reliance on cars. We should be thinking of other means of getting around town at the very least. And we have a large agricultural sector that provides food not just for New Zealand but for the rest of the world- there is a lot of emission from this. And we have a massive number of tourists into the area which uses fuel and produces waste, and that adds to our ratepayer accumulation because that is how emissions are recorded.” As part of the WAO Reset Summit October 27 – November 1 Green will be running a workshop for Wānaka individuals and businesses. “This practical workshop has been set up to demystify carbon and start businesses on the path to reduction and mitigation,” Green said. The session will focus on providing useful tools to enable businesses, farmers and growers to undertake initial estimates of on-farm and

Dr Carly Green

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operation emissions and mitigation potential. Given the costs of environmental monitoring, the workshop will provide a cost-effective way to enable businesses to take control and get the right tools to monitor emissions.” “I think we need to do something and people in Wānaka are open to this but don’t know what to do. The workshop is designed to show people it’s not so hard and they can make a change,” said Green. The workshop will discuss how things are happening globally with emissions. There will be some discussion- question and answer- about the topics of climate change and greenhouse emissions. “So, individuals, businesses and agriculture- we are going to talk about how you measure greenhouse emissions from these sectors, “Green said. “Then we are going to do calculations from an excel spreadsheet so people can make their own estimations. They will walk away with some idea of their impact.”

Neil: I would be furious if I bought and built a house on one of those sections backing onto Mt Iron. The owners will have been cheated and completely misled if this is allowed.

Andy: Allenby Farms has been around for decades, they allow millions of people to utilise the Mt Iron walking track (over their land) A couple of extra homes, come on?

Jacky: Can't let this happen.

Cheryl: Are you surprised?

In response to our post: Quite the journey for advanced party candidate

Jill: Are these the tin foil hat people?

Bev: A great article Heather!

Lindsay: I'm really disappointed that you ran this interview @Wanaka Sun. These people are peddling conspiracy theories in the name of politics, and are very dangerous preying on the vulnerable in society. The rise of these anti-establishment conspiracists worldwide is extremely alarming, and has no place in Aotearoa NZ and certainly not in our wonderful community. In response to our post: Heather Meri Pennycook, who lives in Wānaka, has recently decided to stand for the newly formed Advance New Zealand Party for Waitaki in the upcoming election.

Athol: Advance NZ Party, the Jamie Lee Ross, Billy TK Jnr party, anti 5G, they think that Covid 19 is a hoax, we should stop the quarantine , stop with lockdowns , open the country up to the world ? Crikey Noooooooo!

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Troy Allan for New Suicide prevention roadshow for construction workers Conservatives arriving in your town STAFF REPORTER

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For the past few months, the Sun has been profiling the candidates standing for the Waitaki electorate. For our final profile, we interviewed Troy Allan, who is standing for the New Conservative Party. So why did you decide to get into politics? Over the last few years, I've been concerned about the trajectory our nation is on. The reasons for this include the negative social statistics of broken families, suicide, crime, the massive increase in generational debt and the continual erosion of New Zealand's ownership of strategic assets. I include the breakdown of democracy, the separatism and division that is sweeping the land. And the broken education system teaching a revisionist version of history that is training a whole generation of children to hate themselves and their heritage. There is also a growing culture of victimhood, entitlement and socialist ideology, and the ever-encroaching UN driven mandates and control. These all point to a future that is pretty dark for New Zealand if we don't change the trajectory we are on now. So what change is needed? We've got to change some things. We cannot keep doing what we've always done and expect a different result. Let me be clear. The last three years have brought an unprecedented rate of change. But the slide to the left of the political spectrum by both major parties has been going on for decades and both are at fault. You couldn't put a cigarette paper between them. Now it seems like National is where Labour was when I first started voting; left of centre. It's time to do something different, to get involved and make a positive change for all New Zealanders. Why the New Conservative Party? I chose to work with New Conservatives because they understand the timeless principles that make nations successful. They will not go out to "buy" votes. They will not engage in the "lollipop politics" that the parties play to try to win votes. New Conservatives choose a policy based on what is best for the country. The New Conservatives approach has been on our website for months. Nothing is hidden, and we do not play games in the media with the "surprise" rollout of a "special" policy used to counter what the other guy did last week. They all copy it when it suits. Don't settle for cheap imitators. So what is your vision? I couldn't stand by any longer and watch our nation descend into a Venezuela or China. I don't want to have to say to my grandchildren when they ask me "what did you do in 2020 grandad?" that I did nothing. So I have chosen to stand with New Conservative. They are the only party that I can see that has the understanding to turn the boat around and bring the political consciousness of the nation back to the "centre" instead of the extreme far (alt) left ideological mandate our country is being governed by at present. What are the core policies of the New Conservative Party? The two fundamental policies of New Conservatives are: 1) Binding Citizens Referendum- we want democracy back because right now we have a communist running the country. Democracy is our core policy. And 2) That every law in the country will be passed under the Legislative Standards Act. These are our two non-negotiables.

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Troy Allan: The NZ Labour/Greens/NZ First coalition government has again heralded it's dangerous push towards further restrictions on free speech.

