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Bilous brothers

Obituary: Bill Hunt

Hank Bilous and his brother Finn (pictured), from Hawea Flat, are gearing up for next month’s World Heli Challenge. Hank, 14, competed as one of the sponsored young guns in last year’s competition, and now graduates to the open division, with 12-year-old Finn succeeding him as one of the young guns this year.

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Caroline Harker A Hawea engineer is concerned a large diesel powered pumping station proposed for the Clutha riverbank near the Red Bridge could go ahead with a non-notified resource consent despite its size. The pump would take up to 70,000 cubic metres of water a day out of the river to irrigate 1580 hectares of farmland on Kane Road, Hawea Flat. Marine engineer Reg Hall said the application should be publically notified as it has many features which wouldn’t be allowed where he works – on a gold dredge below the Roxburgh Dam. “This is a major installation on an industrial scale,” he said. “If a diesel generator of this size is allowed on a riverside DOC reserve, we have to ask ourselves, ‘What next?’.” Lakes Environmental planner Ian Grieve said no decision has been made regarding notification and more information has been requested from the applicants. Section 95 of the Resource

Management Act states an application must be publically notified if “the activity will have or is likely to have adverse effects on the environment that are more than minor”. However the Act is 807 pages long and involves a fair amount of fine print. One of the main issues for Reg is

must protect the river,” he said. Reg said the site would need access for the fire brigade and a diesel road tanker. “My estimate is refuelling by road tanker will be required twice a week,” he said. “The fuel bunker [3000litre] will have a fire risk similar to the generator.”

This is a major installation on an industrial scale. If a diesel generator of this size is allowed on a riverside DOC reserve, we have to ask ourselves, ‘What next?’ the unmanned generator operating continuously. He said it would be a fire risk, particularly during the dry season. The dredge where he works has to be manned 24 hours a day even though it is shut down at night. “As well as the fire danger there is a risk of oil spills caused by human error or vandalism. I’ve been in the marine industry for a long time and I’ve seen it happen. We

Reg is also concerned about noise. Generators of a similar size (kW), with an acoustic shell, emit 80dB at 10m. This is high enough that you would need to wear ear protection under Department of Labour guidelines, and means the generator could be heard 500m away. The proposed site is next to a walking track in a Department of Conservation






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reserve. It includes a wetland area of about half a hectare and three streams and can be seen from reserves and walking tracks on both sides of the river. Reg has told Lakes Environmental the site should be certified and audited by an independent engineering inspection service. “This requirement should have been part of the application,” he said. The applicants are J and J Cooper who own the existing new dairy farm in Hawea Flat and Peter Wing of Lagoon Valley Dairies. The application said the diesel generator is ‘an interim and temporary measure’ as there is not enough electricity available along Kane Road to power the pumps. It said the temporary generator will comply with the relevant rule in the District Plan which controls noise and “it is considered that the adverse effects of the works in the river will be less than minor.”


Youth centre targeted by thieves Tim Brewster A burglary at the Kahu Youth centre over the weekend has angered the youth workers and forced them to increase security at their Russell Street headquarters. “It’s a despicable, disgusting act. They know it’s a youth centre and they’ve stolen from children,” Richard Elvey said. An estimated several hundred dollars was stolen from different locations in the building, including a petty cash box for children’s meals and other money

the children had raised themselves for activities. “We’re already ramping up security, the police have taken fingerprints and we’re dealing with this,” he said. The front door of the building had been damaged by the burglars, before they forced entry in a window at the back of the building. It’s the second time the centre has been targeted and the people involved knew what they were doing, Richard said. The other youth worker at the centre, Angie Griffiths pictured here with Richard assessing the damaged door,

said the whole community had helped Kahu Youth get their new home and now they will have to change the way they do things to prevent further thefts. “It’s pretty low isn’t it? We’re a charity, and they have stolen from children 12 or 13 years old.” She believes the thefts were committed by older people rather than the youngsters at the centre. Just money was taken with other items of value and sweets and fizzy drink left behind, she said.

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Benefiting from the Trust The Otago Community Trust has approved $813,500 for regional sports bodies and a total $967,368 across 59 organisations in June. “A large number of these programmes support community participation and volunteers, two areas that the Trust sees as important priorities,” OCT chief executive Keith Ellwood said. “With the Trust donations this month we will support more than 5000 community volunteers.” Wanaka organisations to benefit from the most recent round of funding include Snow Sports NZ Inc which received two grants, one of $3000 and a second grant of $35,000, and Wanaka Search and Rescue which received $7500.

Reserve encroachment The Wanaka Residents Association is worried the sale of reserve land to neighbouring property owners who have inadvertently encroached on it could create an unwelcome precedent. The WRA was the only submitter opposing the sale of 211sqm of land to Wicklow Terrace residents Don and Joan

Kindley. Part of their garage and tennis court are on the reserve land. The Kindleys want to buy the land and a council valuation came up with a price tag of $30,000. A hearing on the issue will be held next Wednesday (July 25) at the Lake Wanaka Centre with councillor Jude Battson and community board member Ken Copland.

Spectacular sky scene A solar flare on Sunday and Monday triggered the aurora australis, or southern lights, which was witnessed by many in Wanaka including Grant Bisset who sent the Wanaka Sun this photograph. He told us the “two bright patches of stars are the Magellan clouds about 160,000 light years away”. PHOTO: grant bisset


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Wanaka watched

Youth shooters targeted

Wanaka will be under the watch of three more CCTV cameras soon, but police are still unsure where they will go. Community constable Mike Thomas said the three cameras will help police a lot especially with late night incidents. “They’re a good tool for identification, pre and post incident.” A good example was a case where a male made a complaint about being assaulted, but after viewing camera footage, it was clear he had been the instigator of the attack. The final decision for the placement of the cameras will come after consultation with the QLDC, with “hot’ spots identified, he said. “They’re an exceptional tool for policing.” The cameras will be installed with some funding from the local chamber of commerce.

