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Born and bred Wanaka pilot Rob Fluit made a flying visit here last week to check out the Skyhawk Fighter Jet recently acquired by Warbirds & Wheels. Now a captain for Jet Star, Rob flew Skyhawks including the one pictured for four years while he was in the Royal New Zealand Air Force in the 1990s. Getting back into the small Skyhawk cockpit brought back a lot of memories for Rob. “It’s an aircraft you strap on rather than get into,” Rob said. “It was a very nice piece of history and nice to be back in my home town.” The RNZAF Skyhawk was retired to Wanaka and will be on permanent display at the Warbirds & Wheels attraction at Wanaka Airport, which replaces the New Zealand Fighter Pilots’ Museum. Warbirds & Wheels is on track to open next week. PHOTO:

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The debate on where to locate a CT scanner in Central Otago has moved closer to home as Dunstan Hospital takes its case to public meetings around the Upper Clutha next week. Central Otago Health Services Ltd, which operates the community-owned Dunstan Hospital, wants to ascertain community support for its funding proposals and its case to secure the scanner after the Southern District Health Board indicated the scanner location should be determined by the communities reaching consensus on the issue. The options for the scanner’s location are either Dunstan Hospital in Clyde or Lakes District Hospital in Queenstown. A National Health Board panel recently recommended the scanner be located in Queenstown, but Central Otago Health Services Ltd chairman Russell McGeorge, of Wanaka, said Dunstan is the logical place. More than 1000 people – many of whom are unwell - travel to Dunedin or Invercargill for scans, he said, and some of them, such as those with cancer, have to travel frequently.

“The fact there is no scanner in Central Otago means people have much lower access to scans than people on the coast,” he said. People older than 65 use 53 percent of scans and the Dunstan Hospital catchment has three times the population of people in this age group compared to the Lakes District Hospital. The Dunstan Hospital catchment

Queenstown. “The Wanaka docs have a collective and firm view that any CT scanner in the district should be located in Dunstan,” he said. “We see the geography of Central Otago and level of care provided in Dunedin Hospital as a major disincentive to us sending patients to Queenstown for any investigations that are likely to require specialist follow up.”

The Wanaka docs have a collective and firm view that any CT scanner in the district should be located in Dunstan. population was 24,420 at the 2006 Census, compared to 16,585 for Queenstown’s Lakes District Hospital and based on growth projections Dunstan will continue to be greater than Queenstown’s population, Russell said. Wanaka general practitioner Dr Andrew McLeod told the Wanaka Sun that Dunstan Hospital figures “strongly suggest” the bulk of work for a CT scanner will come from Central Otago and Wanaka and not from

Russell McGeorge said Dunstan Hospital hopes to make cancer treatment a speciality, which would also utilise the scanner. “We’re ready to move. It’s been a project we’ve been running for almost three years,” he said. “We see it as a step forward for Dunstan.” The company is looking for community feedback from the public meetings and will then take its case back to the DHB. The newly formed Wakatipu Heath Reference Panel is also likely






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to be making a case for a scanner in Queenstown. Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean said this week the decision must come down to what’s most beneficial for local patients. “Obviously each community wants to secure this diagnostic equipment for themselves – but I’d suggest parochialism needs to be set aside, while the most effective and efficient use of the scanner is determined,” she said. Funding for capital and running costs also will need to come from the community, which calls for a commitment over time, she said. While the capital cost of the scanner is less than $1million, the annual operating costs are in the “several hundred thousands”, Russell said. The public meetings run by Central Otago Health Services Ltd will be held at 7.30pm at the Cromwell Presbyterian Church on Tuesday December 13; 7.30pm at the Alexandra Community Theatre on Wednesday December 14; and 7.30pm at the Lake Wanaka Centre on Thursday December 15.


inbrief Back Black Back Black enterprise group won two prizes at the Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme national awards in Wellington. Mount Aspiring students Elle Scurr, Ashley Campbell, Sina Schaal and Abbi Ayre formed the company to sell roll ‘n’ go black and white facepaint. At the national finals in Wellington last Thursday night the girls won the award for Most Profitable Company and an excellence award for marketing and sales.

Choral performance After months of practise, a Wanaka choir will perform Handel’s Messiah for the public in the lead up to Christmas. The performance will take place at St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church on Tenby Street from 6pm on Sunday December 11.

Summer cycling skills Wanaka police are joining forces with the Queenstown Lakes District Council, Sport Central, Racers Edge and parent volunteers for a Summer Cycling Skills workshop at Wanaka Primary and Holy Family schools next week. “The workshop will cover bike and helmet fit and safety, hand signals, turning at intersections, traffic and hazard awareness and safe riding,” School Travel Plan coordinator Kirsty Barr said. Local drivers are asked to drive with extra care while the young cyclists are participating in the course on Tuesday December 13 between 11am and 2.30pm. “The event will be run on school grounds but also on the road with small groups testing out their skills under adult and police supervision.” Kirsty said.

POW meeting The Hawea-based Protect Our Water group will meet with Otago Regional Council scientists next week. ORC scientists Scott Wilson and Matt Hickey, who are leading the aquifer monitoring project, will talk about the monitoring programme at a meeting at 7.30pm on Tuesday December 13 in the Hawea Flat Hall.

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Te Araroa open Te Araroa, a 3000km trail from Cape Reinga to the Bluff, was opened this week by Governor General Sir Jerry Mateparae and Te Araroa Trust. Wanaka’s Gilbert van Reenen attended the Wellington opening representing the Otago Regional Te Araroa Trust.

Te Araroa - the long pathway - links New Zealand’s most spiritual, historic and scenic locations, many of which surround Wanaka. Pictured is a section of the Te Araroa route from the newly completed Gladstone track near Johns Creek, Lake Hawea. PHOTO: Gilbert van Reenen

Christmas comes Cadets praised early for primary school The Wanaka Primary School Future Trust has made a $6000 distribution of their earnings to the primary school. The Trust earns funds from fundraising events such as the recent Short Week Comedy Gala night, donations and work with the Parent Forum. The interest earned on the capital fund, since the Trust’s inception in 2009, is now making a significant contribution to the school for the purchase of equipment, teaching resources,

specialised learning facilities and information technology.

this year to $6000. “It has not been an easy year financially for anyone,

The efforts of the Trustees, the support of the Parent Forum and the contributions of the community have taken us forward. Trustee and spokesperson Pete Bullen is pleased with the performance of the Trust fund and their ability to increase the disbursement

however the efforts of the Trustees, the support of the Parent Forum and the contributions of the community have taken us forward,” he said.

Wanaka Sun Welcome back Brewster Christmas Food Bank Drive The Wanaka Sun welcomes Tim Brewster back to its editorial team this week. Tim previously worked here for a year in 2005 and has had a few other brief stints since then. He originally trained as a reporter at AUT, and also works as a freelance website

Tuesday 20 December, collection from 6.30pm. All enquiries to the organiser Alan McKay 03 443 5661 / 0274 457167 Page 

Wanaka St John cadets were honoured on Tuesday night for their positive contribution to the St John youth movement. Divisional manager Tina Simmonds noted the outstanding performance of all the Wanaka cadets across the board and acknowledged the extra effort some cadets made travelling to district and regional level competitions. St John Wanaka Area Committee chairman Phill Hunt paid tribute to the efforts of all the divisional leaders. “The St John divisional cadets are positive younger role models within the Wanaka community,” he said.

copywriter. Tim first started coming to Wanaka in the late 1980s for the winters working as a ski instructor and has since settled permanently in the area. He can be contacted on journalist@

Air service cut Air New Zealand subsidiary Eagle Air has decided to cease operating two flights a day to Wanaka, as of January 2012. The trial schedule change began last August but the poor performance of the route has forced the operator to reduce the number of flights into the local airport. Eagle Air chief executive officer Carrie Hurihanganui said they will continue to monitor the situation and the decision to drop the extra flights does not mean the company is giving up on future growth out of Wanaka.