How do you see the current government? The NZ Labour/Greens/NZ First coalition government has again heralded their incredibly dangerous push towards further restrictions on free speech. New Conservatives, first and foremost responder in the attacks on free speech since the current government took power in 2017, identifies Ms Ardern's words as the latest announcement to remove the most critical freedom we have as New Zealanders. Ms Ardern, in responding to questions around freedom of speech has said, "We do have … provisions that deal with hate speech, discrimination, around people's different identities but religion hasn't been included in that." She then stated: "My view is, that does need to change." What other current matters do you have a position on? Other current things we stand by? The new Fresh Water Management legislation became law on August 5, 2020, and parts of the policy are impractical, with changes already being undertaken to try and improve it. It is clumsy, heavy-handed and will require most farmers to get a consent for winter grazing which could well be a waste of time as it appears that farmers will still need to meet the same criteria that require them to get consent in the first place. And New Conservatives believe that game animals must be treated as the valuable resource that underpins a buoyant commercial sector which contributes significantly to our economy and supports hundreds of Kiwi jobs. Hunting is embedded in our national psyche, our culture, and our heritage. It attracts diverse people from across New Zealand who appreciate the wild game as a valuable and healthy protein for hunters, their families, and communities. What issues does Wānaka face right now as you see it? By far, the biggest issue is COVID recovery. We have a $50 billion expense and nothing to show for it except a broken economy, generations of debt for our children, and all the severe ramifications of that. New Conservatives has a comprehensive COVID Recovery Plan, and a significant part of that involves workers and housing. New Conservatives lower taxes policy calculator is in that plan. This policy alone will provide a $10 billion boost to our economy without borrowing. Tourism is an integral part of the local economy. To keep that going our policy of no more lockdowns will be vital as we continue to evaluate the best way forward to open the country up again.

Wānaka’s construction industry workers are being invited to a free national roadshow on November 24 that will feature training in suicide prevention. The roadshow is visiting 34 towns and cities across New Zealand. The construction industry has the highest suicide rate of any commercial sector in the country. The suicide prevention training is offered by MATES in Construction, an industry group established by the construction industry specifically to free provide suicide prevention training to industry employees. MATES chief executive Victoria McArthur said the MATES programme is designed to encourage everyone in the construction industry to work together to actively support each other on and off-site when work and life challenges become unbearable. She said the increase in demand for construction work in recent years, and the incredible pressures to meet deadlines while adhering to tight budgets had created a working environment that takes its toll on workers at an alarming rate. The national roadshow, which is delivered by Building Skills Maintenance, will cover a range of construction industry topics and is free to all workers across the residential, commercial and civil sectors of the industry. The suicide prevention training will cover

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Slade McFarland (left) with fellow Mates Field Officer, Richie Hepi.

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Central Otago Pinot Gris among Top 50

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After new speed limit signs appeared without warning last week, QLDC announced they would be releasing “further communications on the matter in the coming days.”

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This year, an independent panel of 18 experts chaired by Jim Harré assembled across four regional hubs in Auckland, Hawke’s Bay, Marlborough and Central Otago to judge more than 1,200 wines from New Zealand and overseas.

Joanna Perry

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Local vineyards Mt. Difficulty and Prophet’s Rock were among those listed in the 2020 New World Wine Awards Top 50 on October 5. The competition has a unique consumer focus – all entries must retail for under $25 and have enough bottles available to meet the demands of shoppers nationwide. The Top 50 wines are determined by an independent panel of experts who ‘blind’ taste the entries. This year, an independent panel of 18 experts chaired by Jim Harré assembled across four regional hubs in Auckland, Hawke’s Bay, Marlborough and Central Otago to judge more than 1,200 wines from New Zealand and overseas. The 2020 list includes a wide range of gold medal wines, from classic favourites like Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir, to an increasing number of ‘emerging wines’ like Albariño, Malbec and Tempranillo. Harré said that his year’s entries

also showed the growing popularity of sparkling wine in New Zealand, rising by more than 30 per cent to well over 100 wines. This year’s Otago winners were both for Pinot Gris entries, with the 2019 Roaring Meg Pinot Gris by Mt. Difficulty and the 2020 Rocky Point Pinot Gris by Prophet’s Rock each awarded 95 points out of 100. Mt. Difficulty Chief Winemaker Matt Dicey said this was a “nice independent verification that Pinot Gris does very well in Central Otago” something that is gradually becoming clearer to a “louder, broader audience.” He recalled that the vineyard had been producing Pinot Gris since 1999, but had previously only made the Top 50 list with a Riesling - their Pinot Noirs tended to “pop out of the price band,” he said. 30 years on, Dicey said that the winning 2019 vintage had been cooler than usual, which had locked in “great aromatic flavours and intensity” and added “a natural backbone of acidity” to the wine.

40 signs are here Joanna Perry

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A number of 40 km/h speed limit signs appeared around Wānaka last week with no prior warning from the Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC). The changes in “urban traffic areas” of Wānaka were recommended following the adoption of a new Speed Limits Bylaw in 2019 - under which other speed reductions, such as those on Ballantyne Road and Aubrey Road, were made earlier this year. The proposal to slow down driving speeds in urban traffic areas of Wānaka has been controversial since it was first proposed last year, with former deputy mayor Lyal Cocks stating that over the two periods of public and community feedback on permanent speed changes in 2019 and 2020, there were 152 submissions in opposition, and 80 in support. QLDC stated at the time that staged changes to speed limits would be communicated to

the public “well ahead of time, to educate drivers of the speeds they would be traveling at in certain areas,” but communication was only released from the Council on the latest additions yesterday. These changes affect local urban areas including Albert Town, Wānaka, Cardrona Village, and Lake Hāwea, where speed limits will change from 50 km/h to 40 km/h. Work to install new signage began on October 6 and is scheduled to be completed in these areas by October 23. QLDC General Manager Property and Infrastructure, Peter Hansby, reminded drivers to keep an eye out for the changes as they appeared across the district. “Reducing the speeds in these areas will make a big difference in improving the safety of our roads for all users such as school children, pedestrians, cyclists, horse riders, heavy vehicles, commuters and visitors. “Please take care and stay alert wherever you’re driving. Make sure you’re checking signs and driving to the correct speed limit,” he said.

