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Down and dirty Sue Wards An action film with a difference will be shown in Wanaka next week, featuring mountain biking on Wanaka’s Dirt Park. Bike Wanaka hope to show the film, ‘Three Minute Gaps’, made by Californian filmmaker Clay Porter and featuring UK rider Dan Atherton, who spent last summer training around the Southern lakes. Trails built by locals Tristan Muirhead and Julian Thompson will feature in the film. ‘Three Minute Gaps’ will screen at Cinema Paradiso as a fundraiser for Bike Wanaka, with the proceeds going to trail building and maintenance. The club has about 100 local members. Wanaka rider Tristan Muirhead is pictured in action at the Dirt Park.

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Slopestyle for Olympics Wanaka athletes in line for medals Charlotte Trundle Chances of a gold medal coming home to Wanaka have just improved with the announcement the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will add ski and snowboard slopestyle to the next Winter Olympic Games. In slopestyle, snowboarders and skiers ride a course of rails and jumps and are judged on overall impression, amplitude, execution, difficulty of their line, landing and use of the course. Snowsports New Zealand coach and sport development director Adam Dooney said Snowsports staff cheered when they heard the news. “We have been waiting so long for this, it’s so awesome,” he said. Wanaka-based ski and snowboard slopestyle athletes with an increased chance of bringing home an Olympic medal include Jossi Wells, Byron Wells, Shelly Gotlieb, Rebecca Torr and Stefi Luxton. The announcement gives athletes much needed access to Performace

Enhancing Grants (PEGs). “The top athletes can access between $15,000 to $60,000 to help them travel the world, training and competing with coaches to qualify for the Olympics,” Adam said. A further $400,000 will be given towards the Winter Performance Programme to help Olympic hopefuls

the FIS Snowboard and Freestyle Junior World Championships. “The Junior World Championships, hosted last August in Wanaka, was a major step in gaining approval by IOC,” former Snow Sports NZ chief executive and FIS New Discipline Working Group chairman Ross Palmer said. “It’s not every day

We all have our eyes on those medals. We are all stoked and are looking forward to the next three years of hard work and fun. train all year round. Wanaka sports’ administrators have played a key role in adding slopestyle to the Olympics. Through its proposals to the International Ski Federation (FIS), Snow Sports New Zealand put themselves at the forefront of sport development in both snowboarding and freestyle. New Zealand staged the first FIS ski slopestyle competition during

that the efforts of a New Zealand NSO lead directly to a new Olympic sport,” Ross said. “We took a few risks along the way, but today’s announcement makes it all worthwhile.” Winter Games chief executive Arthur Klap said, “It shows little old New Zealand can punch above our weight. We have been pushing for this change for a while.” The 2014 Winter Games

are six months before the Olympics. “It will be hugely important for the build-up to the games,” Arthur said. Representatives from the 2014 Sochi Olympics in Russia will be attending this year’s Winter Games to watch how the event is run. The New Zealand snowsports team is currently training in Whistler, Canada, at a Spring camp. Olympic skiing slopestyle and halfpipe hopeful Byron Wells of Wanaka was excited. “It’s going to be rad to hopefully go and represent New Zealand in two disciplines,” he said. Wanaka-based women’s snowboard slopestyle medal prospect Rebecca Torr said, “The vibe going on in Whistler after the announcement today is so awesome. We all have our eyes on those medals. We are all stoked and are looking forward to the next three years of hard work and fun.” Details such as how athletes will qualify and how many places are available for New Zealand have not been announced at this stage.

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

What: Volunteering Central information session Where: Wanaka St John, 1 Link Way When: Thursday, July 7, 11am – 12pm Cost: Free What: Speaker Series: John Aspinall on sustainable farming Where: Otago Polytechnic, Level 1, 15 Cliff Wilson Street When: Friday, July 8, 12.30pm Cost: Free What: Winning on the World Stage – wine and cheese evening Where: Lake Hawea Community Centre When: Friday, July 8, 7pm Cost: $25 What: Hawea Playgroup Garage Sale and family entertainment Where: Hawea Flat Hall When: Sunday, July 10, 10am – 2pm Cost: Free entry What: Poetic Justice open mic night Where: Upstairs at Kai Whaka Pai When: Monday, July 11, 8pm Cost: Free entry What: District-wide Shaping Our Future events forum Where: The Cardrona Hotel When: Wednesday, July 11, 1 – 3pm Cost: Free


Kronic update

Ready steady snow Sue Wards This week’s snow was “better late than never,” according to Cardrona spokesperson Nadia Ellis. The resort will open tomorrow (Friday) after days of snow-making and,

Sue Wards Wanaka man Nigel Greening, who has been campaigning against the local sale of synthetic cannabis product Kronic, is biding his time in the wake of news a variant of Kronic has been withdrawn from sale throughout the country. The Ministry of Health recalled Kronic – Pineapple Express after Environmental Science and Research tests detected a prescription sedative in the smoking mixture. “Let’s just see how this plays out,” Nigel said. “The next move really is the Government’s.” Nigel has distributed only a few of the posters he designed which target the Good Group, owner of Betty’s Liquor Store in Wanaka, which sells Kronic. Betty’s is continuing to sell Kronic (but not the Pineapple Express variant). The Ministry of Health is reviewing drug legislation and intends to implement changes requiring manufacturers to prove the safety of uncontrolled psychoactive substances before sale. Charlotte Trundle A Wanaka man became so upset after his Nissan Bluebird broke down he kicked it in, then set it on fire. The incident happened on Lismore Street about midnight on Saturday. Police were called to the scene after residents heard loud noises. “We found a car which had been kicked in, all the windows were smashed, but no one at the car,” Wanaka Police Sergeant Paul Croswell said. The police left to track down the owner of the vehicle, but didn’t get too far before they were called back to the scene. “The man had used deodorant as an accelerant and set the front seat on fire, leaving the vehicle engulfed

speaking, we’re open for top to bottom skiing.” TrebleCone’swebsitestates the resort “is ready to open at the earliest opportunity,” but a spokesperson could not be contacted for comment. Seventy centimetres of snow is forecast over the next

Technically speaking, we’re open for top to bottom skiing.

Happy anniversary Longest standing Elmslie House resident Elizabeth Duncan, 91, was all smiles when she cut the cake at the tenth anniversary of Presbyterian Support Otago ownership of Elmslie House. Elizabeth was an Albert Town resident prior to moving to Elmslie House in 1996. “Everyone is so good to me and the hospitality is wonderful,” she said. Residents sang along with the Aspiring Singers and enjoyed champagne and nibbles during the celebration.

in flames,” Sergeant Croswell said.” The next day the vehicle owner went to the Wanaka Police station and claimed someone else had set his car alight: “We had seen him at the scene the night before, acting suspiciously,” he said. When questioned by police the man admitted he was the culprit. “I think he had a rush of blood to the head. As he had no insurance he wasn’t doing it for monetary gain.” The man had consumed alcohol on the night of the incident, Sergeant Croswell said. The car’s owner has been dealt with for making a false statement. He will also have to pay a council clean-up charge, and a callout fee to the fire service.

