Page 1

first timers hit slopes

INSIDE THIS WEEK farming: PAGE 6 jobs: PAGE 13 sport: Page 16

Young stroke survivors experience outdoor skiing.


cooking up a win Top hospitality students bid for culinary competition. 28 Reece Crescent Wanaka ph 03 443 8176 |



THUR 27.07.17 - WED 02.08.17



wanaka weathers the storm




s Wanaka assesses the damage from the weekend’s storms, the town appears to have got off lightly compared to several South Island spots, but not completely unscathed. Heavy rainfall and winds battered Otago from Friday July 21 to Sunday July 23, with Wanaka getting the worst of it on Friday night. The biggest casualties in the town were several trees brought down by the winds, including two mature Poplar trees on the lakefront. Queenstown Lakes District Council’s parks


officer Tim Errington said that the trees failed as a direct result of the strong winds experienced over the weekend. “One of the trees snapped a branch on an adjoining Poplar tree as it fell and this branch landed close to a public bench,” Tim said. He added that a cleanup operation started on Monday July 24 had been completed by Tuesday July 25, while reports of fallen branches at Wanaka Station Park were assessed to ensure there was no immediate danger to the public. “Public safety is paramount and

a full assessment of the structural condition of the remaining Poplar trees will be made alongside an evaluation of any further works that might be needed,” Tim said. A Larch plantation owned by Rippon Vineyard alongside Bills Way was also assessed on Monday after several trees came down. Bills Way resident Neil Scotts said that from his property he could count seven trees on the ground. “It was so noisy. We heard some banging but didn’t realise it was the trees coming down,” Neil said.

Wanaka 34 Penrith Park Drive

Lake Hawea 20 Flora Dora Parade

Wanaka Hammer & Nail Bakery & Cafe

For Sale by Deadline Private Treaty (unless sold prior) 4pm, Fri 8 Sep 2017, 62 Ardmore St, Wanaka

For Sale by Deadline Private Treaty (unless sold prior) 4pm, Thu 24 Aug 2017, 62 Ardmore St, Wanaka

For Sale by Deadline Private Treaty (unless sold prior) 4pm, Mon 14 Aug 2017, 62 Ardmore St, Wanaka


BEST 2016

“If the wind had been going from the north they could have potentially fallen down very close to us or even on our property, but as it was they fell sideways down the hill, which was lucky.” A state of emergency put in place as a result of the storms by Emergency Management Otago was officially lifted on Sunday as the region transitioned into recovery. Otago Regional Council’s public information manager Michele Poole said that while a formal recovery office was established in Dunedin, ORC operations staff were carrying out repairs and community support activities as part of their normal business at the start of the week. Staff would also be inspecting flood schemes, Continued on page 3




NATIONWIDE 2016 / 2017

Best front page newspaper in class 2016


THURSDAY 27.07.17 - WEDNESDAY 02.08.17




Artificial Intelligence talk R


A university professor will come to Wanaka next month to discuss Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the effect it has on our lives. University of Otago associate professor Alistair Knott will be at the Presbyterian Church Hall on August 4 and members of the public are invited to attend. Associate professor Knott has 25 years experience in AI research and says the talk will discuss recent advances in AI and the economic, social and ethical questions this raises. “Over the last few years, AI has made a lot of progress. I have always been concerned about the social consequences if machines can do what people can do. It could have a lot of implications, including for jobs. “We have to question whether we even want AI to do certain things, and who will be to blame if it goes wrong?” Alistair said. The talk will cover all of these areas

Cooking up a win


and it will be followed by a Q and A session at the end. It will also be preceded by a short presentation from the president of the Royal Society, Emeritus Professor Richard Bedford, to celebrate 150 years of the Royal Society in New Zealand. The evening begins at 6pm on Friday August 4 at the Presbyterian Church Hall, 91 Tenby Street. Entry is $5.

Funding opens for online stars




Central Otago’s top hospitality students will go up against 27 others from nine of the country’s leading training institutes in a bid for this year’s Nestlé Toque d’Or competition. Cromwell’s Kayla Green, Sam Farr of Alexandra and Freda Zhang, originally from China, all study at Otago Polytechnic’s Central Otago campus and will take part in the national culinary competition today (Thursday July 27) in Auckland. Freda and Sam are both studying Level Five cookery while Kayla is at Level Four having come through the polytechnic’s Trades Academy Programme.

NZ Chef’s national president and organiser of the event, Graham Hawkes, said the students have all signed up for what will be a gruelling training schedule in the run up to the event. “Many of the students will spend months training for the big day, while also juggling work and study commitments. Hotly contended, the goal is to create and deliver an award-winning menu to special guests attending the event on competition day,” Graham said. Nestlé Toque d’Or, which has been running for more than 26 years, is considered as a premier student culinary and front of house competition in New Zealand. Pictured: Central Otago’s Toque d’Or team Kayla, Sam and Freda (l-r) preparing for the competition.

Song launch supports smart saving PHOTO: DAVID ST GEORGE



Wanaka’s budding directors are being encouraged to apply for help to become the next star of the internet. Skip Ahead, a joint initiative between NZ On Air and Google/ YouTube, is offering portions of a $300,000 fund for local storytellers to get their video projects off the ground. In addition to the fund, successful applicants will see their narratives developed into a web series, attend skills workshops and be given the support to build a global audience. Last year, the initiative helped four applicants launch their own web series, including Jordan Watson with

his instructional parenting series How to Dad, which now has close to 150,000 subscribers. Jordan said that the funding had brought a whole new audience to his channel. “As an online video creator you make do with what you have, you get friends and family to help out and see what you can slap together. Being able to have a full crew film your random ideas is just a dream,” Jordan said. “For us the Skip Ahead funding made that dream a reality.” Anyone interested in applying can do so at Applications are open until August 30. Pictured above: Last year’s Skip Ahead winners.



Painting in Wanaka since 1999 Interior and Exterior Call Nigel 027 2014158 PAGE 2


Award-winning children’s performer Anna van Riel launched her new song on the slopes of Treble Cone last week. Lake Hawea’s Anna, pictured with some of her young audience, performed One Little Dollar for the first time in public last Thursday (July 20). Anna said the song is focused on positive empowerment around money and was inspired by an upcoming campaign by the Commission THURSDAY 27.07.17 - WEDNESDAY 02.08.17

for Financial Capability raising awareness around supporting children on how to save. “I never learned any money skills in school and spent the longest time fumbling about, trying to figure out how to manage funds and invest. Even if it’s deciding on whether it’s smarter to spend your pocket money on bubble gum or pineapple lumps, understanding how your money works is gold”, Anna said. One Little Dollar will be shared during the money week launch but can be already found on iTunes, Bandcamp and other online platforms.



TeenAg team triumph


Local builds win big D


Wanaka and Cromwell picked up several gold awards in this year’s Southern Master Builders House of the Year competition. Six companies, three from Wanaka and three from Cromwell, were awarded gold for their projects, located across Wanaka and Cromwell, at a gala dinner in Queenstown on July 15. Southern Registered Master Builders Association members and colleagues from the local construction industry celebrated the 24 gold winners from across the Southern region, who will now go up against gold winners from around the country for the title of National Gold Reserve finalists.

Level Construction Dean Millar Builder, Dunlop Builders Limited, Keith Mackenzie Builder Limited, Turnkey Homes Limited, O’Callaghan & Walker Builders Limited and Mike Greer Homes Central Otago Limited were the gold winners for Cromwell and Wanaka, with several more silvers and bronzes. Mike Greer Homes won in the GIB Show Home Award category for a build in West Meadows, pictured. Judges commented on its natural appeal, saying that its split-level layout flowed with the land. “Taking its cue from the surrounding mountain peaks, this wonderful home presents natural textures and striking gable forms. Quality fixtures, fittings and finishes deliver elegant everyday comfort,” judges said.




