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Five New Zealand artists have been busy painting large billboards along the Wanaka lake front. They all started with a ‘blank canvas’ last Saturday and all were completed for the opening ceremony at the Festival of Colour on Tuesday. The artists are Simon Kaan from Dunedin, Lonnie Hutchinson from Auckland (both Ngai Tahu artists) and Michael Tufffery from Wellington. They were joined by Hayley ‘Flox’ King from Auckland’s Cut Collective, pictured above with her painting ‘Home is where the heart is’ and Fleur Elise Noble. The theme of the paintings was to pick on the idea of pouwhenua –markers that tell something of people and place. If you are looking for an unusual piece of art you can make an offer to the organisers of the Festival of Colour.

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New Clutha hydro-dam? Malcolm Frith

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Drilling work will begin in two weeks time near Luggate to determine whether or not the site is suitable to build a new hydro-electric dam. Already this week workmen have been preparing an access track in the area to enable the large drilling machine to enter the site. Contact Energy said it is planning to undertake geotechnical investigations at Devils Nook, two kilometres downstream from the Luggate Red Bridge. The company claims this is necessary to investigate the ground to determine if it could be a possible place to build a hydro-dam.

“No decision has been made on a preferred development option. Luggate is one of four possible options,” Contact Energy’s hydro project manager Neil Gillespie said. Contact Energy said New Zealand needs more energy to power the country for the next 100 years and beyond. Last year the company – the owner of the Clyde and Roxburgh dams – said that it was starting to review old plans for a number of possible future hydro developments on the Clutha River/Mata-Au. “Currently, we have much greater detail on the geological conditions of the three other possible site options (Queensbury,

Devils Nook.

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Beaumont and Tuapeka Mouth) than we do for Luggate and we want to gain a comparable level of information for all four possible future options,” Neil said. The drilling rig is due to be set up and working just after Easter. The work, which will last for three weeks, involves putting

down six drill holes to a depth of 10m-30m. “The knowledge gained from the bore holes drilled will give us greater insight and understanding on the design and construction requirements at the Luggate site and contribute to our overall assessment of future hydro systems,”

Neil said. The drill findings will be analysed, but it will be several years before any decision is made on where the new dam will be sited. “We have no predetermined date as to when work will begin. The earliest date could be 2015, to be completed

by 2020. But this is highly unlikely,” Neil said. Environmentalists opposed to the proposed dam were quick to condemn the drilling work this week. “The Luggate dam proposal, like all Contact Energy’s old plans for large dams on the Clutha, is too destructive, too backward thinking and too problematic.” Chairperson of the Clutha Mata-Au River Parkway Group Lewis Verduyn said. “We don’t need another earthquakeprone dam on the Clutha River, sited over yet another active fault,” he said.


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Iconic trees get the chop

events calender Here’s our pick of what’s happening around Wanaka over the next week:

Charlotte Trundle Seven diseased heritage trees on Mount Aspiring Road’s iconic avenue of trees have been given the chop this week by arborists. The trees have a long history in the Wanaka community. Local woman Jill Blennerhasset’s grandfather bought the property on Mount Aspiring Road in 1912 and the trees were bought in burlap sack from England. Jill said she was sad to see the trees removed. “I really hope the trees will be replanted I guess I will have to wait and see,” she said. Jill said the avenue was a Wanaka icon. “I hope they will keep the integrity of the

What: Wanaka Arts Society Easter Exhibition of multimedia artwork When: From Wednesday April 20 until Sunday April 24 Where: Lake Wanaka Centre Cost: Opening day $5, $3 after that

What: Wanaka Farmers Market When: : Thursday 14 April, 4pm Where: Pembroke Park Cost: Free

What: Coffee group at St Columba’s Church for all those affected by the Christchurch earthquake When: Every Friday starting April 8, 10am Where: St Columba’s Church, corner of McDougall & Upton Streets Cost: Free

Ben Stenner removes branches off one of the heritage ash trees which was felled on Mt Aspiring Road. PHOTO: CHARLOTTE TRUNDLE

Rates set to rise Windfall for Hawea Malcolm Frith

What: Art in The Park Musical Soiree with ‘Hound Lounge’ and Becky Murray When: Monday 18 April, 5pm – 7pm Where: On ‘The Lawn’ at Minaret Lodge, 34 Eely Point Road Cost: $5

What: Charity Auction for Japan When: Thursday, April 21 Where: Edgewater 6.30pm Cost: $15

What: Lake Hawea Four Wheel Drive Trip around Lake Hawea. Proceeds to the Building redevelopment project When: Sunday, April 17th (weather permitting) Where: Lake Hawea Cost: $60 per vehicle

QueenstownLakesDistrict Council is proposing an average rate increase across the district of 2.74 percent. Council CEO Debra Lawson said there have been some tough choices to make, however she says there is a lot of good news in the draft rates plan.

She said a rate decrease of just below 1 percent had been the position before the council opted to reduce debt by $1.9 million and fund it through rates. Rate increases will differ across the district to reflect different capital works projects. Residential rate increases in Wanaka will be 2.41 percent compared

with 5.27 percent in Queenstown while rural property rate increases would be between 4.15 percent and 8 percent. The proposed increases are included in the draft annual plan and residents will get the chance to have a say on the document between April 16 and May 16.

Challenging times The organisers of Challenge Wanaka are looking for a new sponsor. One of their main sponsors, Western Pacific Insurance, has gone into liquidation. Challenge race director Victoria Murray-Orr said Western Pacific had been a generous supporter over the past few years. “Obviously we’re disappointed this has happened and will be looking for a new partner or partners to fill the gap,” Victoria said.