The search for ‘the perfect woman’ continues Pat Deavoll

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Could you be the “perfect woman?” Then don’t hold back from entering the Luggate Hotel Perfect Woman Competition, held annually on Labour Weekend, October 24-25. More than 20 women from throughout the South Island have already signed up, but organisers are hoping more locals will put their hands up. A successful fundraiser since 2002, almost $8000 was raised last year and donated to a cancer charity. This year the money raised will be donated to the ever-diligent Wānaka Search and Rescue (SAR). Member of the organising team Rowena ‘Jana’ Burgess said organisers wanted to keep the money local and acknowledge the amount of

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work Wānaka SAR does. The organisation, which never bills its rescues, needs money for equipment, training, internet, radio and satellite communications and the essentials like rates, insurance and power. Day one of the competition will have contestants indoors completing a rotation of surprise challenges. Ten finalists will be chosen to compete in day two’s more rigorous challenges, which include jet boating, car racing and flying a helicopter. There will be live music at the hotel on Saturday night and open karaoke on Sunday. An auction will be held on Sunday where bets can be placed on the top ten finalists. Individuals or syndicates can wager as much as they’d like on their personal odds-on favourite, and if that woman does win, the prize money is split between those making a bet and Wānaka SAR.

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Superstar of the year

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The Snow Sports NZ Annual Awards were held at the Lake Wānaka Centre last Saturday, and the winners were as follows: • Instructor of the Year – Rowan Pemberton (Queenstown) • Men’s Masters Ski Racing Champion – Perry Coulter (Queenstown) • Women’s Masters Ski Racing Champion – Bonny Teat (Wānaka) • Breakthrough Season – Margaux Hackett (Wānaka), Freeski Slopestyle & Big Air • Coach of the Year – Chris Knight (Christchurch), Alpine Ski Racing • Cross Country Athlete of the Year – Campbell Wright (Wānaka) • Alpine Ski Racer of the Year – Alice Robinson (Queenstown) • Adaptive Snow Sports Athlete of the Year – Corey Peters (New Plymouth) • Snowboarder of the Year – Zoi Sadowski-Synnott (Wānaka) • Freeskier of the Year – Nico Porteous (Wānaka) • Freeride Athlete of the Year – Craig Murray (Wānaka) & Jess Hotter (Ohakune) • Overall Athlete of the Year – Alice Robinson, Alpine Ski Racing Snow Sports NZ Communications Manager Britt Hawes said it had been “another hugely successful year” despite Covid-19 cutting the Northern season short. Queenstown-based Alpine Ski Racer Alice Robinson,Overall Athlete of the Year, opened the season with a historical win in Austria at the Soelden Giant Slalom World Cup in October 2019, becoming the youngest person ever to win a World Cup at this venue before going on to win

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Jonet Warhurst, Marketing and Fundraising Manager for the Cancer Society of New Zealand, Otago & Southland Division, said Lochie was their “fundraising superstar for 2020 and the youngest supporter ever to raise this much money.” The total raised now stands at $10***.

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Snowboarder of the Year Zoi Sadowski-Synnott won her second Winter X Games gold medal in Snowboard Slopestyle in Norway in March this year.

her second Giant Slalom World Cup in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia in February 2020. Snowboarder of the Year Zoi Sadowski-Synnott won her second Winter X Games gold medal in Snowboard Slopestyle in Norway in March this year, and Margaux Hackett (Breakthrough Season Winner) had two fourth place finishes at Freeski Big Air World Cups in the 2019/2020 Northern Hemisphere Season. Hackett said she was “honoured to receive the award,” which she dedicated to “everyone that I’ve crossed paths with that has supported me, believed in me and helped me along the way.”

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Lessons from a beginner Joanna Perry

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With summer well on the way, we find ourselves hurtling towards the end of the ski season. This doesn’t seem fair to me - snowboarding only started being fun about a month ago - but fortunately I have many memories of my first snowboarding season to look back on. They’re not all good - I don’t think crying in a toilet or triple-layering bruises on your knees can ever be good - but they’ve all taught me something, and maybe they can teach others something, too. If you’re thinking you might give snowboarding a go next winter, here are my top five tried and true lessons for a beginner, from a beginner: 1. Make sure you’re facing the right way. It sounds simple, but I spent the first three weeks of winter convinced I was goofy, only to find that everything suddenly got a lot easier when I rode left foot forward. 2. Use equipment that’s right for you. Free stuff is great, and I would never have even started snowboarding if it wasn’t for it, but if your boots are too big or your board is far too small and bendy, you won’t get better. 3. Master the basic steps of a turn. Repeat them again and again. Chant them on