Two teen agricultural stars shone a spotlight on Wanaka with top results in the TeenAg competition earlier this month. Year 13 Mount Aspiring College (MAC) hostel students Sam Lourie and Joshua Osborne, pictured, won third place for Otago/Southland, with Sam being crowned competitor of the year at the event in Fielding on Friday July 7. The annual TeenAg competition sees participants take part in seven challenge modules, a practical ‘face-off’ task, a construction task, a written examination and a two-minute speech. This year 14 teams represented New Zealand’s seven Young Farmer districts. MAC mathematics teacher Sharon Arlidge was there on the day and said that it was a very intense create New Zealand’s first sustaina- six hours and 30 minutes of competition for the ble dental practice. “I’ve always hoped to return to Wanaka and it’s the perfect community to help us create a low waste, environmentally-friendly dental practice,” Olivia said. The team have been searching for low-waste and eco-friendly alternaDANIELLE BUTLER tives to existing medical and dental procedures. “Obviously with medical proce- Voting for the Wanaka Ward by-election closes dures we can’t eliminate all waste, tomorrow (Friday July 28), with only 32 percent of but we have found some great the electorate having voted so far. alternatives.” As of Wednesday morning (July 26), 2628 votes “When it comes to oral health and had been returned to Queenstown Lakes District environmental care, they are quite Council, 32.9 percent of those registered to vote. similar,” Olivia said. “It’s about cultivating good habits and giving people chances to make positive choices. Every little bit helps.”

Local dentist calls time D


Long-standing local dentist Bruce Hale has said goodbye to his practice after 38 years of serving the Wanaka community. Bruce and his wife Doreen first set up practice in Ardmore Street in the late 1970s, moving to the corner of Totara Terrace and Aubrey Road eight years ago. The dental practice has been taken over by oral health therapist Olivia Raffills and her team, who are looking to place a strong focus on community and environmental sustainability. Olivia’s practice opened last Friday (July 21) and the Aspiring College ‘old girl’ said that alongside her clinical team of dentists, Dr Emma Naera and Dr Blake Brown, her vision was to

boys in total. “It’s exciting for the school and an awesome achievement for the boys. It’s also a great connection with the national Young Farmer of the Year, Nigel Woodhead, also represented the Otago/ Southland region,” Sharon said. Josh said the pair were challenged in tasks including water management, pest control, health and safety, dairy farming and scarecrow construction. Sam, whose two younger brothers also competed for Napier Boys High School, said judges had awarded him with competitor of the year for his attitude and effort throughout the day. “We didn’t get stuck on many of the tasks and didn’t find any of it too difficult. It was really cool to get third place and good to beat the little brothers,” Sam said. The boys wish to thank Paul and Kirsten Maver who sponsored them for $250 in the competition.

District’s vote return low D

Jude Battson, Wayne Hudson, Quentin Smith and Eddie Spearing are candidates for the Wanaka Ward seat left vacant by Councillor Ella Lawton’s appointment to the Otago Regional Council last month. Voting closes at midday on Friday July 28. Voting documents can be returned to the electoral officer at 10 Gorge Road, Queenstown or at the Wanaka Service Centre, 47 Ardmore Street.

Wanaka weathers storm Continued from page 1



clearing debris and repairing damage, Michele said. Department of Conservation (DOC) senior ranger Annette Grieve said that although the Middlemarch section of the Otago Central Rail Trail had been damaged, nothing had so far been reported locally on DOC land. Wanaka Police’s senior constable Ian Henderson reported no major incidents from the storm, aside from two calls about large trampolines taking off from backyards. Lake Wanaka is enjoying healthier levels following the storm, after


its lowest level since records began was recorded last month at 276.335 metres above mean sea level (msl). As of Tuesday afternoon, the lake was sitting at 276.562 metres above msl having risen gradually and significantly from where it was hovering between 276.48 and 276.50 metres above msl for most of the week before. The alert threshold for high lake level is 279.4 and flood level is 280 metres above msl. The MetService predicts that the region will experience lower rain and snow accumulations this weekend (Friday July 28 to Sunday July 30) with cool, crisp conditions expected.

THURSDAY 27.07.17 - WEDNESDAY 02.08.17



Lantern sales soar Late pilot’s wife speaks out D




Cromwell’s skies look set to glow with paper lanterns during next month’s Light Up Winter party. Residents have been buying up lanterns in anticipation of a ‘mass release’ from the Big Fruit reserve and sales have already passed the 50 mark. The lanterns, which are biodegradable, went on sale at SBS Bank in Cromwell Mall last week and demand has been increasing, with just 250 now remaining. Organisers said they were pleased people were buying lanterns in advance and that it would provide a spectacular conclusion to the Cromwell Mall event. Cromwell and

Districts Promotion Group community relationships manager Briggite Tait said, “the lanterns are the unique bit. We’re hoping they will encourage people to travel and come and see it.” On the night, Cromwell Mall will be covered with fairy lights to help set the atmosphere to celebrate the end of the darker winter months. Live music, children’s activities, food, mulled wine, competitions and entertainers will be in full swing from early evening. Lanterns cost $5 each and numbers are limited. They will be for sale on the night, but people are encouraged to buy in advance. Light Up Winter starts at 5pm on Friday August 4. Pictured: Carolyn Murray and Brigitte Tait test out a lantern in preparation.



The wife of the late Steve Combe, a helicopter pilot who died in a helicopter crash in 2015, has said that the focus should remain on the official cause of the accident after details of past mental health issues experienced by Steve came to light earlier this year. The Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC) concluded in August 2016 that mast bumping was the cause of the incident, which occurred on a training flight, taking the lives of Steve and his student on February 19 2015. Later that month, the Commission received new evidence concerning the mental health of Steve in 2014 and resumed the inquiry, again concluding that mast bumping was the most likely cause of the crash. The report stated, “the commission concluded that it is very unlikely that any medical factor contributed to the accident. As a result, no changes were made to the original findings in the published report. It is very likely that the instructor was medically fit to fly when his most recent medical certificate was issued.” Steve’s wife Stephanie Combe said that she hoped the focus on mast bumping would not be diminished. “I believe some important issues have been missed in the coverage of the addendum to the accident investigation to date. TAIC has found that Steve was fit to fly at the time of the accident. Therefore medical issues were not a factor in this accident,” Stephanie said. “This leaves us with the unanswered question about the cause of the accident. Mast bumping. We just will not know what really causes these fatal mast bumps in Robinson helicopters until we have a recording device in the cab as was recommended by TAIC in its original report of this incident. People don’t usually survive mast bumps in Robinsons to tell us what happened.” Stephanie added that the TAIC’s report revealed an important truth that is of value to highlight.

“It is absolutely possible to have a ‘mental health episode’ and not only recover but also remain in remission and this is recognised at a high level by the medical profession in this report,” Stephanie said. “Many people in Wanaka, and actually all around the world, knew Steve and were the recipients of his kindness and open-hearted nature. His unique expression of the joy of life was legendary. Who could forget him running the Challenge Marathon dressed as Wonder Woman to raise money for a dear friend who had cancer? In a pretty decent time too.” “It may therefore have come as a surprise to some people to learn that someone like Steve could experience a short period where he felt depressed. This is because it is actually ‘quite normal to feel a bit weird’, as Prince Harry has said in his ‘Heads Together’ campaign to raise awareness about mental health.” “At one point in time Steve felt low due to a specific set of, short-term, circumstances. He was brave enough to get help and due to the help and support he received, plus certain events, he recovered. I hope people will see that and hear the message that it is ok to talk about it, ok to get help. It is perfectly possible to recover.” Stephanie said that Steve resigned from his role as a pilot when he realised something wasn’t right and only went back to flying when he was well again. “If Steve had had a similar period off flying for sciatica or pneumonia for example, and then had returned when fully recovered, would anyone even be talking about it, especially as it wasn’t a relevant factor to the accident in this case?” “We all need to know that it’s normal to feel ‘a bit weird’ at some point in our lives. The important thing is to tell someone and get help,” Stephanie said. “If Steve is to be in the news again, I pray people will take time to remember the genuinely ‘top bloke’ we all knew and the positive influence he had in this world in the all too short time he was here.”

