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National champion Sammy Burke has claimed her second national title after winning the NZ Athletics National Cross Country Championships under 20s race.



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anaka’s very own karate kid Holly Wigg returned from her first world tournament with a ranking of 11th out of 80 competitors in her Kata division in Europe last month. Sixteen-year-old Mount Aspiring College student Holly competed in the World Karate Federation Youth Cup in Umag, Croatia, from June 30 to July 2, among 2400 youth competitors from around the world. Holly won her first round of the Kata female junior division against Italy, but was beaten to the top spot by Spain and Macedonia. Caroline Wigg, Holly’s mum, said that it was a great opportunity for her to compete


internationally. “Holly is only just 16 and competed in the 16 to 17-year-olds division, coming 11th. So she could compete again next year and still be in that division. We’re really impressed with her ranking and Karate New Zealand was too. We think it’s a really good indicator of where she’s at,” Caroline said. “It’s a lot harder to compete internationally because some of the girls over in Europe might take part in up to five tournaments a year, whereas we don’t have that opportunity here in New Zealand.” Caroline added that the family would like to thank the Skeggs Foundation for awarding Holly a grant which allowed her to travel to the cup. Continued on page 16 PHOTO: SUPPLIED

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ong-standing Wanaka doctor Andrew McLeod, pictured, has received a fellowship for outstanding and sustained services to medicine. Wanaka Medical Centre’s Dr McLeod was made a Distinguished Fellow of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) at 2017’s General Practice Conference in Dunedin on Saturday July 29. Communications advisor for the RNZCGP, Lily Ng, said that the Distin-


guished Fellowship was awarded for outstanding and sustained services to the aims or work of the college and to the science or practice of medicine. Wanaka Medical Centre doctors Julian Pettit and Joanna Millis nominated Dr McLeod for the fellowship for his work at the practice and his work as a representative of the Southern Alliance and Southern Health Pathways Advisory groups. “In both areas he has been innovative in improving care for rural patients, despite geographical isolation and heavy after-hours commitments,” the doctors said in their nomination.

“Andrew has made a tremendous contribution to his small rural community practice for over 30 years, and has shown leadership during the rapid growth of the town. He gives his time and advice selflessly and is well respected and popular with patients, students and staff alike.” Wanaka Land Search and Rescue chairman Bill Day said that the award was well deserved and that his team were grateful and appreciative of the way Dr McLeod gave his time and

knowledge to Wanaka Search and Rescue. Wanaka Community Board member and recently-elected Queenstown Lakes District Councillor Quentin Smith said that it was a worthy award and that Dr McLeod was a fantastic GP. The RNZCGP is a professional body and postgraduate educational institute that sets standards for general practice, providing research, assessment, ongoing education, advocacy and support for GPs.


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Contamination in Lake Hawea remains of high concern to the public as Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) continues to investigate the recurring problem. Acting general manager for property and infrastructure Myles Lind said that the council’s monitoring had picked up issues at multiple sites around the town and that the risks were not just at one or two isolated pipelines. “We are continuing to investigate the network to find the sources of contamination and are continuing to regularly flush the reservoir storage,” Myles said. He added that anecdotal evidence from the council’s contractor based on water supplies across the country had revealed that Hawea’s reservoir storage is currently likely to be the most flushed storage of any public water supply in New Zealand. The council were now planning to carry out a physical cut into the network to gain further insight into the organic matter attached to the surface of the inside of the pipe, Myles said. “These investigations and new monitoring results will feed into further decisions around how we best manage the risks of contamination.” As investigations continue, Hawea’s water sup-

ply remains chlorinated; a move endorsed by the Southern District Health Board (DHB) but strongly opposed by residents and vocalised in this year’s Annual Plan process. QLDC said that although $500,000 had been included in the Annual Plan as a placeholder if permanent chlorination is required, the decision to permanently chlorinate had not yet been made and should not be viewed as prejudicial or predetermined. The council told Hawea Community Association that the level of passion and commitment to understanding the issues was clear in the Annual Plan submissions received, providing a strong message that further work was required before making a decision about permanent chlorination. QLDC was looking to better understand specific risks associated with non-chlorination of supplies in each location, practicable alternatives to permanent chlorination, future-proofing supplies and the council and district’s legal and financial liability if permanent chlorination did not take place. Myles said that so far changes had been made to the power supplies to the new bores, which had experienced technical issues over last year’s peak summer season. He added that the council were commencing a review of the Hawea Water Safety Plan, which was expected to be reviewed by the Southern DHB by November.

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The Maori Language Commission celebrated its 30th birthday on Tuesday (August 1). The Commission was created by the Maori Language Act 1987 and it helps to maintain the status of Te Reo Maori as an official language. It also promotes and researches Te Reo and leads the implementation of the government’s new Maori language strategy. The Commission’s Chief Executive, Ngahiwi Apanui, said, “thirty years ago there was virtually no Maori radio or TV, Kahanga Reo were a very new thing and uncertain of success. There was no Maori-medium education, no wananga, and very limited teaching of Maori in schools. “This month a new report showed that transfer of the Maori language between generations is happening again for the first time since the 1970s.” After a reform of the law last year, the Commission’s focus shifted to the Crown’s efforts to support Maori language revitalisation and Ngahiwi said that the future of the language looks bright.


“There is every reason to be optimistic about the future of the Maori language. Our task for the Crown is to work in partnership with Maori to ensure that the Maori language is available and valued by everyone in New Zealand, forever. Our first 30 years are just a start,” Ngahiwi said. Jeromy van Riel, who teaches Te Reo in Wanaka and Queenstown, said that the Maori language has been around for 3000 years, and although there has been recent progress, there is more work to be done. “There have been huge advances in road signs, hospital signs and other public places. The Commission has been integral in normalising the language, but a language needs people to speak it.” There are now around 723,500 Maori people across the country, representing just over 15 per cent of the population. Jeromy will run a free Maori language session on September 14, which will include Maori stories and a brief lesson in the language. The event will be at Wanaka Library at 6:55pm as part of the 2017 Maori Language Week, which will run from September 11 to September 17 in libraries throughout the region.


Quentin Smith has won the Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) by-election for the Wanaka Ward. After winning by over 400 votes to become the ward’s new councillor, Quentin said he was looking forward to getting started. “I’m really pleased, particularly by the margin, which surprised me a bit. I’ll be meeting the mayor and chief executive and I’m looking forward to getting stuck in,” Quentin said. “Thank you to all those who supported me in the community. I’m honoured and humbled by all the support I received.” Wayne Hudson, who came third in the vote, said “I wasn’t well-known enough and it was reflected in the results. Quentin deserved to win and he has a lot to offer.” Eddie Spearing, who finished fourth, said “I’m very disappointed. It’s not the outcome I wanted, but Quentin will do a great job. Any of us if we’d won would have done the job really well.”

