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anaka’s world number one in stand-up paddling (SUP) Annabel Anderson is celebrating a year of success so far, with no signs of slowing down for the rest of 2017. The first and only female to win a world cup in the sport, Annabel is fresh from her seventh consecutive New Zealand national SUP title and fifth consecutive Carolina Cup title earlier this year, topped off with a win in her maiden appearance at the Olukai Ho’olaule’a event in Maui. Add to this an overall win at the Devil’s Isle Chal-


lenge in Bermuda just a week later, where Annabel beat the first male in the competition by over 15 minutes, and another overall win at the Ghost Ryder Downwinder in Santa Cruz, and it’s safe to say the athlete is on fire. Annabel finished runner-up by just one point in the Go-Pro Mountain Games in Vail, Colorado last month, competing in 11 events over four days, including whitewater SUP and kayak, trail running, road cycling and mountain biking. Speaking to the Wanaka Sun from

Maui, where she is currently preparing for the ocean racing world championships at the end of July, Annabel said, “my goodness, Vail. What a week.” “Take Red Bull Defiance, double it and then put it at 8000 feet of altitude. That analogy may give you an idea of what that week was like. I definitely found some new boundaries and possibilities.” Reflecting on her year, Annabel said, ”there’s something about hitting the mid-point of the year, and

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Wanaka’s efforts in global initiative Plastic Free July are well underway, with just over two weeks of the month left to go. Plastic Bag Free Wanaka (PBFW) committee member and Wastebusters’ Gina Dempster said that 2017 was her fourth year taking part in Plastic Free July and there seemed to be an increase in people catching on to the initiative. “I can’t believe how many people are doing it this year. I’ve really noticed how much more importance has been placed on it, which makes it easier to do when everyone sees and understands what you’re doing,” Gina said. “Everyone seems to know someone that is doing it. It’s not about trying to make people feel guilty, it’s about trying to make them think about the alternatives that they can find.” Gina said that an easy place to start was in the fruit and vegetable aisle. By reducing the amount of plastic bags that produce is put into before it reaches the checkout, as well as avoiding plastic single-use water bottles are two ways

of doing this. “The Guardian did a study which showed that a million plastic bottles were bought every minute in the world. It’s a plague and just buying a reusable water bottle is a great place to start,” Gina said. Gina added that PBFW committee member Florence Micoud found that deli staff were more than happy to fill reusable containers that she took the supermarket herself. “Florence was really happy about that. All the shops have been really supportive, which is really exciting,” Gina said. PBFW is holding an eco-friendly honey-wrapping workshop next weekend to demonstrate an alternative to cling film and show how it can be cut out of everyday single-use. The workshop is free and will show attendees how to make their own honey wraps, which they can take away at the end of the session. The workshop will be held on Saturday July 22 between 12pm and 3pm at the Arts Centre, Wanaka. Specific workshop times are 12-1pm, 1.30 -2.30pm. For details see Plastic Bag Free Wanaka on Facebook. Pictured: The PBFW committee with Plastic Free Paula.

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Wanaka’s Recreation Centre celebrated its first birthday with an open day full of sport, games and cake for the community last Saturday (July 8). The centre recorded 24,866 users in its first year; a figure which team leader Angie Calder described as very pleasing. “We’re pretty proud of that number. It’s awesome to see, just in the participation in sports and community groups alone. It’s shown the typical Wanaka community in action being inclusive and positive,” Angie said. “It’s so nice for my team. A lot of people put in a lot of hard work for this and we’re pleased with the feedback.” “There’s a lot for us to take away from it and it’s all about having open communication with

the community.” Angie added that it was great that the open day tied in with the junior netball tournament as it meant that people had the chance to watch some sport in action. “It’s quite nice as a lot of users have told us they haven’t actively come and watched something here so we’re pretty excited about that,” Angie said. Queenstown Lakes District deputy mayor Calum MacLeod said that the centre was a superb asset for the community. “The figures say it all and we can imagine how much it is going to jump when the pool is added,” Calum said. The new pool is on track to open in March 2018. Pictured: Calum MacLeod and Wanaka Community Board chair Rachel Brown cut the centre’s birthday cake, made by Cakes of Wanaka, with a modified hockey stick.

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Wanaka construction staff are donating a portion of their wages this year to support the Darryl Fairbairn Memorial Fund. It is the second year that staff at Wanaka’s Breen Construction branch have taken part in the charity scheme, which sees them vote on which charity they will support and then donate some of their wages each week to the cause. Area manager Kelvin Mulqueen said the scheme had worked well when the company’s owners first tried it last year and that it was a great way for the staff to donate money to charity. “They can put in anything from $1 to $5 per week. It’s totally up to the staff and then the company will match it dollar for dollar.”

“A few of us had seen the Darryl Fairbairn Memorial Fund and voted for it. I voted for it because I saw the fundraiser swim that they did for it earlier this year and that triggered my mind. Some of the smaller charities don’t get a lot of publicity or funding,” Kelvin said. Breen Wanaka has 21 staff and a number of them have got involved this year, with payments going to the fund quarterly until the end of this financial year. Kate Murray, manager at Community Networks which uses the fund to provide subsidised counselling for grief and loss, said that while many local businesses support Community Networks, it was the first time they had seen this initiative. “It’s fantastic that this business is supporting the community and the fact that they’re supporting counselling services is amazing,” Kate said.


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Wanaka Bowling Club members gathered to celebrate the 95th birthday of life member Betty McCormack on Wednesday July 12. Bowling Club board member Margaret Young, pictured with Betty, said that Betty was a wonderful, caring person who never stopped playing bowls. Betty, who has been playing bowls for 36 years and joined Wanaka’s club in 1981, has been a representative, coach and umpire, not only for Wanaka but for the whole of Central Otago. “Everything I have done for the club I have thoroughly enjoyed. Wanaka is a wonderful, vibrant club and I’m proud to be a member,” Betty said.




