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Charlotte Trundle It’s never too early to practise for the Willowridge Wanakafest polar plunge or cardboard boat race. The annual lakefront events are back this year, with competitors of all ages vying for glory. The Kahu Youth cardboard boat race had 27 entrants

last year and this year organisers want more. Boats have to made to stringent criteria: corrugated cardboard for the boat, sails, mast or paddles and duct-tape or glue on the seams. “When people try too hard they tend to sink straight away. Simple is good,” Kahu Youth race organiser Richard Elvey said.

There will be prizes for best capsize, best design, commodore’s choice and best themed. “Some people go to an amazing amount of effort to splash around for 20 seconds of glory but it’s worth it,” he said. “There are not many times in your life you can do something really dumb and get cheered on by hundreds

of people.” The rules can be found on the Kahu Youth Facebook page. The Willowridge Wanakafest Polar Plunge kicks off at 10am the same morning and is another great chance to dress up in a creative costume and jump off the jetty, Richard said. See story page 2.

Affordable housing Contentious issue back on the agenda A laughing matter page 4

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Sue Wards The vexed issue of how to provide affordable housing in the Queenstown Lakes District is back on the agenda. The Queenstown Lakes District Council is inviting members of the community to form a consultation working group to discuss the provision of affordable housing in the district, after councillors restated their support of the general objectives of Plan Change 24 in a public excluded session of their meeting in Lake Hawea last week. Plan Change 24 essentially requires developers to set aside a proportion of new subdivisions for affordable housing or pay levies. The plan change forms part of

the council’s ongoing work to address concerns about a shortage of affordable and community housing and the effect this shortage has on the welfare of the community. Wanaka councillor Jude Battson, who was present at the August meeting where the issue was debated, said council’s decision to investigate withdrawal from the plan change was not necessarily detrimental to affordable housing. “Everybody wants affordable housing,” she said. “But realistically we need to look at the bigger picture.” Jude suggested the Shaping Our Future community consultation process currently underway may be a good avenue for considering options for affordable housing in

the district. Currently the Queenstown Lakes Community Housing Trust operates a scheme to help low to moderate income households who are struggling to commit to the area because of high

because it was complex and expensive. Appellants Infinity Investments Group Holdings and Others have appealed against Plan Change 24 to the Environment Court. Last week councillors restated

Everybody wants affordable housing... but realistically we need to look at the bigger picture. house prices. A majority of councillors voted in August to seek advice on the legal implications withdrawing from Plan Change 24 after three developers, Allan Dippie, Marc Bretherton and Alastair Porter, asked councillors for the plan change to be withdrawn

their general support for the plan change. “The matter was discussed in public excluded because of the need to traverse legal proceedings,” QLDC policy and planning general manager Phillip Pannett said. “In essence the council resolved it did support the general

thrust of the objectives and policies of the plan change.” The councillors resolved to instruct the Strategy Committee to reconsider Plan Change 24 with urgency. They resolved to undertake a collaborative process with a consultation group (comprising the Queenstown Lakes Community Housing Trust, appellants and other stakeholders) and to develop a range of mechanisms to support housing affordability through the District Plan and other means. The council decided to ask the Environment Court to put on hold the appeal against the council’s affordable housing plan change, pending further mediation.


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Safety of pedestrian crossings questioned Sue Wards Local road closures and proposed pedestrian crossings were on the Wanaka Community Board’s agenda on Tuesday. A set of temporary road closures for the annual Challenge Wanaka Triathlon were approved, as was a proposal for two pedestrian crossings on Anderson Road – despite the opposition of Anderson Road resident Robert Downey, who believes the proposed sites for the crossing points are not the safest options. One proposed crossing is between Terranova Place and

Mataraki Place and the second would link to the walkway through Domini Park. Richard is concerned the sight-lines of the council’s proposed crossings are not as good as those of alternative locations

If the parents don’t care, why should I?

original sites. Richard told the Wanaka Sun he will lay a complaint with the Office of the Ombudsman after the QLDC failed to notify him in reasonable time of a MWH report. He has also made contact with representatives from Wanaka Primary School and Holy Family Catholic School to determine whether they share his concerns about the proposed pedestrian crossings. “If the parents don’t care, why should I?” he said.

he has recommended. Council appointed consultant MWH has continued to recommend council install crossings at the

Aspiring artists Wanaka model Kelly Good practises for the Passion for Fashion show.

The Aspiring Art Prize, established to foster and encourage South Island artists, will return for its fifth year in January. The total prize money of $11,000 has inspired increasing numbers of South Island artists to enter over the past five years. Prizes include the $2000 25 years and under prize, a $2000 prize for the ‘Best Landscape’, a prize for the ‘Best Young Artist’ and two smaller prizes. Main sponsor Craigs Investment Partners is sponsoring the first prize of $5000. Organiser Yeverley McCarthy said Craigs involvement has been instrumental in the success of the awards. Entries for the prize close on December 9. This year’s judges are Bing Dawe and Alexandra Kennedy.


Sue Wards Everyone from filmmakers to well-dressed pets will be catered for in Willowridge Wanakafest this Labour weekend. Festival co-ordinator Laurel Morrison said talented filmmakers still have time to submit their three minute films about ‘My Wanaka’ for the Moviefest competition. The winning prize is an overnight trip to Wellington hosted by Park Road Post Production. Entries must be received by 5pm Thursday October 13. The Big Little Duathlon and

the Pet Parade are picked to be fun family-friendly events at this year’s festival. All participants of the Pet Parade will receive a prize, Laurel said, and organisers are keeping it simple with only three categories this year: Fancy Dress, Best Trick and Most WellPresented. The buzz is building for the Passion for Fashion show, staged this year at Mitre 10. The venue will be warm and cosy, Laurel said, enabling Wanaka’s glamazons to dress up and wear their best high heels. Visit the Wanakafest website for information on all events.

Community nominations A record 35 nominations were received from around the district for this year’s TrustPower Queenstown Lakes District Community Awards. The ten local organisations nominated are: Stars In Your Eyes, the Lake Hawea Volunteer Fire Brigade, Senior Citizens Wanaka, Kahu Youth, Te Kakano Trust, Upper Clutha Tracks Trust, Wheels to Dunstan, St Columba’s Anglican Church, Community Networks and Poetic Justice Wanaka. The award winners will be announced on November 14.


