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Pre-season snow days

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housands of keen riders hit the slopes at Cardrona Alpine Resort for its preseason teaser last weekend. Both days were reported to have gone well with little wait times at the gondola despite McDougall’s Chondola just being open. The weather was warm above the clouds and



provided two bluebird days with mid-winter snow conditions. With more snow falling and opening day just over a week away, the teaser certainly whet the appetite for now. Pictured: Making the most of the early snow Luggy Jeffery, Ali Paul and Andrew Paul.

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medical incident last month highlighted just how remote Wanaka can be when it comes to an emergency. Keri McLachlan, of Workplace First Aid Training Central Otago (WFATCO), was flagged down at the scene of accident last week. A young man had a seizure while driving, and his car left the road coming to rest in the verge. Keri secured the scene with cones she carries in her work vehicle and attended to the patient while another woman at the scene called 111 to try to get ambulance support. The woman received two phone calls from St John Christchurch assessing the man’s condition, but no ambulance arrived because it was already committed to another serious incident at the time. “As a community I think we need to remember we are remote and have a high population therefore we can find ourselves in situations where 111 may not be able to get to us. The more people in the community who gain skills and are prepared to step up and help others is important in these situations,” Keri said. “The great thing is many of my clients are now thinking how prepared are they to help others in our community if needed. Businesses are providing wellness sessions for staff and getting in different people to support this.” Keri said first aid tips in cartoon form will be going up at the new pool and recreation centre. “[These will] help the community learn simple tips in a fun way and maybe help others in the future,” she said. Currently WFATCO have two ways it is sharing first aid tips with the community. “Firstly our first aid tip cards feature on the back of toilet doors at the

Wanaka Recreation Centre and we have pool related ones going up at the new Wanaka pool. “Tips are displayed in a fun way and make people aware of such facts like “Did you know you can still call 111 on a prepaid phone even if you don’t have credit”? “Secondly we have a Children’s First Aid resource book that can be used in primary schools, community groups or by individuals wanting to sharing the information with their children for a $2 donation that we pass onto either the Lakes District Air Rescue Trust or Otago Rescue Helicopter Trust. This choice is given to the person or group purchasing the book,” she said. Keri said for the general public who wanted to be prepared should they be required to step up and help they should attend a first aid course to gain knowledge to use in an emergency. They should also prepare their car, home, office and work site with items they may require, such as a first aid kit, bottled water, a warm blanket and a fire extinguisher. “Always talk to other members of your family about where these things are so they can assist you to get them if required or so they can use them should it be you who is the patient needing help. Knowledge is power and teaching children simple things can be valuable.” Keri found this out recently when her 13-year-old daughter was able to support her at a road-side incident by finding Keri’s gloves and CPR face shield in the car while Keri ran to secure a scene and supported a patient. “My nine-year-old son also knew the importance of staying in my car, with the hazard lights on, and [staying] out of danger. “We live in a remote area and sometimes help can be far away or not available, therefore taking time to gather up a few things to be prepared can help save a life in the future,” Keri said.


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Wanaka’s waste free fair

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CLT fund SAR and Coastguard REPORTER S STAFF editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

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Owens A Aimee journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz The team behind Plastic Bag Free Wanaka (PBFW) is organising a Waste Free Fair as part of Plastic Free July. More than 150 countries join the challenge every year but for PBFW it is another way of reaching its goal of guiding Wanaka towards being single-use plastic bag and bottle free by 2019. PBFW and Wastebusters will be holding an afternoon of creativity and zero waste fun. The event will showcase practical ways to upcycle, reuse and reduce waste. As well as assisting those interested in how to make upcycled produce bags, honey wraps, T-shirt bags, Furoshiki wraps and bathroom products. The family-friendly day will also have a local zero waste shopping guide, waste free products, advice, inspiration, prizes and a guest appearance from Plastic Free Paula, a funny and dorky mascot for PBFW who gives the latest ideas as how to deal with the ‘plague of disposable plastic’. “Wastebusters do such a big job for the community and if we recycle effectively we can make a considerable

difference in the community too.” Anna said. Anna and the team want to offer free workshops to the community, so that everyone can be involved and realise that it can also be fun to reduce waste and you can have a great time doing so, as well as making and learning something along the way. Collaborating with early learning centres, is also a wish of Anna’s, encouraging children to get involved so that they can teach their parents how to reduce waste. Anna, who started the group in 2016 was shocked at people so willingly and mindlessly using plastic bags and was motivated to do something about it. “Our generation is the one making the most mess, we’re the consumers, if we use something once and then chuck it out to landfill then we’re leaving a legacy of waste behind,” she said. The free fair will be held at the Armstrong Room in the Lake Wanaka Centre from 1pm - 4.30pm on Sunday July 8. Volunteers are needed to help out, if you are keen to get involved contact plasticbagfreewanaka@ gmail.com. Pictured: Plastic Free Paula.

Wanaka Search & Rescue (SAR) has received regular grants from Central Lakes Trust to allow operations to continue and provide its lifesaving services, with the latest grant of $26,100 going towards capital equipment and helicopter training for the 2018/19 season. “Approximately 90 percent of our operations involve helicopters. It is an essential health and safety practice that volunteers and responders are trained in correct manoeuvres to enter and exit helicopters in different situations,” Wanaka SAR spokesperson Phil Melchior said. CLT chief executive Susan Finlay said, “Search & Rescue provide a vital service for the region helping the lost, missing and injured in our rivers, hills and mountains in the Wanaka area.” Coastguard Wanaka Lakes also benefited in this round, receiving a grant of $37,450 towards replacement rescue boat engines. Health and safety has been a major driver in the applications for funding this month. Central Otago REAP received funding to undertake a programme with Probations to provide opportunity for probation clients in both Cromwell and Wanaka to increase confidence and improve their life-skills. The

pilot programme is already running successfully in Alexandra. The Boys’ Brigade has been given $17,450 towards establishing the programme, which works with primary school boys in need, providing male role models and mentors, in the Central Lakes region. “Unfortunately, boys are often overrepresented in statistics and research on bullying, teen suicide, youth prosecutions and obesity. With increased population, and social and economic pressures being experienced there is a need to meet demands for local boys,” Susan said. Otago Community Hospice and Sport Otago were among the seven organisations to receive an 2018/19 operational grant, receiving $62,648 and $27,802 respectively. Operational grants support community services which in many cases are largely volunteer and offer services to the community which we would be lost without. “With the increase in our population, these services are seeing increased demand and often with no further funding. Operational funding forms a significant and important part of Trust grants. Ensuring community wellbeing and the survival of these services is important to the Trustees, and the Trust’s purpose,” Susan said. Pictured: SAR members utilise helicopters in the majority of its operations.

