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Stoptober to stop smoking page 2 Pictured from left: Scarlett Norman, Jem Curtis, Quinn Curtis and Estelle Norman picked up rubbish on Alison Avenue in Albert Town for Keep New Zealand Beautiful. See story page 7.

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Water proposal debated Caroline Harker Although farmers, greenies and the council generally agree our district should maintain and/or improve the remarkable quality of its water, they have plenty of objections to the ORC proposed plan change (6A) on how this should be done. The plan change includes specified limits on the amount of contaminants which can be discharged into rural waterways from runoff, leaching and drains. More than 400 submissions were received throughout Otago and commissioner Clive Geddes and ORC councillors Duncan Butcher and David Shepherd spent two days hearing people speak to their submissions in Wanaka this week. Mount Aspiring Station owner Randall Aspinall told

the panel how his farm would apparently leach five kilograms of nitrogen per hectare per year (5/kg/N/ha/yr) more than it would be allowed to under the proposed change, even though no nitrogenous fertiliser has been applied to his property for 25 years.

out of people like myself when I had, and have, no control over the cause.” Isabella was referring to the post-mining landscape of the Cardrona Valley which washes clay and sediment into waterways when it rains. Isabella, and several others, said if there had to

farming if the overall quality of water coming off his farm started to deteriorate. “The panel accepts farmers know their land better than anyone and therefore the solutions should be with you,” he said. QLDC senior policy analyst

Arbitrary and ill-informed targets will make criminals out of people like myself when I had, and have, no control over the cause. (Under the plan change most areas in the Upper Clutha would be allowed to leach 10kg/N/ha/yr). Randall said more research was required before limits were set. Isabella Anderson of Branch Creek Station’s (Cardrona) also objected to the limits saying “arbitrary and ill-informed targets will make criminals

be regulations they should be catchment based (rather than one-size-fits-all). Another Cardrona farmer Tim Scurr objected to a perceived need to fence waterways. “The fences would only last until the first flood” he said. Commissioner Clive Geddes told Tim he would only need to change the way he was

Jonathan Richards said the council objects to allowing landowners to do “whatever they like” until their water is found to be polluted. “The intentions of the plan are good but the method of delivery is wrong,” he said. “Our submission recommends a greater degree of consenting requirements. Also, in the

proposal’s current form it is unclear how they will be able to do all the monitoring and enforcement that would be required.” An area which had agreement from all sides at the hearings was that the final plan change needs to be very clear, as in its current form everyone is grappling to understand it. “Once you come out the other side of all these hearings and submissions I would support the council producing a farmer friendly booklet on Plan Change 6A,” Glen Dene farmer Richard Burdon told the panel. “Water is owned by the community,” he said. “In my opinion most farmers understand this about water and have no intention to harm it while it travels through their property. Story continues page 3...


inbrief Speed limit changes The NZ Transport Agency, as part of its Safer Journeys Strategy, will implement changes to some Central Otago highways speed limits at the end of September. The 80kph State Highway 6 Cromwell intersection, which was reduced from a 100khp zone after a fatal crash in January, will be made permanent, and there will be more consultation on the speed limit for the State Highway 6 leg at the other end of State Highway 8B near Cromwell. The speed limit on State Highway 6 at the Albert Town to Mount Iron intersection will be reduced from 100kph to 80kph. “An integral part of this strategy is a ‘safe systems’ approach,” NZ Transport Agency Central Otago area manager John Jarvis said. “This includes safe speeds that are appropriate for the function and level of safety on a particular road that are obvious and logical to most drivers, who will increasingly travel at the speed limit for that road.”

Stoptober to stop smoking The Southern Primary Health Organisation wants smokers in Central Otago and Wakatipu area to take up the challenge of giving up cigarettes for October. “Smokers who stop for 28 days are five times more likely to quit for good,” Southern PHO health promotion co-ordinator Sarah Berger said. “We know lots of people want to stop smoking and so we’re setting the Stoptober challenge to individuals, families and workplaces.” People signing up will be sent a Quit Pack including Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) such as patches, gums and lozenges and will receive localised personal support for the month. They will also go into a prize draw. At the last census in 2006, 24.9 percent of the Central Otago population recorded they were smokers. Sarah said much of their work is aimed at stopping young people

from starting smoking. “Young people learn from those around them, tending to overestimate the number of people who smoke.” She said decreasing the prevalence of smokers will reduce “how normal young people think smoking is, so there is less chance they will smoke.” Statistics provided from the PHO said 5000 kiwis die from smoking related illnesses each year.

Local health professionals hope by setting a realistic challenge more people will be encouraged to quit. “Even if just one or two people manage to quit from this that would be a positive result,” Sarah said. “It often takes people several attempts to quit so this could help. The campaign is also to promote the support available to people.”

Compliance officer appealing Former Lakes Environmental compliance officer Daryl Taylor is understood to be seeking legal advice following his dismissal last week. A complaint of “unacceptable” behaviour to Lakes Environmental, as well as a complaint to police about Daryl’s driving, was made two weeks ago by a Lake Hawea resident who wishes to remain anonymous. The man said he intervened after witnessing a dispute between his neighbour and Daryl when her dog was about to be impounded. It’s reported the discussion became heated and alleged

that Daryl used offensive references and gestures before driving off leaving tyre marks on the road. Lakes Environmental chief executive Hamish Dobbie confirmed Daryl had left the organisation but would not comment on the reasons for leaving. Lakes Environmental has a policy of not commenting on employment issues he said, and he also could not comment on any legal action Daryl might be taking. Attempts to contact Daryl for his comments were unsuccessful.

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A night of stars

Fifty locals had stars in their eyes last week when they took part in the four night sell-out season. They played singers from Dorris Day to the Dixie Chicks, and the crowd loved them. “Stars in Your Eyes seems to be increasing in popularity every year,” show founder Jamie Robertson said. “People just loved it. They went crazy and there were lots of standing ovations.” PHOTO: The Photographer’s Studio

Illegal hunting has consequences A former Wanaka resident, Carlin Angus Gordon, was found guilty last week on charges brought by three different agencies for illegal helicopter hunting in the Hawea Conservation Park. The helicopter company he was working for, P G Limited (based in Luggate) was fined $4600 for illegal landing of a helicopter and hunting in breach of its wild animal recovery concession on December 5, 2010. The company was ordered


to pay costs of $1500 towards the prosecution. Carlin was fined $2100 for illegal hunting of deer in

year. The offenders were also sentenced on related charges laid by the Ministry for Primary Industries and

This action has strained the Department’s relationship with local landowners. the same incident and also ordered to pay costs of $1500. Both parties pleaded guilty to the charges in August this

Civil Aviation Authority. The Department of Conservation will not tolerate operators illegally carrying out

deer recovery in breach of their permits, DOC Wanaka area manager, Paul Hellebrekers said. “In this case the pilot and hunter deliberately landed in a ‘red zone’ area prohibited to hunting in the Dingleburn valley despite having a GPS unit operating in the aircraft that clearly showed the prohibited area. It was a flagrant breach of the company’s wild animal recovery concession. This action has strained the

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Department’s relationship with local landowners and also caused a decline in the level of wild animal control in the area for at least a season as other operators were nervous about operating in that area,” Paul said. The Department incurred significant costs to investigate the offending and take the case to court. However, taking this prosecution has been vindicated, he said.