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finally, some natural snowfall. As well as snow-making, resort staff have “used and farmed every skerrick of snow” on the mountain, Nadia said. “Technically

week, after the third-warmest June on record since NIWA’s seven-station temperature series began in 1909. Only June 2003 and June 1971 have been warmer.

Ice sculpting postponed Treble Cone’s search for Central Otago’s best ice carver has been postponed until July 11, when organisers hope mountain conditions will be more suitable to hosting the ice sculpting competition. The resort’s Absolute Ice Competition will ask ten finalists to turn a one metre square block of ice into an ice sculpture in just one day. The entries will be judged by a team of experts and online voters.

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Check it or lose it Charlotte Trundle Local bar managers are urging people to use coat checks after a number of jackets have been stolen from local bars. Some of the thieves are organised criminals who use attractive women to distract their target so they can take a jacket or purse, Mint Bar manager Roz Taylor said. “We saw some of the thieves on our CCTV footage a couple of years ago - it was like Crime Watch. These people are professionals who travel the world stealing from people.” Roz came forward to tell this story so people would

think twice before leaving their jackets or purses unattended. “We see it happen every year. It’s frustrating people don’t learn. They think it is safe

stolen, but walking home in winter time in a t-shirt is terrible,” bar manager Rach Harvey said. Wanaka Police Senior Sergeant Allan Grindell

These people are professionals who travel the world stealing from people. in Wanaka, but it’s the people coming through who are the culprits,” she said. The bar offers $1 coat checks. “This is nothing compared to losing a $600 jacket.” A couple of jackets were stolen from Opium Bar last week. “It’s bad enough having your jacket

said Wanaka is a safe town but occasionally a couple of “bad apples” ruin it for everybody. “This is always a problem in the winter months. Don’t make yourself a victim: check your coat,” Mr Grindell said.

Liverpool hut, Mt Aspiring National Park. PHOTO: DOC

Te Reo Sue Wards Maori Language Week was acknowledged in Wanaka this week with some very elegant graffiti by two different artists. An anonymous writer chalked a series of translated local place

names (pictured) and proverbs around Wanaka overnight on Monday, and Wanaka’s guerrilla knitter Knitsy added a touch of whimsy with a series of knitted love hearts spelling out Haere Mai (which means ‘welcome’), also pictured.

The theme for this year’s Maori Language Week (July 4 – 10) is Manaakitanga, which Maori Language Commission chief executive Glenis PhilipBarbara described as being “about how we make people feel welcome when they

are in our company, and how we give regard to and care for others when hosting visitors.” She said Manaakitanga has influenced notions of Kiwi hospitality and will be an important tenet as New Zealand hosts the up-coming Rugby World Cup. PHOTOs: wanaka .tv

$3M plan for Cardrona Sue Wards

New plan for park Mount Aspiring National Park has a new management plan. Covering about 355,500 hectares in Otago and South Westland, the park straddles the Southern Alps between the Routeburn Track near Glenorchy and the Haast Pass Highway. Board chairperson Associate Professor Abby Smith said board members were “ecstatic” to hear that the new plan, which

has been formulated over the last ten years, had been formally approved by the New Zealand Conservation Authority. “The new plan will help DOC to manage the park effectively over the next ten years or so,” she said. “It draws attention to the importance of protecting threatened wildlife like the rare Haast tokoeka (kiwi) on the Haast Range in South Westland and the

native birds in the Dart and Routeburn Valleys. The plan also allows visitors to enjoy the park in many different ways. For example, there are places where people can go to experience a feeling of remoteness and ‘natural quiet’, and other places where helicopter landings will be permitted.” Copies of the new plan will be available for public viewing later this year.

A $3million commercial development proposed for Cardrona has been welcomed by the Cardrona Residents and Ratepayers’ Association. Auckland company Makaraka Estate Ltd has purchased a 5000sqm property at Cardrona and is finalising plans for a large commercial development there, which may include six fuel pumps, a café, museum and wine store, a general store, a 16-room accommodation lodge and a mountain bike and ski hire and retail centre.

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The general store will be the most visible part of the proposed development from the Cardrona Valley Road. Makaraka Estate Ltd,

Coupe has reportedly already identified a range of prospective tenants for the Cardrona development. The company is preparing

Some developers have totally ruined what has made Cardrona special. which has rights to petrol supplied by Gasoline Alley Services Ltd, has also proposed a fuel service station and associated commercial activity in Arrowtown. Makaraka Estate Ltd general manager Aaron

a resource consent application for the proposal which may be lodged within the next six weeks. CardronaResidentsand Ratepayers’ Association chair John Scurr said the association was in

favour of the proposed development and had been involved at the early stages. “Any investment that comes to Cardrona is great for the community and the expansion of the village,” he said. Developers have worked well with the community in the past, he said, to ensure the aesthetic values of Cardrona were protected. A Cardrona resident who asked not to be named told the Wanaka Sun, “Some developers have totally ruined what has made Cardrona special.”



Getting reconnected Sue Wards Wanaka’s Peter King (a director of Alpine Coachlines) has bought the Wanaka Connexions Bus Company, after three months of discussions with previous owners Citibus and Invercargill Passenger Transport. “It wasn’t a snap decision,” Peter said. He saw an opportunity with the business and

considered timetable changes were needed to reflect what customers wanted, he said. Peter has

he said. Theannouncementtwo weeks ago Connexions would close raised fears

It wasn’t a snap decision. made some changes to the Connexions timetable and is seeking customer feedback. “We are just trying to get things organised now so that we can operate successfully,”

of the loss of up to 15 jobs locally, but Peter has confirmed the Wanaka andCromwelldrivershave all been re-employed. “Connexions staff have been very supportive

and very helpful,” Peter said. Alpine Coachlines runs a bus service to Wanaka skifields, Wanaka Airport and Mount Aspiring National Park. Queenstown company Connectabus announced last week it would introduce a service between Wanaka and Queenstown Airport four times a day, from July 11.