No sewage in stormwater Cat shot by neighbour Owens A Aimee journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

TURNBULL G GLENDA editor@thewanakasun.co.nz After a heavy rain event on May 22, silt from the Bremner Bay stormwater outlet caused the water in the bay to become muddy. The Queenstown Lakes District Council carried

out water tests on the stormwater, with results indicating that sewage was not present in the discharge and all levels were consistent with a normal stormwater event.

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A precious four-year-old Burmese cat named Arthur went missing from his home near Albert Town just over five weeks ago, on April 30. According to owners Johanna and Donald Vermeulen, Arthur was a very homely cat so it was quite unusual for him to go missing as usually he does not venture outside for long or at least not far from his home. Arthur was wearing his GPS tracker which accurately identified him being at a neighbour’s property on Clan Mac Road. Another GPS reading 15 minutes later indicated that Arthur was at the main campground effluent dumping station, 6km away from the owners’ home. Sadly, it has been confirmed Arthur was shot by a 60-year-old male, who uses his section in Clan Mac Road as a camping ground. Another neighbour heard a shot within 30m from the neighbour’s section at the time that Arthur’s tracker pinged and saw the man standing with his rifle in the same spot. The male in question was recently

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interviewed by Police and confessed to shooting and killing the cat, but told Police that he thought it was a possum. The Vermeulens were informed by Police that Arthur’s body was disposed of by the 60-year-old man outside of Wanaka, and that his body was picked up by landfill the day after. Donald and Johanna alleged the perpetrator lied many times over the four weeks, denying knowing or having any part in Arthur’s disappearance. Donald and Johanna Vermeulen said, “We wanted closure, but just not like this. “Continuous lies have been very upsetting and distressing for the family and extended family too. The neighbours and neighbours’ children have been affected too, not only because of the shooting of a family pet, but also the fact that a person in a built up residential area is capable of discharging a high powered rifle. “This has been done with no consideration to surroundings or neighbours. It could have easily been resolved a lot quicker without the lies and without causing this much anxiety and ill feeling.”


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New pool opens doors

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BUTLER D DANIELLE newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz Wanaka will welcome its long-awaited new pool with an official opening ceremony and family fun day at the complex on Sunday June 10. Two-time Olympic triathlete Nicky Samuels will cut the ribbon alongside Queenstown Lakes District deputy mayor Calum MacLeod, marking the public opening of the $12.8 million three-pool complex at Wanaka’s Recreation Centre. Queenstown Lakes District Council sport and recreation manager Simon Battrick said that moving from one pool to three enabled the council to meet the needs of a growing population

and cater much better for the different needs of groups such as kids learning to swim, older adults and lap swimmers. “This has been a major project for council and the project team and it’s going to be a real community asset for the Upper Clutha,” he said. The fun day, which includes free swimming, games, competitions, bumper boats and inflatables, will run from 11am until 2pm with the pools closing at 4pm. Pictured: Dave Bulling (managing director, Cook Brothers Construction), Michael and Winsome Skerrett (Ngai Tahu) and Councillor Quentin Smith (Wanaka Community Board chair) following a blessing at the new pool on Friday June 1.

Community research project REPORTER S STAFF editor@thewanakasun.co.nz A community research survey led by Queenstown Lakes District Council has already gleaned some interesting insights since it opened. More than 60 surveys have been completed so far with the impact of the growing population reflected in an increased demand for the services/ activities of community organisations. The survey seeks to better understand community groups and services, their current use of facilities, and their future demand for space. There are two surveys, one for community groups and services, and their use of facilities in the district

and a second for the district’s facility owners and managers. As well as the online surveys, which can be completed at www.qldc.govt. nz, community group workshops will be held on June 13 (Lake Wanaka Centre, 6.30pm-8.30pm) and June 14 (Queenstown Events Centre, 6.30pm8.30pm) and interviews will be carried out with key stakeholders including regional funding organisations. The survey can also be completed free-of-charge using computers at any QLDC library, Citizens Advice Bureau Queenstown, Community Networks Wanaka and LINK Upper Clutha. The survey will close on Monday July 2 at 5pm, with data analysis to happen during July.

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Roys Bay facility funding on track Owens A Aimee journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz Central Lakes Trust has funded over $1.2 million to support a wide range of regional community causes this month, with the Wanaka Water Sports Facility (WWSF) Trust enjoying the most generous donation. The WWSF Trust received a $650,000 donation towards the construction of the watersports facility on the Rob Roy recreational reserve. Michael Sidey, WWSF Trust Chairman said, “We were very pleased with the news that the Central Lakes Trust has approved a grant of $650,000 towards construction of the watersports facility. With the $400,000 from the Otago Community Trust

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Awards increase prize pool REPORTER S STAFF editor@thewanakasun.co.nz Entries for the 25th Trustpower Community Awards, which recognise and reward the efforts of volunteers, closed last Thursday (May 31). Judging of the nominees, including 21 community organisations from Wanaka, Hawea and Luggate, will soon begin and the prize pool is bigger than ever this year. “Over the past year, we’ve met with councils, attendees, past and present winners, and the wider community to find out what people value most about the Trustpower Community Awards, and what they think we can do better,” Trustpower community and communications advisor Ashleigh Christensen said. “While it’s clear that locals love


the chance to celebrate the efforts of volunteers in their community, it’s no surprise that for many community organisations finances are a constant concern. That’s why we’ve increased the prize money available to Trustpower Community Awards recipients.” The prize money for a community award will double to $1000, while regional supreme winners will receive $2000 – up from $1500 last year. Ashleigh said Central Otago and Queenstown-Lakes community groups will celebrate their community spirit and the achievements of their volunteers at a shared event in Alexandra this year. “Each district will have its own supreme winner and award recipients, but the ideas and inspiration will extend out into the wider region.”

and $50,000 from the Sargood Bequest, we have $1.1 million secured funding, well on the way to meeting the construction costs of $1.65 million.” The disability-accessible facility will provide externally accessed public toilets at the west swimming end of the beach where there are currently no facilities for the public. The facility also aims to improves safety conditions for those users currently crossing the busy Ardmore Road at times of low light, with the new facility providing enough boat storage to eliminate this hazard for its members. WWSF Trust has applied to two other funding bodies and hopes to be able to begin work on the facility in September of this year.

