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MAC FUTSAL Mount Aspiring College will be well represented at the Football South Futsal 2017 Otago Regional Secondary School Futsal Tournament tomorrow.



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A Hat trick of tries as 1st XV win S


ount Aspiring College 1st XV rugby team earned a hard fought 29-14 victory over Taieri on Saturday in game two of the 2017 Otago Premier Schools competition. Taieri dominated early possession. MAC conceded several penalties at the breakdown going down 6-0 via two penalty goals. Captain Kees Scott led from the front and did a good job of getting the lads to adjust to the referee’s interpretation of the rules. That allowed the team to build pressure which resulted in a try to Sam Lourie after a strong run in which he broke two tackles. Taieri then took the lead again with a converted try. The halftime score was 14-7 to Taieri. MAC upped the tempo in the second half and halfback Lachie Weir scored a sharp individual try with a chip and chase. He scored twice more, finishing good team tries, to get a hat trick. MAC then played with more confidence and closed the game out. A late try under the posts by Issac Steenjes sealed a great team effort for a well deserved win. Campbell Russell had another very strong game, especially on defence. Arnau Takimoana was again Ned Holloway was also impressive dangerous with the ball in hand and made some getting the team on the front foot in great attacking runs. Finn Lawson and Louie Jones attack with good go-forward ball. Coaching staff were pleased with both had strong games and dominated the lineout.



This Saturday’s game is at home against top of the the performance as the team showed good commitment and composure, table King’s College. saying it was a definite step up from Pictured: Campbell Russell, Ned Holloway tackling supported by Josh Osborne and Louie Jones. the week before.

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was one of seven awarded for Operational Activity recognising the exceptional skill levels, training, communication and outstanding coordination. John Taylor, of Wanaka Land Search and Rescue (SAR), was also awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Support Activity, recognising his commitment to search and rescue and LandSAR training. John, who became involved in search and rescue as a tramper more than 30 years ago, said that he was overwhelmed to have received the award. “I’m pretty surprised. The best thing about my time in search and rescue has definitely been the people involved, I could name so many people but certainly the present group involved in Wanaka Search and Rescue,” John said. Continues on page 3



injured climbers. Wanaka LandSAR coordinator Aaron Nicholson said that the ACR team trains hard and responds to calls for help from trampers, climbers or beacon activations. “Dave and Lionel are both committed team leaders within the team and have a perfect combination of skill-sets to deal with challenging situations. The team is a group of strong mountaineers committed to rescuing people in any high-risk alpine or rock environments anywhere in the Southern Alps,” Aaron said. The Certificate of Achievement


he 2016 New Zealand Search and Rescue Council Awards were presented in Wellington last night, May 10, with two awards featuring Wanaka rescue organisations. Wanaka Alpine Cliff Rescue, Aspiring Helicopters and Otago Rescue Helicopter Trust received a Certificate of Achievement for the rescue of two climbers from Mount Aspiring on December 21. The International Response Emergency Coordination Centre in the USA called the Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ) saying they had received a spot beacon activation in the Mount Aspiring area. Other than the location and the

beacon owner’s name, no other information was available. Aspiring Helicopters and the Wanaka Alpine Cliff Rescue (ACR) team were deployed to locate the beacon and establish the situation. The helicopter quickly located two badly injured climbers who had fallen approximately 800m, sustaining multiple broken bones and lacerations. Otago Rescue Helicopter Trust deployed to assist with an advanced paramedic on board. The ACR team stabilised the scene and both Aspiring Helicopters and Otago Rescue Helicopter Trust evacuated the two



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The Wanaka Community Board (WCB) will today consider granting a licence to occupy to Chargenet Ltd to enable them to install the first electric-vehicle, fast-charging stations in Wanaka. Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) project manager Rob Darby, and general manager, property and Infrastructure Peter Hansby have recommended the WCB approve a licence to occupy for an initial term of five years to the company to install, operate and maintain electric vehicle charging stations in Ardmore Street. Chargenet Ltd has been providing a nationwide roll out of electric vehicle fast charging stations and has offered to cover the cost of supply and installation of the stations. Chargenet would operate the stations remotely and handle the billing for the service. A smart phone application directs the client to the station location and advises when it is available.

The report outlines that the company considered Wanaka strategically important in terms of a nationwide network and has indicated that it is keen to see a fast-charging station installed as soon as possible. Currently the closest EV fast-charging unit is in Dunedin, however Central Otago District Council has recently approved installation of units in Alexandra, Tarras and Ranfurly. According to the local Electric Vehicle Club there are currently around 14 fully electric private vehicles in Wanaka. Currently these vehicles were slow charged for four to ten hours at home using a domestic 240v supply. The report recommended council enter into an agreement with Chargenet Ltd for the installation, operation and maintenance of a fast-charging station on the northern Ardmore Street buildout location. It was recommended that $10,000 be allocated to facilitate the installation of the fast-charging units.

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The first bale of soft plastic recycling from a programme launched by the council just under two months ago has been collected and pressed. Queenstown Lakes District Council’s (QLDC) soft plastic recycling programme saw drop-off points spring up in locations across the district, including Wanaka New World.

The bale, pictured, weighs 640kg, and diverted an estimated 60,000 bags from landfill. A QLDC spokesperson said that the plastics will now be recycled into new products including park benches, bollards and tiles. Last month, Wanaka New World owner Dean Bartley told the Wanaka Sun that the drop-off point had been very well received and would be a permanent fixture in the store.