Calendar girls, from left, Judy Reid, Pam Kane and Ann Saunders. PHOTO: sue wards

Tall poppies Calendar girls Sue Wards

From left, senior students Liam Green, James Glynn and Ben O’Brien. PHOTO: supplied


Holy Family Catholic School presented Tall Poppies, a musical show directed by Phillipa Wilson, to a sold-out crowd at the Lake Wanaka Centre last Thursday evening. The show tells the story of a boy called Elijah, the trials he faced as a ‘Tall Poppy’ in the modern world and how his life paralleled that of prophet Elijah who stood up to hundreds of people for what he believed in. Every pupil had their moment on the stage and sang, danced, acted or played an instrument. School productions are a biannual project for the school. - Bronnie Booth

Walking around the local landmarks of Ruby Island and Wanaka Station Park was the inspiration for a local woman to develop a calendar of historic photographs. Pam Kane was also inspired by a heritage calendar from Arrowtown and decided the idea would work well in Wanaka as well as being a good fundraiser for the Upper Clutha Lions. Since then, Pam Kane, Judy Reid and Ann Saunders have spent hundreds of

hours sourcing historic photographs from the Upper Clutha Historical Records Society, DOC, the Alexander Turnbull Library, Te Papa and a range of local families. They wanted photographs from the Upper Clutha district (including Cardrona, Matukituki, Albert Town, Makarora, Maungawera, Hawea, Luggate and Tarras) and they hoped to find photographs with a good sense of place and the “wow” factor, picturing people. The result is ‘A Walk in the Past’, which will be launched in October,

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with proceeds going to the Upper Clutha Senior Citizens’ Club, to provide outings beyond Wanaka for its members. The women said it was a privilege to hear the stories behind the photographs from local people, and they have decided to add these stories and memories to the Lions Club website. “The response to this has been so positive,” Judy said. The women have ideas and photos for another ten calendars. See classifieds for details.


Layers of success Charlotte Trundle Former professional big mountain skier turned entrepreneur Hamish Acland is one of the most influential people in the New Zealand free-skiing scene. He started the New Zealand Freeski Open, skied on the Free Ride World Tour and is now the man behind a range of merino undergarments.

when he placed third at the Nation’s Extremes in 1999. Living his dream, Hamish travelled the world competing and being a self-professed ski bum.Hisnextbreakthroughwas placing third in the 2002 Red Bull Snow Thrill of Chamonix, a major event in world skiing. Career highlights include a fifth place ranking at the end of the 2005 Free Ride World Tour and winning the Freeski

It was a huge learning curve and eye opener to what is possible when you put your mind to it.

Hamish Acland.

Hamish grew up on a farm called Mount Somers close to Mount Hutt which he frequented with his family from an early age. After sixth form Hamish struck a deal with his parents to let him leave school if he enrolled in a course. “I wrangled my way into the instructor’s course at Cardrona and moved to Wanaka,” he said. As an instructor, Hamish got a good grounding in skiing and started competing. “I saw competitions as a logical way of being able to ski around the world,” he said. Hamish first made his mark

Open NZ in 2007. Hamish has readily given back to the sport and one of his proudest moments was organising the inaugural New Zealand Freeski Open. “We got the world’s best freeskiers to come here and compete with New Zealand’s best,” he said. After the first year Hamish stepped back from the event, but said it was “a huge learning curve and eye opener to what is possible when you put your mind to it.” It was this experience which led to his next projects, purchasing NZ Skier Magazine in 2008 with good friend Neil

Kerr and soon after launching Mons Royale - a merino underwear and first-layer brand. “I had the rough idea for a couple of years and would mull it over as I travelled skiing around the world. It simply got to a point where I knew I had to go for it,” he said. “The brand was born from seeing that first layer garments totally lacked style, or if they had style they failed in mere functionality.” In 2009 the first Mons Royale range hit the shelves with some seriously hot marketing. “You need something to stand out to get attention and underwear is sexy so we use it to our advantage,” Hamish said. Now the brand is distributed around the world through more than 300 stores. “It is challenging at times as we are still a young brand trying to do some pretty big things,” Hamish said. The company backs a top team of New Zealand athletes from within the action sports community, many of whom are Wanaka-based. “There isn’t a rule book for business, we are making it up along the way and are making it happen,” he said. Whether Hamish is skiing big lines or progressing his business, he is a man who goes big in anything he puts his mind to.

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inbrief Sport funding evenings Sport Central has organised two funding seminars for Central Otago Sporting groups who wish to get more information about what funding is available for their sporting activities. Sessions will be held in Queenstown (Tuesday July 19) and Cromwell (Wednesday July 20) in response to the increasing number of funding enquires being received by Sport Central. Sport Central’s Sport and Education coordinator Bill Godsall said, “A lot of individuals, clubs and sporting groups have been affected by the current harsh economic environment along with high travel costs, which in a lot of cases if external funding isn’t sourced sporting participation will be affected.” Agencies such as the Otago Community Trust, Southland Community Trust, Central Lakes Trust, the Department of Internal Affairs and the Skeggs’ Foundation will attend and information will be available about the SPARC Rural Travel Fund and Kiwisport Funding.

Mountain moments

Sue Wards and Libby Paulin Five days of mainly armchair adventuring have ended with the conclusion of this year’s Mountain Film Festival. Wanaka turned on beautiful weather for the return of the festival’s dyno competition on Saturday. Spectators were bathed in sunshine while climbers leapt for holds on an overhanging wall. The women’s section of the competition was won by Julie Robinson (pictured) with a dyno of 1.650m. Sarah Smith placed second and then came close to the women’s dyno world record of 1.98m during the men’s section, with a dyno of 1.9m. Sarah is working on breaking this record, but it will have

to remain unofficial until the next competition. Competition was fierce in the men’s section, but in the end David Walden’s elegance won out over Ben Yates’ power. Dave won by 15mm with a dyno of 2.250m. Festival numbers were up on previous years and organiser Mark Sedon was amazed by a core of people who attended every show (65 films and five speakers). The winner of the world-first film editing competition was Scott Kennedy of Queenstown, who took home US$1000 for OCD. To give the festival extra sparkle, everyone’s favourite knitter, Knitsy, made it snow with knitted snowflakes (pictured) and snow balls adorning a tree at the Lake Wanaka Centre. PHOTOs:


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Kahu youth We can’t start this article without mentioning Matariki: so many members of the community coming together to help and join in was a truly humbling experience for us. Thank you. We’re also getting ready for the school holidays. As always, the Crib will be open from 12–4pm Tuesday to Thursday and from 3–10pm Friday and Saturday. We’ve got loads of cool things organised each day, or the guys can just come and hang out! Another great initiative we’ve got running is our young change makers, we think they’re great! Here’s Blake and Megan to tell you more: “Hey there! We’re Wanaka’s Young Change Makers (WYCM), and we’re here to make positive

change in our fantastic little town. WYCM provides the opportunity for youths of Wanaka to make an impact in our community. As an organisation we fund ourselves by running projects, which in turn fund more projects! We had a thought a little while back that was, ‘What is one thing you love in winter? That doesn’t cost lots and is of course amazing?’ So... this winter our project is to provide awesome food at an awesome price for you, the awesome people in Wanaka. Over five weeks this winter we will be running a soup stall at the Wanaka Farmers Market. We will have a new vegan soup each week, every one designed by a local chef and cooked by the WYCM crew. This

Freedom camping

Soup-er gives us a great chance to learn some new cooking skills and also teaches us the importance of eating healthy. Remember, it’s never too late to come down to the Crib and check us out

Kahu Youth changemakers, from left: Richard Elvey, Aaron Blackledge, 19, Luke Sanders, 13, Amber Makeham, 12, Megan Sanders, 15, and Angie Griffiths.