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Significant snowfalls around the country from a strong southerly storm have caused a warning to be issued by the Mountain Safety Council (MSC). MSC chief executive Mike Daisley is urging caution for backcountry users. “Although this isn’t the first storm cycle this year to bring snow to low levels, it could have created significant issues in the backcountry areas that are unmarked and not managed. What I mean by this is that there are no ‘reduction’ activities done, like controlled blasts, to release any loaded slopes,” he said. “If you’re heading into the backcountry, either via the ski field or self powered, you need to first check the avalanche risks via the NZ Avalanche Advisory (NZAA) in your intended area.” “Having the equipment and training to use this equipment are the other two important parts that lower your risk of being caught in an avalanche,” Mike said. Trevor Streat, IFMGA guide and senior forecaster for the NZAA, is concerned about a possible ‘per-


sistent weak layer’ hazard in some regions, particularly with the weight of the new snow. “Weak surface snow can be found in many places right now. Unless this is destroyed by warm temperatures and wind or rain at the start of the storm, we can expect a poor bond at the interface between the new and old snow.” “This means an increased risk of avalanching during the storm as well as the potential for a longer lived lingering hazard or ‘persistent weak layer’ to develop in those places that do not avalanche directly during the storm.” “It’s always hard to say exactly how things will work out, but we’re definitely in with a chance of developing a ‘persistent weak layer’ situation.” Mike was quick to remind backcountry users to be mindful in the days after the storm that the avalanche risk may stay high for some time. “You need to make sure the NZAA is a key part of your planning,” Mike said. The message is clear. Know your rescue gear and check the forecasts and the avalanche risk at before heading into the backcountry.


Art-lovers in Cromwell are invited to the opening of the new winter-themed exhibition from local group Hullaballoo this weekend. Doors to “Winter Hues” will open at 4pm on Sunday July 16 and attendees can look forward to a warm, cosy environment and a variety of work on display. Hullaballoo member and sculptor Megan Huffadine said, “We provide nibbles and a nice warm space to enjoy the art. They are really good, well-attended events and people can catch up with friends they might not have seen for a while.” The group runs exhibitions twice a year and once the theme is decided, the artists get to work on adding their own ideas and creativity. Fellow Hullaballoo member and ceramic artist Lynne Wilson said, “What’s fascinating when

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working to a theme is the different interpretations 15 very individual artists lend to it. Expect cool winter blues and the warmth of a glowing fire.” The group of 15 artists from Central Otago, including two from Wanaka, have been operating for 16 years and specialise in a range of artistic techniques. Megan said, “We try to get a broad range of artists in the group. We have a photographer, painters, sculptors and a print-maker and we have had the same group for three or four years. It’s a unique gallery as it’s the only one in the area that is artist-run.” “Winter Hues” will run from July 16 to August 5 at the Hullaballoo Art Space on Melmore Terrace, Old Cromwell Heritage Precinct. The Hullaballo Art Space is open 10am to 4pm, seven days a week. Pictured is artist Rachel Hirabayashi in her studio working on a painting for the exhibition.



Choppers, deer, tourism , lakes and Cinema Paradiso Our town by Jude Battson In 1976 when I moved to the region, farming was the mainstay of the local economy. Tourism was just beginning, life was simple and the small population hardworking and fun. The deer recovery industry was thriving and many helicopters were flying from the West Coast to Wanaka with their cull of live or dead deer slung underneath. In 1979 I shifted to Barn Bay, located on the edge of the Hope River and Tasman Sea in South Westland. I had two small children, no power grid and became a pro with a Lister generator and tailing crayfish. There were no roads, and the hike from Cascade River to Barn Bay was a 4 hour bush walk. Fixed-wing pilot Larry Larrivee and Harvey Hutton with his helicopter were our lifelines. Wanaka airport was where the new road to Three Parks is currently being constructed, opposite Mt Iron. Landing fees were $2. I shifted to Lake Hawea in 1982. By then more people were arriving in the region to live, work and play in the outdoors. At the time very few roads were sealed. Most vehicles were two-wheel drive. In the 1980s Wanaka’s first walk-through mall was constructed. The Business Centre was created above what is now Outdoor Sports, and Wanaka’s first two full time law firms commenced a Monday to Friday service. The police force doubled from one to two officers, and Wanaka medical centre went from one to two doctors. Alan Dippie created his first Wanaka development, Meadowstone, complete with paths, roadside trees, curb and channeling. Whoever would have thought, we said. Mitre 10 and Placemakers came to town. Cardrona Ski Field and Snow Farm were created, TC was upgraded and new foreshore activities added to the growing number of outdoor pursuits available. Parry’s Four Square was just not big enough anymore, and New World purchased the large council-owned carpark in Dunmore Street. We marvelled at our new supermarket. Base was a green space with a picnic table. Local newspapers were established, and Aspiring Medical Centre opened, the second one in town. Real estate businesses popped up – and developers began to appear. The Clyde dam was constructed. Nationwide amalgamation in 1989 saw Albert Town, Hawea, Luggate and Makarora move from the Vincent County Council (now Central Otago District Council) to join with Wanaka and Queenstown. The Queenstown Borough Council became the Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC). Deals were done in council with minimal consultation, if any. With the sealing of many roads, particularly Hawea to Haast in 1995 and the Crown Range in 2001, tourists became steadily more mobile and numerous. QLDC sold the old town hall on the corner of Lakeside/Ardmore and it was subsequently demolished. Cinema Paradiso had to find new premises. The council also owned the hotel over the road where Bullock Bar is and the land to Bullock Creek, and sold the building to use the money to build the Lake Wanaka Community Centre. The library followed soon after. Neither had sufficient space for parking or future proofing, and both resulted in precious areas of green belt being absorbed. In 1998 I was elected to the Wanaka Community Board. In 1999, after the new QLDC landfill was constructed and the hole-in-the-ground dumps were forced to close, a small team of us had a vision for a recycling centre. In one year we obtained the land, raised $67,000, built the shed and opened for business as Wanaka Wastebusters. We had no idea that linking waste and people would create the fantastic social hub it became, let alone the job opportunities and proactive environmental outcomes that ensued.