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After 12 days, four hours and 34 minutes aloft NASA completed its third mid-latitude Super Pressure Balloon (SPB) flight at 3.24pm, Sunday May 7. The SPB was successfully launched on Tuesday April 25. On the third day, the balloon dropped in altitude during the nighttime portion of its flight, later re-pressurising and returning to 33.2km of altitude during the daytime. NASA confirmed the balloon was no longer behaving as it was designed to and had developed a leak. Flight controllers at NASA’s Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility in Palestine, Texas, conducted a controlled flight termination of the balloon, which slowly descended back to Earth impacting in the South Pacific Ocean about 320km south of Easter Island. The open-ocean flight termination procedure makes use of the two tonne flight payload as an

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anchor to pull the entire balloon flight train to the bottom of the ocean as quickly as possible. NASA’s Balloon Programme office chief Debbie Fairbrother said, “We were able to collect a great amount of flight data, however, which we will analyse in the coming weeks and months to see if we can determine a cause for the leak.” Science data was collected for the Extreme Universe Space Observatory Experiment, including atmospheric data (flight, pressure), flight data (altitude, speed direction) and internal pressure of the balloon. Tracking data on the balloon and command and control data were also collected. The 2018 balloon schedule has not been determined yet and will depend on the type of science and the outcome of NASA’s investigation into this year’s leak. GLENDA TURNBULL NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia es the agency’s scientific balloon flight programme with ten to 15 flights each year from launch Over 50 people attended the Upper sites worldwide. Clutha transport forum last Thursday May 4 held at the Lake Wanaka Centre. The forum (pictured) was presented with a draft report prepared by the community taskforce. Shaping Our Future executive Anita Golden said the report was Commercial and residential well received. landscaping “There was some really positive discussion around getting action and Fulton Hogan’s highly skilled team deliver your planning in place for the future of landscaping requirements from design concepts, transport in the Upper Clutha. The to construction including: attendees were in general agreement • landscape design • tree pruning that we need to act now to put in • stonework • turf install and repair place the infrastructure needed for • irrigation • exotic/native plant supply the projected growth in the area, to • paving • ongoing landscape position Wanaka Airport as a gateway • timber features maintenance to the Upper Clutha and also that we • water features • vegetation control and need to ensure we protect and value • arboriculture mowing. our waterways, lakes and rivers for all users,” Anita said. With the area’s population estiFor a free no obligation quote call: mated to double by 2058 the taskforce Steve O’Kane Phone +64 27 836 3885 report covers a 30-year plan for land, air and water transport and recommended a single transport entity for the area.


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The air transport vision was to develop Wanaka Airport into a centre for aviation excellence which contributes positively to the Upper Clutha economy. In respect of water management the taskforce recommended the establishment of a lake management group with representation from all lake and waterway users. General recommendations included a portfolio for transport planning and implementation within Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) be assigned to an appropriate Wanaka representative and for QLDC to provide resources to continue a longterm future thinking process for the Upper Clutha community. Land transport recommendations included integrated strategic planning for main arterial routes, future transport needs, maintenance and planning for the current network, Wanaka lakefront and CBD, public transport, walking and cycling infrastructure, and parking. Online submissions closed yesterday (May10) and the feedback received from the public was being collated. The taskforce will release a final report to the public once updated. THE WANAKA SUN



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Aaron, who nominated John for the award, said that John reflected the values and commitment of SAR volunteers, giving up a lot of personal and family time to help others who may be in trouble. “John (pictured) has made a significant contribution to Wanaka Search and Rescue over the last 30-plus years, not only in an operational sense as a field team member and team leader in numerous operations but also as chairman of Wanaka Search

and Rescue and chairman of the Southern Regional Search and Rescue group. In the last three years he has done an excellent job as a group training officer,” Aaron said. John was one of five to be awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Support Activity, which is given for an important contribution to search and rescue in the New Zealand Search and Rescue Region, either during 2016 or over an extended period.

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Dog owners have been warned to look out for mushrooms while walking their pets, following the death of a dog in the district linked to mushrooms growing in the area. Queenstown Lakes District Council’s communications manager Michele Poole said that although the incident took place in the Wakatipu the warning applied to all parts of the district. It is recommended that dogs who like to eat what they find on daily walks should be kept on a lead or muzzled at a time when lots of mushrooms are growing in the district. VetEnt said that while most wild mushrooms in New Zealand are not poisonous to dogs, it was difficult to differentiate between them when a dog is sniffing around them.


Hawea Wanaka Pony Club’s founder and current coach Dee Gordon has been awarded for her service to the club by the New Zealand Pony Club Association (NZPCA). Dee, who established the club with her father more than 60 years ago, will be awarded with the NZPCA’s gold long service award for Otago and Southland, which is awarded to those who have been coaching for 25 years and over. Club president Lucy Fullerton said that with only 18 months off coaching in the last 60 years, Dee

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The board members on the Wanaka Community Board may be getting a shake-up with Quentin Smith (pictured) announcing his intention to run for the Queenstown Lakes District Council by-election. The Wanaka Ward seat was recently left vacant by the resignation of Councillor Ella Lawton who is running for election in the Otago Regional Council. Although he is not required to resign from his WCB seat to nominate for the QLDC by-election, if successful he would hold his position on the board as a councillor, leaving a vacancy to be filled. This would trigger a by-election for the vacancy on the WCB.

In the October 2016 election Quentin stood for both the QLDC Wanaka Ward seat and the Wanaka Community Board. He missed out on the councillor position polling fifth (1560 votes). The three seats went to Deputy Mayor Calum MacLeod (3110 votes) Ella Lawton (2459 votes) and Ross McRobie (1850 votes). Quentin was successfully elected to the community board receiving 2050 votes, a top three finish. Jude Battson has also put her hat into the ring for the by-election. She ran in last year’s election but missed out, coming in fourth (1670 votes). She has previously served three terms on the community board and one council term from 2010 to 2013. Nominations for the Wanaka Ward seat close on June 1, with the election to be held on Friday July 28.


Signs that a dog has eaten a toxic mushroom include stomach upsets, muscle tremors, hallucinations and liver and kidney failure. Dog owners who see their pet eating a mushroom are advised to call their vet.

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came top of all entries with 20 years more experience than the second most experienced applicant. “Dee’s knowledge and commitment to the club is amazing and it’s pretty special to have that knowledge base at our club,” Lucy said. “Dee is still very passionate and committed to coaching of all levels and enjoys coaching the young children as well as the senior levels. She always comes down to competitions and supports the riders and she always cares about what is going on.” This is the first year of the award and Dee will receive it officially at the annual pony club conference next month.