Ready, set, go! Local school children competed in the Upper Clutha Athletics yesterday (Wednesday) in perfect conditions. Children aged five and six years old competed in sprints before taking part in organised and co-operative games, while children aged seven and older took part in hurdles, shot put, high jump, long jump and the 800m. Pictured from left are Anthony Edwards, 5, Henry Allison, 5, and Amba Cooper, 6, all of Hawea Flat School, warming up before their sprinting heats. PHOTO: nikki heath

New infrastructure head A new head of infrastructure has been appointed by the Queenstown Lakes District Council. Chartered transport engineer Tim James has been appointed GM Infrastructure. He is currently employed as a deputy director in the Welsh Government where he is responsible for the infrastructure and public services portfolio. Tim will begin his new role at the end of this year.

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Ready to vote? Charlotte Trundle Wanaka first time voters Harry Hewitt and Jordaine Wilson are enrolled and ready to vote but feel they have a lot a learn about national politics before they tick the ballot. Harry and Jordaine were enrolled to vote through field workers who went to Mount Aspiring College. Both agreed politics and voting weren’t a topic which came up much with their friends. “I feel I haven’t been around long enough to see what the government does and we don’t learn

Harry Hewitt and Jordaine Wilson.

much about it at school,” Jordaine said. Most young people are probably only interested in politics if it is something which affects them, Harry said. “I definitely need to research the parties more and see what they are about.” Both students said their parent’s advice would influence how they vote. Queenstown Lakes District enrolment statistics show only 60.67 percent of people aged 18-24 years old are currently enrolled to vote, even though it is required by law. In the 25-29 year old age bracket

only 51.95 percent are enrolled to vote. Nationally one in four young people will lose the chance to have their say if they fail to enrol for the November 26 General Election and Referendum on the voting system. “By not enrolling or taking part they’re putting decisions about their future into the hands of others,” national manager of the Electoral Enrolment Centre Murray Wicks said. It is not compulsory to vote but it is compulsory to enrol.

PHOTO: Charlotte Trundle

Plans for domain discussed

Business collections manager Jeremy (Bis) Bisson with Alison Mau. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

inbrief Challenge Wanaka costs Challenge Wanaka held a public meeting last week and released its financial statement to the end of March 2011, which revealed a cash profit of $18,841. The trust’s income was $426,072 (from entry fees, sponsorship and grants) and spending was $407,231 (on prize money, gear hire, consultancy and race administration fees, traffic management and road closure costs). The collapse of sponsor Western Pacific Insurance after the Christchurch earthquake resulted in bad debts of $12,000 for the trust. Challenge Wanaka also donated $9000 to the Upper Clutha Children’s Medical Trust, Rotary and the Upper Clutha Rugby Club. The trust expects to pay $587,000 for the 2012 triathlon event, compared to $407,000 for the 2011 event. Race director Victoria Murray-Orr said record numbers are expected for race day 2012 and three former champions will return to the iron distance triathlon: Jamie Whyte (NZL), Richard Ussher (NZL) and Marc Pschebizin (GER). New Zealand record holder and three-time Challenge Wanaka champion Gina Crawford will return to the sport following the birth of her son Benjamin earlier this year.

Relay for Life launch

The future use of the Hawea Domain remains uncertain after a meeting last week which saw a spirited exchange between local farmers and ‘lifestylers’. Sixteen hectares of the 40 hectare domain on Domain Road is leased as farmland, with the lease to expire next June. The domain is also used for horse races every December by the Hawea Picnic Racing Club. The possibility of using the domain to cultivate food for the community was raised at a Shaping Our Future meeting in Hawea Flat last month, but Hawea farmers were not enthusiastic about the idea at last week’s meeting, raising objections such as water restrictions, potential mess and the fact most landowners already have space for food cultivation. However the general idea of rejuvenating the domain for more community use was supported by some at the meeting. People were encouraged to take any proposals for the use of the domain to the Hawea Community Association in the first instance.

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Fair Go for Wastebusters TV One’s Fair Go crew visited Wanaka Wastebusters this week, but not to catch them out. Fair Go has started doing education segments on the show and the crew were filming a segment on recycling. Presenter Alison Mau was impressed with Wastebusters and wanted to

know why there wasn’t anything like it in Auckland. The crew looked at recycling in general and the winners of the 2011 Unpackit Packaging Awards masterminded by Wastebusters. The Fair Go episode will screen on Wednesday October 12 at 7.30pm on TV One.

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The Cancer Society’s Relay for Life will be launched today (Thursday) at Wanaka Community Networks. It will be Central Otago’s second Relay for Life, and will be held in Cromwell on March 17 and 18 next year. More than 1300 people from around Central Otago participated in the inaugural event in 2009, raising $201,130 for the Cancer Society. Funds raised from the 24-hour event will go towards support services, the maintenance of Kowhai House (accommodation for people undergoing cancer treatment at Dunedin Hospital) and funding for cancer research.

Run, jump, throw Last Wednesday was the opening of the Aspiring Athletes Club with 94 enthusiastic junior members turning up to register. The newly formed club caters for both non-competitive and competitive athletes and its programme focuses on running, jumping and throwing. The club welcomes volunteers to offer their support from holding the rake at the jump pit or coaching the specifics of a discipline.




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Hallelujah! Rehearsals for a mass community rendition of Handel’s Messiah begin next week at St Andrews Presbyterian Church on Tenby Street. The performance, which is planned for December 11, is being organised by a group of local singers including Marjon Gilbert, who said no previous singing experience is required. Rehearsals start next Tuesday (October 11) at 6pm.

Kirsten Frieling, Sarah Berger and Liz Maluschnig practicing laughter yoga at Lake Wanaka. PHOTO: charlotte trundle

Resource consents The Queenstown Lakes and the Central Otago District Councils have processed more resource consents on time in the past two years. Figures released by the Ministry for the Environment show that in 2010/11 the QLDC processed 96 percent of consents on time, while Central Otago processed 98 percent. This compared with 2007/08, when Queenstown processed 76 percent and Central Otago processed 72 percent of consents on time.