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Lochie Win, from Cromwell, set out at the beginning of this season to ski 40 days to mark Cardrona’s 40th birthday and raise money for the Cancer Society, who supported his mum when she underwent treatment for cancer two years ago. Last Friday, the incredible six-year-old started day 40 in style with a helicopter ride organised by Aspiring Helicopters - during which, unbelievably, his fundraising total hit $10,000 - followed by an award ceremony with the Cancer Society at Cardrona. Jonet Warhurst, Marketing and Fundraising Manager for the Cancer Society of New Zealand, Otago & Southland Division, said Lochie was their “fundraising superstar for 2020 and the youngest supporter ever to raise this much money.” Initially written for $10,000, the large cheque brought up for Lochie to present the Cancer Society with was edited twice before the presentation even started at 10:30am as donations kept rolling in - and the total raised now stands at $10***. Lochie was four when mum Rebecca was diagnosed with a rare malignant adrenal tumour on Valentine’s day 2018. Dad Luke recalled “we tried to keep Lochie as sheltered as possible, but he found out more and more as it went on.” The Cancer Society was extremely supportive during the family’s difficult time, so when Lochie first said he wanted to ski for 40 days to celebrate Cardrona’s 40th birthday this year, and it was suggested he could raise some money from it, his first choice of beneficiary was the Cancer Society. Lochie said it was “my way of saying thank you to the Cancer Society for helping my mum when she got sick.” He had been getting up at 5:30am all winter to get his 40 days in - completing 560

runs and covering over 100,000 vertical metres. Mum Rebecca was impressed at the “dedication” Lochie had shown for the whole winter, despite some “miserable weather” in the middle, and dad Luke said he was “forever proud” of his son and “couldn’t wait to see who he would become.” After his amazing achievement, Lochie was also invited to speak at the Naylor Love Cancer Society Masquerade Ball on Saturday night. “He had so much fun,” said his dad. “He just loved it. We had a real job getting him off the dance floor at midnight.” Lochie has gathered a huge amount of support on his journey, from Cardrona staff and local businesses to national news outlets. When asked what his next challenge would be, he was quick to say he’d like to ski for 100 days next winter. You can still donate to his fundraiser until the end of this week at: www.givealittle.co.nz/fundraiser/ lochies-40-days-skiing-for-cardronas-40th-to-raise.

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Take a break, refocus, and start again. It totally, absolutely, completely pays off.

your way to work. Use them every single time. Then, one day, you won’t have to think about them. 4. It’s bad luck to call your last run. I learnt this the hard way - literally. 5. It’s okay to cry in the toilet (or elsewhere). Learning to snowboard, especially as an adult, can be super frustrating. It hurts, it’s not always clear what you’re doing wrong, and, oftentimes, there are herds of 6-yearolds doing it better than you. Take a break, refocus, and start again. It totally, absolutely, completely pays off.

Mum Rebecca was impressed at the “dedication” Lochie had shown for the whole winter, rain or shine, and dad Luke said he was “forever proud” of his son and “couldn’t wait to see who he would become.”

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Over the past few months, we have profiled the candidates for the Waitaki electorate. Now that D-day is approaching, and in case you didn't get a chance to read those profiles, here is a brief precis on each candidate. Then don't forget to vote! Sean Beamish ACT Beamish said the ACT party values were very much aligned with his own. It's a case of individual freedom and the responsibility that goes along with that, he said. "Free-market economics and small governments staying out of people's lives are a big part of this. "In particular, at the start of the campaign, we didn't know the coronavirus was going to happen. At the same time, it was still about the Government letting the private sector get on and succeed rather than taking too much control over what's happening and dictating to them what the recovery should look like." Jacqui Dean National Priorities for Dean included keeping pressure on the Government on its failure of Kiwibuild in Wānaka, advocating for infrastructure funding and ensuring locals were well represented in Wellington. She is passionate about the conservation issues facing the Waitaki electorate such as wallabies, wilding pines and rabbits. "The Government has betrayed farmers with its decision to rewrite the rules around management of the South Island High Country,"

Dean said. Liam Wairepo Labour Twenty-one-year old Wairepo said the Labour Party was the one that was helping people, the working class, and so that's why he decided to stand. "At the moment, the biggest frustration that I hear is that the district doesn't have a team advocate. So that's the point I want to make- I want to advocate for the community in parliament. It doesn't matter what side of the fence you sit on; the MP is there to represent the whole electorate, not just the people who vote for them." Anthony Odering NZ First "The world is in strife," Odering said. "Everyone paints a rosy picture because everyone wants to get votes. But the reality is that the world is in a dire position and we need to have a centric government and this is why New Zealand First is required by the country. New Zealand First can take away the excesses of the left and the excesses of the right and take that substantial common-sense middle ground where ordinary New Zealanders reside, he said. Dr Sampsa Kiuru Greens Kiuru said we need to address climate change first and foremost. Then the other thing is our natural environment- we need to do more to protect our biodiversity. "And the last thing is- I have the best job in the world serving the rural community, and we have beautiful rural communities. I think in the long term in about 20 years; the Green Party will offer the best livable situations for our rural communities. "I am very involved in rural communities and

Sean Beamish is the ACT Party candidate for the Waitaki electorate.

I think the Green Party is the best for them." Troy Allan New Conservatives The slide to the left of the political spectrum by both major parties has been going on for decades, and both are at fault, Allan said. "You couldn't put a cigarette paper between them. Now it seems like National is where Labour was when I first started voting; left of centre. It's time to do something different, to get involved and make a positive change for all New Zealanders. "New Conservatives is the only party that I can see that has the understanding to turn the boat around and bring the political consciousness of the nation back to the "centre" instead of the extreme far (alt) left ideological mandate our country is being governed by at present." Heather Meri Pennycook Advance New Zealand "Advance New Zealand believes in a New Zealand that stands up for our nation's freedom and sovereignty, forging ahead as an independent country delivering high-quality public services, investing in infrastructure to create jobs and better prosperity for citizens, and providing solutions for our economic, social

Anthony Odering is standing for New Zealand First.

and environmental well-being. "Pennycook said. " I have a passion for social justice and looking at what's happening; I want to stand up and fight, for instance, for the farmers who are being hammered by the new legislation. I want to see fairness and accountability." Daniel Shand Independent Daniel Shand has approached politics very differently. "I don't have policies as much as ideals," he said. "I believe in a more accurate representation of the public. I want to talk to the electorate and get to know what they want. Politicians always seem to be telling people what to do. Instead, they should listen as the representative of their electorate. With that in mind, I have been asking people in the electorate if they feel like they are accurately represented. Or they are being told what to do. But I feel a representative is responsible for helping the public with service - that is their first duty. For example the maternity issue here in Wānaka. A representative must also engage with the public democratically and represent their view.