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Annual plan consultation closes Public consultation for the Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) Annual Plan has closed and consultation for the Otago Regional Council Annual Plan closes tomorrow Friday May 12. ORC chairman Stephen Woodhead encouraged residents to read the consultation document and provide feedback on the proposed plan.


QLDC communications manager Michele Poole said the council had received around 630 submissions on the Annual Plan. There will be two days of hearings on the submissions, one in Queenstown on May 31 and one in Wanaka at the Lake Wanaka Centre on June 1. Both hearings will be open to the public.

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If Sticky Forest was a community asset what would you want it to be? Bike Wanaka has launched a competition to find out what people see Sticky Forest’s future being in 2025. Ideas can be shared by video, story, illustration, plan, poem or presentation. Bike Wanaka executive member Simon Telfer said, “Sticky could be much more than it is today. While we are keen for mountain biking to be at the heart of Sticky we know the forest can support many other recreational and educational pursuits. We’re extremely grateful that we have had access over the years to build tracks. However the ownership issue has always prevented real investment into the area.” Simon said the competition provided a way for all the amazing ideas they’ve heard about to be shared with


the rest of the community. “We’re particularly excited about what our under 12s will come up with as we hope to see the forest being a part of childhood memories for many generations to come.” “Queenstown Lakes District Council understands how much Sticky means to the Wanaka community. We’ll be sharing the competition ideas with council and continue to work with them around securing Sticky as a community asset,” Simon said. There is $1000 for the winner and $250 for a winner aged under 12. Entries will be judged by Bike Wanaka committee members. The criteria include use of the forest as a recreational, educational and/or cultural asset, the reality of implementing your ideas, and innovation or imagination in your entry. Entries are open to any individual residing in the Queenstown Lakes District and close on June 5. Winners will be announced on June 14.


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Over 150 people attended the Wanaka Presbyterian Quiz night on May 1 with proceeds going to a new children’s home in Naogoan in Bangladesh.

Pastor Ian Hyslop said, “We had 14 teams turn up on the night and we raised over $6000 for the project. It was a very successful night.” Pictured: Pauline Hyndman, Michael Hyndman, Julie Gillan, Margaret Hall, Brian Hall, Sue Beardsley and Frank Beardsley at the quiz.

Arts centre trust lease renewal Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) officers will recommend the Wanaka Community Board approve a new lease to the Wanaka Arts Centre Trust (WACT) at its meeting to be held today (May 11). The Wanaka Arts Centre Trust has occupied the council-owned building for many years and the current lease is due to expire on June 30, 2017. The new lease is for a period of three years with a further three year extension at the discretion of the council.

QLDC property advisor Joanne Conroy and general manager, property and infrastructure Peter Hansby said in their report the building was quite old and will have a limited useful life, or potentially require significant costs for upgrade in the medium term. “There is no alternative use for the building at this stage and while not granting a lease is an option, it would leave the Arts Centre Trust with no facility.” The report recommended QLDC grant the new lease, “which will enable the WACT to continue for some years and have the opportunity to plan for a future relocation.”

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More than 300 people will attend the annual Rotary District 9980 conference to be held at the Wanaka Recreation Centre this weekend, May 12 to 14. This will be the first conference to be held at the centre since it was opened in 2016 and only the second time the Wanaka Rotary Club has hosted the event. Rotary District 9980 governor Janice Hughes (pictured) said before the centre opened there was nowhere in Wanaka that could host that number of people. “When we first looked at hosting the conference they hadn’t even broken ground on the new centre. Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) said the recreation centre would be up and running and would more than cater for the numbers we were going to have. We took a leap of faith and said we are going to bring the conference to Wanaka in 2017 and here we are. The Wanaka Recreation Centre, QLDC and Lake Wanaka Tourism have been amazingly supportive helping us host the event,” Janice said. The line-up for the conference includes All Blacks mental skills coach, Gilbert Enoka, who will be talking about leadership. Also on the list of high-credential speakers is founder of Australian Thank You Group, Daniel Flynn. The group funds safe water projects in communities in need around the world. Young New Zealander of the Year, Rez Gardi, will talk about her experiences of growing up in a refugee camp in Pakistan and Global Grant Scholar, Sakhr Munassar, will talk about how the war in Yemen brought him to where he is today. Other speakers include celebrity game chef Angelo Georgalli; Rotary International representative Mike Webb; District 9940 governor Martin Garcia, Cure Kids partnerships manager Whitney Smith and Rotarian, actor and social media guru


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Evan Burrell. The district conference will also include a Winter Wonderland Gala dinner on Saturday evening, which Janice said would ‘be a hoot’. QLDC advises the indoor part of the Wanaka Recreation Centre will be closed to the public from midday on Thursday May 11 until Sunday May 14. Normal hours resume from 10am on Monday May 15.


A family who learnt to sail on a boat gifted to them by Wanaka Yacht Club members has expressed its thanks. Neil Ives and his twin ten-year-old sons Finley and Campbell Melville Ives were given an old wooden boat, built many years ago by one of the gifters’ fathers, by a couple of long term club members. “Quentin Smith was key in making it happen. He knew that my kids were interested in learning to sail and he put me in touch with these people. They didn’t know us but knew that the boys wanted to learn to sail,” Neil said. The boys spent last winter fixing up the boat before taking it out onto the

water for the first time in the spring. “It’s a really cool old boat. It’s amazing and the kids love it. We didn’t know much about sailing so we were just learning and playing around with the kids,” Neil said. The boys are now taking part in their second Learn to Sail programme at the yacht club. “Our sons have been introduced to sailing by the incredibly talented and patient coaches at the club, Craig Fahey and Barry McKay who are awesome. The confidence and skills they will pick up and memories they will make will stay with them for the rest of their lives. To me this is what growing up in a rich and healthy community is all about,” Neil said. Pictured: Finley out on the lake in the gifted boat.

