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This view from above Wanaka’s inversion layer this week also highlights the absence of snow. This shot was taken by Anna Allan from a helicopter returning to Wanaka from the Isobel Glacier on Tuesday. PHOTO: Alpine Image Co

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The waiting game Sue Wards Mother Nature is providing a challenge to Wanaka’s winter tourism industry, with late snow, volcanic ash grounding flights and Christchurch’s ongoing woes contributing to fewer visitors to the South Island. Treble Cone, Cardrona Alpine Resort and Snow Park New Zealand have all delayed their opening dates due to a lack of snow and unsuitable conditions for snow-making. The resorts’ hundreds of staff, many from out of town, are ready and available to start work and resort management have been talking to Work and Income New Zealand about options for staff in the wait for snow. Meanwhile staff are being kept busy with training and activities to keep morale high. This weekend’s forecast is for possible snow, but Treble Cone spokesman Nigel Kerr said, “I will get

excited when the snow is on the ground.” Many long-term locals will remember similar seasons when snow arrived late, he said, and having the New Zealand school holidays later in July may turn out to be a blessing in disguise. “It’s a matter of being patient with Mother Nature,” Cardrona field manager Gary

it’s having a major impact on revenue.” Late snow often stays longer, he said, which could be an advantage in September when we have an influx of visitors for the Rugby World Cup. “If we’re still sitting here on the 15th of July talking about this then we’ve got some concerns,” he said.

It’s a matter of being patient with Mother Nature. Husband said. Wanaka Chamber of Commerce president Leigh Stock said he feels for ski field operators, but many local businesses are in the same boat, having taken on extra staff for winter. “It’s pretty bleak out there at the moment with conditions conspiring against us,” Leigh said. “But the reality is we usually kick in around July. I don’t believe

The town has some bookings for the Queensland school holidays (which start next week), but not as many as usual, Leigh said. “Queensland is a good traditional market for us but they’re recovering from their own natural disaster.” A snow dance party will take place this evening at Lismore Park in the hope it will bring on the snow.

Wanaka skiers and snowboarders had a dry run yesterday. Michael O’Neale is pictured in action. PHOTO: MERRIDEE BEANGE

Noah Regan-Roach, 11, on Monday night at Lone Star with the Cardrona Parks crew. PHOTO:

sunnews events calender

A bump in the road

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

Charlotte Trundle

What: The Airbag Where: Lismore Par When: Today (Thursday), June 23, 3-7pm Cost: $15 for one hour/$10 for three hits

What: Wanaka Community Oral Health Clinic open day Where: 11 Ironside Drive When: Today (Thursday), June 23, 10am-4pm Cost: Free

What: Wanaka songwriters’ circle Where: Arts Centre When: Today (Thursday), June 23, 7pm Cost: Gold coin donation Skaterboarders may be the only people enjoying the new speed bumps.

New speed bumps on lower Ardmore Street are only good for keeping bogans in lowered vehicles out of town, a concerned Wanaka resident said. Four new crossing points with speed bumps are being installed as part of the QDLC Wanaka town upgrades along the lakefront, within a space of about 100 metres. Qualified driving instructor David Rule, who has been involved in the transport industry for many years, believes the speed bumps are nothing more than “damage causing devices and a complete overkill”. “They are far too severe,” David said. “I shudder to think what damage could be done to heavy transport equipment, not to mention the number of boat trailers using the area in summer.”

The bumps also create a crossing point for pedestrians but are not official pedestrian crossings, he said. “Drivers have no legal obligation to stop, which in an area of such a high volume of foreigners, both on foot and driving, who are not familiar with all our road rules just creates confusion and high risk,” he said. A local member of the transport industry, who asked not to be named, said the bumps were a waste of money. “There are way too many bumps, one or two would have been fine,” he said. “I am concerned they could damage trailers and cause traffic jams. The only thing they are good for is skateboarders.” St John’s operation team manager Don McMillan said the bumps would slow ambulances down so they would take the Brownston Street route.

QLDC Deputy Mayor Lyal Cocks said the bumps were all part of a “bigger plan” to remove Ardmore Street’s arterial status and divert traffic to Brownston Street, especially trucks. “They are a safety measure to slow vehicles down so the space can be shared with pedestrians, cyclists and skateboarders,” he said. There shouldn’t be any confusion with pedestrians, he said. “Cars have right of way on the Helwick Street crossings and there haven’t been any issues. People need to be patient until this all comes together.” The speed bumps may have some inconsistencies in angles but people will have to wait and see how they turn out, he said. “These upgrades benefit the community and make the lake front more of a destination.”

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What: Guest speaker Ella Lawton discussing the New Zealand Footprint Project. Where: Otago Polytechnic, Level 1, Wanaka When: Friday, June 24, 12.30-1.30pm Cost: Free

Pembroke Mall tenant Claudia McAulay planted new trees in the mall on Monday afternoon. PHOTO: charlotte trundle

What: Opera Otago: The Perils of Strong Women Where: Lake Wanaka Centre When: Saturday, June 25, 7.30pm Cost: Adults $40, Seniors $32, Children $15

What: Luggate Church decommissioning service Where: Luggate ChurchWhen: Sunday, June 26, 12.30 Cost: Free

Tenants stumped Sue Wards

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Tenants of shops in Pembroke Mall are angry that two mature trees were chopped down in the mall’s shared space on Monday morning without the consent of the mall’s body corporate. The mall’s shared space is owned by a body corporate made up of the various landlords and managed by Alistair Stark of Mead Stark. Tenants in the shops said they have been aware for months that Doughbin owner Bernie Sugrue wants to remove the trees and repave the area, possibly in preparation for expanding his business. A group of tenants retained a solicitor to write to Bernie Sugrue

last month, asking him to consult them on his plans. “It appears contrary to the best interests of all tenants of the mall to be ‘kept in the dark’ as to intended developments, which

the tenants were shocked on Monday morning when a contractor appeared and chopped two of the trees down. The landscaping company involved had been asked by Bernie

It appears contrary to the best interests of all tenants of the mall to be ‘kept in the dark’. will of course, impact on the entire mall and not just the Doughbin Tenancy,” the letter said. Chapter Five owner Claudia McAulay said the tenants’ landlords were aware of and supportive of the letter. No reply has been received to the letter and

Sugrue to remove the trees and planters and repave the mall, and were advised the work was authorised by Kevin Jackson, a member of the body corporate and owner of the buildings which house the Doughbin, Wana-Takeaway and the Snack Shack.

Kevin Jackson told the Wanaka Sun he has had no dealings with the landscaping company. “It was actually left in a loose manner to Bernie to tidy up that space,” he said. “There was no firm decision made and nothing was finalised. All I said to Bernie was for heaven’s sake, get somebody on the job and get it done.” Kevin said it was up to Alistair Stark to consult with other members of the body corporate. Alistair Stark is out of the country and could not be reached for comment. Bernie Sugrue also left the country on Sunday and could not be reached for comment.