The preliminary result was announced on Friday (July 28), with the final result confirmed on Monday (July 31). The final results were: Quentin Smith (1387), Jude Battson (971), Wayne Hudson (585) and Eddie Spearing (452). Voter return was 41.35 percent, with 3400 votes cast. The by-election was triggered by former QLDC Councillor Ella Lawton’s decision to run for election to the Otago Regional Council. Quentin’s victory means that another by-election will now be needed to fill his seat on the Wanaka Community Board (WCB), of which he is deputy chair. He will continue to sit on the WCB, but as a councillor, as they take up three of the seven seats. He may yet remain as deputy chair. Eddie Spearing has told the Wanaka Sun he will probably not run for the vacant WCB seat, while Wayne Hudson has not yet decided. Jude Battson could not be reached for comment before the Wanaka Sun went to print, but indicated her intention on social media, saying “Wanaka Community Board for Jude.”

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Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) said that new signs aimed at dog owners are for education and are not a response to any local incidents involving dogs. The Wanaka Sun has heard from two residents in the past week concerned about dog behaviour. One person was scratched on the face by a Doberman at the Hawea swing bridge, while another person saw a dog jump into their garden and destroy a bird feeder in Ribbonwood Avenue, Albert Town. Council spokesperson Jimmy Sygrove said, “the primary purpose of these signs is to promote education before enforcement. They haven’t been installed in response to an incident. “Our dog control officers love speaking with the public as part of their patrols and clarifying the rules around dog control. However, they can’t be everywhere at once and the signs are another tool to engage with the community when they aren’t around. “We don’t have a dog problem in the district, the vast majority of dog owners are responsible. Anyone concerned about a dog’s behaviour should contact QLDC’s animal control team on 03 441 0499.”

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The new signs have appeared in several locations, including the lakefront and the Millennium Track. They are part of a series of five different signs offering advice to dog owners that will be randomly interchanged around the district. Dog owners are also being advised by QLDC to keep their dogs on a lead for the next six months around Outlet Road. The council is using pindone poison in the area to control rabbit numbers and there is a risk of secondary poisoning. Signage is in place and anyone with questions can contact Brian Bedford on 027 807 1841.



No change on speed humps

Student chefs scoop silver




Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) has no plans to introduce right of way signs for the Ardmore Street speed humps. The controversial traffic-calming measures, officially known as courtesy crossings, were introduced to reduce speed on the road several years ago, but local residents have again complained that they cause confusion over whether drivers or pedestrians have the right of way. One local man, who wished to remain anonymous, has raised his concerns with QLDC and feels that action is needed to avoid serious consequences. “A lot of people on foot, often outof-towners, think they have right of way and they don’t. It won’t be long before someone gets hurt,” he said. “I’ve been to a lot of small towns across New Zealand and they have signs saying ‘give way to traffic’ and it’s as simple as that. Are they waiting for someone to get hurt? Is that what it takes?”

QLDC has again defended the speed humps and said that signs would not be installed. Council spokesperson Jimmy Sygrove said, “while vehicles technically have right of way on the courtesy crossings, they have been installed to slow vehicle traffic and increase awareness of both pedestrians and vehicles on these busy crossing points. “The council is not aware of any crashes on the courtesy crossings in the five years they have been in place. There are no plans to install signs in Wanaka.” Previous concerns have also been raised by residents over the cost of the speed humps and drivers stopping suddenly to allow pedestrians to cross, which has resulted in at least one car accident. QLDC has previously said that they slow traffic, make turning into and out of Helwick Street easier and offer safer speeds to help pedestrians decide when to cross. However, some residents believe that a low speed limit coupled with regular enforcement would be a better solution.




A team of culinary students from Otago Polytechnic’s Central Campus has won three silver medals at the prestigious, annual Nestlé Toque d’Or student culinary competition. The trio battled it out against 27 top students from around the country to create and serve a three-course menu in an intense three-hour live kitchen cook-off in Auckland on Sunday July 30. Freda Zhang and Sam Carr received silver medals for their work in the kitchen, while Kayla Green won her silver for her front of house work, dazzling diners with her restaurant service skills. Otago Polytechnic Central Campus programme manager for hospitality, Jo Brun, said that the campus was delighted with the performance from the team.

“They represented our campus superbly. For a small campus with only 18 full-time cookery students it was a fantastic achievement and reinforces the Central campus’s strong reputation for excellence in modern cuisine,” Jo said. “It provided the students with an opportunity to showcase their skills at a national level and was a fantastic culinary adventure for them.” The team’s work was put under the scrutiny of top industry judges, including WorldChefs president Thomas Gugler and high profile Christchurch chef, Darren Wright. Event organiser and New Zealand Chefs Association president Graham Hawkes said that the event opened doors for students by placing them in front of hospitality professionals from around New Zealand. Pictured: Freda Zhang and Sam Carr cooking up a silver-winning dish at the competition.

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Facebook shoppers are being urged by police to look out for ‘fake sellers’ when purchasing items on the social media site. Southern Police has noticed a significant increase in the number of people advertising items through Facebook, with no intention of supplying the goods to the purchaser. The seller will use an alias, either by giving a false name or an unregistered company to advertise the goods. Otago Coastal Proactive Safety Team Senior Constable Darryn Buist said that it was important to confirm the seller’s identity before completing a sale. “If you think about it, you wouldn’t leave hundreds of dollars in your letterbox for someone you have never met or seen, on a promise they may or may not return some


day with your goods,” he said. “You can ask the seller for their cell phone number and ring them to confirm the purchase, as well as asking their full name.” Administrator of Wanaka’s largest trading Facebook page, Upper Clutha Trading Post, which currently has almost 19,000 members, Eddie Deere, said that he was not aware of any scam transactions arising on the page. “We don’t offer mediation, and work on the ‘buyer beware’ principal. We try to check profiles of people joining so hopefully weed out the more fake looking ones and try to keep it mostly to people in the Upper Clutha, but include through to Alex and Queenstown so we get no ‘big city’ scammers,” Eddie said. Constable Buist said that if anyone suspects a seller may not be legitimate, the sale should not be completed and should be reported to the local police station.


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Mums and bubs joined healthcare professionals in Wanaka yesterday (Wednesday August 2) to celebrate this year’s World Breastfeeding Week (August 1 to 7), pictured. WellSouth’s health promotion specialist Jo O’Connor and local lactation expert Jo Guest welcomed parents to join them for morning tea at Alchemy Cafe to promote breastfeeding. Jo O’Connor said that WellSouth’s goal was to ensure that mothers were comfortable and confident breastfeeding in public. “We really want to emphasise the importance of the support that is there with breastfeeding and the fact that just because it is the norm, it doesn’t mean that it is automatic or easy.”