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Are you ready to vote?

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Election day is just a few days away – Saturday 17 October – which means that it’s important to make sure you get your vote counted. If you haven’t already done so, you’re going to have to head out to your nearest polling station before they close at 7 pm on Saturday. Use these steps to ensure that your voice is heard in the election and the two referendums: 1. Locate your closest polling station: A number of polling stations have already been open across the region since October 3, however, there will be more locations open the closer we get to election day. These are the locations which are open over the next few days: Lake Hāwea: Lake Hāwea Community Centre, 28 Myra Street. Saturday 17 October 9am - 7pm Luggate: Luggate Hall, 54 Main Road. Saturday 17 October 9am - 7pm Tarras: Tarras Primary School, 2612 TarrasCromwell Road. Saturday 17 October 9am - 7pm Wānaka: Lake Wānaka Centre, Armstrong Room, 89 Ardmore Street. Thursday 15 October 10am - 6pm and Friday 16 October 10am - 3pm Presbyterian Community Church Centre, 91 Tenby Street. Saturday 17 October 9am - 7pm Te Kura O Take Kārara, 3 Grace Wright Drive. Saturday 17 October 9am - 7pm Wānaka Primary School hall, 7 Ironside Drive. Saturday 17 October 9am - 7pm

2. What to bring? You are asked to bring a pen (however there will also be pens available), and either your EasyVote card or another form of ID. Those who registered for EasyVote cards will be able to use their card to make voting a faster experience this year, allowing election workers to more easily find voters’ names on the electoral roll. If you didn’t register for an EasyVote card, you may use other ID, but this will take slightly longer. Once you’ve received your voting papers, you will be led to a voting booth. 3. Keep COVID safe Despite the current alert level one restrictions, all voters are asked to adhere to some social distancing rules to minimise any COVID-19 related risks. This will involve election workers managing queues to ensure physical distancing, as well as providing sanitiser before you receive your voting papers. If you aren’t enrolled to vote, you may also do this on election day. An election worker will guide you through the form. If you enrolled after the roll was printed, are voting away from your home electorate, or are on the unpublished roll, you may need to cast a special declaration vote. You will also be helped to do this with an election worker. Additionally, you may bring someone along to vote with you if you require assistance marking your papers. This person can: go to the voting screen with you; read out the words and information on the voting papers, and mark the voting papers for you if you ask them to, but they cannot tell you who to vote for.

NEWS IN BRIEF MAC Young Enterprise business selling cookbook A group of Mount Aspiring College Year 13 students has received the final published copies of their cookbook ‘Timeless’ which includes recipes from families and businesses around the Upper Clutha area. The book is available at Paper Plus, Rustication, or on their website: https://timeless.mystorbie.com/ Deans Bank MTB 10 Hour Challenge On Sunday 25 October, Bike Wānaka is hosting the ninth annual Deans Bank 10 Hour Mountain Bike Race. The largest fundraiser of the year for Bike Wānaka, the event challenges local biking enthusiasts to bike the Deans Bank track for five or ten hours, either in a relay team or solo. Proceeds to charity. Ignite Wānaka: Women in Business workshop tomorrow Ignite Wānaka is hosting their Women in Business Workshop this Friday 16 October. Following the first workshop, this one will cover knowing one's own worth for services or skills, what to charge for goods or services, and how to break even and make money. Grow Wānaka Working Bee Grow Wānaka is hosting an inaugural working bee at Outlet Road to get the site ready for the growing season. Those interested

should bring their own gloves, spades, water, and other supplies. More information is available on the Grow Wānaka Facebook page. The Great Kahu Youth Cardboard Boat Race and Polar Plunge For the eleventh time, Kahu Youth is holding its cardboard boat race and polar plunge on Saturday 14 November at 12:00pm. Lakeland Adventures is offering a Jet Boat ride as the prize for the overall winner of the boat race.The rules are available at www.kahuyouth.org Sowing the seeds for the Albert Town community garden Berit Landgraf is a local looking to set up a community garden project in Albert Town, just out of the Riverside Community Facility, which will be supplying the land and water for the initiative. Landgraf is now seeking community interest to further grow the project. QLDC Audit, Finance, and Risk Committee Meeting A meeting of the QLDC Audit, Finance & Risk Committee is taking place today – Thursday 15 October 2020 – in the Council Chambers, 10 Gorge Road, Queenstown beginning at 10.00am. The public is invited to speak in the section of the meeting known as the public forum, and must register their interest with the QLDC governance team.

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TARRAS GOLF CLUB RESULTS 10 OCTOBER 2020 INTER CLUB WITH HAWEA STABLEFORD D Wilson 36, W Bosley 34, Carmel Hyndman 33, H Reinecke, D Agnew 32, D Allen 31, S Johnston, M Hyndman, G Rive, G Hope (H ) 30, B Rowley 29, D Lapinski (H)28, P Wardell (H) 27, S Roberts (H), D Costello (H) 26. TWOS G Lucas and W Bosley. BIRDIES D Agnew, W Bosley, G Lucas, A Foote (H) Shield won by Tarras with a 29.4 average; Hawea 24.0. WĀNAKA BRIDGE CLUB RESULTS Tuesday 6 Oct: North/ South: 1st Heather Wellman Eddie Lowe 58.57% 2nd Robert Kaplan Dorothy Fennell 55.24% 3rd Joan Moon Ross Moon 54.29%. East/ West: 1st Wayne Sanderson Belinda Blaxland 65.00% 2nd Noeline Viney Chris Unwin 55.56% 3rd Lesley Hook Jane Hamilton 52.22%.