Water proposal debated Continued from page 1... However sometimes a farmer needs the tools, help or advice on the best management of that water through his farm.” Speaking on behalf of the Hawea Community Association Rachel Brown, like Richard, spoke of the need for cooperation between all parties involved. She said the association wanted Hawea water to retain its pristine quality and for

intensive dairying to be treated as a discretionary activity until it has been proven it will not affect water quality, as it has in other areas. Hawea Flat group Preserve Our Water spokesman Hugh Barnard also expressed concern that intensive dairying was a non notifiable activity, and said measuring nitrogen levels in ground water was not as simple as measuring it “at the end of a pipe”. Clive said the plan

change intends “that the high standard of the water [in Hawea Flat] be maintained”, and there would be extensive monitoring. Other speakers at the Wanaka hearing included farmers Tim Burdon (Mt Burke station) and Jonathan Wallis (Minaret Station), John Barlow, Jeremy Bisson, Alan Cone and Judy Bagrie.

Gold for MAC students The culmination of three years’ hard endeavour for four Mount Aspiring College students was rewarded last Saturday when they received their Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award from the Governor General Lieutenant General

The Right Honourable Sir Jerry Mateparae and Lady Janine Mateparae at an awards ceremony in Dunedin. They join an elite group of young achievers from 130 countries in what is one of the most prestigious schemes in the world. Gus

Evans, Alex Winsloe, Richard Walmisley and Charlotte Penniket, pictured with Duke of Edinburgh coordinator Andrea Woolley (centre), were unanimous that the highlight was their final tramp in South Fiordland, and thanked coordinator Andrea

Woolley for all her help and support. The Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award is a year-long undertaking in which students need to do a service, a skill, physical recreation, an expedition and a five-day residential placement. PHOTO: supplied

Pounamu pinched Vandals struck at the Wanaka Community Spring last week chipping a piece of pounamu from the feature piece of the water feature. PHOTO: tim brewster

Slip update A section of State Highway 6 south of Makarora was closed from 7pm yesterday until 7am today due to unstable areas on a slip site falling down. The unstable area is at the top of the slip site about 100m above the road NZ Transport Agency Central Otago area manager John Jarvis said, and the overhanging areas are causing concern. He said in an email last night: “With the steady rain that has been falling in the area today forecast to continue more slip debris is likely to come down overnight. The situation will be reviewed again in the morning, although it may be later tomorrow before a decision is made on any further overnight closures of this section of highway.”

Glendhu pugging update Tim Brewster A report of pugging and cow dung in the lakewater on the Glendhu Bay track is now in the hands of the Otago Regional Council’s enforcement unit. A complaint was made by a member of the public earlier this month about the effect stock from Alpha Burn Station were having on

the area which is part of the Te Araroa national trail. The ORC’s director

completed and it was now up to the enforcement unit to recommend what

If an infringement notice is issued the landowner may be fined up to $5000. of regional services, Jeff Donaldson, confirmed an investigation had been

action should be taken. The unit will present their evidence to a panel

which has six months to decide what action should be taken. If an infringement notice is issued the landowner may be fined up to $5000, but if the ORC panel decides to proceed with prosecution the case will go before the Environment Court. The landowner also has the right to challenge an infringement notice and fight it in court.

Daylight saving starts Clocks go forward an hour at 2am, to become 3am, this Sunday September 30, when daylight savings begins. The extra hour of daylight runs until April 7. The change to daylight saving is a good time to check household emergency plans, survival kits and home smoke alarms.

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Ray Irving Lee 1938 - 2012

Gold for CO wines With 2122 wines from thirteen countries entered, the New Zealand International Wine Show awarded a record number of gold medals this year. Rockburn Winery in Cromwell was one of the 224 gold medal recipients. The Rockburn 2011 is the first Central Otago Sauvignon Blanc to be awarded gold in the competition. “We’re actually trying to make something pretty different to the world-famous Marlborough style, so you don’t expect to be so highly awarded under competition conditions,” winemaker Malcolm Rees-Francis said. “Many thanks to the judges for being so brave.” Several Central Otago Pinot Noirs were also awarded gold medals including Wild Earth 2009, Terra Sancta Estate 2011, Tatty Bogler 2010, Bannock Brae Barrel Selection and Goldfields 2010, and Akarua 2011. Malcolm was also announced this week as a finalist in the Wine Society of Australia Young Winemaker of the Year competition. He is one of only three New Zealanders to make the finals out of almost 50 nominations. “It’s a tough competition: we submitted our very strongest wines to try and impress those Aussie palates. Making it to the finals is a great honour and our fingers are crossed.” The winners will be announced at a dinner in Sydney on November 9.

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Tim Brewster Ray Lee (inset) was one of five brothers who started life on the farm “Waiorau” in the Cardrona Valley. Early on in their school years it was decided to move the boys to Oamaru for their education so they stayed there for school terms with their mother and returned to the Cardrona Valley during the holidays. At Ray’s memorial service on Sunday his brother John Lee recalled how his father would commute back and forth when farm work and petrol rationing allowed. On one occasion John and Ray decided to help with the petrol supply by mixing urine and water to replicate its colour and pouring it into a petrol can. Apparently their father made it as far as Palmerston from Oamaru before the car finally stalled. He never found out why. ThePresbyterianChurch in Oamaru played a large part in Ray’s life and it was at a church dance in 1955 where he met his future wife Shirley. They were married in 1959 with Ray employed by National Mortgage in Oamaru. In 1969 he started using computing systems for accounting work and went


on to introduce a number of them at different work places in Dunedin and Ashburton. Ray and Shirley eventually moved to Wanaka in 1985 to help his brother John with the Cardrona ski field John had established on the farm. With his accounting background he helped steer Cardrona through some difficult times in the early years before retiring in 1998. A fair minded, thoughtful man, who was generous with his time; Ray is fondly remembered by a number

interested in the ski industry and operations at Cardrona often dropping into the town office to chat with Janet and Kay to keep up with the latest developments. It was an interest that he almost literally kept to his dying day according to his wife Shirley. Just two days before he passed away he woke in the middle of the night concerned that ski hire was about to get rid of some old ski equipment to make room for new stock. “I’m sure they can still use most of the old gear again” he told Shirley. “I’ll

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Ashburton about 40 years ago. The last of those old