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Pictured are, front row from left, Max Swift (Divisional cadet of the year overall), Hanna Gerrard (Gold level cadet of the year) and Isobel Smith (Penguin cadet of the year); back row from left, Ian Rae (Commander of the Order of St John), Bailey Masters (Gold level cadet of the year) and invited guest Heidi Little (District cadet of the year). StJohnyouthmembers will be selling bottled water as a fundraiser for the organisation at events throughout the summer. All proceeds will go back into the Wanaka Area.


Complaint defended Sue Wards The company which won the Wanaka kerbside recycling contract and the Queenstown Lakes District Council have defended the tender process after a complaint was laid to the Commerce Commission. The Energy for the Future foundation lodged a formal complaint with the Commerce Commission last week, saying the council’s decision may have breached sections 27 and 36 of the Commerce Act (which makes anti-competitive agreements unlawful and bars competitors from taking advantage of market power). Smart Environmental Ltd chief operating officer Mark Lawson told the Wanaka Sun last week, “From our perspective the process was completely consistent with legally required best practice methodologies used

by councils throughout New Zealand and was a professional, fair and transparent process throughout.” The council provided “a comprehensive and transparent explanation of its process, the range of prices received (of which we were not the lowest),

that fully complied with council’s procurement policy,” he said. “That policy is consistent with the advice from the Office of the Auditor General on procurement for public sector bodies. Council awarded the tender to Smart Environmental on a weighted attributes

Council ran an open tender for the supply of services that fully complied with council’s procurement policy. the criteria considered and how it reached its decision to award this contract”, he said. QLDC regulatory and corporate services general manager Roger Taylor said the council has received legal advice that there is no basis for any action against it on this matter. “Council ran an open tender for the supply of services

evaluation of the bids received.” The council’s legal advice on the contract decision consisted of one email from legal firm Macalister Todd Phillips, which reviewed the draft public excluded agenda item for the Wanaka Recycling Contract Procurement in an email to council staff which said “the content appears fine to

me”. Mac Todd, who did not provide an opinion on the effect of New Zealand competition law, advised the council this week that no issue arose in the context of New Zealand competition law and it does not see how the complaint can involve the council This week Energy for the Future cofounder Greg Marshall of Wanaka wrote to Wanaka Community Board members and some QLDC councillors, suggesting the council is now exposed to “serious risk” because it failed to obtain a legal opinion on New Zealand competition law, therefore “accepting a bid that potentially breaches predatory pricing laws”. The letter recommended council suspend the SEL contract and retender for the kerbside recycling contract.

Trevor Hawke farewelled Sue Wards Popular and respected Wanaka man Trevor Hawke was farewelled last Friday in a funeral service marked by good memories. Trevor went missing after falling from his yacht near Eely Point on Lake Wanaka on November 17, and his body was recovered ten days later after an extensive search involving police, the Wanaka boating community, Wanaka Coastguard and

navy divers. A tapu-lifting ceremony carried out early on Friday near the Wanaka Yacht Club was led by Jeromy Van Riel and Paul Tamati and attended by Trevor’s family and others. The funeral service included tributes from family and friends, including representatives from the range of clubs with which Trevor was involved, and Wanaka Yacht Club members formed a guard of honour. Trevor’s death has been referred to the coroner.

Students recognised Mount Aspiring College students were honoured last week at the junior and senior prize giving ceremonies. BriannaStillwasawarded Dux and Michael Jolly and Tom Hewson were equal placed runners up. Brianna (pictured) scored highest achievement in chemistry, mathematics with statistics, equal highest achievement in biology and high achievement in English. She will attend Massey University next year to begin her Veterinary Science Course and has already spent time observing both large and small animal veterinary practice in Wanaka. The Lions Club trophies for Best Boy and Girl were awarded to Abbi Ayre and Michael Jolly. Scholarships were

received by Saasha Bruce (principal’s award), Hugh Haworth (performance), Elle Scurr (law), Alex Winsloe (Rose), Sally Rutherford (McDougall), Cadi O’Connor (Kane), Billie McHardy (Otago Polytechnic), Tom Hewson (Rotary), Josh Wilson (construction), Henry Schikker (Edgewater) and Michael Jolly (Batchelar McDougall). National achievements were received by the following students: Holly Bailey, Hank Bilous, Luke Ruddenklau, Jessica Bailey, Tennessee Davis (kayaking), Finn Bilous, Hank Bilous, Amy MacIntyre, Mikey Austin, Elliott Mason, Henry Schikker, Max Schikker (freeskiing), Oliver Ceci (football), Connor Ceci (futsal), Jeanie

Pattison (basketball and dressage),Sam Andrews, Fraser Hannon (skiing), Fraser Dowling, Conor Hayes (snowboarding), Ella Maluschnig, Alex Thomson (cross country skiing and biathlon), Abbi Ayre, Elle Scurr and Sina Schaal (enterprise). See the full list of MAC academic awards page 19.

Talking about speeding Queenstown Lakes District Council is seeking community opinion on speed limits in the area following a number of comments on the matter. The current proposals include a reduction from 70kph to 50kph on a section of Cardrona Valley Road and from 100kph to 70kph on the approaches into Cardrona; a reduction from 70kph to 50kph on Old Racecourse Road and Ewing Place in Albert Town; a reduction from 100kph to 70kph on a section of Camp Hill Road in Hawea Flat; and a reduction from 50kph to 20kph on the Esplanade Reserve, Hawea. Submissions close at 5pm on Friday January 13 and a hearing will be held later that month. The draft bylaw can be viewed online and at council offices and the Wanaka Library. PHOTO:

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inbrief Tourism Board members The Lake Wanaka Tourism has announced changes to the board after elections for three places were held at the organisation’s general meeting last week. New member Mandy Enoka (Te Wanaka Lodge) joins re-elected members Ross McRobie (World Travellers’ Wanaka) and Duncan Spear (Puzzling World), and existing members Brent Pihama (Wanaka River Journeys), Leigh Stock (Edgewater) and Stephanie Pursley (Tiritiri Lodge).

Tickets selling out Orchestra of Spheres, Lord Echo, Street Chant and The Yoots will line up at Rippon 2012 to play their first ever Wanaka set at the Waitangi weekend festival. A limited number of Gold Member tickets, with access to the Rippon Hall, sold out this week but event manager Lisa Simmers said about 20 percent of general tickets are still available. The day long gig will feature an all kiwi line-up including The Datsuns, Street Chant, Trinity Roots, Katchafire, Distasteradio and local student group Colour Classic.

New regulation advice The Tourism Industry Association New Zealand and Outdoors New Zealand will run a workshop in Wanaka on Tuesday December 13 to update operators on the adventure activities regulations which came into force in November. The workshop will offer advice on Department of Labour requirements, safety audits and the new adventure and outdoor safety website tool. Operators will also be asked for input relating to incident reporting and competencies and qualifications. TIA advocacy manager Geoff Ensor said that while many operators are already operating to high standards, “there is always room for improvement and we want to do all we can to help operators avoid incidents and accidents”.