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TURNBULL G GLENDA editor@thewanakasun.co.nz The New Zealand Geographic Board (NZGB) is welcoming submissions on the proposed name change of the location in the southeast corner of Lake Hawea from Gladstone to John Creek, and Johns Creek, a stream flowing through the area, to John Creek. Lake Hawea residents took their plight for a name change for the Johns Creek settlement to the Geographic Board with help from the Wanaka Community Board (WCB). Resident Barbara Chinn said the name Gladstone, marking the settlement at the south-east corner of Lake Hawea on topographical maps, caused confusion to what locals had always referred to as John Creek or Johns Creek. In 2016, the Hawea Community Association agreed on an official name change to John Creek, after the family who first farmed there.

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After many submissions to the Geographic Board it is now asking the public to state reasons whether the proposal is supported or objected to, and if an objection is made, an alternative name may be proposal. Barbara said that many settlements in New Zealand echo the name of their geographic feature, such as Tekapo, Wanaka, Lake Hawea, Aviemore or Taupo. “The old town of Gladstone was never occupied, is confusing for the area and should be dropped. On an occasion when an ambulance was requested by telephone, the operator in Auckland constantly refused to understand that there is a township called Lake Hawea, which is not a suburb of Gladstone.” Submissions on these proposed altered geographic names may be made on the forms linked from www. linz.govt.nz, by email to nzgbsubmissions@linz. govt.nz, or by writing to the Secretary of the New Zealand Geographic Board, c/o Land Information New Zealand, PO Box 5501, Wellington 6145.



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Record entries for film fest REPORTER S STAFF editor@thewanakasun.co.nz This year’s NZ Mountain Film and Book Festival programme has been released, with a world-class collection of speakers, workshops and films once again coming to Wanaka at the end of June. This year’s competition received a record 206 films entered from across the world with prominent themes including women dominating their fields and the pushing of boundaries in adventure sports. Festival director Mark Sedon said, “Through the years we have noticed an increase in the films focused on women in adventure sports. “The magic is not in what the women are doing, but how they are doing it. The calm, matter-of-fact approach the women present is intriguing; basically, the films often reveal a quieter, gentler approach to being fierce.” Just one of many stories to be told is the grand prize-winning film Liv Along the Way, documenting World Champion sport climber Liv Sansoz, pictured, as she sets out to climb all 82 4000m peaks in the European Alps in one year.

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The programme’s 83 films, including ten world premieres and 37 NZ premieres will be shown in Wanaka from June 29 to July 4, in Cromwell on July 4 and Queenstown from July 5 to 7. Programmes are available at Paper Plus, Wanaka.

Luggate against 1080 REPORTER S STAFF editor@thewanakasun.co.nz More than 600 people have signed a petition against a proposed aerial drop of 1080 in Luggate. Operational coordinator, Epro Ltd, on behalf of OSPRI’s TBfree programme, is scheduled to carry out the possum control operation in the Alice Burn East area, covering 1973ha, next month. The area has not previously been treated with aerial 1080. The operation will begin with a pre-feed of non-toxic, tan-coloured cereal pellets by helicopter. One to two weeks later, toxic, green cereal pellets – each containing 0.15 percent biodegradable sodium fluoroacetate (also known as 1080) – will be applied by helicopter at a rate of about one bait to every 60 square metres. Started by Luggate resident Amanda McHolm, the petition asserts that the Luggate community does not consent “to the proposed activity; an aerial drop of 1080 (sodium monofluoroacetate) being dispersed on any area, or potential area, of our community’s water catchment basin and supply”. It continues, “We hereby motion that the scope of this operation to be in non-compliance with the restrictions imposed on operators when placing

baits over or near waterways and who must take measures to reduce the risk of non-target animals from being exposed to the toxin.” The petition will be presented to Queenstown lakes district council Mayor Jim Boult, Otago Regional Council Councillor Ella Lawton and Sam Anderson-Mangai of the Southern District Health Board. Meanwhile, Excell Biosecurity has advised that it will be carrying out a ground-based possum control operation in the area. The Luggate North operation encompasses 10,034ha of undulating high-production pastoral land lying predominantly between the Luggate Flats and the Criffel and Pisa Ranges. Luggate Creek and Alice Burn, the two main water catchments divide the area. The operation will target possum habitats using Feratox cyanide capsules placed in a peanut paste, either inside biodegradable blue bait bags or white plastic bait stations which will be attached to trees as well as other suitable habitats. Traps will be used throughout the area in conjunction with poisoning methods. The ground based operation is scheduled to take place from June 18 to December 17.

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Team triumphs at road crash rescue BUTLER D DANIELLE newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz Local firefighters have returned from the South Island’s Road Crash Rescue Challenge with some top rankings. Wanaka Volunteer Fire Brigade’s road crash rescue team went head to head with eight fire brigades from across the South Island, with two of its members (Jodie Rainsford and Jarrod Wellman) coming top of the trauma competition. The team came second in the ‘controlled’ scenario and earnt fourth place overall at the event, held annually by the United Fire Brigades’ Association. The competition, this year held in Feilding at the end of last month, gives teams three surprise scenarios (controlled, time critical and entrapped),

providing participants with the opportunity to practice rescue and medical response skills in trueto-life scenarios. Volunteer firefighter Jodie said, “We were really happy with the results and are looking forward to heading to New Plymouth for the national competition at the end of this month.” Jodie added that the team would like to say thank you to the sponsors that helped them to get new uniforms and a new dummy for the brigade to use in training. “This has been so valuable to us so we really appreciate the donations that were given,” Jodie said. Pictured: Wanaka’s road crash rescue team at the competition Rob Thorp, Justin Stowell, Jarrod Wellman, Jodie Rainsford, Mark Strang and Travis Purnell.

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Passenger numbers increase REPORTER S STAFF editor@thewanakasun.co.nz Queenstown Airport visitor numbers continue to grow, with the total number of passengers travelling through the terminal in April 2018 increasing by 11 percent, compared with April 2017, to 188,241 passengers. Domestic traffic was up 14 percent on April last year when 143,278 passengers travelled through the airport, with international passengers up 2 percent to 44,963. The 12-month passenger numbers reached 2,099,440 million, up 13


percent compared to the previous 12 months, with domestic and international growth. There was strong growth across the domestic routes compared to the same time last year due to Easter and Warbirds Over Wanaka falling in April and school holidays which ran from April 13-30. Overall capacity for the month was scheduled to increase by 12 percent (23,640 seats) this year. This was weighted towards domestic travel with an increased capacity of 15 percent compared to last year, versus international travel at 4 percent.