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In the new millenium, development was ramping up. In 2000 John and Jill Blennerhassett ensured 2.4 hectares of their land on the western foreshore was protected from development by placing a QEII covenant on it. In 2002 the community got together with QLDC and Wanaka Community Board to discuss the future. Enough is enough, the community said, let’s create boundary lines and stop the urban creep. So Wanaka 2020 was created. This was followed

tourism is ever-increasing and more people want to live here. Along with development and rapid growth, and with businesses to match, we are a diverse community. My take is that we all want to be here for similar reasons: it is safe, beautiful and good for our souls. In seconds we can be on a track or road with instant gratification thanks to the clean

We are all locals and in this together with Hawea, Luggate, Makarora and Cardrona also working together to create their 2020 plans in 2003 (all available on QLDC website). Council now has a long-term plan reviewed three-yearly, as well as the annual plan, a 30-year infrastructure plan and an asset management plan. It is time for community workshops for a 2050 plan. In 2006 a sports centre was suggested. As with the Lake Wanaka Centre, the Community House and the watersports building, the community had different views on location that resulted in heated public meetings, but now the Wanaka Recreation Centre is built. Farming still is the predominant use for the land. Foreign ownership of our high country stations continues to expand, as do conversions from crop and sheep farming to dairy farming, subdivisions, track development and more. Mountain and rock climbers, trampers, mountain-bike riders, water and flying enthusiasts are active daily. There are events to cover many interests, including sports endurance, aviation, film, art, agriculture, house and garden. Ultra-fast fibre and other technology continues to revolutionise the way we live allowing business and innovative opportunities. Many people can work from their homes. The building industry is booming and tradies are run off their feet. The new retirement village has grown significantly. Vehicle use on our roads increases daily,

air and the views. We are privileged. Our neighbour is a national park. However, as we know, our waterways are suffering. Groups are working and networking with QLDC, ORC to understand problems, including the destructive lake snow. Council’s core function is to provide and maintain essential services and keep up with the growth. More strategic planning is required now to cope with rapid development. My job as your councillor is to help manage the impact growth has, make sensible decisions, keep costs under control, be decisive, and know what decisions require community consultation. I understand governance, leadership, management and the fiscal responsibility of managing QLDC’s $117 million annual operating budget. Children, youth and adults all matter to me. Water quality, parking, transport, safe cycleways and walkways, infrastructure, sportsfields, affordable housing, libraries and public toilets are under pressure. Freedom camping is a dilemma, and

we need to find ways for tourism to assist in funding essential infrastructure and services. I believe if we look after people and our environment, business, community and economy will thrive. We are all locals and in this together. I am a registered marriage and funeral celebrant and have worked in horticulture, office administration and the social service sector. I have been involved in significant projects in our area, including road maintenance, the development of new tracks and playgrounds, reserve upgrades, the Wanaka Springs Project, the establishment of Kahu Youth and Wanaka Wastebusters, and was the chair of the community pool next to MAC and saw it through the handover from a community-owned pool to council ownership. I am the volunteer coordinator of the Ruby Island planting and maintenance programme, a Board of Trustee member for Wanaka Primary School and the chairperson of Guardians of Lake Hawea. I have a Peter Burling approach of focusing on what I am good at, show leadership, be a team player and back myself. I am unafraid to speak out for what matters to you, and will work in a proactive and accountable way. I am informed, motivated, committed, have the time for the job and will be a decisive force for you on council. I enjoy outdoor exercise, sunshine, lake fun, gardening, kiteboarding and riding my 650cc motorbike. I have four children, six grandchildren, and live with my partner, Mal. I am passionate about the vitality of our community and its thriving future. Thanks for your vote. Authorised by Jude Battson, 20A Sam John Place.


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It would have been so easy to stay warm at home with a good fire on Friday July 7 but a good audience came to the Holy Family Church and were treated to a fine performance by John Couch, Jane Curry, Christopher Hill and Owen Moriaty with their seven guitars. The performers quickly established a warm rapport with the audience and were happy to talk, a little of themselves but more of their instruments and their music, many of the works they had arranged

themselves. The programme varied from informal pieces, through to a musical tribute to the late David Bowie, to more standard works of Manuel De Falla – El Amor Brujo and Isaac Albeniz – Spanish Rhapsody. After prolonged applause they added an encore by Illamani – Tarantella. This wonderful group showed exemplary good coordination, musicianship and impeccable timing to provide an evening of great enjoyment and goodwill, fully complemented by the superb acoustics of the church. Hopefully they will come again and play more of their magic.