A fair minded, thoughtful man, who was generous with his time; Ray is fondly remembered by a number of long serving ski area staff who worked with him. of long serving ski area staff who worked with him. He always had the interests of seasonal staff at heart and would endeavour to ensure they would have enough money to live on during late starts and periods of bad weather when the ski area was closed. Even after retiring to focus on managing his properties and building houses in the Wanaka area, Ray remained keenly

get Shaun (Cardrona’s manager at the time) to sort it out,” she told him and, reassured, he went back to sleep. Over the years Ray developed a reputation as a bit of a hoarder with both building materials and one of his main passions, motor cars. His daughter Elizabeth recalls helping straighten nails and cleaning bricks while dismantling a house in

roof slates saved from that project were finally used at the front door of the current Lee residence in Wanaka. Trips to the dump were often memorable for returning with more than they had left with. However his enthusiasm for starting building and mechanical projects was not always matched by his desire to finish them, Elizabeth said. His two large double garages are

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used to store two Morris Minors and various parts and other bits and pieces leaving the new cars outside. Ray requested one of his favourite cars, the yellow convertible pictured here, be present at his funeral. Ray’s grandson Matthew Lee is behind the wheel with Elizabeth in the passenger seat and grandchildren Rebbeca and Thomas in the back. The engine was, unsurprisingly, partially dismantled but some last minute work at the BP workshop ensured it was able to be driven. Ray is survived by his wife Shirley, daughter Elizabeth, three grandchildren, Matthew, Rebecca and Thomas, and three brothers, John, Hew and Winston.


Bras hook up in park Caroline Harker Breast cancer fundraisers want to find enough bras to hook together and make a bra chain around Pembroke Park. The PinkRibbonfundraiserisbeing held on Saturday October 13 along with a competition for the best decorated bra. “People can wear them on the outside,” co-ordinator Judy Young said.

Judy is encouraging people to turn up with bras to go around the park on the day. “Good clean ones will be donated to the third world, or you can take them home again,” she said. People wanting to donate bras who can not make it to the park on Saturday can leave them with Deborah Budden (pictured) at Sassy Pants in Spencer House.

There will be collectors around Wanaka for Pink Ribbon Day on Friday October 12. Judy has been organising the collections since 2004, although there is no history of breast cancer in her family. “I just took it on because no-one was doing it here,” she said. “I’m always keen to have more people helping too.”

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New chair for ‘best little festival’ Caroline Harker The Festival of Colour trust board has elected Hetty van Hale as it’s new chairperson and announced two shows for the next festival – Tracing Hamlet and SALON. Hetty said she wants to make Wanaka’s the undisputed best little festival in New Zealand. “We’ll be implementing a whole lot of social media to get more people talking about the festival and to make it more accessible and easier to promote,”

she said. Hetty has been involved in the festival since the first one, both as a volunteer and as manager of the Crystal Palace in 2005. She has been on the trust board for two years. Hetty works at Infinity Investment Group and has skills in marketing and corporate communications. She replaces Dr Nick Brown who was in the chair for three years and will remain on the trust. Tracing Hamlet is described as ‘an interesting adaption

of this most famous of plays’. Sara Brodie (Riverside Drive) will direct a cast of Mount Aspiring College drama students and locals, and auditions will be held in November. SALON will give audiences a glimpse into the lives of clients and staff in an upmarket hair salon. Following on from the success of ‘HOTEL’ in the 2011 festival, SALON will be performed at Flair. It is being directed by award winning actor Paul McLaughlin for a six night season.

inbrief Not a sleepy hamlet Lonely Planet’s new edition New Zealand Travel Guide was released on Monday. The 16th edition is a collaboration of five authors and more than 26 weeks of on-the-road research. About nine pages are dedicated to Wanaka, it states: “Travellers come here as an alternative to Queenstown, and while some locals worry their home is starting to resemble its hyped-up Central Otago sibling across the Crown Range, Wanaka’s lakefront area retains a laid-back, small-town feel. It’s definitely not a sleepy hamlet anymore, though, and new restaurants and bars are adding a veneer of sophistication.” Wanaka will also feature in the New Zealand’s South Island (3rd edition) which will be released in October and Discover New Zealand (2nd edition) which follows in November.

Feedback on survey A recent Lakes Leisure survey regarding its facilities and services was completed by 388 people. Lakes Leisure communications manager Rachelle Greene was pleased with the feedback. “We regularly survey users of our individual facilities, but this was the first time we have asked our customers to give us feedback regarding Lakes Leisure as a whole,” she said. The overall quality of the facilities was rated good or excellent by 87.7 percent and 75.7 percent of respondents thought facilities were reasonably priced.

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Keeping the town beautiful

There be pirates, aarrghh Shiver me timbers – it was international talk-like-a-pirate day on September 19 and Hawea Flat School children dressed up for the occasion. Accosting the photographer with warnings to put them in the Wanaka Sun or walk the plank are Estelle Moore and her class (Room 2). Go me hearties.

Tidy locals picked up 45 bags of rubbish and 22 bags of recycling around the district during the Keep New Zealand Beautiful clean up. One of the organisers, Wastebusters’ Gina Dempster, said feedback was very good. “Overall Wanaka and Hawea are amazingly clean,” she said. “The Lady Lions have cleaned up SH6 from Albert Town shop to Dublin Bay for the last three years and this year it was so clean they are going to look for a new area for next year. However there

was lots of broken glass out there, and it was disappointing to find

Scouts, Cubs, Friends of Pembroke Park, the Wanaka Walking Group,

it was disappointing to find lots of tiny, cut wires on the ground around the electrical substation. lots of tiny, cut wires on the ground around the electrical substation on Alison Avenue.” Many individuals families and groups volunteered to pick up litter including

Rotary, YHA, Hawea Community Association, MAC Green Team, Holy Family School and the Aspiring Early Learning Centre.

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With the opening of The Yard, Wanaka homeowners now have a full range of options for their landscaping and outdoor living areas. Over the past 15 years builder Glen Blasby and stonemason Don Reid have been involved in some of Wanaka’s largest construction and landscaping projects. The two have now joined forces to provide unmatched landscaping expertise for their customers, from designers

and architects on hand to consult with homeowners prior to the project, labour to do the work and a range of products already fabricated so customers can see what they are going to get. The Yard products include bespoke outdoor furniture, outdoor fireplaces and pizza ovens such as the one pictured here using locally sourced schist. The fireplaces and ovens are able to be built and then

delivered from the yard, meaning customers can simply order one and have it delivered when complete avoiding the disruption and mess of a building project in the garden. The Yard also stocks and delivers a range of garden mulch specially formulated for local conditions, topsoil, bark, aggregate, hardwood, cut schist and schist pavers, firewood, and other landscaping supplies.

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Go ahead for police station A mediation process successfully resolved an appeal against the designation of the site for a new Wanaka Police Station on Ballantyne Road. The case was due to go to an Environment Court prehearing conference yesterday. Work on the new police station will start “as soon as practicable” according to Wanaka Police subarea commander Senior Sergeant Allan Grindell. “It’s great that we are now ready to proceed with construction and get work underway.” The new station could be operational by the middle of next year.