Laughter is the best medicine, so to celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week a free laughter yoga session will be held in Wanaka next Wednesday. Southern Primary Health Organisation health promotion co-ordinator Sarah Berger said by taking

their own wellbeing, and to speak about the benefits of investing in mental wellbeing. By incorporating the Mental Health Foundation’s simple strategies: connect, give, take notice, keep learning and be active into your life, you can improve your mental health and wellbeing. “Caring for our mental

Laughter is good for you, whether it’s genuine or simulated.

Safe hunting The Mountain Safety Council is urging hunters to ensure they are adequately equipped and use the Outdoor Safety Code as the basis for their preparation as they head into the hills this spring. Checking the weather, carrying some means of emergency communication (such as a mountain radio or a personal locator beacon) plus being equipped to take shelter for an extra night should things go wrong, are all key to being prepared for the unexpected, the council said. People should follow these five simple rules: plan your trip; tell someone; be aware of the weather; know your limits; and take sufficient supplies.

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part in the session people will be encouraged to find other ways to look after their mental health. “Laughter is good for you, whether it’s genuine or simulated. Research shows that laughing raises our endorphins, gives us a physical workout, and helps us to feel more confident and connected with others,” Sarah said. Mental Health Awareness Week urges everybody to take action to improve

health should be a part of everyday life: in our interactions at home, in our communities, at work and with the people around us. This week laughing together is a great place to begin. We’re encouraging people to start incorporating small changes into their lives and to work at it over time.” The session is on Wednesday October 12 at the St. John rooms, on Link Way from 5pm-5.45pm.

Rippon winner Wanaka’s Matty Town has won a ticket to Rippon 2012 in a Wanaka Sun competition. Matty answered a series of questions over three weeks, competing with other keen Rippon-goers, in order to score his ticket. Rippon organiser Lynne Christie had one last question for him this week: What band are you

most looking forward to? Matty’s answer was Trinity Roots. The Rippon crew was “stoked the ticket has gone to a long-term local who has supported the festival in the past”, Lynne said. Forty percent of the tickets for the biannual summer event have already sold out.

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Matty Town receives his ticket from Lynne Christie. PHOTO: charlotte trundle

Life on the ocean wave


inbrief POW’s next move Hawea Flat group Preserve Our Water is moving to become an incorporated society. Members of the group will meet at the Hawea Flat Hall tonight (Thursday) to discuss a constitution and consider the group’s next steps. The group is currently developing a submission on land use controls as part of the Otago Regional Council’s review of its water plan.

Promoting Lake Wanaka Cheryl Kearns. PHOTO:

Karen Wells Wanaka is about as far inland as it gets, but for local teacher Cheryl Kearns, the open spaces remind her of her years on the ocean. The current that flows through her life is that of a self proclaimed gypsy and supporter of the underdog. While Cheryl has more than a story or two to share from her life raising three children for ten years on board an ocean yacht, it was her early years in Apartheid-era South Africa that made her take hold of the freedom and simplicity life at sea provided. Cheryl grew up in a liberal family in a vibrant Jewish neighbourhood and was taught a history and viewpoint that justified a white bias. “It was an uncomfortable situation for those of us who had ideals beyond that vision,” she said. After high school a stint in an Israeli kibbutz whet her appetite for travel, and satisfied an urge to explore her Jewish heritage and embrace socialist ideals the community offered.

Returning home to South Africa Cheryl partnered with her “very creative” mother to foster the skills of local black women in fibre arts – “it was quite a counter-cultural thing to do at the time,” she said. This participation was thwarted when she met and married a New Zealander who had been sailing for five years. Though Cheryl had never been to sea the lifestyle immediately

was their base for much of the next four years, a destination which at the time held little affection. “I found the south very racist, people were quick to draw conclusions about my politics because I was South African. It was always difficult reconciling my South African roots with a political system in that nation that I found offensive,” she said. A voyage northward

I loved the physical side of life on board, the simplicity and freedom. captured her imagination and she set off for what would be a ten year adventure on board a 65ft ocean yacht. “It suited my temperament; I loved the physical side of life on board. The simplicity and freedom.” Cheryl’s three children were raised during the years she and her husband travelled. Their first voyages were to Northern Brazil then to the Bahamas, Trinidad and onward to the USA. The USA

presented the family with perhaps their scariest event in the shape of a collision with a cargo carrier during a mid-sea fuel exchange. The encounter smashed their mast and dingy and left them stranded. Assistance from the British Navy caused further frustrations as the British naval navigator struggled with the manual sextant and suffered from chronic sea sickness. After visiting ports in the

UK, Spain, Portugal and Gibraltar the yacht returned to the Caribbean from where Cheryl decided to return with her children to South Africa, and then on to New Zealand. Widowed six months later, Cheryl took on another equally challenging adventure in the form of a four year teaching degree, while running a small cleaning business. She recounts this time as amongst her proudest, juggling academic life while solo parenting. A chance holiday visit to Wanaka drew her southward, working first as a cleaner, then as a teacher at Holy Family School and most recently at Hawea Flat School. Cheryl is no less an adventurer now than in her sailing days, though her gypsy inclinations are restricted to dreams of caravans rather than boats. A desire to find herself a plot of land and get stuck into “some gritty physical stuff” is her dream. As for her children raised on board, visiting more than 20 countries before they were ten - they don’t sail; and Cheryl herself, well these days she gets a bit seasick.

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Lake Wanaka Tourism is creating a Business Forum for its members to discuss ways to increase the average length of stay of visitors to Wanaka and to encourage a higher spend. The initiative has been taken in the context of an increasingly challenging economic outlook for tourism, to ensure Wanaka is being promoted in a coordinated way. “We see great potential for Lake Wanaka Tourism members to collaborate more, particularly between the activity, transport and accommodation operators,” Lake Wanaka Tourism business development executive Geoff Marks said.

Winehouse winner Morgan Howie was the lucky winner of a double pass to see singer songwriter Mel Parsons and her band the Rythmn Kings play at The Winehouse in Queenstown last weekend.



