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A remote existence

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Chloe Wigg (riding Sprite, with volunteer Sharon Robertson), Anna Freeman (riding Punch, with volunteer Sally James), Simon Scaife (riding Beanie, with coach Carol Armstrong) and Morgan James (riding Emerald, with volunteer Michelle Hemingway). Story page 3...


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Church land use opposed Tim Brewster The grandson of the man who gifted the Wanaka Anglican church land is strongly opposed to a proposed community centre there. Jim Faulks, who now lives in Geraldine, said the original purpose the land was purchased for was to build a “grand church on at some later date, not for some outsiders to come and think that here is some spare land and ‘let’s build a community centre’.” It’s understood Jim’s grandfather John purchased the land and gifted it to the church in 1902. The land now belongs to the Anglican Diocese in Dunedin which started considering a community centre several years ago to house social services such as Wanaka’s Community Networks. Last year the Anglican Bishop of Dunedin strongly

One of the proposed designs looking up McDougall Street.

The way of the church these days is to be outward looking rather than inward. It’s a wonderful concept. supported the community centre proposal saying: “The time when the spiritual needs of a community could be met by a pretty little church with an attached hall for the Sunday school and a youth group are long gone.” One of the trustees for the project, Peter Southwick, said

a number of people involved feel the social services should have a good base for their work. “There is a lot of need here. We want the social services to be looked after. We don’t just care about the wealthy.” He said the offer from the church was very generous because of the value of the land.

Long time Hawea resident and former councillor Lesley Burdon has been opposed to the project since she first heard about it. “When I arrived in Wanaka 40 years ago it was well known then that John Faulks had purchased the land for the purpose of building a church. They’ve chosen to

disregard a gift to the church. They’re legally correct but morally I think it’s wrong. It’s very sad for Jim and other members of the family who are equally distressed that a gift for Anglican purposes is being disregarded. The zoning of that land is for residential purposes and there are many other suitable sites,” she said. Wanaka’s Community Networks manager Kate Murray confirmed the Alpine Community Development Trust had agreed in principal to be the anchor tenants for the proposed centre, provided the final lease conditions and design were suitable. Having a long term base for the organisations services and the security of a low rental would be perfect for the organisation. Story continues page 2...



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There is just under two months until the first deadline for complying with new government regulations dealing with measurement and reporting of water takes. All takes above 20 l/sec must be measured from November this year. Otago Regional Council director of regional services Jeff Donaldson said holders of 820 water permits throughout the region have yet to install appropriate measuring devices on their races. The water takes associated with consents in Queenstown-Lakes district are without suitable measuring devices. “We accept that this is a complex and expensive process,” Jeff said. “Nevertheless, we have been warning people for months that the start date for these regulations is imminent and that they must be compliant by November.”

BARRY BLANCHARD a lifetime of mountains// lecture tour

The father of modern waterfall ice climbing and renowned mountaineer is in Wanaka for just one evening. Barry is a talented raconteur, poised to entertain and inform us! Saturday, 29 September 7pm, Lake Wanaka Centre

Tickets from Adventure Consultants, 58 McDougall Street 03.443.8711 $20 NZAC members, $25 non-members

“We have about 21 different social services based out of our offices here. As an example, it would be great to have a drop-in centre for seniors who are a rapidly growing part of the population,” Kate said. A similar community centre has been built in Alexandra which has been

very successful she said. “It’s definitely the way forward for health and social services. As the anchor tenant we’ll be communicating with other groups in the area to assess their needs. We really want the community in general to be involved and support the concept.” The Anglican arch deacon for Central Otago, Mrs Liz Duggan, said times

was last priced in 2009 and the budget will require updating Peter said. “We’re at reasonably early stages here. There’s still a lot of work to be done.” He is joined on the trust by chair Sukhi Turner, Dr Nick Brown and Bishop Kelvin Wright.

Night time closure for highway The NZ Transport Agency has placed overnight closures on a section of State Highway 6 between Lake Hawea and Haast because of the risk posed to motorists by a large slip (pictured). NZTA Central Otago area manager John Jarvis said the slip about 16km south of Makarora (and about 45km north of Wanaka) occurred 12 days ago and has continued to deteriorate. John said the slip occurred late on Wednesday September 5 following heavy rain and a shallow 5.2 magnitude earthquake centred 30km south west of Haast, which the agency suspects had loosened the rock mass above the highway. “With the safety of road users our number one priority the only

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logical decision was to close this section of highway between 7pm until 7am each night until we are confident the slip is safely

Discussion documents Vehicle Licensing Reform discussion documents released this week look at the warrant of fitness and certificate of fitness systems; the annual vehicle licensing system; and the transport services licensing system. According to the Ministry of Transport it aims

good reason. “We have an old fleet by world standards and it is getting older … Only a minority of our state highway system is rated at greater than 3-star, with few roads enjoying any form of permanent lane separation system. Driving skills and courtesy

Save New Zealanders both time and money, while supporting the government’s commitment to road safety. to “save New Zealanders both time and money, while supporting the government’s commitment to road safety”. The Motor Trade Association (MTA) urges careful consideration of the options which would see less frequent warrant of fitness and certificate of fitness inspections for many vehicles. MTA spokesman Ian Stronach said New Zealand has one of the most frequent inspection regimes in the world for


have changed in the way the church engages with the community. “The way of the church these days is to be outward looking rather than inward. It’s a wonderful concept. The church will still have use as a building. I’m sure if the people who gifted the land in 1902 were still here they would agree.” The community project

levels often leave much to be desired, while many motorists take a casual approach to regular vehicle maintenance. Together, these factors mean that ours is a unique motoring environment that needs locally based solutions to provide acceptable safety outcomes.” The deadline for submissions is 5pm, Wednesday October 31 and a government decision is expected in December this year.

stabilised,” John said. ”Just how long that will take depends on a number of factors including the weather. We understand the

importance of this route and our contractor is working as quickly as possible to make this section of highway secure.” The road is open to single lane traffic during the day although the NZTA said motorists can expect delays while clearance work continues. One local, returning from Haast on Tuesday, was delayed by an hour at the slip but said he had expected some kind of delay along the route. An updated comment of the highway conditions on the NZTA website yesterday stated the night time road closure would continue every night until tomorrow September 21, and the expected resolution time for the slip was “until further notice”.