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The International Day of Midwives was celebrated across the world last Friday (May 5), with Wanaka’s midwives enjoying a scaled down celebration of global midwifery. Morgan Weathington, midwife at Wanaka Midwives, said that the day, established by the International Confederation of Midwives of which the New Zealand College of Midwives is a member, was a great chance to celebrate midwives around the world. “We like to celebrate it and in the past we have got together with mothers, babies and our regional

midwives group, which includes midwives from Cromwell, Alexandra and Queenstown for coffee,” Morgan said. “This year everyone was working so we didn’t do anything specific, we just celebrated quietly together.” Morgan said that it was important to celebrate midwifery around the world and recognise and support countries where midwifery is not well provided for. “We have a really good system here but other places around the world don’t have enough support for midwives that are caring for pregnant women. We’re lucky to have a cool community of people that support us as midwives here,” she said.

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A new initiative encouraging local businesses to take pride in their appearance with a bit of friendly competition has been launched by Mayor Jim Boult. The mayor said that the Pride in your Premises concept came about after what he had seen on recent strolls in Wanaka, Arrowtown and downtown Queenstown. “For every business that is immaculately and proudly presented in line with our status as a leading visitor destination, I noticed another that would benefit from some attention to its appearance,” Mayor Boult said. “It may be as simple as ensuring shop fronts are clear of rubbish during the day, giving shopfronts a lift through a damn good clean, and be-

ing a bit creative. At the end of the day it’s got to be good for business and will set us up well for the busy winter season that’s just ahead.” Entries are open now until Friday June 2 through the Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) website and require a couple of before and after photos with a description of what a business has done to improve its street frontage. Top entries will be awarded a gold Pride in your Premises award to display in shopfronts, while all entries will go into a draw for an Air New Zealand mystery break for two. QLDC communications manager Michele Poole said that the competition had deliberately been made applicable across the district so that shops in other places like Hawea and Luggate would also have a look at how they present themselves.

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A paraglider injured at Treble Cone over the weekend was treated in Dunedin for a shoulder injury. A police spokesperson said that the incident occurred soon after the paraglider took off from Treble Cone

on Sunday May 7 at around 2.40pm. The paraglider was flown by Otago Regional Rescue Helicopter to Dunedin Hospital. A similar incident occurred at the skifield in December when another paraglider was flown to Dunedin Hospital following a crash which caused serious back and leg injuries.


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The installation of rungs and safety lines at the Hawea River Camp Hill bridge, pictured, has been praised by the district’s harbourmaster. The rungs, installed downstream on the bridge’s left pillar at popular white-water spot the river wave, are designed for users to climb up and across above the water to assist kayakers and surfers should they become stuck at the front of the pillar. Commercial white-water kayak guide Ben Yates started the ball rolling on adding safety measures in the area following an incident in which a surfer nearly drowned there last month. Ben said that those who frequent the wave should

take a look and familiarise themselves with the new safety features. Queenstown Lakes District harbourmaster Marty Black extended a special thanks to Ben for his work. “While this work has obviously made the area safer we cannot guarantee the safety of all users, that is why users must not use the waves solo but always have a mate or two around,” Marty said. “Wave users, especially surfers, should take note of how dangerous the practice of wearing leg leashes is and follow the guidelines on the video warning about leg leashes. They must not be worn.” Marty added that warning signage would be in place as soon as possible at the river wave to give full details of the safety requirements for river surfers.

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Sitting down to organise this year’s “Takin’ over Amigos” it suddenly hit us that this is the ninth year that we’ve collaborated with Amigos to allow young people to run their restaurant for the evening. Nine years – that is an awfully long time; this initiative is almost old enough to attend our drop in sessions! These nights are so much fun – the restaurant is fully open to the public and the young servers relish the chance to cut their teeth in hospitality for the first time with real diners, ably supported by the wonderful, supportive and patient Amigos staff. Our young volunteers help clean and set up the restaurant then welcome guests, take orders, make drinks, clean dishes and where possible help plate up too, then pack down and clean down at the end. Only the cooking section is completely manned by the great Amigos chefs, as that area takes a little bit more practice and experience before you can be let loose in it. Everyone who has attended these evenings through the years, from patrons to those taking part, have always had an amazing

time and many come back year on year for another go. This initiative has other hidden benefits too; giving these young people valuable hospitality experience in a town that has such a competitive hospitality sector can and does help them in the future when they go out looking for their first part or full time job. A few of the young people that have taken part have even found themselves employed by Amigos a few years after taking it over, which we think is awesome. Over these many years we’ve seen well over 200 young people take part and Amigos has donated well in excess of $10,000 to the Kahu Youth Trust, as half of all the money spent at these evenings is given straight to us. How awesome are Amigos? This year we will be running our evenings on Tuesday May 23, Thursday May 25, Tuesday May 30 and Thursday June 1. So come and eat some fabulous food while supporting your fabulous local young people, your fabulous local youth service and of course your fabulous local Mexican restaurant all in one go and call Amigos on 03 443 7872 and book a table now for a fabulous evening out! For more information on the Amigos nights, please call Kahu Youth on 443 5880 or email