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Winter 2011


Slow start - sunny finish Charlotte Trundle A slow start to the winter season and a change in school holidays due to the Rugby World Cup affected visitor numbers for some of the local mountains, but they didn’t let that stop them celebrating the end of the season in style. Cardrona Alpine Resort spokesperson Nadia Ellis reported a number of factors had caused a decrease in visitor numbers. “The

affected,” Snow Park spokesperson Kristy Quinn said. Closing day was celebrated with a Rasta-themed party and eight boxes were joined together for an end of season challenge. At Treble Cone the season was not a record breaker at either end of the spectrum, spokesperson Nigel Kerr said. “However ending the season ahead of budget is very pleasing considering

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Three of Wanaka’s keenest All Black supporters have each won an ‘ultimate All Black supporter kit’ from the Wanaka Sun, by telling us who they would like to see play the All Blacks in the Rugby World Cup final. Bronnie Matthews would like to see Australia play the All Blacks because “we have a score to settle there”; and both Neda Byrne and James Blunt would like to see the All Blacks play Ireland. Bronnie, Neda and James may collect their packs from the Wanaka Sun in Spencer House Mall.

The delayed opening certainly had a significant impact on overall numbers. delayed opening certainly had a significant impact on overall numbers as this coincided with the school holidays which is historically our busiest time.” Cardrona riders ended the season on a high, with a few centimetres of fresh snow and a warm, blue sky day. Snow Park reported an increase in visitor numbers due to their new park school. “The change in the school holiday schedule meant fewer youth visitors to the mountain in September, however our overall numbers haven’t been

we were unable to open until July 14.” Skiers and snowboarders wrapped up the season in an array of fancy dress outfits, while enjoying the legendary Slush Cup. There is still one more opportunity to ride Treble Cone this Saturday for the local charity fundraising day. The Snow Farm plans to remain open while the snow remains suitable for skiing.


SNOW PARK: Amy, Kit, Amy, coach, Tommy, Kaylan, George and Logan night riding before the end of the season. PHOTO: Miles Holden


CARDRONA: From left: Philipp Roth, Kevin Amacker and Remo Spieler spend some time with the giant snowman. PHOTO: SUPPLIED


Treble Cone: Fancy dress on closing day. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

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sunnews From left: Rua, Anna Easthope and Ra.

Through the keyhole

PHOTO: Rhonda Van Rooden

Stonemasonry training

Sue Wards The Alpha Club has not run out of “fabulous houses” to showcase in 12 years of organising house tours. The club has been raising funds for charities and organisations in the Upper Clutha for 18 years, clocking up more than $63,000 in funds so far. The Wanaka Scout Group will be this year’s recipient of funds from the club’s annual house tour. The Scouts have become increasingly popular in the past few years and there is a waiting list

Scouts hope to buy life jackets and new tents with the funds raised. of children (boys and girls) hoping to join. The Scouts hope to buy life jackets and new tents with the funds raised. This year’s tour will feature six “fabulous houses with fabulous gardens”, according to Alpha Club member Carol Orbell, who said the event is always a fun day out. A Devonshire tea will be served at a seventh home and there will be a demonstration of Scout activities at the Scout Den from 1-4pm the same day. The Alpha Club House Tour will be held on October 16 between 1 - 4pm. See sunspots for details.

Clever canines Charlotte Trundle Two LandSAR dogs from Wanaka are leading the way in avalanche search and rescue. Labradors Rua, nine months, and Ra, two years, gained their Advanced Operation Level qualification and are some of the only dogs in the country to have passed this exam. Handler Anna Easthope, who is also a Cardrona Alpine Resort ski patroller, has owned the pair

Ford focus at Warbirds Calling all Ford owners: Organisers of the Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow are putting together a celebration of Ford vehicles and their place in New Zealand culture and need help from Ford owners. Mainstream models are required for the ‘Ford Through the Ages’ exhibition which will be held at the airshow

next Easter. Event manager Mandy Deans said there has been a good response in rare and limited edition models but they are also looking for a representation of mainstream Fords from the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s. Models of particular interest are the Australian Falcon, Futura, Fairmont, Fairlane and Ltd, and the English Fords such as the Popular,


Anglia, Prefect, Consul, Zephyr, Escort, Cortina and Capri, Mandy said. The event is expected to attract as many as 60 vehicles.

since they were eight weeks old. She may be the only civilian in the country to own two fully operational advanced search dogs. Anna trained them as search dogs and introduced them to the ski field environment. Each dog has their own personality, searches differently and even gets their own fan mail. “They are both equally enjoyable and challenging for me as a handler. Ra is full on all the time. I suspect she is sneaking

a cup of coffee in her kennel each morning but I have yet to catch her at it. Rua is the nerd. Her searches are very methodical and precise.” The dogs also have some special talents. “I pick up a stone at the lakefront, hold it in my hand for about a minute then throw it in amongst all the other stones on the beach and Ra will sniff it out,” Anna said. “Rua loves fruit, especially apples. I should have trained her for customs work.”

People considering stonemasonry as a career or interest to follow can register for the 2012 Otago Polytechnic Certificate in Stonemasonry. Stonemasons are in high demand at the moment and that demand is likely to grow as the restoration and rebuilding of Christchurch stonework gets underway. Stonemasonry students at the Central Otago campus work on a variety of projects including renovating stonework in old Cromwell and learning on the job in work placements during the final term. Numbers are limited to a maximum of 16 and the course begins in February. Applications should be in by December.

Nikora Parsons in old


PHOTO: Isabella Harrex

U-Fly celebrates The team at Wanaka U-Fly are planning a celebration next week to mark five years in the tourism industry and 12 years on site at the Wanaka Airport. Flight instructors Ruth Presland and Wayne Allanson decided to diversify into the tourism industry to help their business flourish and have found success with the U-Fly format.

Fire risk high Dry conditions have led to accidental vegetation fires around the Upper Clutha over the past week. Farmers, rural firefighters and Department of Conservation staff have fought three fires in the past fortnight, including a minor fire in the Cardrona Valley on the weekend – which may have been caused by a discarded cigarette - and a fire on private land on the Hawea Back Road on Friday night – caused by a lawnmower. Thirty hectares of fire in the Craig Burn reserve were burnt the previous week after a planned burn-off at Glen Dene Station.

