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Gold in slalom G



eg Harraway (15) had an outstanding performance at the annual New Zealand Water Skiing Championships held at Lake Karipero over the Easter weekend. Over 140 competitors took part in the competition. Competing in two events, Meg took out the under-17 girls slalom and came second in the under-17 girls jump. Her father Gerald Harraway placed third in the senior men 1 slalom. Pictured: Meg competing in the jump competition.



Seeking solutions to camping mess DANIELLE BUTLER


ootage filmed by a Makarora Tourist Centre staff member of dirty toilet paper strewn around a campground has thrown the region’s irresponsible freedom camping problem back into the spotlight. Peter Hartley filmed the video, showing the extent of mess left behind by freedom campers, last week at Makarora’s Boundary Creek campground and decided to share it in the hope of coming up with an ultimate solution. Watch the video on our website (thewanakasun.co.nz/news/3647-watch-disgustat-mess-left-freedom-campers) “I wanted to show people this and put the information out there to get people talking so that we can come up with practical solutions. I don’t think there is going to be one solution or a one-size-fits-all apDepartment of Conservation proach. There are quite a few different options and (DOC) Senior Ranger Annette Grieve ways to approach it in different areas,” Peter said. said that it was very disappointing PR D IV EA AT D E LI TR NE EA TY


are provided for responsible camping users and are serviced five days per week. “Unfortunately this is a national issue and not just on public conservation lands,” Annette said. “DOC is working with the tourism industry, other government agencies and stakeholders to consider what changes need to be made in the way we manage visitors to ensure people continue to enjoy great experiences in a way that sustains and contributes to conservation.” Peter, who worked in tourism in Abel Tasman for around ten years before moving to the Tourist Centre in Makarora, said that he had seen a lot of cases of mess left behind by freedom campers across the country and it was also a big problem in Abel Tasman. “It’s not only freedom campers. It is tourists PHOTO: RITCHIE JOHNSTON and travellers too. There is a total lack of respect to see what was occurring at Bound- for the environment these days. I work at a desigary Creek, which is a DOC managed nated camping area and people won’t even go to campground where toilet facilities our toilets." Continues on page 3

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Exclusion from Sticky Forest a possibility G



Local users of Sticky Forest are saddened that parts of the popular bike trails may be a no-go zone if the owners are not successful in having the zoning of the land changed in the Queenstown Lakes Proposed District Plan. In his original submission Mike Beresford, a representative of the working group for the Sticky Forest owners, sought to have the land rezoned from Rural to Low Density Residential with the intention of developing the entire 50.6ha. In the latest submission the development area now sought has been reduced to 20ha. The land has been held in trust by the government and the Office of Treaty Settlements since 1998 and just over 1000 descendents of the 53 original land owners have now been identified. In his submission Mike said there were two possible scenarios as an outcome of the submission process. “If I am unsuccessful in obtaining my preferred outcome, being Low Density Residential (Urban) zoning for the land, I request that the land be left with a Rural zoning without an ONL overlay.” The submission goes on to state that if the 20ha is rezoned to low residential density/large lot development, “that in return for these development rights, the balance of the land remain Rural with an ONL classification, with provision made for retention of the trees and ongoing public access to the land for its recreational activities.” In the submission recreational use of Sticky Forest is addressed. Mike states that most of the work undertaken by the working group was done in

ignorance of the significance of Sticky Forest to the Wanaka community and a continuation of some recreation use had not been taken into consideration of the various land use options being considered. “If the beneficiaries decide to hold on to the land, the possibility that it will be locked off from the public use cannot be ruled out. Similarly, if the decision is made to carry on actively managing the land as a productive forest then public access is likely to be restricted.” In his conclusion Mike said, “I am aware of the value of Sticky Foerst to both the wider community and the biking community as an open space and recreation asset. I also think that the community now understands that the land is in fact private land and was set aside to provide economic benefit and sustenance to the beneficiaries.” He also went onto say that in his opinion, “the outcome sought represents both a fair option for the beneficiaries, but also puts on the table a very generous outcome for the community. In effect over half of the land would be retained as open space/ recreation and generally protect the majority of the bike tracks.” Bike Wanaka spokesman Simon Telfer said, “Bike Wanaka is saddened that large swathes of Sticky Forest would be chopped down and built on, with the loss of many of our most loved and used biking and walking tracks. We were surprised the developer’s evidence suggested that the Wanaka community would be locked out of Sticky Forest if rezoning was not agreed to. Bike Wanaka will have to work even harder to ensure the whole of Sticky Forest, as we know it, becomes a community asset for our children and our children's children.”

Golf course submissions open D



A second round of public submissions regarding the development of a golf course on Cardrona Valley Road will close on May 1. Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) is accepting submissions on the request for a private plan change to the Operative District Plan: Plan Change 52- Mount Cardrona Station Special Zone.

The plan change would amend activity areas to include the introduction of a golf course to the zone, car parking and shuttle bus access to the Cardrona ski area. The first round of submissions closed on March 22 and garnered responses from around ten affected parties including Cardrona Alpine Resort, Mount Cardrona Station and the Cardrona Valley Residents and Ratepayers Society. To make a submission visit the QLDC website.

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Luggate residents fight chlorination G



Members of the Luggate community are mounting a petition to be delivered to the Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) telling them they don’t want their water chlorinated. After a meeting between Luggate residents and representatives of QLDC about the District Plan review turned into a debate about water chlorination, concerned Luggate resident Cec Anderson decided getting a petition together was the next step. “It was something I thought of after the meeting. This is a most important issue and I wanted the whole village to have a voice. Not everyone knows how to submit online, especially older people. Getting those who can’t submit to sign the petition means they get a chance to have their say too,” Cec said. Cec said QLDC said at the meeting they were required to meet the government water safety standards, so chlorination looked like it was the only option.


“I felt initially we were going to be bulldozed into it, but some of us have done some research and there are other alternatives to chlorination. Our water is amazing. There is no problem. They are just butt covering. I can understand they are worried about residents’ health, but they are going to chlorinate just in case and I think that is unacceptable,” Cec said. The petition states the residents who sign the petition are opposed to the blanket chlorination of their water supply. “If or when our water no longer meets the standards set out by the government we propose QLDC investigate all other possible options, rather than run with what we see is the easy option for the council of chlorination,” the petition states. The petition goes on to say the community wishes to be consulted during the process, and before a final decision is taken. Cec is looking for volunteers to help visit all community members to sign the petition. If you can help you can contact her by phoning or texting 0274223354.