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CAMERA CLUB ‘The Final Wave’

Moore B Bob Wanaka Camera Club A surfer performing a maneuver on a beautiful wave is always a photographic inspiration. Every wave is different and every surfer has their own unique style. It is important to know what we want to convey in our image – wave shape, surfing style, spray from the surfers turns and the surfers themselves. Anticipation is the key to great surfing photos. Knowing the best moments of action and being ready to react to the surfer’s maneuvers is an important aspect for successful surfing pictures. When the surfer starts gathering speed this means they are setting up a maneuver. Start shooting before they perform a movement and continue shooting after. Great photos come from the photographer’s creative ability, the right camera settings and good composition. However, it is important to know the limitations of our camera. With DSLR it is easy as they are incredibly versatile. On point-and-shoot cameras it can take a full second from the time we push the button to when the picture is taken - so know exactly what the time-lag actual is and then anticipate when to push the button. Surfing is about action, and we want our image to make an impact. A long telephoto lens, of 100-400mm, is a great way to achieve this. Also the effect of compression that this type of lens produces is excellent for surfing pictures. Shoot from different angles and vantage points - stand on a rock, move closer or

further from the waterline, go on top of a cliff. There are a number of surf breaks we can shoot, including beach breaks, reef breaks and point breaks. It is an environment filled with great photo subjects – birds, sunsets, waves and boats are just some of the things we will see. Incorporating other subjects into our surfing photo is good way to portray the lifestyle of surfing - not just the surf itself. Lighting, as always, is a major consideration. Early morning and late afternoon are usually the best times for taking photos and luckily they are also the times surfers love. Check the surf reports to see if the waves are breaking. Because surf is a fast moving sport a fast shutter speed of 1/1000th sec+ is required. Depth of field is an important factor and an aperture of f5.6-f8.00 should keep most of the surfer and the wave in sharp focus. If more light is needed adjust the ISO. With modern cameras, an ISO of 1200 will produce an image with very little noise and ISO as high as 3200 can still produce acceptable results. Geoff Perry, who is a keen surfer, took his photo ‘The Last Wave’ while on holiday at the Western Australia surf resort, Mousetrap. Geoff said the photo was taken close to sunset which gave wonderful backlight to wave and turned the surfer into an almost silhouette, adding drama to the scene. Geoff took his picture with an Olympus E-m1 His image received a merit award. camera attached to a 300mm lens + an mc Wanaka Camera Club is dedicated -14 converter giving a focal length of 420mm. to helping improve the skills of anyone Aperture was set at f5.6, with a shutter speed interested in photography. We welcome of 1/250th sec and an ISO of 250. anyone to join us, irrespective of

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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 June 11, 7.30pm at The St John’s Rooms, Link Way.

Legal column is back! It was 2004 – the year of Facebook’s birth – and I’d just arrived in the Upper Clutha, flying solo, to launch a new legal practice, and, as it happened, a newspaper column.

A ten-strong team, around 100,000 words and dozens of legal topics later, Hard Case went into hibernation. When, recently – two-or-so years down the track – the column was still coming up in conversation, I thought: Well ... So, here we have it: Hard Case 2.0. For this comeback column, I can’t go past a subject in which I’ve been rather engrossed: building a house. Over my 20-plus years specialising in property law, I’ve worked closely with literally hundreds upon hundreds of house-building clients, ensuring everything is contractually and legally sound. I had not, however, ever built my own home – and never planned to. Let’s rewind a tad. My husband and I are hanging out one weekend. He casually mentions a bigger kitchen would be nice. No bombshell there – that’s what you get for marrying a professional chef. We really could do with a bigger backyard, too, he mused, scanning the townhouse-sized verdant strip and paved barbecue area out the back. Well, now he mentioned it, my love of order and structure had been speaking more loudly of late, reminding me how wonderful one of those segmented, walk-in wardrobes would be. A place for everything, and everything in its place. And, there, between our respective kitchen, outdoor space and wardrobe fantasies, the die was cast. Mercifully, right about then, the dreamer departed and the level-headed lawyer kicked in. We needed to, first, look big picture: section and house size, location and, gulp, budget

(did I mention the professional kitchen?) Firsttime section buyers can make the mistake of thinking that, because there’s no house on the land, there’s no need for much by way of forethought or due diligence, that it’s all blank canvas, make-it-up-as-you-go-along freedom. Wrong. I’ve seen countless people left with their housebuilding dreams dashed before the foundation’s even been poured, because they haven’t done their homework or their numbers.

Cha-ching! Upsizing our section size from standard subdivision to small lifestyle block brought other considerations – was there a designated building platform? In our case, no; on many larger blocks, however, the answer is not only yes, but, with that, comes other considerations. Potentially expensive ones. Is the section on town supply, or will you be looking at providing some, if not all, of your own services? Cha-cha-ching!

Regardless of your house-building objectives, taking advice ahead of time will provide you with a critical set of questions to ask, an invaluable, timely list of “dos” and “do nots”, as well as good food for thought around what pros and cons – including costs and restrictions – come with different section sizes, types and locations.

Where do the services come into the section? Running power, telecommunications, gas and/or water a few metres to a dwelling – as would have been the case with our original, 700sqm-ish section scenario – is one thing. When it comes to lifestyle blocks, though, you really do need to know exactly where the services come in in relation to your intended building platform. In the excitement of section-hunting, time and again I’ve seen the colour drain out of prospective buyers’ faces, as the reality sinks in as to what it actually costs to run services across any distance. Often, we’re talking many thousands of unanticipated dollars. And, then there are sections like ours which are hooked up to the town supply, but, as part of the consent, must install a water tank for fire-fighting purposes. Cha-cha-cha-ching!

Do as I say, not as I do Take us, for example. Sensibly, we worked through, and agreed, what it was we were in the market for: a flat, bare, easy-to-build-on 700-ish square metre plot with a bit of a view. Today, we are the proud owners of a 6500sqm (yes, around 10 times the size we intended), hillside (as in, seriously unflat), kanuka-clad (yep, about as far from “bare” as you can imagine) plot. As we drifted – okay, deviated completely – from our original vision, our saving grace was that the insight I’ve gained through my profession meant I was able to quickly weigh up along the way what we were up against in terms of knock-on factors. Our incredible view is courtesy of the jagged elevation of our piece of paradise, but that comes at a price: architectural designs that called for specialist engineering input.

But wait, there’s more ...