Flights cut Just days after the Wanaka Chamber of Commerce shared its vision for an expanded Wanaka Airport, Air New Zealand announced they will cut another daily flight from the airport’s schedule. The flights are operated by Eagle Air, who increased services to Wanaka last September on a trial basis. Eagle Air has confirmed there has been an increase in bookings to and from Wanaka but not enough to make the service viable. Wanaka Chamber of Commerce president Leigh Stock said the news made no difference to the chamber’s desire to allow future generations the potential to expand the airport. “They’re talking about a current timetable problem,” he said. “We were expecting the Monday afternoon flight would be the one they pulled.” Air New Zealand intends to review the remaining flights in a month’s time. Sue Wards

poeticjustice This month’s poem was chosen by Wanaka’s Poetic Justice group at this week’s open mic night.

Snow Melt remote ridges let slip frozen ledges to the far below give rise to fingerlets of diamonds cutting canals through rock precipice adolescent ribbons tumble to original safety the lake welcomes her whanau swoops stray youngsters to her heart and dances her lullaby - Kate Bariletti

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Lost connection Wanaka-based coach service closes

Wanaka Primary School board of trustees chairman Pete Bullen and principal Dr Wendy Bamford, pictured at the new school hall with, from left (back row): Oscar Humphries, 8, and Ines Stephani, 9, (front row) Kalan Nichol, 5, and Eve Bretherton, 5.

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PHOTO: charlotte trundle

New hall complete Charlotte Trundle The finishing touches are being made to Wanaka Primary School’s new milliondollar school hall. “We have already had so many great comments about what an amazing space this is,” school principal Dr Wendy Bamford said. Cancelled assemblies and cold sports practices will become a thing of the past, with the main hall available for assemblies, physical education classes, sports, gymnastics, pantomimes and productions. The school’s board of trustees initiated the majority of the fundraising for the

project. For board of trustees chairman Pete Bullen, seeing the project through is the icing on the cake before he stands down from his position at the end of the year. “I committed six years to the board until my daughter moved onto Mount Aspiring College. It is great to see the hall nearly finished,” Pete said. “At first we never even thought we would be able to get the funding together.” The hall is being built in three stages: Stage one involved building the 600sqm school hall with sports markings and adjustable basketball hoops; stages two and three will add two 150sqm wings comprising a kitchen,

toilets, meetings room, storage space and a green room for stage productions. The first two stages of the new hall cost $700,000 and Wendy said the school is applying for funding to complete stage two, which she hopes can happen by the end of this year. Stage three is expected to cost a further $300,000 which will be carried out when funding becomes available. Education minister Anne Tolley will officially open the new primary school on August 4. It will be a double celebration with stage one of the new school hall being completed, Wendy said.

Up to 15 jobs may be lost with the closure of Wanaka-based coach operator Connexions. Connexions staff members have received letters informing them the business will close at the end of June and some staff will be made redundant. The business’s parent company, Citibus Ltd, was sold to Invercargill Passenger Transport Ltd in April. Wanaka Chamber of Commerce president

Leigh Stock said it was a straight business decision which reflects that the business was

established by Wanaka couple Ralph and Lynn Fegan and they later sold to Citibus. Connexions

it is disappointing for Wanaka that a company which started a very profitable local business has ended this way. unprofitable for PTL, but it is disappointing for Wanaka that a company which started as a very profitable local business has ended this way. Connexions was

was initially run as an owner-operator business and Leigh Stock said it may be more viable that way. “I suspect there is a business opportunity there for a transport

company who wants to focus solely on Wanaka,” he said. Connexions runs a coach service between Queenstown and Dunedin, Wanaka and Dunedin, Queenstown and Wanaka (via Queenstown airport), Queenstown/Wanaka to Middlemarch and Wanaka to Invercargill. The service from Wanaka to Queenstown airport operates three times a day. Atomic Shuttles and Intercity each run a service from Queenstown to Wanaka daily.

Gallery Thirty Three staff Melissa Reimer and Hannah Steven with their Knitsy creation. PHOTO: charlotte trundle

Knitsy’s work of art Charlotte Trundle Wanaka’s resident yarn bomber Knitsy is showing at a local gallery. Gallery Thirty Three Staff noticed the woolen creation on International Yarn Bombing Day (June 11) but it was stolen later that night. Gallery manager

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Melissa Reimer was upset the piece had been taken: “I put out the word to everyone I wanted it back,” she said. The next day a mysterious note was placed under the gallery door saying the piece would be returned, and it turned up on Sunday. “I think the thief felt bad and had a change of heart,”

she said. The graffiti knitter is someone Melissa knows. “I am keeping tight lipped on her identity. She yarn bombed the cupcakes and was inspired by the knitted breasts. I have word her favourite dress shop could be next.”



Volunteering central

Volunteers backstage at the Best of the Best. PHOTO: supplied

Sue Wards

review: Pip Harker In its fifth year, ‘Best of the Best’ is clearly enjoyed the most by the man behind it all - Rob Caig. The most endearing quality of any performer is that they are having a ball and, as Rob grinned and grooved behind his bass, there was no doubt he was. The woman behind the show, Bernie Rillstone Caig, was barely seen behind layers of keyboards, but sounded great - as did the rest of the hardworking 11-piece band.

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When it worked, magic happened: The band was tight and grooving, the mix was perfect, the singers were comfortable in their songs (and their costumes) and the audience was singing at the top of their lungs along with them. Some were even dancing in the aisles. MC Ed Taylor provided some new dance moves and titillating back stories for the “stars”. It was Bill ‘Neil Diamond’ Willis that slayed me. Clearly an experienced performer, he had a smooth golden

voice, was completely comfortable on stage and sang songs perfect for him. Paul Tamati with Ray Charles’ Shake Your Tail Feather was blinding. Alice Caig, Ashley Campbell and Ali O’Connor performing Melting Pot, by When The Cat’s Away, were sassy and saucy. Neal Godden doing Fred Dagg’s If It Weren’t For Your Gumboots was perfect, and complete with gumbootwearing dancers. When Eugene Wolfin sang Dave Dobbyn’s

Loyal the audience swore faithfulness. His pure, honeyed voice, delivery and choir-boy charms make him one to watch. All the singers had great voices but at times the song didn’t fit the performer. With 44 songs and at three hours long, some could go. This is a great fun night on the Wanaka fundraising calendar (this year the Lake Hawea Community Centre and Plunket Society benefit). Get along for a sing-along next year.

This is Volunteer Awareness Week (June 19 – 25) and Wanaka is well placed to make the most of it. Volunteering Central is up and running in Wanaka. For the last few months coordinator Gillian White has been putting the foundations in place, building relationships in the town and linking volunteers to enjoyable and meaningful activities. Anyone interested in volunteering can contact Volunteering Central to learn about the range of volunteering opportunities available in the region. “The first matches have been made

and it’s wonderful to see locals and visitors to the town getting out there and active in their community,” Gillian said. The project, which is funded by Central Lakes Trust, started earlier in the year and now a series of information sessions across the region are planned to raise its profile. “Whether you volunteer or your organisation relies on volunteers, come along and hear how we can support you and help people who want to volunteer,” Gillian said. A session will take place at Wanaka St John on Thursday July 2. Gillian is available at Community Networks each Thursday between 9.30am and 4.30pm.

goforfree Email admin@thewanakasun. with the name of Opera Otago’s double bill performance by midday Friday to go into the draw for four free tickets.