No evidence of abuse Thenationalclampdown on butane sales to under 18 year olds by two national hardware chains is not expected to affect its legitimate use in the outdoors by Wanaka teenagers. Camping equipment retailers spoken to said the butane is an essential part of equipment for the large number of students doing outdoor skills courses in the area, many of whom are under 18 years of age. “I can not see it being a concern. I haven’t seen any evidence of abuse. If it is it’s staying well

under the radar. There are bigger issues with other products,” MAC Outdoor Pursuits head of department David

a national guideline for the chains to restrict the sale of butane to people over the age of 18. Their decision

I can not see it being a concern. I haven’t seen any evidence of abuse. Cassaidy said. The school keeps its own stock of butane which is issued to students going on camping trips. Both Mitre 10 and Placemakers stores in Wanaka have followed

was made following a report from the Chief Coroner on some recent deaths of teenagers who inhale the fumes from the fuel.

Enforcement complaint A complaint made to Lakes Environmental about an incident between two members of the public and an enforcement officer last Friday is still not being commented on. The organisation chief executive Hamish Dobbie said it is their policy not to comment on employment matters. One of the complainants who does not wish to be named had a meeting with two human resource representatives of the organisation and he understood the other member of the public who is the owner of a labrador that was involved in the incident was meeting with them yesterday afternoon.

Thursday 20 September to Wednesday 26 September 2012


Event funding debated Caroline Harker The New Zealand Tourism Industry Association (TIA) has warned events such as Warbirds over Wanaka could be at risk if the Local Government amendment bill is passed in its current form. The bill recommends dropping the four well-beings (cultural, economic, environmental and social) from the purpose of local government. Speaking to the TIA submission chief executive Martin Sneddon said if local government does not “continue its support and investment in events and festivals, tourism promotion, regional economic development and visitor services and infrastructure” events such as Warbirds over Wanaka would be in jeopardy. Warbirds new general manager Ed Taylor said although the council gives a lot of assistance to the airshow, such as waiving landing fees, it relies on sponsorship rather than the council to survive. “QLDC owns Wanaka airport and as an asset they need to ensure it is efficient and attractive to

potential new customers so it is not a burden on ratepayers. It’s in the council’s best interests to support Warbirds and they do, but we don’t rely on them financially,” he said. Festival of Colour general manager Lindsey Schofield said the council does not support the festival financially and all funding is sourced elsewhere. “It would

worth of equipment for free and waive permit and resource consent fees,” she said. “We’ve also just got a $2000 Creative Communities Grant which comes from the council.” Lake Wanaka Tourism manager James Helmore said a lot of people in the tourism industry are making submissions on the bill. “The council contributes a

We’re not like the big councils, such as Christchurch which put $2 million aside to attract big events like the Ellerslie Flower Show. be great if we were funded by the council, and I think that’s what councils should do,” she said. “In most other major centres, for example Nelson and Tauranga, arts festivals are funded by their councils.” Willowridge Wanakafest coordinator Iona Sanders said the support of QLDC, Lakes Leisure and Lakes Environment is crucial to the event. “They lend us $3000

lot in kind as well as financially to events around the district,” he said. James was on the steering committee of Shaping our Future Events Forum which recommended an events office be established. The council is now appointing a commercial events facilitator whose job will be to liaise with organisations bringing big commercial events

to the district and ensure there are no negative impacts on locals (such as traffic problems). QLDC arts and events facilitator Jan Maxwell said because the lakes district has a relatively small ratepayer base it cannot afford to fund big events. “We are actually very lucky with what does happen here,” she said. “There are so many things from the Rippon festival to the Winter Games.” Jan organises the council’s annual Summerdaze festival. “We have a very small budget around events and still have to apply to other funding bodies,” she said. “We’re not like the big councils, such as Christchurch which put $2 million aside to attract big events like the Ellerslie Flower Show.” Although the council “actively encourages tourist operations” communications officer Jo Blick said council policy regarding festivals and events is to act as a facilitator rather than a funder. “As such we don’t expect the legislation as proposed to have a major impact for us,” she said.

Riders qualify for regionals Caroline Harker Four Wanaka riders have qualified for the equestrian section of the Regional Summer Special Olympic Games being held in Dunedin in December. They are Simon Scaife, Chloe Wigg, Anna Freeman and Morgan James. They all qualified during a recent dressage ribbon day in Wanaka and if they do well in December they will go to the

national games being held late next year. Riding for Disabled

Simon Scaife is particularly chuffed to be going to the games as he only started riding

It’s good fun sitting on the horse,” he said, proudly adding he has never fallen off. Association president Ange van Asch will accompany the riders to Dunedin along with their coach Carol Armstrong.

two years ago. “It’s good fun sitting on the horse,” he said, proudly adding he has never fallen off. Simon attends weekly

inbrief Otago public transport options Submissions on the Otago Regional Council draft Regional Public Transport Plan (RPTP) close on Saturday. ORC director policy and resource planning Fraser McRae said around a dozen submissions have been received on the draft RPTP so far, but more are expected before the deadline. The draft plan sets out proposals for public transport throughout Otago, and specifically Dunedin and the Wakatipu Basin, and specifies the services provided in Otago by buses, taxis, shuttles, private hire vehicles, harbour and lake ferries, and trains.

Getting under your skin A special camera that takes ultraviolet photographs, revealing what is under the skin, will be in Wanaka next week. As part of the don’t let the sun get under your skin campaign, the UV camera will be at Mount Aspiring College next Friday (September 28) and at Cardrona Alpine Resort after that for the weekend. ”Too much UV exposure from the sun or sunbeds can cause wrinkles and skin damage,” Under Your Skin spokesman Wayde Beckman said. “Sunburn is painful, stops you doing the things you like, damages your skin and can lead to skin cancer. Getting a tan is risky too. It’s a sign of damaged skin and speeds up the ageing process, making you look old sooner.” The UV photos are free, and will be focusing on people’s faces to reveal unseen sun damage.

riding classes at Timber Creek and also enjoys skiing, which he has done since he was five, and biking. Simon works at Mitre 10 and the store will be fundraising to help him attend the games. About 250 athletes, 100 coaches/managers and 60 volunteers will attend the regional games. As well as equestrian there are nine other sports including golf, power lifting, ten pin bowling, and swimming.