Jo added that she had received great feedback on a phone app developed by WellSouth and Public Health South called BURP, which lists Otago and Southland’s public cafes and facilities which are baby and breastfeeding-friendly. Data released by Plunket shows that breastfeeding rates in New Zealand are slowly increasing, with 87.5 percent of babies aged between two and six weeks receiving breast milk in 2015 and 2016, 1.5 percent more than in 2013 and 2014. Karen Magrath, Plunket’s National Well Child advisor, said, “we are encouraged that overall the breastfeeding rates are steadily increasing and we are always aiming to support more mums to breastfeed.” Pictured: Parents and bubs at Alchemy celebrating World Breastfeeding Week.


Plastic Bag Free Wanaka (PBFW) will round off Plastic Free July with a potluck dinner this weekend to discuss what went well, and what didn’t. Those who took part in Plastic Free July are invited to go along to the event and discuss their highs, lows, tips and tricks from the month. PBFW chair Anna van Riel said, “we want to offer everyone positive support after Plastic Free July and we’d like them to bring along anything that they couldn’t do without and discuss what solutions there are for the future.” The potluck dinner takes place on Sunday August 6 from 6.30pm to 9pm at the Arts Centre and attendees are encouraged to bring a plate to share. Pictured: PBFW committee member Gina Dempster’s 11-year-old son Jem Curtis with his pledge at the beginning of July.


More night flights take off




All four airlines flying in and out of Queenstown Airport are now licensed to fly there after dark, for the first time since its first night flight was welcomed in May 2016. The occasion was marked by Virgin Australia’s first evening flight arriving into the town on June 23 and Qantas’ flight on July 1, pictured. Queenstown Airport chief executive, Colin Keel, said that it was a major milestone for New Zealand aviation and tourism and a satisfying moment for all those who had been involved in the project to bring after-dark flights to Queenstown Airport.

“It’s a huge achievement and the culmination of more than four years of hard work and collaboration by all of the organisations involved, who shared a vision and commitment to safety to make after-dark flights a reality,” Colin said. “We’re delighted that the airlines are providing our domestic and international passengers with more flexibility and connectivity across their networks and thank them for their continued support. Colin added that evening flights during the winter months also maximises the airport’s operating hours of 6am to 10pm and reduces peak-time pressure on the airport’s facilities and services which have been experiencing sustained growth in passenger and traffic volumes.

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St John has reported a rise in emergency incidents across Otago Southland. The organisation said there were around 720 incidents a week on average in July 2017, compared to 690 in July 2016, a rise of more than four percent. The news is slightly better for Wanaka, with incidents falling from 32 a week to 28 when comparing the same months. Nationally, 111 emergency calls needing an ambulance had already increased by eight percent for the month of June, rising from 40,900 in June 2016 to 44,200 in June 2017. The most common incidents that St John typically attends during the winter season are influenza symptoms and respiratory conditions, with winter sports injuries also featuring prominently. Central Otago territory manager David Baillie said, “for minor illnesses like coughs, colds and flu-like symptoms, people should see their GP early to avoid them getting worse. Anyone who is experiTHURSDAY 03.08.17 - WEDNESDAY 09.08.17

encing shortness of breath or chest pain should call an ambulance.” July and August are usually the busiest months for St John and emergency ambulance responses look like they could increase still further. The second week in July this year saw an average of 1373 incidents a day across the country, the busiest week in St John’s history. St John clinical operations director Norma Lane said although they receive about ten percent more emergency ambulance incidents nationally during the colder months, they are well prepared to meet any rise in demand. “Our St John Clinical Control Centres are constantly monitoring our resources and managing our capability through the busiest time of year with extra resourcing placed where the need is greatest,” Norma said. St John advises the public to visit their local GP for non-urgent health concerns and call Healthline on 0800 611 116 for free advice from a nurse. For emergencies, they should continue to dial 111.



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Quiz fundraiser for rest homes D


A battle of the brains will take place tomorrow (Friday August 4) at a quiz night to raise money for new equipment for Aspiring Enliven and Elmslie House. Funds from the event will go towards a portable oxygen machine for residents at both rest homes, and Aspiring Enliven’s activity coordinator Darlene Thomson said the idea came from one resident who currently has a stationary oxygen machine in her room. “This one resident is really limited to staying in her room at the moment because her oxygen machine needs to stay in her room. She can come out for the odd activity but the maximum time she can

be away from her machine is an hour so she can only do it once in a while,” Darlene said. “If she could carry it with her she could join anything she wanted to and we’re hoping she could even come on a bus trip or go for a walk outside.” The quiz night starts at 7pm at Wanaka Bowling Club and will include an auction and raffle with local prizes to be won. Teams of up to eight people are allowed and tickets are $20 each, which includes tea, coffee and baked goods. Tickets can be purchased from Katrina at Aspiring Enliven’s reception. Pictured: Three of the nurses helping to organise the fundraiser - Eve Thorp, Kim Taylor and Liz Duncan.


The leasing of trust-held land and non-bank lending arrangements are just two options being considered to alleviate the affordable housing challenge in the Queenstown Lakes District The QLDC Housing Taskforce, established in April by the district’s Mayor Jim Boult to consider a new model of affordable housing for Queenstown, has reported progress four months on. “We’re exploring a range of options to help the community with the critical issue of access to affordable housing,” taskforce chairman and QLDC Councillor John MacDonald said. “We’re looking into some really exciting and innovative options, which we believe will help key workers, families and even retirees into secure long-term affordable housing. I believe we’ve got the right people on the taskforce to make a difference to the district and am encouraged by progress so far.” One option being considered is an affordable ownership model of trust-held land being leased to the homeowner for a nominal rent. In this option only the housing unit is bought and sold into a controlled market where the increase in value is limited. This concept maintains long-term affordability and would be a first for Queenstown, and possibly for New Zealand. Another option the taskforce is ex-




Queenstown Airport Corporation (QAC) has been cautioned after it breached its flight curfew. Queenstown Lakes District Council’s regulatory arm has concluded its review of the incident, in which a Jetstar flight departed 13 minutes outside of the airport’s 10pm curfew on May 20. The council’s regulatory manager Lee Webster said, “like any breach by any other party, we consider all the facts and where possible apply our discretion to waive enforcement. I am satisfied that no further action is required.” An investigation into the incident by QAC was


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ploring with a third party is non-bank lending arrangements through investors, whereby households are able to purchase property with lower deposits and share in any market increase after a set period of time. The taskforce is also considering ideas that would result in more land being made available for residential developments, and incentives which could assist in that. Along with the current Proposed District Plan review and working with the Government’s Special Housing Area programme, the initiates are designed to bring more houses to the market, reduce supply pressure, and drive down cost. QLDC Mayor Jim Boult said the cost of housing in the district remains his greatest concern. He described the initiatives under consideration by the taskforce as practical, realistic solutions. “I am pleased to be part of another project, which like better public transport, has the opportunity to benefit people from all walks of life in our community. All of the options are being worked through by the taskforce, with considerable work to be done before any can be confirmed but progress is excellent. “I am determined we will see solutions that make a real difference in housing provision for everyone from workers in our thriving tourism and construction industries, through to young families and retirees.” The findings of the taskforce will be shared with Wanaka housing trust.