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Wednesday – Championship Pairs 8: North/ South: 1st Bruce Cathie John Milburn 63.49% 2nd Bridget McCaughan Sonya Adams 57.54% 3rd Philip Jay Ali Walker 52.38% . East/ West: 1st Jude Gunn Noeline Munro 63.10% 2nd Doug Hall Rachel Hall 57.94% 3rd Carole Turner Carol Orbell 51.98%. Friday 9 Oct: North/ South: 1st Sue Southen Ian Southen 55.90% 2nd Joan Moon Ross Moon 50.69% 3rd Carol Orbell Rosemary Boswell 50.35% East/ West: 1st Marion Furneaux Liz Hawker 64.68% 2nd Bridget McCaughan Jude Gunn 56.75% 3rd Sheryl Strudwick Jill Paxman 53.17%. Monday – Makarora Pairs 1: North/South: 1st Fran Holmes Jane Hamilton 56.25% 2nd Nigel McKinlay Laraine Shepherd 54.58% 3rd Trish Foote Alan Foote 54.17% . East / West: 1st John Schwarz Maggie Stratford 64.32% 2nd Sherril Harries Ken Saxby 62.05% 3rd Jenny Turnbull Noelene Raffills 60.91%.

Got something that needs some TLC? Bring it along to the Lake Hawea Community Centre this weekend.

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Got something bust? Wastebusters' Repair Revolution is coming to Hāwea this weekend, with lots of skilled 'fixers' available to help give new life to people's old things. The Repair Revolution is a repair cafe-style event where locals can bring along their broken treasures and receive free advice and repairs. So come along to this Sunday to the Lake Hawea Community Centre and take advantage of this service.The Repair Revolution followed a successful Wānaka event last month. Wastebusters' representative Sophie Ward said at the Wānaka event, 94 per cent of people got their things repaired or got advice on how to fix them, and 83 per cent learned something new. "People loved it," she said. "We had the most amazingly skilled and talented repairers." These included people on sewing machines who fixed everything from backpacks to patches to clothing.

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There were also electronics repairers and even a ceramicist who specialises in Japanese kintsugi, an art form in which breaks and repairs are treated as part of the object's history and broken ceramics are carefully mended with a lacquer resin, often mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum. "I love that idea of using something's flaws to make it even more beautiful," Ward said. The Repair Revolutions ethos is to reduce waste by offering an alternative to 'throwaway culture', demonstrate how satisfying making repairs can be, and model the 'circular economy' in action. The Hāwea event will have nearly all of the Wānaka event's fixers, plus some more, Ward said. Wastebusters encouraged locals to head along to Sunday's Repair Revolution, which will take place from 10 am-2 pm at the Lake Hāwea Community Centre. Bring your items in need of repair, and if they require any replacement parts, don't forget to take them along too.

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The group are driven by a love of the “beautiful and inspiring landscape” of the Pass - and they’re looking for new members.

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Next time you drive through the Lindis Pass Scenic Reserve, take a look at the clean sweep of open tussock mantling the rhythm of spurs and gullies. This outstanding natural landscape reflects the hard work of the Lindis Pass Conservation Group (LPCG). Established in 2004, when the Department of Conservation (DOC) Twizel office approached the Forest and Bird Society’s Upper Clutha branch to initiate a community group to do work at Lindis Pass, the LPCG is now an independent

conservation group of around 60 members from as far away as Twizel. The group is committed to enhancing and promoting the natural conservation and recreational values of the Lindis Pass conservation area, a snow tussock scenic reserve straddling State Highway 8 (at 971m) between Wānaka and Omarama. Their primary purpose, to keep woody and shrubby species out of the reserve, has evolved over the last 16 years with the appearance of Russell lupin, collaboration with DOC and NZTA, and a project funded by Environment Canterbury (E-Can) to replant snow tussock. Behind the group’s ongoing work is Chairman

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and founding member Anne Steven. “We can’t relax” she said on weed control - particularly of Russell lupin, which she believes may have been deliberately introduced to the reserve in the last ten years by roadside seed sowing. “If we let it go for one year, we will be back to square one.” The group also have to run rubbish collections. “It’s astounding and disheartening that so many people think it’s okay to toss their rubbish,” said Steven, who has found historic items from the 1930s, car parts and $90 in folded up bank notes in the reserve. But it’s not just about clearing from the reserve; LPCG are also regrowing the natural tussock by collecting seeds which are propagated at Otago

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Wānaka portrait artist Sierra Roberts has raised over $3,000 for the Breast Cancer Foundation NZ from sales of her artwork displayed in a threemonth exhibition at the Cardrona Distillery. The family-owned distillery in the Cardrona Valley hosts rolling exhibitions for three-month periods, and, rather than taking a commission from the works sold, gifts 10 per cent of each sale towards breast cancer awareness - a cause very close to the distillery, which is famous for its driveway ‘bra fence’. Roberts’ work aims to “celebrate the rich diversity of the earth and the stories within,” and the exhibition featured artworks from her ‘Reflections of the World’ collection of portraits from all over the world, as well as her ‘Mini Mountains’ series. According to Operations Manager Kenneth Vaugh, over 90 per cent of the artworks on the distillery’s walls had dots on by the end of the exhibition. “It was amazing to have Sierra’s works on the walls,” he said. “She was received incredibly well by both local visitors and visitors from all around New Zealand.” Roberts said the exhibition was “an incredible and humbling opportunity, from which I never expected I could raise as much as I did.” “It has really given me a bug for wanting to

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Roberts’ work aims to “celebrate the rich diversity of the earth and the stories within,” and the exhibition featured artworks from her ‘Reflections of the World’ collection of portraits from all over the world, as well as her ‘Mini Mountains’ series.

help, how I can help and a sense of how our community really comes together,” she added. Roberts will be the working artist at the Labour Weekend Wānaka Arts Exhibition, run by the Wānaka Arts Society. She also has a new solo exhibition opening in December at the Astor Bristed Gallery in Arrowtown.