School holiday winter driving The New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) is urging motorists to be ready for ice, snow, fog and rain with winter arriving in full force in time for the start of the school holidays. NZTA journey manager Lee Wright said, “The ice event in Otago and Southland over the weekend highlighted the need for road users to be prepared for winter weather, which can be very unpredictable. Slow down, drive with care and be patient, and you need to ask yourself, do you have to travel today?” The Transport Agency uses a combination of CMA (calcium magnesium acetate, a coating which reduces ice) and grit on the roads during winter as ice controllers. Road users need to drive at slow speeds in these conditions. “Allow for much greater braking distances and avoid braking suddenly,” said Lee. Black ice is hazardous due to the increased risk of losing control and the loss of traction. “Please


take extra care on bridges and overpasses as black ice forms first on these surfaces making the road surface particularly hazardous.” Lee added that if snow is in the forecast, people need to ask if they need to travel through snow at all. “If you do have to travel, be prepared for road restrictions, road closures, long delays and carry chains and know how to fit them, for your own safety and everyone else on the roads,” Lee said. Simple rules for safe winter travelling: allow extra time, ensure your vehicle is safe for winter driving, drive to the road and weather conditions, slow down and be prepared for unexpected hazards, allow greater following distance between you and the vehicle ahead, make sure your cell phone is well charged, check your car charger and have blankets, snacks and bottles of water ready in case of emergency or a breakdown. - Glenda Turnbull-

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New Zealand’s fire service has changed its name to Fire and Emergency NZ (FENZ), although it’s business as usual for Wanaka’s volunteer fire brigade. The name change was introduced at the beginning of July to amalgamate the New Zealand Fire Service, the National Rural Fire Authority, the country’s 12 enlarged rural fire districts and 26 territorial authority rural fire services into a single fire service. Wanaka’s deputy fire chief Garth

Campbell said the new blanket name doesn’t change much for the team. “It will be a little bit different for the rural guys but it doesn’t really change a lot for us at all. We’re all going to be combined as one entity, but other than that it doesn’t change much in the fire service,” Garth said. The FENZ transition project said the driver for the change, the FENZ Bill, is still before Parliament and changes may occur before its expected passage into law next year. Pictured: Members of the Wanaka Volunteer Fire Brigade at a training day last year.

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Financial advisor and author Martin Hawes has been appointed chairman of not-for-profit social enterprise the Queenstown Lakes Community Housing Trust (QLCHT). Long-time Queenstown local Hawes, who joined the trust in April last year, has taken Stephen Brent’s place as chair after he stepped down from the role at the start of July. Hawes, pictured, is currently chair of KiwiSaver’s Summer Investment Committee, an authorised financial adviser, an independent director and sits on several boards in New Zealand. Hawes said he was delighted to be stepping into the role of chairman of the trust, created to manage and deliver affordable housing solutions to those vital to the community who cannot afford it. In its tenth year, the trust has helped 151 households get into affordable housing throughout the district, with a record 450 eligible households still needing assistance. “These families are under severe stress by having to spend a disproportionate amount of their income on housing due to high rents and property prices in the Queenstown Lakes District. Trustees are clear on the goal of helping these local families into affordable homes to ensure that they remain in the district and contribute to the fabric of our community. This has flow-on benefits for everyone, particularly employers,” Hawes said.


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ecstatic to receive the additional funding. “Historic building renovations are never straightforward and during the renovation work it came to light that the remainder of the roof of the hall needed to be replaced. The funding from the Otago Community Trust now allows us to do this and completely finish the project,” she said. Otago Community Trust chief executive Barbara Bridger said it was pleasing that the Trust could provide support with the final stages of this popular community facility. The upgrading of the Cromwell Catholic parish hall will be aided by a donation of $20,000. The hall is an old Ministry of Works transportable office block (single story, weatherboard), which will be redeveloped and refurbished for use by the Parish and local community.

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Otago Community Hospice (OCH) rounded off two months of palliative care workshops in Wanaka last week, supporting patients, families and local providers with tools and information about all aspects of palliative care. OCH chief executive officer Ginny Green said 18 care providers from the Upper Clutha region attended the sessions and the feedback received had been fantastic. “The Otago Community Hospice is very grateful to the Upper Clutha Hospice Trust for generously supporting the delivery of this education

in Wanaka. We are also grateful to Pam Simpson at the Wanaka View Motels for accommodating our outof-town team,” Ginny said. The programme was delivered over five fortnightly sessions and developed by Hospice NZ to enhance the confidence of people working with patients facing a life-limiting illness and their families and whanau. The Hospice team in Central Otago comprises a nurse, a psychotherapist, an occupational therapist and a palliative medicine physician who support patients, families and other providers with community-based palliative care and support. Pictured: The final workshop held on Thursday July 6.



Tap & Go technology has landed at Queenstown airport, reducing queues and offering visitors a more convenient way to pay for parking. As part of a continued investment in technology, new barrier arms and Tap & Go facilities have been installed at the terminal car parks and commercial area. Visitors can now choose to skip the paystation and paper tickets altogether by just tapping their card on entry and exit, which will also help to reduce queues. Queenstown Airport Technology Manager Wayne Stiven said the move was just the beginning of a new wave of technology being unveiled at the airport. “Tap & Go usage is on the increase and it’s a convenient method of payment that our visitors – especially locals – expect from a world-class international airport. Car parking is an essential part of the travel experience and we believe it should be as easy as possible for people to use,” said Wayne. Later this month the airport will also implement

RFID (Radio-Frequency Identification) Technology for commercial vehicles. This will enable vehicles to be automatically scanned when approaching the barrier arm, enabling automatic entry and recording the entry on the owner’s unique ID, a system which the airport is looking to extend to all visitors. Wayne said, “RFID technology will enable us to more efficiently manage our commercial operations and provide a streamlined process for our commercial partners. Later this year we’re looking to use RFID technology to offer our other visitors similar services, such as creating online personal car parking accounts,” said Wayne. “We want to make car parking at Queenstown Airport memorable for the right reasons and, by offering our visitors more choice and convenient options for payment, we’re making it easy for people to go about their business. Whether that’s getting away for a well-earned break or picking up family who are visiting our region.” The moves come after the airport felt the pressures related to parking and responded by speaking to residents and visitors in the community about their concerns.