if you’re a youth wanting to make positive change in our community.” For more information on the soup kitchen, our upcoming holiday programmeoranythingelse

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Public submissions on the Freedom Camping Bill were heard by a parliamentary select committee this week. The bill will give councils and the Department of Conservation powers to decide where camping is allowed and where it is restricted to campervans with on-board toilets, and will set up an infringement regime. Local Government NZ chief executive Eugene Bowen said the bill provided a solution to the problem created by some freedom campers, but did not solve the issue of ineffective bylaws. A lot of councils could not adequately enforce their bylaws, he said. The QLDC introduced a freedom camping bylaw in May which imposed a ‘no freedom camping zone’ and an instant fine of $200 for freedom campers camping outside a designated camping area.

we offer, contact us on 443 5880, email kahu.youth@ or Facebook Kahuyouth Wanaka. The Kahu Youth Changemakers

Hot giveaway If you fancy luxuriating in a hot pool in front of an amazing view, read on. The Wanaka Sun is giving away a voucher for two adults to Hot Tubs Omarama, valued at $60. Hot Tubs Omarama is located on the right hand side of State Highway 8 as you leave Omarama, heading for Twizel. Email and tell us why you want to steep in a hot tub to go into the draw for the voucher.

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inbrief Cap lifted on landings The removal of the cap on aircraft landings at Milford Aerodrome is significant for some Wanaka-based aircraft operators. The cap was introduced under the Fiordland National Park Management Plan in 2007 to manage the effects of aircraft activity. DOC ran a competitively contested allocation process for those wishing to land at Milford, which resulted in a number of operators missing out on concessions. Minister of Conservation Kate Wilkinson announced this week the cap will be removed and concession applications reactivated for affected operators. Wanaka Helicopters’ owner Simon Spencer Bower said the DOC allocation was flawed and the change was “a good democratic decision where everyone who’s entitled can go. It just means it gives you a bit more security,” he said.

Teen talent Central Otago’s top teen music talent will take the stage in the Lake Wanaka Centre next week for Smokefreerockquest. Central Otago entrants include: Colour Classic, Mogli and the Bear, Black Camel, That Band, Legion, Dorm 9 and the Quirx from Mount Aspiring College; Triple Threat from Dunstan High School; and Feeding Dave from Cromwell College. They will play off at Lake Wanaka Centre on Friday July 15 and the two top Central Otago bands go into the final selection process to play at the national final in September.


Local issues Queenstown Lakes District Council may take an interest in the conclusions of a group of Mount Aspiring College geography students. Year thirteen geography students have conducted research into local issues such as possible uses of the old Primary School site, a gondola at Treble Cone, the new Rowing Club shed site and facilities at Three Parks. Teacher John Turnbull said the class had been briefed by a QLDC planner before they started research. “I think the conclusions they have come to could be of interest to the local council, they have done some great work,” John said. Charlotte Trundle

A kea planning its next crafty move. PHOTO: S Thakur (DOC)

Crafty kea

Front row from left: James Merchant, Henry Schikker, Hayden Walls, Matt Impey. Back row from left: Finn Henry, Brenna Johnston and Jordaine Wilson. PHOTO: charlotte trundle

Gangs of curious kea have been vandalising local DOC traps. Wanaka DOC ranger Flo Gaud is concerned our local kea population may be mimicking the behaviour of Fiordland kea, which have been observed poking long sticks through the 50mm square entrance holes of stoat boxes to spring the traps inside. Gangs of juvenile kea interfered with West Matukituki Valley predator control traps during summer, with more than 75 percent of the traps sprung. “The kea are not getting access to the bait, but must just be doing it for kicks,” Flo said. Traps near Aspiring Hut had been sprung by the boxes being rocked and rotated and in some cases

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rolled away. Rangers thought the damage had been caused by human interference until a hut warden saw the kea at work. The birds are naturally inquisitive but their fun nature can result in frustration for staff at the receiving end of their damage. “Kea can be very destructive to property, and it’s important people don’t encourage that behaviour,” Flo said. DOC advises people not to feed kea and to make food sources as kea-proof as possible. Ignoring the kea will make the birds more inclined to move on quickly. People should also not leave easily damaged articles or equipment in the open. Kea are a protected species and it is an offence to harm or kill them.


Wearable arts postponed Sue Wards Wanaka Wearable Creations organisers are “totally bummed out” the show will have to be postponed until next year – but on the plus side potential creators now have plenty of time to plan and prepare their outfits. Kate Paterson-Ross and Theresa Goodwin have been unable to book the Lake Wanaka Centre this year for the three nights they need to hold

the show. “We have investigated so many dates and alternative venues to hold the Wearables but

It seems to be an impossible task for this year it seems to be an impossible task for this year,” Kate said. Despite the delay, Kate and

Theresa remain excited about holding the show next April (April 26, 27 and 28) and hope their usual supporters get behind them – as well as people new to creating an outfit for the show. “People now have plenty of time to plan,” Kate said. The Wanaka Wearable Creations show is held approximately every 18 months and attracts a full house for the three nights it runs.

Fun on the snow The Wanaka Ski and Snowsports Club have helped many athletes live the dream to compete overseas. National Junior Champion Mac James and his sister Morgan, pictured right, who is a contender for the Special Olympics New Zealand team, are some of the local recipients of a club scholarship. “I wouldn’t have been able to get overseas without their help,” Mac said. The club assists in community based fundraising throughout the year such as convening ski racing and Art in the Park. “The majority of the fundraising goes directly to the athletes to help them travel offshore and compete,” committee member Bruce James said. Currently the club is offering four scholarships to improve snowsports skills for deserving people: Two are for primary aged children and two are for masters or the over 30s. “We hope to encourage people who are new to Wanaka to become members and share our fun in the snow,” Bruce said.

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Camping ground review A review of Queenstown Lakes District camping grounds will be brought forward to next year so the council can make decisions about financial investment. New freedom-camping legislation was expected to result in an increase in demand for low-cost camping facilities, which would be considered in the review and the decision to locate Wanaka’s sporting facilities at Three Parks, east of Wanaka, also necessitated short-term investment decisions. QLDC chief executive Debra Lawson said last week that council needed to make decisions about the long term future of both the Wanaka and Glendhu camping groups, “as they do not currently meet basic standards.” A review of council camping grounds began in 2006 and an interim review had not been planned until 2016.

Parkins Bay Glendhu Bay golf resort developer Parkins Bay Preserve Ltd must provide additional evidence to the Environment Court to back its development plans. Parkins Bay Ltd has proposed a $75million 18hole golf course, lakeside clubhouse, luxury lodge and 42 residential homes on the southwestern shoreline of Lake Wanaka. The Upper Clutha Tracks Trust, the Upper Clutha Environmental Society and Wanaka holiday home owner Dennis Thorn all appealed the resort’s resource consent to the Environment Court. The court asked the company to submit further evidence of mitigation and environmental compensation to address their concerns and a spokesperson for Parkins Bay Ltd said additional evidence will be circulated to all parties this week.