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When gold fields were discovered in the Upper Clutha area in 1861 and 1862 there was an urgent need to establish boundaries of mining claims and towns. The first survey of the proposed township of Wanaka was made in March 1863 by surveyor John Aitken Connell. He named the town Wanaka after the lake, but never named the streets. A month later the name of the town was changed to Pembroke. We presume this was done when he returned his field books to the Land & Survey Department in Dunedin, run by chief surveyor John Turnbull Thomson. On September 1, 1940, the name was changed back to Wanaka due to confusion with the town of Pembroke and Lake Wanaka. Maoris may have called it O-anaka, Wanaka-moana or simply Wanaka (E. Shortland; H. Beattie). Pembroke was named after a member of the Pembroke family who, as the Hon Sydney Herbert, was the Colonial Secretary in the United Kingdom for a brief period in 1855. John Aitken Connell was born and educated in Glasgow, Scotland. He arrived in Auckland in 1859 but moved to Dunedin and by January 1863 he was in partnership with Thomas Moodie, advertising themselves as surveyors and land agents. Connell and Moodie were the first full-time stockbrokers in New Zealand. They helped to establish the first New Zealand stock exchange in 1867 in Dunedin. There may have been a homesick Irish settler who worked in the surveyor’s office, as 44 street names in the Upper Clutha area are named after locations in Ireland. Albert Town has 11 and Wanaka has nine. Dungannon Street (now Ardmore Street), Dungarvon, Lismore and Ardmore streets are coastal villages or towns in County Waterford. Youghal Street (pronounced yawl) is a seaside town in County Cork sitting on the estuary of the Blackwater River. Dunmore Street, which originally went through Pembroke Park, is another popular tourist and fishing village in County Waterford. Brownston Street may have been transposed from Brownstown - there are at least three counties in Ireland with a Brownstown. Roche Street is named from Rochetown, a suburb of Cork City,

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or Castletownroche a townland in County Cork. Regarding Helwick Street, we wonder if the ‘w’ was transposed instead of the ‘v’ in the naming process as Helvick is a headland at one end of Dungarvan Bay in County Waterford. [Sources: Upper Clutha Historical Records, The Queenstown Courier Winter 2016]

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3 A 2 C 1 D 2 F 2 I Brand New and Built To Last Situated on 8.8 hectares of fully fenced flat land, this property is bathed in sun and soaks up magnificent mountain views. The big open spaces continue to the interior of the home, where the main kitchen dining living hub connects through the big barn style door to an adjacent lounge with large open fire place. Not to be missed. For Sale Deadline Sale 4pm, 25th May 17 (unless sold prior) View Sat 11.30am or by appointment Duncan and Kelly Good 0274 488 321 Ben Kidston 021 0854 0309

Auction 3.00pm, Friday 2 June 2017 (unless sold prior) View Sat 1pm & Wed 2pm or by appointment Duncan and Kelly Good 0274 488 321 LICENSED (REAA 2008)

Wanaka 9 Avalanche Place

3 A 2 F Vendors Committed Elsewhere This 1970’s character home has great bones & plenty of potential making it a terrific starter option. Set on a 1,115m2 section minutes walk to down town Wanaka, there are many options here for a new owner. This home would be fantastic for a family who is keen on a spacious section or take advantage of the large site to develop further. Call now for further information.

Auction 3pm, Friday 19th May (unless sold prior) View Wed & Sat 11am or by appointment Jayne MacDonald 021 909 821 Joss Harris 021 220 7693

Wanaka 11 Rob Roy Lane

1 A 1 F 1 J Lakefront Cottage If you are suited to simplistic living, you will love this wee crib as a weekender at the lake, or as an investment in a future build site with ready-made accommodation & easy access down to Scotts Beach at Lake Hawea. 1400m2 includes this small furnished cottage, 150 assorted Rhododendrons, & views of one of NZ’s most beautiful lakes.


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Wanaka 10/146 Anderson Road

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Split Level Luxury This stunning new home nestled at the top of Avalanche Place, incorporates a clever split level design & angles to separate it from the pack. The kitchen is the central heart of the home, flanked on one side by the dining & lounge, & the other leads to the four spacious bedrooms. The Master Suite opens out onto the sprawling deck that is an entertainers delight. Call now for further information.

An Easy Option Whether you are looking to for an easy holiday pad for the family, or to invest in the fastest growing region in the country, this tidy two-level unit is the picture-perfect place to get started. With a large open-plan living area, 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms on the upper level, and another two bedroom flat downstairs. Fully furnished apartments with fantastic mountain views. Call now to view.

For Sale $1,350,000 View Sat 2pm & Wed 3pm or by appointment Duncan and Kelly Good 0274 488 321

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Local dancers shine STAFF REPORTER

Local dancers from Dance Wanaka competed in Mosgiel Performing Arts Dance competitions from April 28-30. Dancers travelled from the lower South Island to compete.The girls all performed solo and duo items, with nine trophies won by local dancers.

Unfavourable weather conditions didn’t hinder hunters’ efforts on the first weekend of duck hunting season (May 6-7), with most hunters reporting better numbers than last year. Otago Fish and Game officer Paul van Klink said that while figures were not known across Wanaka and Hawea specifically, Central and South Otago had reported a good first weekend on the whole. “From what I saw, hunters were getting good numbers and were pretty happy. Most did better than last year although some of the small ponds didn’t do as well,” Paul said. “Conditions were really calm and sunny which wasn’t ideal for duck hunting, birds weren’t really stopping on small water bodies as much. There were some really quite good numbers overall.”




Teachers Briony Martin and Anna Thomas said they were very proud of the dancers’ efforts. Pictured: (sitting) Piper Hanley (5), Hannah Thomas (7), Grace thomas (9), Elizabeth Pell (9). Standing Millie Scott (12), Isabel Martin (7), Taylah Doran (11), Rhys Hanley (7), Ella Miles (11), Summer Miles (8).

Paul added that while incidents were minimal, there had been a couple of instances of unlicensed hunters. “We only had a few issues. It’s a bit of a shame that a few hunters are flouting the rules but all in all most people are abiding by the rules which is great to see,” he said. While police didn’t attend to any incidents in Wanaka or Hawea, there were four calls relating to concerns across Southland during the weekend. Senior Sergeant Brian Benn said that police had been working with Fish and Game officers over the weekend to do compliance checks on safe hunting in the area. He added that hunters are reminded to consider their safety and that of the public when travelling to and from hunting spots, keeping firearms with them at all times and safely secured and stowed when travelling in vehicles.