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New signs on Wanaka’s school buses will remind motorists of the correct speed limit for passing buses that have stopped to pick up or drop off children. The signs are currently being installed and will fold down to indicate that the bus is carrying students with the traditional yellow “school” text as well as incorporating a “20km when stopped” message. The initiative is a combined effort between Go Bus, NZ Police and Queenstown Rotary led by the Queenstown Lakes District Council’s school travel plan coordinator, Kirsty Barr.

“We’ve been pushing the ’Either way it’s 20k’ campaign for a few years so it’s good to be able to refresh that message as part of the new school bus signs,” Kirsty said. “By law, vehicles must slow to 20kph on both sides of the road when passing a school bus that has stopped to pick up or drop off children. There is good evidence that there is low national compliance and this is a local initiative to address a lack of awareness around this issue.” Central Lakes Acting Senior Sergeant Jon Bisset said police will be making sure motorists keep to the rules. “Police will be closely monitoring and enforcing the 20kph limit past school buses to ensure that all of our children are kept safe.”

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"It all boils down to laziness and how we can ever stop that, I don’t know,” Peter said. Annette said that DOC has committed more than $370,000, not including staff hours, to maintain and service campgrounds and tracks, to improve infrastructure and amenities along the Haast Pass Highway where Makarora sits. This sum includes $50,000 towards two containment vault toilets, expected to be completed by the end of this year, at the Blue Pools track

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due to the high presence of human waste at the high profile site. “There is always going to be tourists. That is going to keep increasing. We need to think about the solutions now or who knows what will happen to our lakes and rivers and walking tracks in ten years time,” Peter said. “We have some really smart thinking people out there. They don’t have to work in tourism or for DOC; people just need to talk about these things and plan. We need better communication to get some good solutions.”




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A Wanaka student has become the first ever New Zealand recipient of an award designed to recognise the selfless commitment of transforming the lives of others. Mount Aspiring College student Max Hall was nominated for the Diana Award, which is based in the UK but awarded to people aged nine to 18 from all over the world, by Sticks N’ Stones founder Karla Sanders for his work with the anti-bullying group. The 16-year-old won the award, created in memory of Princess Diana, alongside fellow Sticks N’ Stones member Courtney Smith from Naseby. “I am really proud to see both Max and Courtney recognised by the Diana Awards team and of how


Anti-bullying app in the works D



Mount Aspiring College’s growing Sticks N’ Stones group has applied for funding to develop a phone app to help deal with online bullying. The anti-bullying group, pictured, has recently applied for funding from internet safety organisation Netsafe for its Icon app, which the group began developing around a year ago. One of the group’s core students Jake Nicholson said that Icon would include different categories that will be relevant to today’s young people so that they can get the right advice, particularly regarding the privacy features of different social media. “We want to give useful advice to people who

need it, explaining what people can do with privacy settings. There are so many features for privacy but some people have no idea how to use them,” Jake said. The students have also developed their own anti-bullying board game called Hey Joe to be distributed across the country and plan to develop a mentoring programme for fellow students. Group coordinator Carol Bradley said that the students brought their own personality to the Sticks N’ Stones initiative. “Each school brings their own personality to the group. Our focus is on positivity and these students are fabulous advocates for the programme,” Carol said. Pictured: Sticks N’ Stones group.

seriously they both take being a role model for their peers and giving back to their communities,” Karla said. “The importance Diana placed on kindness and compassion during her life is very much shared by Max, Courtney and our wider group.” Judges said that recipients needed to show that they demonstrate commitment and passion to the cause through their service, evidenced through Max’s position in Sticks N’ Stones. In their comments judges said that Max’s ownership and leadership of the promotion of kindness and the celebration of acceptance made him a great fit for the award. They added that his transformation throughout his journey, including overcoming challenges and developing skills provided an aspirational and positive role model to those around him.

Cemetery’s lychgate opened D



The Wanaka Residents Association will officially open its lychgate at Wanaka Cemetery this weekend, after more than 18 months of work. The Residents Association’s Roger Gardiner said that the end result was something they were very proud of after a long process of stops and starts to get the project to this point. “It is a great addition to the cemetery and what we see now is the result of Steve Armstrong’s endeavours. Steve is a fantastic joiner and craftsman who built a traditional lychgate

rather than making it easy with the modern techniques,” Roger said. “We have had some nice feedback from people who visit the cemetery on a regular basis. Everything we do is for the community and it’s nice to think that people will now be able to use this in their own way.” The lychgate, which cost around $16,500 to complete, is a traditional English churchyard gateway structure, formerly used at burials for sheltering a coffin. Deputy Mayor Calum MacLeod will officially open the lychgate on Sunday April 23 at 3pm and members of the public are welcome.

Future transport needs community S



A community forum in Wanaka will attempt to tackle the Upper Clutha’s proposed long term vision for land, air and water transport next month. Community-driven initiative Shaping Our Future invites residents to discuss recommendations for transport in light of the fact that the Upper Clutha’s resident and visitor populations are predicted to double in the next 20 years. Chair of the volunteer taskforce that developed the forum’s draft report, Steve Schikker, said that the transport issues in the area over the summer have highlighted the need to take “a good look” at transport options. “We all love living and working in the Upper Clutha. To make sure we continue to enjoy our unique lifestyle we need to start being proactive in planning for the future,” Steve said.

"I encourage you to come along and provide feedback on our report, the more people we have engaging and agreeing to a collective vision and recommendations, the more ‘clout’ we have in creating the future we want.” Key recommendations include supporting the establishment of a cross-agency Transport Entity, detailed short-medium term recommendations on strategic planning, public transport, parking, walking/cycling and community culture. Additional recommendations include Wanaka airport focusing on becoming a ‘Centre for Aviation Excellence’ and the establishment of a Lake Management Group. The community forum will take place on Thursday May 4 at 6.30pm at the Lake Wanaka Centre. The full report is available at shapingourfuture. org.nz and attendees are encouraged to read it prior to the forum. A short survey is also available for those not able to attend.