Thursday 20 September to Wednesday 26 September 2012




Singing st rs

Larrikins at work Grassed areas at the Lake Hawea motor camp were ripped up by a vehicle on September 11. “The handy work of another disrespectful larrikin,” Sergeant Paul Crosswell said. On Friday roadside grass caught fire after three young men, travelling in a white people mover, set off fireworks on the road in the Maungawera valley.

Internet scam A Wanaka resident was subjected to a computer scam. She received emails advising her that she had purchased an item using Paypal and an amount of money was to be debited from her bank account.

Car crashes Police are continuing their enquiries into a car crash on Lakeside Road on Friday evening. Officers attended a car crash on Cemetery Road intersection with Gladstone Road on September 16. A female Korean tourist tried to take a 25kph corner at 70kph. She will now face prosecution. “Road safety is a focus for the Police at the moment,” Sergeant Paul Crosswell said. “We will be targeting drink driving, so expect to see check points around town.”

Domestic incidents On Saturday officers attended a domestic dispute. They also attended a Charles Court, Lake Hawea address where clods of dirt were reported to have been thrown at the address. Police are asking for any information pertaining to the incidents above, in particular the suspicious behaviour in Charles Court.

In court Three Wanaka residents will face charges in the Queenstown court relating to the theft of an iPhone. Last Thursday a Wanaka resident was arrested on warrant for failing to appear in the Queenstown court.

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


Hundred’s of locals have stood on the stage and sung their hearts out to full houses since the first Stars in Your Eyes show in Wanaka 20 years ago. Last night 50 more gave it a go, and will be singing again for the next three nights. Performers dress up and play the role of their favourite musician, or someone they think it would be fun to imitate. Who is in the show is always a closely guarded secret, so the Wanaka Sun cannot

reveal any information about this year’s performers until after the last show on Saturday night. (The photograph is an act from a previous show.) Stars in Your Eyes was started by Cardrona Valley farmer and rhythm guitarist Jamie Robertson and he is still at the helm. He has always run the show on a not-for-profit basis and gives any money made (last year it was $15,000) to local schools’ music departments.

inbrief Get growing The first of Dr Compost’s Healthy Garden workshops attracted about 30 participants last Saturday. The Get Growing workshops focus on the basics and the Get Composting workshops teach gardeners how to feed their gardens. “We find once they’ve started, they’re keen to learn more, particularly about composting”. Dr Compost said. “Once you’ve got a garden to keep healthy, composting becomes a nobrainer because you want to make food for your garden.” The workshops are funded by QLDC as part of its waste minimisation programme. “When food and green waste breaks down in the landfill it creates methane, a harmful climate change gas,” Queenstown Lakes District Council’s solid waste manager Stefan Borowy said. “By composting your own food waste and green waste to produce nutrient rich food for your garden, you’re creating a valuable resource instead.” Dr Compost also provides free advice to solve personal garden or composting problems via his Wanaka Wastebusters email.

Big rig friday Classic trucks, dating from the 1950s to the 1990s, will be in Wanaka this Friday as part of a ten-day South Island classic truck tour. About 100 trucks from throughout New Zealand are taking part. One of the tour organisers, Bob Mehrtens, said most of the people on the tour are truckies or former truckies. “[They] love their rigs and love talking about them even more with anyone who is interested,” he said. “For many people it’s a trip down memory lane checking out some of the older trucks.” The classic trucks, which include Mack, International, Bedford, Kenworth, Commer, Dodge and Ford, can be seen at the Warbirds and Wheels visitor attraction for about an hour tomorrow from 10am.

Thursday 20 September to Wednesday 26 September 2012


A remote existence


Caroline Harker With the publication of A Life on Gorge River in 2010 and now A Wife on Gorge River this month, life has got busier for New Zealand’s remotest couple. Robert Long wrote the first book after being approached by Random House to tell the story of his life on the West Coast two days walk south of Haast. His book of adventures A Life on Gorge River sold more than 16,000 copies. The same publisher asked Robert’s wife Catherine Stewart if she would like to tell her side of the story. Subtitled Raising New Zealand’s Remotest Family, Catherine’s book is her view of their world. Catherine focuses on the story of raising two children in a ramshackle hut on a beach with no electricity, washing nappies in a river, often living on not much more than rice and rolled oats, and sometimes seeing no-one besides the family for weeks at a time. While it seems they all worked from dawn to dusk, the book is infused with the happiness in their

lives. Catherine sums it up well in the dedication which reads: “For Robert, without whom there would have been no story. Without him to fix the roof, deal with plumbing, and talk, cajole and wheedle me through the tough times, I would not have stayed long. And for Christan and Robin,who have made it so much more fun.” Somehow Catherine

been working together [for example trapping possums], three of us flop down exhausted, but the fourth, me, has to cook a meal before getting to stop. I’m an important part of the team, and without me they can work on only three cylinders.” While the family always made enough money for the basic necessities, from paintings done by Robert, knitting by Catherine, and

I’m an important part of the team, and without me they can work on only three cylinders. seems the most remarkable of them all. She is the one who does most of the cooking on a single hotplate on top of a 12galloon oil drum. She grinds wheat to make bread, does the washing by hand, regularly climbs a waterfall to maintain the water supply, homeschools the children, and pines for a stainless-steel sink. As she says in the book; “Whenever we arrive back at the hut after we’ve

clothes and cushions made from possum skins, the success of Robert’s book has been a welcome boost to their funds, particularly since both children left home to attend Mount Aspiring College. (Robin is there this year.) “Unlike most families, for us life has got a lot more expensive since the children left home,” Robert said. And with their story being out in the world they are even busier.

This year they have five television crews visiting them, sometimes for weeks at a time. While they enjoy journalists coming to stay they say they enjoy the television crews “less and less”. They got the internet when Christan left home so they could skype him, but don’t use it much – just for skyping, messages and banking. “We don’t have time.” As well as growing vegetables and catching fish, doing endless maintenance, painting, trapping possums, sewing, collecting driftwood for the fire and seaweed for the garden, they both have more stories to write. Robert says he’s got another book in him. “I’d like to do a historical novel set in Fiordland and bring in a lot more of what you think about,” he said. “People still want to know more.” Catherine is keen to write more family history. “For ourselves, and stories about the children.” TheywereinCromwellon Tuesday where Catherine talked about her book, and will return to Wanaka for a talk on September 27.