Operatic opportunity Opera Otago is preparing for its double bill comic opera performance, The Perils of Strong Women, in Wanaka this Saturday. While the opera company attracted only ten audience members to its performance last weekend in Arrowtown, the Wanaka Sun is confident Wanaka’s cultured community will turn out in higher numbers, and is encouraging attendance by giving away four tickets to the performance. The double bill performance includes First the Music then the Words (or How to Compose an Opera in Three Days) by Antonio Salieri, and The Maid Becomes The Mistress, by Giovanni Pergolesi. - Sue Wards PHOTOs: THE PHOTOGRAPHER’S STUDIO AND LABORATORY


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The famous Mr Ed If a lot more people out there would do just a little it would help Wanaka immensely.

Sue Wards Throughout 45 years of volunteer ambulance service in Wanaka, Ed King has been there for births, deaths and almost everything in between. “It’s not boy scouts you’re dealing with here, you’re dealing with human lives,” Ed often told new St John recruits, and if anyone should know, he should. Born and bred in Wanaka, he was one of the instigators of the establishment of St John in Wanaka in the early 1970s. Now 62, he spent 35 years as an ambulance officer before continuing to support the service as deputy chairman of the Wanaka Area Ambulance Committee. Ed has a unique perspective on the changes in the district which are reflected in ambulance callouts. First, the good news: there are fewer car accidents than there were, probably due to better

roads (Ed remembers many callouts to the road between Makarora and Haast before it was sealed), and accidents are less serious, possibly due to airbags. But, the bad news: youth drinking has become a much bigger problem in the last decade, and Ed has seen the results of this first hand. A father of four daughters, Ed has a dry sense of humour and firm ideas about parenting. He would have enjoyed being a counsellor, he said. “If I had time I would do that.” He often wished he could take some of the young people he has encountered with him on ambulance call-outs, to show them the consequences of drinking. One of the biggest things Ed has dealt with was the 1988 riot at the Lake Hawea Hotel. There were three ambulances. “It was an out-and-out brawl and we were struggling to cope,” he said. Wanaka’s ambulance service

was established in 1972, and with training by Dr Dennis Pezaro, an energetic new GP in Wanaka, and the establishment of the ambulance training school in Auckland, the skills and knowledge of the volunteers were quickly enhanced. One of the biggest challenges for the service has been people coming and going, Ed said. “It used to frustrate the hell out of me.” Training and equipment is expensive, so Ed urges people to “realise what is required before you get involved.” The reward for service is simple: “Just helping people really,” Ed said. He believes in the power of public service. “If a lot more people out there would do just a little, it would help Wanaka immensely,” he said. Ed has received “incredible support” from his wife and family. “Without their support this would not have been possible,” he said. Ed’s wife

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Judy has recounted what family life was like in St John Wanaka – the first 40 years, published last year. Judy said she should have realised what it would be like being married to a St John volunteer as she spent her courting days on the sidelines of a rugby field while Ed was on duty. Married life was full of interruptions, with Judy often left stranded in all sorts of places to find her own way home (which was particularly challenging in the days before cell phones and beepers). Ed’s daughters recall in the book the day they persuaded dad to be their model and they put his hair in curlers. Of course he was called out. Wanaka’s longestserving St John volunteer, Ed has finally retired, but has kept his long-standing day job as a postie. Most of all, though, Ed is looking forward to having more family time and hopefully some more golf and fishing.

Ed King, Wanaka’s longest-serving St John volunteer. PHOTO: charlotte trundle



inbrief Cromwell catwalk A Cromwell charity fashion show last weekend was a hit, raising $11,000 for Cure Kids. The show’s organisers Emma Beaumont and Hayley Anderson-Hamlin, both 18, are the only Central Otago entrants in the Cure Kids $10 Queenstown Challenge and they organised the fashion show to raise funds for the cause. During August the pair have to get from Queenstown to Auckland for only $10. The evening showcased garments from designer Christina Perriam’s winter collection, as well as gowns and bridal wear from Cheri Formal Wear. Local country-rock singer Jody Direen performed and an auction ended the evening.

Kidz In Space winner Thornton Davies of Wanaka was the lucky winner of three tickets to see Kidz In Space, playing at Mint Bar this Saturday. Kidz In Space will be playing their combination of pop, hip-hop, rock and electronica from their new album ‘Ghost’.

Queen Rae does the honours Sue Wards Wanaka Physiotherapy closed its doors last Friday with the help of a very special client. Rae Meehan, who has been a patient at the clinic for many years, regularly provides a delicious homemade morning tea for the staff and has a tendency to appear at staff events dressed as the Queen and reciting poetry. “She has kept track of our lives through poetry,” practice owner Ginny Bush said. “She’s absolutely outrageous.” Rae officially opened the clinic in 2002 and was there last Friday in her robes, poem at hand, to close the clinic in preparation for the practice’s move to the new Wanaka Lakes Health Centre. Rae Meehan (seated on a client’s motorcycle) surrounded by Wanaka Physiotherapy staff Lyn Weedon, Ginny Bush, Lizzie Beveridge and Ngaire Hastie. PHOTO: sue wards

Garden bird survey The annual New Zealand Garden Bird Survey begins this weekend. Landcare Research, Forest & Bird and the Ornithological Society of New Zealand are asking for the public’s help in spotting birds in gardens. People taking part are asked to spend one hour - anytime between June 25 and July 3 - looking for birds in their garden and recording the largest number of each species they see or hear. Survey forms are available online and results will be available on the Landcare Research website.

For adrenaline junkies Adrenaline junkies will be flocking to the New Zealand Mountain Film Festival in Wanaka next month. Alongside New Zealandmade and international films about a range of outdoor sports, the five-day festival programme also features some impressive keynote speakers. US climber Greg Child, pictured, has conquered some of the highest peaks in the world, including

Mount Everest and K2, the world’s second highest peak. Eight thousand metre peaks, A5 big-walls and 5.13 sport climbs are all part of Child’s climbing repertoire and many consider him to be one of the most accomplished all-around climbers in the world. Debbie Chambers of Auckland will talk about her experiences in adventure racing over the past 11 years, including

stories of racing in the Amazon, the glaciers of Argentina, Brazilian beaches and Australian rainforests. Local mountaineer Lydia Bradey, snow sports photographer Steve Eastwood and legendary Kiwi hard man Steve Gurney will also speak at the festival. The mountain film festival runs from July 1 to 5.

filmsforfree To celebrate Wanaka’s world-famous New Zealand Mountain Film Festival, the Wanaka Sun is giving away two double passes (valued at $30 each) to the Saturday (July 2) afternoon session, which includes two films (Eastern Rises and Crossing the Ditch) and a live talk by adventure racer Debbie Chambers. Email and tell us which US climber is speaking at the NZ Mountain Film Festival.