Malcolm Frith Members of the Lake Hawea Community Trust have this week been celebrating the news they are to receive a donation of $230,000 from the Otago Community Trust. The money is to go towards a new community hall project, which involves relocating and expanding the library. The existing library space will be converted into a multi-function meeting roomandanewcommunity hall will be added on. “We were blown away to receive $230,000 towards the project. It’s a sizable donation and it’s pushed us that much further towards

completion,” Lake Hawea Community Centre funding co-ordinator Belinda RixonChurch said. “It will mean groups can use it simultaneously, and

to permanent residential homes and an increase in families which means there is now a demand for adequate community infrastructure.

“We were blown away to receive $230,000 towards the project” the spaces can be combined for large events to cater for the entire community, including visiting theatre productions, and for local events including weddings,” Belinda said. Since 1991 the population of Hawea has grown from 549 to more than 2,000 today. During that time therehasbeenamarkedshift

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avenue.” Asplundh Area Manager Rob Slater said the seven trees which had been cut down this week were in really poor condition. “They had no structural integrity and a lot of dead wood.” Three Otago Polytechnic students were assisting the professional arborists as part of their Arboriculture course. Following the death of a motorist by a falling tree in 2009, council undertook a safety review of council owned trees. Focusing on those with potential public safety impacts. The Mount Aspiring Road trees were assessed as part of this review.

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The Lake Hawea Community Centre is community owned and operated, the only one of this type of ownership in the Queenstown Lakes region. The Otago Community Trust also donated $5000 towards the Mount Aspiring Outdoor Education Centre Trust.


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Streets of colour Another new Malcolm Frith One of the South Island’s biggest arts festival was launched this week. The fourth Festival of Colour has attracted artists of every description to showcase themselves in Wanaka over the coming days. Most performances have been sold out, although tickets are still available for some shows. The highlight of the six day festival is the free street theatre. On Saturday the centre of Wanaka will come alive with record-breaking contortionists, buskers and street artists for the Festival of Colour Street Theatre Day. Crazy contortionist Skye Broberg will be folding herself into a tiny Perspex box that has to be seen to be believed. She also defies gravity with hoolahoops, and will roller-skate around the streets spreading her own street theatre magic. She also holds three world records involving a tennis racket and bodily contortions. She will be joined by the Twisty Twins, an identical twin duo who perform incredible acrobatic and aerial feats. Intertwining beauty strength, balance and grace both on the floor and in the sky. Together they will amaze, confuse and mesmerize. With Skye, the Twisty Twins hold the world record for being in a contortion box for the longest time – over six minutes.

Everybody’s favourite hairstyle, the mullet, is alive and well with The Mulletman. He rides the tallest unicycle some people have ever seen so the mullet has a better chance to blow in the wind to show its full glory, along with juggling, comedy and mind reading tricks. There’s also live music on stilts, performed by a puppet master and his ‘puppet’ and illusions to delight the audience . “A lot of the artists taking part are from quake damaged Lyttleton , but I’m sure they will give fantastic performances in Wanaka,” Festival of Colour director Phillip Tremewan said. The street theatre will run 10.00am to 2.00pm.

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Wanaka upgrades get underway

Fulton Hogan Site Engineer Nick Enright and Drainage supervisor Daryl McLaren looking at plans. PHOTO: CHARLOTTE TRUNDLE

site proposed Malcolm Frith The four white poles recently placed on the Wanaka lake front were taken down temporarily on Wednesday. They were set up three weeks ago to indicate a potential site for the

asked for their comments on both sites. Since the poles were erected there has been a public outcry from local people. “I am not surprised by the negative reaction,” Wanaka Rowing Club spokesman David Varney said.

“I am not surprised by the negative reaction” new Wanaka Rowing clubhouse. The Rowing Club and the Wanaka Community Board have now begun work to identify a second possible site for the building and is redesigning its original concept plan to better fit the new site. At the end of May four poles will be placed on the new site at Stoney Creek, but four other poles will also be placed back on the proposed original site near the public toilets on the lake front. The public will then be

Charlotte Trundle Wanaka is getting a $1.55 million makeover which includes new lighting, underground power and telecommunication cables, new footpaths, crossing points and storm water upgrades. The improvements are due to finish prior to July said Wanaka Capital Works project manager Rob Darby. “There is no good time to dig up major roads but we have tried to do it in the quietest months,” Rob said. New line marking will be put on Brownston Street to create a right hand turn bay into the New World car park. “To accommodate this bay it will be necessary to reduce the number of car parking spaces

The Rowing Club said it will now consult with neighbours near the new site at Stoney Creek before making comments on any plans. A spokesperson for the Queenstown Lakes District Council said the next stage in the process will be the notification of the intention to grant a lease over the site to the Club. The community will have theopportunitytocomment again on the proposal and a hearing will be held.

opposite the New World car park entrance,” Rob said. The upgrades are likely to cause inconvenience and disturbance to a number of users of Ardmore and Brownston Streets, and users of the Pembroke Park car park. “Parking on Brownston Street will be restricted block by block to allow work to progress safely,” Rob said. “Pembroke Park car park will have up to a 25 percent reduction in car parking spaces to allow the storm water upgrade pipe to be laid through the car park.” This work is programmed to start next week. The best alternative free car parking is along the lakeside edge of Pembroke Park.

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inbrief Memorial wall opened The Wanaka Baby Memorial Wall had its official opening on Wednesday at the Wanaka Cemetery. Organiser Shirl Rowley said she was thrilled the project had been finished. “A lot of people will benefit from it,” Shirl said. She praised the talents of local people who had helped with the project. So far four plaques have been mounted onto the baby memorial wall.

Church plans approved Heather Clay. Plans to build the $1 million building extension to the PHOTO: WANAKA SUN Wanaka Presbyterian church have been given the goahead by Queenstown Lakes District Council. The plan includes a new community hall to be built next to St Andrews Church in Tenby Street. The present hall is on the opposite side of Tenby Street to the church. To help finance the new extension the church has received a $300,000 grant from the Presbyterian Synod of Otago and Southland. It will also sell off St David’s Church at Luggate and its community hall in Tenby Street.