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NZ Dollar celebrates 50th birthday



The New Zealand Dollar (NZD) reached the 50 year milestone last week, marking half a century since the country switched from pounds, shilling and pence to the decimal system. Decimalisation was first discussed as early as the 1900s, but it wasn’t until the 1960s that both the National and Labour parties supported it. It was finally introduced on July 7, 1967 and the dollar was born. Ministry for Culture and Heritage Chief Historian Neill Atkinson says the change was central to the development of the country’s national identity and showed the world that, while New Zealand retained strong links with Britain, her identity was more than colonial. The NZD is now consistently in the top ten most traded currencies in the world, but Neill explains that the process was far from straightforward at first. Initial designs for the new coins were criticised and they drew an unfavourable response from the public when they were leaked. “The government then published

all the proposed designs, and got the public to vote on them. Designs by London-born New Zealander James Berry emerged as the public favourite and in 1966 the government, following the public mood, chose Berry for all six new coins”, Neill said. Designs for the new banknotes, the first in New Zealand to show a reigning monarch, were kept under wraps until June 1967 to thwart counterfeiters. “There was also much public discussion over what to call the new currency. Names suggested included ‘crown’, ‘fern’, ‘tui’, ‘Kiwi’ and ‘zeal’. In the end, both Australia and New Zealand settled on ‘dollar’”, Neill said. After the currency was named, 27 million new banknotes and 165 million new coins had to be minted and distributed in time for the switchover. The new money was valued at $120 million and weighed more than 700 tonnes. Banks closed for five days so staff could convert their records and dispose of the old currency. More information about the switch is available at nz and


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A Wanaka-based horticultural worker for Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) has been awarded a rare qualification. Dan Robertson, a member of the QLDC Wanaka field staff, was presented with the Amenity Horticulture Level 4 (Advanced) studies award by Deputy Mayor Calum MacLeod at the Wanaka Recreation Centre on Thursday July 6. He studied for over four years for the qualification and was delighted to receive it. He said, “I’d get up early every morning to study. It was difficult at the end, but it was worth it.”

“It’s something I’ve always wanted to do and it’s one of my dreams.” Erin Schimanski of Primary ITO, who was Dan’s training advisor, said attaining the advanced level was significant, with only around five people a year gaining the qualification in Otago-Southland and around 30 across the whole country. Dan is confident that the qualification will help him in his job, which sees him maintain the gardens of Wanaka, Hawea and Albert Town. He said, “It covers landscaping, learning about plants, operating tools and health and safety, so it will make a big difference.” Dan is pictured receiving his award from QLDC Deputy Mayor Calum MacLeod.



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Police have charged a 26-year-old woman in Central Otago with supplying cannabis to children under 18. Police were acting on increased reports from parents concerned about the supply of the drug to young people. The woman will appear in Alexandra District Court in July. In recent months, police in Central Otago have received increased reports from concerned parents and the community in regard to the supply of cannabis to young people. “Police are committed to protecting

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This year’s People’s Choice Award for film was scooped by Dodo’s Delight, which gained over 50 percent of the vote. The film follows a team of comical adventurers on a sailing and climbing journey in Greenland and Baffin Island among rough seas, falling rocks and freezing temperatures. The winning book was Tim Cope’s ‘On the Trail Of Genghis Khan’, which impressed judges with how it helped the reader imagine the beautiful sights and interesting characters on the journey. There was also a silent auction in Wanaka for the NZ Mountain Film Festival Charitable Trust’s grant scheme. Sponsors and local businesses donated items for the auction, which was held over all five days of the Wanaka film event and raised $3750. The festival also offered free family and youth programmes, where schools from around the region were invited to attend free film sessions. The NZ Mountain Film Festival Charitable Trust provided free transport to bus children in from the regions. The dates for the 16th NZ Mountain Film & Book Festival in Wanaka are June 29 to July 4, 2018.


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MAC Colts fall short in first final R


The Mount Aspiring Colts took to the field in its first ever final on Saturday, but suffered a 41-19 defeat against a strong Kings College side. After finishing second in the regular season, the Colts powered past Otago Boys in the semis to reach the final, but it was on the back-foot from the beginning. With a strong breeze behind it, Kings College started strongly and scored four tries in the first

half. The Colts struggled in possession, but remained confident of turning things around at half time. A strong second half showing saw it score the first two tries, but Kings replied with one of its own. The Colts capped a fine season with the last try of the game and finished as 2017 runners up. Coach Craig Read said, “The boys bonded well and all contributed, playing some fantastic rugby during the season and scoring 438 points for and only 101 against. A special mention also goes to Carl Schmack and Jimmy Malone who helped coach the boys.”


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An Otago man has beaten 400 other hopefuls to win the 2017 FMG Young Farmer of the Year. Nigel Woodhead, 28, took the title after a gruelling Grand Final to become the first Otago resident to win in over 20 years. Nigel said, “I watched FMG Young Farmer of the Year when I was a child, so to win it is a childhood dream that I think will take a long time to sink in. My wife Leanne and I worked really hard and to win this is incredible.” His journey began with a district contest against 400 other farmers across the country. After getting through, Nigel qualified from the Otago-Southland regional final to clinch a place in the seven-person Grand Final in Manawatu. The Grand Final began on Wednesday July 5, with farmers thrown into dealing with a mock accident scene at dawn the following day. The final day

saw contestants compete in head-tohead challenges and physical farm activities. After a strong start, Nigel never looked back and beat the remaining six finalists to take the title and claim Otago’s first win in two decades. Contest Chairman and former Grand Finalist Dean Rabbidge was thrilled to see the title go to Otago. “History has been made tonight in a proud farming province and we couldn’t be happier”, Dean said. NZ Young Farmers CEO Terry Copeland said Nigel was just what future leaders in the agri-sector need to be. “The FMG Young Farmer of the Year continues to showcase the brilliant young leadership our organisation strives to develop.” “Nigel is an inspiring future leader who showcases the exceptional leaders we strive to develop,” Terry said. Nigel Woodhead is pictured celebrating his win.