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Thursday 20 September to Wednesday 26 September 2012



Big hearts, little kids It was social justice week at Holy Family School last week. The children collected food to donate to the local food bank and took part in a blue mufti day to raise funds for the @Heart Foundation:

a local charity supporting children with congenital heart disease. The whole school dressed in blue and raised $140. Reika Fellows (pictured centre) and her daughter Elanor, who was

diagnosed with the disease at birth and spent several weeks in Starship Children’s Hospital receiving treatment, collected the money on behalf of the charity. PHOTO: supplied

Life jackets for scout group



ticketgiveaway To be in with a chance to win tickets to MAC-A-Night-Of-It: An Unforgettable Night of Wanaka Music 1987 to 2012 simply identify these past MAC pupil in the photograph. The first person to get the correct answer to Mount Aspiring College office will win a double pass to the event. Pick up the Wanaka Sun during October for another chance to win.

The Wanaka Scout Group was the recipient of the funds raised by the Alpha Club’s 2011 house tour. The money was used to purchase life jackets and camping gear. Pictured, members of the cub pack model the new life jackets while showing their appreciation. PHOTO: supplied

Thursday 20 September to Wednesday 26 September 2012





Pool under repair

Exams start, drums bang

The Cromwell swim centre therapeutic pool is temporarily out of commission. A burst water pipe in the pool filtration system needs major repair work done before the area can re-open. Work is being carried out on the problem to get the pool back in operation.

Sharing the love On Saturday November 3, a concert, called The Concert, will be held in Christchurch to celebrate the city’s volunteers. Entry tickets are gained by volunteering at least four hours to a community project. The concert “is about people making a difference in their community, then all celebrating at the best concert the South Island has seen,” according to its website. Local couple Marc and Nicola Martinovich, of Martinovich Jewellers, have offered their support in the form of a specially designed ring. “We are one of the thousands of businesses that have been affected [by the Canterbury earthquakes] and we have heard numerous stories of heartache but are encouraged by equal number of stories from people determined to rebuild and succeed,” Marc said. The couple is donating a ring to be auctioned to show their appreciation of the support they have received in Christchurch. Their goal is to raise $5000 for Christchurch – The Concert Fund. The value of the ring increases by $1 each time their video ‘Share the Love’ is shared through social media.

Mini mountain masters More than 70 skiers and snowboarders enjoyed sunny spring conditons at last weekend’s Mini Pump at Treble Cone, Pictured here is the seven year’s and under ski event winner Huck Harrington, with Taane Bayce- Horsley to his left second and Gustav Legnavsky third. In the girls division the top three places went to Manaia Elliot, Florence Marshall and Nate Teen. The top three boys in the nine years and under boys ski event were Jasper Klein, Jasper Bloomfield and Jed Ebsworth with

Polly Marshall, Rivey Mutton and Zac Teen in the girls division. In the 11 years and under boys ski event Manu Barnard won followed by Felix Klein and Ben Harrington. In the girls event Pheobe Young placed first followed by Maggie Little and Tommy Lamb. Finn Bilous won the13 and under boys ski event followed by Noah Regan – Roach and Tom Caulton. The girls event was won by Michaela Rogan with Olivia Jones second followed by Emily Scott.

The student Board of Trustees student representative elections are done. Eden Brown and Ellie Greenwood were the last two, and Eden won the position, doing very well up against tough opposition. The seniors started their mock exams last week. MAC students respected that very well, going past the performance and gym area quietly. The real

exams start next term. Basketball is coming back to Year 7 and 8. One of the Breakers staff came in and held a clinic last Saturday. It was a great experience and everyone enjoyed it. Good luck to the Breakers for the upcoming season. We all hope you can repeat what you’ve done in the last two years. A Guinean from Guinea (Africa) came in this week

and he really showed off his skills in traditional dancing, the Melina drums and an African harp. He told us a few stories too. When he was on the drums you couldn’t see his hands, and when he was on the harp he was so gentle. It was an amazing show. That’s all folks. Tune in next time for more news. - Rory Mclean, Year 8


New GM for airshow Caroline Harker

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Former Radio Wanaka owner Ed Taylor started his new job as the general manager of Warbirds over Wanaka this week. He replaces Roger Clark who was general manager for the last two airshows. “It’s a very interesting job with a lot of colourful characters involved,” Ed said. “Warbirds is an internationally iconic airshow and my job is to help event manager Mandy Deans drive it.” He said he knows the job will be demanding, but is full of enthusiasm. “There wouldn’t be a major event in this country that is not finding the new economic environment challenging. However, we have 24 years of history behind us and a brand which is recognized

in aviation circles around the world as being one of the best. We need to continually tell our story and sell our event to people in our region, our country and globally.” Ed said the position is part-time and he has another job at the airport helping run the Warbirds and Wheels visitor attraction. “They don’t call it a museum anymore,” he said. Ed has become a well-know local figure over the past decade both as a radio personality and as the compere of many shows and events. He thinks Wanaka has the highest level of community participation in events and organisations of anywhere in New Zealand. “There’s a club for everything and if there isn’t one someone will start one,” he said.

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Thursday 20 September to Wednesday 26 September 2012


Falling in love with chocolate Caroline Harker Dark chocolate will prevent heart attacks and make you feel like you’re fallinginlove,accordingtothreelocal teenager girls. Hannah Davey,14, Josephine Schafer, 13, and Michaela Rogan, 13, (pictured from left) came second in a nationwide science video challenge with their film Dark Chocolate is Good for You. Their brief was to make a film about one food which has proven health benefits. “We chose chocolate because most people like it and it’s not a typical health food,” Hannah said. “Our research shows it is good for you to eat 30g or 40g of dark chocolate every day.” Hannah manages to do that, usually after dinner. Her fellow film makers Josephine and Michaela prefer to have theirs after school.

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Our research shows it is good for you to eat 30g or 40g of dark chocolate every day.

“Dark caramello is my favourite,” Josephine said. “Did you know chocolate protects you from UV rays and reduces the risk of getting skin cancer?” Michaela said chocolate gets your endorphins going and makes you feel happy. “It’s the same feeling as falling in love,” she said. The girls flew to Auckland to attend the awards ceremony and came back with a cheque for $2000, half of which went to Mount Aspiring College. They made their film as part of the Rutherford programme which is run by Coleen Carr for gifted students. Two other MAC students, Daisy Thor-Poet and Katherine Millis, were in the top five finalists with their film Tomatoes – the Power of Lypocene. The competition was open to Year 9 and 10 students and there were 34 entries.

inbrief Acting CEO appointed Angus Crawford was appointed Lakes Leisure acting CEO and took up the position yesterday. “Mr Crawford will bring a lot of extremely valuable skills and experience to the table during this transition in leadership,” Lakes Leisure chairman Mike Saunders said. “Thanks to his extensive leadership experience we anticipate he will make an immediate contribution to the company’s continued wellbeing.” Lakes Leisure is recruiting for a CEO.