Fundraising ambrose for Eli Caroline Harker The Wanaka Golf Club has rallied to support its head green keeper Jason LaRose whose son has a rare illness. A fundraising ambrose tournament is being held next Sunday (October 7) and is open to golfers and non-golfers. People play in teams of four and everyone hits a ball and then the team decides which ball they will use to take the next shot from – making the game ideal for people who don’t usually play golf. Jason’s son Eli (pictured), who turns two this Sunday, was diagnosed earlier this year with MPS1 – a metabolic storage disorder. In March he was given a bone marrow transplant at Starship Hospital in Auckland. “The transplant will halt the progression of the disease, but they still need to fix everything that has already been damaged,” Jason said. “His liver started to fail in August and he’s back in hospital now, but we hope he’ll be home for a week soon.” Eli’s mother Emma is with him in Auckland, while his three-year-old sister Lily is at home with dad. Jason said they realised something was wrong with Eli when he wasn’t hitting the usual

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milestones. Now almost two years old, he isn’t walking and only has about six words. “He’s had 40 transfusions and is now on 12 types of drugs,” Jason said. The LaRose family moved to Albert Town from Christchurch two years ago. Emma was working at the Albert Town Oanaka before Eli was diagnosed with MPS1. Golf club assistant manager Kaye Brake said when members heard about Eli’s illness they

wanted to do something for the family. Money raised next Sunday will be shared between the LaRose family, Starship Hospital and Ronald McDonald House. As well as the tournament there will be raffles, auctions, putting competitions and lots of prizes. People wanting to play in the tournament should be there at 11am and anyone else can go along from 3.30pm. See sunspots for details.

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Trolley on tour in town Tim Brewster Watching a 60-yearold trolley derby competition in Nelson prompted Christchurch film maker Tony Simpson to do a children’s story based on the event. Kiwi Flyer, filmed in Nelson, centres around

Ben (played by Edward Hall), a 12-year-old boy who sets out to win the local trolley derby in memory of his late father. “They’re a great family event, with Dad getting involved with the kids building a trolley in the garage,” Tony said. He stopped in Wanaka on Tuesday

with his “Kiwi Flyer” caravan on a two week promotional tour and the trolley used in the film was an immediate hit with local lads Bradley Kendall, 6 “and ¾”, in the drivers seat, Ocean Alleman, 8, and Louis Heraud–Parker, 8, who was celebrating his birthday. PHOTO: tim brewster


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Twenty-five years of wine Central Otago, at latitude 45º south, is the southern-most grape growing region in the world. The first wine grapes were planted in Central Otago in 1864 but were not commercially grown again in the area for more than a century. In 1972 a trial wine grape vineyard was planted at the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR) orchard near Alexandra, followed in 1975 with plantings at Rippon Vineyard. This year marks the 25 anniversary of the first commercial pinot noir, which came from Gibbston Valley winery in 1987. As part of the 25 year celebrations a public wine tasting will be held this Saturday in Cromwell. Two rieslings, two pinot gris and two pinot noirs from Central Otago sub-regions Wanaka, Cromwell, Gibbston and Alexandra will be included in the tastings. The event, titled “It’s in the bag”, will be hosted by John Hawkesby and Australian wine writer James Halliday with winemaker Jen Parr. See sunspots for details

A rural education Caroline Harker Some local children got a taste of rural life on Monday when Wanaka Pre-school visited Fork Farm in the Maungawera Valley. The two and three year olds sloshed through puddles, patted new born lambs, fed pet sheep, met some ponies and sat on

a tractor. Farmers Lizzie Carruthers and Phill Hunt said they have invited local schools and preschools to visit because these days many children in the district had very little experience of farm life. “When we were young everyone seemed to live on a farm,”

Lizzie said. “Numbers have really dwindled.” She said visiting farms gives people a much better understanding of the realities of having livestock. “One little boy said he wanted to be a farmer, but when we took him out into the paddock he got quite scared and ran away,”

she said. Not so Kahlo Mowatt, 2, (pictured) who seemed to have a natural affinity for animals. Wanaka Pre-school senior teacher Annie Davies said the farm visit was a perfect outing for the children. “It’s amazing how many have never been on a farm,” she said.

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ou S Shake ha ak ke out Sh o ut Wanaka Sun journalists Caroline Harker and Tim Brewster (pictured) took part in yesterday’s ShakeOut. The Civil Defence Emergency Management “Drop, Cover and Hold” earthquake drill, timed for 9.26am on September 26, attracted 1.3 million participants throughout New Zealand, including 7812 registered participants in the Queenstown Lakes District. Pre-schools, primary school and the College took part in the drill, as well as a local ski field and several Wanaka families and businesses.

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Wilful damage

October - What to do in the garden.

The police have received several reports of wilful damage this week. Two men, outside Mint Bar, dented a car parked on the side of the road. The Hawea Golf Club letter box was squashed. The fence of a property on Mount Iron drive was tagged. People, throwing bottles at a house in Kowhai Drive, smashed a window. Holiday makers vomited, broke glass, smashed two doors, ripped couches and dented the plasterboard walls at the Lakeview Holiday Park.

Out of control parties Police dealt with parties in Brownston Street and Upton Street where people were arrested.

Sowing Once a week, sow some spinach, mesculin mix, and lettuce seeds into pots. Sow some cucumbers,

back into the soil. Mustard and lupins are classics, but if you find your beds sprouting with something else (e.g. phalecia or calendula) treat it as a green crop and dig it

Composting Dr Compost’s top five crops Weed, compost and mulch your other beds ready for future planting. Think about your compost

Dr Compost, aka Ben Elms, adds manure to his heap. PHOTO: Robyn Bardas

Drink drivers Three drink drivers will appear in court and will be disqualified for Christmas. Two of them blew over 650 micrograms of alcohol per litre of breath and had their licences suspended for 28 days.

More than 30 people came to the Wanaka veggie gardening workshop earlier this month and heard about the top five crops to grow. For some gardeners these won’t be your top five, but my list is about getting some satisfaction: some bang for your bending. Every year when I look at seed catalogues, I get excited by all the glossy pictures of photoshopped veggies looking tall and robust with exotic-sounding names. Yes, it is exciting to grow unusual veggies like Malabor Gourd. Yes, I had ten of those beauties one year, and I found there’s a limit to how much Malabor jam or dessert I can get into my kids (which is none for the record!). So even though I still succumb to a few unusual veggies every year, most of my energies are now focused on producing some key crops.

My top five are:

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pumpkins, capsicum, chillis, and tomatoes indoors, ready for when it warms up. Start warming the soil with some black plastic or mobile cloches. Direct sow carrots, snow peas and peas. Sow a green manure crop on some of your empty beds to help with fertility. Once the plants are up to 5cm dig them

back in. The bed will be ready to plant one or two weeks later.

Planting out Plant out silverbeet, lettuces, rocket, mesculin mix and spinach seedlings. Keep planting every week for a continuous supply. Plant brassicas, onions and parsley seedlings.

zone. Is it ready to cope with your food scraps and gardens excess? It’s a great time to be sourcing horse manure to spice up your heap (if possible, ask if the horses have been wormed recently as the residue will kill the worms in your garden). Think beautiful: composting zones can look good not hidden away. Be proud to compost!