Tim Brewster Youngsters keen on learning to hunt are being trained by local Deerstalker Association members for firearm safety and survival skills in the outdoors. A youth group was formed several months ago, partially due to recent tragedies involving young people and firearms, the Upper Clutha association president, Dan Orbell said. “Quite a few members have kids under the age of 16 and are keen to get them taught.” The association already runs nationally recognised hunter training courses for older members who have firearms

licences and the youth courses are based on the same skills. As well as safe firearm practices, survival techniques for river

as radios, GPS units, personal locator beacons and spotting scopes, Dan said. The dinner also hosted Graeme Bell from

Quite a few members have kids under the age of 16 and are keen to get them taught. crossing, navigation and first aid in the outdoors are discussed with about 11 youngsters taking part. A recent wildfoods dinner held by the association raised $5000 which will go towards course costs and safety equipment such

the Central Lakes Trust who had granted the association $13,000 to help buy safety equipment and Richard and Sarah Burdon who let the association access Glen Dene station for training courses.

PHOTO: tim brewster

College reaches 25 year milestone Past and present pupils and teachers are invited to the MAC 25th reunion on October 19 and 20 as the college celebrates a quarter of a century of community schooling. “We are really looking forward to a great weekend of entertainment. It will be amazing to catch up with old friends. We have already received interest from ex-pupils from as far and wide as the Northern Territory, Sydney and all over New Zealand,” Mount Aspiring College principal Wayne Bosley said. The Labour Weekend party will feature a host of past MAC bands performing at the Lake Wanaka Centre. “The evening of music should really be something special,” Wayne said. See sunspots for details

Wild offerings for foodbank Tim Brewster The foodbank at Community Networks have found a source of literally free range food thanks to an initiative from the Upper Clutha Deerstalkers Association.

The group of local hunting enthusiasts recently started donating cuts of wild venison, tahr and other game from their outings to the foodbank freezer. Networks manager Kate Murray pictured here receiving an ice

chest full of meat from Deerstalkers president, Dan Orbell. “I think it is great, we usually purchase meats for the foodbank so this donation will be excellent. The venison and rabbit supplied to date has already been

cooked into casseroles. I like the whole concept of using any wild/home grown food to support the food bank, over summer we had people dropping off big bags of garden produce, boxes of fruit from fruit trees and trays of eggs.” PHOTO:

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Himalayan adventure Local mountaineer and guide Guy Cotter will launch a fundraising campaign for ten Cromwell College students to visit Nepal and the Himalayas next year. The students have planned a 21-day trek to Everest Base Camp, following the less congested route up Gokyo Valley and via the 5368m high Chola Pass. They have been planning the trip for several months under the guidance of team manager Kim Logan. Kim, from Cromwell, has extensive climbing and mountain guiding experience including 27 ascents of Mount Cook and

14 expeditions to the Himalayas and Karakorams. As well as working during the summer months to help with travel costs the students will fund raise to help with the education of local children in conjunction with the Himalayan Trust founded by Sir Edmund Hillary. On Friday July 27 Guy will speak about his mountaineering adventures which include climbing five of the world’s highest peaks and summiting Mt Everest four times. Keep an eye on the Wanaka Sun’s sunspots during the coming months to find out more

about the group’s fundraising activities, which include an evening with Peter Hillary in September, wine and t-shirt sales and a mountain bike challenge. The students, aged 14 to 17-years-old, who will embark on the Himalayan adventure in 2013, are pictured, from left: Hugh Cocks, Bryn Gibson, Jonathan Streeter, Will Harrison, Elsa Mannering, Jonathan Smith, Dave Borrie (student team leader). Seated are Will Douglas and Leroy Bird (Absent: Carlin Sugrue). See sunspots for details

photo: Tim Hawkins

Looking for local heroes Entries are open for the TrustPower Queenstown Lakes District Community Awards which recognise local voluntary groups and organisations in the region. Each winner will receive $500, with $250 for the runner up, in each of the five categories: Heritage and Environment, Health and Wellbeing, Arts and Culture, Sport and Leisure, and Educational and Child/Youth Development. A supreme winner will win $1500. “Now it’s the local community’s chance to say ‘thank you’ to these unsung heroes who work hard to improve the community – from sports clubs, to Plunket groups, to community projects happening in your backyard.” TrustPower community relations representative Jess Somerville said. “It takes three minutes of your time to enter a voluntary group but it will make a real difference to the volunteers you are recognising.”

Dedication ceremony Construction of the Wanaka community springs water feature is almost complete. This Saturday a dedication ceremony will be held at the spring on Lakeside Road to dedicate the site as a place of peace, aroha and appreciation for the waters and natural environment of Wanaka.


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Bill Hunt 18 January 1926 – 3 July 2012 Caroline Harker Bill Hunt came to Wanaka tucked up in an apple box. He was three months old. His parents John and Sybil moved here so John could be treated for TB by Dr Alexander Elmslie. TB was commonly fatal in the 1920s but Dr Elmslie had a reputation for success and John Hunt was one of the lucky ones. Three years later they bought Fork Farm in the Maungawera Valley. That was 1929 and Hunts have lived on the farm ever since. Bill and his siblings Phil, Lesley and Tom grew up in the valley. Later on, after Bill had married Ruth (nee Chapman) and had three children; Anna, Robbie and Phill, he told them many stories about his childhood. Bill and his brother Phil were keen horse riders and went far and wide to attend shows. They rode for two days to attend the Lake Hayes show, on the understanding that if they won a few ribbons in the show they could come back on the Reid’s Transport truck. No ribbons meant they had to ride all the way home. Another story involves regular horse rides to the Hawea store by buy liquorice. Apparently on the way home Bill’s horse would usually buck

him off, steal the liquorice and bolt home. Bill got hydatids when he was 14 years old and was seriously ill until he had part of his liver removed. This didn’t entitle him to any soft treatment at home. The children slept all year round in a hut in the garden with wire netting on the windows. When they weren’t horse riding the boys were rabbiting. They had pet ferrets to help them, one pair called Whiskey and Soda, another called Gin and Raspberry. The children attended the one room Maungawera School in the valley and later the boys went to John McGlashan College in Dunedin. The war was still on when Bill left school so he joined the navy. He was in Sydney peeling potatoes in a navy kitchen when the war finished, but later told his children the Japanese heard he was coming so they surrendered. He did a degree in Agriculture Science at Lincoln University and then it was time for the big OE. Bill’s trip included skiing and climbing in Europe. He also climbed in New Zealand and said climbing a ridge towards the summit of Mt Aspiring was the scariest moment of his life. “There were four of them roped together, all in

