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The Racers Edge Bike/Trek Wanaka 10 hour race – a first for Wanaka - took place on the Deans Bank track on Sunday as part of Willowridge Wanakafest. This year’s Wanakafest featured perfect weather, record crowds and a relaxed, positive atmosphere. Festival co-ordinator Laurel Morrison said it was great to see families picnicking together and enjoying the range of activities. See page 5 for Wanakafest photographs. Chris Norman is pictured here making up time on the 11km bike track during the 10 hour bike race. The 10 hour solo men’s competition was won by Mark Williams of Queenstown and the 10 hour solo women’s competition was won by Floortje Draisma of Wanaka. Participants described the day as well-organised with a great atmosphere.

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Community reaction to the news Wanaka Wastebusters has lost a crucial contract has continued, more than a week after the decision was made. Wastebusters collected 1596 signatures from people who support a vote of no confidence in the QLDC infrastructure and services committee’s decision to award the kerbside recycling contract to Auckland-owned Smart Environmental Ltd, because “it does not deliver the best economic outcome for the Wanaka community”. SEL won the contract with a tender price $270,00 cheaper than Wastebusters’. At least nine Wastebusters jobs are now on the line. Last Friday about 300 people, clad in black and orange and carrying placards, marched in support of Wastebusters during the Willowridge Wanakafest Stonewood Homes Street Parade. On Tuesday about 25 Wanaka residents travelled to Queenstown to support ten people who spoke against the decision at a public forum during council’s monthly meeting. The council responded to Tuesday’s delegation in an open letter to Wastebusters and its supporters which, while acknowledging

Locals show their support for Wastebusters. PHOTO:

people’s frustration and anger, made it clear council does not intend to revisit the decision. Social, cultural and economic benefits to the community were part of the non-financial attributes considered, which made up 65 percent of the tender process, the letter said. Council did not choose the cheapest option but “the highest scoring option with the best mix of desired outcomes (including environmental) and price”. The only way council could revisit the decision

was through a breach of contract or poor performance, the letter said. The full version of the letter can be found on the QLDC website. QLDC councillor and Wanaka Community Board chair Lyal Cocks said the community’s reaction, including a “veiled threat” made against him to a third person, was the strongest he has experienced. “I anticipated there would be a reaction. I didn’t expect it to be quite as extreme as this,” he said. Some people were reacting without the

full facts or on the misunderstanding it would mean the end of Wastebusters, he said. While new waste minimisation projects for Wastebusters may not equal the same dollar value as the lost contract, he said, “there are lots of opportunities to make sure Wastebusters can operate successfully”. Savings from the change of contract will be ring-fenced for waste minimisation projects up until the Annual Plan process begins next year, he said. While some members of the Wanaka Community Board told the Wanaka Sun they were surprised the board was not consulted on the decision, Lyal said the board signed off the tender document and was updated throughout the process, however the district-wide decision was not delegated to the board. Wastebusters manager Sue Coutts said the aim of the delegation to Queenstown this week was to demonstrate to the council how upset the community is that it wasn’t consulted over the decision. “We would like to think council would take a breath and review the decision in that light,” she said. Continues page 2


inbrief Submissions welcomed People who want to have their say on the proposed facility mix for the Wanaka Sports Facility may still forward their submissions to the Queenstown Lakes District Council. Only ten submissions were received on the latest draft facilities mix report by the deadline earlier this month, a result the council found disappointing. However an incorrect email address on the council’s website may have contributed to some submissions being lost. QLDC project manager Ken Gousmett has invited people to send in or drop off their submissions to the council.

Mediation talks Neither the Wanaka Rowing Club nor the group opposing the club’s proposed boat shed site are talking after a second mediation meeting between the two groups last week. Both parties involved in the mediation talks have agreed to a “no media” policy for the duration of the talks. The club’s proposed boat shed and club house site on the lakefront at Stoney Creek is being opposed by a group of residents.

Wine winner John Chambers of Bannockburn won a bottle of Maori Point pinot noir in last week’s Wanaka Sun giveaway. He said the bottle was the perfect accompaniment to a 50th birthday party on the weekend.