Give these tender greenies some shade and shelter from the sun and wind during spring and summer. Build a wee lettuce shelter as a windbreak or sneak some lettuces among bigger plants. Plant a few regularly for salads all summer long.

Seductive silverbeet A hardy super-greenie in my opinion which will survive all year in the garden. Cut outer leaves to get a continuous harvest.

Bashful beans Try growing some bush/dwarf varieties this year, they don’t need any support to climb. Sow under shelter in early October or sow direct at the end of the month. Though watch out for Jack Frost!

Tempting tomatoes These can be a bit trickier to grow but the rewards can be massive. If you don’t have a glass or tunnel house, a sheltered north facing wall, courtyard, fence or water-tank will create the desired climate. You can grow tomatoes in large pots at these spots.

Cracking carrots Mix one packet of carrot seed, three cups of sand, three cups of compost/vermicast and one cup of vermiculite(optional) in an ice-cream container. Create 1cm deep furrows in the soil. Sow the seed mix into the furrow, gently tap down, water, cover with wind/frost cloth or a piece of timber and water daily until germination. For more in-depth growing advice on my top five crops, check the Wanaka Wastebusters website.

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Boost for Samuels inbrief Tim Brewster Nicky Samuels has had a boost to her triathlon career following a disappointing Olympics, with a second world cup victory last week. Nicky recently travelled to China for the IMG Beijing International Triathlon, where she placed second and then flew to Tongyeong in South Korea for a world cup event. “I planned on leading the swim and trying to push the pace as much as I could in it, then see if I could get someone away with me on the bike to have some fun. How many times you write a race plan with your coach and it actually goes perfectly I don’t know - but this one did,” she said in an email. Nicky said she paired up with a Korean girl on the bike ride and the two managed to get a lead of more than a minute on the chase group. In the run the

Korean took the lead but faded and Nicky was then able to hold onto the lead against some fast runners from the chase group to finish first.

She is now back in Wanaka and is planning to build on her current form for the world series grand final held in Auckland in October.

Caravan of comedy Australian comic duo Hamish Blake and Andy Lee were in Wanaka this week. They are in the country to film their Caravan of Courage New Zealand television series. So far on the tour the pair have played rugby with the Nude Blacks in Dunedin, joined the street parade at Alexandra’s Blossom Festival, had something to eat at Urban Grind and photographed a couple of guys sporting mullets.

New funding scheme A new Matched Funding Scheme (part of Creative New Zealand’s $1.05m Creative Giving pilot programme) will provide financial incentives to help arts, culture and heritage organisations to increase donations and sponsorship. The scheme, which will run over three years, will match a new donation or new sponsorship on a $1:$1 basis. For the year ending June 30 2013, $180,000 is available for the Creative Giving Matched Funding scheme. They will also provide advice, mentoring and support to organisations to enable them to diversify and increase funding. “Our research shows that there is strong potential for arts, culture and heritage organisations to boost their incomes through private giving. This exciting new initiative provides an important incentive for building new partnerships and enhancing existing ones,” Creative New Zealand’s chief executive Stephen Wainwright said. New Zealand arts, cultural or heritage organisations registered as a charity are eligible to apply for Matched Funding but priority will be given to organisations involved with other aspects of the Creative Giving programme such as mentoring and workshops. PHOTO: supplied

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BOARD Silver eyes LOVE leftover chicken... Throw the bones n watch them having a party... Bring on signs for the ducks they are an awesome part of our community, take the time to smell the flowers and let the ducks cross the road. I’m just saying if common sense is so common, why are there so many people without? we don’t need duck signs! Nice job of spring water collection point congrats to all involved. It now needs at least two of the carparks on lake side road to be P10 as it is very hard to access with cars parked there all day!!

The complex issue of water management has been addressed this week with hearings held on the Otago Regional Council’s Plan 6A. Farmers, homeowners, fishing guides, water advocacy groups and the QLDC have all been involved with just as many diverse opinions on what constitutes a fair management system. The degraded water quality in intensively farmed areas like the Manawatu and Southland have resulted in some stiff fines and become a hot topic with some substantial changes being made to reduce any further damage. It’s accepted that regulations on run-off into waterways will get stricter in the future but to what degree? What will be the economic result for the agricultural industry? How does pollution affect tourism? Do we have a right to clean water we can drink or swim in without getting sick? It would be a travesty if future generations only had the options of drinking and swimming in treated water. As local fishing guide Ian Cole put it a couple of weeks ago: Once it’s gone it’s gone.

To whoever it was that smashed off the end of the pounamu in the community spring. These types of actions don’t go unnoticed. We would be grateful for its return. The karma is yours. Happy Birthday Nico! Sorry I’m not there.... again. Have a fab day. X Stars in your Eyes was an amazing show. What a great experience and fantabulous bunch of people involved. Superb community spirit and support shown. Well done The views expressed in the text board and in the Letters to the Editor are those of the author alone and not necessarily those of the Wanaka Sun.

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Another community centre? I agree with the Anglican Bishop of Dunedin and how the church needs to move with the times: hard ones are at hand and ahead. The Anglican Church should refrain from building and encourage social services to use or rent already existing buildings: 1) Shout the needy a coffee at one of the many cafes - caffeine helps. 2) The free beach on the Wanaka lakefront - or one of the barbeque shelters - where the social services can more efficiently use the rent money and talk about problems over a pizza, ice cream, or coffee (supporting local eateries at the same time). 3) An ex-supermarket space with a chiller and next to a liquor shop. 4) Give the needy tickets to the climbing wall, gym and movie theatres - adrenalin helps. There are lots of other empty buildings already in Wanaka that could be rented. If the Bishop wants to move with the times and help the community I think it would be a better idea and still be in the spirit of the Anglican church to not commit to a larger emptier building, but let the people in need plant, grow, and harvest vegetable crops on the empty grounds. Maybe the “wealthy” parish can teach the “needy” how to preserve and bottle too. Gardening is good for the soul and at least you don’t have snakes in New Zealand.



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

Pink gear bike suit 7-12 years. Very good condition. $150. Tel 443 2133

Salvation Army Family Store School holiday Colouring Competition. Call in for your entry 28 September – 15 October. For children ages 3-5, 6-8, 9-10. First and second prize in each section

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

Service? Bike? You? Yes, it happens to every bike just like most humans. They need TLC. Call 03 443 8855 for expert guidance.