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He related to people of all ages and the house was always full of people staying from all over the world. It was fascinating. leather hobnail boots,” Phill said. “They were all fighting for traction. If one of them

went - they all went.” Bill’s OE ended when he was summoned home by

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his father. Apparently he was told, “You better come home if you want the farm.” Bill went into partnership with his father in the early 1950s and took over a few years later. He grew small seed crops and had studs of Galloway cattle and black-faced Dorset Downs sheep. “He must have been a good farmer because he got a Nuffield Scholarship,” Ruth said. “We went overseas on a wonderful five month study tour.” Ruth and Bill met in Queenstown. The story goes she was examining him on a ski instructors’ course and failed him because he couldn’t do a kick turn. But that didn’t put him off Ruth. “We were skiing together and he led me into a ski drift and wouldn’t dig me out until I promised to marry him,” she said. That was in 1956. “He was handsome, he had a great sense of humour and he was very clever with words. He was always reciting poetry and ditties.” “He was brilliant with words and brilliant with people,” daughter Robbie said. “He related to people of all ages and the house was always full of people staying from all over the world. It was fascinating.”

Bill was always busy, on and off the farm. He was on the A&P committee and was president for two years (195960). He was on the local rabbit board, a member of the young farmers debating society and Federated Farmers, and a government appointed Guardian of Lake Wanaka. “He was very against damming the lake,” Phill said. Bill retired in 1989, despondent about the changes made in the 1980s. “He hated the change to a free market and the removal of SMPs,” said Phill. “A lot of farmers went bankrupt and there were suicides. Dad felt very angry and sad about what happened around him.” Bill and Ruth retired to Manuka Crescent where they built a house and ran a B&B. Bill reluctantly took up vegetable gardening under Ruth’s instruction. He also worked as a volunteer at the information centre and played a lot of golf and mahjong. Bill developed the first symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease in 1997. Ruth looked after him until he went into Elsmlie House in 2008. He died on July 3 2012 at the age of 86 and is survived by Ruth, their children and their spouses, and four grandchildren.



Exotics attract natives Tim Brewster The recent appearance of anumberoftuiinWanaka has delighted local bird enthusiast, John Coe. In the 20 years he has lived on his ten acre Golf Course Road property, he has only seen one or two of the distinctive native bird with a number of years between sightings, but in the last month a group of four have been making regular visits to a large Eucalyptus tree in his backyard. The Tasmanian Eucalyptus gunnii tree is ideal for a number of native birds he said, with the tui sometimes joined by a number of waxeyes and bellbirds which they often mimic. One morning

the tree was “literally shaking� with a variety of a number of birds that were in it, he said. The type of tree is not known for flowering, but as it is in a fairly dry location and

According to Wikipedia, tui (Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae) are one of the largest members of the honeyeater family, and usually found in coastal areas. They are

They are considered to be very intelligent, similar to parrots. with the dry summer, he suspects it has been stressed resulting in the seasonal foliage which the birds are drawn to he said. He believes the tui have come over from the West Coast as they have also been heard mimicking sparrowhawks which are common over there.

considered to be very intelligent, similar to parrots and also resemble parrots in their ability to mimic human speech. As well as the Eucalyptus tree, plants such as New Zealand flax which produce pollen can be grown to attract them, John said. PHOTO: tim brewster


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inbrief Dog offered online The dog suspected of attacking five pet sheep could be on its way to a new home courtesy of the internet. Andrew Penniket had to put down his family pet sheep after they were attacked by a “large powerful dog” two weeks ago. He said he was approached by a dog owner who told him they would consider their dog’s future as they thought it might be responsible. Andrew has since been told the dog in question is being offered on an online auction site, with a final decision on its fate to be made at the end of the month if it hasn’t found a suitable home.

On the run again Jup Brown is on the run again. On August 2 he will run 222km in the La Ultra, a one-stage, high altitude race set in the Himalayas. Last year the Wanaka plumber ran the length of New Zealand: an estimated 2600km, and he has just finished running the length of Japan: an estimated 4259 km.

Sew with Reap Home economics tutor Shona Bain demonstrates threading procedures for a Wanaka sewing class. The class was organised by the Central Otago division of the rural education activities programme ( REAP) and is part of a series of tutorials including cooking, woodwork and computing. From left watching Shona are: Tracy Scott, Julia Hunt, Lynne Millar, Amanda Nichol and Debra Bailey. PHOTO:

CLT policy ensures success The Central Lakes Trust has only turned down ‘a handful’ of grant applications in the last three years according to chief executive Paul Allison. He said this is due to the trust encouraging organisations to discuss potential projects with staff before making applications. The four main criteria for grants are: the relief of poverty, the advancement of education, the advancement of religion, and any other matter beneficial to the community. ThefundwasestablishedwhentheOtago Central Electric Power Board bestowed the trust with assets worth $155million in 2000. It has made grants totalling $58million

since then, including $5.5million in the past 12 months. This includes more than $1.2million to recreation and sport projects, more than $1.3million to arts

important community support services are easily accessible and widely available to people throughout our region” Paul said.

The Trust is committed to ensuring important community support services are easily accessible and widely available. and culture and more than $1.1million to welfare projects. “The Trust is committed to ensuring

Central Lakes Trust is the 100 percent shareholder of Pioneer Generation Limited and receives a dividend each

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year. This year’s dividend was $5million. The Trust’s total assets are now valued at $322million. Grants made in the Upper Clutha during the past year include $200,000 to the Warbirds over Wanaka Community Trust for the fighter pilots’ display and education area, an operational grant of $43,500 to Kahu Youth, $11,500 to Bike Wanaka for track construction and various grants to local schools and preschools. The biggest grant the trust made in the last year was $1million for the Queenstown Memorial Hall redevelopment project.