Thought about upgrading your original windows to double glazing? • A warmer home in Winter, cooler in Summer. • Reduction in condensation. • External noise reduction. • Significantly reduces heat loss. For an obligation free quote call Kris today 022 135 6997 Email:


Approved repairer for all the major insurance companies


Automotive glass replacement and repairs


Call us on (03) 443 1613 for more details Or pop in to our workshop – 27 Gordon Road Wanaka •

New Builds, Design & Build, Renovations & Hard Landscaping

Over 10 years experience working with people on their homes

Winter cowhide pop up shop fundraiser OPEN by request 7 days a week

Lake Hayes Pavilion 14th, - 23rd March 34 Plantation Road,20th Wanaka. Phone John 0274499774 Arrowtown Community Hall 17th-19th & 24th-28th March PAGE 4

Jim 022-411-8550

THURSDAY 27.07.17 - WEDNESDAY 02.08.17

- Licenced in-home care and education service for pre-school children - Low carer to child ratio - max 1:4 - provides a trusting and secure environment - Within the home-based environment our carers will work to develop a great insight into your child(s) individual strengths, working to nurture their abilities and any additional support that they may require. - Our programme is based on the New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum (Te Whariki). - Parents and extended family are encouraged to be actively involved in their child(s) learning and development.

call us now on 0508 ANGELS

or check out our website



Honey wraps seminar

Shoppers say no to plastic PHOTO: SUPPLIED



New World Wanaka has responded to a photo of mandarins packaged in plastic in its produce department that sparked a large response on social media, saying that it is not normal practice for the store. Ben Clifford prompted hundreds of comments and thousands of shares online when he posted a photo complaining that there was no need for the fruit to be packaged in plastic. A spokesperson for New World Wanaka said that the fruit was repackaged due to minor damage. “This is not normal practice in the produce department. The team had a few mandarins with minor damage so thought repackaging them in recyclable containers so customers could still enjoy the fruit was a good way of preventing food waste,” the spokesperson said. Wanaka Wastebusters’ communications advisor Gina Dempster said that she thought the whole

experience had ended up being a positive thing. “I feel like it was just a bit of a mistake and empathise with the person that did it. They were clearly trying to solve the issue of food waste and just weren’t very creative in how they did it. It probably didn’t feel like a big deal as there is already plastic everywhere, which is a problem with the bigger system and it’s that problem that we need to address,” Gina said. “The best thing about it is that there was an overwhelming public response. People don’t like plastic, they don’t want it and by speaking up they can make a difference. It’s great that New World has been sensitive to what people are thinking and will look at other ways of doing things in future.” A spokesperson for New World said that the environment was incredibly important to them and that they were working on a few key initiatives to encourage reducing, reusing and recycling. These included soft plastics recycling bins and the fact that all New World stores are going microbead-free.

Vineyard Tasting Room

like us on

OPEN 11am–4pm 246 Riverbank Road · Wanaka [Closed Saturdays]



DISTINCTION BY QUALITY Interior & Exterior Painting & Decorating Servicing Wanaka for the last 5 years Specialising In Architecturally Designed Homes BRENDAN 021 2032930




Over 90 people attended the two Plastic Bag Free Wanaka (PBFW) seminars held last Saturday, July 22 to learn how to make their own honey wraps. PBFW committee member Charlotte Trigg and local chef Evelyn Vallillee took the participants through the process (pictured). PBFW committee member Sophie


FOR YOUR BUCK! Target more of your target market with our huge online presence and unrivalled local print distribution.

Two glasses of mulled wine and a platter for $40

FOR BOOKINGS CALL 03 443 5252 | 021 786 740 |


Open 8am -10pm everyday



(formerly Harborow & Co)

Based in Alexandra but covering all of Central Otago

Make sure you tell us you saw this advert


Ward said, “from our perspective, everyone went away with a honey wrap. It shows that there is a lot of momentum and awareness around reducing the use of plastic. We’ve seen that through Plastic Bag Free July. A lot of people are talking about it and for us that is really positive.” The honey wraps can be used as an alternative to plastic wrap and the instructions on how to make your own have been published on PBFW’s Facebook page.

Chapel available Owners of Central Crematorium Prearranged or

Lynette Hodge

prepaid options

Dean Newman

Office hours: 8.30am-5.00pm 0800 263 863 16 Ennis Street, 24 hours Alexandra (03) 448-8642 E:

THURSDAY 27.07.17 - WEDNESDAY 02.08.17



Kim Reilly, Federated Farmers South Island regional policy manager’s monthly column, on issues affecting the Upper Clutha’s rural community…

Inundated with adverse events Over the past few years, responding to adverse events has become a key part of Federated Farmers’ work. The Federation and its members have been called on in response to earthquakes, floods, snow, storms, droughts, fire and biosecurity incursions. The most recent response has been to the significant floods impacting Otago, North Otago and Canterbury, with the Taieri Plains dealt the hardest blow. Flood events are particularly disruptive. They are sudden and intense, with effects generally widespread and lasting, involving often isolated communities. In most areas of New Zealand, flood schemes are designed to divert water away from built-up urban communities and onto rural land. While this saves lives and livelihoods, it comes with a lasting impact for rural communities. As anyone who’s been involved with floods will know, long after the floodwaters have cleared and the media has lost interest, farmers and rural communities are left dealing with the clean-up and consequences. For the recent floods, a recovery team was formed as soon as the severity of the deluge became evident. This included Council, Civil Defence and Emergency Management (CDEM), Federated Farmers, Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), DairyNZ, Beef + LambNZ, Fonterra, FMG and Otago Rural Support Trust. The aim was to ensure appropriate coordination of on-farm support and information events from the outset, and until after the floodwaters recede. Alongside this, Federated Farmers activated the 0800 327 646 (0800 FARMING) helpline, which is available for both members and non-members. We are encouraging any farmers who can offer immediate grazing or

feed to get in touch. The helpline is a tried and tested resource, operated by people who understand farmers and farming. It means that farmers elsewhere in the country who are able to lend a hand can help out those who are impacted. The local Rural Support Trust is also an invaluable asset for farmers, whether in response to an adverse event or because of other pressures. Anyone feeling stressed or overwhelmed, or who is concerned about a rural family member, friend or neighbour, should contact them on 0800 787 254. Rural Support Trust co-ordinators are rural people with a wealth of experience dealing with rural issues and pressures. They are able to sit down with a farmer and work through personal, animal welfare or business issues, and importantly, they can draw in expert help when and as needed. They do this for free, and the service is confidential. After all, that’s what we as New Zealanders do when people are going through a tough time. We let people know that they are not alone and that support is available. At the end of the day, any adverse event is a timely reminder to us all to have plans and emergency provisions prepared. In such an event, how would you fare? If you needed to evacuate your property quickly, do you have valuables, medication and immediately vital provisions at hand? How will animals and stock needs be attended to? If confined to your property, what will be needed? Is an emergency generator a wise investment? And for those involved in this or any other adverse event response, Federated Farmers will continue to pick up the learnings and work through how the response could go better the next time.

Rural fuel delivery – on time, every time

Farming in top four S


A new survey shows regard for agriculture and farming out-ranking rugby, netball and other sports as a hallmark of New Zealand. Nearly 9000 people gave their views in the Well-being Statistics 2016 survey in which agriculture and farming scored a mean rating of 8.2 out of 10 for “important characteristics when defining New Zealand”. Topping the ratings were ‘freedom, rights and peace’ and ‘environment’, both 9.1, and just in front of farming, ‘people in New Zealand’ at 8.5. ‘History’ had a mean rating of 8, and sports 7.8, the Statistics NZ annual survey said. Federated Farmers president Katie Milne said she wasn’t surprised by the survey results, “Kiwis can relate to people who have a No. 8 wire, getstuck-in, resilient sort of attitude - all common

with farming folk. And as much as tourism is a big earner, most New Zealanders also appreciate that it is primary producers who deliver the goods that win the lion’s share of our export earnings.” The survey found that regard for farming as a key national characteristic increased with age. Those over 65 were more likely to rate agriculture and farming as extremely important when defining New Zealand - 40 percent rated it 10/10. This compares with only 27.5 percent of young people. That might indicate agriculture has more work to do to show our best and brightest young people that the sector has much to offer career and lifestyle-wise, Katie said. Agriculture and farming featured in the top four most-highly rated characteristics for European people (30.6 percent rated it 10/10) and Asian people (34.4). But Maori and Pasifika people tended to rate sport more highly as a defining characteristic.