Young duathletes About 60 children aged from five to 13-years-old took part in the Kids’ Duathlon in Wanaka last weekend. Henry Youngman of More FM is pictured with prize winners Ryan

Jury and Lauren Rimmer, middle, who were first in the years three and four team, and Mikayla Evans and Jesse Lapsley Fowle, who were second. PHOTOs: SUPPLIED

People around Wanaka will have a chance in 12 days time to support local families facing challenges this Christmas. This has been a tough year for many families, and the annual Wanaka Sun Christmas Food Bank Drive will stock up the Wanaka Community Networks’ food bank in time to provide some Christmas cheer for these families. Community Networks is not just looking for tins of baked beans (although those are welcome), but also some little luxuries for local families under pressure. Wanaka Sun co-owner Nikki Heath said the food bank drive is an important annual commitment for the newspaper. “As part of the Wanaka community the Wanaka Sun takes the food bank drive very seriously, but it also manages to be lots of fun for the people taking part,” she said. “It’s a very rewarding experience for our volunteers and also for the people who donate on the night to know they’ve helped families in our community who are struggling, especially at this time of the year.” The Wanaka Sun Christmas Food Bank Drive takes place on Tuesday December 20 and organiser Alan McKay still needs more utes, drivers and collectors to make the drive effective (you can contact him on 443 5661). Thank you for your support.

Milestone for skydiver

Water quality initiative Otago Regional Council chairman Stephen Woodhead has welcomed Fonterra Co-operative Group’s new condition of supply. The Group requires its suppliers to fence off waterways which are covered by the Clean Streams Accord in an effort to improve the water quality. “This is exactly the kind of outcome our Good Water Good Farming rural water quality strategy envisages,” Stephen said. “It is an excellent move and one we are right behind.” From the beginning of next season, farmers have 18 months to become compliant with Fonterra’s new condition of supply.

Skydive Wanaka chief instructor Uros Sumar made his 20,000th skydive last week. “There would not be many skydivers in the world who reach this milestone, it is a truly legendary number,” Managing director Jools Hall said.

Uros Sumar, born in Serbia, started skydiving in 1976 and won numerous skydiving championships including seventh overall in the World Championship in 1984. He has worked at Skydive Wanaka for the past eight years and celebrated his 20,000th skydive today

doing a special formation skydive with all his work colleagues (pictured above). On landing, a beaming Uros was joined by his wife and daughter. “I am very lucky to have done so many amazing skydives and looking forward to the next 20,000,” he said.

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PHOTOs: Boris Adamov


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Preparing for a Christmas baby

Youth poetry slam a first Wanaka’s young writers will have a chance to showcase their work at the inaugural Poetic Justice Youth Poetry Slam at The Creek on Monday. Poetic Justice, which has been organising adult open mic nights for more than two years, thought it was time to do something specifically for the young people in Wanaka. Co-founder Liz Breslin has run poetry workshops for primary and high

school students and has been impressed with the high calibre of the writing. Poetry slams

slam, meaning anyone who attends can participate in one of the three age categories: under 9 (at 3.30pm),

Contestants need to bring three poems each, aiming to make it through to the final round. originated in the USA and have gained a large following around the world. The Wanaka event will be an open

9-13 (at 4.30pm) or 14 to 19-years-old (at 5.30pm). Contestants need to bring three poems each, aiming

to make it through to the final round. Judges will include Sam from Beats FM, Selina from The Creek and Luke Dyer from Hawea Flat School. Prizes have been donated by local businesses and the winners will also have their work broadcast on Beats FM. The Poetic Justice Youth Poetry Slam starts at 3.30pm on Monday December 12 at The Creek.

Chris Turnbull and Amber Russell with Plunket nurse Helen Umbers. PHOTO: Charlotte Trundle

Antenatal classes have begun for Joseph and Mary from this year’s Christmas by the Lake nativity play. These expectant first time parents have had quite an unusual pregnancy so far, and have an exciting birth plan in place. Shepherds and wise men will be on hand in case the couple need assistance at Christmas by the Lake, Wanaka’s Community Christmas. The sights and sounds

of the first Christmas will be brought to life at the annual event, which features local personalities and animals in the nativity play, a traditional carol sing-a-long, a costume parade for the kids, and a BYO picnic. “Christmas by the Lake was a big hit last year, with the combination of a lively nativity, wonderful music, and a picnic by the lake. People of all ages can feel welcome again as we bring

the community together to celebrate Christmas,” Combined Churches committee member Kathy Dedo said. “It’s a great opportunity to relax with your family and friends while reflecting on the true message of Christmas.” In case of poor weather, the postponement date is Sunday, December 18, 5pm at the Dinosaur Park or the Lake Wanaka Centre if an indoor venue is needed.

Local heroes awarded Sue Wards Two members of the Wanaka LandSAR group have been awarded the Supreme LandSAR award for their rescue of an injured canyoner. Lionel Clay and Davie Robinson (pictured above) received the award for their part in rescuing the canyoner, who broke his leg in a deep gorge near Makarora last April. Both experienced members of Land SAR, Davie and Lionel agreed the rescue, which took place after dark, was one of the most challenging in their experience. Davie was winched down to the canyoner while Lionel was in the helicopter

directing proceedings. “It was a team effort and it all came together nicely,” Davie said, acknowledging the work of Aspiring Helicopters and the regional air ambulance in the rescue. Lionel was also reluctant to take much credit for his role. “So much of it was about the piloting,” he said, citing regional air ambulance helicopter pilot Graeme Gale and winchman and paramedic Doug Flett for their work. Lionel credited the men’s flying, the training Land SAR has undertaken with them, and the ease of working with the air ambulance service for the success of the rescue. The award was presented by

Governor General Jerry Mateparae to Roy Bailey (pictured inset), Wanaka LandSAR chairman, who was the local delegate to the LandSAR national AGM last month. The Governor General is the patron of LandSAR. main PHOTO:

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The big clean up

Volunteers honoured Charlotte Trundle Wanaka volunteer firefighters were honoured on Monday evening for the International Year of the Volunteers tenth anniversary. The medal ceremony provided an occasion to publicly acknowledge the contribution of volunteers and their employers. Twenty-eight firefighters received an award. Those who received a medal in the first International Year of the Volunteers in 2001 were awarded a bar and volunteers who had served more than 90 days received a medal. The medal and bar were presented on behalf of the New Zealand Fire Service Commission and the United Fire Bridages’ Association to recognise the valuable contribution made by volunteer firefighters. The employer recognition scheme is a

New Zealand Fire Service initiative to recognise the contribution that the employers make to the fire brigade and to their communities by allowing their staff members to attend fire

A special honour board naming those businesses will be erected outside the fire station. The firemen who were honoured are: A Clifford, K Mills, B Fewtrell, D O’Sullivan, L Craig, J

Cleaned penguins undergoing a six hour swim test at the wildlife facility. PHOTO: Maritime New Zealand

Charlotte Trundle A Wanaka engineer had an unforgettable experience helping with Maritime New Zealand’s response to the Rena oil spill in Tauranga. Barry Morgan

Bill Dwyer needed a break following three weeks of constant work. “When I arrived I expected to see a few containers, but it was a big city with about 15 marquees and 250 staff,” Barry said. “It was amazing to see such a huge amount of work

attached to the little blue penguins. “They are gorgeous little things, they wouldwaddlearoundand stand on your feet and look at you.” A highlight of his experience was working with five “top notch” American oil spill specialists, who had been flown over to help with

I loved helping the wildlife. It is an experience I will never forget.

calls in work hours. Local employers (pictured inset) received a framed certificate, key ring and window sticker. The Wanaka Fire Brigade hopes by recognising the employers of the volunteers the community will support their businesses, as they support this community.

Bates, WP Bates, RH Caig, GR Campbell, R P Fegan, I D Galloway, G B Haggart, A S Harridge, R J Kyles, D N Little, A K Mckenzie, T R Purnell, T Robson, R L Rose, T Smith, N J Stace, M A Strang, G J Templeton, G P Thurston, W G Tomlin, D M Weastell, A H Wellman, S Welsh.