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crimescene Community cops Members of the public did their bit to solve crimes this week, with a valiant waitress and a vigilant resident helping the police in two separate incidents. On Sunday a Wanaka Ale House waitress chased three men who left the restaurant without paying for their meals. She confronted one of the men before he evaded her and ran off. The three men were seen entering the lobby of Base Backpackers. Police would like to hear from anyone with any information on these men. The same evening “diligent work” by a member of the public led to the arrest of an intoxicated young man who had used his skateboard to break into an address on Chalmers Street, Constable Peter Reed said. “This is a prime example of the Wanaka public providing quality information,” he said. “Without honest law abiding citizens the police would struggle to operate.”

Tyre slasher A volunteer fireman had his tyre slashed while he was out fighting a fire last Friday night. The fireman’s car was parked outside the Luggate Fire Station when the tyre was slashed about 11pm on Friday. A tall male in his 30s, with scruffy hair and wearing a vest, was seen walking away from the scene after the crime was committed.

More drinking An extremely intoxicated man was found by police lying on the pavement near the junction with Anderson Road and State Highway 84 early on Saturday morning. When spoken to by a police officer the man became abusive, was immediately arrested and is now facing charges of disorderly behaviour. A 49-year-old male was caught drink-driving on Flora Dora parade in Hawea and a 34 year old female was caught drink-driving on State highway 84 in Wanaka. Both drivers face court appearances and Wanaka Police said it is likely they will lose their licences and face hefty fines.

Vineyard cameras Infrared cameras are being installed at some Central Otago vineyards to catch thieves targeting diesel tanks. Diesel is used by vineyard owners to run generators which power frost-fighting windmills and Cromwell police have reported nine diesel thefts from vineyards and rural properties so far this year.

If you have information on any crimes call 0800CRIMESTOPPER (0800555111).

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Kahuyouth Where does the time go? Yet another month goes by and we’re running up a full head of steam in our little cave beneath the cinema. Firstly we would like to pass our congratulations on to theamazingBluemoon committee who have just held their fourth and final event of the biggest and most successful year they’ve had to date. So well done to Aaron, Rob, Dylan, Amelia, Nick, Ryan and all the other young people who have helped them

throughout the year; you guys rock! Secondly, our October school holiday programme is about to be released with lots of cool activities to stop the boredom this spring. As always, the activities are optional and the Crib will be open for just hanging out too. And finally, we’re hard at work preparing for this year’s Willowridge Wanakafest. We’re running our cardboard boat race once again and it’s now the fourth

year we’ve organised the Stonewood Homes parade, and it seems they’re both going to be a hit again this year! We’re also on Pembroke Park in our accurately named ‘Tent on the Park’ all weekend too; along with face painting, a sausage sizzle, a pool table and half the contents of the Crib. We’ll even be open until 9pm on the Saturday night. Also on the Saturday, look out for the Puzzling World interactive art billboard

outside our tent. We’re going to create a giant community mural and want your images to make it look awesome. See you all in the holidays! F o r m o r e information on the cardboard boat race, the interactive mural, the parade, tent on the park or our holiday programme (phew) contact us on 443 5880, kahu.youth@ or Facebook kahuyouth Wanaka - Richard Elvy and Angela Griffiths

ti The Little Jester cketgiveaway To celebrate the school holidays, the Wanaka Sun has two family passes to the Fortune Theatre’s children’s show The Little Jester to give away. The Fortune commissioned Ake Ake Theatre Company to devise a show especially for the school holidays and they came up with the story of Yugi, an 11-year-old boy sent to live with his fierce Uncle Zsarsky who belongs to a gypsy carnival troupe. The show has been described as a celebration of life, love, friendship and family, woven together in the magical world of circus. Email and tell us why your family would enjoy a trip to the theatre to go into the draw for a family pass. The Little Jester will be performed at the Fortune Theatre in Dunedin from October 10 – 22.

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inbrief Aussies to visit A $1.6m campaign to encourage more Australians to discover the South Island began this week. Working with Tourism New Zealand, Lake Wanaka Tourism is delivering the programme, alongside Destination Queenstown, Tourism Dunedin, Christchurch & Canterbury Tourism and Christchurch International Airport. The campaign’s objective is to convince Australians to hire a rental car or campervan and enjoy the South Island this summer. The campaign will be delivered across a variety of media channels including print, outdoor, online and PR over three months.

Historical calendars The Upper Clutha Lions Club is launching their historical calendar this month. The calendar is the result of a search of the Upper Clutha Historical Records Society and private collections and there will be a limited print run of 700 on sale around Wanaka. The calendar will be launched at the Albert Town Tavern this Sunday (October 9) afternoon.

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Top grades for Night Class

Brainwave for parents During a Brainwave presentation last week Wanaka parents learned how parenting in a child’s early years will help shape their future. Hosted by Plunket and REAP, presenter Marcia Cassidy’s topic was The First Three Years Last Forever. Parents learned that a person’s direction later in life will be defined by their early experiences, and that negative experiences inhibit learning. Some parents were surprised to learn that the human brain does not fully develop until people are 28-years-old, and that singing makes babies happy as it releases positive endorphins in to the brain. Marcia is the key presenter for the Brainwave Trust in Otago. Upper Clutha Plunket president Carol Wyeth said it was a “fantastic evening” and good to see so many interested parents gaining valuable information on parenting.

The Mount Aspiring College Night Class show was a success for the second year in a row, with music students performing a mix of jazz and vocal numbers to a full house at the Luggate Hall. “I was blown away by the level of performance and the passion shown by the students,” Head of Music Angela Mote said. Year 12 student Saskia Hulsbosch is pictured singing Fever with accompanying band Hound Lounge. PHOTO: Laura Williamson

New art space

Celebrity cook in Cromwell Celebrity cook Allyson Gofton will be in Cromwell this month to judge the 2011 Beef + Lamb New Zealand dinner competition at Otago Polytechnic. Teams from Level 3, 4 and 5 students will compete against each other both in and out of the kitchen. They will be required to cook a lamb entrée and a beef sirloin main, set the table and serve their dishes. The public are invited to come along and see the chefs in action, with the opportunity to talk to the competitors and judges. “I’m thrilled to be visiting Cromwell to be part of this exciting competition,” Allyson Gofton said.