Free meals for ski workers




Ski workers are invited to enjoy a free fortnightly meal at Wanaka Presbyterian Church. Anyone working at Treble Cone, Ski Farm or Cardrona can call in every second Tuesday and get a hot meal provided by the church. Ryan Lobb, who runs the initiative, said ski workers provided a vital service and it was important to help them, especially given so many saw their employment delayed by the lack of snow. “There was a need for that part of the community who hadn’t had any work and were finding it a bit

tough. They are a valued part of our community and this is about communicating God’s love in a practical way. We had about 65 people the week before last and usually expect between 60 and 100.” This is the second year that the church has run the service. All of the food is cooked on-site and ski workers can enjoy a varied menu, ranging from lasagne and shepherd’s pie to full roasts, followed by a pudding. The meals are available from 6:30pm to 8:30pm every other Tuesday at Wanaka Presbyterian Church, Tenby Street. Anyone who works at one of the three ski fields is welcome. The next one is on Tuesday August 8.





Stacey Anderson 027 228 8119




THURSDAY 27.07.17 - WEDNESDAY 02.08.17

Trevor Peters 027 201 4490



Wanaka Sun welcomes fresh face



The Wanaka Sun has welcomed a new team member on board, media sales representative Joris Lemaire, pictured. Unprecedented growth across the paper’s growing multiple platforms saw it put a call out last month for an enthusiastic and outgoing person to join its sales team, and French-born marketeer applicant Joris fit the bill perfectly. Joris, originally from Nice, was brought to Wanaka on his travels through New Zealand and, like so many others, he fell in love with its surroundings and decided not to leave. “I love the town and the vibes here. It’s a lot quieter than somewhere like Queenstown and I’d had enough of busy cities,” Joris said. An extensive career has seen Joris managing and marketing luxury hotels and Michelin Star restaurants across Europe, leaving him no


GET 3 FREE Join us in celebrating Joris’s arrival and make him feel welcome by snapping up this unmissable offer. Get in touch now to buy ten adverts, and Joris will throw three in for free.


stranger to quality and success. The fitness-keen adventurer said that he was now looking for a new challenge at The Wanaka Sun. “I’d like to build some new relationships with businesses and create strong relationships between businesses and consumers. Wanaka is a town with a lot of potential and I’m excited to get involved in that and create some opportunities.”












Free Free

*Offer will only be available to the first ten customers and is available until August 30 2017.

Student plane project takes off R


A group of engineering students in Otago is to build a plane from scratch as part of it’s latest project. The students, all from Otago Polytechnic’s Dunedin Campus, will build a Van’s RV12, an American twoseat, single-engine aircraft. It is built from a kitset and will cost around $70,000, which will be funded by Otago Polytechnic’s capital expenditure budget. The plane should take two and a half years to complete and will be sold at the end of the project, with the proceeds being used to fund the next kitset plane. Stuart Allan, principal engineering lecturer at Otago Polytechnic, said it will present a good opportunity for the budding engineers to use what

they have learned in their degree so far. “The students are really interested in this project. It’s a unique, practical way to motivate them, as they can really see what they’re achieving as they go,” Stuart said. “This will be run like a business. We’ll have a general manager, along with construction and quality managers. We’ll also include the marketing and business students.” The plane will have a nine-metre wingspan with detachable wings, enabling it to be transported on a trailer. Its registration will read ZK OPT, with the ZK representing New Zealand and OPT standing for Otago Polytechnic. The project will be supervised under Civil Aviation rules and regulations, with a licensed aircraft engineer, who graduated from Otago Polytechnic, overseeing it.


THURSDAY 27.07.17 - WEDNESDAY 02.08.17



Helicopter appeal hits huge total R



Southlanders have dug deep to raise almost $100,000 for the Lakes District Air Rescue Helicopter. As part of this year’s Westpac Chopper Appeal, the region donated $99,101.68, which will help maintain the helicopters and keep the service running. All donations from the appeal are distributed back to the 16 rescue helicopter services across the country, so money that is raised locally stays in the community. In total, the appeal raised $1,261,214.74 across the country. Lakes District Air Rescue trust chairman, Jules Tapper ONZM, explained that the amount raised is vital because the government provides less than half of the funding the service needs. He said, “we are continually overwhelmed by the generosity of locals and could not be prouder to be part of this community. Thank you very much to everyone who gave their

time, money and resources to see such a fantastic amount collected for our local chopper service. Each and every donation makes a big difference to help us keep doing what we do.” Westpac general manager marketing, Andy Kerr, said the total raised is another fantastic effort. “Kiwis realise just how important our rescue helicopters are and have once again rallied strongly behind their local choppers and again shown amazing support. Their generosity continues to ensure this vital emergency service can stay in the air and carry out life-saving rescue missions every day,” said Andy. ‘The People’s Chopper’, pictured, once again proved to be a popular way to donate, with those giving online or via text having the opportunity to upload a picture of themselves or someone they love onto the side of the helicopter. The final design included more than 1500 pictures. Donations are welcome throughout the year and can be made online at or any Westpac branch.

Confused by the New Charity Reporting Requirements? Join the Club Charities required to give more information Perry Crockett and Naomi McGregor are two of our in-house experts when it comes to dealing with registered charities. This week Perry and Naomi take a look at reporting for registered charities and the new reporting requirements which came into effect from April 1, 2015. We have seen these changes effecting sporting clubs and charitable trusts having their financial statements rejected when filed with the Charities Commission. Many clubs register as charities to make it easier for them to receive donations and grants from larger funding organisations and have simple reporting with relatively limited transactions. This article will focus on smaller organisations with expenditure of less than $2 million and covers not only the financial reporting but the additional non-financial disclosure requirements. There are four tiers for reporting as a Public Benefit Entity (PBE) and the two that will effect smaller organisations are Tier 3 and Tier 4. The threshold to qualify as a Tier 4 PBE is under $125k of annual


expenditure and a Tier 4 PBE has expenditure between $125k and $2mil. The thresholds are based on expenditure in the previous two financial years and must be exceeded in consecutive financial years to force an entity up into the next tier. It should also be noted that charitable organisations with operating expenditure over $500k are required to have their financial statements either reviewed or audited annually by a registered auditor and if expenditure is over $1 million then they are required to have a full audit. Some smaller organisations may have it in their own rules that they should have an audit or review, but are not required by law to have this done. Much of the reporting requirements for Tier 3 and 4 are the same, with both being required to file performance reports as part of their annual return. These reports contain both financial and non-financial information about the PBE and require the entity to show separately sources of funding and such as donations and grants


Perry Crockett

Naomi McGregor

from revenue from activities and likewise for expenses. The main difference between the tiers is that Tier 3 is prepared on an accrual basis and Tier 4 entities must report on a cash basis meaning they cannot apply concepts such as depreciation on capital assets, or accounts payable and receivable. The non-financial information which now requires disclosure is detailed within the new Entity Information Report and Statement of Service Performance report. The Entity Information Report details key information about the PBE and its activities, including its purpose or mission, its structure, the main sources of cash and resources, methods used to raise funds and reliance on volunteers and donations. The Statement of Service Performance then outlines the outcomes of the PBE and a description and quantifica-

THURSDAY 27.07.17 - WEDNESDAY 02.08.17

Main: +64 3 443 0086 Fax: +64 3 443 7342 Email: Ground Floor, Brownston House, 21 Brownston Street, Wanaka 9305

tion of these outputs. For example, a youth development charitable trust may have the outcome of developing confident young people who can contribute within their school and local community. Description and quantification of the charitable trust’s outputs may include number of youth who attended leadership courses, or signed up to receive newsletters produced by the charity. Inclusion of such non-financial information in the performance report allows people who have a financial interest in your PBE, including members, donors, funders and governance groups, to make informed decisions Crowe Horwath helps a number of organisations to prepare their performance reports. Taking an active role and being involved with community organisations is something we value.