A week of alcohol fuelled incidents S



Constable Deane Harbison wrote in Crimeline this week that police had a “hectic weekend” dealing with alcohol fuelled incidents. About ten people were witnessed using plastic barrier arms to assault each other during a fight on Anderson Road . A drunk male who was ejected from a local bar entered a tourist van stopped at an intersection, believing it was a taxi. When the drunk man was THE WANAKA SUN

asked to get out he assaulted the driver and threw stones at the van smashing a window and denting several panels. He has been charged with assault and wilful damage. Constable Deane Harbison said “If you or anyone you know is having issues in the area of alcohol please contact the alcohol and drug help line on 0800 787 797.” Several domestic incidents were also attended by police. Two males were arrested and charged with assaulting their partners. THURSDAY 20.04.17 - WEDNESDAY 26.04.17


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The Wanaka Sun becomes NZ news alliance member S



Stories from the Wanaka Sun are now reaching more people than ever, with our publication becoming a Newsie Alliance member. The alliance membership means our stories are now published on newsie.co.nz and the Newsie App daily giving us increased nationwide reach. The Wanaka Sun has been delivering news to the Wanaka community since 2001 and will celebrate its 16th birthday in September, when we are planning even more online access for our readers and advertisers. Our new website is up and running bringing new online advertising opportunities for local businesses, resulting in greater exposure and increased readership for each edition of the Wanaka Sun. Although the website has only been up and running a short time, we have already seen increased website traffic with around 30,000 visits each week, driven by our increased social media following. We have a strong social media

presence. The Wanaka Sun Facebook page now has over 9000 'Likes' and in the past week reached 100,160 people with 37,317 post engagements from our followers. We are also very active on other social media platforms with 1450 Twitter followers and 1670 followers on Instagram. We are now reaching even more people via Google+. To celebrate the launch of our new website, the Wanaka Sun is offering a website advertising intro offer of 50% off*. As well as our huge online reach, we offer features such as the ability to click on your ads and take readers directly to your website. For bookings call 03 443 5252 or email marketing@thewanakasun. co.nz *50% off your online advertising or we’ll run your online ad for three weeks for the price of one. Discount applies to online advertising for clients advertising concurrently in the print edition of The Wanaka Sun. To take advantage of this offer bookings must be made prior to May 31 2017.

Airport’s future decided D



Queenstown Lakes District councillors will meet today (Thursday April 20) in an ordinary meeting in Hawea to decide on several matters, including the future governance and management plan of Wanaka Airport. A report prepared by Queenstown Lakes District Council’s (QLDC) property manager Richard Pope recommends that the council confirms its preferred management option of entering into a long term lease with Queenstown Airport Corporation (QAC). Around 30 of 80 public submissions heard about the decision at a hearing in February were mixed, with some submitters concerned that Wanaka’s


needs had not been fully taken into account while others expressed concern that general aviation and recreational users would be kicked out of the airport. If council decides to adopt the recommended plan, the powers to negotiate and execute the lease will be delegated to Mayor Jim Boult and QLDC chief executive Mike Theelen who will engage with QAC to make any necessary changes to the current plan. The council will also consider proposed amendments to the 2016/17 capital works programme and endorse QLDC’s submission to Otago Regional Council’s annual plan for 2017/18, of which a number of issues in its revised work programme relate to QLDC.


New skills for breast cancer funds S



A group of talented Central Otago secondary school boys has decided to use its skills to raise money for New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation’s Pink Ribbon Campaign. The 14 students are studying Level 2 Carpentry at the Otago Secondary Tertiary College at Otago Polytechnic’s Central Campus. They meet every Friday, and have recently made outdoor benches which they’ve decided to raffle to raise money for the charity.

Lecturer, Grant Beel, said the group loves its Friday lessons. “They’re supposed to start at 9am, but they’re always there by 8:15. I have to make them break for lunch, they’re just loving the hands on learning” he said. “It’s great that they want to use their new skills to raise money for charity.” So far they have raised $400, with the raffle cards almost sold out. The first prize is an outdoor chair, the second prize is a breadboard and spatula, and the third prize is a wooden kiwi. The raffle will be drawn at the Pink Ribbon Breakfast in Cromwell on Wednesday April 26.

Mentoring for businesses open The Centre of Unique Business Evolution (CUBE) has launched a Business Mentoring initiative for the Upper Clutha community. The free initiative is open to all start-ups and businesses and the CUBE will match participants with experienced business people that can act as a sounding board for people’s ideas. CUBE business development manager Jason Watkins said, “this business mentoring initiative has been in the making for some months and I have been absolutely blown away by the level of interest shown by potential mentors.” Jason has assembled around 20 mentors who come with a broad range of experience and expertise in business. Jason commented, “we have always thought that Wanaka was a place that talent comes to live and the mentor pool is a reflection of this. We are very lucky to have so many exceptional

business people volunteering their time.” Applicants’ circumstances and requirements will be reviewed and assuming there is a suitable mentor available at the time, a match will be found. “This mentor initiative has a high degree of flexibility for both parties and this will hopefully ensure we get the best matches possible to maximise mentoring engagement benefits,” Jason said. Jason encouraged anyone involved in a start-up or trading business to visit the CUBE website and see if having a mentor could help them with their business endeavours. “From my experience, many people in business I meet often talk about how it would be great to run their ideas past someone who is independent and unbiased and this is where the real value of mentoring lies.”

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Wanaka’s pink ribbon breakfast D



Wanaka will have its own Pink Ribbon Breakfast next month to raise funds for the Breast Cancer Foundation NZ. Jane Sharman and Anna Laming will host the event at Peak Functions, joining in with a national month of breakfasts to raise money for the foundation, which will go towards breast cancer research with a focus on support for clinical trials, immunotherapies, improving clinical practice for better patient outcomes and treatments for advanced breast cancer.


Falcon scoops trophies at nationals Wanaka woman Daphne Ledgerwood won a host of trophies, including People's Choice, at the Ford Falcon Nationals held in Cromwell last weekend. Her 1965 Ford Falcon Sprint also won first place in Best Judged, Best Falcon, Best Original, Best Engine Bay, Best Paint and Best Interior. The two door hardtop, which was bought new by

a Ford Company employee, was the only one ever built with 1956 Ford colour fiesta red exterior and soft white interior. The second owner had the car for 28 years where it was “pampered in Florida” before it was bought to New Zealand by Daphne and her husband Jim Ledgerwood for their private Ford collection.

Freedom camping research released D



Research into New Zealand’s freedom camping has been shared with councils across the country with the aim to provide new insights into the practice. The study was commissioned by the Responsible Camping Forum to assess and summarise the research available on freedom camping, plus identify where gaps in information and knowledge exist. Tourism Industry Aotearoa chief executive Chris Roberts, pictured, said that the study identifies 22 gaps in knowledge and information. “This highlights not only the complex nature of this issue but also that a continuing focus on insight and information gathering is important as we work to reduce issues and maximise the benefits,” Chris said. Knowledge gaps include details on freedom campers’ behaviour and motivations, how much they spend, and how much New Zealanders value the right to freedom camp. The forum is also celebrating its social media campaign Camp NZ, which targets 18-35 year olds travelling in privately-owned and rented vehicles. The page aims to provide reliable information on

Jane and Anna said that their event is a celebration of strong women in our community, honouring those who have suffered breast cancer and showing united support for those who have a breast cancer story. The breakfast will take place on Friday May 12 from 9am to 11am at Peak Functions on Upton Street. Tickets are strictly limited and cost $50, which includes breakfast, refreshments, entertainment and the chance to win some prizes. For bookings contact the organisers on mjajlaming@gmail.com or janepsharman@gmail.com.