Oddity loses out Local college band Oddity has missed out on being the opening performance at the Smokefree Rockquest final by just 0.06 percent of the votes. National Skinny people’s choice award winner was Titirangi band Heroes for Sale with 18.67 percent, followed by Oddity at 18.61 percent and Napier five-piece Midnight Revolution with 17.10 percent.

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Thursday 20 September to Wednesday 26 September 2012

This afternoon (Thursday September 20) MAC is christening the new outdoor performance area with a Spring Fling concert. Senior music students will perform from 3.30pm to 5pm. After that an art exhibition is being held in the school foyer with student artwork on display and for sale.



Children’s medical trust launch website

Sophisticated soiree Caroline Harker

Established in November 2009 the Upper Clutha Children’s Medical Trust has supported 57 families who were struggling financially because of the demands placed upon them by their children’s health issues. The trust has just launched a website providing detailed information about how it works, who is eligible for support, application forms and how it is funded. There is also feedback from professionals who have supported applications and families who have been supported, trust chairperson Peter Wilson said in a press release.

Hawea Flat School’s fundraising evening of entertainment this Saturday will be “a sophisticated soiree” according to PTA secretary Cherilyn Walthew. MusicalinterludesfromAnnavanRielandPip Harker (who is also the MC) will be interspersed with powerpoint presentations from three sporting heroes and time to enjoy drinks and homemade nibbles (such as blinis). The speakers include adventure racer Dougal Allan who is back from competing in Mongolia, 2012 Otago coach of the year Tim Wilmott, and, just returned from the Olympics, Bike NZ high performer director Mark Elliot (pictured here with his son). See sunspots for details

Ghostly tunes Tim Brewster Mysterious piano music emanating from the darkened auditorium greeted Lake Wanaka centre coordinator Hannah Faed when she arrived at work by herself last Thursday. “I wasn’t going in there to turn the lights on by myself. I waited for backup. I was sure there was something in there playing the piano in the dark,” she said. Hannah said she stayed

in her office while the eerie music continued

scene, she was escorted inside to turn on the

I wasn’t going in there to turn the lights on by myself. I waited for backup. I was sure there was something in there playing the piano in the dark. from the stage area. When the maintenance person arrived on the

lights and investigate. Instead of a musically inclined apparition it

turned out to be a simple case of human error. An electronic keyboard had been left switched on under the stage and was intermittently playing music. Hannah said she was relieved but also slightly disappointed. A psychic medium is scheduled to be appearing at the centre and Hannah was hoping to use her to seek out the source of the music.

Petition deadline extended Tim Brewster A petition to the government to keep Salisbury school for girls in Richmond has been extended to September 23 and Sasanoki restaurant owner Bruno is so desperate to keep his 14-year-old daughter Renon there he is going public and asking people to make submissions on the school website. “If the school closes down I don’t know what I’ll do. There aren’t many options in New Zealand.” The school is the only

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one in the country that provides full care residential education for girls with special needs. Renon has been there for just one term. Another local girl Morgan James, who has been featured recently as a member of the national Special Olympics team, attended for two years. The result was a “huge step up for her” father Bruce said. “It’s a great investment on the future for these kids.” The confidential petition can be found by going to the Salisbury School website.

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Volunteers needed Volunteers are the driving force behind community festivals and the Willowridge Wanakafest is no exception. The annual festival had its origins in 1994 as the Snowfest to celebrate the end of the ski season and was re-launched as Wanakafest in 2003. The event is now held in late October with a large parade and number of activities from the polar plunge, passion for fashion show, a ten hour mountain bike race, urban downhill and the parade. All of these events require sponsors and volunteers and the organisation is looking for some new faces alongside some of the more regular people, according to event coordinator Iona Saunders. She said Brent Harridge and Chris Walsh of BASE have been strong supporters of the festival since they opened their doors in 1999 and along with their time have poured thousands of dollars into sponsorship,

prizes and events. They also organised the BASE party for ten years bringing some of New Zealand’s top music acts into town and the party was notorious for going well into the early hours. Brent is also a trustee on the boards of both the Wanakafest Community Trust and the Wanaka Springs Trust. Trustee roles are unpaid but even after the

meetings and extra work, he still volunteered himself and his Dad to help out over Labour Weekend this year. Calder Stewart Roofing in Wanaka is a new sponsor for the festival parade this year and has offered to supply the festival with the 25 volunteers required to marshal the event. Owners Saul and Rachel Dale are

having a family wedding at Labour Weekend and have kindly volunteered all their house guests, Iona said. “If you would like to be involved with Willowridge Wanakafest 2012, we are looking for a crew of awesome volunteers to help out with all sorts or different jobs during the festival October 18-21 2012,� Iona said. PHOTO:

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inbrief Being earnest MAC’s level 3 drama students are on stage for the last time in their school years next week with a performance of The Important of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde. “Although written 117 years ago this comedy of manners still provides an enormous amount of entertainment. Oscar Wilde sends up the hypocrisy of Victorian ideals with sharp-witted innuendoes delivered from the mouths of spirited and stereotyped characters. Jack and Algernon create double lives to allow them all the pleasures society has to offer. With marriage being the goal, and two very eligible young ladies the prize, this story can not help but be filled with hilarity.” The play is on next Tuesday and Wednesday in the school performance room and tickets are available at the school office.

Flat cleans up

photo: Mickey Ross

A race background helped Wanaka skier and former MAC student, Sam Lee, manage icy conditions to win the Ruapehu Xtremes event ahead of some highly regarded overseas competitors. Sam, 21, represented New Zealand as a racer in the Whistler Cup in Canada twice before turning to freeskiing later in his teens. Earlier this season he placed fourth in the national freeski big mountain

event and second in the Chill series which have all earned him points towards Freeride

from home-grown riders was a standout for this Xtreme event. I am always happy

We had a huge international field, and the level of talent from home-grown riders was a standout. World Tour rankings “We had a huge international field, and the level of talent

coming back to my home field to judge, and it’s great to have an event of this status in the

North Island,” Free Ride World head ski judge Dion Newport said. Sam, pictured here skiing in Canada, is a past junior national big mountain and skier cross champ. He is now preparing to compete on the international circuit with a goal of getting into the top ten in the world. Anna Smoothy of Wanaka came second in the women’s event which was won by Nat Segal of Australia.