Mini Oscars Mount Aspiring College’s future film-makers enjoyed their own festival last Friday, with Year 10 students participating in the MACFACs (Mount Aspiring College Film Awards Ceremony). Nine groups screened their films, based on themes from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. The students wrote, filmed and edited the short movies themselves over the last term.

Year 10TC students, from left, Marco Guglietta, Sam Hadida, Eden Brown, Kasper Humphrey and Ben Robertson.

The screening was followed by the presentation of MAC’s own version of the Oscars, hosted by student Eden Brown. The competition was judged by Antony Hansen of WANAKA.TV and media studies teacher Laura Williamson. BromeoandChardonnay took out Best Picture honours. The film was made by Ticker Tape Productions (Eden Brown, Marco Guglietta, Sam

Laura Williamson, left, and Annabel Wilson of Wanaka’s ON magazine pictured at the once-a-season magazine’s launch last week. “The people who live here excel in so many areas, something that we really noticed when putting the magazine together,” Laura said. PHOTO:


Hadida, Kasper Humphrey and Ben Robertson). The movies explored a range of topics, from rabbit hunting to bike theft, planking to true love. English teacher Annabel Wilson, who worked with the students on the filmmaking project, said, “I was particularly impressed with the variety of subjects and genre that sprang from some of Shakespeare’s timeless themes.”

The QLDC is calling for membership of a working party to review current district wards and the Wanaka Community Board. Council is required to undertake a representation review before the end of August 2012 which must consider if the current wards (Wanaka, Wakatipu and Arrowtown) and board are providing fair and effective representation to the district. “Part of the consideration will include whether the ward boundaries are appropriate and fit the communities they represent,” QLDC spokesperson Roger Taylor said. The review would also cover how councillors and community board members were elected and the role of the community board and whether other community boards should be established. “It’s essential that this review is for and by the community, therefore the Council resolved at its May meeting to call for expressions of interest from members of the public interested in being considered for membership on a review working party,” he said. Draft terms of reference for the working party are available on the QLDC website and expressions of interest should be emailed to the QLDC by 5pm, July 15.

Free dictionaries for students Every ten-year-old (Year Four) student in the Wanaka area will receive an illustrated dictionary from the Wanaka Rotary Club, with the help of the Central Lakes Trust. Students at Wanaka Primary School, Holy Family and Hawea Flat School (pictured) have received their dictionaries, and Makarora School students are next. PHOTO: supplied

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Free lunch for snow staff

Charlotte Trundle More than 250 ski field staff were well fed this week thanks to their employer Cardrona and a generous serving of community spirit. St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church donated their hall facilities and caterers 63B loaned their catering truck for the week to help staff

who in some cases had no money until they could start work. Snowboard instructor Jesse Druxerman of Canada said it has been a hard time. “I have been doing this for 17 seasons and this is the first time this has happened to me,” he said. “I am one of the lucky ones who has some money saved up.” Canadian Ryan Phillips had $250 left

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in his account. “These free meals are amazing. I eat as much as I can as I don’t know when my next meal will come. I am on the two minute noodle programme at the moment,” Ryan said. “I hope it snows soon.” Skifield staff are pictured enjoying a three-legged race on Pembroke Park in the absence of snow. PHOTO: charlotte trundle

New Upper Clutha Plunket president Carol Wyeth is pictured with her boys, ‘policeman’ Jack, 4, and ‘fireman’ Oli, 2, at Wanaka Playgroup. Carol became president in May and is busy trying to secure funding for the Plunket Room Hostess role. The initial two year funding for the role soon runs out and the role will be reduced from 18 hours to nine hours per week until funding is secured. PHOTO: nikki heath

crimeline To the American people who live here and are visiting Wanaka at the moment, Happy Independence Day for the 4th of July. For some this is probably a bad time of the year with no snow, the ash cloud and the dollar being so high. I can’t fix any of that, but I can try and get that little so and so that is littering our community with the infantile graffiti. So let’s all work on this and please report this stuff to the police. Parents check your kids school books and flat-mates any stuff written on the walls at home could be what we are looking for. The cost of cleaning this stuff is getting up there. With the weather being odd at the moment there is some black ice on the road. It has caught a couple of

you out, with a couple of crashes this week. Watch out for the likely areas that at night look wet but not sparkly with frost as the surrounding area looks like: this could be black ice. Slow down, it’s winter. Drink drivers, well not a new thing here but the maturity of it all. The country only advertises the downfalls of drinking and driving every week. Come on now do yourself a favour and pre-arrange your ride home. Look after your mates - that’s the attitude we are after. As a community we are doing well and should be proud of ourselves for getting through this period of no snow. For the lifties and instructors etc, keep your chins up and pace yourselves for when the snow comes - it will be all on. Keep up with the snow dancers and take care everyone. By Constable Greg Nolet

Organic recycling A valuable community asset has been developing over the past two years: a high quality compost product perfected through careful improvements in the management of the green waste delivery and compost production, now available to locals seven days a week (from 10am to 4pm). Wanaka Compost Products is the new business supplying this product, now the Delta green waste site has closed. Privately owned and operated by Conal Wattam, Wanaka Compost Products aims to supply the Wanaka community with this product, a beneficial use of organic waste. Green waste diverted from landfill has a positive economic, social, and environmental impact on our community, Conal said. “Now all we need is to use the compost in our parks, reserves, and gardens to close the loop on this community asset.” Wanaka Compost Products operates with a double quality assurance programme, both the New Zealand Standard for

CompostandBioGroorganic certification, to verify the production and compost quality. Temperature, moisture, aerobic condition and microbial activity are monitored, ensuring complete pathogen and weed seed kill. Laboratory testing for nutrient analysis and residues is also completed prior to any compost being sold. The problem of contaminatedlawnclippings will continue in Wanaka, Conal said, as long as people apply herbicide to their lawns to rid them of broadleaf weeds and clover. “But all is not lost: By making people aware they shouldn’t bring herbicide contaminatedlawnclippings to the green waste site we will reduce the level of contamination,” Conal said. “Currently, all lawn clippings are separated and composted for a different end use.” For all questions and any enquiries, please stop in to Wanaka Compost Products or call Conal anytime on 027 4507678.

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inbrief Makarora flood info The Otago Regional Council has been working on improving the accuracy of flood hazard information for the Makarora Valley. The QLDC hazard register does not currently identify a flood hazard area associated with the Makarora River, although it contains a number of alluvial fan notations on the eastern side of the Makarora Valley. A flood hazard map has been created by ORC staff which includes valley floor areas which may be subject to river flooding and alluvial fan areas which may be subject to debris and/or flood flows. The map will be given to QLDC for inclusion within its hazard register and the Makaroroa community will be kept informed.

Aspiring Olympians Wanaka students Tim Herbert, Gracin MeyerBudge, Elliott Mason and Finn and Hank Bilous have all been selected as part of the 2012 Youth Olympic Games development squad.