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Lake Hawea 4 Skylark Place

My My This brand new three bedroom home sits perched, fully fenced, on this sunny corner site, boasting some clear mountain views. The thoughtful design boasts some great features throughout, none better than the oversized full height loft above the garage that is ideal for hobbies or storage. The Cafes and Childcare Centres are only a few hundred metres walk away, so don’t delay, call today.

Auction 2pm, Friday 25th August 2017 (unless sold prior) Ray White Office, 1 Helwick Street, Wanaka View Sat & Wed 2:30pm or by appointment Jo Sedon 0274 454 590

For Sale $780,000 View Sat & Wed 11am & Tues 3pm Duncan and Kelly Good 0274 488 321 LICENSED (REAA 2008)

Wanaka 37 Dungarvon Street

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Wanaka 3 Perrow Street

15 Steps to Down Town Wanaka Right in the heart of town this substantial home is only a hop skip and jump from all the things you love about Wanaka. Operating as a short term holiday let the returns are fantastic. This an ideal investment property for those in the market wanting a solid income from a low maintenance home while you secure your future with this land bank opportunity.

Auction 2pm, Friday 18th August 2017 (unless sold prior) Ray White Office, 1 Helwick Street, Wanaka View Sat & Wed 12pm or by appointment Duncan and Kelly Good 0274 488 321


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Wanaka 32 Niger Street

Entry or Earner This three bedroom home on a half site, offers an easy care investment in this popular part of Wanaka, or would make a great entry level option for those entering the fold. The efficient design ensures a generous open plan living space, complemented by good sized bedrooms, two bathrooms and the handy garage. Call now for more information.

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3 A 1 D 2 F 2 I The Peak Make your way to the very top of Niger Street, and positioned on the crest of cul-de-sac is this quality family home, built with an edge that incorporates clever design. The lower level is dominated by the open plan living area, complete with wooden floors and expansive mountain views, all opening out onto the established patio and lawn.

Auction 2.00pm, Friday 25th August 2017 (unless sold prior) Ray White Office, 1 Helwick Street, Wanaka View Sat 1pm or by appointment duncan and Kelly Good 0274 488 321

Wanaka 6 Ansted Place

3 A 2 F 1 J Beetle Not Included But look at what you do get! A warm cottage on a beautifully established section with outstanding mountain views and even a sneak of the lake. While the VW Beetle is not included you do get a fully lined and kitted out garage, handy carport and room for the boat, and that is even before you step into the fully fenced yard. Contact us to view today.

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Wanaka 7a Niger Street

3 A 2 F Start Right Here! A great starter to enter the market here in this brand new home in this spectacular Lake Hawea location, handy to the lake, sitting on a rise giving you elevation and fantastic mountain views around. This modest sunny 3 bedroom home is all ready for you to move into with curtains and some landscaping done.


Wanaka Lot 2 61 Eely Point Road

King of the Cul-de-sac Enjoy majestic mountain views from this elevated sloping section overlooking Allenby Park and situated at the end of the quiet culde-sac. Simply walk out your front gate onto the reserve, and not far to the popular Mt Iron walking track or down the hill to town. One of the few titled sections available, so you can start straight away. Here is your chance to land yourself a prime spot so call now to find out more. For Sale $460,000 View by appointment Duncan and Kelly Good 0274 488 321 LICENSED (REAA 2008)

955 sqm P Desired Effect Wooded and secluded, Eely Point is a mecca in Wanaka for its peace and proximity to the lake. A chance exists to invest in your life - Build in this sanctuary, not only one but two dwellings on this site. Walk to town, to the lake, or to school if that counts. Climb up trees, over rocks, and walk your dog by the lake. Learn to sail off the Point and to swim in Bremner Bay. For Sale $825,000 View by appointment Joss Harris 021 220 7693 Jayne MacDonald 021 909 821


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Local residents will get first refusal on an exclusive pass for this year’s Warbirds Over Wanaka (WOW) International Airshow as a thank you for 30 years of supporting the event. The Hurricane Tim pass will provide a meal, access to a marquee and a range of other benefits, with priority given to people from Wanaka, Hawea, Queenstown, Cromwell and Alexandra on a first-come, first-served basis. Ed Taylor, WOW general manager, said the pass will provide a different experience for people attending the show. “A Hurricane Tim pass will give visitors entry to the airshow, free parking, all-day tea and coffee, morning and afternoon tea, a sumptuous

barbecue grill lunch and cash bar. The marquee will feature a couple of seating options, including access to a mini-grandstand. “We expect these tickets to be snapped up by people who like to treat themselves a little bit. However, if there are still some of the tickets unsold in a couple of months’ time, they will go on the open market,” Ed said. The Hurricane Tim Marquee will be situated on the flightline where the McGregor’s tent has been at past airshows. Around 200 passes are available for both Saturday and Sunday. The Hurricane Tim pass is on sale now and costs $209. The 30th anniversary Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow is on March 30, 31 and April 1. Pictured: Sir Tim Wallis’ Hurricane aircraft.

Airport trials anti-bird grass




A world-leading trial in deterring birdlife around airports is being tested in Wanaka. Queenstown and Wanaka’s airports are involved in the trial, which uses specially-crafted grass seed as a deterrent for birdlife, helping to reduce the risk of bird strikes at airports. Danish seed company DLF came up with the trial, called project ClearSky, which relies on a combination of grass seed and the correct maintenance to grow a harmless spiky grass too dense for small birds and too spiky for larger birds.

Wanaka Airport’s operations manager Ralph Fegan met with DLF’s turf manager Peter Griffiths in July to check on the progress of the trial, which was almost a year in. “We’ll keep monitoring it to see how it develops, but so far it would appear to be surviving in Wanaka,” Ralph said. “We don’t have a major bird issue here, but this could be great for airports that do and it’s great to be involved in it.” Peter said that Wanaka is one of DLF’s preferred world test sites due to its unique microclimate. Pictured: Ralph and Peter inspect the professionally-crafted grass.