(pictured) spent eleven days working as the facility manager for the Te Maunga Wildlife Response Centre, where birds and penguins affected by the oil spill were treated and rehabilitated. Barry got the phone call to help when facility manager

done in such a short amount of time. I loved helping the wildlife. It is an experience I will never forget.” Barry was tasked with managing the site, setting up the waste water treatment plant, keeping the water pumps going andgeneralmaintenance. He admitted to getting

the disaster. Currentlywildlifeteams are undertaking night operations to check on birds released after being cared for at the wildlife facility. There will be further little blue penguin releases during the coming weeks, according to the Maritime New Zealand website.

PHOTOs: Charlotte Trundle

Summerdaze online Want to race the Kingston Flyer? Run or cycle from the top of the Pisa Range to Albert Town? How about some Chinese brush painting for the kids? The month long Summerdaze Festival starting on New Year’s Eve offers all that and more including kite making, music festivals and outdoor movies. The official brochure is being delivered to households, but the programme is now online.


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Food for fines Bookworms who have accumulated fines at local libraries have until Saturday to use canned food to pay off the fines and in doing so help people during the Christmas holidays. The amnesty, which started on December 5, has a few rules: only overdue fines are eligible and any cans of food given must be in date and without rust or dents. One can of food replaces $5 in fines. The Wanaka Library is donating the canned food to the Wanaka Sun Christmas Food Bank Drive. Children’s librarian Susan Turnbull is pictured at the Wanaka Library with some of the cans already received. PHOTO: Charlotte Trundle

inbrief Strong pro field for Challenge Some of New Zealand’s top athletes will line up with iron distance champions from around the world for next year’s Challenge Wanaka. Jamie Whyte (NZL) will return as defending champion to compete against kiwi iron man champions Bryan Rhodes, Kieran Doe and 2010 winner, iron distance record holder, Richard Ussher. The women’s field features iron distance champion New Zealander Gina Crawford and age group world champion Belinda Harper alongside a strong national and international field which includes Australian world record breaker and multiple iron distance champion Rebekah Keat. More than 1200 athletes will race on 21 January 2012 in either the full or half iron distances in teams and as individuals.

Course win for Wanaka A new graduate programme based in Wanaka has been hailed as a success by its director Steve Henry. The Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Practice attracted students from around the country with some joining the programme with their own projects or working with the Centre to find suitable, forward looking projects with wider community benefits. Students then worked on

Pup in training Zeffer with his owner Callum Grant. PHOTO: Charlotte Trundle

individual projects and also contributed to a group project as part of their course.

has fewer available resources and more demand for them. It is designed to be a positive,

We are incredibly pleased with the success of the programme. “We are incredibly pleased with the success of the programme. It’s hands on, applied learning for people who want to focus on a new future – one that

uplifting qualification that balances practical projects with academic rigour,” Steve said. The inaugural students loved

the programme and have worked on some fascinating and highly beneficial projects, he said, such as research on barriers to participation in community and political projects, a local food accreditation system, and a review of ‘success indicators’ for the Queenstown Lakes District. Steve was particularly excited about the future of tertiary education for Wanaka, made increasingly possible with web

New team member Charlotte Trundle Aspiring Avalanche Dogs have welcomed the arrival of a new member of the team, puppy Zeffer. The three-quarter labrador, one-quarter springer spaniel has moved in with his new owner, Aspiring Avalanche dog handler Callum Grant, and the pair couldn’t be happier. “We are really positive about

getting back into owning and training another search and rescue dog. This is a positive step forward to Aspiring dogs after losing Zepp.” “It gives us an opportunity to learn from our past experiences and move forward to create a much better and stronger team,” Aspiring Avalanche Dogs manager Matt Gunn said.

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The puppy was added to the team following the death of SAR dog Zepplin, who was shot while roaming on farmland last month. If all goes to plan Zeffer will be operational by September 2013, Matt said. A fundraiser is being held this Friday December 9, at Federal Diner to raise the $1000 required to buy the puppy.



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Fun at the fair

Charlotte Trundle More than 500 people flocked to the seventh annual Cardrona Vintage Fair on Sunday. The fundraising event

for next year’s 150th goldfield celebrations had more than 25 stalls, with vendors selling rabbit stew, woodfire pizza, breads, jams and a range of

wares. “We are stoked we have had such a perfect, warm sunny day,” co-organiser Debs Thompson said. Entertainers included local musicians

Martin Curtis and Jamie Robertson and a Vanuatuan group (pictured) who work on vineyards in Cromwell.



A crowd of people gathered around the Wanaka Christmas tree on Friday evening to sing Christmas carols and watch local school children turn on the lights. Over the past few years the Christmas tree star has been the target of thieves, so it now has 24 hour CTV surveillance.

PHOTO: Charlotte Trundle

Grace Gillies on her new bike. PHOTO:

On her bike Sue Wards Lake Hawea six-yearold Grace Gillies loves nothing more than zooming around her family’s section on her bike – but the difference between Grace and other six-year-old bike lovers is she is making up for lost time. Grace has cerebral palsy, which affects her ability

to control her legs. Grace can’t run around like other children, her

out the bike track around the family garden. “She absolutely loves it; she’s

She absolutely loves it; she’s on it most of the time. mother Tina said, but since she received a Trikes New Zealand bike recently, she has worn

on it most of the time,” Tina said. “It’s given her new independence.” The customised bike was

funded by Variety Club New Zealand ($1149) and the Upper Clutha Children’s Medical Trust ($1100), while the Gillies family contributed $100. Tina is also grateful to Grace’s physiotherapist, Paula Shortall, who has worked with Grace since she was twoyears-old and initiated the application for the bike.

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Mo down

Tony Culshaw.

The Moustache Bash and Wanaka Mo’s webpage raised $720.70 for The New Zealand Cancer Society and the New Zealand Mental Health Foundation. “The Moustache Bash was a brilliant night and we were really thrilled with how many people came along to support our local men show off their moustaches and to celebrate their awareness-raising of men’s health issues throughout Movember,” Southern PHO health promotion coordinator and Moustache Bash organiser Sarah Berger said. “As well as having a lot of fun we heard how important it is for men to have regular health check-ups, be aware of symptoms and signs in themselves and others and to seek help if needed - a big thank you to everyone involved.” Tony Culshaw (pictured left) won Mr. Movember 2011 and Toby Panter won The Ultimate Mo competition.

Communication survey

Wanaka Sun graphic designer Adam Hall’s mo-gress at the end of Movember. PHOTOs: thierry huet

Rural landscapes

An artistic take on rural landscapes is the theme of the current exhibition at Gallery 33, featuring work by Don Binney, J.S Parker and Louise McRae (pictured right). PHOTOs:

Queenstown Lakes District Council is undertaking a new survey to ask how the community wants to communicate with, and get information from, the council. “There are really two parts to this,” QLDC communications manager Meaghan Miller said. “Importantly, how we enable the community to get involved in what happens in our community and secondly how we keep the community informed.” The council currently uses various communication platforms such as online, Scuttlebutt newsletter, community forums, drop-in sessions, submissions and feedback, and newspaper advertising. The two minute survey is available online and at council offices until December 16.

Tennis stars of tomorrow Wanaka junior tennis players continue to be a force to be reckoned with after their trip to Queenstown last weekend. Meg Timu won the singles for girls 12 and under, with team mate Olivia Ray placing third. The two then combined to win the doubles in their age group. Ines Stephani won the singles in the 10 and Under division, with Annie Timu placing fourth. Ines then combined with Danielle Molloy to be runners up in the doubles. Following the tournament, Meg, Olivia, Ines and Caitlin Gibson have also been selected in the Southern Regional 12 and under squad. “Wanaka juniors provided the most entries of any club in the tournament,” coach Perry Crockett said.