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The support continues A&P Society donates to Canterbury relief The Upper Clutha A&P Society has donated $10,000 to the Christchurch Earthquake Relief Fund. The society donated $10,000 to the Government-backed Relief Fund specifically targeting welfare and hardship. Society president Fe Howie said the society felt this was the best way to show support to the Canterbury exhibitors (of livestock and trade, as well as judges, volunteers or

show attendees) who have supported the show over many years. “Cantabrians have

said. “They are constantly in our thoughts as they work towards re-building their futures.”

Cantabrians have suffered unimaginable loss and heartache. suffered unimaginable loss and heartache through the quakes and we can’t begin to comprehend the stress and fear they are continually facing,” Fe

Because the society’s core focus is livestock, it has also made a $5000 donation to the Pet Emergency Earthquake Relief Fund. “Pets and animals will also be

feeling the stress and there will be cases where the owners have not the means to care nor house their animals having lost their own accommodation,” Fe said. “Many may have just run away in fear and are being picked up on the streets and require attention.” “It’s due to the wonderful support that our community and the surrounding districts show towards this iconic local community event

that we have been able to make these donations,” Fe said. The society also donated tickets to people from Canterbury who were in Wanaka during the show weekend in March. More than 30 families took advantage of the free tickets and enjoyed the show. The society is now planning the 75th Upper Clutha A&P Show celebrations, which will be held on March 9 and 10, 2012.

Love in a box

and Chapter Five staff Tina Walker (left) ow wind new their de outsi Claudia McAulay display, “Thinking of u Canterbury!”PHOTO: sue wards

The people of Christchurch have had another difficul t week, but the Wanaka Rotary Club is making it easy for locals to show their support. The national Shoeboxes of Love for Christchurch campaign encourages people to send a “feel good gift”, something non-perishable which can fit in a shoeb ox, to the people of Christchurch. Wanaka Rotary Club member Jude Smith suggested useful items such as hand cream, shampoo, hand santiser, santiser wipes, tissues, combs, hot drinking chocolate, popcorn, Nutella , honey, Lemsip, first aid items, magazines, pens, pads, colouring pencils, a torch or transistor radio. “Anyth ing,” Jude said. “The worse thing we can do is nothing.” Donations can be dropped off at Video Ezy in Spenc er House Mall and the Rotary Club will ensure the boxes’ safe delivery to Christchurch.

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sunnews Snowsports enthusiasts had a unique experience this week when they got to hit The Airbag at Lismore Park. The super-sized stunt cushion was set up with a dry ski slope run in and jump so those who couldn’t wait to try their new tricks on snow could get some training in. The airbag will be open for its last downtown session tonight (Thursday).

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Kronic targetted Sue Wards The synthetic cannabis product Kronic, on sale in Wanaka, is the subject of anonymous flyers posted around town this week. “Please don’t support Betty’s Liquor Store until sales of Kronic are no more. Safer Communities,” the flyer says. Senior Sergeant Grindell said, while Kronic is more of a national problem than a Wanaka

problem, “Kronic has been identified as a factor in crashes and incidents of driving while under the influence in the Southern Police District.” There have been no Kronicrelated incidents in Wanaka yet, he said, “but we do have concerns about its use.” The product can only be sold to people aged over 18, with the Ministry of Health having the only enforcement powers. Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne

has endorsed a recent Law Commission report recommending a preventative model be introduced where new drugs have to be proved safe before being approved for sale in New Zealand. Mr Dunne said an amendment to the Misuse of Drugs Act 2005 targeting Kronic and other widely available products could be passed by parliament within weeks.

PHOTO: charlotte trundle

Chilling out for charity Mount Aspiring College students and staff were joined by some local celebrities to celebrate the winter solstice yesterday morning by plunging into a chilly Lake Wanaka. It is the school’s seventh annual polar plunge, and the second year it has been used as a community fundraiser. This year the Westpac Trust Rescue Helicopter benefitted. A school spokesperson said it took the Year 13 students – and two brave staff members – quite a while to thaw out after their early morning dip. Pictured are Jossi Wells and Carol Little enjoying the bracing morning. Sue Wards PHOTO: KIM NICHOLL

crimeline Another surprisingly balmy week with few incidents to report. On June 16 a vehicle parked at the airport was entered and a computer, ipod, camera and cash stolen. A house on Alison Avenue was burgled; a window was broken to gain entry. The offender(s) stole a DVD player, VHS player, chrome fire tongues and size 7 female snowboard boots. A large quantity of alcohol was taken; Whyte and Mackey whiskey, Tequila, Quantro, Gordon’s gin, four bottles of Jacob’s Creek red wine, two bottles of Lindauer and Aquela wine, eight bottles of pinot gris wine and one blue pillow case which was part of a set. If someone tries to sell you these items or you know who is responsible please call the station on 443 7272 or alternatively you can call Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111. Remember good descriptions and vehicle registrations are gold when identifying offenders. The library reports a number of DVDs have been stolen. While this may seem small to some can I remind the offender(s) that this is theft and will be dealt with as such. If you regret your actions why not drop them back to the library, it would be appreciated by all. Police attended yet another vehicle accident in the CBD

where one vehicle failed to give way to another. We have had a number of locals call or pop in seeking advice regarding a variety of incidents: A resident reports their dog was shot while being walked on the Cardrona River bed (the dog survived the injury). A reminder to all persons hunting that you must be able to identify your target clearly, if you breach firearms laws you risk being prosecuted and losing your firearms licence. This dog was being walked in a public place and was under control but dog owners also must be aware if their pet worries stock that the farmer has a legal right to shoot the dog. Skateboarders do not legally have to wear a helmet and are allowed to travel on the road. Drivers are to treat skateboarders like any other vehicle. Skateboarders you have to obey the road rules, keep left and allow faster traffic to safely pass you. Don’t hug the centre line and weave in front of motorists trying to pass. Yelling or giving the fingers to another is unhelpful. If you receive ongoing nuisance phone calls such as hang ups or when you answer the caller does not speak, contact your phone provider as it is often possible to get the caller blocked. If the caller is threatening in any way please call the station to discuss further. Have a good safe week and hopefully next week we will be able to report another quiet one. By the Watchhouse Officer

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Wanaka Lakes Health Centre

Health hub is open Wanaka’s new hub of health services, the Wanaka Lakes Health Centre, opened for business this week. The multi-million dollar facility houses a range of local health services, including both medical centres. Founding partners Dr Andrew McLeod and Dr Julian Petit of Wanaka Medical Centre, Dr Simon Brebner of Aspiring Medical Centre and Ginny Bush of Wanaka Physiotherapy are very pleased with the new centre, which Dr McLeod said promotes positive

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interactions between and among the various practices. “We do better as teams than individuals,”

have also booked rooms at the centre and more rooms are available, centre manager Richard

We do better as teams than individuals. he said. Other tenants include Otago Radiology, Wanacare Pharmacy (due to open on July 1), Central Otago Optical, Lakes Podiatry and Pembroke Massage. Visiting medical specialists

Beven said. The building was blessed by Paul Tamati and Anglican vicar Denis Bartley early on Monday morning, in front of a small crowd of staff and members of the public.