Continued from page 1 While both Lyal and council solid waste manager Stefan Borowy understood the kerbside contract did not subsidise other Wastebusters’ projects, Sue said their tender document made it clear losing the contract would seriously affect their business. “Wanaka’s kerbside

recycling contracts provided 50 percent of our income and were the foundation of our operation - the financial future of Wanaka Wastebusters without them is uncertain,” she said. The contracts secured administration and management services, providing economies of scale to support new projects, she said.

SEL director Grahame Christian said he is aware SEL will be “under really close scrutiny” when it begins the contract in March. The reason for SEL’s competitive price was the standard model it uses throughout New Zealand and the advantage of an automated machine, he said. SEL will need a couple of staff in Wanaka, Grahame said. “We are really

keen to work with Sue Coutts and her team. We work with community groups around New Zealand.” Wastebusters will hold a drop in session at the Lake Wanaka Centre this evening (Thursday), from 7 - 9pm to answer questions about the decision and its implications for Wastebusters’ customers and suppliers.

Ten Wanaka residents spoke for Wanaka Wastebusters during the public forum at the QLDC monthly meeting this week. Here are some abridged comments from six of the speakers:

We are deeply concerned by the absence of values (other than the fiscal bottom line) which were taken into account in the decisionmaking process. We are concerned our locally elected Community Board’s role in the process has been passive at best, and disengaged at worst. We are petitioning you to review the decision, taking into account the wider community social and economic issues. - Sally Battson, Wanaka Residents’ Association secretary

You have made an absolute sham of Shaping Our Future. We are astounded at your decision. People are very angry about it and you should do something about it. You’re not doing your job properly. - Devon Hotop, former chair of Community Networks

You have goofed badly. Wanaka Wastebusters is a homegrown initiative brought about by passionate volunteers. It is a popular and wonderful place to visit. Why has there been no public consultation, no public meeting? I urge you all to reconsider your decision. - Sally Middleton, former QLDC deputy mayor

How can we shape our future while you are squashing our present? You extolled the virtues of community enterprise at last month’s council meeting, now I feel socked in the guts. Where is the democracy in this? I don’t believe five people can make such a big decision without public consultation. - Rachel Brown, Hawea Community Association president

There are people at Wastebusters who really enjoy their jobs and really need those jobs. In reality there are no other jobs for them. There will be more people on the dole in Wanaka and that number is increasing all the time. I would like you to revisit your decision.

With the acceptance of this predatory price and the almost unbecoming speed of acceptance, I trust Council is not being set up as supporting a profit-making contractor against a major co-operative community business with very strong ratepayer support. - Dr Denis Pezaro, first Chairman of Wanaka Wastebusters’ Executive Committee

- Tim Ryan, former Wastebusters employee

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Family fun A Family Fun Day held at the Nook Road Nursery in Lake Hawea on Labour Day raised $2000 for Ronald McDonald House. Anna van Riel organised the event to express her gratitude for the support she received from Ronald McDonald House while she and her husband Lochlan Urqhuart’s daughter Matilda was in intensive care and undergoing surgery after being born with a rare condition. The Family Fun Day attracted a few hundred people who enjoyed pony cart rides, Model T rides, face painting, live music and a hard-fought knitting competition. Pictured are Ocean van Riel, Isabella Urquhart, Elliott Frost, Tamehana Urquhart and Tama Battson enjoying the day. PHOTO: ANNA VAN RIEL


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Fee hike unpopular Sue Wards Local businesses and community groups have expressed concerns the increase in Lake Wanaka Centre fees has made the venue unaffordable. Fee changes include an approximate doubling of the hourly rate for the main auditorium for standard users. The rate for charitable users has decreased slightly.

the group has used the centre for the past ten years for its annual not-for-profit dance showcase, but could not afford to use it this year. “It is extremely disappointing this year to be outpriced by the LWC considering this is the community of Wanaka’s children that we are showcasing.” Wanaka Paper Plus manager Chris Lumsden has run many not-for-profit events in the