Little shop, big dreams

The Perfect Little shop for the perfect little something, is now up and running. This lakefront boutique created and owned by locals Jessica Eastwood and Alice Townsend (pictured) is full of unique feminine clothing, accessories, giftware, wall art and stationery. The entrepreneurs said they have searched high and low for original

productsastheywanted to create a little shop that was like entering a “world through rose

wrapped too. For anything fashionable, unique, feminine and original

For anything fashionable, unique, feminine and original look no further. tinted glasses”. The shop opened last weekend just in time to buy that perfect party outfit or Christmas present and have it gift

look no further than The Little Shop, 123 Ardmore St, beside Kai Whakapai. Gift certificates are also available.


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Mucking in

Charlotte Trundle A local business is calling on the community to nominate local heroes who will win super hero treatment. Butler of Wanaka owners Rebecca Butts and Sally Carwardine said you can nominate anyone who deserves to put their feet up for a day. “This year has been particularly tough for everyone in Wanaka so

we thought we’d give back with our own mucking in.” The competition gives everyone the chance to publicly celebrate those they admire and give back to them, just in time for Christmas. The winner will be treated to a sumptuous picnic while their property gets a full house and garden blitz. Ten nominees picked out of a hat will receive a helping-hand voucher for three hours of Butler


of Wanaka services. “In tough times, there are always people who amaze us with their generosity and resilience. We’re hoping to help the community say thank you in the way we know best,” Sally said. The deadline for nominations is Tuesday, December 20. See sunspots for details

Ange Griffiths and Richard Elvey pictured outside their new crib with young changemaker Aaron Blackledge and regular Kahu Youth attendee Jarrod Still. PHOTO:

This article is being written amongst messy chaos, as we are in the middle of moving to a bigger, better youth club! This Friday and Saturday our drop in sessions will be held at the all new crib at 11 Russell Street, in the old Wanaka Physio building. It’s twice the size and will have all the usual: pool, table tennis, table football, free internet, food, games consoles and all the cool

stuff we’ve always had, plus a new ‘chill out zone’ filled with bean bags, sofas and cushions, a projector for movies and much, much more. You seriously need to see it. Not only that, but we’ve just released our holiday programme for the summer with a huge amount of activities and events being made available to the young people of Wanaka. We’ve got things like overnight

tramps, quad biking and glacier walks through to graffiti art, tee-shirt printing and cooking. Not to mention the (new) crib will be open for just hanging out most days and our regular 3 – 10pm drop in sessions every Friday and Saturday evening. We’re also having an official opening and Christmas pot luck lunch from 2pm on December 17, with the whole community invited.

If you’ve never been down to hang out, now is the time to check us out. For more information on the holiday programme, the crib, or anything else Kahu Youth offers, please contact us on 443 5880, kahu.youth@ or become our friend on Facebook: Kahuyouth Wanaka. - Richard Elvy and Angela Griffiths

Trundling off Wanaka Sun reporter Charlotte Trundle (pictured) had her final day at the newspaper this week and will jet away today to get married and live in Canada. Charlotte said the highlights of her year at the Wanaka Sun include stories on Wanaka’s graffiti knitter Knitsy and meeting “so many amazing people within the community who do so many wonderful things”, in particular in our local schools.

“The children in this community are amazing,” Charlotte said. “I loved that I could write a story and make a difference in someone’s life, whether it helped them raise money for a charity or put a smile on a parent’s face to see their child’s photo was in the paper.” Having Yohei name a smoothie after her (the Trundleberry) was also a highlight. Best wishes for the future, Charlotte.

bookgiveaway A colourful children’s book with a local connection, ‘Beach Bag Boogie’ is the perfect stocking filler for a local child.The picture book was inspired by author Linsday Wood’s grandson, Jasper, who lives in Cromwell. The book captures the quintessential kid’s summer holiday spent at the beach and is illustrated by former Weta Workshop artist Rebekah Holguin. We have two copies to give away to readers. Email and tell us your favourite childhood beach memory to go into the draw to win a copy.

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bookgiveaway sunnews Central Otago romance Just in time for light summer reading during the Christmas holidays, the Wanaka Sun has two copies of a Central Otago chick-lit novel to give away to a reader. ‘Hand Me Down’ is based in a fictitious Central Otago town named Pisa, after author Michelle Holman spent time on a cherry orchard in Cromwell. Michelle describes the book as “a romance between two flawed people that’s funny, sometimes sad, and set in a beautiful part of our country”. Email and tell us a suitable literary pseudonym for Wanaka to go into the draw to win a copy of ‘Hand Me Down’.

crimescene Dumped carcasses An address on Willowridge was the recipient of a deer carcass and a dead bird, which were dumped on the lawn on two separate occasions.

Pharmacy climber A 16-year-old male was arrested for being unlawfully on a property when he was found climbing upon the roof of a local pharmacy at 4am last Sunday.

Domestic dispute A female was arrested for assault on a police officer after police attended a domestic dispute.

Liquor ban breach A 19-year-old male from Invercargill was arrested for breaching the town centre liquor ban. The ban runs from 10pm to 8am seven days a week, encompassing the waterfront and CBD.

Tyre stabbing Four tyres were reportedly stabbed on a boat trailer parked on Rob Roy Lane during the past two months

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

More delays for Damper Bay A resource consent hearing on the contentious Damper Bay development proposals continued this week. Damper Bay Estates Ltd has applied to subdivide 193ha of Western Wanaka lakeside land into three lots with two houses on each. The application, which has been opposed by 114 submitters, has been delayed over negotiations on Damper Bay Estates’ request for the Millennium Track between Roys Bay and Glendhu Bay to be realigned to mitigate the visual impact of the development. QLDC councillors agreed to the realignment of the track if Damper Bay Estates footed the bill, which has prompted the Upper Clutha Environmental Society to apply to the Ombudsman for details on the negotiations between the council and Damper Bay Estates. Commissioners Trevor Shiels and Leigh Overton reserved their decision at the end of Wednesday’s hearing.

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Marvellous mystery tour tightlines Upper Clutha senior citizens enjoyed a mystery tour last week, which culminated in the group being presented with a $6500 cheque from the Upper Clutha Lions Club. The destination of the mystery tour was Kate and John Coe’s garden in Golf Course Road, where 48 members of the Upper Clutha Senior Citizens Club enjoyed morning tea, after which the Lions Club presented the group with a cheque for $6500, the proceeds of their 2012 Heritage Calendar ‘A Walk in the Past’ which was a labour of love for Pam

Yes they can smell you

Dorothy Ollerenshaw, left, and Naomi Audrey in John and Kate Coe’s garden.

Kane and her team. “This is a wonderful gift for a very special group within our community,” Upper Clutha Senior Citizens president Lynne Fegan said. The money will be used for transportation

to enable the 58 club members to go on outings. Club members recently visited a number of attractions around Tarras, Lynne said. “It was a wonderful day of socialising and visiting new places.” PHOTO: Supplied

Ultimate challenge for young farmers Local young farmers will go head to head in Tarras this weekend as part of the Otago District final of the National Bank Young Farmer Contest. Described as the ‘ultimate rural challenge’, the competition puts young farmers through an array of practical, theoretical and technical farming challenges. District winners go through to the regional finals early next year, where eight top competitors are selected to compete for the $300,000 prize pack in the grand final in May. Members of the public are welcome to watch the 16 entrants compete at the Tarras Hall from 8.30am on Saturday.