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Facebook District and city council around the country are facing problems with freedom campers, with Nelson City Council recently proposing the restriction of freedom campers to specified council-owned land. We asked could that work in Queenstown Lakes? Mary-Louise We were in a campervan on the Great Ocean Rd in Victoria, Aus a few years ago. We saw a cop at a petrol station and asked him if there was any freedom camping - he said no. Didn’t think twice about it - paid our way. The cost of staying in a camp is bugger all and travellers need to take that into consideration when planning their travels. Why should everyone else clean up the mess. It’s disgusting...

Bevin We can make it work, we just need to the man-power to enforce it. How about comission based wardens - they get a 10% cut of all the fines on top of an hourly rate?

Steve Took a visiting relative for a drive to Lake Hawea, to admire the beauty of the lake and mountains. Took the road from Johns creek to Timaru creek and stopped into that sheltered bay at the halfway point. Left the car for a stroll and was disgusted at the amount of human waste along the scrub edge. Now this is very close to the high water mark along this stretch of beach. So, there was a “Yuck”, pack up the picnic and move on. It was not the waste itself that concerned me the most, but the unknown chemicals, drugs, medications etc that may have been in it, and now heading for the lake waters. Jo I agree Steve, it’s terrible along there. Always freedom campers up that side, when fishing from boat we have witnessed them washing themselves in the lake and rubbish strewn around. Such a shame, the chemicals and human waste will infiltrate the local water supply at some point. Sponsored by

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Upper Clutha Netball’s junior players kicked off their competition last Saturday May 6 at Wanaka’s new recrea-


tion centre, pictured. Upper Clutha Netball’s Yvonne Brew said that a record number of 230 players turned out, and although there were a few teething problems, overall it was a great start to the season.

N O T I C E B O A R D Amended Meeting Schedule The QLDC May Meeting Schedule has been amended as follows: Update to Meeting: Hearing of Submissions to the QLDC Annual Plan for 2017-18 (including submissions on the Proposed Fees and Charges Review and the Proposed Amendments to the Policy on Development Contributions) – Council Chambers, 10 Gorge Road, Queenstown. Wednesday 31 May 2017 at 9.30am.

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: UNIVERSAL DEVELPOMENTS LTD (RM161226) What is proposed: Application for subdivision to create 132 residential lots ranging in size from 400m2-788m2 within the Low Density Residential Zone. Three balance lots and four access lots are proposed and the development will be accessed off Aubrey Road and Farrant Crescent. The subdivision includes bulk earthworks to shape roads and re-contour the site. It is proposed that the lots will connect to Council’s reticulated water and wastewater reticulation. A Low Impact Stormwater Design is proposed, which will attenuate most stormwater within the site. It is proposed that stormwater from 1 in 100 year events will be attenuated in Kelly’s Flat Reserve, and that this attenuation will also resolve existing stormwater issues. The location in respect of which this application relates is situated at: Aubrey Road, Wanaka ADDRESS FOR SERVICE FOR APPLICANT: C/- Scott Edgar Southern Land Limited PO Box 713 WANAKA 9343 The Council planner processing this application on behalf of the Council is Jenny Carter, who may be contacted by phone at 021 632 849 or email Submissions will be received until 9 June 2017, and must be served on the Consent Authority, Queenstown Lakes District Council, Private Bag 50072, Queenstown 9348, or email These must be dated, signed by you, and include the following information: 1. 2.


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.

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Club’s first tennis champs S


Pony Club turns 60 D


Hawea Wanaka Pony Club’s riders and coaches of past and present came together to celebrate the club’s 60th anniversary last weekend. Coach Dee Gordon, who established the club alongside her father Con Gawn on their Lake Hawea farm, was joined by around 60 past members, riders and families on Saturday. Five classes of dressage and five heights of show jumping saw 46 mounts compete, some of which were local entries while some came from as far away as Invercargill. Bernie Hewson and past club president Geoff Hewson’s 12-year-old

children Montana and Carter are the third generation of their family to ride at the club, and Bernie said that the branch was still strongly supported by local families and riders. “Coaches and parents have volunteered their time and skills over the years to ensure the club is a continued success and a viable branch. “It was a privilege to be involved in the 60th celebrations and help the branch celebrate such a milestone, and to be involved with the branch which has seen Dee coach three generations of our family,” Bernie said. Pictured: Founding member and current coach Dee Gordon with riders and club members and the 60th anniversary cake.

Strong start to hockey season S


Cromwell was awash with flailing sticks and brightly coloured gum shields as players of all ages and grades took to the turf for the start of the hockey season last week. The performances of the Upper Clutha Hockey Club’s players bode well for the season - follow their progress in our weekly reports. The Upper Clutha (UC) Tigers (years 5/6) started their season with a roar, defeating the Wakatipu Wizards 10-0. Thanks to strong support in offence and accurate passing, Kate Burbery, Hudson Weathington and Will Anderson scored two goals apiece while Matthew Botting managed four goals. A great tally given the opposition had a padded goalie. Player of the day was awarded to Kate Burbery. The other year 5/6 team, the UC Salamanders, launched themselves into the new season with a fast and furious game against the ever-strong Maniototo who put the pressure on from the first hit out. Playing a strong defensive game Ruby Cochrane, Lily Wilson, Oliver Cotter and Daisy Sanders had to work hard to keep the ball out of the circle. Amy Benson and Nicola Mackay scored both of the team’s goals. Player of the day went to Tilly Pryor, playing her first ever hockey game, though you wouldn’t have known it. THE WANAKA SUN

The Kwik Sticks team (years 7/8) had a 3-1 win over Alexandra Thunder. The warm-up game was a good chance for the seven new players to get to grips with playing on a full pitch with 11 rather than six players. Goal scorers were Max Porter and Thomas Benson. Henri Fenn, in his first ever game, was a rock in defence and was awarded player of the day for keeping the Thunder scoreless in the last 20 minutes, ably assisted by Ferg Perriam and Niall Alexander in goal. The Senior Reserve B team’s warm-up games were a welcome start to the hockey season and, with the team’s mix of experienced and novice players, created some exciting play. Wakatipu and Cromwell Blue were great opponents but UC managed 1-0 wins in both games. Goal scorers were Fiona Gibbs and Ben Harrington. Thomas Gibson was the standout player in both games. Playing against Dunstan teams in both warm up matches, the Senior Reserve A team got off to a sluggish start and, while UC dominated possession, the game was flat and slow with numerous handling errors and poor passes. Despite this, UC won 2-0. By the time of their second match, the team was more switched on and worked hard in all areas to ensure a very even match. While the final score was 1-0 to Dunstan, things are looking good for the coming season.