Dangerous spider found Scientists at AgResearch at Lincoln are carefully examining a venomous Australian redback spider found in a vegetable patch in Albert Town. It was discovered by John Barrow while washing silver beet from his garden. Scientists believe redback spiders have been residing in Central Otago since the 1980s. A number have been discovered around Mount Roy.

At the movies Organisers of the ‘Flicks to Fix Christchurch’ event to raise money for the victims of the Christchurch earthquake raised $640. Held at the Paradiso cinema last Friday evening it showcased local films. It was organised by the Wanaka Film Trust.

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Kapa haka kids

Quake coffee success The Anglican Church’s new coffee group for people displaced by the February 22 earthquake began last Friday with 10 Christchurch residents enjoying a catch up with new friends. Many of the residents met while visiting the Quake Support Drop-in Centre and were thrilled to catch up again and discuss their progress over recent weeks. Some have decided to stay on in Wanaka permanently, some will be here until they know if they can rebuild their homes in Christchurch. Those present decided to continue the new coffee group at St Columba’s church each Friday at 10am and many were keen to tell friends to come along too.

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Children from Lake Hawea School performed in their kapa haka group on Sunday in Alexandra at an event aimed at celebrating Maori Performing Arts. From left Elliot Frost, Corrin Sudderby, Elliot Bain, Tanne Bayc-Horsley, Chalie Burdon, Sam Teal, Oban Hansen, Joel Sudderby.

School kapa haka groups from around Central Otago gathered in Alexandra on Sunday at an event aimed at celebrating Maori Performing Arts. Teacher Mary-Anne Tamati teaches kapa haka in schools around the region. She said everyone was so proud of all the children involved. “They did a great job of representing their schools, their families and the community.” The groups had to perform two action songs, the national anthem in English and Maori, and then a joint group performance. Wanaka Primary School and Lake Hawea School kapa haka groups attended.

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Do you want to become a community volunteer in Wanaka? Now, a new initiative has been formed which it’s hoped will increase the awareness of volunteering opportunities in the area. This week Volunteering Central, funded by the Central Lakes Trust, will be based at the Community Networks offices in Brownston Street every Thursday. Its aim is to develop a volunteer matching service for the region. It will also offer organisational support in the form of recruitment, information, network and training.

Gillian White of Volunteering Central.

Running the new service is Gillian White who lives in Albert Town. She was appointed by Dunedin based Volunteer Otago to extend its services to Central Lakes. “Community Networks have such a high profile in the town and Volunteering Central fits so well with their ethos,” Gillian said. “Wanaka is a fantastic place to start this project. There is such a sense of community involvement here and so many opportunities for volunteers to get active. From sporting events, arts, conservation groups to community support,” she said.

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Rotary Clubs are now seeking applications from motivated secondary school students interested in spending a year overseas as part of a long established, successful educational and cultural exchange Students must be aged between 16 and 18 1/2 at departure in January 2012 No family Rotary affiliation required Applications close 31 April, 2011 with final selections held in May 2011 CONTACT: Annette Barrow 03 443 1268 annette@accommodationwanaka.com

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Silver medal for Carl Carl Murphy showed excellent form placing second at the 2011 World Snowboard Federation (WSF) Para-snowboard World Cup Tour last weekend in Lake Louise, Canada. A total of 39 athletes from nine nations took to the snowboard-cross course at the Lake Louise Ski Resort. “I am totally stoked to get back on the podium after narrowly missing out in the first World Cup,” said Carl. The next major event for Carl will be a World Cup here in New Zealand that will be part of Winter Games NZ.


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Volunteer Wanaka Fire Brigade member Ralph Fegan plays many different roles in the Wanaka community.

A giver not a taker

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Charlotte Trundle Volunteer Wanaka Fire Brigade member Ralph Fegan lives his life by two morals. ‘Always try to be a giver not a taker’ and ‘never forget where you came from.’ Selfless and modest best describe Ralph. He has a file thick with his many achievements and is a volunteer with many community groups in Wanaka. He was awarded a 1990 Commemoration Medal from the Queen for his services to New Zealand and was named the Westland District ‘Person of the Year’ in 1996. Other awards he has received were medals from the NZ Volunteer Fire Service and a medal for the New Year of the Volunteer for his work with Victim Support and the New Zealand Police. The reason he does so much volunteering: “I love helping people.” He was born in1945 in Milton and grew up on a sheep farm. From an early age Ralph was interested in machinery and tractors. “I learnt to drive a tractor before I had even started school,” he said. His

first employment after he left school was as an apprentice diesel mechanic but he had to quit as he injured his back. His next position was with an agricultural contractor in Lawrence driving tractors, breaking in tussock and scrub country on steep undeveloped land. “Over my career as a tractor driver I rolled five tractors. It was not much pay for a really

three weeks we lived there, but we loved it,” he said. During the years he lived in Franz Josef he served on a variety of councils, boards and organisations including the Westland District Council, New Zealand Conservation Authority and the West Coast Tourism Council. He was the local controller for Civil Defence, a member of the Franz Josef CommunityandGlacierTourism