$2 bus service not on our bill G



Queenstown Lakes District Council Mayor Jim Boult has sorting the Wakatipu Basin traffic congestion on his radar. The council has been working with New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) on the Hawthorne Drive (the Eastern Access Route) and is now focusing on getting cars off the roads by delivering a cheaper, better public transport service. The QLDC Annual Plan states, “Public transport is a function of the Otago Regional Council (ORC) but we have stepped up in partnership with ORC and NZTA to propose a radical shift in public transport in the Wakatipu. We have included $600,000 in the budget to ramp up the subsidy already contributed by ORC

and to add the sizeable contribution by NZTA, keen to reduce traffic on the highways. We propose a blanket $2 fare and a more convenient service. A further $300,000 is at risk if the uptake doesn’t happen but we are banking on the change. ORC is also consulting on this.” The Wanaka Sun asked the mayor whether Wanaka rate-payers would see an increase in their rates for the Wakatipu bus service and whether there was any strategy for public transport in Wanaka. “The bus service will not be paid for by Wanaka ratepayers, only those in the Wakatipu Basin. We will need to consider Wanaka’s public transport needs as the community grows and new subdivisions are opened up. That would be an issue to canvas next year when we produce the 10-Year Plan,” Mayor Jim Boult said.

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local rules and camping etiquette and attracted 2.4 million views over the summer. Chris said that while the major rental vehicle operators provide camping information to their clients, providing private vehicle owners with good information has been challenging. “The response to our Facebook campaign has far exceeded our expectations. We’ve built a community of locals and international campers, inspired high levels of engagement from the community, and ongoing support for sharing ideas and messages about responsible camping,” he said.

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Wakatipu Transport Upper Clutha TransportForum Forum Date: 11th4th May 2015 Date:Monday Thursday May 2017 Time: - 9.30pm Time:6.30pm 6.30pm - 9.30pm Venue:Hilton Lake Hotel Wanaka Centre Venue: RSVP:executive@shapingourfuture.org.nz executive@shapingourfuture.org.nz RSVP: or phone Anita 1231 or phone Anita onon 021021 222222 1231 Our resident and visitor areapredicted to We invite you to take part innumbers creating long term double in the next 20yrs! vision for land, air and water transport to, from We invite you to provide feedback on the Upper and within the Report Lakes prepared District. Play your part in Clutha Transport by our community shapingIncluded the future for generations toland, come. taskforce. is a long term vision for air and water transport with 7 key recommendations. If you not able in the Come along andare have your sayto totake makepart ensure the Upper Clutha remains a great place live and your work forums but would like totoregister for future generations.

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N O T I C E B O A R D Resource Consent Application Resource Management Act 1991 Details of the resource consent application and submission forms are available in the offices at Queenstown Lakes District Council, 10 Gorge Road, Queenstown; 74 Shotover Street, Queenstown; 33-35 Reece Crescent, Wanaka and 47 Ardmore Street, Wanaka during normal office hours (8.00am to 5.00pm). You can also download these from our website: www.qldc.govt.nz J COSSENS (RM170182) What is proposed: Resource consent is sought to subdivide Lot 11 DP 303860 into four fee simple lots and to establish a building platform on each lot. The proposed building platforms on Lots 1 – 3 will be created as vacant platforms and the proposed building platform on Lot 4 will be around the existing lodge. It is proposed to cancel the existing consent notice (5033930.3) and to replace this in its entirety with proposed consent notices. The location in respect of which this application relates is situated at: 964 Lake Hawea-Albert Town Road, legally described as Lot 11 Deposited Plan 303860 and held in Computer Freehold Register 20866 ADDRESS FOR SERVICE FOR APPLICANT: C/- Duncan White Paterson Pitts Limited Partnerships PO Box 283 WANAKA 9305 duncan.white@ppgroup.co.nz Submissions will be received until 19 May 2017, and must be served on the Consent Authority, Queenstown Lakes District Council, Private Bag 50072, Queenstown 9348, or email rcsubmission@ qldc.govt.nz. These must be dated, signed by you, and include the following information: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Your name, postal address, telephone number, and fax number if applicable. Details of the application in respect of which you are making the submission including location and the Resource Consent number. Whether you support or oppose the application. Your submission, with reasons. The decision you wish the consent authority to make. Whether you wish to be heard in support of your submission.

Any person may make a submission on the application, but a person who is a trade competitor of the applicant may do so only if that person is directly affected by an effect of the activity to which the application relates that: a. b.

adversely affects the environment; and does not relate to trade competition or the effects of trade competition.

You may make a submission in writing or electronically to Queenstown Lakes District Council (details below). The submission should be in the format of Form 13. Copies of this form are available on the website: www.qldc.govt.nz/planning/resource-consents/ Address for Service for Consent Authority: Queenstown Lakes District Council Private Bag 50072 Queenstown 9348 Phone: 03 441 0499 Email: rcsubmission@qldc.govt.nz Dated: 20 April 2017

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A $750,000 project to apply grooves to Queenstown Airport’s runway has been completed three weeks ahead of schedule. The $19.5 million upgrade involved widening the runway, resurfacing it and installing airfield lighting. The upgrade was part of the infrastructure required to introduce after-dark flights and was the final stage of an airfield upgrade completed by the airport last year in conjunction with Airways NZ. Queenstown Airport general manager of operations and safety Mike Clay commended the construction team, American grooving experts Cardinal Groovers and Downer New Zealand, which averaged over 100m of runway per night, working six nights a week for three weeks to get the job done. “These guys have a lot of experience working in airport environments,” Mike said. “They understand the operational, health and safety, and com-

munity noise mitigation requirements, and have performed to the highest standards, delivering the project ahead of time and under budget.” Mike also thanked the airport’s neighbouring residents for their patience and understanding. “We’re very mindful of the impact on our neighbours so do our utmost to minimise any noise with overnight works. We really appreciate their patience and I’m glad we were able to complete the project earlier than expected. “The end result of this $20 million airfield upgrade over the past year will deliver long term benefits for the communities we serve. Grooving the runway has provided more operational resilience by improving the surface friction for aircraft landing in wet weather and when dew is present. “Employing these types of best practices, codes and standards are part of our ongoing commitment to ensure the airport is as safe, reliable and efficient as possible in all weather conditions,” he said. Pictured: The runway groover at work.