Perfect weather blessed the Wanaka Tennis Club’s first championships last weekend (May 6 to 7). Forty-five players aged from 14 upwards competed in five events, with Ines Stephani celebrating several victories across the weekend. Ines, who was ranked New Zealand’s under14s number one and is now the country’s sixth under-16 player, topped the women’s singles and doubles alongside Kirstie Langrish, also rising to the top spot in the mixed doubles with Michael Gealogo, pictured. Michael, who is number five of New Zealand’s under-14s, beat Ian Jurczyluk to win the men’s singles, while Perry Crockett and Nev Teat came top of the men’s doubles. Joint club captain Jeanette Hatten said that excellent tennis was played from start to finish with consistently entertaining and enjoyable matches. “Ines showed her superiority in all her singles matches but her various opponents enjoyed pitting themselves against her,” Jeanette said. “Even the first round losers were happy having had the opportunity to pit themselves against some of the club’s top players and next year’s competition promises to be even better.”


Wanaka Youth FC Move into 2nd spot S


Wanaka Youth Football Club are in second place in the Central Otago Football League after their win last Saturday against Queenstown Association Football Club. WYFC were the only local team to win last weekend in the COFL, with Wanaka Braves going down 3-1 to Wakatipu at Jacks point in Queenstown and Wanaka FC drawing with Alexandra A. Played at Pembroke Park, the match between WYFC and QAFC started off with a hiss and a roar. WYFC had some good chances to score in the first 15 minutes but lack of communication up front and poor shooting failed to take advantage of their opportunities. About 25 minutes in, WYFC were awarded a freekick about 30m out from the QAFC goal for foul play. Adam Hewson delivered a nice ball into the box and good pressure from WYFC forced QAFC to head the ball into their own goal to put the local boys up 1-0 , a score they held to half time. The second half was much the same. WYFC had plenty of chances to score but failed to deliver until striker Rory Hannon got a good ball put through by midfielder Ben Hadida. Rory managed to control the ball, defeat the defence and roll it over the goal line to put WYFC 2-0 up. Queenstown then managed to have a few good shots on goal to give local goalkeeper Caleb Nicol some work to do but couldn’t net the ball. Credit has to go to the centre back pairing of Levi Vick and Matt McLean who had strong games, alongside right back Tom Reaney who was busy all day and made some very good runs down the right


flank. In midfield, Ben Hadida and Rimu Roode had outstanding games in attack and on defence, controlling the centre well and creating opportunities. Up front, Rory Hannon worked hard throughout the game and put himself in some very good goal scoring positions. Fellow striker Adam Hewson also had a busy game and plenty of shots on target but didn't get one past the keeper. With only three matches to go to decide the COFL championship, Lakes United still top the table, while WYFC have moved up to second place. Both have 19 points. Alexandra A dropped to third place and Wanaka FC are in fourth place with both teams on 17 points. Wanaka FC take on the Wanaka Braves at 1pm and Wanaka Youth FC take on Rovers Classic at 2.45pm this Saturday at Pembroke Park.

SPORTS RESULTS Please send your sports results to by 4pm Monday prior to print for inclusion in this section. Tarras Golf Results Women’s Medal and Putting Maire McElrea 111-41-70, 31 putts; Chris Illingworth 104-32-72, 28 putts; Margaret Sell 102-28-74, 28 putts. 2nd Round Clark Trophy - Stableford - M Hyndman 37 c/b, S Johnston 37, B Trevathan 36, K Galloway 35, D Agnew 34, B Rowley 33, G Rive 29. D Agnew 1 x Two. Nett Eagles D Allen, D Agnew, C Still, and B Trevathan (not struck). Wanaka Stadium Bowls Monday Evening – Edgewater Trophy 1: S Hurley D Hope K Norman 2 R Muir K Sutherland B Steel 3 T Scurr E Herbert C Kiewiet Tuesday Morning 2x4x2 1: T Scurr & C Scurr 2 Ken Mitchell & K Mitchell 3 T Malcolm & R Hay Tuesday Afternoon 2x4x2 1: G Thomas & N Matheson 2: M Hardy & I Fletcher 3: F McRae & B Thorburn Wednesday Afternoon Triples 1: D Guy R Morrish D Watson 2: B McMillan K Mitchell E Baldwin 3: E Herbert J Bryant N Matheson Thursday Afternoon Triples 1: D Guy F Duncan Y Gale 2: C Nyenhuis A Nicholls F Cameron 3: N Turner H Thayer K Norman Friday Afternoon Progressive Skips 1 G Cross 2 T Tovey 3 C Kiewiet Thirds 1 J Bryant Leads 1 J Rich 2 N Churchill 3 F Beardsley Upper Clutha Netball Mac Wellman 16 v Mac Lakeland 4 Pioneer A 29 v Pioneer B 20 Silver-