“Over my career as a tractor driver I rolled five tractors” dangerous job, but it was fun.” Ralph worked as a farmer and agricultural contractor until he decided he wanted a career change in 1973. “I visited a real estate agent in Dunedin and told him I wanted to buy property, not in a big town and in the country.” He got a call back about a property in Franz Josef Glacier. “It had four motel units, a photographic studio and a gift shop so we drove over and bought it. We didn’t even see the property in sunlight for the first

group, was officer in charge of the fire brigade, a marriage celebrant and a justice of the peace. Ralph and his wife Lynne tired of working seven days a week after 23-years running their business in Franz Josef so they sold up and moved to Wanaka. They owned the transport company Wanaka ConneXions until 2005, which Ralph said was a service he was very proud of: “we tried to make it a ‘personal’ experience for customers. We would carry

old ladies luggage in for them and even stop to pick milk up.” He currently works part-time at Wanaka Airport as their operations manager. “I am passionate about aviation and I enjoy looking after the 250 roses which are planted there,” Ralph said with a grin. Ralph enjoys being a marriage celebrant, which he does free of charge. “I love it. I just ask for a bottle of wine as payment,” he said. He reminisced about a wedding on Ruby Island. “Halfway through the service I see the crowd staring and pointing. I turn around and there’s a guy water skiing behind a boat dressed only in a life-jacket with all his bits hanging out. It was very funny and suited the occasion,” he said. Ralph also enjoys helping the Wanaka RSA, volunteering for the Festival of Colour and the Wanaka A & P Show. He has two children and three grandchildren. Ralph is a busy man, who plays many different roles in the Wanaka community and does it all asking for nothing in return. He said retirement is not an option as this stage. “I have too much to do,”

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Short back and sides Short back and sides could be the new fashion at Mount Aspiring College after these senior drama students sacrificed their locks to convincingly play teenagers from the 1950s in the Festival of Colour production Riverside Drive. PHOTOS: SUE WARDS

Mattias Inwood.

A barrel of laughs from two youngsters.

Fun in the park

Hugh Haworth.

Hundreds of locals attended Art in the Park last Saturday. Organisers said 700 people turned up for an afternoon of art, music, food and wine at Minaret Lodge in Eely Point Road. Organiser Fran Tate said they were thrilled with the weather which ensured the event was a big success. Paul Forrest, Wanaka’s Art in the Park resident artist this year, said he had enjoyed the event and had received many inquiries about his pictures. Funds raised at the event will go to Mount Aspiring College and the Christchurch quake relief fund.

Stella Eve Senior, with

her self portrait.

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New owner of Soul Clothing Sally Gordon shows off some of the new season’s winter jackets.

Heart and Soul Expect a new look at Soul Clothing as new owner Sally Gordon prepares to put her own style on the well known Wanaka store. Born and bred in Wanaka, Sally comes from a family of seven siblings and has a wealth of previous retail experience in New Zealand and overseas. She returned to Wanaka with a plan to progress her career and challenge herself. Sally jumped at

the chance to purchase Soul Clothing when her mother, Trish Forgarty, a former real estate agent, told her it was for sale. “It’s so exciting owning my business.” Sally said. “I’m proud and excited to be involved with the Wanaka community.” Sally aims to have more affordable clothing as well as offering high-end street wear for men and women. “I am going to change the

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clothing up a bit. I will keep a lot of the same brands but go with my own style.” An exciting addition to the store will be a loyalty card with rewards for valued customers. “It is important to listen to what the customer really wants,” she said. Soul Clothing is located on the ground floor of Spencer House Mall and is open Monday to Saturday 10am-5.30pm and 11am-4pm on Sunday.

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Father and son take to stage Sue Wards Among the cast of 26 locals in Riverside Drive, a play now showing as part of the Festival of Colour, are a real life father and son playing a fictional

father and son. Greg (44) and Mattias (17) Inwood play Michael and David Chibnall in the play, but both agree they bear absolutely no resemblance to their stage counterparts: a

shell-shocked World War II veteran (Michael) and a 14-year-old brainbox with a burgeoning interest in sex (David). “My dad is very present. He’s there when I need him,” Mattias said.

at Mount Aspiring College. He plans to apply to Toi Whakaari (New Zealand Drama School) next year. It has been fun playing the role and being part of the production, Greg said. Working with professional director Sara Brodie has

“My dad is very present. He’s there when I need him”

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“Michael’s quite distant - he’s not really there body and soul.” While it’s good playing father and son, Mattias said, “it has its challenges.” Likewise Mattias is nothing like David, Greg said. “We’re all very different. Michael is

Mattias and Greg Inwood in costume for Riverside Drive. PHOTO: SUE WARDS

in a class of his own.” The Inwoods have almost 20 years acting experience between them. Greg has been involved in theatre since the early 1990s, including community theatre with the Wanaka Theatre Group and plenty of comedic acting. Mattias has acted for ten years as a member of the Aspiring Children’s Theatre School and through drama classes

been a highlight, he said. “I feel honoured and flattered to be asked to audition.” Riverside Drive plays at the Hawea Flat Hall for three more nights. The premiere season has been dedicated to the playwright Graeme Tetley, who died suddenly last month. The Festival of Colour concludes on Sunday evening after six days of music, theatre, film, art and dance.

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Partying in the park dreads Peter Hartley from the Matterhorn South Lodge in Wanaka said goodbye to his dreadlocks after having them for ten years. Last Thursday at the Albert Town Tavern they were cut off raising $1200 for “Shave for a Cure” charity. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

Residents of Albert Town came together last Sunday to support their own Party in the Park. A large crowd watched a series of races from three legged to egg and spoon while many youngsters enjoyed face painting and bouncy castles. For many residents it was a chance to catch up with the local gossip with friends and neighbours. “It was wonderful to see so many people, particularly young families attending,” Chairman of the Albert Town Community Association Bryan Lloyd said. The event, which was held on McMurdo Park, was organised by the Albert Town Community Association. PHOTOS: MALCOLM FRITH

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09.04.2011: Local male apprehended for excess breath alcohol.