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Otago Neuro Interest group is bringing researchers from the University of Otago’s Brain Health Research Centre to Wanaka for a Brain Health Forum on Tuesday May 2. Disability Information Service Otago manager Debbie Webster said, “We all have questions about brain health. Stroke, concussion, head injury, dementia, Alzheimers, epilepsy are all neurological conditions we or someone we know has experienced. What are the impacts to our brains, what are our responses, how do we manage life with one or more of these conditions?” The forum will cover topics around pain and memory, the psychological impact of chronic pain and the part memory plays, with some focus on Alzheimers and dementia.

Doctors Glenda Wallace, Louise Parr-Brownlie and Margaret Ryan will speak on these issues sharing real stories and research being done on these issues. The Otago Neuro Interest Group is made up of Alzheimers Otago, Stroke Foundation, Brain Injury Association, Disability Information Service Otago, Epilepsy Otago and the Brain Health Research Centre (a non-legal entity created for the purpose of making this information available to the Otago community). The forum is open to people who have experienced neurological conditions and their families, whanau and the community at the Lake Wanaka Centre on Tuesday May 2 at 10am. Entry is by gold coin donation. There will be a forum for Health Professionals at the Queenstown Events Centre on Monday May 1 at 6pm with a $5 koha.

CLT approves grant for Cromwell hall The redevelopment of the Cromwell Memorial Hall is one step closer to reality with Central Lakes Trust announcing a grant of up to $1.4 million. The grant is based on 25 percent of the project costs, up to a maximum of $1.4 million, regardless of what design option is ultimately decided upon. Central Lakes Trust chairman Tony Hill said, “We appreciate that this project has been under consideration for several years and that there is widespread community support for an upgrade of this facility.” “We are also aware there has been much debate and differing community views on what is the most appropriate design option. It is important to

note that this grant is not aligned to any particular redevelopment design option. Therefore, should the specifications of an upgrade be amended or if an alternative design option is decided upon, this grant will still apply.” The grant structure provides the Cromwell Community Board and the Central Otago District Council with the responsibility for the design and management of the project. The balance of funding required to complete the project will need to be raised from other sources before this grant becomes available. CLT chief executive Paul Allison said, “The Trust has now approved 18 grants of $1 million or more since it was established in 2000 and if the full amount of this grant is utilised it will represent the Trust’s sixth highest grant.”

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NASA postponed the fifth launch attempt of its super pressure balloon (SPB) on Monday April 17 due to winds blowing in a direction not suitable for a launch. Wind speed and direction at the surface, lower levels, and in the stratosphere all influence launch day decisions. The wind direction on Monday shifted toward the west, which ultimately led to the cancellation after hours of waiting for the winds to align. Eastwardly winds at the surface and lower levels are key for launch.

NASA campaign mission manager Gabe Garde said, "We took the payload out to the flightline, connected the parachute to the payload, and laid out part of the protective tarp for this attempt." "We were as close as we've ever been in this campaign for launching, but the wind direction simply wouldn't support taking the next steps of bringing the balloon out and beginning inflation operations." NASA will continue to assess the weather daily to determine if conditions will support a launch attempt. NASA will issue its next launch update when the weather is conducive to a launch attempt.

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Real-time weather reports from the top of the Crown Range are one step closer to fruition after resource consent was granted to the Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) to install a meteorological utility. The consent was publically notified with two submissions being received by QLDC, both support the facility. Cardrona Alpine Resort Ltd supported the installation of the meteorological utility saying, “This installation would fill a big gap in timely, accurate weather information for the Crown Range. Increased user numbers and the need to ensure safe winter access across the Crown Range to Cardrona, Wanaka, and local commercial operators requires improved information for making safe and timely calls for travel planning and THE WANAKA SUN

ensuring the road stays accessible. There is a significant gap in accurate information that is impacting on the safety of road users and putting commercial pressure on local businesses when poor calls are made on the use of chains and closing the road.” Peter Fisher of Metservice was also in support of the utility. “The Crown Range presently has no real-time weather monitoring facility. I believe this is an excellent example of the Council wisely investing in quality science to provide quality road-weather information for those using the Crown Range road.” Independent Commissioner Jane Sinclair approved the resource consent with conditions, waiving the need for a public hearing. A report will be presented to the council’s infrastructure committee on May 4 before proceeding with installation of the facility.



Clyde Dam and hydroelectric power station will open to the public on Sunday April 23 to celebrate 25 years since the impounding of Lake Dunstan began on April 22, 1992. This will be the first public open day since the station was officially opened on April 23, 1994. The event also marks 40 years since construction began on New Zealand’s largest concrete gravity dam. Contact Energy head of generation at the Clyde Power Station, Boyd Brinsdon, said the station is an icon in the region with ongoing public interest and requests for tours. “Clyde Power Station plays an important part in helping to keep New Zealand going. It’s an impressive sight and a lot of people want to see more,” Boyd said. “So, we decided the 25-year milestone was the perfect excuse to open up and let everyone come in and see how this massive dam turns water into electricity.” Visitors will be able to take self-guided tours in and around the station’s 60m-high dam and powerhouse, including seeing the machines that gen-

erate the station’s 432 megawatt output - which is enough electricity to power every home and small business in Otago and Southland. The dam is engineered to an extremely highlevel of safety. Visitors will be able to see one of the more innovative features, the slip joint and wedge plug that virtually separates the dam into two. In the unlikely event of a significant earthquake, this feature will accommodate up to two metres of fault movement through the dam. Construction of the Clyde Dam was an engineering feat lasting more than 12 years, costing $1.4 billion and employing more than 6000 people. More than 50km of new roading was created and more than 20 million cubic metres of rock and gravel removed to house the power station which contains approximately 1.2 million cubic metres of concrete. Huge buttresses of compacted rock and gravel were also built to strengthen the hillsides around Lake Dunstan and more than 14km of tunnels were also excavated into the hillsides to drain and stabilise them – with measuring and monitoring instruments installed around the lakeshore to detect movement of the hillsides.