Coast-to-Coasters – need a fast, light, stable race boat? JKK5.7 Eclipse Racing Kayak for sale ph: 4439340 after 5pm to view. Heavy duty snow chains for sale. 265. R15. Hardly used. $100. Phone 4437694

Pink Nintendo Ds with charger, spare styus,s and 7 games . Very good condition. Ideal Xmas present. $150. Tel 443 2133 Primary School op shop half price sale on now Tue and Thur 12 to 4pm back entrance to school Reclining lounge chair, top order. $10. 443-2451

Junior golf clubs and buggy. $120. Phone 4437694 Baby first feeding pillow. Great condition. 20bucks. 0212018614 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 Beetroot chutney from Pirate Pickles at the Wanaka farmers market from 4pm Thursdays Spencer House Mall Blue Nintendo Ds with charger and 8 games. Very good condition . Ideal Xmas present . $150 . Tel 443 2133 BRAND NEW men’s/boys’ North Face Gortex walking shoes. Blk/blu. Size uk7, eu41, 25.5cm. 110onoBARGAIN!! 0212018614 Brand new women’s Mons Royale t-shirts and singlet size medium $30 each. 0221062700 or for pictures. Clothes drier for sale, $100 ono, ph 4434175 ProActiv gym membership. $20 a week. Ends June. Bex 0274167802

Salvation Army Family Store. Mon- Fri 10am – 5pm, Saturdays 10am- 4pm. Open for sale of preloved goods and donations. Help us to help others Stoptober. For more information contact Sarah Berger on 03 448 8887 or email

Sgt dan chicken mash, yum! 25kg for $25. 4434944 Snow skates for sale. $20. Phone 4437694 Subaru Legacy Brighton 1994. Very good conditions, New Wof, 4 new tyres. Perfect for family or backpackers. Scottie: 0212937306 Weslo Cardioglide exercise machine. Unmarked. $20 443-2451 Wheat and barley 4 sale. Whole or crushd, $25 for 30kg. 4434944 WORN ONCE- ladies blk ROXY 3/4 coat, size 8. $120 ono. 0212018614- be quick!!

notices Aspiring Avalanche Dogs, present a celebration of the SNOW CAVE PROJECT. This Fri 28th 5-8pm at Kai Whaka Pai, double points and spot prizes. Barry Blanchard, Lecture Tour: ‘A lifetime of mountains’ 29 September Lake Wanaka Centre. Tickets at Adventure Consultants, 58 McDougal Street.

Terra Sancta Wine tasting @Federal Diner, 3rd October 5-6:30. Gorgeous pinot rose & canapes. Book Wanaka Fine Wines. $20pp. Want to be challenged and have fun? Speak with Confidence course begins this Thursday, few spaces left: Lee 443 1447 WILD HEARTS WELLNESS FESTIVAL Wanaka 24-25 Nov Lake Wanaka Ctr. Stalls & more avail for hire $100 for weekend. Ring Christine 443.1777 WORK FROM HOME, international wellness company seeks local agents to help penetrate our safe ecofriendly brand into the 0276837400 Yahoo. The Wastebusters Golden Ticket fundraiser has raised $600 to help Morgan go to the Special Olympics thanks to your support. Still running so drop a special item off or come and buy something with a Golden Ticket.

Graphic Designer – For Branding, flyers and marketing materials, advertisements and brochures. Call Adam 021 029 49218 or email Heart Health a problem? We have patented natural supplements that can provide great relief. To trial call 0276837400 HOME COOKIN! Get a whiz bang cook into your kitchen and put your feet up. Small groups or functions. References. Ph Pip Harker 4434584 House and pet minder available, local, mature, honest female. Any dates during December to April please phone 443 1017 JP SERVICES at Community Networks Tuesdays 1 to 2pm and. Fridays 10.30 to 11. 30 For appointments call 4437799 Lakes bowen therapy. Cathy 4437907/02102201898 Nikki 4436765/0277662667 bringing balance to your body. Lose weight, increase your energy, upgrade your lifestyle - Spring Detox at Nirvana Retreat. or call 4432252 for details. Lovely professional singing! Weddings, dinner, Christmas parties, birthday and anniversary serenades, and more. References available. Travel OK. Jen 443 1672 LYN BROWN BOWEN Practitioner now also treating out of Wanaka Wellness Centre. For appts/info pls ph 4437388

rent 5bedroom with 2bathroom house available for rent, close to town. log burner. call 0212694394

Massage for health and well-being, relaxation, deep tissue, trigger point, pregnancy, reiki, mobile available ph or text Lee 443 1447, 027 333 4909

Stoptober. For more information contact Sarah Berger on 03 448 8887 or email

Apartment for rent. Spacious, furnished, bright & sunny. Central Wanaka hideaway, impressive garden, view. 1 bedroom $200. Contact 02102791516

Men’s Snow board Boots. Brand 32, Summits. Near new size us9, uk8 $140 ph 0212577694

Central Otago wine tasting “It’s in the bottle”. Saturday September 29, 11am, Golden Gates Conference Centre, Cromwell. Tickets $10 @ the print shop.

FURNISHED ROOM. ALBERT TOWN. Suit quiet living, non-smoking single. $130/wk (Power extra). Own bathroom. Short/long term. Ph Maryann 0211101160

wooden cot in excellent condition. Inner sprung matress/ protector/sheets if required! $250. A bargain - but no longer needed! 0211119049

CHRISTIAN SERVICES St John rooms, Link Way. Sunday 3 - 4pm. is the last service. All are most welcome. S. Lammas & W. Crawford. Ph. 0274461462.

Furnished sleepout available with 2 small rooms. Share house facilities. Available 7 Oct short term. $150/ week includes power, wifi, landline. Oh 4431777.

NEED A JAZZ BAND?? Tailored to your function needs. Includes vocals. For more info or soundbite ph Pip Harker 4434584

2 seater + 1 seater couches. Make and offer Call 027576213 or 443 5115 AH

Do you like to shop online? join our green online shopping club and purchase all your household consumables, safer and healthier. Ph 0276837400

Room for rent $150 no bills. In town. excludes Internet 0226152231

NEEDASUPERCLEANER?CallVal02102224341/4431124. Housekeeper Reliable with references.

FREE children’s programme, teaching kids how to keep safe & cope with effects of family violence. contact

Room for rent in Hawea Flat, beautiful, warm, private house $130/wk + very low expenses ph 0226793188, 4431223

Inaugural residential retreat 9 to 11 November. Re-charge and rejuvenate on many levels. See www. or ring Jen 443.1672 for details.

Golf Ambrose fundraiser for Eli LaRose and other children in Starship Hospital, Sunday October 7, Wanaka Golf Club, 11am. All welcome.