07.04.2011: A 44-year-old local female arrested and charged with common assault, by three, and injuring with intent in relation to earlier incidents at the Bullock Bar in March this year. 08.04.2011: A 34-year-old local male arrested for breaching his court bail conditions. 08.04.2011: A 31-year-old local male arrested for cultivation and possession of cannabis. 09.04.2011: An incident of wilful damage reported to water and power meters at the Dinosaur playground on Ardmore Street. 09.04.2011: Suspicious male reported near properties on Plantation Road.

10.04.2011: Local male apprehended for excess breath alcohol. 10.04.2011: Theft of an iPod Classic from an unsecured motor vehicle parked on Kirimoko Crescent. Skate boarders please note that motorists concern for your safety request that you do not block the roadways while skateboarding. They fear they may run you over in error, particularly with the present early dark evenings. Often we are legally entitled to do things but wisdom dictates it imprudent to do so. Being legally correct won’t resurrect from the cemetery - stick to the skate park! By Senior Constable Sean P Hurley

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Half-pipe dreams

Another winner in the family The youngest member of the talented freeskiing Wells family of Wanaka has won gold at the prestigious Whistler Cup in Canada. Jackson Wells, 11, secured a top podium spot in the K2 age group in the Kombi (mixed distance between gates) race last weekend. Jackson, the youngest brother of leading international freeskiers Jossi and Byron, is the first New Zealander to ever win gold at the international junior ski event –the largest and most important ski race in North America for athletes aged 11-15.

Best foot forward Olympic hopeful: Wanaka local pipe-skier Amy Sheehan is currently training hard in America. PHOTO: Travis Redd

Charlotte Trundle WanakaOlympichopefuls were excited to hear the International Olympic Committee announce that the men’s and women’s ski half-pipe was added to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. The decision to include ski half-pipe was based on the event’s ability to add value to the Olympic Games with positive factors including its universality, youth appeal and gender equity. With two athletes, Jossi and Byron Wells, currently in the top ten in ski half-pipe in the

world, a Wanaka athlete could be in contention to bring home a medal. “It will be a busy three years with lots of hard work, training and dedication.” Byron said. Wanaka-based,professional half-pipe skier Amy Sheehan, also an Olympic hopeful, said she was excited about the news. “It is a great opportunity for our sport to grow and be recognised on the world stage to such a wide scale,” Amy said. “I will be putting my all into getting there and representing my country.” Number three in the

world big mountain skier Janina Kuzma said she will start focusing more on half-pipe in the hope of being selected for the team. “I’m stoked...” she said. “It’s about time.” Other New Zealand athletes that are currently considered 2014 Olympic hopefuls include Lyndon Sheehan, Rose Battersby, Beau-James Wells, Raphael Beazley and Matt Johnson. TheNewZealandOlympic Committee confirmed Christchurch’s Peter Wardell as the Chef de Mission for the 2014 team. Peter said he was delighted to be leading

the New Zealand team to Russia. “The inclusion of ski half-pipe will be a major boost for New Zealand winter sports,” he said. “It has been many years since a New Zealand Team has gone to an Olympic Games with athletes in medal contention and the inclusion of the new event certainly makes this a possibility.” The Committee’s decision on whether snowboard slopestyle and freeski slopestyle will be added is expected in a matter of weeks.

Local cobbler Greg at his business Cobbler and Son in Pembroke Mall.

Wanaka cobbler Greg likes to go the extra mile to fix shoes. He is a second generation cobbler who was trained by two leading New Zealand cobblers John Roberts of Auckland and his father Robert Paul. Greg moved to Wanaka a year and a half ago and opened his shop Cobbler & Son in Pembroke Mall. “I love working with good leather shoes and turning them back to their former glory,” Greg said.

His business specialises in shoe repairs, bag repairs, key cutting, trophies, watch batteries, watch straps, Zippos, hip flasks and engraving. He also stocks shoes laces, shoe polish and inner soles. “Most of the jobs I can do while the customer waits,” he said. Greg is really passionate about shoes and doing a good job: “There is no need to send shoes outside of town for repair when they can be done locally by the best.” *ADVERTORIAL

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A new sport has arrived on the Clutha River. It’s paddle-boarding. Enjoying a gentle paddle in the Autumn sunshine is Miles Allan, Fiona Reid and Don Reid. Inset, Don Reid taking the dog for a paddle.

TENNIS: Last weekend Southern Lakes junior tennis teams hosted North Otago and Southland regional representatives at the Wanaka Tennis Club. The teams were competing for the Karen Mitchell Cup which has been played between Southern Lakes and Southland since 2005. The Lakes team this year was made up of 17 Wanaka and 4 Queenstown players. They contested singles and doubles matches in the 10 and under and 12 and under age groups. Overall, Southland were the victors 19 matches - 13 matches over Southern Lakes with Lakes beating North Otago 20-11 on Sunday. The Southern Lakes 10 and under girls team, which had 5 Wanaka players, won every match for the weekend to continue their great season. Wanaka will host Southland, South Canterbury, North Otago and Otago teams for the Tennis Southern teams event in February 2012.

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Southern Lakes U10 girls back row: manager Steven Stephani, Coach Perry Crockett. Front row: Annie Timu, Ines Stephani, Jemima Bell, Polly Marshall, Danielle Molloy PHOTO: SUPPLIED

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BOARD IS ANYONE ELSE SICK OF THE GUY THROWING (NOT PLACING IN THE LETTER BOX) LARGE BUNDLES OF CRAP AT THEIR FENCE? I DON’T WANT IT IN THE FIRST PLACE, EVEN WORSE WHEN I HAVE TO SPEND 30 MINUTES COLLECTING IT FROM ALL OVER THE GARDEN! IT’S RUDE! PERHAPS PETER W WOULD CARE TO DIVULGE HIS SURNAME...OR IS THAT A STATE SECRET TOO. WHY HIDE YOUR IDENTITY MR W? OUTLOOK FOR THURSDAY. MY GUESS WAS BETTER THAN YOURS! AGAINST A CONTAINER LIKE SHED 4 ROWING CLUB, IN FAVOUR OF AN ARCHITECTURALLY DESIGNED STRUCTURE, SO MUCH 2 WIN IF PROPERLY DONE