Slow down, drivers urged Pilot joins global team R


Drivers in Wanaka are being asked to slow down as children go back to school. Brake, the road safety charity, wants drivers to restrict their speed to 30km per hour outside schools to help protect young lives. The charity said that drivers at this speed have a much better chance of being able to stop if a child runs out unexpectedly. The charity is also reminding drivers about the 20km per hour speed limit in both directions if passing a school bus that has stopped to let children on or off. Brake’s NZ director Caroline Perry said, “the death of a child on the road is devastating and we’re reminding drivers that they have a responsibility to do everything they can to protect other road users when they are at the wheel. This means

slowing down around schools and in communities to help keep kids safe. “Children can be unpredictable, so drivers need to give the road their full attention. Many schools have lower speed limits around them, but we urge drivers to commit to slowing down even further.” The call was echoed by Wanaka’s Senior Constable Ian Henderson, who wants drivers to be vigilant for students cycling, walking or crossing the road around schools. He also reminded any students on a restricted licence that they face a fine or a loss of demerit points for carrying unauthorised passengers. Brake is advising parents to help their children with road safety messages, including using stop, look and listen, crossing only at designated crossing points when possible, taking headphones off and not using a phone when on the road. For further information, advice and support, go to

Sticks n’ Stones develops skills




Wanaka Airport’s aerobatics pilot Ivan Krippner has been selected to join an Australian-based team performing at airshows around the world. Two-time national aerobatic champion and six-time national title holder Ivan headed to Australia last week where he will take part in a

week of intensive training to prepare for his first show in China. Ivan, pictured, will be one of three pilots in the relatively new team who perform formation aerobatics flying within a foot of other aircraft, and also performing solo routines. The flying routines have been compared to the Royal New Zealand Airforce’s Red Checkers or the United States Navy’s Blue Angels.






Mount Aspiring College’s (MAC) Sticks n’ Stones students kept themselves busy over the school holidays, heading down to Dunedin for a two-day personal development workshop. The Good 2 Great workshop, run by Youth Line, saw the students take part in a number of seminars with students from across Otago, as well as meeting Australian Idol winner Stan Walker and Queen’s Young Leader winner Ashleigh Smith. Meg Thomas said the two days she had spent at the workshop were “truly life-changing”. “There were many inspirational speakers that all gave a powerful message. We were lucky enough to meet Stan Walker personally, and sing his song Take It Easy with him.” “But it wasn’t all about meeting a celebrity.

He shared his incredible story, and gave the key message that it doesn’t matter what your background is or where you came from, anyone can do anything,” Meg said. “I had such an amazing time and I am now even more motivated to make a positive change for the community.” MAC’s Sticks n’ Stones coordinator Carol Bradley said the workshops had included a range of topics from sexual diversity, affirming diversity and the spoken word. “We spent time building strong connections with other like-minded, passionate people. Our guys completely blew everyone away. The group here is full of real change-makers. They’re positive and are big advocates of compassion and kindness,” Carol said. Pictured: The MAC Sticks n’ Stones group with Stan Walker.


FREE MEASURE & QUOTE Supply your own fabric - or we can supply it for you

FOR ALL YOUR ELECTRICAL NEEDS 23a Gordon Road, Wanaka 03 4431260 E.



THURSDAY 27.07.17 - WEDNESDAY 02.08.17



Top tuition for dancers S


Twelve of Wanaka’s dance students twirled and leaped their way through an intensive five-day national event over the school holidays, with some picking up trophies for their efforts. The Dance Wanaka students, aged between seven and 15, took part in the British Ballet Organisation’s annual Dance Days Winter School in Wellington. The event attracted more than 200 dancers from across the country and included daily classes in classical ballet, jazz, musical theatre, lyrical and contemporary styles by tutors from Sydney and New Zealand. Dance Wanaka studio manager and director Anna Thomas said that the event provided scholar-

ship opportunities and an appreciation of professional dancers’ daily lives. “The dancers loved every minute of it. They enjoyed meeting new friends from many other dance schools who all share a similar passion for their dance,” Anna said. Wanaka’s Luke Gendall received the Junior Excellence Award for musical theatre, Grace Thomas received excellence for Grade Four and was runner-up at the Junior Theatre Awards, while Hannah Thomas was runner-up in the Scholars Theatre Awards. Pictured: Back row from left to right: Tayla Doran (11), Tru Bowie (11), Cecilia Gardner (14), Sophie Walsh (10), Laura Neale (15), Zoe Frazer (11), Jessica Hollow (14) and Hazel Riley (12). Front row : Luke Gendall (9), Elizabeth Pell (9), Grace Thomas (9) and Hannah Thomas (7).

Sponsored by

Sponsored by



ISSUE 828 Free delivery to Wanaka, Cromwell and surrounds, PO boxes in Makarora, Cromwell, Haast, Wanaka, Albert Town and Hawea. Also distributed to businesses in the Wanaka business district Average circulation: 15,000 weekly.

Phone: 03 443 5252 Fax: 03 443 5250


Jacqui Dean MP launches re-election campaign

Editor: Glenda Turnbull Journalists: Danielle Butler Rob White Social media: Nikki Heath Graphic design: C. Scott Advertising:


Jacqui Dean has officially launched her campaign to be re-elected as MP for Waitaki. She won the seat, then called Otago, from the Labour Party in 2005. She has defended it for the National Party at the last three elections. Her campaign began on the night of Saturday July 20, with the first billboard being put up shortly after midnight. Jacqui said, “I am so excited and proud to be your candidate for the National Party in the Waitaki electorate and I assure you I will be giving it my all. “For the past decade, I have demonstrated my commitment and passion to serve you all in this beautiful part of the country.” “I feel humbled and proud to be nominated to be your MP and if re-elected look forward to continuing to work hard to represent you all with the highest level of integrity.” She will compete with Zelie Allan (Labour), Alexander Familton (New Zealand First), Patrick Wall (The Green Party) and Kevin Neill (The Opportunities Party).

Joris Lemaire 021 786 740 Admin: Benn Ashford 021 956 740 Mail: PO Box 697, Wanaka

Deadlines: Display Advertising

4pm Friday prior to publication. 021 786 740 Classified Advertising 5pm Monday prior Text: 0220 786 778 Subscriptions: $175 within NZ (including GST) per year. Overseas rates on request. Remittances to PO Box 697, Wanaka, NZ

The 2017 General Election is on Saturday September 23. Voters must be registered by Friday September 22. More details are available at

starting Monday 5th of June 7pm, will run forthnightly SHADE SAIL SPECIALISTS until further notice. Scott Moyle Moyle Scott Moyle Free entry, good prizes, drink and meal P (03) 443specials 7288 P (03) 443 7288 and all set in a good atmosphere. P (03) 443 7288







M 027 420 6250 M M027 6250 027420 420 6250 E $20 meal deals everyday. Come and enjoy our crackling open fire! E E

THURSDAY 27.07.17 - WEDNESDAY 02.08.17



Harvard 57 cleared for take-off Swing bridge divides opinion R




After an 18-month absence, Harvard 57 is finally airborne again. The Warbirds aircraft, part of the Roaring 40s Harvard aerobatic display team based in Auckland, was badly damaged in a landing accident after the 2016 Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow. Callum Smith and his team of engineers at Twenty TwentyFour Limited, based at Wanaka Airport, were given the task of repairing it. “There was damage to one wing, the engine and undercarriage. We were able to source most of the replacement parts relatively easily, but there were one or two pieces which proved a bit harder to locate and that’s what has caused the delay in getting the aircraft flying again,” said Callum. Once the repairs were complete, the aircraft was put through its paces by Warbirds pilot and

Warbirds Over Wanaka display planner John Lamont and it is now cleared to return north. Harvard 57 was first shipped to New Zealand in July 1943 and was assembled at Hobsonville air base a couple of months later. It is expected to return to Wanaka for next Easter’s 30th anniversary Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow. Meanwhile, applications for Warbirds Over Wanaka Community Trust’s 2017 Flying Scholarships will open on August 1. Two scholarships of $5000 are on offer for budding Warbirds pilots and application forms are available on the website. Warbirds Over Wanaka general manager Ed Taylor said they had a very good response to the first scholarships last year and that those who missed out are encouraged to apply again. Information and tickets are available from, as are application forms for the 2017 scholarship programme. Pictured: Callum Smith and John Lamont with Harvard 57.