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ticket y giveawa Acoustic spring

A gathering of more than seventy people celebrated the opening of a new art gallery and home design space at Jumping Tangents’ Little Brown House last Wednesday. The evening featured a collaboration of Wanaka businesses who told the stories behind their products. Pictured is exhibiting artist Thierry Huet at the new art gallery. PHOTO:

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Musicians Anika Moa and Barnaby Weir will welcome spring in Wanaka next week with an acoustic performance at the new Rippon Hall – and the Wanaka Sun has one ticket to give away to a reader. Email and tell us your favourite thing about spring to go into the draw to win. Anika and Barnaby will perform on Friday October 14 as part of a national acoustic tour.

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BOARD Strengthening families is to bring the whanau together to make them strong as a husband and wife should be for their children but no, not at all they pick on the weak maori males not all of us drink and do drugs so dont judge me for being a young maori suporting my kids can’t b trusted with matches why should we trust them with our water Re: marijuana plantations in hawea. Great idea! Would be the richest town in nz. Could we please either build the speed bumps higher or increase the speed limit cos I can’t quite get my whole car airborne 4 bumps no good 4 meals on wheels

The school holidays and Mental Health Awareness Week have arrived just in time. One of the less enjoyable aspects of working for a community newspaper is hearing complaints and grievances on a regular basis. One month it’s the crocheted-beanie wearing hippies up against matchbox-wielding farmers, the next it’s council conspiracy theories. While we’re a community which works well together most of the time to achieve common goals, there’s no shortage of hostility under the surface. Maybe it’s a good time to follow our local health promoter’s advice and have a laugh. “Laughter is good for you, whether it’s genuine or simulated. Research shows that laughing raises our endorphins, gives us a physical workout, and helps us to feel more confident and connected with others.” Laughter yoga is on the agenda in Wanaka for next week’s Mental Health Awareness Week, or you could pre-empt that by watching the French thrash England this weekend. If you’re as jaded as me it could be just the tonic you need. Hopefully next week there’ll be time for a fluffy or two with the kids for the holidays, the sun will be shining, and Dan Carter’s groin will be back on form. Bring it on.


Tourism’s temperature

It’s a pity the city fathers did not look at the speed humps in Totara Terrace 4 the new school. They R very smooth compared with the 4 Mt Cooks in Ardmore Street The fire and devastation of the regenerating native plants at craigburn recently shows just how appropriate the txt “burden on the community” really was. High time for a discussion about future of lake wanaka tourism itself. 0.6million per annum of ratepayers money & virtually nothing to show us for it. Proposed dairy processing plant @ Clydeyale 2 b built. Additional 9000 hectares 2 b irrigated @ Tarras capable of carrying 22,000 dairy cows. Further irrigated land between Tarras & Hawea capable of supporting 20,000 cows. Winter dairy grazing up the Makarora & Matuki Valleys. We are going 2 need the proposed Luggate Dam to provide the energy 4 that lot!!

A recent editorial asked what’s happening in Wanaka? As the owner of Puzzling World for nearly 40 years, I’ve been through many ‘ups and downs’ in tourism, including the 1973 ‘first oil shock’, the worse oil shock in 1979 which resulted in ‘car-less days’ and the removal of farm subsidies in 1983. In those days South Island farmers were a very important percentage of Wanaka’s visitors. We were just getting over that and we were zapped by the world stock market crash in 1987. During the 80s interest rates soared to 24 percent per annum. We lived through tough times; the New Zealand tourism industry was a not an easy business to be in. Since then, things have been rosy and many people have come to believe we had got it all right – nothing can touch us. Well, we are now experiencing a real biggy! Christchurch’s earthquake must have had an effect on tourism throughout New Zealand. People are now borrowing less, so must cut back on luxuries such as holidays. Most of the international visitors for the Rugby World Cup don’t have time to visit every part of the country, including Wanaka. Numbers of visitors from Japan must have been decreasing because of their devastating earthquakes and tsunamis. Lastly, the big one - the world economy. The rich Western World is suffering great financial convulsions and we have no idea how long they will last. Things are going to remain difficult for quite a few years; thankfully, we have a significant farming industry in New Zealand, an industry that will probably see the country’s economy through the worst of the recession/depression. Stuart Landsborough, Wanaka

[Abridged – the Editor]

The last of 11 community consultation meetings throughout the district was held in Wanaka last week. The meeting asked people for their visions of success for up to 50 years in the future, and co-faciliator Dave Roberts said similar trends have emerged across the district. One clear message has also been people’s wish to be more involved in governance and decision-making at a grass roots level. Participants at Wanaka’s meeting believed Wanaka has a strong community spirit which they hope remains in 50 years’ time. Participants also valued Wanaka’s “pristine” environment and hope it will remain that way in the future. Dave said many themes were summed up in this group’s comment: “We hope throughout the district will remain a village feel where we care for those around us with a spirit of generosity, and that people will be asking ‘what can I bring to this place’, not just ‘what can I take’.” Shaping the Future organisers are preparing summary statements for community comment next month and expect to have a draft vision statement prepared by December.

The drunk driving is this town won’t stop until the courts start using the maximum penalties available. A slap on the wrist, which is effectively all that is done, is not going to change anything! Neither is allowing payment of fines by instalment. The judges need to use their powers to make change. DCM the acronym Kiwi`s fear - `don`t come monday` - but surpassed in 2011 by DCG - yes - `dan carter`s groin` ! ! ! Go Tonga I know it’s patriotic to wear black but road cyclists please don’t. Wear bright colours so motorists can see you easily. Black blends into the background too easily making you harder to see. If the government & economy are doing so well why are so many Wanaka businesses struggling currently? The views expressed in the text board and in the Letters to the Editor are those of the author alone and not necessarily those of the Wanaka Sun.