Ball gown, brand new Black Satin with white waist ribbon, strapless knee length M/L $120 ph 0212577694

Girls snowboard and bindings 134 cm $180. Phone 4437694 Gluten Free bread from Lievito Bakery. Order these award winning treats from Icebreaker Summer 2012/13 In store now. New Blacksheep range, new Icebreaker shorts. The entire range has expanded in a real interesting way. Racers Edge. JKK5.7 Eclipse Racing Kayak with Legend 212 wing paddle and Rasdex spraydeck (TradeMe listing#:516720090). $3000 ph:0210432077. Ideal multisport race boat. King size mattress for sale. Very good condition. $100 phone 4437694 MAC girls summer culottes size 8. Fit a petite year 7 or 8. $20. Phone 4431777 MASSIVE SALE at Racers Edge. It just got bigger!! 30% - 50% off our entire range of winter gear. 50% off demo ski fleet; Footwear deals up to 50% off; Ski Socks – buy one pair get another free. www. Metal Trailer 2m x 1.7m excellent condition, single axle with spare wheel, warrant & registered $750 ono Ph 443 7141 Mons Royale women’s size medium t-shirts and singlet. $30 each. Text to inquire 0221062700 Mountain bike, Raleigh good order $45. 443-2451 New Smartwool summer clothing in store now at Racers Edge. Looking for something merino, stylish and different? Drop in, be impressed. Passion for Fashion tickets on sale now! Head to mitre 10 to secure your seat, $39 each show on 18th Oct

Himalayan Fundraiser: guest speaker Peter Hillary, Friday Sept 28, 7pm Cromwell College Auditorium. Tickets from Cromwell College 4451121, CC Accountants, Provisions Freeway Orchard. HU SONG/CHANT at Wanaka Wellness Centre Dungarvon St Tues 2nd October 5.30pm to 6pm. All welcome. Ph Lyn 4437388 JOHNNY CASH live at the Luggate Hotel Sat October 13th, don’t miss THE man in black... Kirsten, regarding fisher price house. Confusion over contact phone number, please call after 5pm thurs if interested. 4435771 Like us on Facebook. com/organicexpresswanaka

ASPIRING MASSAGE WANAKA. Deep tissue, sport, relaxation. Trevor Bailey. Available 7 days. 4432993 or 0274222455 Babysitter available in Wanaka. Full licence. Please call/text 027 443 4251. Babysitter available in Wanaka. Please call 021 999 370 or 443 4039. CARAVAN and campervan renovation, repair, custom design, fabrication. Mobile service optional. Steve at Overland Engineering. 022.097.4596 Counselling available with liz maluschnig over 20 years experience please call 443 1955 or email

Memorys Organics- Massage Therapy, natural organic products. Relaxation, sports massage, deep tissue. Bookings phone Emma Giddens 0210347683 / 03 4439454 NEED A CELEBRANT? Weddings, funerals, naming rituals, etc phone Pip Harker 4434584

New or busy mum? Save time by doing your grocery shopping online. OOH LA LAAH!!! Gigi, that fruity French singing puppet, is available for any function Darlingks.You need me oui? Oui oui! Ph 4434584 merci X Osteopaths are medically trained to diagnose the exact cause of pain. Call The Wanaka Osteopathic Clinic on 443 OSTE for ACC. Pants too long? Zipper broken? Clothing alterations & repairs! Fast local service! Call or text kate 0211899932

SLOVENIAN GONG MASTER Zvonko Hocevar in Wanaka 28, 29 Sept only. Creating Relationship healing workshop and meditation. or 4436655 TANTRA 101. Discover limitlessness! 2 distinct evenings with Rich Windelov and Chantal Boscarello 25, 26 Oct. Ring Jen 443.1672 Ultrasonic Cleaning. Delicate cleaning of precious items. Blinds, light fittings, you name it. Bring them to Jae Services 4431150 / 0274415448 Upholstery Cleaning. Your couch or dining chairs looking the worse for wear? Call Jae Services 4431150 / 0274415448 VASECTOMYS available here in Wanaka with Dr Simon Brebner at Aspiring Medical Centre.Ph 443 1226 for an appointment to discuss. Website Design & SEO. Professional Web Design Services from Web4Wanaka, Expert Web Designers for SEO, eCommerce, Online Marketing. • 0274729908. WHEELS TO DUNSTAN:Free daily transport to Dunstan Hospital & Alexandra specialist appointments. Bookings call 4437799 bringing balance to your body. Cathy 02102201898/4437907 nikki 027762667/4436765

thanks Wanaka has never looked better - thanks to everyone who took part in Keep New Zealand Beautiful week clean-up. Thanks Lady Lions, Scouts, Cubs, Friends of Pembroke Park,Wanaka Walking Group, Rotary, Hawea Community Assn, YHA, MAC Green Team, And thanks to Holy Family School, Aspiring Early Learning Centre, Wanaka Wastebusters and all individuals and families. Huge thanks from Hawea Playgroup 2 the local companies listed 4 raffle prize donations: Wanaka Auto Repairs, Cardrona Skifield, thanks to Back Country Horse Treks, Sadhana, Pirate Pickles, Lone Star, Hawea Hotel, Sailz, Have A Shot, Wanaka Vet, Black Peak Gelato, thanks also Hair Thou Art, Basecamp, Cheeky Monkey Cafe,The Creek, Ritual Cafe,Yohei, Kai Whakapai, Ruby’s, Paradiso, Revive Beauty And Transport + Toy Museum, Deep Canyon, Structure, Hamills, Jim + Libby’s, Classic Flights, Video-Ezy.

wanted We need you! Willowridge Wanakafest is seeking volunteers for labour weekend- email iona@wanakafest. to get involved.

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

Experienced babysitters required. Aged 20+ years. Full drivers and car. Excellent spoken English and presentation. Email application along with childcare referees to info@babysitting

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

Girls Mac Shirts needed. Please call 021 999 370 or 443 4039.

Quartz Crystal Singing Bowls at Wanaka Wellness Ctr. Deep relaxation. $20 group sessions ea 2nd, 4th Tues 5.30 24 Dungarvon St. 443.1672 Jen

Outdoor property maintenance business requires fit, hard working reliable part time employee. Longterm commitment required. Email cv to acompleteproperty@, ph 4431381.


Look out for who is participating in the Lake Wanaka celebrate local, signature dish! Local restaurants, local food, delicious! Www. Looking for work experience which will give you a reference for a job for future paid work? Call into the Salvation Army Family Store. LUGGATE HOTEL Sunday Session this week feat Liv McBride, come on down! Passion for Fashion tickets on sale now at Mitre 10- be in quick! Salvation Army Family Store open on Saturdays 10am to 4pm

Dog Walker available in Wanaka. Please call 021 999 370 or 443 4039. ECZEMA,PSORIASIS a problem, we have an extensive range of T Tree based products that can provide relief. To trial ph 0276837400 Free delivery - when you buy your groceries online at Wanaka, Albert Town, Hawea and Hawea Flat residential areas. Furball express!! Got a long haired cat with knots? Experienced cat groomer available. Ph : sheryl @ wanaka veterinary centre 4436409 GENTLE YOGA. $10 Classes at 9 Tyndall St Wanaka. Mon, Wed 9.30AM. Tues 8.45AM. Thurs Mums and Bubs 10AM. Jen 443.1672.