On Thursday, September 13, 2001 a new business was born in Wanaka. This was the day the first edition of the Wanaka Sun hit the streets. It was the culmination of hard work by a group of people who were determined to produce a local newspaper for the town. Five hundred editions later the Wanaka Sun is still published every Thursday. It’s been a long battle to ensure its survival. But one man has ensured its survival through the good times and bad times. Aaron Heath is a pharmacist, but for the past ten years he has kept this newspaper alive. There have been times when it could have fallen. Like other businesses in Wanaka it relies heavily on local support. Many have given that support, but there are others who have not. It is their choice. Although this is a free newspaper, it is not free to produce. Production costs are rising, while revenues through the recession are falling. That is the reality of the market place today. Many times since I have been editor I have received calls from readers who tell me they have placed a paid advert elsewhere, but could the Wanaka Sun publish a free ‘story’. Why should one publication receive monies while this newspaper gets nothing. But to those of you, advertisers, readers and contributors, who have continually supported the Wanaka Sun during the last ten years – we thank you and really appreciate your loyalty. Ed.

JUST AN IDEA AT THIS STAGE BUT MAYBE WANAKA SHOULD HOST THE OLYMPIC GAMES ONE DAY. WE GIVE CONSENT 4 UGLY LAKESIDE BARS THAT SERVE ALCOHOL WHICH IS DRUNK TO EXCESS BY MANY AND WE ARE LEFT TO DEAL WITH ALL THE NEGATIVE REPERCUSSIONS. YET WHEN A GROUP OF FITNESS MINDED PEOPLE WANT A SHED 4 THEIR ROW BOATS WE MAKE A HUGE FUSS. GET REAL WANAKA TO ALL THE WHINING, WHINGEING, MOANING, WANAKA MESSAGE BOARD DEPRESSION CLUB REGULARS. WHY NOT LOOK AROUND AND SAY SOMETHING GOOD ABOUT THIS SLICE OF PARADISE YOU LIVE IN AND THE AWESOME PEOPLE AROUND YOU. BIG LOVE WANAKA. MFC NOT NICE HAVING YOUR DOG HIT BY A CAR BUT MAYBE IT SHOULD’VE BEEN ON A LEAD? TOO MANY DOGS ARE LEFT TO ROAM AROUND FREELY, AN ACCIDENT WAITING TO HAPPEN! WHY NOT PUT THE ROWING CLUB SHED IN THE FAR CORNER OF THE RUGBY FIELD WHERE THE FERRIS WHEEL IS DURING A + P SHOW. SHORT WALK ACROSS TO THE LAKE. FACT: CAMELS CAN FLY QUITE FAR WHEN THEY USE A TRAMPOLINE IN A HAULING SOUTHERLY THE LUGGATE BIKE JUMPS R 4 PUSH BIKES. SO TO THE RIDER ON THE CR 500 MOTORBIKE WHO WRECKS ALL THE JUMPS – GO AWAY!

Thanks to some, goodbye to all Thanks to the supporters of my letters to the Sun, Brent, Alan, Tony and others. To the narrow minded, who think poor people shouldn’t live here. Have a happy life. To the Council and their continued waste of water. What can one say “stop it”. To the LOCAL man, who gave me a mouth full of abuse when my car broke down. Shame I wasn’t in full form or he would have got my reply. To the ‘other’ LOCAL man who stopped and helped me, a big thank you. For all the people that seem to have got it into their heads that our local supermarket is the most expensive in NZ. It isn’t!! And I won’t be sad to not have to try to explain that again. But whatever you think, it’s not the checkout staff that needs to cop this. As a lovely person I know said recently, “never say the man’s name of the well, you will never drink from”. Anne Coulthard Lake Hawea

Small town democracy Congratulations on an important editorial(Wanaka Sun, April 7). Men and women in years gone were not given the vote, they had to fight for it. That meant standing up to serious intimidation from bosses and possibly their landlords. The courage of these men and women made it possible for us to enjoy the freedoms that democracy gives us. But with freedom comes responsibility, which means more than voting every three years. Yes, I know it’s hard speaking out in a small community. We all like to be liked. Even opinionated people like me can hesitate before putting pen to paper, wondering if it’s worth the candle. But living in a democracy means we are all entitled to express our opinion. The least we can do is respect that right. After all, non violent conflict makes for a healthy democracy, and a more interesting one. So I urge people, if you feel strongly about something don’t let it fester, speak up. Christopher Horan Lake Hawea

FOR THE PRICE OF THE PIES YOU SHOULD HAVE BOUGHT TWO. 2 THE GUY BIKING ON CARDRONA ROAD ON SATURDAY I’M VERY SORRY 2 SCARE U DIDN’T C U UNTIL I WAS PASSING AND THEN IT WAS 2 LATE MY APOLOGIES AGAIN SORRY Saskia darling, happy birthday from us two. kisses. good luck in your exam too! HOW ABOUT PUTTING ROWING SHED @ 3 PARKS WITH THE OTHER SPORTING FACILITIES - YEAH RIGHT! WELL DONE QLDC - FIRST MESS UP! OH WANAKA YOU LITTLE FLIRT, HOW BEAUTIFUL YOU LOOKED THIS MORNING ON THE WALK TO WORK. Community Networks manager “surprise” resignation, the second “surprise” resignation to the Trust and again after only 10 months, is something about the structure not working? Thank you to the two people who donated firewood to me and my kids. much appreciated by us. Happy happy birthday to my favourite Godmother Marion, thinking of you xx lots of love - The brat

Thursday 14 March to Wednesday 20 April 2011

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HAWEA COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION PUBLIC MEETING; EASTER 2011 The SECOND public meeting for 2011 is to be held at the Hawea Community Centre, Myra Street, Lake Hawea beginning at 9:30am on Saturday 23RD April (Easter Saturday). Members of the Association and interested members of the public are invited to the meeting. Community concerns relating to Lake Hawea, John Creek, Hawea Flat and the Maungawera area can be discussed. There will be explanation of the finalised approved plan for the 3 picnic nodes on the foreshore (Scotts Beach and the two nodes on the Eslanade). Work on these three areas is to begin very soon.