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Hawea Flat pupils have won two film making competitions for all Year 3 – 6 students in Central Otago. Ethan Brady’s ‘Spooky Forest’ won the storytelling category and Billy Sandris entry ‘What to do when your boss ain’t looking’ won the music video catergory. Both films now go forward for public voting to win the supreme prize. The films can be seen, and voted for, on the e-central page of the Central Otago Learning Centre website. A third Hawea pupil Ben Simmers was awarded a highly commended certificate for his entry ‘A Trip to Planet Volcanic.’

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BOARD Totally agree on the need for a ducks crossing sign on the lake front by Pembroke Park. Hate seeing the poor things squashed. A cow dung is better than gold if you are a little grass... Re; who are these moaning people cow dung jet skis txt ? They`re people who care about our local environment and want to preserve it. Why not put some more speed hump crossings in for the ducks to use Y did the duck cross the road? To see his flatmate. Come on qtown dc a bailey bridge would be best for skippers slip try the army they mite have a spare one cut costs Re: new set fees for resource consent QLDC’s intention to increase compliance costs for small projects and decrease costs for large and more complicated projects defies logic. It’s outrageous. QLDC charge like wounded bulls as it is. Everyone knows ducks can’t read, what use is a sign to them? happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you happy birthday to you happy birthday to you happy birthday to you happy birthday to you hannah bannana pants we love you and wish you were here. keep a slice of cake for us!!! XXXXX Why do the police keep picking on our youngsters for no WOF or REGO when they continue to let older repeat drink drivers under their radar off scot free Maybe you should get up earlier you might catch the reals crims in our community. pancakes and crispy duck yum...

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editorial The role of churches in the community has been featured this week with a bit of controversy over land use by the Anglican church in Wanaka. On one side there is a family and its supporters wanting the land to be used as it was originally intended when it was gifted to the church in 1902 by one of their forefathers. On the other side you have a church that has openly acknowledged the traditional form of churches in the community is seriously declining. The church needs to be more “outward” looking according to its spokesperson. By that they mean to get more involved with a wider community and in the case of the land in question support a multi-use community house. If the proposed house goes as planned Community Networks and its 21 associated social services and organisations will have a long term base. The Faulks family and their supporters feel differently. The land, they say, was meant for a traditional house of worship and a community house can be found elsewhere. They want the legacy left by John Faulks to be honoured in the way it was intended. It is unlikely the two groups will find common ground. This leaves the current legal owners of the property, the Anglican Diocese in Dunedin, to make their own decision on how to proceed. How their current parishioners see things progress will be matter of interest.

Duck and cover I have seen the squashed ducks too and am not surprised. Not surprised at all. This week alone I encountered a fantastically shocking display of motor skills (or lack thereof). From the jeep barging through the stop sign on Helwick / Dunmore streets (it always surprises me that people driving sign-written vehicles do not take due care, silly really when I can just call your employer and the police and tell them by how little you missed me), to the sedan exiting the lake front car park regardless of the oncoming traffic– a good rule of thumb is to look both ways before crossing. I’m sick of the careless driving, the not taking care driving. So I’ve decided to report every single one of you mischief makers. Watch out! Joan Southern Wanaka

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½ price sale on most items – limited time only – Salvation Army Family Store – open Mon-Fri 10-5 and Saturday 10-4.

Golden Ticket fundraiser at Wanaka Wastebusters shop for Morgan’s trip to the Special Olympics. Go Morgan go!

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30% off Icebreaker at Racers Edge on Ardmore St. SALE NOW ON! Last chance sale ends 23rd… Do it Now.

Labour weekend means Willowridge Wanakafest and it is going to be epic this year! Wine, food, fashion, bikes, music $ more!

Massage in Wanaka. Professional therapists, 7 days, clinic & mobile. Simply good massage without the spa price. At Wanaka wellness centre Phone 443 8448

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Beautiful china tea cup bird feeders, great for attracting wax eyes and bell birds to your garden. Make the perfect presents $20 ph 443 1017 or txt 021 680 110 Chicken mash 4 sale 021 251 5510

Breast Cancer Fundraiser and Decorate a Bra Competition on Sat 13th of oct at 2pm donate clean used or new, sent to third world!

Clothes drier for sale, $100 ono, ph 4434175

Salvation Army Family Store MonFri 10am – 5pm; Saturdays 10am- 4pm; Open for sale of pre-loved goods and donations. Help us to help others.

Antique large kauri wardrobe at cardrona. historic. Some restoration needed. $1,500 02102476665.

School gala. NOV 3!! Holy family school. 10am start. Games auctions raffles choc wheel. Family day out!!

MASSIVE SALE at Racers Edge. It just got bigger!! 30%-50% off our entire range of winter gear.

School Holiday Programme for 512year olds,Book now at Community Networks 73 Brownston St or online www,communitynetworks,co,nz

STOP PRESS - 50% off our demo ski fleet; Footwear deals up to 50% off; Ski Socks – buy one pair get another free.

Stalls. Stalls. $20 stalls available at Holy family school gala Nov. 3. Contact 027 319 6968.

Metal Trailer 2m x 1.7m excellent condition, single axle with spare wheel, warrant & registered $750 ono Ph 443 7141

Swapmeet, car boot sale, car display, at Litany Street, Cromwell Sunday September 23. $10 per site, gold coin entry, info Dave 03 4437906

bike for spring - Giant STP 2 2009 trail/park bike medium, Marzocchi DJ3 forks, black. $700 ONO Call or text 021 029 49218.

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Run away from winter with a new pair of Salomon shoes from Racers Edge. View the 2013 summer range now in store.

Terra Sancta wine tasting @ Federal Diner, 3rd Oct @5pm. Book @ Wanaka Fine Wines, $20pp. Fun, fun!