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Erratum: trampers not lost

Keep the icicles outside this winter Gina Dempster Theinsideofa1970’sWanaka bach can be about the same temperature as the interior of your fridge at this time of year. But don’t despair, there is a lot you can do to warm up your home. 1.Insulate. Easier said than done if you’re renting, but mention the $1300 EECA subsidy to your landlord and you might get some traction. If you have a community services card, EECA will pay nearly double that. No insulation? Find the warmest pub and stay until closing. 2. Declare war on draughts. Weather stripping for doors and windows is cheap and easy. Door snakes are also good if you can see daylight through the bottom. Wastebusters has lots of material, and we also

sell bags of cotton rags that you can use to stuff your snake.

Sue Nyhof, keeping warm.

In the story on the Upper Clutha Tramping Club last week the photo of three trampers on a hilltop were on the Pisa range, not the Gertrude Saddle as stated. “Seasoned trampers will recognise this, and I’d hate them to think that our club didn’t know where we were,” the club’s vice president Karen Marinkovic said. “So if you have the opportunity to correct that, it would be much appreciated.” Apologies to the club. For details of the UCTC ten year anniversary celebrations see the Wanaka Sun’s sunspots on page 14.

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3. Keep Jack Frost out with long curtains. We sell lots of second-hand curtains at Wastebusters, and you can always add extra lining on the back to make them more effective. If you get new curtains, drop your old ones in to us and we’ll find a new home for them. Pull your curtains as the temperature begins to drop.

Wanaka’s cold temperatures and the combined efforts of four Year 13 MAC students have resulted in the ‘cuddlezzz,’ a novel take on the ubiquitous ‘onesy.’ Ally Waser, Brittany Campbell, Alice Read and Yvette Ren came up with the idea in their business

and enterprises class resulting in the part housecoat, part sleeping bag fleece creation. Ideal for chilly homes where heating is kept to a minimum the cuddlezzz has arrived just in time for the seasonal influx of winter workers battling the cold.

4. A dry house is easier to heat than a damp one. Opening the bathroom windowacrackwillhelpyour fan remove the damp air. Bring in fresh air by opening the door and a window when it’s sunny. Children obviously know this, which is why they never shut the front door, no matter how cold it is. PHOTO: supplied PHOTO: supplied

Out and about?

Shaving for a cure

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A group of MAC school students have decided to get together and create a fundraising event for Leukaemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand. Robin Long,

Taylor Jongsma, Josh Anderson, Cade Hopley Ashley Robb and Jessica Bailey, (pictured from left) will be joined by Eugene Wolfin who has already had his hair cut.

The students all know family member or friends who have been affected by cancer and are using the traditional method of a head shaving session to raise awareness and

funds. The shaving will take place on July 27, at the MAC gymnasium at 1.20pm. See Sunspots for details

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crimescene Tom struck down Hawea identity Tom Jamieson (better known as Major Tom) was hit by a ute when he was biking into Wanaka on Tuesday July 17. Tom is a familiar sight to locals making his daily bike ride into town with his trademark overalls and a milk crate on the carrier. A witness to the accident said Tom was hit from behind on a long straight piece of road. “He seemed to be alright although he was in shock and his milk crate was all smashed up,” the witness said. “I think he was clipped by the wing mirror.” Tom suffered bruising and is recovering at home. The ute was driven by a local tradesman aged 40. Police are continuing with inquiries.

Skater hits windscreen A skateboarder travelling on the road swerved into a car and hit the windscreen this week. Constable Ingrid Glendining said the same road rules apply to skateboarders as any other road users and they must keep to the left.

Only Fools and Wolfmen Caroline Harker When your teacher says you have the focus, tenacity and talent to do ‘pretty well’ you must feel like an A student. That’s how Mount Aspiring College head of music Angela Mote described Wolfmen – one of half a dozen MAC bands competing in the Rockquest Central Otago final on Saturday night (July 21). Wolfmen are (pictured below from left) guitarist Conor Rutherford, 16, vocalist Eugene Wolfin, 17, drummer Jack Reaney, 16 and bass guitarist Elliot Steven, 16. The boys said growing up

in musical households has definitely given them a musical edge and Angela agreed. “It’s really important to grow up with lots of different kinds of music,” she said. Conor has a grandfather who is a church organist, an aunt in a band and a father (Pete Rutherford) who taught him guitar. “I’ve surpassed him now,” Conor said. Jack has a grandmother who took up the drums in her 50s; all Elliot’s family have played an instrument and Eugene said his piano-playing father had a huge influence on him.

“He’s bloody good,” the proud son said. Eugene is the only school leaver in the band and he hopes to go to the jazz school in Wellington next year. Eugene wrote both songs Wolfmen will perform on Saturday; Where is Jack (“It’s about being in the wrong place”) and Free Me From Reality (“It’s about freedom, and sleep”). Other MAC students performing on Saturday include Cody Tucker who is through the first round of New Zealand’s Got Talent, a Year 10 band called Oddity (described as ‘soooo cute’ by the Wolfmen boys) made

up of Connor Moore, Florence Collins-Caballero, Bronnie Ormandy, Nell Varney and John Steven (Elliot’s brother). There’s also a band which is either nameless or called Nameless which includes Phoebe James, Caleb Nicol, Gerrit van Asch, Stephan Schwarz and Fin Sinnott. And there’s Only Fools which is Kirsten Jongsma, Ella Glynn, Sam Hadida, Georgia McNeill and Jacob Banks. The MAC students will be competing against six bands from Wakatipu High School and just one - Feeding Dave - from Cromwell.

Drunken revelries Three drunk drivers were caught in Wanaka over the weekend. Two blew double the legal limit and the third was under 20. Two 18-year-old males were arrested on Friday morning outside a local bar after assaulting the doorman and a bystander. Two other young men were arrested and charged for assault at a party last week. An unlocked car was broken into and searched on Thursday night. Nothing was taken. A fire extinguisher was stolen from the Edgewater by a group of teenage boys. “This is very disappointing behaviour as it puts other people’s lives at risk,” Constable Glendining said. “If you know anything about this please contact the station.”

Click it campaign Police are running their the ‘Click It or Ticket’ campaign for another week in an effort to ensure motorists travelling up the ski fields are belted in. Police are waiting near intersections as this gives them a good view into vehicles to check if people are wearing seat belts.