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Queenstown Lakes District Council is looking for good causes to donate felled wood to. It has a large amount of tree lengths that can be ringed up and split by community groups or charities that want to earn some money by

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A local art lover has taken her plea for a community art space to the council in the hope that she can find a suitable location and gather some funding. Hilary Smith, pictured, hopes to set up the space for short-term rent to provide the tools, inspiration and educational opportunities to those with an interest in the arts and plans to apply for funding through the Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC), Creative NZ and crowd-funding. The artist also attended a drop-in session with QLDC on Tuesday evening (April 18) to go over her funding proposal and discuss whether any council-owned buildings would be suitable for lease. “Unfortunately the search for a space is still the major challenge,” Hilary said. “The councillors were very positive towards the concept however they weren’t able to give me any good news regarding buildings for lease.” “They encouraged me to continue networking amongst the community in the hope that the right person will be interested in supporting the project. They suggested seeking not only disused sheds but also just a small piece of land in which to establish the studio,” Hilary said. Hilary has also been in touch with Christchurch-based organisation Gap Filler regarding business mentorship in the hope of gaining good advice




about organisational structure and funding. Hilary’s goal is to establish an enterprise that provides studio space to rent, either by the hour or on a membership basis that includes a darkroom, ceramics studio and shared workroom for printmaking and painting as well as a variety of workshops and the opportunity to exhibit and sell work. Hilary hopes to source as much equipment as possible through local donations and has so far acquired three enlargers for the darkroom, 15 silk screens, an electric kiln and general supplies such as easels and paints from local supporters

Flying to new heights A young local trainee pilot has just completed a stint of military pilot training in a high-tech, purpose-built plane. Former Mount Aspiring College student Corey Fothergill, pictured, began his career by attending an officer training course shortly after leaving school in 2015, before going on to begin pilot training in 2016. “Growing up I always dreamed of becoming a pilot and I still find it hard to believe that when I’m flying it’s actually my job,” Corey said.

The 20-year-old pilot officer completed two weeks of Exercise Wiseowl at Base Woodbourne near Blenheim, where he learnt formation flying in T-6C Texan II Planes with nine others from 14 Squadron. The exercise was designed to place trainees in unfamiliar territory enabling them to develop the skills to operate anywhere in the world. Corey hopes to get the opportunity to fly over his hometown Wanaka in the future. “It would definitely be a dream of mine to fly in an event such as Warbirds Over Wanaka,” he said. “It’s such an awesome local event and being able to support something like that back in the hometown would be incredible.”

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Remembering service men and women Ahead of ANZAC Day, Wanaka Genealogy Group president Louise Primrose talks to the Wanaka Sun about local book “Courageous and Free - Stories of our Upper Clutha WW1 Soldiers & Nurse, who made the ultimate sacrifice so that we could live free”.

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On ANZAC Day our thoughts turn to remembering the soldiers who died in World War One. Have you ever read the names on the war memorials around our area and perhaps noticed some familiar local names but it is too long ago now for us to know much about them? The centenary of the beginning of World War One prompted volunteers from the Upper Clutha Historical Records Society and Wanaka Genealogy Group to research the names on local war memorials and answer the questions, giving faces and personalities to the names. Our book, “Courageous and Free - Stories of our Upper Clutha WW1 Soldiers & Nurse, who made the ultimate sacrifice so that we could live free”, is the result of two years’ research. It not only relates the stories behind the names listed on Upper Clutha War Memorials but also uncovers the names and stories of many other soldiers not previously recorded. One of the young men mentioned on the Wanaka War memorial is Private Coll Campbell Drake Service No. 8/564, 4th (Otago) Company, 1st Otago Infantry Battalion, NZEF. Coll (known as Cam) was employed on

Mt Pisa Station by Willis Scaife. He took part in the landings at Gallipoli on 25 April and was killed just one week later. An excerpt from the book follows: “Cam enlisted on 26 August 1914 in Dunedin, just 18 days after the Declaration of War. …Cam joined the 4th (Otago) Company, Otago Infantry Battalion and after initial training he embarked on HMNZT Ruapehu on 15 October 1914 bound for Alexandria, Egypt. On 12 April 1915 he embarked on SS Annaberg bound for Gallipoli via Mudros and took part in the landings on 25 April at about 2.30pm. By 5pm his company was established on Plugge’s Plateau. “Seven days later on 2 May 1915 the Otago Battalion lost 400 out of 800 men, including Cam (only 57 men from the 200 of the 4th (Otago) Company answered the roll call next morning).” Another soldier, Private Robert John Sullivan, Service No. 8/1342, 10th (North Otago) Company, Otago Infantry Battalion, NZEF was also involved in the landings at Gallipoli. “Robert enlisted on 20 October 1914 with the 2nd Reinforcements. So keen was he to enlist that he and a friend cycled at night from Hawea to Clyde; taking turn-

about to ensure they arrived in time to board the train to take them to Dunedin to catch the Troop Train.” Find out if Robert and his friend made it, and discover the stories of 47 soldiers and one nurse by reading the book which will be on sale outside New World on Friday and Saturday (April 21 and 22). All proceeds from the sale of the book will go to the R.S.A. Benevolent fund for welfare purposes.

ANZAC Day services Dawn services at 7am at Lake Hawea on the peninsula by the dam, and in Wanaka beside the log cabin. There will be an ANZAC service in the Lake Wanaka Centre at 9.30am followed by a wreath laying ceremony at the memorial on Chalmers Street. The collections for RSA Poppy Appeal, which raises vital funds to support New Zealand veterans and their families in time of need, will be held on Friday and Saturday (April 21 and 22) outside Paper Plus and in New World, with a collection also outside the Post Office on Friday.

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One of the most popular displays from the 2012 Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow will be returning as part of the line-up for the 30th anniversary airshow at Easter 2018. Wellington-based glider pilot, Doug Hamilton, will be returning with his stunning display in an ASH25 set to classical music. “We received some amazing feedback about the display even from some avia-

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After an accident at the Albert Town/Lake Hawea turnoff last week - this one involving three cars, one of which was towing a trailer - we asked in our online poll if it was time for a roundabout at the incident prone intersection, 80 percent of you said yes. Becky Again, we have to plan and prepare for our overseas guests, who are either not great behind the wheel, unfamiliar with our roads or both. As the locals here, we have to be super diligent at this intersection. Many a time, the brakes have been slammed on! Mark The amount of times I've had to slam the brakes on coming up the hill when people don't use the merging lane and pull into the through traffic lane is silly maybe a few signs to let people know. Sharon I also think serious consideration needs to be given to how pedestrians will get from that side to the new pool and sports area once the access is done from that side. An overbridge for pedestrians and cyclists will be needed I think.

David An overpass with pedestrian walkways and some speed bumps should fix it !!

Glenys Just get on with it and put in a

roundabout,or are we going to wait for another crash there is so much more traffic these days.

Mary We have asked for years for a roundabout here. So badly needed. We live next to this intersection and hear so many brakes slammed on, see so many go into the wrong lane and fail to give way, and then traffic comes up the hill far too fast. Our roads are getting busier here in Wanaka and need to do something before someone is killed at this corner. Jo Roundabouts are effective providing everyone applies the right hand rule. Confusing to tourists even with clear signage (Queenstown is testament to this!). Good thing though it will slow motorists down. Katie More like testing tourists for driving capabilities for their sake and ours before they take the keys .. Guilherme Maybe just change the speed limit of this from 80k to 60k.. Victoria Yes! Something needs to be done for sure. Would have to be a pretty big roundabout to include Riverbank Road though?!