Wanaka Lakes Health Centre partners, from left, Julian Petit (Wanaka Medical Centre), Ginny Bush (Wanaka Physiotherapy) and Andrew McLeod (Wanaka Medical Centre). Absent is partner Simon Brebner of Aspiring Medical Centre.


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inbrief Shrek in Te Papa Shrek’s final resting place may be in New Zealand’s national museum, Te Papa. Since Shrek’s death two weeks ago, his owner John Perriam has been flooded with requests from people who want to know whether the famous merino will be preserved. John now hopes Shrek can be preserved and put on display at Te Papa. TV crews from around the world have expressed interest in attending a memorial service for the famous sheep, who helped to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for charity.

Festival over the hill Queenstown is ramping up for its winter festival, despite the lack of snow. The American Express Queenstown Winter Festival starts tomorrow (Friday, June 24) with a fireworks display, the beginning of ten days of action-packed activities.

New life for church Sue Wards

The Luggate church has new owners. Anthony and Liz Marino of Albert Town have bought the church, and while they have no plans for it in the immediate future, Liz told the Wanaka Sun they hope to eventually transform St David’s Upper Clutha Presbyterian Church into a gallery. A decommissioning service will be held at the church this Sunday (June 26), starting with soup and buns at 12.30pm. Presbyterian minister Diane Gilliam-Weeks said, “Everyone is invited as we say farewell to a part of local history and bless it for its new beginning.”

St David’s Upper Clutha Presbyterian Church. PHOTO: nikki heath

Cyber safety expert Australian cyberspace child protection specialist Brett Lee will visit Central Otago to talk to children, parents and teachers about using the internet safely. Brett has been invited here by ECentral, the ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) cluster for Central Otago teachers. He will make an hour-long presentation followed by a question and answer session for parents and care-givers at Cromwell College on Monday June 20 and Mount Aspiring College on Tuesday June 21.

LandSAR on TV A reality TV show starring Wanaka Search and Rescue may screen later this year. The South Pacific Television crew spent two summers with members of Wanaka LandSAR. Wanaka LandSAR chairman Roy Bailey said he hopes the series will raise awareness about LandSAR’s work and help the public learn how to keep themselves safe in the bush.

shapingourfuture Uniting our people in a successful future for our district. Steve Henry In the first round of futures forums just finished, people described what success looks like in the future with a 50 year timeframe in mind. The answer was unanimous from the 240 people who attended from across the district - a diverse economy in a vibrant, safe community in a natural environment that is increasing not declining in quality. In the next round of conversations we will be generating ideas and solutions and start to prioritise our actions towards that future. The forums will take place next week in Wanaka on June 30 and Queenstown on July 5. You have two time options. Both will be held twice, from 4-6pm and repeated at 7-9pm. Please join us – it is not necessary for you to have attended the first round. Join the conversation at www.shapingourfuture.

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Dental assistant Mairi Ann McQueen, Samantha Smith, 9, and dental therapist Marie Ford. PHOTO: charlotte trundle

A reason to smile Charlotte Trundle

Dental therapist Marie Ford describes Wanaka’s new oral health clinic as “user friendly and an amazing facility.” The clinic, at Wanaka Primary School, endorses the Southern District Health Board’s approach to dental care, with parents encouraged to accompany their children to check-ups, so parental consent can be given and treatment completed in a single visit. Dental therapists

can talk to parents and care-givers about what they can do to help prevent tooth decay.

about appointment days and times. Marie said the clinic is available for free dental

User friendly and an amazing facility. The approach reflects a greater emphasis on prevention and education, which is the core of the new service. The clinic will be open eight hours a day and parents will have greater choices

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care for all children, from pre-school age up to 12 years old, who live in Wanaka and surrounding areas. An opening day for the clinic will be held today (Thursday) at 11 Ironside Drive, Wanaka, from 10am – 4pm.


Fresh ideas

Karine Moinaux.

The popularity of the Junior Masterchef TV series is helping a local woman as she sets up cooking classes for children. French-born Karine Moinaux lived in a range of countries before settling in Wanaka in 1998. She always ate what the locals ate, so she knows how to use a variety of spices to enhance dishes. Now the mother of three is offering cooking classes for children aged from five to 13-yearsold. The children will learn how to prepare their own two-course dinner, learn about fresh, healthy ingredients and play food-related games. Dishes will include New Zealand favourites and international foods, but what they all have in common is the use of fresh ingredients with minimum processing. “The children learn from a young age what’s good for them and tastes good too,” Karine said. See classifieds for details.

inbrief Winter Games on sale Tickets go on sale today for the 100% Pure New Zealand Winter Games ice sports events. A tri nation ice hockey test, speed skating and figure skating are among the ticketed events. The Winter Games will take place from August 1228 and will feature 22 snow and ice sports over 38 events, involving 1,000 elite athletes from 50 nations. Wanaka’s Cardrona Alpine Resort, Snow Park NZ and the Snow Farm will be among the venues.

Dangerous litter Three 17-year-old youths are facing a charge of depositing dangerous litter after allegedly dumping a car in Lake Dunstan last weekend. They appeared before the Alexandra District Court yesterday. Investigations are continuing into the incident.

PHOTO: Thomas Schattovits

what’s up DOC

Track highlights: Diamond Lake Conservation Area • Fabulous views of Lake Wanaka islands, the Matukituki Valley and Mt Aspiring. • Variety of walks: 30 minutes to three hours. • Winter skating on the frozen Diamond Lake. • Rock climbing crags “Sharon Stone” and ”Rock Hudson.” • Invigorating three hour loop over the Rocky Hill summit.

Jean Kenney Delays of up to 15 minutes may come as a surprise to you if you walk the idyllic Diamond Lake track at the moment. The Department of Conservation (DOC) are blasting rocks in the section between Diamond Lake and the first lookout as part of a track upgrade. This steep forested section is often hazardous in winter. Walkers will soon enjoy new boxed steps and revamped boardwalks. Back in 1993 “quirky” local, Stuart Landsborough, created

the Diamond Lake track. Stu donated much time and energy over 13 years into making the track; he also came up with a brilliant idea to get others to help. He left basic tools on the track with a note asking passersby to spend a minute digging. Little by little, sections of the track were formed - although somewhat of a ‘rough diamond’ compared to today’s track standards. DOC took over the maintenance of the track in 2006 when it became part of the Diamond Lake Conservation Area.

It receives around 20,000 visitors annually.