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Primary netball players rounded off the 2017 season with a tournament at Wanaka’s Recreation Centre on its first birthday. Upper Clutha players gathered for the tournament and prize-giving on Saturday July 8, which Upper Clutha Netball’s Yvonne Brew said was a great day. “A great day was had by all. The girls dressed up in fancy dress and the coaches game was great fun with lots of laughs,” Yvonne said. The Holy Family Silver Sparks, pictured, cleaned up at the intermediate prize giving, winning the titles of most points and most goals. MAC Kitchen Direct was awarded for etiquette while Eliza Hardaker and Holly-Grace Davy scooped most outstanding player and most im-

proved player respectively. At the junior prize giving, Year three Macy Holland and Year four Rihanna Brett were awarded most outstanding, while Year three Natalie Shepherd and Year four Alice Duffy got most improved players. Of the Year three and four teams, Hawea’s Fireballs were awarded for etiquette, while the Wanaka Rebels won the Parker Family Cup. The Wanaka All Stars were given the Pam McRae Year five and six award for etiquette, while the Wanaka Hot Shots were awarded for the most goals over the season with 77. Of the Year six players, Emily Stembridge won most improved, Livi Arnold got most outstanding and the Wanaka Panthers were the Year six team winners. Upper Clutha Netball thanked all the coaches and supporters who helped to make the season a success at the new recreation centre.



Up-and-coming sailor Laura Erichsen is preparing to race against the world’s top young sailors at the Open Bic Championships later this month. Sixteen-year-old Mount Aspiring College student Laura is one of six New Zealand competitors out of 170 sailors from across the globe who will compete on Italy’s Lake Garda from July 31 to August 5. Laura is currently training in LA, where she is also taking part in a dance tour, and said she was looking forward to further training sessions scheduled in San Diego and Italy be-

fore the championships. The young sailor was selected for the championships after her talent caught the eye of world champion yachtsman Russell Coutts, who she has previously undergone training sessions with. Laura said that the Open Bic class, which was introduced to Wanaka last year, was developing really well and that it was a fun boat to sail. “The systems that are in place are easy to travel to regattas and there are heaps of support and coaching opportunities available and I am thankful for that,” Laura said. Pictured: Laura competing at a regatta in Torbay.

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“No town in New Zealand can boast such beautiful surroundings or a healthier or a more salubrious climate. Lake Wanaka is the most beautiful lake in the world.” This was the wording advertised in Dunedin newspapers in the 1880s. Such words were meant to bring visitors to the lake, a picturesque spot in the bay named after the early runholder, John Roy. At first Pembroke was little more than a landing place, and by 1867 a single boatshed was the only building. But later that year Theodore Russell bought the four acre block on which the present Wanaka Hotel stands and he and his partner Charles Hedditch, who together had been major shareholders in the Gin and Raspberry claim in the Cardrona Valley, erected an 18m by 12m hotel and store. The first Wanaka Hotel was, wrote one contemporary, ‘on a scale of magnificence not hitherto attempted on any of the goldfields’. The hotel had bedrooms, parlours and a billiard room that cost over £2000. The building of the hotel marked the beginning of the settlement. Russell and Hedditch widened their interests in the town. They speculated in other sections, operated the first regular shipping services on the lake and tried to promote Pembroke as a tourist centre. Theodore Russell died in 1877 and was deservedly remembered as the founder of Pembroke. His wife Cecelia continued running the hotel assisted by her two daughters. In 1871 Robert McDougall opened a store opposite

the hotel, and built a large eight-roomed house for his family in 1877 to become one of Pembroke’s important commercial leaders. By 1878 the town was well established with its shops, hotel, wharf and a small wool scour employing around 10 to 12 men. Residents grazed cows on common land behind the lakefront, and collected driftwood on the beach for firewood. After several disputes, a Firewood Protection Society was formed and it was declared that piles of collected wood were inviolate. The first settlers had to do their washing on the beach in tubs of water heated over open fires. The growth of the tourist trade and the launching of the Theodore provided some signs of hope, and in 1885 William Allen built a new 16-roomed hotel, The Commercial. The population continued to rise to 150 in the 1880s. Directories show the town’s development: bakers and merchants – McDougall & Sons, blacksmiths and implement makers – J Cayford and J Willoughby, butchers Ironside and Chalmers, the two hotels, a saddler, three carpenters, a bootmaker and a stonemason. The town was dependent on its role in supplying the isolated runs and sawmills as well as the small tourist trade. The population fell towards the end of the century, and it was not until after the First World War that the town began to expand as the tourist industry grew. Sources: Aspiring Settlers - John H Angus; Wanaka Story - Irvine Roxburgh.

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Infinity Investment Group is looking for a new Accounts Payable Administrator to join our team for a year starting in September 2017. The appointee will be based in our Wanaka office and will report to our Senior Accountant. The appointee will be responsible for the following:

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SENIORS – would you like a visitor once a week to share your stories or go for an outing? Community Networks has a group of Volunteers who would like to spend some time with an older person. For more information call 443 7799 or email CAN YOU no longer drive? The Total Mobility Scheme provides subsidised taxi services to people who have an impairment that prevents them from being able to drive. Contact Community Networks for more information on 443 7799. FREE COMPUTER lessons for older people - Community Networks is offering one-on-one lessons in your own home on your own device. If you are interested call in to Community Networks or phone 03 443 779. OFFICE SPACE available at Community Networks for one off, regular or short-term hire for business and not-for-profit organisations. Contact us for more information: ph. 03 443 7799 /

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The Junior students of the Wanaka Kyokushinkai Karate Club are pictured with instructors Sempei Jim Thompson and Sensei Trevor Bailey after being awarded their new grades on Tuesday July 4. The juniors were put through their paces the previous Tuesday and had to wait a week for their results. All passed a tough grading night.