A large number of anglers underestimate the trout’s sense of smell, mainly I think because all the flies and lures we use rely on the trout’s sight for success. We tend, therefore to forget they have the full array of very sharp senses. When wading downstream in a river the trout will smell your scent in the water and will often show signs of alarm by moving to deeper water or diving under a bank. Obviously if the angler is moving and casting upstream, the fish ahead of him or her will not

be affected as the scent is moving away downstream. However at the end of the day if the angler returns back along the same stretch of the river to the car, fishing as you go, the trout have already been exposed to your scent and may be difficult to catch. Anglers downstream can also be affected badly by someone wading several hundred metres ahead. Fish and Game undertook some controlled experiments in the Nelson region watching the reaction of trout to an angler entering the water upstream but out of sight of the trout. Rainbow trout reacted with alarm but returned to normal

Challenge complete After spending three days hitchhiking and participating in challenges, Cromwell teams Emma Beaumont and Catherine Marnane (Santa’s Helpers) and Hayley Anderson-Hamlin and Diane McAuliffe (Tinkerbell and Peter Pan) arrived at the finish line at the Accor Hotels $10 Queenstown Challenge in Auckland. They were tired and hungry but all said they would “definitely do it again”. Every team entering the event committed to raising $7150 before the event took place. The girls were proud to announce they raised almost $15,000 for Cure Kids. They contribute their success to the “amazing generosity of the Central Otago community”. PHOTO: Supplied

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feeding behaviour within half a day. Brown trout were also alarmed and took up to four days to return to normal feeding behaviour. The trout reacted worst when the angler was wading with bare legs but they were still aware of anglers wearing Gortex waders. Sometimes one is forced to wade and have to accept a level of disturbance, but if at all possible it is far better to keep out of the water, not only for one’s own sake but particularly for the benefit of other downstream anglers. Tight lines. - John Barlow

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BOARD To the person who made the suggestion to send those thugs “to the Army”, I can understand your disgust at their behaviour. However, as a soldier I don’t think the NZ Armed forces would appreciate you offering them up for service. The NZ Armed Forces is a highly respected military around the world and is no place for “thugs and Criminals”. I am offended by your ignorant suggestion, and I believe prison would be a more appropriate place for them. Please have a little more respect for your Armed Forces in the future! People get your stories straight with the teen incident. So many stories going round town and people jumping to conclusions ... You 2 were all teenagers once. A dog is stronger than a toddler. A toddler won’t bite a dog. Dogs should be on a leash at playgrounds and on public tracks. Your dog might be gentle but another might not be. 2 boats on lake Wanaka 2day 15 young people on boats only 1 wearing life jacket the wake boarder..prob drnkn 2..? Wake up! Our iconic lake willow has 2 broken branches sadly...tree is for birds...humans keep off! Love Wanaka we put crossings in that are not crossings, we walk our dogs around town without leads, and we can ride our bikes on the foot path Peculiar tho how council allows a coloured playground but wanaka folks r nt allowed coloured walls on their homes I reckon posters should posted around Wanaka with photos of the 3 teens that caused the brutal bashing. Before you wanaka lot start crucifying the boys that rolled those English men maybe you should ask who it was that threw the first punch... Congratulations to wanaka primary school for their superb concert. All credit to great kids staff principal and helpers. We are so lucky to have this school in our community.

Wanaka must be a place where children are growing up without unlimited access to X-Boxes and flat screen TVs. Despite the group of teenagers associated with the brutal assault of two men in downtown Wanaka recently, most of our children and young people seem to be models of clean living. This is not sarcasm: consider a duathlon for kids where 60-odd children aged from five to 13 choose to turn up on a scorching Sunday to run and race their bikes for fun. How about the St John cadets, who are starting their community service at a very young age? The exemplary behaviour during and after the Mount Aspiring College leaving parties last week? A glance at the list of Mount Aspiring College prize giving awards (see pages 3 and 19) may also raise the eyebrows of people who think high school students spend their days slouching around listening to their ipods. Perhaps these kids will grow up and join the volunteer fire brigade and LandSAR – two more groups in Wanaka which have achieved recognition this week. I’m grateful the spirit of community service thrives across age groups.

Proud parent We attended the MAC senior prizegiving on Friday night. What a wonderful array of talent and achievements by the youth in our community. Wayne Bosley summed it up perfectly in his speech to the leavers when he said, “You are our future”. I was then lucky enough to be one of many parents present at the after party which followed. This event is run by a committee of students whom I would like to highly commend. What a well organised and highly controlled social event you gifted to your peers. In light of all the negative publicity our teenagers have received recently, I was quick to note how our children worked hard to defend their honour and prove that not all our teenagers are worthy of the label that has been bestowed upon them. To the police, thank you for giving our kids the opportunity to have a great controlled evening without the stigma they have not all rightfully inherited. To Scottie Opetaia and his security team, thank you for your support. Jock Pittaway and his bus service which went above and beyond making sure everyone got home safe – cheers. All the other businesses, parents and community members who helped this to happen, thank you also. To the students, WELL DONE on how you all conducted yourselves and thank you for the laughs. I am happy to support you as our future. Kim Nicol Wanaka

Maybe just close the pie window at the same time the bars close and then all the drunks will just go home ! my kids want everything too but I don’t steal to feed their wants and needs.

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Education before legislation. To the owners of constantly barking dogs in mt iron area if u gunna b out all day muzzle them or take the mutts with u As owner of 8 dogs and father of 2 kids, i am astounded that there r idiots who think children should be trained and dogs left to play. We love our dogs but they must take second place 2 people. Even the best dog should not b fully trusted, so please dont subject our kids 2 that risk.

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sunclassifieds sport results Wanaka Bowling Club progressive bowls held on Friday 2 ecember. Skip:1 Peter Gray, 2 Kay Chartres. Second: 1 Reg Bryant, 2 Fred Anderson. Lead: 1 Dennis Schofield, 2 Robyn Chartres.

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Lake Hawea Golf Medal. L U G & Ringers 4/12/11 Mens 0-15: 1 Kahu

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Pet sheep needs a shear, pretty please. 4434944

GIFT VOUCHER for xmas, U-FLY scenic flight with an exciting chance to fly the plane. Why not try a lifetime experience?

The Rotary Club of Wanaka meets weekly 6.00pm @ Oakridge Grand Mercure.

Wanted canoe paddle ph 4439046 WANTED OUTSIDE PLAYHOUSE for a Christmas present for kids. Anything considered. 4436053 or 0272577792.

Gorgeous small non shedding puppies ready from 8th Dec $500 each. Trademe 428440990

Wanted: casual P Class driver for new year’s large bus job. Call Linda 4438646

Guinea pig or rabbit hutch for sale. Would even suit as small dog kennel. Totally secure. 60 dollars ph or txt 0274 336 087

Housemate(s) wanted for kewl green household near mt iron. Great garden. Furnished room. Single 130 or couple 170. 0211142776

GUINEA PIGS for sale, ready week of Christmas, gorgeous colours, mix of male and female. Come choose now, 443 7562.