Where’s the boundary? Not sure? Boundaries are typically marked by wooden sticks, topped with paint, in each corner. Found them? Great – don’t move or remove them. You’ll need them. Can’t find them? Stop everything, and speak to the vendor, or their agent, and your legal adviser. It might be the land needs to be resurveyed to get those pegs back in the right place. Remember, building over a



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with Janice Hughes boundary, or within the building setbacks – even by a matter of mere centimetres – can be disastrous and expensive to remedy. Easements, misplaced boundaries, covenants, special building conditions – the potential considerations and complications are myriad, and that’s why I always advise my clients to come in, or give me a quick bell, before they even so much as start inquiring about sections. Thanks so much for joining me for the allnew Hard Case. Tune in next time, where we’ll look at what comes after the section: building, and the areas where people typically come to grief, and how to avoid that happening with your grand design. Please remember: the information in this column is designed as a general guide only and should not replace specific legal advice on a particular issue. Janice Hughes is a Director of Aspiring Law. If you have questions or feedback about this article, please contact Janice on 03 443 0900, or email janice@aspiringlaw.co.nz.


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REPORTER S STAFF editor@thewanakasun.co.nz New categories and mini-events aimed at expanding the appeal of Alexandra’s WoolOn fashion festival, are drawing new followers to the event, with two local designers among the 19 designers from the district already signed up. Organising committee co-chair, Leonie Williamson, said the group was delighted with entries received in two new categories for this year’s show, to be held on August 17 and 18. “We’ve had good entries overall, with an increase from last year but we’re particularly pleased that the new categories for wool fashion accessories and for novices have attracted that fresh, young talent everyone loves to see. Also the award we have for designers aged under 23 years continues to encourage that demographic to enter the main categories.” Leonie said the event had a solid base of exceptionally talented designers from throughout the country who never failed to impress with their highly-original catwalk creations.

The Root to Tip 2018, a school cooking competition, will begin in the next few weeks, and there is still time to enter a team. The competition run by Garden to Table, is seeking pairs of year five and year six school pupils to create and plate a vegetable-based meal from root to tip. It gives youngsters from around the country the opportunity of putting their plant-based kitchen creations to the test, with the aim of using as much of the fruit and vegetable as possible while leaving little to no food waste. Children will be required to source their produce PHOTO: Lisa Davidson locally from family, community or school gardens, “It can be quite an undertaking and then turn it into a creative, tasty, two-course however, for less experienced or meal, to be judged by an expert panel for taste and established designers, to produce the minimisation of food waste. an entire outfit. We hoped that by creating a category where entrants only had to produce an accessory such as jewellery, a scarf, wrap, shoes or head-wear, it would make the competition more accessible. “It seems to have paid off which Aimee Owens is great.” journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz All the creations will be revealed on Friday, August 17 and at the Rural International visitors will pay more than locals Women New Zealand WoolOn Awards for Department of Conservation (DOC) huts and on Saturday, August 18. A Judges campsites on four of New Zealand’s most popular Insight Workshop for designers and Great Walks as part of a trial for the 2018/19 season. an Upclose Event for the public will Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage said, “New be held the following day at Central Zealand’s nine Great Walks are premier tracks that Stories Museum. pass through unique and spectacular scenery and The overall winning garments will are a magnet for international visitors.” form a specially curated exhibition at The seven-month trial from October 2018 to April the museum after the event. 2019 will provide information on the effectiveness “As well as putting on a fabulous of pricing as a tool to manage visitor pressure. show, we really want to inspire As it stands, DOC’s investment in maintaining people to learn about wool’s the nine Great Walks exceeds the revenue from wonderful qualities and the endless users’ hut fees by up to $3.8 million each year. DOC possibilities it offers in craft and expects to recover up to an additional $2.9 million design,” Leonie said. during the trial period alone, without significantly Pictured: Previous WoolOn entries by reducing bookings and visitor demand. It is hoping Alexandra designer DaphneWINTER Randle. that the increased accommodation fees may

Root to Tip aims to stimulate creativity in the kitchen as well as building knowledge and awareness about the important issue of food wastage and how to minimise it. “We are especially seeking entries from teams in the Otago and Southland regions and for those who do enter in Otago/Southland, they’ll have a really high chance of making it to the regional finals, and could potentially be winging their way to Wellington to cook in front of Al Brown in the national finals,” competition spokessperson Peta Campion told the Wanaka Sun. Regional trials will take place between June 22-24, followed by the national final in early August. The winning team will receive a $1000 NoticeSaver account with RaboDirect, a one-year membership to the Garden to Table programme for their school and a range of kitchen items. Entries close on June 12. Pictured: Head judge Al Brown cooking with kids.

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OCT long-term funding planned REPORTER S STAFF editor@thewanakasun.co.nz Otago Community Trust approved just over $3.4 million in its May funding round, and has increased its funding levels to Otago social service agencies by almost 50 percent. “Last year the trust approved $405,000 in our social services funding round, this year we have increased that to $600,000,” OCT chief executive Barbara Bridger said. “We see the social service agencies as a key contributor to our region, not only providing essential services for our community but also employing more than 200 people and spending an estimated $15m across the region.” Previous beneficiaries of the OCT social services funding round, which has traditionally been by invitation-only to large agencies working in Otago, include Anglican Family Care, Presbyterian Support Otago, Methodist Mission Southern and Able Southern Families Support. “In addition, outside of this funding round,

the Trust also provides support to Wanaka-based entities such as Kahu Youth Trust and Community Networks as well as the $700,000 grant made late last year towards the establishment of the Wanaka Community House.” As part of the OCT’s five-year strategic plan, it will explore opportunities to provide partnership grants that offer multi-year funding. “The partnership grants will be by invitationonly and would only be offered to a small number of organisations who are well known to and have an established track record with the Otago Community Trust.” The grants will be offered at next year’s funding round, with OCT staff contacting the organisations invited to apply to discuss the application and reporting processes which will differ from the annual grants processes. Barbara said taking a long-term funding approach gives certainty for providers and offers significant benefit in terms of being able to employ and retain skilled staff and focus on service delivery to those that need it most.

Cuvee contributes to hospice fund Owens A Aimee journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz Otago Community Hospice has received a $25,000 donation from the Central Otago Pinot Charitable Trust auction which was held earlier in the year. The donation arrived during Hospice Awareness Week, the Hospice’s largest fundraising push of the year. Otago Community Hospice CEO Ginny Green described the contribution as ‘significant’ at a time that use of Hospice services in the Central Otago region are growing. Every year Central Otago Winegrowers combined efforts produce a Central Otago cuvée and this year they will use the 2018 vintage. The cuvée was sold at the auction held at the Central Otago Pinot Noir Celebration on January 28.