Photographer Thierry Huet considered this flamboyant sunset last week “one of the top ten - if not five” in the 20 years he has been photographing Wanaka scenes. PHOTO: Thierry Huet Photography

shapingourfuture Steve Henry About 40 people attended the second economic futures forum last week. A range of ideas towards a future of “resilience through diversity” were generated. These included creating infrastructure to enable clusters of businesses to flourish - such as mountain sports or education. Ideas put forward were evaluated on whether they could lead to an agreed future for the community, whether they kept the community’s options open and whether investment returns were evident. Twelve organisations have signed up as Shaping Our Future sup-

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porters, including the Wanaka and Queenstown chambers of commerce, regional tourism organisations and the Queenstown Lakes District Council. Supporters agree to help create a uniting future description of the region’s long-term success, which will be happening in the coming months, before having another forum to recommend actions to relevant decision-making agencies. A video record of the event can be seen on the Shaping Our Future website. A district wide events forum will be held at the Cardrona Hotel next Wednesday July 12, from 1pm-3pm.

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BOARD Thanks Wanaka Signs for your apology, but my names “KELLY” not kylie. Why can’t you get your facts right?..Pembroke Massage. Some of the decisions our council have made in the past it is easy 2 c y the new extensions 2 the skakeboard park r halfway up Helwick St !!! Does anybody here remember Vera Lynn? Why does the supermarket carpark have signs saying the carpark is only 4 their customers when in fact it is a public carpark? Why have the 2 beautiful trees been destroyed? No more pies for me thanks Could whoever took my bike from little street on friday night please bring it back. We’re all skint at the moment - think about if you had to replace a bike :( Very clever! I guess if enough people get hooked on kronic they won’t be in a position to notice the extortionate prices! Where has the humour gone? Come on guys give penbroke a break! Anyway no publicity is bad publicity right? wanaka loves you penbroke and so do I . Jo They need to be just a little less precious how anyone could take offence at last week’s cartoon is a joke as was the cartoon!!!

Signs of snow, both man-made and natural, are restoring Wanaka to its usual early July bustle and those of us affected by the weather can now focus on more than Met Vuw’s short range forecast. The Rugby World Cup is looming large in people’s minds – or at least PR people’s minds, if the media releases in my email inbox are anything to go by. Flag-bearing opportunities for children, community ballots for a chance to attend civic ceremonies for the Irish or Georgian teams, relentless ticket sale reminders: the hype is building. I’ve heard much more about September’s Rugby World Cup than I have about the general election. Chances are you can name three All Blacks more easily than you can name our three Waitaki electorate candidates*, but the general election is mere months away. This week the Labour Party made the election build up (such as it is) marginally more exciting by raising one of politics’ most feared concepts, capital gains tax. A referendum on MMP which will be held at the same time as the election should spice up proceedings too. The outcome of the election will have an ongoing impact on our region, but the impact of the Rugby World Cup here is less certain. Will hordes of rugby fans descend on Wanaka, waving their wallets? The RWC website promises “throughout the country, wherever you go, there are going to be events and experiences - things that are quintessentially New Zealand.” Wanaka events listed on the website are Wanakafest, the Winter Games, the Snow Park 7s (rugby on snow) and the Wanaka Farmers’ Market. Are we doing enough to promote Wanaka’s “quintessentially New Zealand” attractions as the rugby juggernaut gathers pace? * Jacqui Dean for National, Barry Monks for Labour and Wanaka’s Sue Coutts for the Green Party.

Rowing Club facility We are embarrassed to admit that our letter published in last week’s Wanaka Sun was in error in asserting that the ‘Stoney Creek Action Group’ was the group which had opposed the Mount Aspiring Road ‘Retirement Village’. We had attempted to confirm the information, and apologise for our failure to realise that the two groups are, in fact, separate and distinct. Our support for the Rowing Club facility however, is unchanged. John & Jill Blennerhassett

With faster traffic on Brownston Street what about some facility for pedestrians there? Wrong again, tamazapan in kronic. Harmful enough for you now? Re: turning off volcano in Chile and farm burn off. We have no control over volcanoes but we do have control over lighting fires and other unnecessary forms of air pollution. Unfortunately wrong decisions are often being made. Result = Climate change With both the met service and the moon man both saying very little snow till mid august could be a long wait. i so hope they’re wrong.

One issue that has been raised from the rowing club site controversy is the blurring of lakeside public reserve and private property. In the case of the land near the proposed site, landscaping gives a very strong impression that land which is actually reserve is private. This is an issue that affects all lakeside users. I wonder if the Sun could print, in the interests of public information, an accurate representation of the reserve boundaries around both the Millenium track and the Eely Point/ Bremner Bay/ Outlet Track. Thanks. Sharon Beattie Wanaka A photograph of the proposed rowing club shed site showing the neighbour’s boundary was printed on page 1 of the Wanaka Sun on June 9. Copies are available at - Editor

Fresh water for life I have just attended a conference with the theme ‘Fresh Water for Life’. When I said I was from Wanaka, everybody said how lucky I was to be living in such a beautiful place with all those mountains and an abundance of clean water. That got me thinking and the first things that came to mind were: didymo in our rivers, lagrosiphon and algae in our lakes and giardia in our mountain rivers. Perhaps we do not have such clean water after all and we may have to do something if we want to have some truth in our 100% pure clean green image. Mark Ayre Chairperson Central Otago-Lakes Branch of Forest & Bird

Kronic What a kronic pain! The fact that something is legal doesn’t make it right, like the opening of a brothel or a gun shop opposite a primary school. Synthetic chemicals imported from China playing Russian roulette with our mental health? I don’t want to see them on the shelf, pretending respectability. If you are so desperate for a high, there is always Mount Iron, and it’s even better if you run to the top! Jacou Albert Town

Shapingourfuture the mother of all worthless talk fests . Who pays for this rubbish? Speed humps. Humphh! Clearly approved by some guy with humping on his brain! Supposed to be a link to the foreshore? Joke. Watch the traffic jam more likely. Cars trying to turn from helwick into ardmore now nigh impossible. Long live the roundabout! What right does one man have to cut down such lovely trees that don’t belong to him alone? 30 years of growth wasted. Free sense of humour implants at the new medical centre, magic penbroke!


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Together with Parent to Parent Otago present the following Workshop: Welfare Guardianship and Enduring Power of Attorney: Are we protecting peoples’ rights or just protecting people? Wednesday July 13th at 7pm, Community Networks, 73 Brownston Street Wanaka. Please register your attendance for this seminar. Gold coin donation would be appreciated. Primary School DISCO!! Times are: Year 1 & 2 from 5pm to 6pm, Year 3 & 4 from 6pm to 7:30pm and Year 5 & 6 from 7:30pm to 9pm. It’s gonna be a sick night!”