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sunclassifieds OPEN HOMES DIRECTORY Address

Time

Date

Price

Agent

HERON GREEN, RIVERSIDE PARK

1-4pm

16/04/11

Show Home

STONEWOOD HOMES

HERON GREEN, RIVERSIDE PARK

1-4pm

17/04/11

Show Home

STONEWOOD HOMES

2 WARBLER LANE

4pm

14/04/11

Auction

HARCOURTS

38 HARDIE PLACE

5pm

14/04/11

Deadline Sale

HARCOURTS

15B RATA STREET

11am

16/04/11

Deadline Sale

HARCOURTS

51 NICHOL STREET, LAKE HAWEA

11am

16/04/11

$575,000

HARCOURTS

ALBERT TOWN EAST - SECTIONS

11:30

16/04/11

$235,000 Each

HARCOURTS

16 LAKEVIEW TERRACE, LAKE HAWEA

12pm

16/04/11

$495,000

HARCOURTS

41 MCDOUGALL STREET

12pm

16/04/11

Auction

HARCOURTS

36B MT IRON DRIVE

12:15pm 16/04/11

By Negotiation

HARCOURTS

41 MCDOUGALL STREET

1pm

16/04/11

Auction On-site

HARCOURTS

4 MORAINE PLACE, LAKE HAWEA

1pm

16/04/11

$480,000

HARCOURTS

39 KINGS DRIVE

1pm

16/04/11

Auction

HARCOURTS

2 SKYLARK PLACE, LAKE HAWEA

2pm

16/04/11

$160,000

HARCOURTS

9 TYNDALL STREET

2pm

16/04/11

Auction

HARCOURTS

1 APOLLO PLACE

2pm

16/04/11

$384,000

HARCOURTS

10 OLD RACECOURSE ROAD

3pm

16/04/11

$699,000

HARCOURTS

59B STUDHOLME ROAD

11am

17/04/11

$1.195m

HARCOURTS

38 HARDIE PLACE

12pm

17/04/11

Deadline Sale

HARCOURTS

48 ROCHE STREET

12pm

17/04/11

$715,000

HARCOURTS

5 HIKUWAI DRIVE

12pm

17/04/11

Auction

HARCOURTS

6 MEADOWSTONE DRIVE

12pm

17/04/11

$690,000

HARCOURTS

2 WARBLER LANE

1pm

17/04/11

Auction

HARCOURTS

39 KINGS DRIVE

1pm

17/04/11

Auction

HARCOURTS

5 POPPY LANE

1pm

17/04/11

$619,000

HARCOURTS

19 GRIERSON LANE

1pm

17/04/11

Auction

HARCOURTS

11 SCAIFE PLACE

1pm

17/04/11

$639,000

HARCOURTS

10 RIMU LANE

1pm

17/04/11

$545,000

HARCOURTS

23 HEUCHAN LANE

2pm

17/04/11

$495,000

HARCOURTS

31 STONEBROOK DRIVE

2pm

17/04/11

By Negotiation

HARCOURTS

28 GLENGYLE WAY

2pm

17/04/11

$347,000

HARCOURTS

249 RIVERBANK ROAD

2pm

17/04/11

By Negotiation

HARCOURTS

38 MATARAKI PLACE

2pm

17/04/11

$640,000

HARCOURTS

3 MILL END

3pm

17/04/11

$465,000

HARCOURTS

10A MEADOWSTONE DRIVE

3pm

17/04/11

$595,000

HARCOURTS

229 BEACON POINT ROAD

3pm

17/04/11

$459,000

HARCOURTS

30 DALE STREET, ALBERT TOWN

11am

16/04/11

$385,000

FIRST NATIONAL FIRST NATIONAL

100 ROB ROY LANE, WANAKA

12pm

16/04/11

Auction - 30 April 12pm

189A STONE ST, WANAKA

1pm

16/04/11

By Negotiation

FIRST NATIONAL

530 CAMP HILL ROAD, LAKE HAWEA

1pm

17/04/11

$510,000

FIRST NATIONAL

sport results

sport results

sport results

LAKE HAWEA GOLF RESULTS 10.04.2011 MT MAUDE STABLES & BRASH CUP. MEN 0-15. 1st.Skip Johnston 42 points on countback 2nd.Brent Allison 42 3rd Rick Johnson 39 16 + 1st Dennis Costello 43 points 2nd Red Stevenson 42 on countback 3rd Gerry Browne 42 LADIES 1st Linda Osborne 43 points 2nd Kay Todd 40 TWO’S Kay Todd Gerry Browne NEAREST PIN Jan Munden BRASH CUP TEAM Keven Stevenson 8218-64 Gerry Browne 82-18-64 Brian Burgess 82-16-66 Steve Trevathon 82-13-69 Neville Roberts 95-24-71 Mark Bankshaw 85-14-71