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Mainland Vector Contracting Ltd wishes to advise its intention to apply by hand the deadly poisons Sodium Fluoroacetate pellets and Potassium Cyanide in Feratox blue bait bags for the control of possums in the Timaru Creek area, from the 10 October 2011. The controlled area size is 3,625ha. This operation includes the Timaru River to Deer Spur Creek and Hawea Faces South to Johns Creek. Sodium Fluoroacetate will be ground laid in pellet form dyed green, Feratox baits are in biodegradable blue bags, dyed green and will be raised and stapled to habitat. The public is advised that both baits and carcasses are dangerous to humans and deadly to dogs.

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notices Calendars on sale. Heritage calendar public launch at Albert Town Tavern Sunday 9 October 4pm. Everybody welcome. BIRTH NOTICE Baby girl Myah Ainakea Amott born 14 August weighing 6lb 9oz to very proud parents Martin and Liz. Everybody welcome. Calendars on sale. Heritage calendar public launch at Albert Town Tavern Sunday 9 October 4pm.

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Fun, fun, fun for all - 19th November - watch Sunspots for more details soon Get your movies in Moviefest at Lonestar, filmmakers competition 2011. Entries close Oct 13. Go to to register. Heritage calendar public launch at Albert Town Tavern Sunday 9 October 4pm. Everybody welcome. Calendars on sale. LEARN TO SAIL. Wanaka Yacht Club. Details from Jonathan 443 1316. Registration at club 26 October @ 5.30pm. TC CHARITY DAY, tickets selling fast. This Sat 8 Oct, supporting ASPIRING AVALANCHE DOGS & WANAKA ROWING CLUB x250 tickets, $40 cash only @ Racers Edge, don’t miss your last chance 4 turns in 2011! ALPHA CLUB TOUR: Tickets cost $20 and will be available at Girls Day Out, Mitre 10, contact any Alpha member or phone 443 7914.

thanks A big thank you to whoever picked up my wallet in Alex on the Friday night of The Blosson Festival and kindly handed it into the Cromwell Police. Sorry, I lost your details and would have liked to have thanked you personally. Constable Joanna Jack, Balclutha Police.

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sunclassifieds sport results Wanaka Golf Club Saturday Ladies, October 1, Medal & Putting: Medal: 1 Helen Thirkell 72 ocb, Annie Mantell 72, 3 Chris Willson 73 ocb, Jeanette Gillies 73. Putting: 1 Jeanette Gillies 30. Nearest the Pin: Hole No4 Anne Brown, Hole No15 Nora Hastings. Saturday Men, October 1, Anderson Electrical Medal: Division 1: 1 Mike Thompson 67, 2 Steve Humpherson 68 ocb, David Keimig 68, Dylan Stock 68. Division 2: 1 Mike Bassett-Allen 62, 2 Arthur Dovey 65, 3 Glenn Tattersall 67, Adam Clifford 67. Division 3: 1 Brendan Anderson, 69 ocb, Peter Child 69, Keith Gibson (Royal Wellington) 69, MarkAnderson 69, Philip McNeil 69. Division 4: 1 Karl Hall 61, 2 Allan Kelly 66 ocb, Barry Beck 66, Bob Menlove 66. Morris Trophy, September 25, Mixed Foursomes, Round 1: 1 Craig & Jenny Laing 66, 2 Graeme & Margaret Begg 66.5, 3 Brian & Sue Collinson 67.5, 4 John & Avril Templeton 68. Hole in One: Margaret Begg on Hole No4. Tuesday Ladies, September 27, Gross Stableford: Division 1: 1 Liz McRae 27, 2 Margaret Read 25, 3 Anne Moffat 24. Division 2: 1 May Moffat 21, 2 Lorraine Thorpe 18, 3 Celia Bowmar 17. Division 3: 1 Avril Templeton (Tarras) 18, 2 Karleen Jopson 17, 3 Lesley Boyd 13. Division 4: 1 Carolyn Wallace 9, 2 Alison Stretch 8 ocb, Avis Munro 8, Gwenda Ross 8. Wednesday Men, September 18, Bradley Nuttal Meat Pack Day: Division 1: 1 Gareth Brown, 44, 2 Bill Grigor 39 ocb, Keith Gibson, (Royal Wellington) 39. Division 2: 1 Mike Kelly 44, 2 Phil Noble

open homes 42, 3 Brendan Anderson 40 ocb, Bill Coupland 40. Nearest to the Pin: Hole No2 Brendan Anderson, Hole No4 Tony Brent, Hole No6 John Darby, Hole No13 Carl Hamlin, Hole No15 Bruce Scott, Hole No9 (Nearest in 2) Norman Churchill. Thursday Nine Hole Ladies, September 29: Stableford: 1 Marie Latta 23, 2 Stephanie Still 18, 3 Ann Trevathan 17. Nearest the Pin Hole No15 - not claimed. Tarras Golf Women’s Sealed Partners and Home Penant:Maire McElrea and Pat Holder 69 Stablefords, Jan Allen and Terre Aubrey 64, Rae Maddams and Kate Norman 62. Men’s Stableford playing with 4 Clubs:Tom Moore 38 by lot, John Dawson 39, Graeme Rive 37, Holger Reinecke 37, Allan Kane 36. New holders of the Deer Park TrophyHolger Reinecke and Allan Kane Wanaka Bowls Ladies ’”Spring Into Bowls” Tournament, played on Thursday 29th September. The Tournament is becoming very popular, and this year unfortunately we had to ballot for places. Winners: Queenstown, Margaret O’Connor, Kaye Patterson, Christine Buchanan. Second: Wanaka, Glad Cross, Joan Smith, Alic Turnbull. Third: Wanaka, Noeline Turner, Coleen Landsborough, June Bryant. Friday Progressive: Skips 1 John Barton, 2 Norman Matheson, 3 Peter Gray. Thirds 1 Edward Ottrey, 2 Peter Cooke, 3 Colin Johnson. Leads 1 Gaillie Cooke, 2 Stan Kane.