The Upper Clutha Tracks Trust (UCTT) is asking the public for feedback on a potential cycle and footbridge over the Clutha River and opinions are already divided. The UCTT made the request on its Facebook page and strong opposing views have been aired, with some welcoming the idea and others raising concerns over the expense and its effect on the location’s picturesque views. The bridge would be built just downstream from the Outlet and would span 100-140 metres. It would aim to provide a key new link in the Upper Clutha track network, giving easy access to Dublin Bay and the Deans Bank Tracks. The bridge could also provide easier access from Wanaka Township to Dublin Bay and the tracks on the left of the Clutha River, reducing the

distance from the log cabin to Dublin Bay from 19km to 11.5km. John Wellington, treasurer of the Upper Clutha Tracks Trust, pointed out the significant distance the bridge could save walkers, but said that feedback was vital before anything is decided. “The bridge would form a key link and make Dublin Bay more accessible for walkers and families. On a bike, 7.5km isn’t far, but it’s a lot for people on a walk. But we’re not just going to build this bridge come what may.” “We just want to see what people think. We’re putting the idea out there and in a couple of weeks we’ll think more.” John also said that they had mainly heard from cyclists so far and he hoped that more walkers would join the discussion. Anyone wishing to offer their views can visit





THURSDAY 27.07.17 - WEDNESDAY 02.08.17


OLED versus QLED, you compare and decide at Selectrix Wanaka Selectrix Plan


n Rd







WANAKA'S LOCAL specialist mobile and PC device repair centre


Upstairs Spencer House Mall Ph 021 404 524


Belinda Smalls, Registered Nurse, Infant and Child Sleep Solutions Baby Massage | Parental Support First Aid and Child Illness Workshops p.021 741 781 e: w:


Call 021 741 781 now for your free 15 minute chat!

45 Plantation Road Affordable Family Dining


Friday to Sunday from 6pm Ph 443 8080

Affordable Family Dining Bar Open Mon-Fri from 4pm

Friday to Sunday from 6pm Sat Sun from 11am

Bar Open Mon-Fri from 4pm

Join the club for just $20 per year. Sat Sun from 11am

Great Garden Bar, Pokies, Sky TV Pool Table. Join the club for just $20 per year. 45 Plantation Road | Ph 443 8080 Great Garden Bar, Pokies, Sky TV Pool Table.


Specialising in curtains and blinds including all repairs

Embroidery Screenprinting Wholesale Clothing Ph 03 443 1882

11 Frederick Street, Wanaka

Based in Wanaka


Optimum Trim business card 10/03/16 2:40 pm Page 1

Optimum Trim business card 10/03/16 2:40 pm Page 1



trim James Mitchell – 021 0865 5631 4/80 Ballantyne Rd, Wanaka 9305 Southern Lakes, New Zealand

Upholstery, covers &COVERS repairs UPHOLSTERY, & REPAIRS.

James Mitchell – 021 0865 5631 James Mitchell – 021 0865 5631 marine automotive commercial residential Upholstery, covers & repairs 4/80 Ballantyne Rd, Wanaka 9305 Lakes, New Zealand 4/80 Ballantyne Rd, Wanaka 9305, Southern Southern Lakes, New Zealand







Ph: 03 445 0746 | Mobile 029 445 0746 Em: CBD Map




Redeem your New World FUELUP fuel discount vouchers or use your AA -Smartfuel card. Laurdromat - shower - LPG - carwash

ATM. Redeem your FUELUP CALTEX WANAKA supermarket fuel discount vouchers at Caltex Wanaka. Free WiFi for laundromat customers. Large convenience store with groceries, hot food, flowers, party ice, Laundromat snow chains, automotive supplies. Open 6am - 11 pm daily. Shower

CBD Map 61

Open 6am-11pm daily

LPG A 19 Ardmore Street, Wanaka P +64 3 443 7868 Brushless Carwash F +64 3 443 1600 E ATM W Laurdromat - shower - LPG - carwash ATM. Redeemstore your FUELUP Convenience supermarket fuel discount vouchers at Caltex Wanaka. Free WiFi for laundromat customers. Large convenience store with groceries, hot food, flowers, party ice, snow chains, automotive supplies. Open 6am - 11 pm daily.


A 19 Ardmore Street, Wanaka P +64 3 443 7868 F +64 3 443 1600 E W


Cromwell Tyres, McNulty Rd Cromwell Try us before you buy Servicing Cromwell, Queenstown, Wanaka & Alexandra

Phone Helen: 022 413 4622 e: web: CALTEX WANAKA


P: (03) 443 2012C: 027 703 4037 E:



as colour in store NOW

Rudy Deuninck New Home Consultant Otago Homes Limited T/A Landmark Homes

The Stonemasons Ltd Jim Edwards 0276 994 269



Rock Walls

House sites

Contact: Jeff Campbell 021 233 5200 CJ Driver 021 127 7745


THURSDAY 27.07.17 - WEDNESDAY 02.08.17






Natural Health Care Consultant • Become part of a successful team that caters to customers health and wellbeing each and every day • Work for a locally owned and operated organisation that values its people This exciting position offers the opportunity to work with great and diverse ever-changing products, with a fantastically loyal customer base. We require a motivated, highly energetic full time Natural Health Care Consultant to join our close-knit team of talented, fun and hardworking staff. The hours of work are between 30-35 each week and include working on weekends and public holidays with some flexibility to assist with cover for other staff as required. Reporting to the Store Manager, responsibilities include: • Greeting customers in a friendly and appropriate manner • Understanding their requirements and directing them to the most suitable products and providing up-to-date natural health care advice • Going that extra mile to create and maintain regular and loyal customers • Willingly assisting other staff members with customer problems or requests. • Support on-site practitioners The ideal candidate will hold a qualification in the field of natural health and must have previous retail experience. The ability to deliver results as well as work closely with other team members to ensure a well-functioning store is also a must. We are a company that believes in investing in its people, and training will be provided where necessary. For more information, call Vicki Donoghue at Aspiring HR on 027 208 9462 or email your CV and cover letter to Applications close 9am Wednesday 9 August.



Approx start date: 25 July 2017 Approx finish date: 10 August 2017 The VTA being used is; Sodium Fluoroacetate The agent will be applied on 600 Ha’s of medium hill country and paddocks south of Mt Barker Rd in a central part of the property. The carrier of the agent is chopped carrot. A map of the operational area may be viewed at the entrance on Smiths Rd All unauthorised entry into the operational area is prohibited. The public are reminded of the danger toxic baits and rabbit carcasses pose, particularly to children and dogs. Children should be kept under strict supervision in the operational area. 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. Poison warning signs will be erected at the entrance ways. The public are reminded it is an offence to remove any of these signs. Do not touch any bait (coloured green) or poisoned rabbit carcasses. If you suspect poisoning contact your local hospital or dial 111 or call the national poisons centre on 0800POISON 0800764766. In the case of a domestic animal being poisoned contact a local veterinarian. For more information contact David Mackay, 29 clan mac Rd, Wanaka. Phone; 02102468367

WANAKA Salvation Army Family Store. Opening Hours – Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm, Saturday 9.30am – 4pm. We look forward to seeing you here! DONATIONS KINDLY received. Please drop them into the Salvation Army Family store or ph 443 5068 to book a pick up. BUSINESS NETWORKING International. The Wanaka chapter of BNI meets weekly at 7am Tuesday morning. Great networking opportunity to grow your business. Contact Vicki Donoghue for information 027 2089462 RAGS, RAGS, rags ... little ones, big ones, cotton ones and drop cloths, available from the Wanaka Salvation Army Family Store 443 5068