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

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sunviews editorial


BOARD Did anyone enjoy the MAC Musical? Did anyone go? Was there one at all? Fundraisers it would be nice if you sent out thank you letters to the local businesses that support u. we have supported preschools and schools, clubs, but never receive any thanks. A little acknowledgement would b great thanks How earthquake proof is Wanaka? Not sure which Christmas eh? Goooooood planning again I see QLDC. I see the annual migration of estate agents has begun….

How adaptable should residents of the Upper Clutha be to dairy farming? Two developments are proposed for the banks of the Clutha River on the Wanaka Side of the Red Bridge. A walking and cycling track linking up to the network of trails in the area, and a pump unit, initially powered by a diesel generator designed to shift 70,000 litres of water a day up to the area being developed for a new farm. Described as “a major installation on an industrial scale,” by a marine engineer, the generator is estimated to be noisy enough to be heard 500m away. Cycling or walking past it would be barely tolerable, and serious questions have been raised about diesel leakage and fire hazards. Not the best thing to have on the banks of the Clutha River. However the people employed by the dairy farm might have a different view. Decent paying, year-round jobs in this area are hard to find and with a mortgage and a family there are a number of people who would welcome a large year round operation. Farming is also the traditional pastime in the area. But until we know for sure what he long term affects are going to be, it would be wise to heed the words of some of the water and land use experts, who don’t have a vested interest, and proceed cautiously.

Can someone please explain why a new pool wouldn’t be in the 1st stage of 3 parks? We really need this. Dublin Bay Vandals should be ashamed, for stealing and vandalising property and killing those poor animals. Please explain why we need trees along the roadside. Surely there is a better way of spending public money?? good to see the dangerous driver on mount aspiring road was pulled in by police!

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Water quality top issue Without clean water we are history. I had my formative years on a sheep and beef farm in South Otago that I visited last November. Almost 45 years have passed since my brother and I swam, and fished for eels and freshwater crayfish (koura) in a creek that flowed through the farm. Now that creek is pretty much green slime, the farm was converted into two intensive dairy farms 20 years ago. The native scrub is all gone from beside the creek, leaving nothing but green grass and cows. All our waterways must be rescued from any further decay. What is the ORC all about? Caretakers of the land must also be caretakers of our water ways. It’s not all about us, and some farmers, especially absentee and corporate land owners appear to have virtually no regard for the next generation. It’s all about them and their $$$$$$$$. There are no restrictions on stock numbers and chemical fertiliser applications to the land, rural and residential. Those non-caring folk must be educated and controlled through immediate law changes. People power, along with apathetic folk getting off their butts and VOTING in local, ORC and national elections, will turn the tide. Water quality is the number one issue, for us all. Bill Brooker Wanaka

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Reply to “panting trees” In reply to George Clinch. I am more than happy to sign my name to a letter to the editor. Having lived in this amazing area for nearly 50 years and been an avid gardener for much of this time I found the letter to be both condescending and patronising. I look at the wonderful initiative of DOC with their native plantings, especially the kowhai along our walking tracks, to help bring back the wonderful birdlife we all enjoy so much. However, I also think there should be some exotic plantings as well to bring colour into our autumn season. Is it the natives most of us stop and photograph in the autumn or the beautiful colours the frosts helps bring to exotics in our area? My humble opinion for what it’s worth, is that there is room for both natives and exotics on both public and private land as each has much to offer. Getting a grip means being understanding and accepting that other people have the right to their opinions, different ideas etc without the need to be rude. Cec Anderson Lugggate

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Computing equipment surplus to requirements, Epsom stylus R210 printer with full set of near new ink cartridges. Complete with software disc and instructions and cables $60 ph 443 4151

Great car for ski season Toyota 2.4z new rego and warrant, 90000km, lots of extras. $2800 phone 4431229 or 0211890036 thanks

Farmers market every Thursday at Spencer House Mall from 4pm until 6pm, fruit, vegetables, eggs, bread, cheese, chutney and more.

ACCOUNTS, PAYROLL, ADMIN & MORE, outsource to Bright Sparks Wanaka who will help you fight the paper war! 443-2511

NEED A JAZZ BAND?? Background or dancey. Duo, trio or quartet with vocals. For soundbite or more info phone Pip Harker 4434584

Hot lime chutney from Pirate Pickles at the Wanaka farmers market from 4pm Thursdays Spencer House Mall

Finn Fairbairn auction for world youth climbing championships. Edgewater July 22, 5pm.

Are you injured, ill or just run down? Reiki speeds the healing process. Ph or Txt Christine Now 027 644 9575

Only 1 way to health and that’s naturally. Diagnosis and treatments at Holistic Healthcare. Ph 027 2218371. At Wanaka Wellness centre.

ASPIRING MASSAGE WANAKA. Deep tissue, sport, relaxation. Trevor Bailey. Available 7 days. 4432993 or 0274222455

OO LA LAAH! Gigi that fruity french puppet is available for any function darlings. ‘ow can you resist?! Phone 4434584. Oui oui

FLY A PLANE with U-Fly Wanaka. Scenic flight with a twist. Gift vouchers / bookings ph. 443 4005.

Caravan and Campervan repair, design and fabrication. Contact Steve at Overland Engineering 022.097.4596

Personal training. Get into great shape at home with our awesome, professional mobile trainers. Call/text Kieran 0212639215 or e-mail

GALLERY33: Current exhibition, lost and found: edges by Richard Adams. New works on canvas and on paper. Open 7 days

Local experienced cleaner available for afternoon work, no job to small phone Lyndal 443 1017 or 021 295 3995

Hawea Playgroup AGM Thursday 19th July, 8pm at Playgroup. Everyone welcome (-:

DOGGY DAYCARE now in town. Going away? Let your pooch lie in front of my fire while you are away. Ph:0212011121.