Ginny noted Central Otago was seeing growth in the use of the hospice service and the team of palliative specialists based in Cromwell were “perfectly placed to deliver the wrap-around care” that the hospice provides. The team in Wanaka, Cromwell, Alexandra, and surrounding areas, covered approximately 90,000km delivering the service last year. “This contribution is a wonderful and significant surprise, and is perfectly timed with our Hospice Awareness Week,” Ginny said. The hospice relies on donations to keep its doors open and although it has received big donations in the past, Ginny said they were very lucky to receive such a big donation as it is not a common occurrence and they have never received such a big donation from the Pinot Noir Association.

U3A’s inaugural meeting REPORTER S STAFF editor@thewanakasun.co.nz The first meeting of the Mount Aspiring U3A (MAU3A) group was attended by about 50 people. The guest speaker at the inaugural meeting was retired superintendent of the University of Canterbury’s Mt John observatory, Alan Gilmour, who spoke about Wanaka’s night skies and the scale and complexity of the universe. Alan’s talk was followed by MAU3A president Richard Paxman, who spoke about the formation

of the new group which has a monthly guest speaker and small, common-interest groups that meet on a regular basis. There are currently six interest groups discussing the history of the Upper Clutha, astronomy, the history of medicine, movies, gentle walking and the history of composition in music. Four more groups will be formed this month. The next meeting will be held in the St John’s rooms on June 28 at 1.45pm, with Don Robertson and Julie Perry talking about The Challenges for Wanaka’s Lake Guardians.

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Cromwell’s winter celebration REPORTER S STAFF editor@thewanakasun.co.nz The second Light Up Winter event will be held in Cromwell Mall on July 27 to celebrate the end of the dark winter months. “Light Up Winter is a chance for the community to get together during a time of year that is usually very quiet,” said Brigitte Tait, Cromwell and Districts Promotion Group community relationships manager. “We’re busy making the arrangements for a brilliant night, so be sure to put the date in your diary.” The family-orientated event will feature live entertainment, a vibrant

night market with craft stalls, food and hot drinks, including mulled wine, as well as fun activities for the kids. The highlight of the evening will be the mass lantern release followed by the Light Up Your Hat competition. “We are very grateful to the Cromwell Community Board for giving us financial support to help us host this event again,” Brigette said. As a community event it relies heavily on the help of volunteers to ensure it runs smoothly. Anyone interested in lending a hand can get in touch with Brigitte via email at crm@ cromwell.org.nz. Pictured: Crowd enjoying last year’s Light Up Winter event.

Doors close on old pool REPORTER S STAFF editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

The community pool on Plantation Road will be officially closed by the Wanaka Upper Clutha Lions after a two-hour pool party on Saturday, June 9. The pool (pictured) was opened in 1992 after years of community fundraising led by the local Lions Club. It was originally built as the school pool for the neighbouring Mount Aspiring College and was managed by the Wanaka Community Pool Trust. In April 2009, after years of increased membership and activity at the pool made volunteer management impractical, Lakes Leisure Ltd took over the running the facility. Queenstown lakes District Council took ownership of the pool when the functions of Lakes Leisure Ltd were transferred back into council in 2013. The pool was closed in July 2014 after an engineering assessment put the Design Based Earthquake rating at 20 percent which classified it as an earthquake-prone building under the Building Act 2004. It took two months to complete the strengthening works

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necessary to meet the earthquake provisions of the building code before it could be reopened. The Plantation Road pool will close to the public with a party from 2pm to 4pm on Saturday, after which Wanaka Upper Clutha Lions will perform the official closing at 4.45pm. A council report with options for the future of the old pool site will be completed before the end of the year.

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volcanoes to attend this lecture”. New Zealand sits on the southwestern edge of the Pacific Ring of Fire, a Volcanologist professor Colin Wilson zone related to the tectonic movements will be holding a free talk on super of the Pacific Plate and includes more volcanoes in Wanaka in July as part of than 75 percent of the world’s volcanoes. Volcanic remnants his two month tour. are visible throughout The professor, from the landscape, albeit, in the School of Geography, recent times, eruptions Environment and have only been in the Earth Sciences at Taupõ Volcanic Zone Victoria University and the Kermadec Arc. of Wellington, was However, New awarded the Rutherford Zealand is home to the Medal at last year’s New world’s most violent Zealand’s Research PHOTO: supplied volcanic eruption which Honours for his research happened within the last into understanding large, explosive supervolcanoes and 5000 years and is known as the Taupõ/ Hatepe Eruption. In light of that and the hazards they pose. He will visit Wanaka as part of recent eruptions, Colin believes that his 22-location ‘The Life and Times Kiwis should be prepared, in the same of Supervolcanoes’ tour, which is way that they should be prepared for earthquakes. running from July to September. “There are steps that can be taken to Professor Richard Bedford, President STAFF REPORTER of Royal Society Te Apãrangi said, “The minimise the damage from eruptions, editor@thewanakasun.co.nz Rutherford Lecture is the society’s most and these have been learned both from prestigious public address given by a very New Zealand experience and overseas.” A new schedule applied to the Rural Broadband Colin will host the lecture at the distinguished researcher that is offered Initiative Phase Two (RBI2) and the Mobile Black in several centres every year. I would Presbyterian Community Church Spot Fund (MBSF) builds aims to have them urge members of the public interested in Centre at 6pm on Friday July 27. substantially finished by the end of 2021. Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Minister Clare Curran announced an accelerated timetable for the rollout of new rural broadband and mobile networks last week. submitted innovative proposals. They “New Zealanders must have access to technology STAFF REPORTER have made or are making high-quality editor@thewanakasun.co.nz as a right, regardless of income or geography and artwork inspired by their experiences we have to close the gap between the digital ‘haves’ A Creative New Zealand partnership that will be enjoyed by many.” and ‘have nots’ to ensure people and communities DOC director national operations, with the Department of Conservation benefit from the jobs, access and participation that is supporting artists to be inspired Hilary Aikman, said Wild Creations a digital future brings,” Minister Curran said. by experiencing the places, people helped to connect more New The majority of the funding for the RBI2 and MBSF to their natural and stories of the country’s unique Zealanders programme comes from the Telecommunications environment and cultural heritage environment and cultural heritage. Development Levy (TDL), with some funding from “The work of these talented artists through Wild Creations. Wild Creations builds on an artist- is giving DOC great opportunities in-residence programme of the same to connect more New Zealanders to name offered from 2002 to 2012. Offered conservation stories through art.” The initiative offers a minimum of two again in 2017 as a pilot programme, it has been refined and will be continued artists the opportunity to experience DOC environments and / or programmes for another two years. STAFF REPORTER Cath Cardiff, Creative New Zealand between December 2018 and June 2019, editor@thewanakasun.co.nz senior manager – arts development as inspiration for new artwork. Applications are now open online at Community consultation on water quantity plan services, said the pilot programme attracted a lot of interest with a number creativenz.govt.nz for artists working changes will now come together in a single change in any artform or area of arts practice to the Otago Regional Council’s (ORC) regional water of high quality applications received. “The three successful applicants supported by Creative New Zealand. plan. Early consultation with Arrow, Upper Cardrona and Manuherikia catchments, which involved individual plan changes such as setting water allocation limits, will now be scoped as part of a broader work programme Need a GIB stopper? to give effect to the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management.