The commercial reality is people like us have changed to smaller venues in town. No formal complaints about pricing have been received since the fees were increased in June 2010, a Lakes Leisure spokeswoman said. Previous management of the centre had been “a bit easygoing”, she said, and the new management “maybe gives you the impression of being a little less friendly”. Previous record keeping was also more casual, she said, making it difficult to calculate whether use of the centre had decreased since the fee changes. “Ask me in two years,” she said. Former Dance Wanaka owner Rachel Erichsen said

centre but can no longer afford the new price. “It seems odd to me. It’s a community facility, but it now has to make a profit,” he said. “The commercial reality is people like us have changed to smaller venues in town.” Lakes Leisure, which now manages the centre, has reported an operating surplus for the 2010/2011 year, partly explained by “a greater proportion of costs being funded by user charges”, a recent Lakes Leisure press release reported.

Brand new crib

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Kahu Youth’s application for consent to convert the former Wanaka Physiotherapy building into their new youth crib has been approved by the Queenstown Lakes District Council. It has taken five months for the Trust to get the good news and they couldn’t be happier. “It has been a very long road but this was the biggest hurdle to jump, so it’s phenomenal news,” youth workers Richard Elvey and Angie Griffiths said. “Thank you to all the people who have put in

Environmental Society targets The Upper Clutha Environmental Society plans to use its resources to target three developments in West Wanaka. The society will concentrate on the Parkins Bay golf course appeal (a planned $17 million golf course, clubhouse, lodge and 42 homes in Glendhu Bay), the Damper Bay development (where developers have sought judicial review of the Te Araroa Trail consents and hope to have the track realigned) and the Sharpridge Trust building platform (where the Trust has approval for two building platforms but is seeking three). The Parkins Bay hearing is scheduled for February 13, 2012.

Kahu Youth workers Richard Elvey and Angie Griffiths outside the building they hope will be their new ‘crib’.

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so much hard work, we now have a long-term home where we have space to grow.” The Kahu Youth Trust now has to raise $10,000 per year to rent the Russell Street property. “We are confident we can fundraise this,” Richard said. The new venue will feature office space for youth workers, an activities room, a lounge-kitchen space, an education room, a chillout space, and plenty of garden space for outdoor activities. The big move will take place in December, once funding for rent has been secured.

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Richie on show All Black captain Richie McCaw has been confirmed as the special guest at next year’s Upper Clutha A & P Show. Show co-ordinator Jane Stalker said Richie had been keen to get involved and confirmed his involvement in the past week. Richie will open the show, get involved with events and present some ribbons, Jane said. The All Black captain is a gentleman, Jane has heard, and she expects him to be a popular guest. Next year’s show is the 75th Upper Clutha A & P Show so will be a special celebration, Jane said. It will take place on March 9 – 10, 2012, with Richie McCaw attending on the 10th.



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Hundreds of loyal All Blacks supporters gathered in Pembroke Park on Sunday night to watch the final of the Rugby World Cup on the Willowridge Wanakafest big screen. People of all ages enjoyed picnics while watching the tense game, with New Zealand clinching the victory by one point over the French to be crowned World Champions. PHOTO: charlotte trundle

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There were some other innovative RWC viewing set-ups around Wanaka on Sunday, including this grandstand at the Wanaka Districts Club (above), and a family camp/rugby grandstand at Glendhu Bay for the Beattie/Johnson, Cassaidy, Curtis and McCarthur/ Vorsterman families.

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crimescene Weather worries Foul weather on Labour Day caused more problems for Wanaka police than the various festivities around town for Wanakafest and the Rugby World Cup. High winds brought down trees and caused problems on the road.

Rude nude A man was arrested for disorderly behaviour after undressing outside the Doughbin and ignoring police warnings to behave. He was later released with a formal warning. Left: Pet parade cuties. , Amigos. Above: Winning wheelie bin team competitors. hlon Below: Father and daughter duat PHOTOs:

Graffitist nabbed A local male in his 20s was arrested for graffiti offences that occurred during the winter months. Sergeant Paul Crosswell said police will continue to look for others responsible for graffiti around town.

Domestic incidents Wanaka police attended four separate domestic related incidents during the past week. While the incidents were “pretty minor in nature”, Sergeant Crosswell said the police take a firm line on domestic violence.