Computing equipment surplus to requirements HP Scanjet 240 scanner complete with instructions and cables $40 ph 443 4151 Computing equipment surplus to requirements, wireless G ADSL Router D link with installation disk and instructions and cables $50 ph 443 4151 Computing equipment surplus to requirements, DELL Photo All-In-One printer 926 complete with manual and installation discs and cables $50 ph 443 4151 Beautiful china tea cup bird feeders, wonderful presents great for attracting wax eyes and bell birds $20 ph 443 1017 or 021680110 Clean oven good working order older style offers please ph 443 1017 Safe n Sound child’s car seat suitable 8kg to 18kg. $60.00. Moutain buggy stroller, $50. Both good all around condition. Ph 0211507042. Steelcraft 0211507042.




Kingsize bed and headboard $350.00 ph/txt 0276305935 PREMIUM QUALITY hoodies & fleeces, both adults & children’s sizes. Available @ Metro Grafix & Design - 03 445 4533. Rimu 2metre long cabinet $400.00, oak drawers and dresser $250.00, matag washing machine $250.00 ph/text 0276305935 Roof ski box for sale. Lockable Has a small broken corner. Phone 4437694 Storage corner $ 443 6242 SUNBEAM PIE MAKER. As new. Warm your family with quick hearty pies. Makes 4 pies at once! $55 bargain Ph 443 2222 Table tennis table, net, paddles and balls. $100. Ph 4431777.

PH Toasty warm merino clothing, great prices, great quality, @ Metro Grafix & Design 445 4533.

2000 Mazda Bounty 4WD ute 183,400km tidy has canopy & well deck cover current wof & rego $14,800 ono ph 4436244 3 piece nest tables $15, iron & board $15, sm cupboard/drawer 60w x 75h $15 ph/txt 0276305935 6 drawer set wooden $15, highchair mothers choice $20, ph/txt 0276305935 Bengal chutney from Pirate Pickles at the Wanaka farmers market from 4pm Thursdays Spencer House Mall

Toyota Corolla sedan 1994 248,200kms manual current wof & rego. Economical & reliable. $1200 ono ph 4436244 Fridge/freezer, Fisher & Paykel, medium size, approx 7 yrs old, clean and working order, $150ono. Ph/Txt 0278972714 Women’s Snowboard Boots 4 Sale!! Brand new $150. Burton and Vans, size U.S 8.5 and 9. Call or txt Claire 0276320821

MAC Shave for a cure Cancer Fundraiser. July 22 Check out http://www.shaveforacure.

Initial opening ceremony at Community Springs between Dinosaur Park and Marina this Sat 2PM. Come help celebrate! LIVE MUSIC @ Wanaka Farmers Market every Thurs 4-6pm. This week THE EAST. Next week Anna van Riel. Come and bop while you shop. SNOW SPORTS NZ Athlete Awards Night, Friday 27th July. Tickets on sale. Visit “Latest News” at WANAKA paintball is affordable adrenaline. 361 Riverbank Road Wanaka. Work parties, birthdays, stag parties, ski groups, we do it all. 0800SPLATT Finn fairbairn climbing fundraising auction, 5 pm, Edgewater, Sunday 22 July. Fun night for everybody. To support , go to ‘Aspiring to find a Cure’ in the Support Menu for Anna Brent’s fundraiser.

Beer fridge for sale 350 litre f & p 021 58 33 52 Chairs 4-sturdy.cream metal legs, blue upholstery seats. Great nick. $15 each. Ph 4436242 Compression gear, fantastic for all types of sports. Awesome prices metro grafix & design 4454533 Crushed wheat and whole wheat, great 4 chickens & ducks, crushed barley, good for goats and pigs, no soaking. 30kg $25. 4434944 ELECTRIC BLANKET. Single. $15. Dont be cold any more! Ph 021 201 1121 Brand new Sorel boots size 9 or 42. Never have cold feets again! 200 Dollars 022 696 0354

For sale grey two seat couch in good condition. Good buy @ $150. Phone 021 58 33 52 For sale rimu extension table and six chairs in good condition phone 021 58 33 52 Washing machine fisher & paykal for sale working condition $99 txt 0212694394

notice Wanaka Wastebusters now open 8am to 5.30pm, seven days a week, so pop in on the way down the mountain.

Extendable round pine dining table plus 4 chairs. $150. 0211734994.

Salvation Army Family Store open on Saturdays 10am to 4pm

Very comfy baby bouncer. Navy and blue. $40. 0211734994.

MAC 25th Reunion: For more information or registration please visit the Mount Aspiring College website (

Fridge/freezer on top 65cm wide 135cm hgh $60, bar b q w /lid $20, cupboard free stand $40 ph/txt 0276305935 Garage Sale- Huge clear out. Stage one... Kids stuff, vintage, furniture, homewares.... Saturday 10am. 27 LongGrass Place, off Loach rd, HaweaFlat. GAS BOTTLE. Large, suit bbq or LPG heater. Comes filled with gas. $50 bargain (fill alone is $35). Ph 0212011121/4432222

WANAKA COMMUNITY SPRINGS DEDICATION CEREMONY at 2pm on Saturday 21 July at the springs (lakeside between the dinosaur park and the marina). SENIOR CITIZENS Mid Winter Xmas Luncheon, Thursday 26th July 2012. The Venue 12pm All enquiries to Vivienne 443-5120. Upper Clutha Tramping Club 10th anniversary celebration Wednesday August 8, 7.30pm, St John rooms. BYO beverage and nibbles. See