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LEARN FRENCH IN WANAKA! Group and individual lessons - all levels. Contact 443-6629 or Beginners yoga course beings 7th july at st john ambulance room. $50 for 4 weeks. Call steff to book 0212686748 Music Lessons! Classical & Modern Piano-Vocals-Guitar & Ukulele. All ages. Fun & Creative classes.Contact Diana 021400857 or email www.earleswingchun. com. Simple and practical martial art. Adults only, but your own kids welcome. 021 558 662 English courses (ESL). Small classes, MA qualified teachers. Part/full time, evening. IELTS. 443 2375 or Pregnancy yoga classes, mondays 7pm - 8.15pm hawea flat hall. Bring a mat, blanket and cushion, call kate 443 2635 / 0276957772 Contemporary piano and keyboard lessons for adults. $25 per half hour. Call Peter on 4431537.

wanted Reliable, honest & hard working 23yr old from UK on Working Holiday Visa seeking work in area call 0221053445. Exp labourer looking for any work, 7 yrs gib fixing exp, 3 yrs landsape exp, genral building exp. Gary - 0212141648

for sale Pembroke Wines & Spirits. Your warm and relaxing meeting place for after work drinks. 24 Dungarvon Street. Pembroke Wines & Spirits. Quality wines from $10, full range of spirits. Oh and the craft beers. Yum.” Burton Unmc 158 w/cartel bindings. $375 ono. Salomon lily 139 w/lexa bindings $275 ono. Burton Driver X size 9 $95 ono. Burton sapphire size 5.5. 0220381251. Reliable Mitsubishi RVR 4WD 95, GPS, new transmission and shock absorbers, foam mattress, 255,000km. $2800 ono. WOF, REG ok. 022985294

Kiwi fruit banana chutney from Pirate Pickles at the Wanaka farmers market 4 to 6 Thursday in Spencer House Mall Tomato chutney from Pirate Pickles at the Wanaka farmers market 4 to 6 Thursday in Spencer House Mall Persimmon chutney from Pirate Pickles at the Wanaka farmers market 4 to 6 Thursday in Spencer House Mall Beat the winter blues and cure those coughs and colds with locally made natural remedies $15-$25. Text 021947475 For Sale: Mens Vera Pelle leather jacket (large brown) and Peter Herro suit 3 piece (size 102, oatmeal). Ph 03 4436463 For sale - Subaru legacy station wagon 4wd. 1995. Great, reliable mountain car. $2800 or nearest offer. Call steff on 0212686748 LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW! Check out Wanaka Mitre10 for the biggest range of SNOW CHAINS. 35 Plantation Road. Household items for sale, going cheap, double bed, sterio, etc phone text ruth 021 483 262 PUPPY needs a home! Purebreed parents, golden retriever X poodle. Beautiful black 9wo girl, smart & playful. Vaccinated & microchipped, $700ono 0221331101 Lorraine lea linen at the wanaka district club 7:30pm wed 13th july HORSE SHOE WINE RACK... metalworks gallery 54 Ballantyne, Unique + funky, ( recycled, pre-washed, minus hooves ! ! ) ph 443 1760” FOR SALE Mitsubishi RVR 4WD,1992, WOF and REGO. camping gear,snowchains included. very reliable, $3000 ono, ph 0210443276 Steel fireguard, locally made top quality $200, 900mm wide x 770mm deep x 700mm high. call/txt 021 984336. Wanaka made! Unique, warm hats and scarves, pretty jewellery, funky pottery and more at Artisans studio on Ardmore st. SUNBEAM 8 Cup Rice Cooker FOR SALE - Vsed once $25 Ph 443 2902

LADIES BIKE - Milazo ZX4000 7”” framesize 12 speed suitable for teenager - excellent condition $100 ono Ph:443 2902 CAR 4 SALE 1994 gt Subaru legacy 4wd, new Wof, alloys, cd player good condition $3200 ph Jeremy 02102793681” Lost. MacPac Raincoat. Medium size-womens. Blue and slate grey. Last seen at Matariki celebration. Please phone Diana on 021400857 Lost. earring in town doing coffee deliveries. orange glass flower. wed 29 june. love 2 have it back. sarah. 4436070 \ 0274436171

notice Do you need time out? Come to Hot Tubs Omarama relax in pure mountain water. Private & peaceful ph 034389703. Open 7 days Wanaka Songwriters!This Thursday at 7pm. Wanaka Arts Centre.Bring your originals, instruments, rhythms, lyrics, nibbles, drinks & gold coin donation. Cheers. Hawea Playgroup annual garage sale, Sunday 10th July, hawea flat hall. Cafe opens 9.30am, garage sale opens at 10am...Lots of treasures. Hawea Flat Cafe with Venus coffee, cakes, pumpkin soup, facepainting, live music n Aspiring Avalanche dog sausage sizzle at 11am

rent House 4 rent now until @ least July 18. One bedroom w dbl + bunks. SH6 hawea. Offers. 4437836. HOUSE & CAR 4 RENT ONE MONTH. September. Suit couple. Lake Hawea with NO lake view. Cheap & cheerful (rustic) Ph 4584 Caravan for rent, available for winter $75/wk. Gas cooker, fridge, tv, stereo, all kitchen equipment if required. U find the spot, we’ll deliver. Call/txt 021 984336 Single room for rent in hawea $80+ power & wifi ph 0278410879 or 4435132 after 7pm Room for rent in hawea double ensuit suits couple $180 + power & wifi ph 0278410879 or 4435132 after 7pm


Stitch N Bitch, knit n craft night, UNO bar. It’s friendly, free and warm. Beginners welcome, come learn.

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Marriage & Civil Union, also birth, separation & clearing rituals. Ph Pip Harker 4584”

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Experienced, mature, reliable nanny/babysitter available now for p/t daytime or evening childcare. References and qualifications. Call steff on 0212686748”

ENTERTAINMENT FOR YOUR FUNCTION - Diva le D’orc - song, silliness and sass! Ph 443 4584 for more info Primary School DISCO!! There will be a disco for all primary school students on FRIDAY 8th of July in the Presbyterian Hall on Tenby Street. Entry cost is $5. Food and drink will be available to buy.

PEMBROKE MASSAGE - now at the Wanaka Lakes Health Centre, cardrona rd. Phone Kelly Everest 0274653700 BOWEN THERAPY to help bring your health back in balance. Wellness Is A Cheryn on 027777 1013 for appointments.

Hands in Harmony - therapeutic massage for health and wellbeing. Call Lee ph: 443 1447 or 027 333 4909 www. Speech language therapy makes a difference if your child has communication difficulty. Call susan, your local therapist 4437747 “ Needs Window Cleaning: A thorough and friendly service. Call now for a free quote. Phone Jana 021500774,Vanessa 021555963/4432849” Running with pain? Call 4431711 for your free running assessment. Places are limited with Wendy from central lakes Physio. Need more funding? Call Fund Com for advice and assistance for nonprofit community groups. 0212700866. www.