Did you know people have summitted carrying a raw egg? That’s pretty extraordinary! A fun run was held years ago – entrants had to complete the loop with their raw egg still intact. Visiting Diamond Lake at the moment is a real blast. Be sure to wave to your friendly DOC team.

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Mad about recycling Gina Dempster You might have been accosted by cold Wanaka Wastebusters staff with clipboards in town in the last month. Inversion month has become our time to survey Wanaka about how Wastebusters is going. Thanks to everyone who took a couple of chilly minutes to tell us their thoughts about Wastebusters, or about packaging – yes, we’ve also been doing a packaging survey as part of the Unpackit project – so an extra big thanks to anyone who filled in both. We have the preliminary results from the 185 people who filled in the Wastebusters customer survey. We were encouraged to find out that 83 percent of people thought Wastebusters often or always provides them with a quality service or product, and 73 percent of people said Wastebusters provides them with an

important service. The survey really helps us pinpoint areas we could improve. Last year people told us they found the phone system really frustrating, and we’ve invested some serious time in the past year to make our phones work better, and make sure real people answer them as much as possible. It was interesting to see 70 percent of people already knew that Wanaka Wastebusters is a community enterprise – which means our profits are returned to the community as more jobs, more recycling and more waste education services. 20% of the people who filled in the survey were visitors, so it seems most locals know that we are a community-focussed, not-forprofit organisation. To keep up with Wanaka Wastebusters latest, sign up for our email newsletter or ‘like’ our facebook page.

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Most of the 35 paid staff who work at Wanaka Wastebusters, with some of the executive committee. PHOTO: simon williams

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Red sky at night Proud supporter of U.C.R.F.C. Prem Team

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order to place the large rocks which will make up the park’s main feature. Local kayakers hope work on the course will continue this summer.


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BOARD To all you wingers out there, taking our police for doing their job. Obey the law and you will stop them from revenue gathering. It’s not rocket science. 3 cheers for our police. What ratepayer representative would oversee such a waste of rates as the ridiculous number of speed humps in wanaka do they have an interest in a garage or suspension and tyre company?? What is the law re kids/youths skateboarding down the middle of the road? An accident is inevitable and who will be blamed? The motorist of course. The proposed site 4 the rowing club is perfect. Let’s also make that area a motor craft free zone. a safe haven for families and swimming training. Surely they have better things to do then waste paper on those silly ‘ban kronic’ flyers. What about alcohol and ciggies? Oh wait they most likely drink & smoke too Isnt it amazing how many flash cars there are with broken indicators!? How about putting the rowing club building around by the Scout den at Eely point? Sure every social club would love large lake front social building. Perhaps rowers could build a small shed to store boats. Nobody would object. The `bumps` are a good start. But why not close it to cars altogether. Dog man: target dogs that roam all night, no good during day. leave vehicles in hawea alone we know informant no more notices on window screen WANAKA IS A COMMUNITY OF PEOPLE, FROM DIVERSE CULTURAL AND ECONOMIC BACKGROUNDS. NOT JUST BUSINESS OWNERS AND HOLIDAY HOMEMAKERS. Totally agree `perfect area 4 the rowers`. People opposing need 2 stop thinking only about themselves! I`ve lived here all my life & love our lake front! Rowers have my support & many others, i`m sure. the speed bumps, pedestrian refuge are awesome. they make town more pedestrian friendly for my family and tourists. it should not be a motor way for cars and trailers Love the old newspaper clipping printed in sunnews last week-titled Nothing`s Changed.....Golden Sage advice! You know why it’s called Kronic? -Because you get chronic brain damage from it! How about ken and gilbert call each other or meet for coffee. Then they can discuss Mt aspiring to their hearts content!

Wanaka has new stuff, everywhere you look. The swish new health services hub, Wanaka Lakes Health Centre, opened its doors this week, and staff from the various health practices are luxuriating in all the new space. The Wanaka Primary School has a million-dollar new hall, completing the school’s high quality facilities, and a state-of-the-art new oral health clinic (they were known as dental clinics or even murder houses in my day) has opened for business. More new stuff: Work has finally begun on preparing the new kayaking course on the Hawea River. The course was designed by a world champion kayaker, who is currently designing the Olympic kayaking course in London. We also have a new traffic obstacle course on Ardmore Street – a series of brand new speed bumps, humps or pedestrian crossing points. These have met with mixed reactions around town but the skateboarders (soon to get a new skate park!) appreciate them. New stuff everywhere: the only thing we lack is snow. Luckily we have plenty of other new stuff to keep us busy while we wait for the inevitable snowfall. How about biking the stunning new Luggate Creek Track or climbing the vertiginous new Breast Hill Track? Or visiting our new Volunteering Central HQ to sign up for some volunteering opportunities? (There are plenty, and this is Volunteer Awareness Week.) We will all be so busy utilising our new stuff that the snow fall, when it comes, will be a pleasant surprise.

Support for rowing club I fully support the location and clubroom facility for the Wanaka Rowing Club. I have seen first hand over some time now their effort and dedication, and while they are using a facility (the woolroom) away from the lake and having to cross Mt Aspiring road with long and at times unwieldy craft, they deserve to look forward to a better base facility. To the objectors, your arguments boil down to selfishness; it would be better for all concerned if you got alongside the rowing club and perhaps offered to assist with the landscaping. Graham Taylor Luggate

Mount Aspiring In response to Ken Thomlinson’s letter, I write to reiterate a few relevant facts about the naming of Mt Aspiring. 1) Turnbull-Thomson named and described (in some detail) a Mt Aspiring from Grandview. 2) Mt Aeolus fits this description perfectly, the current “real” Mt Aspiring does not. 3) Thomson took just one bearing on the mountain that he had named Aspiring and much later from a different location another bearing on a mountain that he mistook for his original Aspiring. These are the only bearings on Aspiring recorded in his field book. 4) On his first map of Otago, Thomson placed a large ? next to where he drew the current “real” Aspiring and drew an unnamed mountain where Mt Aeolus stands. 5) We have no desire to see the name of either mountain changed.