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The Urban Downhill is back on sat 20th October as part of Willowridge Wanakafest. Check out for registration details WILD HEARTS WELLNESS FESTIVAL Wanaka 24-25 Nov Lake Wanaka Ctr. Stalls & more avail for hire $100 for weekend. Ring Christine 443.1777


Hawea Flat School’s fundraising evening: PTA special offer of 10 tickets for $250 which ends today, otherwise tickets are $35 (single) or $60 (double) from the school, Sailz or Outside Sports. Barry Blanchard, Lecture Tour: ‘A lifetime of mountains’ 29 September Lake Wanaka Centre. Tickets at Adventure Consultants, 58 McDougal Street.

All types of fencing and gates.Wrought iron. Timber. Colour steel. Post and rail. Glass and steel balustrades. 4434078 0272080175 Water quality a problem. Pure Water Central can help you with all your purification needs. Phone Mark 0800945372 or 0275021234

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Free talk on Gut health thursday 20 th september at 10am and 7 pm. Wanaka wellness centre, 24 Dungarvon st, ph 443 5991

Babysitter available in Wanaka. Please call 021 999 370 or 443 4039.

Caravan and Campervan repair, design and fabrication. Contact Steve at Overland Engineering 022.097.4596 Carpet Cleaning. Moving house, spilt some wine, pet made an oopsy? Dont panic call Jae Services 4431150 Service? Bike? You? Yes, it happens to every bike. They need TLC. Prevention is always better than replacement – Call 03 443 8855 for expert guidance. www. Colour steel fencing. Same both sides. Handy solutions 0272080175 Counselling available with Liz Maluschnig over 20 years experience please call 443 1955 or email Dog Walker available in Wanaka. Please call 021 999 370 or 443 4039. FREE children’s programme, teaching kids how to keep safe & cope with effects of family violence. contact General engineering Solutions 0272080175

Memorys Organics- Massage Therapy, natural organic products. Relaxation, sports massage, deep tissue. Bookings phone Emma Giddens 0210347683 / 03 4439454

Girl Friday available in Wanaka. Please call 021 999 370 or 443 4039. Graphic Designer – For Branding, flyers and marketing materials, advertisements and brochures. Call Adam 021 029 49218 or email adamhalldesign@ House and pet minder available, local, mature, honest female. Any dates during December to April please phone 443 1017 Injured yourself on the slopes? At Central Lakes Physio we love to get rid of your pain and get you back on the slopes. Call 4431711 to just fix it. JP SERVICES at Community Networks Tuesdays 1 to 2pm and. Fridays 10.30 to 11. 30 For appointments call 4437799 Lindis Peaks Stone, naturals or guillotined bagged or bulk suitable for house veneer, dry stack and heritage work delivered 0272567864 Lovely professional singing! Weddings, dinner, Christmas parties, birthday and anniversary serenades, and more. References available. Travel OK. Jen 443 1672

WANAKA WINDOW CLEANING professional, friendly, efficient service. Enjoy those mountain views. High, awkward windows a specialty. Paolo 021 0572505/ 4432420 WHEELS TO DUNSTAN: Free daily transport to Dunstan Hospital & Alexandra specialist appointments. Bookings call 4437799

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Only 1 way to health and that’s naturally. Diagnosis and treatments at Holistic Healthcare. Ph 443 5991At Wanaka Wellness centre.


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MASSAGE THERAPY. Due to family member passing away, I will be away until the 24. October. Thanks kindly Ursula Krebs.

Personal Assistant available in Wanaka. Please call 021 999 370 or 443 4039. Pilates studio classes available at Core Strength Pilates. Lots of times and individual support available. Call 443 1711 to book now. POST and RAIL fencing. HANDY SOLUTIONS happy to quote. You may be surprised. Ph 4434078 0272080175 Quartz Crystal Singing Bowls: $20 group sessions ea 2nd and 4th Tues 5.30 at Wanaka Wellness Ctr 24 Dungarvon St. 4431672 Jen Quartz Crystal Singing Bowls: Soothe nervous system, $20 group sessions ea Mon 1.30 9 Tyndall St. Private/ couple appts. 4431672 Jen Septic Tank Cleaning, oasis servicing, Porta loo hire and cleaning, Ph Aaron, Septic Tank Cleaners Wanaka 4434175 0800885886 SHADE SAILS. Free advise and quotes. Ph Handy Solutions 0272080175 Ultrasonic Cleaning. From dusty blinds to dirty chandeliers, bring them to Jae Services. 4431150 / 0274415448 WANAKA paintball is affordable adrenaline. 361 riverbank road WANAKA. Work parties, birthdays, stag parties, ski groups, we do it all. 0800SPLATT

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wanted I’m your ideal tenant - wanted to rent barn, shed, crib or 1 - 2 bedroom house long term. Garden would be a bonus 022 614 9192 Seeking volunteers! Willowridge wanakafest is looking for helpers over the Fest from 18-21 Oct. email info@ or call Iona on 021 234 3736 Girls Mac Shirts needed. Please call 021 999 370 or 443 4039. Horse grazing urgently needed for three lovely horses, anything considered please phone Danielle 0276644140 Salvation Army – Volunteers needed. Please call into the store- various hours available. Help us to help others. Volunteers (14yrs plus) needed. After school 3.30 to 5pm Great work experience for your CV. Call in and see us Salvation Army VOLUNTEERS WANTED for School Holiday Programme1-13 October. If you can spare at least half a day call Community Networks 443 7799 Wanted fly 0276011377


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sport results Wanaka Bowling Club results: Friday Progressive: Skips. 1st K Chartres 2nd J Gale; Thirds. 1st F Anderson 2nd, Cross. Leads;1st M Wilson 2nd D Schofield.