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Abandoned boats unsightly

Recently the walking tracks on both sides of the lake have been or are being upgraded. The work completed so far makes them feel like a state highway. Further work has been undertaken to remove unwanted plants and weeds making the area more attractive to locals and visitors alike. A problem that continues to mar the good work already undertaken and spoil the view is the number of boats such as yachts, dinghies and kayaks that are abandoned on the foreshore. From Eely Point to the Yacht Club I counted 51 of these craft on both sides of the track. There is even a trailer with no wheels. The Edgewater side also has abandoned vessels littering the landscape. Many of these vessels appear not to have been used for years and have weeds and other plants growing through and on them. To enhance the visual appeal I believe that these crafts should be removed by their owners or if the owner can't be located within a limited time frame the council should remove them. Bruce Scott

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From a rabbit

No one has ever asked us for our opinion on the subject. Look, you guys are our gods that decide whether we live or die. And you make dumb decisions that only perpetuate the problem. We are rabbits and breed like rabbits, whether we like it or not. It's not a matter of choice, the more of us you kill, the more we breed because there's more feed around to feed our burgeoning families. If you'd ask us whether we like to have loads of babies, we would have said, "No, we don't." So here's our two cents worth, whether you like it or not. For a change, use that God-given intellect of yours to tackle the problem and think outside the box. The crux of the problem is our fecundity and the lack of natural predators to keep our numbers in check. Do you Mr Clever Clogs, think I like pushing out heaps of cute babies, knowing that most of them will either die of a virus, be poisoned, get shot or die of starvation when there's no feed left? There are many weeds and plants, even here in New Zealand that disrupt the endocrine system - the reproductive system. These plants have these defence mechanisms to prevent overgrazing. Some money spent on a bit of research would soon come up with some weeds that would grow well here and do the same job as your contraceptives. But then where would the needed money for the research be found. After all, it's not something that would generate an income stream like Pindone or ammo. Mmm! Yes, I can foresee that as a bit of a problem, but it would be a long term solution that's good for you and us and better for the land than any of your tired old tried and not true methods. Mamma Rabbit

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The Rainbow Run happened last weekend and was 5 kilometres of fun for hundreds of children and their parents.

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A taster of Wānaka’s sellout ReNew Arts concert this weekend… Patrica Kirchoff and Luana Kirchoff, perform the Mother and Daughter Dance in Queenstown. Don’t miss out!

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I hope everyone has survived the school holidays and are set for another term ahead. Early in the week Police responded to a recurrent driving complaint on Gunn Road which saw the driver stopped and educated on his driving manner along with some other issues. On Tuesday, Police intervened when a couple had an argument outside the supermarket. Police assisted the pair with getting them where they needed to go in order to deescalate the situation. Wednesday, Police investigated a trespassing incident at Three Parks New World and also a suspicious call regarding a couple arguing on McDougal Street who left together before Police arrival where a knife was mentioned. Thursday, officers assisted with locating a missing teenager in Albert Town who was reported overdue by a family member – they were located safe and well. Later they checked on the large party on the corner of Brownston and Dungarvon Street. Everyone was ok and in good spirits. Following this, Police helped a family in need through rough times, calling upon our fellow partner agencies to help out. Friday, a report of a cat being shot by a slug

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gun was received. Two slugs were removed from the cat by a vet. Police are actively seeking anyone with any knowledge on this to get in touch either at the Wānaka Station or by calling Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Following this, officers patrolling towards Makarora spotted a ‘controlled’ burn on the hills by The Neck that was requiring monsoon buckets to stop it spreading. FENZ investigated accordingly. Later, in town there was some disorder at Mint Bar where door staff were assaulted. During the day on Saturday we were able to help a woman in labour get to the medical centre a bit quicker than normal with a Police escort – congratulations - and feel free to name your baby after the officer who helped…unless it’s a girl, in which case that may get a bit awkward. In the evening we had a number of driving complaints regarding a vehicle which uncovered a drunk driver who will soon appear in court. Sunday was certainly not a day of rest, with another drink-driver dealt with and reports of questionable people looking into driveways. If in doubt, give us a call, always. A little word on cell phones while driving to finish off. When you drive past the Police Station on your phone (twice), yes, you will still get a ticket.