DOG COLUMN - Leone Ward My dog doesn’t listen to me Today I have three simple but powerful ways to get your dog to listen to you more often. Try it for four weeks and you will get results! If your dog listens sometimes and is “okay most of the time” then why stop there? Why not take it to the next level and have them happy to do what you ask? Dogs, like people, do much better when given a bit more attention, support and clear instruction. Step One: Change your rewards. What does your dog really like? Take a little time (it is worth it trust me) and make a list of all the things your dog likes. It reminds you of how many things your dog likes. These are what my dog likes: Carrots, broccoli stalks, dog treats, walks, going in the car, leg rubs, tummy rubs, squeaky toys, soft toys, chasing a ball, playing tug, being chased around, sniffing at things and doing some training. These are all the different rewards I can offer my dog when he’s done something I’ve asked! Switching up rewards keeps your dog interested in what you’re asking, makes it fun for him to listen to you, and will greatly improve his manners. Step Two: Be unpredictable. If your dog knows that when he comes inside, he gets the same dog treat every time, he’s not going to be in much of a rush to do what you’ve asked. To humanise it: if you knew that when you go back to work after lunch you will talk to the same person and have exactly the same conversation every day, wouldn’t you want to hang out at the restaurant a little longer? When your dog comes to you—no matter how long it took—reward generously with one (or two or three) of the items on your list. I’ll bet that your dog will come even faster the next time you call him—and even faster the time after that! It’s a beautiful cycle: you reward generously and unpredictably and your dog responds faster and with more enthusiasm. It’s cool to see when your dog recognises that listening to you opens up the

door for him to have fun, get a goodie, or play a game with you. Step Three: Practice. In all we do, whether as an athlete, a musician or training our kids, we have to practice - a lot. It’s the same for your dog. Your dog will be as good as his practice; if he’s going to be a star, he needs practice time. What does this mean for you, his trainer? It means that right before you are going to give your dog something from the reward list you created, you’re going to ask him to do something for you. Using the come when called example again, maybe now you call your dog three times before you really need him to come in. You leave the house at 7.30am to be on time for work. Instead of calling your dog to come in at 7.25am (when he’ll be “rewarded” by being crated and by your departure), call him at 7.10am. When he comes to you, give him a tasty treat and send him back outside to play. Call him again at 7.15am. Throw a squeaky toy for him and let him continue to play and explore the yard. At 7.20am, call him again. This time, chase him for 15 seconds around the yard (if he loves to be chased, of course). Then at 7.25am, the “for real, I need you to come right away” call, your dog gets a stuffed Kong inside the house or crate as you leave. This sequence doesn’t take much extra time, but it does make a big impression on your dog! If you stick to this practice regimen (calling your dog when you can reward him and send him back out to play—another reward), before you know it your dog’s recall will be stellar! He’ll come to you the first time, every time! These three methods work independently but even better if you implement all three strategies together. It’s easy, cheap, and very effective. Start by making the list of the things your dog loves, then launch the programme. You’ll be amazed at how well you can make training stick! For information or canine behaviour assistance contact



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Local winemaker Sarah Kate Dineen is one of 12 returning judges for the New World Wine Awards. Three extra expert judges have been added to the 16-strong panel, led by panel chair Jim Harré, to judge the growing number of entries. “We are looking forward to tasting all wines entered, and especially to evaluating the pinot noir class, which this year has attracted the largest number of entries overtaking the number of entries in the sauvignon blanc class for the first time,” Jim Harré said. The judges will taste a record 1400

different wines covering a full range of varietals. “The year-on-year increase in entries reflects winemakers’ confidence in the integrity of this wine show and the benefits that winning a New World Wine Awards medal brings. The calibre of our judging panel is another strong indicator of the strength of the competition,” Jim said. The panel will taste and judge wines using an internationally-recognised 100 points system. They will award gold, silver, and bronze medals, retaste top scoring wines to rank them for inclusion in the New World Top 50 and re-taste the best wines again to determine the champions of each varietal and an overall champion.


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Tuki 2018, the Wanaka-based music festival, has released its line-up for next year. Formerly known as Rippon Festival, the biennial event will be back after a four year break on February 10, 2018, with a new name, a new location and a packed line-up. Multiple award-winning US band Unknown Mortal Orchestra (UMO) will perform alongside Aaradhna (pictured), The Phoenix Foundation, The Shamblés, Mel Parsons, Lips and Maala at the festival’s new location in Glendhu Bay. Also on the bill is 25-year-old Marlon Williams, who won Best Male Solo Artist and Breakthrough Artist of the Year at the 2015 Vodafone New Zea-

land Music Awards. Director Lynne Christie said that although the festival will offer other experiences, live music remains the focus. “I’ve always loved the passion, the powerful reactions, the diverse opinions that music inspires. People feel incredibly connected to great music, and a killer live experience trumps everything,” Lynne said. Tuki 2018 will also feature a FunZone and award-winning local craft beers and Central Otago wines, as well as an enchanted forest, food from local producers and interactive installations. The festival, which is not-for-profit, has been going for 20 years and takes its new name from the nearby Matukituki Valley, with tuki also meaning mouthpiece in Maori.

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Unsuccessful planting spots on Ardmore Street will be filled next week to prevent them becoming a danger to pedestrians. A number of planting holes which have experienced poor growth in four separate build-outs between the Bullock Bar driveway and the Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) office have been identified as trip hazards. QLDC parks officer for Wanaka, parks and reserves, Diana Manson, said that only holes where original

plants had died would be filled and no healthy plants would be removed. “Unfortunately it’s now clear that this area is not a suitable environment for plants to get established and grow,” Diana said. “The Acer platanoides (Norway Maple) trees planted over the past two years on the same build-outs are growing well and will really improve the overall look of the street for years to come.” Diana added that the council, in conjunction with Wanaka Community Board, were currently looking into alternatives to improve the streetscape by adding street furniture, bike racks and other enhancements.

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Children’s songwriter Kath Bee, known across the country for her award-winning music, regular guest spots with Suzy Cato, and from her own radio show, will get stuck into Wanaka Library’s Poetry Month celebrations next week. Kath has published her most popular and requested song, Dragons Under My Bed, as a picture book and will celebrate its release with a performance at the library on Thurs-

day August 10 between 10.30am and 11.30am. Kath, pictured, said that the story about a young boy at bedtime takes ‘it wasn’t me’ to a whole new level. “I always knew this song would make a fantastic picture book. Children are mesmerised by it and parents and teachers keep asking for it,” Kath said. “The children will create bees to buzz around and dragons to fly and I’ll be singing songs and getting them moving and grooving.” Pictured: Kath Bee.