Upper Clutha Trading Post on Facebook. Sign up now to trade preloved goods freely and easily with your community. Upper Clutha Tramping Club 10th Anniversary celebration. Wed 8th Aug, St Johns rooms. Details on Wanaka Community Toy Library. We’d love to share our vast array of toys with your children call us today 443-5053. Wanaka Playgroup AGM Wednesday 18th July 8pm at Edgewater Resort. All welcome Wanaka Toy Library - toys for newborns to six years of age. For further info call Barb 443-5053 Everest Base Camp Expedition Launch: Guy Cotter speaks at the Golden Gate Conference Centre in Cromwell at 7pm on Friday 27th July. Tickets ($25 including supper) are available from Cromwell College (phone 4451121), Provisions or CC Accountants. MAC 25th Reunion If you don’t want to miss out you can register online today. For more information or registration please visit the MAC website (

services abc tutoring for all your tutoring needs. call 0210329114

Gentle Yoga. Private instruction or $10 classes Mon and Wed 9.30 Tues 8.45 Prenatal Thrs 9.30 Wanaka. Jen 443 1672. HOME COOKIN! Get a whiz bang cook into your kitchen and put your feet up. Large or small groups. References. Phone Pip Harker 4434584 HOT STONE MASSAGE. Mmm...soothing strokes.11/ 2hr treatment in caring, peaceful surroundings. $90. Ph Maryann 4436463 0211101160 If you have not tried osteopathy you need to! Treatment with success since 2005, The Wanaka Osteopathic Clinic, call 443 OSTE for ACC. Inland Revenue at Community Networks Thursday 26 July 9am - 1pm, call 4437799 to make an appointment (personal/business tax, child support, etc) JP SERVICES at Community Networks Tuesdays 1 to 2pm and. Fridays 10.30 to 11. 30 For appointments call 4437799 Lovely professional singing! Weddings, dinner, Christmas parties, birthday and anniversary serenades, and more. References available.Travel OK. Jen 443 1672 Manual Lymphatic Drainage. Treatment using gentle hand pressure reduces Lymphoedema. Therapist requires clients for case studies. Contact Maryann 03 4436463 Massage in Wanaka. Professional therapists, 7 days, clinic & mobile. Simply good massage without the spa price. At Wanaka wellness centre Phone 443 8448 MASSAGE THERAPY, Sportsmassage, Deep tissue, Relaxation. Treatment work and stress relief.Ursula Krebs, Dipl. Massage Therapist, Ph: 0276602271, mobile service available.

Quartz Crystal Singing Bowls: Soothe nervous system, balance energy and chakras. $20 group sessions ea 2nd and 4th Tues. 4431672 Jen Quartz Crystal Singing Bowls: Soothe nervous system, balance energy and chakras. $20 group sessions ea Mon 1.30 9 Tyndall St. Private/couple appts. 4431672 Jen School Holiday Programme. Let us know what you thought. Fill out a feedback form online at “Septic Tank Cleaning, filter servicing, Porta loo hire and cleaning, Ph Aaron, Septic Tank Cleaners Wanaka 4434175 0800885886” Wanaka Sun_ Pack and Send Queenstown. We Send Anything Anywhere.Domestic or International, Sea or Air. Wanaka Wellness centre. Massage, bodywork, acupuncture, phsiotherapy, health analysis, detox, weightloss, natural medicine, mental health, yoga, meditation. WHEELS TO DUNSTAN:Free daily transport to Dunstan Hospital & Alexandra specialist appointments,Bookings call 4437799 - for all your payroll, admin & accounts requirements. Are you or someone you love recovering from cancer? Try pink or steel Pilates, a physio-led rehab programme. Call 4431711 for info. Central Lakes Physio we love to get rid of your pain and get you back on the slopes. Call 4431711. Pilates studio classes available at Core Strength Pilates. Lots of times and individual support available. Call 443 1711 to book.

wanted Booster Car Seats Wanted x 3 call Jo 443-2511 Grazing wanted for horse long term around Hawea Ph Katie 9321 or 0211728385 thanks

Memorys Organics- Massage Therapy, natural organic products. Relaxation, sports massage, deep tissue. Bookings phone Emma Giddens 0210347683

Wanted- Home to house-sit/rent early August mid September,Wanaka. Local family trying to move house and need an in-betweener! 034435573.


Wanted horse for lease 15.2 hh for responsible local 15 year old girl. Phone 4438332 bronte.

Furnished sleepout offered for winter. Access to shared bathroom and kitchen. Incl expenses and WiFi. Aubrey Road. Ph 4431777 Room for rent for August. Fully furnished house, wi-fi and bills inc. Single $160p/w. Double/twin-share options. 4432656 or 0210673021

Wanted to buy -STRAW, large quantity suitable for mulch. Delivered or pick up. Mt pisa cromwell. Ph 4450215 Family of 4 keen to hire a caravan with awning for a week at Glendhu Bay Camping Ground.14th -21st Dec Ph Rosalie 03 3029626 evenings

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National karate honours for Holly

Team step up for memorial game

Tim Brewster A strong performance at the national karate championships has resulted in a trip to the Oceania championships in Sydney for Hawea schoolgirl Holly Wigg. Holly, 11, pictured here in the New Zealand team tracksuit she has just received, was moved up a grade to compete in the 12 to 13 year age group winning a gold and two silvers. She will turn 12 two weeks before the championships in September and selectors wanted to see how she would perform in the older age group as that is the minimum age for the team, her mother Caroline said. As well as fighting against other opponents, Holly will also compete in the individual kata and kumite events.

Upper Clutha beat Matakanui-Combined 35-20 in the Neil Purvis Memorial game at Tarras last weekend. Coach Hamish Crosbie said Upper Clutha has had a better second round in this year’s competition, winning four of the past seven

games. Outstanding players in last weekend’s match were captain Tom Hudson, halfback Brendan Cairns and flanker Jamie Maginn. The Neil Purvis memorial challenge is an important fixture for the club, honouring Upper Clutha’s only All Black

and Tarras farmer, Neil Purvis. “While short on numbers it was pleasing to see the team step up for the game and score some good tries,” Hamish said. The team is playing Alexandra, in Alexandra, for fifth and sixth place this Saturday at 11.45am. PHOTO: supplied

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Double O on the slopes Tim Brewster

Climber auction for Finn Young Wanaka sport climber Finn Fairbairn is preparing for the biggest climb of his life so far as he heads off to be the first local to compete in the world youth championships next month in Singapore. Finn, 15, pictured here with climbing shoes and the first place medal he picked up at a recent national cup event in Mt Mauganui, has been training hard at Base Camp since his selection for the New Zealand youth team.