SERVICES WANAKA Pharmacy is your local pharmacy. We’re the big pharmacy at the top of Helwick Street - open until 7pm every single day. Ph 443 8000 FREE LEGAL ADVICE at Community Networks, provided through the Dunedin Community Law Centre, Wednesday 2nd August. Call 443 7799 for an appointment. 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 JP SERVICES are available at Community Networks every Tuesday from 1pm and Friday from 10.30am. Please book your appointment by ringing Community Networks 03 443 7799. DO YOU NEED a helping hand to get through a tough time? Community Networks Wanaka is a good place to start. We have details of local social workers and counsellors. Talk to us: 443 7799 / 73 Brownston St / 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 over 60s - Community Networks is offering one-on-one lessons on your own device. If you are interested call in to Community Networks or phone 03 443 779. WHEELS TO DUNSTAN –free shuttle service to Dunstan Hospital or Alexandra specialist appointments, also linking with the St Johns Health Shuttle to Dunedin Hospital. For bookings please call Community Networks on 03 443 7799 before 3pm the day before. FREE BUDGET ADVICE available at Community Networks. Please call Community Networks on 443 7799 to make an appointment

WANTED THE SALVATION Army Family store would like used glass spice jars with lids, to donate these please just pop them into the store in Brownston Street. VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED at The Salvation Army Family store if you have some free time and would like to be part of a team which makes a difference, come and see us.

INFORMATION FOR PARENTS Parent/Teacher Interviews will be held on Wednesday 2 August and Tuesday 8 August

Fixed price design & build packages Full landscaping and earthmoving service

To book interviews go to School code: 5vqza Spaces are limited. Be sure to book early. If it’s worth renovating, EMPLOYMENT it’s worth ringing...

Qualified Carpenter / Builder Wanted Are you a Qualified Carpenter or Builder? Do you want to work in the Central Otago Area? Then we would love to hear from you! Apply via email to or phone me on 021 447 381 Competitive remuneration and benefits available. All applicants will be treated with confidentially.

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technicians required Airmax is looking for experienced air con or refrigeration technicians in Queenstown and Wanaka. Top rates of pay and a great team. All applicants will be treated with confidentiality. Give me a call or email to discuss. Shayne 0275733505 Email THE WANAKA SUN

• Site levelling • Tree removal • Hole boring • Lawn prep • Gravel supplies • Soil supplies • Landscaping • Driveways • Design • Consent • Project mangement • Construction 0508 evergreen |

EMPLOYMENT Foreman - Residential Construction

You are a versatile carpenter with a track record...from in residential oldsites, to new renovations, new builds, unusual or alternative methods. ...fromconstruction dream to reality You love being on the tools but also performing site supervision and management procedures, supported by the project manager. We are a architectural alterations small but growing team. You have some experience as a foreman and construction & management want to grow with the company into an experienced foreman and perhaps project manager.

021 0279 1516

QUALIFICATIONS • Certificate in Carpentry (essential) • Own tools and vehicle essential (company van available at times) • Licensed Building Practitioner an advantage • First Aid Certificate an advantage • Management related training will be highly regarded EXPERIENCE • Minimum 5 years residential architectural jobs • 1 year leading hand/foreman • Working with apprentices experience essential • Using software for daily logs, OSH forms, reporting to the project manager REMUNERATION • Competitive salary - contractor or wages option • Performance bonus • Tablet and phone Please apply through by the 31 July

Flooring Sales Consultant We are looking for someone interested in interior design, colour and making customers expectations become a reality. A full-time position exists in our Wanaka store for the person who has the following attributes: - Excellent communication skills - Customer Focus - Team Player - Attention to Detail - Keen to learn and achieve - NZ Residency - Computer Literate. This role would suit anybody with a Customer Service and Sales background, although full training will be given to the right candidate. Remuneration will be dependent on experience and performance, regular reviews and bonuses for hitting KPI’s. Send CV to

THURSDAY 27.07.17 - WEDNESDAY 02.08.17



Young stroke survivors hit slopes D


Two young stroke survivors will experience outdoor skiing for the first time ever in Wanaka this week thanks to the Young Stroke Thrivers Foundation and Foundation North. Seven-year-old Hugh from Whangarei, who had a stroke at six months and 11-year-old Sofia, who had her stroke at the age of one, will take adaptive skiing lessons at Cardrona Alpine Resort on July 30 and 31 and August 2 and 4. Executive and founder of the Young Stroke Thrivers Foundation Maria Fredatovich said that Hugh, his father Brandon, Sofia and her parents Tony and Suskia would be staying in Wanaka with

generous donations from Mons Royale. Maria said that the foundation had helped Sofia to indoor ski twice and she instantly fell in love with it. It will be Hugh’s first time ever skiing. Last year, the foundation brought young stroke survivor Zoe, pictured with her instructor Sam, down from Auckland to take adaptive ski lessons at Cardrona. Maria said that the team last year had been absolutely amazing. “So patient, supportive and fun. Zoe felt comfortable straight away being around everyone and the adaptive team made her giggle, laugh and enjoy the experience.” “She loved every minute of it and it opened her eyes to the possibilities.”


Tall Ferns score first win S


Wanaka’s Micaela Cocks was on fire in the New Zealand women’s basketball game against North Korea at the Asia Cup tournament in Bangalore yesterday. The team beat North Korea 7150 in its latest game, with Jillian Harmon leading the Tall Ferns with 23 points, 13 rebounds, four assists and three steals. She was ably supported by Micaela (18 points/four assists), Kalani Purcell (11 points/eight rebounds) and Toni Edmondson (ten points/ nine rebounds), with New Zealand ahead 17-11 at quarter time. Kalani and Michaela moved the Tall Ferns to a double figure advantage but the team allowed Korea back into the game and the lead narrowed

to 22-20. Jill broke the New Zealand scoring drought and proceeded to score the last ten points of the half for the Kiwis with a break of 15 points at halftime, the lead 32-25. Jill and Toni scored the first two baskets of the second period but Korea responded with seven straight points before Michaela broke the run with a triple to keep NZ ahead - 39-32. Kalani and Jill dominated the closing stages, making inside baskets and extending the lead to 20 points. Michaela scored a pair of threes to finish the convincing second half performance with New Zealand taking out the match. With a one win, one loss record the Tall Ferns face Chinese Taipei in its third and final pool game tonight. The top four at the Asia Cup qualify for the World Championships.

Visitors and New Patients Welcome HEALTHY DEALS THIS WEEK

9403-#11416-1_465.00x700.00_465.00x700.00_BOSS BOTTLED TONIC CPS_CMYK_Paper.indd 1

03/04/2017 03:58:05

Phone: 03 443 8000 Top of Helwick Street, Wanaka

ph: (03) 443 0710


23 Cardrona Valley Road, Wanaka


THURSDAY 27.07.17 - WEDNESDAY 02.08.17



Call now 021 973 722

SPORTS RESULTS Wanaka Stadium Bowls – Week ending July 23 Monday Edgewater Trophy 1 W Turnbull A Coupe B Steel 2 S Hurley K Sutherland C Scurr 3 M Young A Turnbull G Cameron Tuesday Morning 2x4x2 Pairs, 1 A Coupe M Campbell 2 B Russell G McMillan 3 G Russell J Lischner. Tuesday Afternoon 2x4x2 Pairs 1= I Brown M Baxter, J Maddison J Feehly 3 D McLeay I Fletcher. Tuesday Evening Trades 1 Placemakers 2 MAC 3 Bowl”M”Over Wednesday Afternoon Triples 1 D Cameron M Campbell G Cameron 2 M McElrea A Brown Judi Barton 3 M Smyth C Kiewiet E Baldwin. Wednesday Evening Trades 1 Bad Neighbours 2 Shot Bowls 3 Clubbers. Thursday Afternoon Triples 1 I Brown B Steel P Gray 2= C Nyenhuis K Urquhart R Robertson, D Urquhart G Beattie G McMillan. Thursday Evening Trades 1 R Anderson M Ives E King 2 Brill 3 Lakers. Friday Progressive. Skips 1 G Cross 2 B Steel 3 D McLeay Thirds 1 B Holmes 2 J Rich 3 P Traynor Leads 1 C Kiewiet B Thorburn J Feehly. Saturday Studholme Memorial Hawea 1 54 Meadowstone 46 Beacon Point 41 Rippon West Meadows 38 The Village 33 Mt Albert 30 Hawea 2 29 Pembroke Heights 26 Lake Hawea Golf Results - Sunday July 23, Event “Stumpy’s Stableford”, 1st Mark Anderson 88, 2nd Murray