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With the beautiful coastline surrounding New Zealand, it is hardly surprising that many photographers are inspired by the beauty and drama of the sea, which just begs to be photographed. Of course the ocean is three-dimensional but a photograph is not, so to capture the full beauty of the sea we must capture the sense of depth. The picture needs something in the foreground to give it visual interest. This could be, for example, a person, a rock, boulder, wet sand or a parked boat; whatever will hold the viewer’s attention and lead them into the picture. Good composition, as always, is the difference between a photograph and a snapshot. Getting the composition right by creative use of symmetry, leading lines, rule of thirds, etc, can lead to a great picture. Seascapes are not all about water, there are other factors that also need to be considered which include the quality and direction of the light, background sky, and camera settings. The appreciation and understanding of light is an important factor in any photograph. Choosing the best time of day to take our seascape photo is a major consideration as the light varies in intensity, direction and colour throughout the day. While there isn’t necessarily a right time of day for shooting, the golden hours (an hour or so around sunrise and sunset) can produce some stunning images. There is also no one right way to photograph seascapes. Using a long exposure will result in a blurred, silky picture of the water with a swath of colour giving a surreal effect. Conversely, using a fast shutter

speed will show the waves or water pin-sharp and in detail. Virtually any camera or smartphone can be used to take seascape photos. Depending on the subject and location the lens used could be anything from wide-angle to telephoto, but usually a wide-angle lens is an ideal choice for seascape pictures. A tripod, together with a remote control/cable release, are invaluable accessories, whether you want to freeze the motion using a high shutter speed or smooth the water out by using a long exposure. Two filters, a polariser and a neutral density can also prove very useful. A great example of a visually impressive seascape photo is Allen Hogan’s Moeraki Boulders, pictured, taken when he stopped overnight on the East Coast in July 2016. At 8am the following day, Allen was impressed by the quality of light and the interaction of the water on the famous boulders. The symmetry of the whole scene inspired him to create the image. Allen used a Canon EOS 7D camera attached to a Sigma 18-250mm zoom lens set at 37mm. Using a tripod he set the shutter speed to 1/80th second, an aperture of f10 to give a good depth of field and an ISO of 400. His image impressed club member and the adjudicator of the monthly competition. Wanaka Camera Club is dedicated to helping improve the skills of anyone interested in photography. We welcome anyone to join us, irrespective of photographic ability. If you know nothing about photography, we will teach you. Come along and see what we can do for you. Our next meeting is Monday August 14, 7.30pm, at the St John Rooms, Link Way.





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Third trade award for local store Water plan change talk S


Otago Regional Council (ORC) is holding a public discussion session on the development of a Water Plan change in Wanaka on Monday August 7. The discussion, to be held at the St John Rooms on Link Way at 3.30pm, is part of a series of sessions throughout Otago on the development of the plan change, relating to residual flows. ORC director policy, planning and resource management Fraser McRae said that the sessions were being held to provide clarity about the purpose of developing the plan change and who may be affected. Those most likely to be affected are people or organisations applying for

a new surface water permit, or those replacing an expiring surface water permit or deemed permit. “There are existing Water Plan provisions that relate to residual flows. We are developing the proposed plan change to address the existing uncertainty and lack of flexibility,” Fraser said. “Through this plan change we aim to provide those with surface water takes certainty by allowing greater flexibility in choosing a measurement site, developing a standard method to calculate a residual flow, and setting a broader list of values for consideration in assessment of the residual flow,” he said. Public feedback on the change will close at the end of August and the plan change will be formally notified next year.

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Mitre 10 Wanaka was named Mitre 10’s Trade Store of the Year at the retailer’s annual awards dinner last week. Chosen by judges for its exceptional service to trade customers, it was the third time the local store had won the award. “Winning for a third time really confirms that we’re doing something right,” store manager Mark Watson said. “Everyone in the trade team exemplifies a great work ethic and attention to customer

service so it’s really gratifying to see it recognised at a national level.” Mark said the store had previously won the Mitre 10 Store of the Year category three times, “so this year’s award is really our sixth win overall and our entire team should be proud of our achievements.” Pictured: Mitre 10 CEO Neil Cowie, Mitre 10 Wanaka owner Martin Dippie and staff members Rob Quick, Emma Levy and Chris Wilson, with regional trade development manager - south, Kevin Rae.

attend this year’s South Island and National Secondary Schools sports competitions. Dunstan High School was the only Grants are raised from a perOtago recipient in the July round centage of income generated from of New Zealand Community gambling machines in participating Trust grants. venues. Golden Gate Lodge in Cromwell Water Bar Wanaka’s owner, Toby and Water Bar Wanaka were among May, said that while the bar doesn’t 11 gaming venues that contributed get to choose who receives the to a $20,000 grant to go towards grants, there are application forms in transport and accommodation for the bar on Ardmore Street for clubs the school’s various sports teams to or groups wishing to apply.




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A timely warning for the Central Lakes area Recently, after a night of extreme rainfall, nearly 300 people in Mocoa Colombia died and most of the town was swept away by massive landslips and liquefied rivers of mud. Why would such large areas, in a previously stable valley which has been inhabited for many hundreds of years, suddenly collapse? Scientists believe that the damage was caused by destabilisation of the surrounding mountains, over the last 30 years, as a result of deforestation. Apparently the main culprits were the coca farmers, who cleared the land of trees for the production of cocaine. As far as I know, we are not growing any coca here in the Central Lakes, but we are encouraging deforestation through the current wilding pines policy which sees them being felled willy nilly to make way for a plethora of weeds such as broom and briar. As most of us know, forests help in the event of extreme rains. Thick layers of leaf litter act like blotting paper to help soak up the water and extensive root systems provide rigidity to the substructures, not only stopping soil erosion but giving integrity to the sub-soils and strata below. Unfortunately, within our region we have another sleeping giant of a problem – earthquakes. According to GNS Science there is a 30 percent chance of a major earthquake – one registering eight or more on the Richter scale - on the Alpine Fault in the next 50 years. There are also other more localised faults that are capable of causing great damage, as recently experienced in Kaikoura. In light of such events occurring we need to maximise the stabilisation of our slopes. Although forests are not a guarantee against landslides, when the ‘big one’ comes they will help a lot at a time when we will need every bit of help we can get. Last year during the Geoscience Conference held in Wanaka, visiting world-leading geologists participated in field trips around the region. During one of these tours, to the vicinity of the Roaring Meg area, I experienced first-hand their expressions of profound disbelief and dismay when confronted with the swathes of dead larches above the road. These trees were originally planted specifically for land stabilisation purposes and to minimise the risk of further erosion and land-slips across the main highway. To my mind there is wisdom in the recently written words of Dr Ann Bower, of Lincoln University, albeit in connection with a different environmental issue. “Sometimes the best thing to do is to just stop doing something bad”. Perhaps the well-intentioned but ‘blinkered’ wilding pine groups and our district councilors should be warned against making what is already a dangerous situation even more dangerous. Peter Whiting

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Anna Fantastic idea but more toilets around would be great too as I can’t find anywhere to take the dogs for a walk with out my wee one rolling in human yuck .... it is really bad by the Hawea River Camp ground and around the Cardrona mouth.

Anna More walking track access means more foot traffic meaning more mess, not saying it’s a bad idea but the mess left behind is an issue ....

John Would make an awesome loop from town around lake, over “new bridge” around Dublin Bay and back via Albert Town Bridge, back up riverside track or “sticky forest”.

Upper Clutha Tracks Trust Toilets are a DOC or QLDC issue.(ie track owners/managers). Funds can be raised for them but it is the ongoing maintenance costs that they have trouble funding...especially DOC. We would love an answer to this. There is no money set aside for a bridge. IF the project is developed, the Trust would have to raise the money to build it.