LAKE HAWEA GOLF RESULTS. 2/10/11. Tarras visit to Lake Hawea. Medal and Ringer LGU. MEN 0 -15. 1st K Galloway 82.14.68, 2nd R Johnston 83.14..69, 3rd T Arscot 78.8.70, P Nolan 82. 12. 70. 16 + 1st G Haggart 84.18.66, 2nd D Costello 96.29.67, 3rd B Burgess 82.12.70. LADIES 1st K Todd 96.25.71, 2nd B Stevenson 99.24.75. Closest pin D Sullivan. Hole in one D Costello. Lake Hawea won trophy - Lake Hawea 32.2 Tarras 30.4 Bridge Results Glendhu Pairs 1. North/South:Jan Lyness, Laraine Shepherd 63.71% 1. Dorothy McDonald, Jenny Pryde 60.00% 2. Georgie Goodall, Allan Kelly 58.95% 3. East/West:- Lynne Fegan, Marion Furneaux 61.51% 1. Joy Baxter, Karolyn Macandrew 61.41% 2. Sandra Simmers, Jo Wallis 59.83% 3. Friday Bridge 30 September: North/South:- Lynne Fegan, Maggie Stratford 61.01% 1. Heather Wellman, Deirdre Lynch 57.44% 2. Ann Paterson, Pam Taylor 51.79% 3. East/West:- Toni Cathie, Peter Hart 63.39% 1. Joy Baxter, Lynda Hodge 62.80% 2. Margaret Hunt, Errol Kelly 60.80% 3. Rowing R2K Finals Results List: Eachann Bruce 2nd Men’s Under 16 Single (A Final); Jamie Bowley 9th Men’s Under 16 Single (Won B Final); Nicholas Jackson 9th Men’s U 17 Single (Won B Final); Jarrod Wellman 12th Men’s U17 Single (4th B Final).








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Snow champions

A new season and the trout are calling


Spring has sprung and it is time to get out the rod and hit the water. Traditionalists will be off to the coastal rain-fed streams in search of good mayfly hatches but if you want to stay local then our lake edges are the best bet. Trout are returning from their winter spawning and are hungry for food to rebuild their condition.

the months trout target dragonflynymphs and common bullies both of which are a good morsel and are also very active. Trout feeding on these need to be aggressive and so are great fun to fish too. In the early part of the morning before the lake edge heats up trout will come into very shallow water and can be easily seen. Fishing to these sighted fish requires a bit of cunning because the fish are at close quarters and the water is very clear. In order to be successful it pays to just observe at first so as to plot in your mind the regular beat trout tend to have because they are very territorial. Once you are confident of the fish’s beat wait until it gets some distance from you then cast your fly to a position that will intercept its return. When

with John Barlow

Most of the food items trout are feeding on are found on the lake margins in water under five metres in depth, this being the area light can penetrate, promoting the algal growth which insects and small fish feed on. September and October are

the quarry is within two to three metres of your dragonfly or bully imitation give it one strong pull to attract the trout’s attention. If the fly is at the correct distance from the approaching trout hopefully it will charge in and take the fly. If the trout has approached too closely to the fly it will normally circle the fly suspiciously and reject it. If this happens just let the fish swim on and repeat the process on its next time round.

Local competitors won numerous championships at the New Zealand Junior Nationals in freeski and snowboarding at Cardrona Alpine Resort last week. The overall junior national champions were selected based on their combined results in five events: giant slalom, ski or snowboard cross, slopestyle, halfpipe and big mountain. Tim Herbert won overall champion of snowboard in the junior division. Carlos GarciaKnight and Blake Alty were named champions in the youth and grommet divisions. Jessica Comber was selected overall champion of snowboard in the rookie division. Dakota Craig (junior), Kristal Roberts (youth) and Zoi Sadowski-Synnott (grommet) were named champions in their divisions. In the rookie division, Olly Allan won the overall junior national champion of freeski. Wells brothers, Beau-James and Jackson, took the junior and youth divisions respectively, and Nico Porteous won the grommet division. Samantha Poots, the sole female skier to compete in all five competitions in the youth division, won the championship. Amy MacIntyre (junior) and Phoebe Young (grommet) were champions in their divisions. - Charlotte Trundle

Never cast directly to a trout in these conditions as it will invariably be scared away! Tight lines. - John Barlow

Gold medal for rower Jack O’Leary, left, at Stroke and Eachann Bruce in Bow. PHOTO: supplied

Wanaka’s Eachann Bruce, 16, has won a gold medal in the Mainland Inter-provincial championships. In his second year representing the Otago Region’s Under 20 Rowing Team, Eachann, of Wanaka Rowing Club, teamed up with Jack O’Leary, 14, of Otago

Rowing Club, to win the under 20 double. The Otago under 20 team became overall winners of the event for the first time. Four rowers represented Wanaka at the R2K singles regatta held the same day. In the under 16 single sculls Eachann Bruce placed a close second and

Jamie Bowley won the B final in the same event. Nick Jackson won the B final in the under 17 event and Jarrod Wellman placed fourth in the B final in his first 2000m sculling race. See sports results.

Wanaka rider takes out second Wanaka rider Pip Thompson and Gemstar (pictured) placed second in both their Level 3 (Elementary) tests at the Central Otago dressage spring tournament on Sunday at Cromwell. PHOTO: infinity images

River-runners complete race one More than a hundred runners of all age groups competed in race one of the Kathmandu Riverrun Trail Series – a four race running series designed to showcase the tracks and trails around Wanaka. Dan Hornery won the top spot, Simon Green placed second

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with Peter OberlinBrown third. Rebecca Grant won the women’s event with second place going to Claire Crowe and Whitney Dagg third. Last year’s series winner Mike Coombe won the men’s vet title and Shireen Crumpton won the women’s

vet title. James Somerville won the men’s 10km title, with Dave De Vylder second and Logan Watt third. Chris Booth won the men’s vet title. Jess Simson won the woman’s top spot and Jessica Struthers was second, Karen Gallagher third

and Marjorie Cook won the women’s vet title. The 5km race was won by Janus Staufenberg and Gary Smith in the men’s division and Emma Smith, Nicole Andrews and Myrtle Rough first in their age groups. The next race will take place in February.

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