L-R Sebbie Hailey 9th kyu orange/ tab, Max Carter 7th kyu blue/tab, Poppy Jackson 10th kyu orange, Yasmin Coombe 6th kyu yellow, Rui Fukaya 8th kyu blue, Ila Duncan 10th kyu orange, Ben Payne 8th kyu blue, Meryn Cusworth 10th kyu orange, Doemenico Robinson 8th kyu blue, Edward Jackson 7th kyu blue/tab, Yannick Coombe 8th kyu blue.

ALICE BURN AERIAL POSSUM CONTROL OPERATION: STAGE TWO Public notice is hereby given in accordance with the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996 regulations that on 17 July 2017, or as soon as possible thereafter, sodium fluoroacetate (1080) impregnated baits will be applied by helicopter in the Luggate area. This operation is being conducted as part of OSPRI NZ’s TBfree programme to maintain low possum densities and progress towards eradication of bovine tuberculosis (TB) from wildlife and livestock in this area. Control Area The Alice Burn Stage Two operational area is described as approximately 3,006 hectares of public and privately-owned land in the Luggate area. The treatment area encompasses the Luggate Creek Scenic Reserve which forms the western edge. The treatment area extends to the east to the catchment of Dead Horse Creek and includes the Fall Burn Scenic Reserve. The Pisa Conservation area is located approximately 1km to the south of the treatment area. Bait Description Pre-feed: Cereal-based pellet, approximately 16mm in diameter, undyed brown. Toxic bait: Cereal-based pellet, approximately 16mm in diameter, dyed green with a toxic loading of 1.5g/kg of sodium fluoroacetate (1080). Precautions •

All unauthorised entry into helipad areas is prohibited.

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Dogs should be kept under strict control at all times and not have access to, or be taken into the operational area as they are particularly susceptible to 1080 and poisoned carcasses.

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Futsal season begins L


Finals disappointment amid much optimism G

grainne power

Hockey Correspondent

As the only team in the Kiwi Sticks Saturday league to have won all its games, the Upper Clutha Marsupialamis (yr 5/6) deservedly earned a spot in the final, which was played last Saturday against Alexandra’s Terrace Panthers. Having narrowly beaten the Panthers in the round robin, the rematch was always going to be hotly contested. The Marsus got off to a sluggish start with weak passes and loose marking, which the Panthers exploited to the full to score two early goals. While the Marsus managed to stop any further goals in the first half, Marsus was unable to penetrate the Panther’s defence to get on the scoreboard. Trailing by two at the start of the second half, the Marsus found some of its old spark but were no match for the Panthers who foiled all efforts in the scoring zone. As Marsus spirits faded the Panthers scored three more times to secure the win 5-0 and take home the league cup. Although the Marsus were outplayed there were some highlights; notably Jack Sandford and Dot Anderson who were both named players of the day. The other Kiwi Sticks team, the Tigers, fared better to win its match for third place against Maniototo. Having two teams in the top three is something our club is very proud of and, as the teams consolidate next year when it moves up to play 11-a-side, its future on the turf is looking very promising. A gripping four-all draw against Maniototo saw the Kwik Sticks (yr

7/8) secure its second place in the competition thus far. Maniototo got away to a fast start but Niall Alexander, Matai Wells and Ferg Perriam kept Maniototo at bay for 15 minutes when it broke through to score; a goal soon matched by Thomas Benson. Thomas scored again in the second half as did Billie Crowe to take the score to 4-3. Sam Porter and Bronte Crowe worked tirelessly in the middle to control the play but Maniototo managed to sneak a late goal to tie the game. Matai Wells was a rock in defence and he was named player of the day as was Sam Porter’s huge work rate. Our Senior B team dominated in an exciting game against Wakatipu with exceptional passing and tackling on a very frosty turf. Shea Williams brought enormous energy to the team and fed great balls through to the strikers, which earned him player of the day award. The final score was 6-0 and the goal scorers were: Captain Billy Sandri, Terri Taylor, Ben Harrington and Milly Robinson. Having lost 9-0 to Wakatipu last time they met, Upper Clutha’s Senior A team were fired up for its rematch last week. Despite playing with grit and determination the team trailed by two at halftime. However, reinvigorated after the break, Samuel Sandri scored from a magnificent and surprising strike while goalkeeper Breanna Curtis played fearlessly to only let one past her. Tom Heather was also solid in defence but Upper Clutha’s efforts weren’t enough going down 3-1; a huge improvement on its previous match and a confidence booster for when the teams next meet each other.

Snowboarder’s European opportunity R


A Wanaka-based snowboarder has the chance to take his knowledge all the way to Europe after being selected as part of the Snowboard Instruction New Zealand (SBINZ) team. Richie Johnston was chosen alongside five others to present New Zealand’s snowboarding teaching methods and skills at Interski, a snowboarding congress which will be held in Bulgaria in 2019. It is the second time Richie has been chosen after going to the same event in Argentina last year. Richie Johnston said “It will be great for me to represent NZ Snowsports instruction for a second time. I’m proud to know that New Zealand is at the forefront of snow instruction


and we have a solid team behind us.” Ben Clarbrough, Course Manager at SBINZ and one of the selectors for the team, said “Richie has a wealth of experience and he’s adding to that by coaching a Paralympic athlete. He’s also pretty damn good on a snowboard - he can do anything and everything and could challenge anyone.” The team of six will train and plan together to create both on-snow and indoor presentations, plus riding demos to be delivered at the next Interski event. They will also deliver sample versions of the presentations in winter 2018 at resorts around New Zealand. A final four from the team will be chosen to go to Interski itself and Richie is hoping to make the cut.