Pet sheep mauled Left: Ruby Island Circus performers. Right: Modelling Lady Knu ckles at Passion for Fashion. PHOTOs: wanaka .tv

A pet sheep was mauled by a dog on Riverbank Road and had to be put down last week and a farmer saw two dogs mauling stock on Halliday Road this week. He shot one and the other escaped. Police would like to remind dog owners that farmers have the authority to destroy any dog found in the act of worrying stock. Dog owners are encouraged to keep their dogs securely contained on their own properties.

Injured tramper A tramper sustained leg injuries after a fall near Cameron Hut. The tramper’s friend walked for more than an hour to the Makarora Information Centre to raise the alarm, and the man was air lifted to hospital. Staff from the Makarora Information Centre, SAR volunteers and Constable Manera from Haast assisted with the rescue.

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

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Flying solo

Men of Steel

Wanaka women have the opportunity to see the all-male revue show, Men of Steel, perform at the Mint Bar on Thursday November 3. Email admin@thewanakasun. and tell us why you would like to see the Men of the Steel in action to go into the draw to win two free tickets.

Festival of Colour in the black Wanaka’s 2011 Festival of Colour made the biggest profit so far, almost doubling that of the previous festival. This year’s festival made a profit of more than $66,000, which festival director Phillip Tremewan said will provide money to commission new

Charlotte Trundle Mount Aspiring College students Marilou Delignières and Kate Radley (pictured), both 17, are taking full advantage of what their school has to offer by learning to fly. The aviation course run through MAC, in conjunction with Classic

Flights, takes students through a range of

“We love flying. It is very addictive and you

We love flying. It is very addictive and you feel like you have so much freedom. intense training and exams until they gain their pilot’s license.

feel like you have so much freedom. I feel we have both achieved

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works or allow financial backup. He confirmed there will be another local production at the next festival, following the success of this year’s Riverside Drive and the previous festival’s Witches Over Wanaka. The next Festival of Colour will be held from April 16 to 21, 2013.

something that not many people get the privilege to do,” they said. The girls both spend one or two school periods a week training and will gain NCEA credits for their efforts. Kate hopes to have her pilot’s license by this December and Marilou is aiming to get hers next year. PHOTO: charlotte trundle

The hard road to perfection Charlotte Trundle

Winner CJ Maxwell. PHOTO: charlotte trundle

This year’s Speights Perfect Woman competition raised $10,000 for the Canlive Charitable Trust. More than 30 competitors were put through a series of challenges including skinning a rabbit, chipping a golf ball into a paddling pool, driving a quad bike and digger, changing a car tyre, carrying a goat carcass through an obstacle course and shooting a paintball gun at a poster of Australian rugby player Quade Cooper. First time entrant, Queenstown helicopter engineer CJ Maxwell, 23, sealed the win after opening a beer bottle with a chainsaw. Second placed Latoya Grant, 22, of Wanaka and

third placed Jayne Lovett, 37, of Winton said they were both single and looking and were “almost the perfect woman”. CJ plans to spend her $1000 prize on a season pass for the Skyline mountain biking trails. The annual competition was established by Stew Burt and his late wife Liz in 2002. After Liz passed away from cancer in 2005, Stew established The Canlive Charitable Trust to assist people with cancer in Central Otago to learn self help methods using the Gawler philosophy. “Today has been one of the best events so far. The girls have been getting on so well and having fun instead of worrying about who is going to win,” Stew said.


Off-road adventure

Famous New Zealand bloke Marc Ellis will be in Wanaka tomorrow (Friday) promoting his latest book, Top to bottom, which recounts his off-road journey the length of New Zealand in a Toyota landcruiser. The Wanaka Sun has one copy of Top to bottom to give away: email and tell us your favourite local off-road track to go into the draw to win.