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Wanaka’s latest ski team had its inaugural training session recently with fun as the only goal for the day at Cardrona Alpine Resort. The “Double O” ski team is for children with intellectual difficulties and are assisted by the resort’s specialist adaptive instructors and a team of volunteers. One of the aspects of the six week programme held every Saturday is that each child is partnered up with the same volunteer and instructor to ensure routine and consistency. Five children

arrived for the first day of the programme, with some never having skied before. The two hour session resulted in all of them making it up

having to skate quite hard to overtake the thrill-loving students and provide them with some redirection. The other Double 0’s patiently

As I looked around there was nothing but smiling faces and perhaps the occasional drippy nose. the learners conveyor belt. Instructor Jeremiah Baltzer said, “momentarily overexcited, two immediately took off in a straight line down the hill, their capable volunteers

awaited instruction. As I looked around there was nothing but smiling faces and perhaps the occasional drippy nose.” The chairlift is being considered for this weekend.

sport results Wanaka Golf Club: Tuesday Ladies July 10. Studholme Trophy Stableford Div1 1 Anna Moffat, 34, 2 Viv Milsom, 33, 3 Helen Thirkell, 33; Div2 1 Lesley Boyd, 40, 2 Jeannie Allen, Sherwood Park, 39, 3 Viv Grant, 39; Div3 1 Lynn Howson, 35, 2 Carolyn Wallace, 35, 3 Margaret McKenzie, 34. Wednesday Men July 11 Edward Gibbon Monthly Medal Div1 1 Stuart Corser, Peninsula, 66, 2 Bob McRae, 66, 3 Carrick Jones, 67; Div2 1 Lynn Jarvie, 57, 2 Tony Donoghue, 65, 3 Mel McLellan, 67. 9 Hole Ladies July 12, Nett Competition 1 Kerin Kahn, 36, 2 Stephanie Still, 41, 3 Norma Thorburn, 42. Putting Elise Saunders. Saturday July 14 Men Presidents Cup, Stableford Div1 1 Chris Waugh, 41, 2 Skip Johnston, 40, 3 Ryan Shuttleworth, 38. Div2 1 Trevor Savage, 42, 2 Allan Cone,

As well as training most nights, Finn has been attempting to raise $5000 for the trip. He has organised an auction for this weekend and is looking for assistance in the form of donated goods and services from local businesses. Finn has also put forward an hour of his own labour, with bidders having an option of getting firewood chopped, babysitting duties or climbing tuition.

Pleasant Point, 41, 3 Philip Selby, 40. Ladies STBFD and Nett Medal Avril Templeton, 71; Stableford Chris Willson, 35. Tarras Golf Results Men’s 4BBB Stableford-Holger Reinecke and Tom Moore 48, Ken Galloway and Simon Maling 46, John Templeton and Craig Still 45, Jonny Trevathan and Robert Gibson 44. Two-Tom Moore. Women’s Medal and 4th PuttingMargaret Sell 104-29-75, 33 putts; Helen Davis 112-33-79, 36 putts; Pat Holder 131-52-79, 38 putts. Bridge results: A.J. McKenzie Pairs 3: North/South:- Kate Coe, Helen Cornwell 55.11% 1. Peter Hewitt, Jo Wallis 53.41% 2. Peter Hart, Pat Ross 51.89% 3. East/West:Helen Henshall, Maggie Stratford

63.83% 1. Jan Anderson, Sue Orbell 54.36% Trevor Buchanan 51.52% 3. Friday bridge 13 July: North/South:Daphne Stewart, Deirdre Lynch 61.61% 1. Alan Bunn, Ian McGregor 55.36% 2. Jan Anderson, Sherril Harries 53.27% 3. East/West:- Lynne Fegan, Maggie Stratford 55.30% 1. Jean Stokes, Jo Wallis 53.87% 2. Denise Bunn, Dorothy McDonald 52.68% 3 Hawea Pairs Thursday 12 July: North/South:- Clare Scurr, Ann-Louise Stokes 63.00% 1. Kirsty Hewitt, Grant Fyfe 52.00% 2. East/ West:- Bridget Rennie, Daphne Stewart 54.00% 1. Noeline Turner, Linda Thurlow 46.00% 2. Squash - Central Otago Interclub: Premiers - Bye; Division 1 - Wanaka (10) vs Omakau (6); Division 2 - Wanaka (13) vs Cromwell-2 (4)

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WHAT’S THE CRAIC THIS WEEK... Thursday 19th July

Quiz Night and The East

LIVE MUSIC & QUIZ 8pm til late

Quiz starts at 8pm then This amazing duo are set to rock you into the weekend. Friday 20th July

The Gypsy Pickers

LIVE MUSIC 9pm til late

The Gypsy Pickers are here for one night only to get dancing. Saturday 21st July

Mike Kennedy

LIVE MUSIC 9pm til late

Playing the the songs you want to hear all night long. Sunday 22nd July

Open Mic and Jam session

LIVE MUSIC 8pm til late

Come in and get down with other local musos. Hosted by Ben and all are welcome. Tuesday 24th July

Matt Neill

LIVE MUSIC 9pm til late

Men want to be him and women want to be with him. Wednesday 25th July


LIVE MUSIC 9pm till late

Back with his own style of blues and rock this is a show not to be missed.

$10 pizzas every night Open from 5pm Tuesday - Sunday, closed Monday

World class tuning from Base - Wanaka When you’re literally looking for a “world class” ski or snowboard tune, Chris Rodgers at Base Ultimate Workshop is the guy to go see. Chris recently returned from travelling the world tuning for the NZ team as the freeski/ snowboard park and pipe tuning technician. He was granted a Prime Ministers Scholarship to increase his knowledge in high performance tuning and to assist the NZ team on

the world circuit at events like the X Games, Dew Tour and World Champs in preparation to work with the team at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. With his hands on skill and cutting edge machinery such as the custom made “hot box” waxing process, ceramic edger and stone grinder you can be sure of getting your board or skis running smoothly and staying in great condition. From the weekend skier to the

Want to play live or use the pub as a daytime rehearsal space? Pop in for a chat! Come see us @ Find us on the corner of Helwick Street and Brownston Street 57 Helwick st, Wanaka | 03 443 4537 |

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freeriders and park athletes, up to the top performers in the world, Chris and the team of technicians at Base Ultimate Workshop know how to get your gear working to its peak potential on any given day. As well as performance tuning, the workshop is renowned for their ability repairing for those unavoidable base gouges and knocks to the edge that your gear sometimes suffers. *advertorial

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