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threads 33 v Nulock Hawea 14 Mac A 28 v Cromwell A 32 Y13 Social 5 v MRDB 16 Hawea H Park 22 v Cromwell B 13 Yr11 /12 Social 25 vMac Infinity 9 W S Pioneer 26 v Yr10A 15 Pioneer c 27 v Yr9A 17 Mac B 25 v Mac C 13 Rocky Creek 21 v Lake Bar 17 Cromwell C 14 v Dream Doors Hawea 24 Yr 9 / 10 B 30 v Mac D 12. Bridge Results (Tues) 1st Ruth Coghill, Blair Coghill 60.69%. 2nd Angela Heising, Michael Chapman-Smith 59.03%. 3rd Mary Gibson-Collings, Alwyne Haworth 54.86%. (Wed) Hawea Pairs N/S 1st Jilll Millar, Sue Thomson 56.84%. 2nd equal Lyn & Neil Robinson/Charles Kiewiet, Betty Swift/Alwyne Haworth, Dennis Pezaro all 3 prs got 55.34%. E/W 1st Denise & Alan Bunn 58.80%. 2nd Robin Bruce-Smith, Sheila White 57.18%. Jeanette Gillies, Noelene Raffills 54.63% (Fri) N/S 1st Jan Cunningham, Josey McKenzie 67.13%. 2nd Deirdre Lynch, Maggie Stratford 60.19%. 3rd Lynda Hodge, Madeleine Reveley 58.10%. E/W 1st Ross & Joan Moon 62.50%. 2nd Judy Briggs, Mary Gibson-Collings 57.18%. 3rd Ann Patterson, Pam Taylor 55.79%. (Mon) Mt Iron Stakes N/S 1st Clare Scurr, Terry Wilson 65.38%. 2nd Ken Saxby, Martin Unwin 59.62%. 3rd Kate Coe, Kate Summers 55.61%. E/W 1st Mark Harry, Murray Pryde 59.29%. 2nd Jan Baird, Tommie Munns 58.91%. 3rd Errol Kelly, Jenny Pryde 58.49% Wanaka Tournament (Sat) 1st Overall Clare Scurr, Georgie Roberts 60.32%. 1st Intermediate Martin Unwin, Ken Saxby 57.84%.


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MAC heading to futsal champs S


Mount Aspiring College will be well represented at the Football South Futsal 2017 Otago Regional Secondary School Futsal Tournament tomorrow (Friday May 12) at the Edger Centre in Dunedin. Five MAC teams will compete in the tournament - senior boys A and B, senior girls, junior girls and junior boys. The senior boys A are hoping to have a better tournament than they had at the NZSS nationals in Wellington and will put up a good challenge against the strong Dunedin teams. This tournament will be

their last futsal tournament for the school for most of the A team and they will want to end on a high note by winning the title of Otago champion. The junior boys have a very good team this year and should do well in their division while the senior and junior girls always put up a fight and will surprise a few teams. They should do well. The senior boys B team took out the senior division two title last year and find themselves unexpectedly in division one this year but may cause a few upsets. Pictured: Noah Holmes (senior boys B), Anna Roberts (senior girls), Toa Roode (junior boys), Amy Vonstermans (junior girls) and Rimu Roode (senior boys A).

Top of the league table clash E


Football Correspondent

The highly anticipated top of the table clash between Wanaka A and Alexandra A was held at Pembroke Park over the weekend and the spectacle didn't disappoint. With two attacking football teams plenty of chances were created from kick off. Alexandra had the first chance but the ball hit the upright and bounced to safety. Wanaka, almost immediately, headed into attack with winger Paul Hodgson beating his man and racing down the wing. He pulled the ball to the edge of the box where striker Steve Pleskun was waiting to place the ball into the bottom corner of the goal. Alexandra equalised soon after despite a suspicion for handball. Wanaka had the chance to lead again but Matt Florida was thwarted by an excellent save by the Alexandra goalkeeper. Alexandra then capitalised on a loose pass out from the back and scored to take the lead 2-1. Wanaka hit back. This time Ryan Atherton got on the end of Seb Thursby's long throw to round the

keeper and equalise. Wanaka scored again just before half time. Steve Pleskun, fighting back from the front line to win the ball, released Paul Hodgson down the wing with a cheeky back heel. Paul's first effort was saved, but on the rebound he unleashed a left foot volley from an impossible angle into the top corner of the goal. The halftime break gave a much needed breather for players and spectators alike. The second half continued with chances for both sides. Alexandra scored again midway through the half. Wanaka had chances to lead again but were frustrated by a combination of great goalkeeping and sloppy finishing. With the game nearing a close, defender Gerard Bony was deemed to impede the Alexandra striker in a goal-scoring position giving the referee no choice but to show him a red card. Wanaka then had to hang on in the dying minutes with a oneman deficit. Heroic defending from Seb Thursby and a great save from Aaron Molloy kept Alexandra at bay. Both teams would have felt they could have and should have won but the 3-3 draw was a fair result.



Rugby Correspondent

In light of the senior rugby competition having the week off due to duck shooting, the attention of the town turned to the Mount Aspiring College under-14 team who was up against a strong Dunstan High School team at the Wanaka Show Grounds. If the home team could have chosen how their season would have started, they would have asked to change the first ten minutes of what was otherwise a brilliant opening performance, despite going down 29-20. The two teams were evenly matched, with only a number of individual breakout runs separating the score-line in the first half. Some soft tackling initially let the Dunstan team get the upper hand as they managed three early tries to stack up the score to 19-0. However, once the MAC boys had warmed their shoulders up, they began making strong tackles, with Lachy Moore and Mitchell Evans leading the way. The lift in defence soon translated into some scintillating attack as tries throughout the match were scored by Anthony Oostenhuis, Jessie Robertson, Wesley Moore and Marcus Hetherington. The tries came off the back

of the hard work shown in the set pieces, with the tight five showing real strength in the scrum and the lineout was even quick enough to steal opposition ball. MAC were looking their strongest when they were picking the ball up from the back of the ruck and powering into the back-pedalling defence, with some strong carries by Charlie Chisholm and Zak Miller. The hard work in the rucks was not shied away from either, as Chicaine Cooper and Otto Burrows were everpresent in ensuring that the backline got clean ball and the opposition had to earn every ounce of possession. Unfortunately the game ended too soon for the Wanaka boys, as they were hot on attack prior to the final whistle, but they will be sure to carry on from where they left off when they take on Otago Boys this weekend.

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