HOLIDAY ACCOMMODATION KARITANE Beach House. Brand new, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom luxury beachside accommodation. Sleeps 8 comfortably. Stunning views. Expansive outdoor living. Now available from 29th December to 8th January @ $250 per night. Phone 0276633133 or check out ID 21992

events Royal Forest & Bird Society & Department of Conservation invite you to attend: “A week in the Ross Sea” discovering birds in the sub-Antarctic informative presentation by Bruce McKinlay, DOC scientist and vicepresident of the Ornithological Society. Thursday 15th December, 7pm, St Johns Room. All welcome. Youth Poetry Slam time! Monday 12th December, 3.30pm at The Creek. Three categories: under 9, 9-13 and 14-19. It’s like the X-Factor for words. See posters around town or contact for more details. ‘’Black Dog Night’ fund-raiser 4 new avo dog pup, This friday frm 6pm @ Federal Diner. Skat and other live music, spot prizes, auction. Tickets $20 frm Diner includes a free drink n nibbles. Pop up picnic beats fm fundraiser 12-5 johns creek hawea, 11 December! Vintage, retro, reinvented, yummy ice creams, coffee... Bring ya picnic! and coin entry. Shop to sweet beats at the pop up picnic. Sunday 11 dec. Johns creek. Lake hawea. 12-5pm. Fundraiser for beats fm Sing Hallelujah Messiah community offering this Sunday 7pm Presbyterian Church Tenby Street donation to Christchurch earthquake relief at Christmas.

for sale Dog kennel for sale, sun Porch, quality timber, for Medium size dog. $100. 021 992 971 PORTACOM FOR SALE for removal. 8m x 6m. Wired, plumbed and carpeted. Two rooms with handbasin and heat pump in each. Entrance hall and large storage cupboard. Ideal sleepout, office space or workroom. Phone Sally 443 1226 Air rifle Gamo CFX, scope, suppressor, .177 cal, 1000 f/s, bag, cleaning kit. $350. Ph 02102942184 Christmas cards featuring a painting of our lovely lake and mountains available in ARTISANS, $5 each or 5 for $20. Christmas gifts for under 10 dollars from Pirate Pickles at the Wanaka farmers market 4pm Pembroke Park every Thursday.

Holden ute wb 4 sale. 5 speed, turbo diesel. 4431242 Masport 3 burner barbecue for sale. Good condition $100. option to purchase gas bottle 021531977 Mt Aspiring college full winter and summer girls uniforms including kilt size 72, jersey, shirts, shorts. Boys year 7/8 shorts x 2, shirts, jersey, socks. $100. Ph 0212771553 Poultry mash 4 sale 40kg bag 4434944 Round extendable dining table and 6 chairs $80. Corner computer desk $20. Black office desk $10. Ph 0212771553 Small bales of meadow hay 4 sale. $5 pick up of paddock, this weekend 10 and 11 December only. Call with orders before weekend. 4431242 Subaru legacy 2005, 2 ltr Manual, hi/ lo. Very tidy, fuel efficient and tows anything. 148ks. $14500 neg. 021 992 971 Super funky sofa + 2 armchairs need re-upholstering-$50. ‘Specialized’ Girl’s bike + stabilisers, pink, excellent condition, $120. 021660171

2 bedroom house for rent. 20th Dec till 3rd Jan. In Wanaka. Budget rates. 0210380504.

All types of fencing and gates. Wrought iron. Timber. Colour steel. Post and rail. Glass and steel balustrades. 4434078 0272080175 ASPIRING MASSAGE WANAKA. Provider to High performance sport NZ. Deep tissue-relaxation. Trevor Bailey, certified massage therapist. 4432993 or 0274222455. Enhance your performance (work, sport or personal). Christine Jacques, Clinical Hypnotherapist (Dip. Clin. Hyp.), (MNZSCAH) Ph: 443 4008 or 0274 903 022

CHEESE MAKING WORKSHOP. Learn to make mozzarella, halloumi, camembert, feta & more. 11 & 12th Feb. For more info ph: 03 359 2455 or www. Housie Wanaka Districts Club Wed 7th. 7pm start Come to Artisans for great Christmas gifts, lots of ideas to post too. Gift wrapping available. See you soon. Cheese workshop - register your interest 4438656 date tbc.

Recond telecom answer phone. 8 jigsws mainly 1000pc. Pilsner glass set. Kenwood vitamsr attachment. Hosta plants. 0273735063

Inland Revenue are at Community Networks Friday 9th December 9am!12,30pm,For help with personal or business tax, child support, student loans or family tax credits call 4437799 to make an appointment.

Crushed wheat and whole wheat, great 4 chickens & ducks, crushed barley, good for goats and pigs, no soaking. 30kg $25. 4434944

JP SERVICES at Community Networks, Tuesdays 1pm, Fridays 10.30am, For appointments call 4437799

Beautiful springer spaniel pups, black and white, ready now. $500 ph 034452209 / 0276348066

Marquee Hire! Free of charge for community groups or events. Contact Bayleys Wanaka for more info 4435330 or



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Karuna massage has $70 gift vouchers for your loved ones this Christmas. 0226152231 :@) Lakes Bowen therapy. fascial kinetics practitioners. Bringing balance to your body. Wanaka Cathy Rodgers 02102201898. Hawea Nikki Turner 443 6765 LAWN MOWING. 17yr old with own car and lawn mower. Around $20 per lawn. Ph or txt 0276957993 MASSAGE SPECIAL. Gift certificates from Trevor at Aspiring Massage Wanaka. $55.00. Purchase prior to Dec 24th. 4432993 or 0274222455. Original eco zen landscape design and application. Living spaces that work for people. Ph. Greg Inwood 0211633811 SHADE SAILS. Custom Design. Quality materials. Handy Solutions 0272080175 Stressed? Need someone to talk to? Call Liz on 443 1955 for counselling with 2O years experience WANAKA WINDOW CLEANING professional, friendly, efficient service. Enjoy those summer views. High, awkward windows a specialty. Paolo 021 0572505/ 4432420 The gift of song! Singing, songwriting, piano & guitar lessons available for next term. They make great Christmas pressies. Call 021400857 Xmas is almost here! Remember to book your window clean now! Wanaka Window Cleaning, professional, friendly, efficient service. Paolo 021 0572505/ 4432420 Homemade Christmas mince pies, orders taken. Federal Diner 443 5152

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Nice 2 bed unit for rent. 310 pw, walk to town, private, creek alongside garden courtyard. 021 992 971, available early Jan

Flight training in new planes, personalised and friendly. Ruth 443 4005 or Enjoy a new challenge now.

Old tyres to give away. Have been used as planters for gardening. Phone 021 539 854.




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Butler of Wanaka: Nominate your hero by sending their name and your reason for nominating them by email to or through of Wanaka. Contact Butler of Wanaka, 4437305, with any questions.



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Vincent 74-9-65, 2 Gerry Browne 82-14-68, 3 Skip Johnston 79-7-72. 16 +: 1 Gerald Haggart 88-19-69, 2 Red Stevenson 91-25-70, 3 Dennis Costello 100-29-71 O/CB, B Burgess 87-16-71. Ladies 1 Joy Hanson 8922-67, 2 Bronnie Stevenson 97-2572. Nearest Pin: Skip Johnston. Twos: Joy Hanson, K Vincent.


Wheels to Dunstan. Do you need to get to Dunstan Hospital? Ph 443 7799 before 3 pm to book your seat on the Free Shuttle.