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Founder of scientifically-proven, award-winning skincare brand Snowberry, Soraya Hendesi, dropped into Wanaka Pharmacy last week to meet some of her customers. Soraya was in town for the New Zealand Society of Cosmetic Chemists conference at Rippon, where Snowberry won two awards to add to its growing collection. “We thought this would be a great opportunity to meet our customers and were very pleased to see that there are some very interested people and beautiful ladies who came to talk to us,” Soraya said. “I go to different exhibitions and speak to thousands of people, but it’s really important to come down to places like Wanaka to be in touch with the customer and hear what they have to say, particularly in Wanaka where the climate is quite drying.” Soraya said that she always liked to recommend the right Snowberry cleanser, serum, rich moisturiser or day cream as well as an exfoliator once or twice a week. “If our customers only use Snowberry products they will see an improvement and their skin will be glowing, whether they’re 18 or 80. This is due to the quality of the ingredients and our formulations. We call

it the Snowberry glow,” Soraya said. Snowberry’s products are as natural as possible, while also making use of good, effective science; the result of seven years of scientific research at the University of Auckland. The company’s New Radiance Face Serum was the only anti-ageing serum in the world to be invited to be presented to the 23rd World Congress of Dermatology in Vancouver and the only anti-ageing serum to be proven by gold standard clinical trial. “We’re pleased at the results after seven years of working. We’ve put a lot of time and effort and investment into the last seven years. We’re big on science and really care about results. We want people to say yes, it has made a difference. We don’t believe in market fluff, we believe in things that work and we spend less on marketing so that we can pay for that quality,” Soraya said. Sam Parrant, winner of Wanaka Pharmacy’s Snowberry competition on Monday July 31, said that the win had made her week. “I use Snowberry all the time and like that it is quite natural. A lot of research has gone into it and it’s good that it is a New Zealand brand,” Sam said. Pictured: Snowberry competition winner Sam Parrant receiving her prize from Wanaka Pharmacy owner Aaron Heath. - Advetorial -











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Creative Communities Scheme Funding Round Funding is now available for community–based arts groups for performances, events and workshops that will provide a variety of opportunities to participate in those activities. This funding round is now open and applications close 5pm, Friday 25 August 2017. Applications are available from the Council website Forms/Funding/CCS-Application-Form.pdf and hard copies from the QLDC offices in both Queenstown and Wanaka. For enquiries please contact Jan Maxwell - Arts and Events Facilitator 03 441 0469 or 027 233 7934 or email Private Bag 50072 | 47 Ardmore Street Wanaka | Phone 03 443 0024


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The NZ Freeski and Snowboard Junior National Championships will receive a $10,000 grant to help with its running costs. The money has been donated by the Otago Community Trust, which gave a total of $1,671,573 to 28 organisations in July. The Junior National Championships is run by Snow Sports NZ and held at Cardrona Alpine Resort every October. Snow Sports NZ chief executive Marty Toomey said the grant was very helpful and will be used in a variety of ways. “The money will help with media and promotion of the event, including getting judges. It will also help

with infrastructure and support so the whole event can run smoothly. “We really look forward to the event and it’s the best of the season. The kids have their opportunity to shine and it’s a really fun and friendly environment.” The competition has been running for over 20 years and sees youngsters compete across various disciplines, including dual slalom, gravity cross and free ski. It attracts over 200 competitors from across New Zealand, Australia and various other countries and involves around 100 staff, supporters and volunteers. It is the final competition of the season and is where the national titles are awarded. The 2017 NZ Freeski and Snowboard Junior National Championships will run from Monday October 2 to Friday October 6.


Wanaka runner Sammy Burke has claimed her second national title after winning the NZ Athletics National Cross Country Championships under 20s race. Sammy, who is in Year 13 at Mount Aspiring College, had already won the NZ Secondary Schools Road Race (senior girls) in December and added the women’s 6km Cross Country Gold Medal to her collection on Saturday (July 29) in Auckland. Sammy said, “Sunday’s race was my first 6km, so I was working on pacing, making sure I lasted to the end. I was really excited to give it heaps and feel confident, strong and fast. “My race strategy developed as the race wore on, just stay calm and in control and use your last lap as the breakaway. The most important thing is to pick up the pace when it hurts the most, the finish line sprint.” In a thrilling race, Sammy led from the start and the chasing pack thinned from three early on to just one right at the end. She then faced a 200m sprint finish and took the title by three seconds, crossing the line with a time of 23 minutes and 16 seconds. Sammy is coached by her mother, Val Burke, who said, “it’s her first cross country medal and it’s a big thing. It was very exciting and she ran really well. “I am very proud. She works really hard and wants to do well.” Sammy has also been selected for the Australian Secondary School National Championships for the third successive year. The event will be held in


Tasmania on August 12 and will see New Zealand’s top 12 males and females from each age group competing among 130 of the best runners from Australia. This time she will captain the team and is aiming to improve on her impressive sixth place finish last year.

SPORTS RESULTS Wanaka Stadium Bowls Monday Edgewater Trophy 1 M Ives J Leith C Scurr 2 K Suckling N Harris 3 A Coupe H Thayer R Hurley Tuesday Morning 2x4x2 Pairs 1 M Campbell G McMillan 2 D Ollerenshaw I McGregor 3 N Hewett M Hay Tuesday Afternoon 2x4x2 Pairs 1 L Hardy Y Gale 2 G Cameron N Matheson 3 A Moore M Hardy Tuesday Evening Trades 1 J Parrant R Shutterworth A Clifford 2 M Prince M Gould P Cooper 3 T McKay J Mayen M Campbell Wednesday Afternoon Triples 1 J Maddison F Duncan P Gray 2 R Morrish Y Gale E Baldwin 3 D Ollerenshaw D Minson S Watt Wednesday Evening Trades 1 T.C. 2 Have a Shot 3 G&T Thursday Afternoon Triples 1 P Wilson M Morrish C Carr 2 L Hardy G Beattie P Knowles on cb F McRae H Thayer K Urquhart Thursday Evening Trades 1 G Dowdall A Haig M Wight 2 L Cameron J Herbert G Cameron 3 Lakers Friday Progressive Skips 1 G Russell 2 T Tovey 3 M Smyth Thirds 1 A Familton 2 I Fletcher 3 B Kane Leads 1 T Tattersfield S Morris J Bryant Saturday Studholme Memorial Hawea 1Town 59 Meadowstone 48 Beacon Point 48 Rippon W Meadows 47 Hawea 2 Country 39 Mt Albert 39 Village 34 Pembroke Heights 29. Tarras Golf Results Women’s Clark Trophy-Chris Illingworth 34 Stablefords, Jan Gibson 30. Two-Barbara Kane Medal Round & 3 Blind mice-Chris Illingworth nett 72, Annabel Spiers 72, Margaret Sell 76, Gilly Taylor 77. 3 Blind Mice winner-Chris Illingworth Men’s results from Saturday 29 July Putting K Galloway 27, M Hyndman 28, H Reinecke 28, B Trevathan 30, D Wilson 34, G Rive 35. Purvis Cup ( Nett ) H Reinecke 75, M Hyndman 75, B Trevathan 78, K Galloway 82, G Rive 82, D Agnew 82, B Rowley 83. Nett Eagles ( No 12 Not Struck) M Hyndman No 2, B Rowley No 2, D Agnew Nos 2 & 11.