Room for rowers Re: Front page story in the Wanaka Sun – No room for rowers. I say [expletive deleted] to Peter Waters and Lyall Shearer in their claiming how a club house for storing boats would bring ruin to the area. I say they own their property and the rates they pay are for services and amenities provided by the WCB and QLDC thus doing so gives them no greater right to the lake than anyone else. It belongs to all New Zealanders. I say the council should ignore these elitist snobs and go ahead and consent to the building of a club house suitably situated for the rowers. Any activity that creates social interaction and builds team spirit can only be good for the community so why make life unnecessarily difficult for them? Rowing is a water sport. It makes sense to have a club house adjacent to the water and not where you have to risk slipping on a rocky bottom and breaking bones or damaging boats. Wake up councillors! Give them what they want, where they need it. Now! P.S I’m sure with appropriate landscaping of natives the impact of this facility would be negligible. George Clinch Tarras

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AGREE TRAFFIC CALMING BUMPS ARE ALARMING AND ASK ARE THEY NECESSARY AND SO MANY? Haha jibbers & flat peaks there’s no snow. woohoo Miss N obviously drives around with her eyes shut. I was talking to one of the workman putting in the speed humps and he said the speed and stupidity of some people was justification for the humps. She should stand and watch the traffic for half an hour instead of a photo session If the reason for bumps on lake front is to shift traffic to brownston st, wouldn’t a roundabout first have been a good idea? Any other albert town residents in the deans bank area had a problem with 2 tan pitbulls ransacking your rubbish at night? Sick of buying replacement blue bags and having my lawn looking like a bomb hit it. Needs to stop. Tie your mongrels up! To whoever took the scarf from tussocks we would like it back. Thank you


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For Sale Woodburner Metro Wee Rad used for 2 winters as new condition Best offers tel 443 9993 Gas heater. New 9kg bottle half full go.s great. 100. 00. And a Rattle gun. Fuller. Like new. Still in case. OFFERS. Text. ph.0276318445 COFFEE@YOHEI buy 6 get one free! Love loyalty Long time SUDUKO. Hand held electronic suduko game and puzzle book. Brand new. Great for winter days. $15. Ph 021 20 111 21 Heaters x 3. $25 each. Oil filled 3 fin electric heaters. Ideal for bedrooms. Excellent condition. Ph 021 20 111 21. Ski gear. Mens medium black pants $20. Childrens blue trousers and overalls size 12 $10 each. Ski bag 2m $10. Ph 443 2222. Snow Chains 3 sets all diff sizes. Come and see if one fits you! $50 each. Ph 443 2222. NCEA STUDY NOTES L1 science english maths L3 physics. Books/CDs/fold out notes. Study Pass brand. $5 each. Ph 443 2222 K2 dawn patrol tele skis 4 sale 160cm all mtn ride $100 w/ g3 bindings $200 Ph. 021705901 Tele boots 4 sale- crispi crx 4 buckle, size 26.5, top model, thermofit liner $120 ph. 021705901 Garmont veloce tele boots size 24 $50 021705901 Salomon kids performanceboots size 23.5 (6) only 1 season old $40 021705901

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food and drink Federal Diner, open 7am, 7 days, join us for breakie & meet Chris, our new hottie on the grill! We have mulled wine in the arvo. $6 peroni, wines from $7. See you soon - Federal Diner. Pembroke Wines & spirits. Biggest selection of NZ micro beers in town. Drink in or take away.

Kiwi fruit and banana chutney at the Wanaka farmers market, 4-6 pm Spencer House Mall

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Experienced housekeeper available for regular cleaning or one off’s. $25 per hour. Phone/txt 02102781263 Karuna massage now @ Health 2000 June July $50 book with Dannielle 0226152231 Fast way courier service available 3 x week at Sailz lake hawea general store KYOKUSHINKAI KARATE WANAKA. High school seniors, adults welcome . Tue 7pm, Thur 8pm. Scout Den, Eely Point. Free trial. 4432993. www. Aspiring Massage Wanaka. Deep Tissue, sport, relaxation! Trevor Bailey, certified massage therapist. Full time massage since 1994! 443-2993 or 0274222455

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WORK FROM HOME, ethical green company with everyday product rangeNo sales,develop residual income,minimal investment. Ph 0276837400. Hawea Playgroup annual garage sale, Sunday 10th July, Hawea Flat Hall. Book your space! $15 donation/trestle table, Call/txt jess to book: 0210610226. Daily cash-flow from home. Work your own hours. Free info. Wanaka Pharmacy is turning 40 & to celebrate we are giving away 40 prizes of 1,000 Healthy Rewards points! Just join up to Healthy Rewards today to be in to win your share of $4000 worth of prizes. Open meeting to learn about welfare guardianship & enduring power of attorney. 13 july @ 7pm community networks 4437799 Stitch n Bitch, wednesday 7pm @ uno bar, ardmore st, it’s friendly, free and warm! Come and learn a new skill. Happy birthday OMH. Love macro, hot dog and l banana. X Your medical centre may be on the move but your pharmacy is still right here! Wanaka Pharmacy - serving the Upper Clutha for 40 years & here for you daily until 7pm at the top of Helwick St. Remember to text your classified ad in before 4pm Tuesday. 20 words limit. Sunspots on 0220 0786 778.

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sport results Lake Hawea Golf Results 4BBB, 19-06-11: 1 Kahu Vincent & Gerry Brown Bt Steve Innes & Peter Hart 5/4. 2 Neville Roberts & Wobble Bt Kay Todd & Red Stevenson 1Up. 3 Brent Allison & Josiah Carine Bt Rick Johnston & Ashley Hale 1Up. Twos: Gerry Browne, Kahu Vincent, Neville Roberts. Nearest Pin: Kahu Vincent .


Memorial Service Graham Stott and Marcus Hoogvliet. A Memorial Service will be held for Graham Stott (Stotty) and Marcus Hoogvliet on Saturday 25th June at 2pm, Wanaka Helicopters hangar, Wanaka Airport and afterwards at Lounge Bar (above Ale House). All welcome to come and celebrate the lives of Stotty and Marcus.

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Upper Clutha U13 Gold vs Alexandra 2, 61-17, WHK Player of the Day: Sam Turner. 18 June 2011 – Upper Clutha U13 Gold vs Wakatipu 2, 7 – 52, WHK Player of the Day: Luke Jarvie Upper Clutha 13 Black vs Wakatipu 2, 0-50, WHK Player of the Day: Paul Wright, Lone Star coaches’ pick of the day : Bailey Mills. 18 June 2011 - Upper Clutha 13 Black vs Cromwell, 61 – 14, WHK Player of the Day: Joel Roberts, Lone star Coaches pick of the Day: Tim Weir, Outside Sports Parents pick of the Day: Ben Hadida.

Wanaka Stadium Bowls Edgewater Trophy (Round Three): 1 Gordon Barnes, Geoff Thomas, Roger Marshall. 2 Murray Ives, Ethel Templeton, John Leith. 3 Ken Allison, Don Stretch, Gloria Westwood. Tuesday Pairs: 1 Don Urquhart & Rob Mathewson, 2 Betty McCormack & Geoff Thomas, 3 Delma Guy & Marj Morrish Wednesday Triples: 1 Alma McRea, Jill Millar, Fred Anderson, 2 Neil Collings, Dot Roper, Jim Skeggs, 3 Gordon Barnes, Bruce Hamilton, June Bryant. Friday Progressive: Skips 1 Coleen Landsborough, 2 George Russell, 3 Kay Chatres Thirds: 1 Stuart Landsborough, 2 Ron Smith, 3 Jim Skeggs. Leads: 1 Gerard McCarthy, 2 Neil Brown, 3 Peter Cooke Studholme Memorial Round three: Hawea bt Rippon Lea, Mt Albert bt Meadowstone, Bremner Park bt Scurr Heights, Beacon Point bt Pembroke. Round four: Meadowstone bt Beacon Point, Bremner Park bt Mt Albert, Scurr Heights bt Hawea, Pembroke drew with Rippon Lea