Football Correspondent

Last Sunday saw the 2017 Wanaka Futsal Sunday league kick off at the Wanaka Recreation Centre. This is a social league with some teams taking it seriously and other teams not so much. The League itself is run well with the main emphasis on having fun and the game being played in a competitive but friendly manner. There are 14 teams with some very interesting names like Wanyama in Pyjamas, That's What She Said and Brexit United to name a few. There were some very good games played during the evening with the match between FC88 and Let’ get Messie being the highlight. FC88 is mainly made up of the Mount Aspiring College senior boys futsal team that had a very strong year and did themselves proud at national and regional tournaments. All members are in Year 13. On the other side you have Let’ get Messie along with their brother team Wanyama in Pyjamas made up of Year 10, 11 and 12 players who will form the new MAC senior boys team next year. These two teams are using the Sunday league to prepare for the NZSS tournaments next year. The game was a show of some of the best futsal talent and skill in Wanaka and was played at a high pace and level. FC88 showed the experience of a

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MAC beat Cromwell in friendly L


Football Correspondent

Last Thursday Mount Aspiring College Boys 1st XI football team took on its counterpart from Cromwell High School in a friendly match in Cromwell, coming away with a comfortable win. This year the team has some new blood to the squad with a good mix of young new talent and seasoned veterans. Most of the senior members play their club football for the Wanaka Youth FC team in the Central Otago Men's Football League which had a strong season. Nearly all the new players to the 1st XI this year played in the Wanaka Associated FC U-17 division one teams in the Central Otago Football Sunday youth, with four players coming from the Bayern-17.2 team who took both the Division one championship and Finals-day cup. The team also features Adam Hewson and Adam Breen, this year’s two top goal scorers from both those leagues. The game was the team’s first hit out of the year after a couple of weeks training with the MAC 2nd XI. It was the perfect opportunity for the new players to play a major role in the game since it was without Ben Hadida, Tom Reaney and Rimu Roode who were either injured or had other commitments. The midfield of Weston Bell, Fletcher Cavanagh, Toa Roode and Alex Plimmer put some very good combinations together. This led to good balls being supplied to the forwards leading to some very good goals being scored, but there were moments when the midfield was guilty of doing too much. This caused play to break down and forward momentum to be lost, but when they kept it simple and let the ball do most of the work you could see why they call it the “beautiful game”. Cromwell tried hard, but had few

opportunities and found getting past the MAC defence line of Joe Sharratt, Levi Vink, Rory Hannon and Matt McLean very hard. Goalkeeper Mitchell Regan had a tough night, being stuck in goal for most of the game with not much to do but freeze his toes off. On the few occasions he was called upon to save a goal he did a good job. Player of the evening would have to go Adam Hewson who was on fire and unstoppable. Cromwell found it almost impossible to contain him and he was helped by fellow forward Adam Breen, who was a handful himself, putting the Cromwell defence in two minds, and opening up space for Adam Hewson to weave his magic. Rory Hannon showed why he was a Southern United U-19 centre-back last year with an outstanding game. Levi Vink has found his home this year as a centre-back after a few years lost in the wilderness. He has taken to the position like a duck to water, making it his own. Matt McLean is another player who also wandered around in the same wilderness but has found a home in the backline at left-back. Matt has gone from a player who started most 1st XI games on the bench to one of the first names put down for the starting lineup. Alex Plimmer showed at times why he has been considered for a long time as an up and coming and promising midfielder with a future. The new members of the team Weston Bell, Fletcher Cavanagh, Toa Roode, Adam Breen, Joe Sharratt all played and gelled well with the more senior players and did their bit to contribute to the win. The team should only get better as they train for the NZSS Jim Wishart tournament in Christchurch in September. The final scoreline was MAC 8 Cromwell 1. Adam Hewson 4, Rory Hannon 2, Matt McLean 1, Adam Breen 1.


Rams playoff hopes end L


Rugby Correspondent

For the country of All Blacks supporters in mourning following the result with the Lions on Saturday July 8, spare a thought for the Upper Clutha Rams’ faithful supporters. Not only did they endure that painful draw, but in addition had to watch the Rams’ playoff hopes end as Cromwell successfully defended The White Horse Cup with a 20-5 victory. Cromwell set the pace early by playing a high tempo style that saw its large forward pack running relentlessly at the Upper Clutha defence. It was the efforts of the Rams’ tight five that kept the team in the game, as players like Lachie Garrick, Ben Morris and Fergus Smith were standouts as they put their bodies on the line. However, Cromwell’s physical nature eventually paid dividends as it scored twice in the first half. Upper Clutha was a new team in the second half as the forwards upped their work rate and went phase after phase attacking close to the ruck. The breakthrough came when Scotty Cunningham, in

his signature move, called for the ball on the blindside wing and proceeded to barge over the line giving Upper Clutha a much needed lifeline. However it was not enough, as the nail in the coffin came at the midpoint of the second half when Cromwell turned down a chance to grab an easy three points. The defending champions instead proceeded to kick for touch and formed a lineout drive that led to a try, and sank the hopes of the Rams’ season. It was a difficult result for the boys as the team’s place outside of the playoffs was confirmed. Yet an encouraged coach, Paul Glynn, was first to look at the positives that came from the season, which he centred on the talented young players who are coming through. The two sets of brothers in the team, the Cunninghams and the Gilchrists, all played exceptionally game after game, as well as players like Fraser Dowling, Luke Grant and Max Collett who will all be a big part of the club’s future going forward. Richard Tweed is pictured running with the ball.


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Wanaka Sun | 13 - 19 July 2017 | Edition 826  

The home of Wanaka news, sports, events and opinions

Wanaka Sun | 13 - 19 July 2017 | Edition 826  

The home of Wanaka news, sports, events and opinions