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A dog’s tale Charlotte Trundle Chief the dog is the star of a new children’s book, but he doesn’t know what all the fuss is about and is quite content living every dog’s dream: chasing ducks at Lake Wanaka. The seven-year-old

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heading dog is the best friend of Wanaka woman Chris Baldwin, who got the idea for her book while meditating. “My friend saw my pictures of Chief on a vision board and said I should write a children’s book. I initially dismissed the idea, but while I was meditating the

whole book came to me in a rhyme,” she said. Chris wrote, illustrated and funded the publishing of ‘Chief Loves to Chase’ which she said has been a full on experience. The pair will attend a book launch and signing at the Wanaka Library this Saturday from 11am.

book giveaway

Chris Baldwin and her dog Chief. PHOTO: charlotte trundle

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The Wanaka Sun has one signed copy of ‘Chief Loves to Chase’, to give away to a lucky reader who can tell us what their dog loves to chase the most. Email your answers to admin@thewanakasun. no later than 2pm on Monday, October 31.


Bow hunters

Kirsten Blackley, 9, Millie Heine, 10, and Megan Blackley, 11, with prints from last year’s exhibition. PHOTO: charlotte trundle

The South Island Bow Hunting Championships were held at the Lake Hawea Holiday Park last weekend. Tim Sharratt of Lake Hawea is pictured with his sons Charlie, 9, and Sam, 6. Charlie came second in the Junior Recurve category and Sam came first in the Cub’s Longbow. PHOTO: supplied

Creativity on show Bernie G Kiyabu’s sculpture (pictured) won the woodcraft section at the Wanaka Arts Society exhibition at the Lake Wanaka last weekend. The exhibition featured work by local artists, including guest exhibitor Tony Rice. The winner of the Open First Prize was a water colour by Allan Waters, ‘The Old Towel’. PHOTO:

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Art without adults Charlotte Trundle Wanaka Preschool is bringing the Muka Youth Prints exhibition to Wanaka and it’s an adultfree zone. The idea behind the exhibition is for young art collectors, aged five to 18-years-old, to look at art works without considering the fame of the artist, potential for financial gain and without being influenced by adults. “The best way to make young people acquainted with contemporary art is to get real works of art in their

hands,” Wanaka Preschool senior teacher Annie Davies said. “We are so lucky to get this exhibition in Wanaka and want lots of children to attend, as this opportunity doesn’t come along very often.” A number of well known artists from all over the world have donated original lithographs to the exhibition. Young visitors to the show can buy a maximum of three lithographs for themselves, at a cost of $65 each. The exhibition takes place on Monday, November 7, from 1pm, at the Lake Wanaka Centre.

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sunviews editorial


BOARD Qldc - How can you put a price on the environmental cost of shipping our recycling to queenstown? Wastebusters has been cut off at the knees. Show u care wanaka. Make a stand. A government that allows most of the wealth to accrue to just 1% of our population seems to be morally destitute & ideologically bankrupt. The qldc wastebuster decision is obscene. No doubt they will be allowed to renegotiate a sweeter contract before long due to unforeseen circumstances How can council arbitrarily sell off our homegrown recycle centre? Great representative we have on qldc votes against wastebusters keeping contract i would have thought it was his duty to support local industry cost is not always the best solution!!! Save wastebusters! The person who ran ova a sheep last week was driving a lamb ergini Smart environmental are a big player in waste management and parks and reserves. Take kurb side collection in qldc as a loss leader and get a foot in the door, smart move shame our councillors aren’t that sharp. I thought the council was supposed to be working for the community not for auckland shareholders.

Just when I thought this week signalled the end of rugby stories (it was the main reason I prayed for the All Blacks to win on Sunday), comes the news the All Blacks captain Richie McCaw will be the special guest at our next A & P Show in March. If you are excited by this news, you may either be a woman or a man. Wanaka Sun staff are in thrall over Richie’s visit to Wanaka. “He’s a young man who had the country’s expectations on his shoulders,” said the woman. “He’s the nation’s hero,” said the man. Am I the only one immune to the charms of a beefy All Black? Even Wanaka’s graffiti knitter Knitsy seems to be in love, as demonstrated by her latest yarn bomb at the entrance to Spencer House Mall (pictured). With the wonderful Wanakafest over for another year, and the community up in arms over Wastebusters’ future prospects, I guess we could do with something to look forward to. Haere mai, Richie.