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Salvation Army ramps up work in Wānaka Joanna Perry

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The Salvation Army is expanding its Queenstown Lakes District Community Ministries team to include a permanent social welfare case worker, available to Wānaka residents. As a result of income from the Family Store in town, as well as funding from the Central Lakes Trust and Wakatipu Greatest Need, the organisation now has the capacity to employ case worker Hannelie Potgieter. Potgieter started in the post three weeks ago and is available to support those struggling in a range of areas, including work and income, alongside financial mentor Sandra McClennan. Lt Andrew Wilson, Director of The Salvation Army Community Ministries, Queenstown Lakes District, called this a “milestone” for the team. “There’s been a lot of work behind the scenes to see this goal realised. It wouldn’t be

possible without the generous support from our community and funders such as Central Lakes Trust and Wakatipu Greatest Need,” he said. “We hope to enhance the good work that is already taking place through other social agencies. The Salvation Army offers unique services for those who have fallen on hard times – especially our oneon-one Positive Lifestyle Programme, which takes people through a series of modules focused on helping them stand back up on their own two feet.” Since April, The Salvation Army has supported more than 700 residents from both Queenstown and Wānaka, including distributing more than 2,000 food bags and processing 320 clothing and bedding requests. Amanda Hodge, Wānaka Family Store Manager, was a keen advocate for wider services in town. “The Family Store team is so excited that our hard work is helping fund the new community services, she said. “It’s such an awesome feeling knowing that what we do assists people in need in our local area.”

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Andrew and Ruth Wilson, Corps Officers and Directors of Community Ministries, Queenstown Lakes with the Wānaka team: Hannelie Potgieter, Case Worker; Maureen Hudson, Assistant Manager Wānaka Family Store; Sandra McClennan, Financial Mentor.

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N o t i c e b o a rd | P a p a P ā n u i CLOSURE OF STREETS TO ORDINARY VEHICULAR TRAFFIC PURSUANT TO THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1974, notice is hereby given that consideration will be given by the Queenstown Lakes District Council under delegated authority, to the closure of the following roads to ordinary vehicular traffic for the purpose of holding the annual QLDC New Year's Eve Celebrations - Wanaka:

CLOSURE OF STREETS TO ORDINARY VEHICULAR TRAFFIC PURSUANT TO THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1974, notice is hereby given that consideration will be given, at the Wanaka Community Board meeting on 3 December 2020, to the closure of the following road to ordinary vehicular traffic, for the purpose of holding Challenge Wanaka 2021: Otago Secondary Schools & Tri NZ Secondary Schools Event

Roads to be Closed: Ardmore Street ex Log Cabin Layby (excluding buses) Period of Closure: 0800 Thursday 31 December 2020 to 0300 Friday 1 January 2021

Road to be Closed: Period of Closure:

Wanaka Mt Aspiring Road from Motatapu Road to Hospital Flat 1200 to 1600 Thursday 18 February 2021

Roads to be Closed: Ardmore Street from Dungarvon Street to Lakeside Road Period of Closure: 1700 Thursday 31 December 2020 to 0300 Friday 1 January 2021

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Roads to be Closed: Helwick Street from Ardmore Street to Dunmore Street Period of Closure: 1700 Thursday 31 December 2020 to 0300 Friday 1 January 2021

Challenge Wanaka Half Road to be Closed: Period of Closure:

Wanaka Mt Aspiring Road from Motatapu Road to Treble Cone Ski field turnoff 0700 to 1230 Saturday 20 February 2021

It will be an offence under the above regulations for any person otherwise than under authority of an authorised permit to use the roads for ordinary vehicular traffic during the period of closure.

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It will be an offence under the above regulations for any person otherwise than under authority of an authorised permit to use the roads for ordinary vehicular traffic during the period of closure. Those who have any concerns regarding the above closures, please contact Sarah Mitchell at APL Property Limited on 021 244 9988 or by email sarah.mitchell@aplproperty.co.nz before 5.00 pm on Friday 30 October 2020.

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Accordingly, the Trust invites contributors to a public meeting to be held as follows: 2:00pm, Wednesday November 18, 2020 St John Ambulance Conference Room, 4 Link Way, Wanaka

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Local multisport athlete Dougal Allen said it was a “hugely exciting prospect to see a multisport event revisit the perfect arena on offer around Wānaka” after the Red Bull Defiance was abruptly cancelled last January.

100 athletes ready for Challenge Wānaka Multi Joanna Perry

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Around 100 athletes have registered for the inaugural Challenge Wānaka Multi event, which is set to take place at the end of this month after a postponement from March 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Race Director Bill Roxburgh said that the capacity for the event was 120, but he expected more athletes to sign up in the next two weeks before the event took place on Saturday, October 21. Open to individuals, tandem teams and teams of 2 or 3, the Multi will feature a 25km kayak from the Wānaka

Watersports Facility out past the Luggate Red Bridge, a 43km mountain bike to Hawea and back, and a 14km trail run return to the Watersports Facility. The predicted fastest total race time is 4 hours and 25 minutes. The race will also hold the prestige of being the 2020 New Zealand Multisport Nationals, as well as the first multisport event to take place on the South Island since the pandemic. It was initially designed to fill the gap left by the March Red Bull Defiance multisport event, which was abruptly cancelled in January. Roxburgh said that, although the event was initially planned for March, October was a “better time of the year” for athletes

who were starting to build themselves up for next year’s Coast to Coast. “It’s a hugely exciting prospect to see a multisport event revisit the perfect arena on offer around Wānaka,” said local multisport athlete Dougal Allen, course record holder for the Challenge Wānaka triathlon. “I’m thrilled to see the team behind Challenge Wānaka bringing their passion, professionalism and experience into running the event and have every reason to believe it will be an unforgettable weekend for those involved.” Roxburgh added that the support for the new event had been “really, really good,” and they were “looking forward to running it.”

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An outstanding 118 athletes are set to compete at the Wānaka interclub competition at the Rec Centre this coming Sunday as part of the Aon 2020 New Zealand Short Course series. Wānaka Swim Club coach Belinda Donaldson said: “The competition is going to be fierce but the medals are shiny and ready for new homes.”

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