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Motorsports media award winner REPORTER S STAFF editor@thewanakasun.co.nz Awards were presented in five categories to motorsport media representatives at MotorSport New Zealand’s annual awards night in Wellington on Saturday May 26, with Wanaka woman Kate Gordon-Smith picking up the Motorsport PR Communicator of the Year award Kate has worked for MotorSport New Zealand, the national governing body of NZ motorsport, as its communications consultant since 2015 and counts Kiwi WRC star Hayden Paddon among her high profile motorsports clients. She won the award for her work with Kiwi rally driver Dave Holder and rallyturned-rallycross driver Sloan Cox. The award was first presented in 2016 with the intention of recognising the specialised publicists who work with competitors, events, championships and sponsors around New Zealand to help generate media coverage of motorsport. The independent judge said,“Sometimes in this industry, the tough jobs are when the story needs to be sold and not automatically grabbed by mainstream. Kate achieved mainstream television cover by offering an exclusive arrangement and followed this with a wellwritten story. It was well illustrated and achieved good cut-through on social media channels. The MotorSport New Zealand media


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Four classrooms of Year 3 and 4 Wanaka Primary School students gave Wastebusters a thorough examination on recycling during their site tour on Tuesday June 5. Wastebusters staff were impressed at the perceptive questions asked by the students, who have been looking at the life cycle of plastics, glass and metal in the classroom. Marj Cosgrove (Pod 4 Leader) said that the visit deepened the children’s learning about how to reduce, reuse and recycle. “We want to make a difference in our community by being more responsible citizens. We want our children to develop the competencies of citizenship, creativity, character, critical thinking, collaboration and communication,” Marj said. Wastebusters Enviroschools facilitator Damian Foster said that visiting the recycling centre makes the classroom learning real. “It gives the students a visual memory of

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Be thankful for fire crews Dear editor, In response to the letter regarding the fire siren going off at night. First of all: We have an amazing crew of volunteers in this town that have to respond to an awful amount of call-outs. Wouldn’t most people be thankful that we have such a awesome group of people willing to actually get out of bed when that siren goes off instead of rolling over and drifting back off to sleep. In my opinion we should remove the five minute timer. Five minutes could make a big difference in an emergency and wouldn’t we all prefer that? So I suggest we think of ways to thank all of our emergency services. I think Pembroke sums it up very well in his cartoon. Regards Pete Cartlidge

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Dear editor, I have been a resident in Wanaka for many years and I am aware of the increased cost of living here. Now I am discovering the enormous cost of dying which can be incurred. There are two funeral directors for this area and both are based at Alexandra. If you choose to have a funeral, you maybe unwittingly incurring a debt of thousands of dollars. It is a health department requirement to be embalmed which seems to be routine now and quite costly. However, if you choose direct cremation, which must be done within 48 hours of death, then no embalming is needed. There is a chapel at the crematorium where a service can be held. The cost of this option is minimal in comparison. The cost of a burial incurs the purchase of a plot and the added costs of the services of the cemetery staff to dig and fill it in. The funeral directors certainly seem to provide a very good service and of course, they are businesses making an income. It is freedom of choice, to have a funeral followed by cremation is the most expensive option, and I have heard of payment being requested before probate is granted. Maybe plan ahead and wisely. Food for thought. Betty Main

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It’s all snow at TC Owens A Aimee journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz A metre of snow has been dumped in the Saddle Basin, upper mountain and 50cm at the Treble Cone ski area base thanks to a series of snowstorms over the past few weeks. Crisp clear days and freezing cold nights have also provided the perfect conditions for the snowmaking team which is working around the clock in two shifts. This week’s snowmaking

has seen 180 pump hours translate into 16.5 million litres of water blasting through snow guns scattered around the Home Basin. TC’s new groomers (pictured), along with two winch cats, for the steeper terrain have been compacting the snow to form a base, while over a kilometre of wind fencing has collected tonnes of natural snow that is being used to form trails in the Saddle Basin. Treble Cone is scheduled to open on June 28.

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Otago Community Trust and Central Lakes trust are both providing grants for this year’s Winter Games in the recent funding rounds. OCT said the $50,000 grant was to assist the Winter Games team in running with the event, while $25,528 which was supplied by CLT was to go “towards an opening ceremony which expands the opportunity for community participation and the value the Games bring to the region”. The Games will now take place yearly, with new chief executive officer Marty Toomey at the helm. Held over 19 days, the event is expected to attract around

900 competitors from 42 countries. The Junior World Championship competition schedule will include freeski and snowboard big air, ski cross, snowboard cross, freeski and snowboard slopestyle and halfpipe, and parallel slalom and giant slalom. This year’s competition will also include freeski and snowboard big air FIS World Cups, Australia New Zealand Cups for alpine and cross country skiing, The North Face Frontier Freeride World Qualifier events, and the Trans Tasman Challenge ice hockey test series, with the Winter Games NZ Curling Tournament a new addition to the World Curling Tour. The 2018 Winter Games will run from August 25 to September 8.