Bridge Results Cardrona Stakes Handicap 1. North/South:Pauline Davidson, Peter Hart 58.13% 1. Marion Furneaux, Jane Hamilton 57.21% 2. Morag & Alan Chisholm 56.57% 3. East/West:Shona Johnstone, Pat Ross 59.48% 1. Mary Gibson-Collings, Mark Harry 57.16% 2. Jan Anderson, Toni Cathie 55.24% 3. Friday Bridge.1st July: North/ South:-Toni Cathie, Freda Ryder 60.42% 1. Deirdre Lynch, Daphne Stewart 55.95% 2. Lynne Fegan, Maggie Stratford 55.06% 3. East/West:Lynda Hodge, Barbara Waterford 62.50% 1. Pamela Buchanan, Errol Kelly 55.36% 2. Pauline Davidson, Hugh Fraser 53.27% 3. Wanaka Stadium Bowls results Edgewater Trophy Round 6: 1 George Cameron, Geoff Thomas, Kathie Scurr, 2 Simon Nyhoff, Neveille Findlater, Neville Dippie. Tuesday Pairs: 1 Don Urquhart & Kevin Davey, 2 Delma Guy & Geoff Thomas, 3 Ray Newell & Steve Roper. Wednesday Triples: 1 Neil Collings, Joan Smith, Bill Wallace, 2 John Gale, Betty McCormack, Stan Kane, 3 Doris Studholme, Jim Skeggs, Steve Roper. Friday Progressive: Skips 1 Peter Gray, 2 Mike

Business House Competitions Tuesday: 1 Mt Aspiring College, 2 Lions, 3 Bowl’m Over. Wednesday: 1 Wiggles, 2 Trail Enders, 3 Young Guns. Thursday: 1 D Sarginson, M Wright, R McNally, 2 P Davidson, A Chalmers, B Pringle. 3 G Dowdall, A Haig, N Walker. Tarras Golf Results Women’s Golf team Stableford: 1 B Annon & A Templeton 47, 2 K Norman & R Maddams 45. Men’s Clark Trophy Stableford: J Trevathan 75-10-65, J Templeton 76-10-66, R Lovelock 91-73-35, J Lovelock 85-12-35. Men’s Deer Park trophy: J Templeton & K Galloway Beat J & D Trevathan 1 up, J Templeton a 2 Lake Hawea Golf Club Results: Medal/LGU/Putting – 3 July 2011 0-15: S Johnston 74-767; P Hart 81-13-68; R Johnston 84-13-71 15+: G Browne 78-15-63; T Mulqueen 85-20-65; A Easte 8919-70. Ladies: A Brown 97-23-74. Putting: S Johnston 25. Closest to the pin: G Browne. Twos: K Vincent.


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Barnett, 3 Bill Hodge. Seconds 1 Marj Morrish, 2 John Barton, 3 Betty Russell. Leads 1 Bill Wallace, 2 Meryl Firman, 3 Roger Dozell. Studholme Trophy Round 7: Beacon Pt bt Rippon Lea, Scurr Heights bt Mt Albert, Meadowstone bt Bremner Park, Pembroke bt Hawea. Round 8: Rippon Lea bt Meadowstone, Bremner Park bt Beacon Pt, Pembroke bt Scurr Heights, Mt Albert drew with Hawea.

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A hard act to follow

Sideline Ram It was going to be a hard act to follow after last week’s effort, but for periods of the game it looked as though the Merinos were going to get through. Arrowtown dominated the early exchanges and drew first blood, scoring a good team try. Upper Clutha tried hard to get into the game but Arrowtown are a hard nut to crack: they play finals football very well and the Merinos were

going to have step up. Twenty minutes into the first half they did: a well taken try that went unconverted. Arrowtown immediately hit back with one of their own after a turnover. They went the length of the field to score in the corner. It was a lesson that any mistake would be punished severely. Upper Clutha now went on a sustained period of attack and pinned Arrowtown down. They managed to win a penalty after

Ryan Summerall, 12, takes aim. photo:ray o’brien

constant infringements. The game remained tight going into half time. After the break, Upper Clutha came out firing and were unlucky not to go in on a number of occasions. Stout Arrowtown defence and poor options out wide gave the visitors some breathing space. Finally the boys went in and took the lead for the first time. This spurred Arrowtown into action and they answered with two great

tries that effectively shut the contest down. The Merinos never gave up and were finally rewarded with a late try that improved the score line. At the end of the day they were beaten by a better side who took their chances well. It was a huge effort from the home side. The Merinos have great team spirit and the players never stopped trying. The coaches and managers must be applauded for their work this year.

Under 11 rugby

Upper Clutha prop Nick “Teddy” Thompson makes a blistering run up the mid-field. photo: kate dowling

Nordic sports

The lack of snow has provided an opportunity for the New Zealand Nordic Sports Development Association to visit local schools to spread the word about Nordic sports in New Zealand. So far the NZNSDA has visited Mount Aspiring College, Cromwell College and Clyde Primary School to run information sessions and a Biathlon session with laser rifles.

Nordic sports include the combination of cross country skiing, biathlon and winter triathlon, all of which take place at the Snow Farm. NZNSDA president and Snow Farm operations manager Ray O’Brien said, with Nordic sports an integral part of the Winter Games, the opportunities for Kiwis in high level competitions are up for grabs. Ben Koons,

Sarah Murphy and Katie Calder all represented New Zealand in Nordic sports at last year’s Winter Olympics. “In New Zealand, cross country and biathlon both have relatively low profiles compared to the big sponsorship and TV contracts they command in Europe,” Ray said. The NZNSDA is running a school holiday camp on the

Wanaka vs Sydney Former Australian rugby captain John Eales will accompany Sydney schoolboy rugby team the Mosman Barracudas when they visit Wanaka tomorrow (Friday) to play the Upper Clutha Open Grade 12 to 13-year-olds. The game will also be a fundraiser for the local team, and will kick off at 2pm (Pembroke Park) with a rousing haka performance by the local boys. A sausage sizzle will run during the game. Mosman coach Phil Kearns will also accompany the Sydney team.

New sponsor

Bobby Brown competes in slopestyle at 2010 Freeski Open.

New Zealand’s Freeski Open organisers have announced international outdoor equipment supplier The North Face have signed on as title sponsor of the event, which will be held this year from September 1 - 18. The Freeski Open is recognised on the international freeski World Tour alongside the world’s biggest freeski events. It covers three major freeski disciplines: slopestyle, halfpipe and big mountain. This year the slopestyle and halfpipe events will be held at Snow Park.

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Upper Clutha Under 11 continued their unbeaten run with a solid win over Roxburgh, away. The home team was short of players and numbers were made up with several quality Upper Clutha players. Upper Clutha backs performed well in the cold conditions with another bag of tries for Lachy Weir. Forward coach Aaron Nicholson was pleased with the forward effort that dominated a strong opposition pack. Unsung hero of the team, Toby Jarvie, played a strong game, tackling well. He was supported admirably by fellow forwards Cole McIntyre, Sam Pearce and Finn Hasler who all played superb games. In the backs Julius Staufenberg was the pick with some penetrating straight runs.

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