Facebook www.facebook.com/WanakaSun/ The region’s irresponsible freedom camping problem back into the spotlight in this week’s front page story. Those of you who watched the footage filmed by a Makarora Tourist Centre staff member online at www. thewanakasun.co.nz had a lot to say:

Clare South America is laden with incredible national parks and they charge all foreigners who enter every single one. Sometimes up to US$10! However, people with the national ID didn't have to pay, which would work nicely for kiwis wanting to utilize their parks for free - but still generate some revenue to help pay for improved facilities and staff.

Doug Maybe some kind of volunteer clean up initiative. I've been here for almost 2 years on a working holiday visa and have travelled around a lot staying at doc sites etc and this kind of thing really annoys me as well. I think the majority of "backpackers" and freedom campers are unhappy about this kind of thing and how it shows the "backpacker community" in a bad light. It's hard to tell exactly where the problem lies. Glenys Yes something needs done now not in six months time I saw a Britz camper van emptying waste water into creek on the lake front, also toilet paper beside one of our trees also on the lake, only a week ago went to council with photos only to be told I need to email them by that time the culprits will be long gone.

Sarah In Aussie they have toilet and shower and park up spots with dumpsters every so many km and at certain places. Why don't the government look at something like that?

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Sharon Tourists are bringing SO much money into this country, and councils and DOC are seeing feck-all of it. Well, about $8.5 million of $3 billion (GST)... Meanwhile the big biccies are going into the hands of big business mainly, including camper van companies, who are getting off scot-free in terms of accountability. Put a ring-fenced tax and divvy it up to councils and DOC to allow them to cope with these demands on infrastructure. Also will allow funding for "don't s**t in the bushes" type education. It's pointless to scream and yell about dirty bugger tourists, this is now a logistical problem and central govt are doing not much at all about it. And are not likely to in the near future...If you want change, vote carefully this election.

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Here are some of thecustomers. key tasks for this role:love it. You gotta love helping Really • You need to be super capable we don’t dowithout micro managing. You need to be enthusiastic! A salesperson enthusiasm is just another • Youto need be confident managing peopleand whoits aretotal managing our payroll. You need be to passionate about New the Zealand awesomeness. • You’lltolove Xero should like along sister as you name need to(s). oversee her for us including ‘Attention detail’ belost your middle GSTto returns, accruals etc.communication ninja. You need be anreconciling, administration and • You’ll withwill ouraspire accountant when needed (he doesn’t bite, much). You will be,liaise or you to be, a super sales person! • You’ll manage our key agents invoicing – travel agents not 007.

This is a full position our Wanaka a fantastic bunch of • Youtime will ensure weworking get all ourinaccounts paid byoffice 20th ofwith the month. likeminded people. arecash very customer and looking after our international • You’ll help We us with flow reportingfocused where and when needed. clients is paramount to us so be aware that some weekend and public holiday work is • In line with that you will know if the brackets around numbers are good. Or required. bad. We can never remember.


PEST PLANT CONTROL SPRAYING On behalf of Queenstown Lakes District Council and Downer, Delta Utility Services Ltd wishes to advise residents of the Queenstown Lakes Districts Council of the intention to apply herbicides to un-wanted weed growth and pest plants. This work is carried out as part of the road maintenance contract CT16-007 and includes roadsides and footpaths. Work will commence on the 1st May 2017. Steve Wilkes, Delta Utility Services Ltd, PO Box 1404, Dunedin.

The Contact Epic Mountain Bike race will commence at 5.30am this Saturday If like us you are big on things like honesty, personality, fun (a sense of humour the 22nd of April, 2017 on the dam at Lake Hawea. Over 600 Riders will worked in tourism We hire for character and for skill so even you haven’t is very important to train us especially at the end ofifmonth), positivity, and working circumnavigate Lake Hawea via SH6, Meads Road and return to Lake Hawea via before don’t you worry if you are indeed a character, can sell and have a great hard then we’d love to hear from you. the Dingle Burn Rd. A smaller group of 100 will be riding on a short section ofattitude you could be our perfect match! If you’re looking for a full time position and this sounds like you then send your Domain Rd, utilising the Lake Hawea River and Newcastle tracks that borders the C.V. and covering letter to kerry@nzft.co.nz by 31 April 2017 telling us why you east side of the Clutha and Hawea Rivers. If this sounds like a bit you you –are a permanent resident in NZ and committed wanakareer withofNZ Fineand Touring where everyone counts. While all tracks and roads remain open to the public, event organisers apologise for any inconvenience and encourage the public, spectators and supporters to living in the wonderful Wanaka then get in touch today and sell yourself to us! to limit vehicle and foot traffic on these public roads and tracks if possible to Send us your C.V. and covering letter (by Monday 27 February 2017) telling us why ensure the safety of all competitors and other road / track users alike.


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Wanaka Wastebusters will be hosting Sarah Lancaster of Sew Love next week to help inspire locals to reduce textile waste into landfill. Sarah is originally from Thames in the Coromandel and had a sewing lounge in Auckland for a couple of years. Forced to close due to redevelopment of her building, Sarah crowdfunded to put her shop into a campervan (Cecil) so she could share the love of sustainability and sewing. She has also self-funded her tour around Aotearoa. “Wanaka Wastebusters has been on my radar since I started this journey. I’ve been travelling around the South Island for the last few months, and am looking forward to partner in this

mission of rethinking and resourcefulness,” Sarah said. Sarah and Cecil will be set up in the Wanaka Wastebusters carpark. On Monday there will be a special DIY Poppy Garland workshop for $10 and for the rest of the week BYO rips and repairs, alternatively have a hunt in the shop and find something to refashion or have a go at solar sewing. “One of my other missions is to reduce plastic bags. Grab a pillowcase and come and turn the pillowcase into a bag with me. It’s all about trying to reduce textile waste in landfill. And remember; waste is not waste until we waste it,” Sarah said. Wanaka Wastebusters hours next week are as usual except for Anzac Day on Tuesday when they will be open from 1pm until 5pm. Sarah (centre) is pictured.