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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

Salvation Army – Volunteers needed. Please call into the store- various hours available. Help us to help others

RunFit class- small group training to help improve technique and speed. Wednesdays 9 a.m. Call Jacky 021 384079

VOLUNTEERS WANTED for School Holiday Programme1-13 October. If you can spare at least a day call Community Networks 443 7799

Septic Tank Cleaning, oasis servicing, Porta loo hire and cleaning, Ph Aaron, Septic Tank Cleaners Wanaka 4434175 / 0800885886

Wanted to buy please. Humdinger construction toy set. 443 4978

SWIM-FIT class for fitness and triathlon training Fridays 7 a.m. Call Jacky Toepfer 021-384079

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sunsport sport results Wanaka Bowls Club results: Week ending 21/09/12: Friday Progressive Skips 1 W Hodge 2 L Dempster 3 K Chartres, Thirds 1 T Tovey 2 B Hamilton 3 M Barnett Leads 1 D Browne 2 D Schofield 3 B Miskimmin.

Junior snow champs Now a regular event on the local schools’ sports calendar, the annual primary and intermediate schools ski and snowboard competition was held at Cardrona last Friday. The Wanaka Ski and Snowsports Club organised the race for local Cluthabased schools. Twizel Area

School, who provide stiff competition, was also invited. Eighty children aged 6 to 13 hurtled themselves with great enthusiasm down the giant slalom and gravity cross courses. Pictured here are two of the competitors awaiting their call to the start gate: sporting

a green mohawk is Ryan Jury and in pink is Casey Irwin, both of the Hawea Flat school team the Winter Devils. A local intermediate school student, Julius Staufenberg, claimed the fastest combined time of the day, with his older brother Janus less than a second behind.

Wanaka Golf Club: Ladies Club Championships 2012 20 Sept. senior champion Liz McRae, runner-up Anne Moffat, intermediate champion Carmel Hyndman, runner-up Suzy Rankin, junior championship Avril Templeton, runner-up Kay Ross, senior plate Jill King, runner-up Janet Sutton, intermediate plate Viv Grant, runner-up Lesley Boyd, junior plate Kate Summers, runner-up Carolyn Wallace, senior flight Anne McKenzie, runner up Janet Cochrane, intermediate flight Lyn Marshall, runner up Pam McRae, junior flight Mary Scurr, runner up Lynn Howson, Gordon Trophy Rena Cowie, runnerup Jane Saunders. Saturday Men, Bisque Par, 22 Sept. Div1 Jeff Couch, +8, William Hunter, +6, Andrew Parslow, +6, Wal Shuttleworth, +6, Simon Bailey, +5. Div2 Karl Hall, +10 Peter Dawson, +7, Des Johnston, +7, John Barton, +6, Tony Donaghue, +6. Ladies Stableford & Nett Medal P. De Beer, 67, L. Leary, 69, STBFD K Jopson, 37, V Jarvie, 37.

Bridge results: Championship Pairs. Silver Division: North/South: Jan & John Lynes60.96 1. Dawn & Terry Wilson 57.31% 2. Dorothy McDonald, Nan Ottrey 53.46% 3. East/West:- Marion Furneaux, Jenny Pryde 60.58% 1. Ena Leckie, Maggie Stratford 57.31% 2. Georgie Goodall, Allan Kelly 55.38% 3. Bronze Division: North/ South:- Alan Chisholm, Ken Muir 59.40% 1. Rosemary Boswell, Shona Johnstone 58.33% 2. Alan & Denise Bunn 53.21% 3. East/West:- Peter Herbert, Ray Newell 62.73% 1. Janette Gillies, Maureen Hawke 56.94% 2. Karolyn Macandrew, Jenny Turnbull 54.17% 3.Friday Bridge 23 September: North/South:Sherril Harries, Mo Schofield and. Ann Patterson, Deirdre Lynch 58.33% 1= Jan Anderson, Daphne Stewart 53.17% 3. East/West:- Lynda Hodge, Ena Leckie 66.27% 1. Alwyne Haworth, Betty Swift 56.35% 2. Lesley Hook, Carole Turner 55.56% 3. Hunter Pairs: North/South:Marion Furneaux, Margaret Hunt 63.10% 1. Nan Ottrey, Jenny Pryde 60.86% 2. Jan Lyness, Boyd Ottrey 50.29% 3. East/West:- Lesley Davies, Laraine Shepherd 60.86% 1. Max Shepherd, Terry Wilson 59.71% 2. Clare Scurr, Jean Stokes 59.14% 3.

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Netball Otago have invited two Mount Aspiring College netball players, Hannah Bendle and Genivieve (Gen) Scurr, to join the Otago talent development squad in Dunedin for a training day this Saturday. The selection follows a successful season for the two with Hannah included in the Central Clutha under 17 representative team and Gen named in the South Island tournament team. Both players were also instrumental in the ProActive MAC A netball

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team which placed sixth recently in B Grade at the South Island Secondary Schools tournament. “ T h e t a l e n t development programme

knowledge back to share with members of the college club,” their coach Bronwyn Coers said. The training day will

Being included in training opportunities like these is a feather in the girls’ cap. is an exciting opportunity for these players to learn and experience the principles of high performance netball and to bring newly gained

help prepare Hannah and Gen for the 2013 season, giving them examples of off-season training sessions, the level of intensity

needed for training and the importance of planning for a full netball season. Both players are excited to be included but are quietly nervous and overwhelmed, Bronwyn said. “Being included in training opportunities like these is a feather in the girls’ cap and a significant step forward on the Netball Otago player ID pathway. The opportunity is well deserved, very exciting, and a result of years of commitment to the game.”

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Lake Hawea Golf Club Results: Mt. Maude Stableford 23.9.12 Men 1 N Matchett 44, 2 T Arscott 40, 3 R Stevenson 38, 4 J Barrow 37. Ladies 1 M McElrea 29 on c/b. Single K-Out Champs B Burgess bt N Brown 2&1. Closest the Pin D Sullivan. Two’s D Sullivan no.5 R Johnston no.5 J Barrow no.14 Birdie/Net Eagle No.14 J Barrow. PRIMARY SKI AND SNOWBOARD Fastest combined time: Julius Staufenberg. Primary Ski: 1 Twizel School: Nikau Whetu, MacKenzie Frost, Jack Andrew and Kaya Skinner. 2 Wanaka Primary: Felix Klein, Ben Boyd and Campbell Wright, Leo Staufenberg. 3 Holy Family Team: Angus Harraway, Gustav Legnavsky, Meg Harraway, James Watt. Primary Snowboard 1 Mixed: Hawea Flat and Wanaka Primary: Roman Alty, Rocco Jamieson, Luke Keen, Campbell MelvilleIves. Intermediate Ski 1 MAC: Phoebe Young, Janus Staufenberg, Julius Staufenberg, Max Watt. 2 Twizel School: Jayde Officer, Taane Whetu, Roshni Crow, Niamh Summers.3 MAC: Tom Coulton, Jasper Klein, Frazer Limmer, Manu Bernard. Intermediate Snowboard 1 Twizel School: Aidan Shelley, Tom Rush, Zak Baikie, Gideon Thompson.

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