Netball Upper Clutha MacD 27 v Mac Engineers 15 Mac B 24 v Yr10A 16 Rocky Creek 32 v Yr9/10b 22 Mac C 18 v Wanaka Selection Pioneer 33 Yr9A 20 v Lake Bar 7 Dream Doors Hawea 25 v Pioneer C 32 Cromwell C 37 v Silverthreads 8 Mac Infinity default Yr8 win Pioneer A 31 Cromwell B 21 Mountianside 30 v Mac Wellman 14 Cromwell A 29 v Pioneer B 15 Nulook Hawea 14 v Yr11/12 19 Hawea Holiday Park 21 v Crowe Howort Mac A 38 Mac Lakeland 14 v Yr13 Social 15. (Tues) 1st Belinda Blaxland, Peter Hart 61.25%. 2nd Shirley Coppage, Heather Wellman 60.42%. 3rd Jill Bagley, Ann Scandrett 53.75%.

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“Holly won the foundation’s international grant which funded her to go and try it out and see where she is at in the world. It also meant that one of us could go and watch her, which was great,” Caroline said. “In all the years she has been doing karate we have never got to go and watch her internationally so that was really cool.” Karate New Zealand’s secre-


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This year’s Mount Aspiring College champions were crowned in its annual single-day ski and snowboard championships last week. More than 100 students showed off their giant slalom (GS) and gravity-cross (GSX) skills, completing two timed runs down the GS course and a timed qualification run down the GSX course on the morning of Wednesday July 26. Year seven integrated studies teacher and teacher in charge on the day, Alex Watson, said that combined times from the GS runs were used to find the fastest students in the school and each age group, while the GSX course was used to divide students into the elimination round of the top 16 boys and top 12 girls. “The skier cross and boarder cross on Cardrona’s gravity-x course is always a hit with all students completing a timed run. In the elimination round a combination of tactics and speed come into play,”

Alex said. “We had a fantastic day with a huge turnout of students. The weather was a mixed bag but the students had a great day supporting and competing against each other.” Year 13 student Cory O’Regan and year nine student Lucia Brown were top in the GSX snowboard boys and girls categories with overall times of 00:51 and 01:03, while year 12 student Julius Staufenberg and year 11 student Kate Richards came first in the GSX ski boys and girls with times of 00:41 and 00:43. Lucia and Kate also came top of the GS snowboard and ski girls categories finishing with times of 01:47 and 01:09, while Ethan Carleton and Han Chin, both in year ten, won the GS snowboard and ski categories with times of 01:32 and 01:04. The college’s sports coordinator Jacky Toepfer said, “we really appreciated the organisation of the events team at Cardrona and the parents who helped out on the day. “Without them, this event would not have been such a success.”

MAC U14s win over South Otago

tary-general Chris Bennett said that the competition had given its competitors some much-needed experience. “They have represented our country proudly,” Chris said. Holly topped her international success on her return to New Zealand, scooping third place in Kata and Kumite for her age division at the National Karate Championships in Wellington on July 15 and 16. She then went on to take fifth place overall in the women’s senior open Kata.

Hockey roundup: Teamwork wins through S

exciting match. Upper Clutha Senior B demolished Cromwell 6-0 on an unseasonably warm winter’s evening. The team played solidly, linking passes to create lots of scoring opportunities, tackling strongly and making numerous counter-attacks. The goal scorers were Billy Sandri who netted three goals, Terri Taylor who got two goals and Jacob Curtis who scored an amazing goal from a penalty corner. With all team members playing so well there was no individual award for Player of the Day. Upper Clutha Senior Reserve A played a thrilling game against Dunstan’s 1st XI last week. Both teams played well and the intensity was high. Upper Clutha led 1-0 going into halftime thanks to a goal scored from a penalty corner. Dunstan was quick to even the score in the second half, which it followed with another two. While Upper Clutha tried its best, it was unable to score again. The final score was 3-1 to Dunstan.


The Kwik Sticks unbeaten season came to an end last Wednesday when they were beaten 5-2 by Alexandra Lightning. Although missing a few players, Upper Clutha got off to a great start with two goals by James Dougherty and Bronte Crowe in the first ten minutes. Shocked into action, Alexandra Lightning thereafter put on a superb display of hockey skills to take the lead 3-2 at half time. Upper Clutha tried hard to regain the lead in the second half but couldn’t quite manage to convert their chances. James Dougherty was awarded Player of the Day for his strength in attack and for restricting the Lightning players with good defensive display. The result means that the Kwik Sticks finished the round robin in third place and will face Maniototo in the semi-finals this week. Given that the teams drew 4-4 in the round robin it promises to be a very




Luke robson

Rugby correspondent

Mount Aspiring College (MAC) under-14 rugby team achieved a hard earned 29-14 victory over South Otago High School on Saturday, July 29, in Clinton. Having lost by a conversion in the two previous encounters, the third rematch was destined to be a nail biter, as MAC sought to take the final honours. The quality of the game and resulting score showed just how much the local team had improved over the season. The first half was a true arm-wrestle as each team scored well-worked tries and defended tirelessly. Coaches, parents and Clinton fans were all blown away by the quality of the rugby on display as both teams managed strings of multiple phases and showed skills beyond their years. MAC’s first try came through Riley Arneson who struck out wide after the forwards had previously been held up over the line on two attempts.


Zak Miller ran a scintillating line that left the defence flat-footed to score a crucial try before halftime. This locked up the scores at 14-12 at halftime, with no one on the sideline brave enough to pick a winner. The opening period of the second half was some of the tensest rugby witnessed all weekend (including the two Super Rugby semi-finals). Neither of the teams looked like giving up, and it was only with 15 minutes to go that halfback Jack Findlay struck a moment of glory as he darted through the ruck and dived under the posts. MAC could have easily taken the foot off the throttle and defended the lead, but instead they continued to play positive attacking rugby. Anthony Oostenhuis was unrelenting in his carries at the line, while Mitchell Evans led the defensive effort with a number of crucial tackles. All the MAC players stood up and gave their best performance of the season, leaving a very proud coaching staff. Pictured: Otto Burrows attacking the line. 12 Helwick Street (Base 2), Wanaka. T: +64 3 443 6410


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