Wastebusters I assume that councillors Cocks, Mann, Perkins and Tattersfield do not intend to seek re-election, having just committed political suicide by the most ludicrous decision to award the kerbside recycling contract collection not to Wastebusters, the communityowned organisation that brought recycling to QLDC, but to a profit-making Auckland-based company. Gentlemen, whether you found the decision difficult or not, it was nevertheless wrong. Dominic Stayne Wanaka

Newcastle explained In April 1863 a town was surveyed on both sides of the Clutha River where the Hawea and the Cardrona rivers join it. This was officially named Newcastle. By that time Henry Norman was operating the public ferry there across the Clutha River. He named it the ‘Albert Ferry’ after Prince Albert, Queen Victoria’s husband, and he also built the ‘Albert Hotel’ on the south side of the river. So the settlement there became known locally as Albert Town. It was not until 1948 that ‘Newcastle’ was officially renamed Albert Town by the New Zealand Geographic Board. Ken Thomlinson Wanaka

happy birthday bister and bissus Wow, so much emotion wanaka, the campground, the rowing club, wastebusters but no one seems to care about the massive mess qldc are making of new sports facility! Easy to get out helwick st, easy to get out of lakeside road and so easy to walk across ardmore st. I love those speed bumps-put another one in opposite the trout please! Would the person with the black dog, who allowed it 2 drop a turd, over from the bars in the garden on the water front please pick ya dog poo up. The time would be about 11.10pm sunday night. I opened the car window 2 tell u but u turned ya back on me. Qldc saving on recycling contracts in wanaka but spending millions on a facelift of the park near the wharf in qt ... Coincidence? I want my rates to benefit my community! It is time 4 an independent wanaka council! A roundabout near caltex costing $650000? A painted island would serve the same purpose. Where is kiwi ingenuity gone? Happy birthday and hallowen jo.:) So now that we won is the steinlager guy finally gonna drink his 24yr old beer? Shame on u qldc! No public consultation giving recycling contract 2 auckland firm. Support local enterprise. Wanaka wastebusters rulz! 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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Thursday 27 October to Wednesday 02 November 2011

Journalist: Charlotte Trundle Production: Adam Hall Advertising: Jude Smith - Ronnie Hopkinson, Office Supervisor: Ruth Bolger Printed by: Guardian Print, Ashburton Delivered by: Wanaka Rowing Club Published by: Wanaka Sun (2003) Ltd

sunclassifieds sport results Labour Day Bridge: North/ South:- Lynne Fegan, Maggie Stratford 60.26% 1. Mary Gibson Collings, Deirdre Lynch 57.48% 2. Allan Kelly, Ena Leckie 56.62% 3. East/West:- Gwyneth Hopkins, Linda White 62.73% 1. Hugh Fraser, Bob Menlove 56.57% 2. Elaine Herbert, Margaret Newell 55.57% 3. Friday Bridge 21 October: North/South:- Fran Holmes, Morag Chisholm 58.33% 1. Elle & Des John-


open homes ston 52.08% 2. Lynne Fegan, Maggie Stratford 51.04% 3 East/West:- Errol Kelly, Vivienne Christie 63.75% 1. Daphne Stewart, Geralda Herlihy 54.38% 2. Karolyn Macandrew, Lynda Hodge 53.75% 3. Lake Hawea Golf. Labour Weekend Tournament 23/10/11: 1st M Thompson / Skip Johnston / Issac Davidson / Rick Johnston 54.63. 2nd

N Roberts / L Osborne / G Browne / M Reid 54.88 3rd K Todd / D Sullivan / B Burgess / N Matchett 55. 4th A Hale / T Cotter / J Cotter / K Vincent 58.38. Wanaka Bowls. Progressive Bowls Skips 1 Norman Matheson 2 George Russell 3 Coleen Landsborough. Seconds 1 Fred Anderson 2 Neville Young 3 David Byers. Leads 1 Robyn Chartres 2 Stan Kane 3 Dennis Schofield.