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Bridge Results Roy Stakes 3. North/South:- Deirdre Lynch, Madeline Reveley 60.93% 1. Toni Cathie, Kate Coe 57.60% 2. Kenneth Roberts, Terry Wilson 56.67% 3. East/West:- Sherrill Catsburg, Mary Gibson-Collings 61.25% 1. Murry Pryde, Hugh Simmers 61.16% 2. Jenny Barratt, Ena Leckie 56.52% 3. Friday Bridge 17 June: North/South:- Rosemary Boswell, Marion Cameron 57.14% 1. Lynne Fegan, Maggie Stratford 56.75% 2. Alan & Morag Chisholm 54.37% 3. East/West:Errol Kelly, Toni Cathie 68.65% 1. Boyd Ottrey, Bruce Cathie 61.11% 2. Ena Leckie, Jenny Barratt 52.78% 3. Business House Bowls Tuesday: 1 Mt Aspiring College, 2 Mitre 10, 3 Plus 4’s. Wednesday: 1 G & T’s, 2 Trail Enders, 3 Turnip Tops. Thursday: 1 G Dowdall’s team, 2 R Anderson’s team, 3 RMD’s team.

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Amisfield Wine Company is now recruiting a Laboratory and Compliance Technician at our winery in Lowburn, Central Otago. Amisfield produces high quality wines across a number of varieties, predominantly Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling. The position would suit a person with qualifications and experience in laboratory and analytical stocktaking. The primary responsibility will be to conduct all laboratory analysis and compliance operations with precision and accuracy associated with the production of wine. The position requires a person with good computer and organisation skills as they will be responsible, in conjunction with the winemakers, for the record keeping associated with WSMP, SWNZ, export certification, stock movements and labelling compliance. An interest in the wine industry is vital as the position will require periods of time working in the vineyard and/ or cellar door. An interest in maintaining our social media communications would also be beneficial. A cheerful disposition and team player attitude as well as clean and tidy work habits are essential so to ensure our facility runs smoothly and efficiently. Experience within the wine industry is preferable but not essential for the right candidate. To apply, please forward your C.V. to Stephanie Lambert, Winemaker, or P.O. Box 133, Arrowtown Applications close Friday July 15th


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Notice of Intent

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Wins all round Sideline Ram A couple of great games of rugby this week saw both Upper Clutha sides secure important victories over their combative opponents. The prems travelled to Heriot to play a local side that were more than ready for the scrap. At the end

at halftime. Once in the lead they had to defend as Heriot threw everything at them. Player of the day was Brendan Cairns; a great effort from a player who has performed well all season. The seniors had a great game of rugby at home against Cromwell. The final score flattered the

A few touches of class from the prems representative players made the difference. of the day a few touches of class from the prems representative players made the difference. This was possible because of a massive forward effort, in conjunction with good defence from the back for the majority of the game. It was a tough battle and the blokes came back well after being down

seniors as it was a closefought match. After being down the boys came back to score three tries to take the lead, and eventually the win. Player of the day was Emerson Emasu; a super effort from a player who looks as though he loves his footy. The under 18s produced a totally dominant forward

effort and sticking to a game plan, paving the way for the win over the Waitaki boys. Elliot Meldrum and Henry Schikker had outstanding games in wet conditions. The under 18s have won five from six games and are marching towards the semi-finals. This week the seniors have a semi-final. The under 18s are playing the curtain raiser at Tarras. The prems take on Maniatoto, last year’s winners, at Tarras. This game represents the Neil Purvis Memorial Shield match which is played annually at Tarras. This game will be one of the best of the season and they need a big crowd of supporters there. Get there early to see the under 18s play. This grade of rugby is great to watch: the young men are fit, disciplined and courageous.

Grass roots rugby The Upper Clutha Premiers (the Merinos) are hoping for plenty of local support this week for their match against Maniototo at Tarras. The teams will compete for the Neil Purvis memorial trophy (in honour of the Upper Clutha’s former All Black) and the game is expected to be hard fought, with Maniototo at the top of the table and the Merinos in second place. “It will be a hard team to beat, but our boys have had a good year,” Upper Clutha Rugby Football Club committee member Charles Law said. Supporters are welcome and the game will be followed by a function in the Tarras Hall. There will be a draw among the team’s sponsors – who must be there to collect their prize. The game kicks off at the Tarras Recreation Ground at 2.45pm on Saturday. The Under 18s will play Otago Boys at 1pm.

Charlotte Trundle A new sports club was established in Wanaka this week. The Aspiring Athlete’s Club is for young athletics enthusiasts who would like the chance to be mentored by top New Zealand athletes. “We really want to build a decent athletics culture in Wanaka as it can be a lonely sport and it is nice to meet people with a common interest and be able to network,” Aspiring Athlete’s Club mentor Oska Inkster-Baynes said. Oska, 20, is training for selection in the 2018

Calling all athletes Mentor Oska InksterBaynes gets some running training in at Lake Wanaka.

Commonwealth Games and is one of the mentors who will be giving his time to help the newly formed group. Members will be sorted into age groups under 12, 12-14, under 16, under 19 and over 20. “This is about the kids coming and having a good time and having a good bash with some mentors,” he said. The club was formalised on Monday night and is already accepting new members. An opening night will be held on September 21 for the start of summer events. Adults are welcome to join.

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Wanaka FC: pure gold Allan Carmichael Wanaka FC played their penultimate game of the season, at home for the last time, against Alexandra. After a disappointing display last week the boys were keen to get back on form and finish the season on a high. As an extra little incentive the match was being filmed for our viewing pleasure at next weekend’s player of the year, end of season soiree. Time to forget the camera was rolling and get down to business and that is exactly what happened as Wanaka had the ball in the back of the net after less than a minute. Ian Bell pounced on a mistake from the keeper after some good work down the left from Pauly Hodgson, 1-0.

Allan Carmichael then set up Jiffy Griffiths for Wanaka’s second, picking out the advancing midfielder at the edge of the box for the Welshman to find the top corner with an uncanny right foot effort, 2-0.

ball over his marker and slotted it home with his left foot to make it 4-0. Andy Parslow got his second after Allan struck the woodwork. Allan Carmichael wrapped things up with a low drive ten minutes from

As an extra little incentive the match was being filmed. Andy Parslow made it 3-0, capitalising on another poor effort from the Alexandra keeper to tap in from close range. Pauly Hodgson, in a fine solo effort reminiscent of Paul Gascoigne’s wonder-strike for England versus Scotland at Wembley Euro 1996, lifted the

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time. Andy then had a glorious opportunity to secure his hat trick but blasted high. The game finished 6-0 to Wanaka. Wanaka’s final game of the season is away to Queenstown Rovers next weekend. Pete Reed was the man of the match.

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