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Wanaka Bridge Champ Pairs (Bronze) N/S 1st Carolyn Field, Jen Milburn 59.42%. 2nd Alwyne Haworth, Betty Swift 55.58%. 3rd Jude Gunn, Noeline Munro 54.62%. E/W 1st Robin Bruce-Smith, Sue Thomson 58.46%. 2nd Jeanette Gillies, Maureen Hawke 56.54%. 3rd Denise Bruns, Sharon Wilson 55.58%. Easter Open (Mon) N/S 1st George Foreman, Joan Francis 59.72%, 2nd equal David Brewer/Lynne Fegan, John & Jan Lyness 58.73% Lake Hawea Golf Club Lake Hawea Easter Ambrose Tournament: 1st Tim Cotter Jason Bop Grant Morgan Tom Myles 62- 2nd Hamish Watt,Max Watt Ryan Connor Scott Jefferson 62-


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Wanaka’s best footballers lined up for the eagerly anticipated match between Wanaka FC and Wanaka Youth FC at Pembroke Park on Saturday. The game lived up to all the prematch hype, and was played in good spirit and sportsmanship. WYFC fired the first shot in just minutes on from the kick off with a fine goal by Adam Hewson. Wanaka FC hit back ten minutes later with an awesome strike from Aidan Butler levelling the game 1-1. The game was played from end to end with neither team giving an inch until Wanaka FC netted another fine goal. Al Carmichael made it 2-1 to Wanaka FC. After more fierce competition WYFC was awarded a corner after some fine sportsmanship from Wanaka FC who owned up to taking the ball out after having been awarded a goal kick from the referee. From that corner Rimu Roode delivered a pinpoint kick to the centre of the box and good pressure from Levi Vick and Ben Hidida forced an opposition error which resulted in an own goal to tie the game 2-2 going

into the break. Both teams continued to play quality football in the second half with Wanaka FC firing home the first goal from a corner kick to Aidan Walsh to push in front 2-3. WYFC then produced some beautiful team play to set up Adam Hewson’s second goal to again tie up the game, 3-3. In the last 20 minutes WYFC players took advantage of their youth and fitness which has got them out of trouble in past matches this season, to score another three team goals. One more to Adam Hewson to give him another hat-trick and his 12th goal of the season, and one each to Rory Hannon and Tom Reaney to take the final score to 6-3 to Wanaka Youth FC. In the other game on Pembroke Park on Saturday, Wanaka Braves put up a gallant fright against Alexandra A but ended up on the wrong side of a 10-0 scoreline. The result puts Alexandra A on top of the Central Otago Football League on goal difference with Wanaka Youth FC right behind in second place on the same points. Wanaka FC drop to third place in the league table, while sitting in fourth place is Queenstown's young guns QAFC.


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Nicky Samuels had a captive audience at the monthly Chamber of Commerce Women’s Coffee morning on Wednesday April 19 talking about her career as a professional triathlete. Nicky has competed in two Olympic Games (London, 2012 and Rio, 2016), the Commonwealth Games 2014 (Glasgow, Scotland) and in a team for the New Zealand Elite and TCG 79 Pro triathlon team in France. When growing up as a youngster in Whangarei she was interested in all sports, including field hockey and enjoyed learning a number of instruments. “When I turned 16 I had to decide what to concentrate on, music or sport, and sport won,” Nicky said. She attended Otago University completing a physical education and teaching degree. While there she concentrated on hockey, but a friend in Whangarei roped her into triathlon. “I never thought it would become my job and way of living. The first couple of races I entered I had all this borrowed gear, but I did so well. I thought, I’m pretty good at this. Maybe I should

give it a go,” Nicky said. Once she completed her degree she was offered a spot on the TCG 79 Pro triathlon team in France. This started her life as a professional athlete. “As a professional athlete you live summer to summer. Six months in New Zealand and six months overseas. You eat, sleep and train. I loved migrating like a bird and I met some amazing people who will be my friends for life,” she said. Nicky said there were also lows in her career when she wasn’t racing because of injury. “I was really lucky I was only injured twice in my career, but recovering from injury was the hardest time because you couldn’t train and there was all this time to fill in.” After a 15 month layoff with an iliotibial band (IT band) injury in 2015, Nicky only had a few weeks to get back into shape to qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympics. “With patience and hard work you can get to where you want to be. I was told I didn’t have time to be ready for Rio, but I set my goal and I achieved what I wanted to do. I came 13th in Rio and I am happy with that.” Nicky (pictured) has now retired from triathlon and is expecting her first child. She will concentrate on her coaching career and being a mum.

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Wanaka sports stars feature prominently in the finalist list for this year’s House of Travel Central Otago Sports Awards, with many of the sportsmen and women nominated for the first time. Awards coordinator Bill Godsall said it was “fantastic” to see some first-timers nominated, from a wide range of sports, and from all over Central Otago. “It just shows how our Central Otago sportspeople are punching above their weight in many sports throughout the region. And some of them don’t necessarily make the headlines but they’re still achieving some amazing results.” As was traditionally the case, both the senior sportsman and sports-


woman categories will be hard to pick, with several international athletes nominated, Bill said. In the senior sportswoman category triathlete Nicky Samuels and multisport racer Simone Mair feature in the nominations. Past winner Jossi Wells has been nominated in the senior sportsman category along with freeskier Sam Lee, also of Wanaka. In the junior sportsman category para swimmer Hamish McLean and freeskier Finn Bilous, both of Wanaka, appear as finalists again. Locals mountain biker Phoebe Young and athlete Sammy Burke received their first nominations in the junior sportswomen category. Two local coaches Gavin Key and Val Burke received nominations in the coach of the year category. The awards will be held at The Rydges, Queenstown, on Friday April 28.


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When a road accident left George Cairney partially blind he had to give up some of his favourite hobbies, like reading. Nine years later, the 26-year-old has developed a new hobby in running and is using it to change his life and to continue smashing personal goals. “When I first started two or three months ago, I couldn’t run 5km without stopping,” George said. From his starting point he has increased his personal best from 36 minutes to 28 minutes, thanks to running around Pembroke Park three times a week with family friend Graham Clarke, which led to him taking part in the Wanaka Sun 5km run on April 8. “I knew I had to have something to motivate me, or I would probably have given up after two to three weeks, let alone carry on for two to three months,” George said. “It was very different to running round the park. There was a lot more

ups and downs and dodging roots and rocks, but I did as well as I could and I’m really happy with how I did.” George, who was a passenger in his friend’s car in the 2008 crash that left him with tunnel vision and partially blind in his left eye, added that he doesn’t mind talking about the accident as he wants to warn others about the dangers of drink driving. “My friend told me he was sober but he turned out to be more than twice the legal drink-driving limit,” George, who lost all memory of a year and a half before the accident, said. “You don’t have to be the one drink driving to be hurt, it affects others.” George said that running has given him more energy and confidence and his next goal will be a 10km, which he’s aiming to do early next year. “I get up in the morning and I’m really amped. Whatever it is I’m asked to do, I know I can most likely do it now. It’s given me that confidence, but I’ve still got so far to go, so bring it on.” Pictured: George and Graham on an early morning Pembroke Park run. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

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