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awards MAC ACADEMIC AWARDS: Year 7: Strivers, Janus Staufenberg, Lily Waters, Tom Reaney, Anna Edwards, Fergus Brebner, Sophie Fairbairn, Hamish McLean, Ella Moore. High achievement, Nick Toepfer, Olivia Ray, Morgan Allen, Grace Heather, Tristin Weastell, Amy Knight, Sean Dickey, Sapphire Schwarz. Highest achiever , Samuel Sandri, Maia Poilvert, Hamish Greening, Nicola Sanders, Ben Hadida, Hillary Hunt, Rory Hannon, Alex Mitchell. Highest achiever, Ellesse Andrews (music joint), Hamish McLean (music joint), Anna Edwards (maori), Mariah Nelson (performance), Declan Butler (materials technology), Samuel Sandri (computing), Ellesse Andrews (languages), Olivia Ray (food technology), Mackenzie Ayres (art). Year 8: Strivers, Matt Ecroyd, Kenzie Findlay, Tim Weir, Gina Lilly, William Gerrard, Amy MacIntyre, Callum Rennie, Dougal Stalker, Helena Rossellini. High achievement, Ryan Davis, Kenzie Findlay, Zach Martin, Olivia Pearce, Nick Mercer, O’Teash May, Lewis Brooks, Acacia Murray Highest achiever, Johnny Brebner, Michaela Rogan, Tim Weir, Jaimee Barnett, Luke Jarvie, Casey Gordon, Emile Coote, Helena Crawford. Highest achiever, Moana Barnard (Maori), Amy MacIntyre (music), James Simpkin (art), Sarah Freeman (food technology), Amber Makeham (languages), Erin Greenwood (performace), Gina Lilly (computing), Johnny Brebner (materials technology). Year 9: Strivers, Alex Thomson, Anton Le Prevost-Smith, Luke Sanders, Connor Moore, Noel Bisson, Daisy Thor-Poet, Tim Ecroyd, Samantha Fiveash, Toby Lee, Alannah Stalker. High achievement, Alexandra Johnston, Lennox Hemingway, Harry Waters, Lily Shaw, Mitchie Maluschnig, Nikita Wouters, Paul Wright, Kim Robertson, Ellis Meyer-Budge, Mila Sumar Highest achiever, Holly Bailey, Bradley Jackson, Nathan Summerell, Nina Bowley, John Steven, Daisy Thor-Poet, Rick Sanders, Florence CollinsCaballero, Teegan Vink, Katherine Millis. Highest achiever, John Steven (Maori), Corrah Phillips (art), Jhada Parker-Vincent (food technology), Daisy Thor-Poet (Spanish), Sam Turner (drama), Ellie Russell (materials technology). Year 10: Strivers, Angus Ford, Adelaide Shotwell, Sam Hadida, Tessa Henderson, Robert Capper, Julia Sugrue High achievement, Hugo Ayre, Kirsten Jongsma, Eden Brown, Holly Ansley, George Gilchrist, Tia Plim. Highest achiever, Hadon Smith,

Emma Jay, Kasper Humphrey, Tessa Henderson, Lachlan Woods, Grace Love. Highest achiever, Jeanie Pattison (joint food technology), Claudia Rodger (joint food technology), Robert Capper (joint Spanish), Adelaide Shotwell (joint Spanish), Tessa Henderson (visual art and design), Brendon May (technology and computing), Kasper Humphrey (economics), Callum Carbon (electronics). Year 11: Katerina Maluschnig (English and geography), Hannah Gerrard (Spanish), Finn Moore (spatial and product design), Amelia Omelvena (food technology and music), Ceilidh Johnston (mathematics and science), Jamie Bowley (computing and economics), Bailey Masters (history), Charlotte Jolly (visual art and drama), Quinn Thompson (mechanical engineering), Nia O’Connor (outdoor pursuits), Jamie Nijhuis (woodwork), Taine Phillips (physical education). Year 12: Ruby Reddington (Spanish, economics and stylish food and service), Courtney Poole (biology and English ), Rosie Thomson (drama), Kaitlin Saunders (design), Fraser Corkery (mechanical engineering), Fraser Dowling (woodwork), Marilou Delignieres (outdoor pursuits), Sam Buckingham (gateway), Richard Macpherson (computer studies), Casey Hemingway (mathematics and spatial and product design), Ben Sherson (chemistry), Eugene Wolfin (music), Ally Waser (tourism), Eachann Bruce (business), Ben Harper (physics), Jessica Jay (visual art and design), Gabriel Schwarz geography and physical education). Year 13: Tom Hewson (geography and physical education), Jessica Jay (history), Michael Jolly (economics and physics), Elle Scurr (enterprise), Hugh Haworth (music), Jordaine Wilson (drama), Natasha Yeo (visual art photography), Samantha Stokes (joint art design), Eleanor Merton (joint art design), Sally Rutherford (café culture), Troy Glover (material technology), Digby Luxton (computing), Ben Fewtrell (outdoor pursuits) , John Hart (gateway retail), Danielle Stead (visual art painting), Adelaine Moody (Spanish), Cadi O’Connor (English), Vivi Lehmann (joint biology), Brianna Still (joint biology, mathematics and chemistry), Cory Bryan (spatial and product design), Alex Winsloe (mathematics with calculus) , Katie Radley (aviation). Special Junior Awards: Rick Sanders (junior mathematics), Nina Bowley (wholehearted involvement in a range of extracurricular activities).

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Soccer skills

sunsport Wanaka children are kick starting their football skills this summer in an under-six-year-old team. The team (pictured) meets every Monday night at 4pm at Allenby Park and new children are welcome. PHOTO: charlotte trundle

inbrief Gold for Katharine Skeleton racer Katharine Eustace has had two wins to kickstart her northern hemisphere campaign at the America’s Cup races held at Lake Placid last weekend. The New Zealand team member and Wanaka physio is pleased with her results. “It was great to do well in my first races of the season, and also doing a personal best in the push was great for my confidence. It shows the off season training has paid off,” Katharine said from Lake Placid, USA. “It was also nice to see the New Zealand flag and hear the anthem in races often dominated by the North Americans. It’s good for New Zealand skeleton racing.” Katharine heads to her first World Cup race of the season in Winterberg in two weeks time while fellow New Zealand team member Ben Sandford, who also won two gold medals, will join the circuit after Christmas.

Aspiring gymnasts The skills of young gymnasts will be on display this weekend during the Aspiring Gymsports’ annual competition. The event will begin at 9am with the Level 2 and 3 Flyers and Twisters, followed by Level 1 Springers at 10.45. All the gymnasts will perform a floor routine and a spring board/mini-tramp event; the girls will perform a beam routine and the boys a skipping sequence. There will be a rhythmic gymnastics display at 11.45am, followed by a presentation of event awards and annual club trophies. The event will take place this Sunday, December 11, at the Mount Aspiring College gymnasium.

T-Ball in Tarras The children from five local primary schools enjoyed a T-Ball tournament hosted by Tarras School last week. Ten teams, from Wanaka Primary School, Holy Family School, Goldfields (Cromwell), Makarora and Tarras, entered the annual tournament. T-Ball is a modified game of softball, played and enjoyed by primary school children, that suits the skill level of the

younger child. Each team played six games during the day. The Wanaka Yankees and Wanaka Raiders came first equal and a Goldfields Team was placed third. Goldfields also won the special award for the team which aggregates the most points based on fair play and good sportsmanship, awarded by the umpires. - Noelene Pullar

This photo was taken by Jack Willson, 8, of Tarras School.

Local riders on a high Wanaka’s Cate Howie, 15, is riding on a high after winning the Otago Southland Pony Club senior dressage championship in her first attempt at the competition. Competing on her new horse Just Jackson, Cate, the youngest rider in the event, also had the highest overall combined score as well as winning the coveted McCrostie Dressage trophy for seniors. Her friend and training partner Alannah Stalker, 14, on Brother Bear was also a first time competitor at the event held in Gore last weekend and placed third in the junior division. The results have earned the two riders a place on the Otago Southland team which will compete in the South Island championships early next year.

Slalom session series Tim Brewster Local and visiting kayakers produced a strong turnout for the beginner slalom series on the Hawea River

last weekend. A total of 71 starts with a mixture of beginners and seasoned veterans ranging in age from nine to 54-yearsold negotiated the slalom

course set up by the Wanaka branch of the Central Otago Whitewater Club. The event was the third in a series focusing on introducing beginner paddlers to slalom

racing with events also held in Alexandra and Oamaru. Pictured is Hawea Flat’s Hank Bilous, 14, working to stay on course through the Hawea River slalom course. PHOTO:

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Thursday 08 December to Wednesday 14 December 2011

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