Wanaka Gun Club Championships held on Saturday 9th April Minis,15s Steve Diack (winner, Southland) A Kinimont, R Kelly,W Darling Double Rise, 20, Ray Anderson (winner, Wanaka) 19s M Sime, B Thurlow Skeet,25s, Rex Smart (winner,Wanaka) F McGarvie, D Nyhon, L Maxwell Single Rise 25s Jerry Cray (+70, winner, Wanaka) P Bayne, R Anderson, D Nyhon, A Kinimont, D Dickie, G Sanders, M Sime, P Brown, B Thurlow, R Kelly Single Barrel, 19s, Denis Nyhon (winner, Wanaka) R Anderson, P Brown, L Sanders. Points Score, 75s, Bob Waugh (winner, Moa Creek) C Meikle High Score A grade. Mike Sime (Timaru) High Score B grade. Phillip Bayne (Wanaka) High Score C grade. Ben Robertson (Wanaka) Studholme Family Cup (Juniors) Cameron Meikle. Club High Score Aggregate. Denis Nyhon High Over All. Denis Nyhon

WANAKA BOWLS RESULTS Progressive Tournament Skips Coleen Landsborough 1 Norman Matheson 2 Ray Newell 3 Seconds Marge Morrish 1 Steve Roper 2 John Barton 3 Leads Bill Wallace 1 Rick McLean 2 Rebecca Elliot 3

Tarras Golf Results Women Putting and Medal:Avril Templeton 100-26-74, 33 Putts; Margaret Sell 110-30-80, 34; Annabel Spiers 9834-64, 35. Men - Purvis Cup and Putting:John Templeton 75-12-63, 31 Putts; Bonar Rowley 93-28-65, 32; Murray Hyndman 94-25-69, 32; Russell Lovelock 87-17-70, 27. TwoMurray Hyndman

WANAKA BRIDGE RESULTS Mt Iron Stakes 3. North/South:- Jean Logan, Marion Murphy 60,86% 1. Pat Gray, Jean Stokes 60.53% 2. Ken Roberts, Hugh Simmers 60.42% 3. East/West:- Deirdre Lynch, Mo Schofield 70.39% 1. Jan Lyness, Dawn Wilson 58.66% 2. Marion Furneaux, Jenny Muir 58.33% 3.

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Issue 500 Thursday 14 April 2011

Circulation: 8,300 Phone: 03 443 5252 Fax: 03 443 5250 Text: 021 986 786 Address: Top of the escalator, Spencer House, Wanaka Postal: PO Box 697, Wanaka Managing Editor:Malcolm Frith theeditor@thewanakasun.co.nz Journalists: Sue Wards wpl@ thewanakasun.co.nz Charlotte Trundle journalist@ thewanakasun.co.nz Production: Adam Hall production@ thewanakasun.co.nz Advertising: Jude Smith marketing@ thewanakasun.co.nz Office Supervisor: Ruth Bolger admin@thewanakasun.co.nz Printed by: Guardian Print, Ashburton Delivered by: Wanaka Rowing Club Published by: Wanaka Sun (2003) Ltd

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Loss for Wanaka FC Wanaka FC 3 Queenstown Ministry 5 Allan Carmichael Wanaka FC was looking forward to the arrival of the Queenstown Ministry squad all week as the match promised to be the team’s toughest opposition yet. Both teams were at the top of the table before the match with nine points from three games. Wanaka had to field a slightly depleted side because of player injuries and

work commitments. In a closely fought first half, Wanaka played some of their finest football of the season. They used the width of Pembroke Park to their advantage with some neat play up and down each wing. The home side found themselves 1-0 down after 20 minutes, against the run of play, but soon equalised with a Jiffy Griffiths shot. Ministry scored again after a mistake by keeper Dan Roberts. Then Jiffy

scored his second goal, making it 2-2 at the break. Ministry went 4-2 up after a couple of great individual efforts. They scored a fifth goal to put the tie beyond Wanaka. Allan Carmichael scored a late consolation for Wanaka to round up the top of the table clash. The final score 5-3. Ian Bell was man of the match. The next fixture is away to Alexandra FC next Saturday

Wanaka double goal scorer Jiffy Griffiths. PHOTOS: SUPPLIED

Bang Bang: Wanaka Gun Club Championships were held last Saturday. Pictured below is Lachland Woods competing for 3rd place in C grade. Inset, Ben Robertson took the high score in C grade. Results page 15.

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A winning formula Prems 37 Cromwell 8 Seniors 38 Cromwell 16 Sideline Ram A great sunny day saw a large crowd turn out for the first home games of the season and both teams performed well and impressed. The Seniors got straight into it with a comprehensive win against a feisty Cromwell outfit. The team is fast, fit and keen. The younger players really stepped up and played great running rugby. The forwards dominated the set piece and played as a unit. It was great to see the enthusiasm of this well drilled team. Some of these players are going to apply the pressure to the Prems as the season continues. Player of the day was Evan Gardiner at fullback who had a great game. The Prems went to work against a very competitive

Cromwell side who played right to the final whistle. Once again the team played as a tight unit who applied pressure to their opposition which lead to a mistake and Adam ‘Faulksy’ Faulks scooted away to score the opening try. The teams traded a penalty before a turnover saw Jason Clarke go in at the corner after some great work by Red Tube and Reece Bradley. The Upper Clutha team were dominant but Cromwell were still in the game. An intercept saw Phil Cochrane away but realising he was going to get caught he looked for support. He had options, which said a lot, and Faulksy caught a good inside ball to go in for his second try. From the kick-off Cromwell hit straight back with a try. It was a good wake up call for

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the Prems and they responded well. Nick ‘Teddy’ Thompson scored a try after a lineout take and good team drive. Halftime 30-8. The second half was well fought by both teams and credit to Cromwell for sticking to their work. They will be a force this season. The arm wrestle continued and players came off the bench for the Merinos. They added some strength and Upper Clutha remained dominant. A late try by Stan Walker of Tarras saw the final score of 37-8. Player of the day was Byron Clarke who controlled the game well. So, it’s two wins from two. A big test next week as Arrowtown come to Wanaka: a good performance will be required as there will be no ambush this year.


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