1212.30pm 29/10/11 $429,000



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30/10/11 $479,000



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30/10/11 $98,145


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Thursday 27 October to Wednesday 02 November 2011

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Football winners

South Island skaters battle it out

For only the second time in Central Otago’s Junior Football history a Central Otago team has won the South Island Championships. The under 10 team, coached by Alexandra’s Barry Driehuis (back left) and Wanaka’s Derek Lilly (back right), won in a dramatic final in Nelson last week. Central Otago scored an equalising goal with only 30 seconds to go in normal play. They then scored two more goals in extra time to clinch the cup. The team is made up of three Wanaka players; Jasper Klein, Sam Knight and TJ Lilly; and children from Alexandra, Cromwell and Queenstown (pictured).

Festival of hockey The under 13 Central Otago hockey squad placed third in their competition – and second in their pool - at the Festival of Hockey in Timaru last week. Team Central Otago is pictured. Top: Mia Nevill (goalie, Maniototo), Paul Hill (Coach, Alexandra), Carman Monaghan (team manager, Alexandra), Brylee Buchanan (Alexandra); second middle: Ruby Gibson and Breigh Mongahan (Alexandra), Jemima Bell (Wanaka), Tessa Paterson (Queenstown), Brittany Weir, Molly Pimms (Cromwell), Tash Whyte. Front: Terri Taylor (Cromwell), Grace Heather (Wanaka), Melanie Telford (Wanaka), Laetitia Telford (captain, Wanaka) and Kacee Flannery (Alexandra). PHOTO: supplied

Long distance rowers

‘Uncle’ Wayne Pretty at the skate jam. PHOTO:

Charlotte Trundle South Island skateboarders competed at the Cheapskates Wanaka Regionals on Sunday, vying for a spot at Nationals. Perfect weather brought a big crowd of spectators to watch competitors battle it out in a jam at the skatepark. Competition director Luke Gane said the event was a success. “The whole field showed

a huge amount of talent. It was the best skating I have seen at a competition in Wanaka,” he said. “It was awesome to see two young girls competing against the boys. We would love to get a few more next time so we can run a girls’ division.” Digby Luxton of Wanaka entertained the home crowd winning the open division, followed by locals Olly Wilson in second and Josh Wilson in third. The

Eachann Bruce and James McNichol. PHOTO: ROB BRUCE

Four Wanaka crews competed in the annual Long Distance Rowing Race (18km) from Cromwell to Clyde last weekend in perfect conditions. Eachann Bruce(Wanaka) and James McNichol(Oamaru), both 16, won the boys’ double sculling event and were also the fastest double scull over the course in a time of one hour 11 minutes. They

led from the start and finished by a large margin of over 1200m. Saasha Bruce won the women’s open single for the second time in a close race with up and coming young sculler Charlotte Williams from Dunedin. The boys under 17 coxed quad (Jamie Bowley, Nick Jackson, Jarrod Wellman and Bailey Masters coxed by coach Dave Varney) were the

fastest coxed quad over the course, racing in a tough field against a number of coxless crews. The club’s first mixed masters’ quads entry (Jill Austin, Marg Galloway, Mark Simmonds and Mish Harrison, coxed by Riley Bruce) performed well for a recreational crew, racing Otago head to head down the course in the mid-field.


Bending it like Beckham Three Wanaka football players celebrated success recently, when their team placed third at the National South Island Football Tournament in Blenheim. Local girls Gina Lilly, Megan Bryan and Lilly Waters were part of the Central Otago 12th grade football team, which is made up of players from Alexandra, Queenstown and Arrowtown. Coaches Gary Bryan of Wanaka and Mark Williams of Arrowtown agreed this is a fantastic result for Otago girls’ football. “They have only been training together for ten weeks. I am really impressed by the standard of girls’ football in Wanaka across the board, they were very good,” Gary said.

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The Central Otago 12th grade football team. PHOTO: supplied

Thursday 27 October to Wednesday 02 November 2011

under-16 division was won by Hootie Andrews of Dunedin, with PJ Wybrow of Dunedin and Josh Bamford of Christchurch in second and third respectively. Dunedin’s Niwa Warner and Daniel Bridgmon came first and second in the under13 division and Todd Wilkin of Wanaka came third. The top place getters from each division are eligible to compete at Skateboard Nationals on October 28-30.

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