Nyhon 85, 3rd Stew Burt 82, 4th Chris Morrow 77 (CB), 5th Hamish Watt 77, 6th Rick Johnston 74,Closest to Pin No. 1/10 Ian Burglar Brown,No 5/14 Mark Anderson, Two’s Ian Burglar Brown No.1, Mark Anderson No.14, Birdies / Net Eagle Ian Burglar Brown Hole No.1. Bridge Results - (Tues) 1st Shirley Coppage, Lynne Fegan 67.31%. 2nd Peter Hart, Heather Wellman 58.33%. 3rd Blair & Ruth Coghill 52.50%. (Wed) N/S 1st Michael Metzger, Dennis Pezaro 59.26%. 2nd Belinda Blaxland, Sally Goodall 56.94%. 3rd Jeanette Gillies, Jane Hamilton 53.24%. E/W 1st Lynne Fegan, Noeline Munro 61.57%. 2nd Jason Benton, Heather Wellman 61.34%. 3rd Alwyne Haworth, Charles Kiewiet 56.71%. (Fri) N/S 1st Lynne Fegan, Maggie Stratford 58.20%. 2nd Ena Leckie, Laraine Shepherd 56.08%. 3rd Deirdre Lynch, Sheryl Strudwick 50.26%. E/W 1st Liz Hawker, Martin Unwin 58.33%. 2nd Gerarda Herlihy, Daphne Stewart 56.85%. 3rd Alwyne Haworth, Betty Swift 56.25%. (Mon) N/S 1st Ken Saxby, Martin Unwin 59.92%. 2nd Clare Scurr, Anne-Louise Stokes 53.17%. 3rd Lynne Fegan, David Brewer 52.38%. E/W 1st Marion Furneaux, Ken Roberts 57.14%. 2nd Ena Leckie, Jacqui Roberts 53.17%. 3rd Peter Barrister, Susan Scott 51.59%.



“we believe old treasures

deserve new homes”


249 Riverbank Road 021 495 569 |


Jacqui is in Central Otago regularly, please phone the office for an appointment. OAMARU OFFICE: 127 Thames St, Oamaru 9400 Ph: 03 434 7325 | 0800 MP WAITAKI | Funded by the Parliamentary Service and authorised by Jacqui Dean MP, 127 Thames, Oamaru


50 Anderson Road, Wanaka P: 03 443 2102 or 0800 367 372 W: E:


34 Ardmore Street Now open for delivery & pick up from 11am till late

N O T I C E B O A R D Meeting Schedule for August 2017 The following meetings will be held, during August 2017: Wanaka Community Board – Armstrong Room, Lake Wanaka Centre, Wanaka. Thursday 3 August 2017 at 10.00am. Community & Services Committee - Council Chambers, 10 Gorge Road, Queenstown. Thursday 10 August 2017 at 10.00am. Queenstown Lakes District Council – Council Chambers, 10 Gorge Road, Queenstown. Thursday 17 August 2017 at 1.00pm. Planning & Strategy Committee - Council Chambers, 10 Gorge Road, Queenstown. Thursday 31 August 2017 at 10.00am. Appeals Subcommittee – Council Chambers, 10 Gorge Road, Queenstown. Thursday 31 August 2017 at 10.30am or at the conclusion of the Planning & Strategy Committee whichever is the latter. This meeting will be held with the public excluded, pursuant to Section 7(2)(g) and Section 7(2)(i) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987. Meeting dates, times and venues are subject to change. The above meetings are open to the public. Some meetings may have items of business that will be discussed with the public excluded, as set out by the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987.

Stonewood Homes new showhome Open Saturday & Sunday 12 noon to 3pm at 64 Infinity Drive, Peninsula Bay

This notice is published in accordance with Section 46 of the Local Government Act. Mike Theelen Chief Executive Private Bag 50072 | 47 Ardmore Street Wanaka | Phone 03 443 0024


Everyone welcome. Come and meet the Stonewood Team and see what Stonewood can do for you.

THURSDAY 27.07.17 - WEDNESDAY 02.08.17



MAC students excel in league


Lil’ Bucks show skills D


Wanaka’s ski and snowboarding stars of tomorrow had a successful run at part one of Cardrona’s Lil’ Bucks freestyle competition last week. Park Attack Slopestyle - Lil’ Bucks, formerly known as the Cardrona Kids Cup, is a two-part series of freestyle competition, the first of which was held for 12 years and under on Wednesday July 19 at Cardrona’s Lil’ Bucks Park. Member of the events team Georgina Cleave said that although the weather was a bit windy, snow conditions were great. “This is a favourite event at Cardrona and the park crew did a brilliant job as always on the features,” Georgina said.

“The kids killed it, with the Snowboard Rippers Boys division being a tough battle to the podium.” Freestyle manoeuvres over table top jumps, boxes and rails were judged on variety, difficulty and execution by Sam Smoothy, Luke Hetzel and Angus Campbell. Wanaka’s boys dominated the top six of seven spots in the Snowboard Rippers Boys category, with 11-yearold Cam Melville Ives coming top, closely followed by 12-year-old Seth Carleton in second and 11-year-old Txema Mazet-Brown in third. Seven-year-old Olivia Hein and eight-year-old Logan Millar topped the Ski Ruggies Girls and Boys categories, while 11-year-olds Fin Melville Ives, pictured, and Lucia Georgalli came top of the Ski Rippers Boys and Snowboard Rippers Girls categories.




Four Mount Aspiring College students have excelled in the recent South Island Rugby League U15s tournament in Christchurch. Ryan Schmack, Lachie MacDonald, Rhys Hughes and Sam Teal, pictured, have been training with the Otago U15s Central Otago Mustangs in Dunedin and Roxburgh and spent four days in Christchurch recently where they competed against teams from around the South Island. With limited league experience, the Otago boys

exceeded their own expectations, beating teams from the West Coast (score 18-4), Southland (26-8) and Aoraki – South Canterbury (26-10) to face a final game with tournament favourites Canterbury. The Otago boys put plenty of pressure on the Cantabrians in muddy conditions, pleasing the Otago spectators by going into the lead after halftime but finally losing by one try in a nail biting finish with a score of 26 – 22. At the end of the tournament, Rhys and Ryan were selected to trial for the South Island Scorpions U15 team with Rhys subsequently being offered a place in its squad.

MAC footballers represent region



R 12 Helwick Street (Base 2), Wanaka. T: +64 3 443 6410



Three students from Mount Aspiring College (MAC) have represented the Football South Federation at the New Zealand National Youth Futsal Championships. Rimu Roode (year 13) was selected for the under-19 boys, while Toa Roode and Weston Bell (year 10) represented the under-16 boys. Despite mixed results for their respective teams, all three won a Most Valuable Player award for an individual performance during a match. The tournament, held over the weekend of July

THURSDAY 27.07.17 - WEDNESDAY 02.08.17

12 at the Central Energy Trust Arena in Palmerston North, attracted over 700 participants aged 11-19. It featured teams from all over the country, plus teams from Australia. Manager Leon Roode said, “The tournament featured some of the best youth futsal players in the country, so the quality of futsal played was at a very high standard which made it a very tough and competitive tournament. This year the Football-South teams didn’t do so well, but as individuals the Wanaka boys played strongly.” MAC students also have two teams in the adult Wanaka Futsal League, which is played on Sunday evenings at the Wanaka Recreational Centre.


Wanaka Sun | 27 July - 2 Aug 2017 | Edition 828  

The home of Wanaka news, sports, events and opinions

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you