Kim Gwilliam, 4 ocb 4 Richard Allison, 4 Sat Ladies 15 Sept - Medal & Stablesford Medal 1 Sue Collinson, 71 2 Avril Templeton, 73 Stableford 1 Chris Willson, 34

wanaka golf club results: Tuesday Ladies 11th September - Bradley Nuttall GNZ Medal & Putting Division 1 1 Kathy Smallbone, 72 2 Liz McRae, 73 3 Janet Cochrane, 75 ocb 4 Carmel Hyndman, 75 Division 2 1 Pam McRae, 72 2 Lesley Boyd, 73 3 Heather Malcolm, 73 Division 3 1 Avril Templeton, 67 2 Karleen Jopson, 73 3 Margaret McKenzie, 74 Division 4 1 Sue Anderson, 87 Wed Men 12 Sept-Sorted Architecture Stbfd Division 1 1 Grant Read, 38 ocb 2 Rex Lambert, 38 3 Peter Hart, 37 Division 2 1 Roy Tempero, 38 2 Dietrich Westpahl, 37 ocb 3 Ray Leckie, 37 Thursday 9 Hole Ladies 13th Septt – Nett 1 Kerin Kahn, 35 ocb 2 Jill Millar, 35 3 Stephanie Still, 37 Nearest to the Pin - not claimed - sponsored by Galloway Still Building Sat Men 15 Sept - Single Par Division 1 1 Andrew Parslow, 5 2 Wal Shuttleworth, 4 3 Gary Ponting, 3 4 A Dovey, 3 5 G Read, 3 Division 2 1 Tony Donighue, 6 2 John Barton, 5 3

Bridge results: Championship Pairs 8. Silver Section: North/South:- Clare Scurr, AnnLouise Stokes 64.42% 1. Max & Laraine Shepherd 57.69% 2. Dawn & Terry Wilson 54.65% 3. East/West:- John & Jan Lyness 57.21% 1. Andy Goodall, Mark Harry 56.73% 2. Errol Kelly, Ian McDonald 56.73% 3. Bronze Section: North/South:- Alan Chisholm, Ken Muir 58.13% 1.Lesley Hook, Carole Turner 54.79% 2. Peter Herbert, Ray Newell 54.38% 3. East/West:Fran Holmes, Margaret Newell 59.55% 1. Pauline Davidson, Jane Hamilton 59.09% 2. Julie Mulholland, Kate Summers 55.00% 3.Friday Bridge 14 September: North/South:Alistair & Lindsay Gunn 64.79% 1. Dorothy McDonald, Nan Ottrey 59.65% 2. Morag & Alan Chisholm 58.00% 3. East/West:- Lynne Fegan, Ena Leckie 74.92% 1. Pat Gray, Freda Ryder 61.58% 2. Joy Baxter, Barbara Waterworth 56.11% 3. Hunter Pairs 13 September: North/South:- Max Shepherd, Terry Wilson 65.91% 1. Vivi-

enne Christie, Bridget Rennie 57.47% 2. Clare Scurr, Jean Stokes 56.49% 3. East/West:Michael Metzger, Ann-Louise Stokes 62.86% 1. John % Jan Lyness 57.86% 2. David Brewer, Lynne Fegan 55.00% 3.Wanaka Intermediate Tournament. 15 September: Julienne Armitage, Alison Giller (Otago) 63.52% 1. Heather Donald, Marie Galland (Te Anua) 59.90% 2.Des Baird, Tony White (Q’town) 59.39% 3. Jan Anderson, Barbara Waterworth 57.41% 4. South Island secondary school ski and snowboard Championships Overall Results: MAC Boys Ski Team - 1st, MAC Boys Snowboard Team - 1st, MAC Girls Snowboard Team - 1st, MAC Mixed Ski Team - 4th Some of the results for top MAC performers: Sam Poots 1st, slopestyle girls, 3rd Place, ski X. Max Schikker, 1st ski -X boys. Raven Voehringer, 2nd, ski X boys. Fraser Hannon, 3rd, Ski X boys. Amy McIntyre, 2nd slopestyle girls.Finlay Woods, 2nd, giant slalom snowboard boys, 4th snowboard X. Charlotte Jolly, 2nd, snowboard X girls. Corrah Phillips, 3rd snowboard X, ,3rd slopestyle girls. Conor Hayes, 3rd snowboard X, boys.


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Local girls top biathlon Rogaine reward After three hours in the hills around Tarras Emily Heath and Caitlin O’Brien, aged 9, from Holy Family school celebrated their prize of a GPS altimeter. The two teamed up with Ray O’Brien (Caitlin’s dad) in the Mitre 10 family three hour rogaine held on Saturday. The family rogaine was a fundraiser for Aspiring Athletes club, of which Caitlin is a member. Organiser Ed Stevens said at least 40 children turned out for the event. “It was pheSnow Farm hosted the New Zealand secondary schools and NZ age groups cross-country and biathlon championships last weekend. Teams from Fiordland College, James Hargest, Otago Girls, St Hildas, John McGlashan and Mount Aspiring College competed in the annual event. They competed in three cross-country race categories, the individual classic (3km), freestyle sprint race (800m), a relay event and two biathlon races. The biathletes encountered difficult conditions on day one with flat light and light snow fall but day two cleared up for

Ben Barrow from Fiordland College to win the biathlon championship. Paul Richter from James Hargest College was in second place and Tristan McKenzie from John McGlashan placed third. The girls overall biathlon title was won by Alex Thomson of MAC, Bria Noble placed second and Ella Maluschnig, pictured here heading across the finish line, also of MAC, came third. The cross-country ski event had participants of all levels. Fiordland College won the overall schools points title. James Hargest College had the fastest team in the three races combined on day two

nomenal, there were kids running around everywhere.” There was also a six and 12 hour rogaine with a total of 150 competi-

also had the second single highest score. Ed described the rogaine events as crosscountry navigation. “People get put off by

It was phenomenal, there were kids running around everywhere. tors from Wellington, Christchurch, Invercargill and locally. The 12 hour mixed event was won by two local athletes, Jo Williams and Adrian Camm who

the idea of six or 12 hours on the go, but you can just go at your own pace and come in whenever you want. It’s a great way to get into remote country.”

for the interval start in the freestyle sprint event and relay. Combining times with the day one classic race, Briar Alexander won first overall girl, followed by Laura Richter in second and Ella Maluschnig third. The overall boys champion was Paul Richter, second was Ben Barrow and Tristan McKenzie in third. James Hargest College regained the title of Fastest Nordic Team. Snow Farm general manager Jo Lynch said: “we enjoyed a great turn out this year from far and wide. The weather didn’t even put a dampener on things as school spirit was in abundance.” photo: supplied

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MAC topssnow champs

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Last weekend, Mount Aspiring College snow athletes were pitted against the rest of the mainland in the South Island secondary school ski and snowboard championships held at Cardrona. Students competed for school team and individual titles in giant slalom, gravity cross and slopestyle disciplines. The MAC teams proved their prowess by excelling in a number of events, both individually and in teams, with both snowboard teams and the boys ski team winning first place overall. For results see page 15.

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