SPORTS RESULTS Wanaka Stadium Bowls w/e 01.06.18 Monday evening Edgewater Trophy 1st T Scurr A Coupe R Marshall 2nd K Suckling C Kiewiet K Outram 3rd R Hurley M McElrea F Beardsley. Wednesday afternoon Triples 1st D Studholme Kathryn Mitchell L Leary 2nd A Hebbard Y Gale D Wales 3rd G Thomas K Urquhart R Woolley. Thursday afternoon Triples 1st D Guy V Ransom D Hope 2nd R Wales M Wilson B Macandrew 3rd G Thomas R Marshall J Bryant. Thursday evening Trades 1st Lakers 2nd A Haig M Wight N Walker 3rd Tuta Wera. Friday Progressive Skips 1st B Steel 2nd B Russell 3rd B Kane Thirds 1st J Hogan 2nd J Feehly Leads 1st J Hill 2nd= T Tattersfield A Bryan 3rd D Wales. Netball Upper Clutha Wanaka Selection Pioneer 27 v Cromwell C 28. The Camp Hawea 23 v Yr9/10b 17. Dream Doors Hawea 17 v Taylor Pass Honey 28. Lake Bar 21 v Mac C 28. Yr10a 30 v Mac B 13. Pioneer C 37 v Yr9a 20. Mac Lakeland 23 v


Mac Engineers 10. Silverthreads win by default against Mac Yr12/13. Cromwell A 71 v The Cow Pioneer 29. Stihl Shop Hawea 34 v Mac Wellman 18. Cromwell B 41 v Lucas Fencing Pioneer 46. Mountainside 11 v Mac Yr13 13. Nulook Hawea 40 v Proactive 24 Mac A 27. Wanaka Bridge (Tues) N/S 1st John Schwarz, Heather Wellman 61/67%. 2nd Rosemary Boswell, Claire Romeril 58.33%. 3rd Shona Watt, Judy Briggs 53.33%. E/W 1st Janet Anderson, Gill Rich 66.19%. 2nd Norah Elery, Brian Stewart 49.05%. 3rd Bridget McCaughan, Sonya Adams 48.10% (Wed) N/S 1st Neil Robinson, Jan Wynn-Williams 62.06%. 2nd Sue Thomson, Jan Cunningham 60.31%. 3rd Nicola Brown, Miranda O’Leary 56.29%. E/W 1st Bruce Cathie, Kay Ross 65.53%. 2nd Mark Harry, Rosemary Boswell 61.17%. 3rd Jason Benton, Jude Gunn 56.82% (Fri-H/Cap) N/S 1st Kate Coe, Jan Baird THURSDAY 07.06.18 - WEDNESDAY 13.06.18

54.45%. 2nd Ian McDonald, Boyd Ottrey 53.42%. 3rd Jude Gunn, Noeline Munro 51.48%. E/W 1st equal Eleanor Jessep, Jill Paxman/ Jenny Turnbull, Val Young 64.61%. 3rd Sue Blake, Helen Millar 58.04% (Mon) N/S 1st Maggie Stratford, Sherril Harries 63.99%. 2nd Madeleine Reveley, Barbara Waterworth 55.95%. 3rd Jenny Pryde, Marion Furneaux 52.68%. E/W 1st Hugh Fraser, Bob Menlove 59.79%. 2nd Lynne Fegan, David Brewer 55.56%. 3rd Ena Leckie, Sandra Simmers 55.03%. Lake Hawea Golf Club June 3 Competition – Medal Round Men’s: 1st Tony Anderson Nett 64 2nd Tim Cotter Nett 65 3rd Tony Arscott Nett 66 4th Gerry Browne Nett 66 5th Steve Smith Nett 67 6th Steve Wallace Nett 68. Ladies: 1st Sue Stewart Nett 71. Closest to Pin No.1 & 10 (Men) Scott Read. Closest to Pin No.5 & 14 (Men) Steve Smith. Two’s Steve Smith No.14. Pennants – President’s Grade Results. Lake Hawea 6 Vs Dunstan 0.


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Early season form continues Continued improvement was evident on Monday when the Mount Aspiring College 1st XV won their local derby against Dunstan High. Played in overcast and cold conditions, the large crowd witnessed a tight, and at times tense, rugby game. A number of Wanaka supporters made the trip to Alexandra and there was some great sideline encouragement lead by Moira Hughes, which was appreciated by the players. MAC came out on top by a score of 14-10 predominantly due to two factors: their composure and outstanding defence. The game went through several extended periods of broken play as both teams struggled with the referee’s interpretation around the tackled ball and were penalised. Great leadership from the senior players kept the MAC team focused, which was a factor in the final result. MAC were behind in terms of territory and possession for periods of the game, however when they got opportunities to score they capitalised with Cai Jager on the wing having another strong game and scoring a well-worked team try. Playing at centre, Matt Wilson showed huge courage on defence and had the opposition scrambling to stop him with the ball in hand, including an intercept when he ran the length of the field and was only caught at the last second by the cover defence. Set-piece play was a tussle all day

being even in scrummaging, with MAC dominating the lineouts, where Sam Howard threw accurately and combined well with Sam Pearce who had another outstanding game. The inside backs looked sharp with the experience of Lachie Weir and Gregor Findlay showing. Gregor kicked both conversions, including one from a difficult position on the sideline. In a game where every point counted this was invaluable. Ethan Kerr at half-back had his best game of the year, playing with confidence and showing great commitment especially on cover defence. Player of the day was deservedly awarded to Lachie MacDonald who was all over the park and carried the ball directly, as well as contributing effectively in the lineout. Another player to note was Tait Scurr at prop who never took a backward step and continues to improve. MAC has now effectively secured a place in the top six, second round of the Otago Premier Schools competition, with two games still to be played, which is an outstanding result. The team faces some tough games for the balance of the season, which will provide challenges, but will also be great experience for this young team. Next weekend the team travels to Oamaru to play Waitaki Boys. Pictured: Fergus Read, Callum Smith, Sam Pearce and Ethan Kerr in action for MAC. – By Iain Weir

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from subs Ben Hadida, Matt McLean and on loan Young Toa Rood from WFC Braves and Fletcher Cavanagh from the WFC Youth. Also at home on Saturday, WFC Youth took on Queenstown AFC in the league. Youth played better than they have in a while but were up against a strong Queenstown team whose senior players dominated the game to give Queenstown the 5-1 win On Sunday, Mount Aspiring Boys 1st XI and Wanaka Braves played a friendly game. The Braves fielded a strong team and really took it to the MAC team. MAC put up a good fight and was very competitive at times throughout the match. The Braves had to work really hard at times but MAC’s inexperience and desire to take too many touches put them under too much pressure and in the end they went down 7-0. Pictured: Seb Thursby in his last game for Wanaka A. – By Wanaka Football World cre8ive8160

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Last Saturday Wanaka FC Athletic met league leaders Alexandra A in the Central Otago Men’s Football League Cup semi-final at the Wanaka Recreation Centre. It was the third time these two teams have played each other this year with Wanaka going down twice already in league games. The game was very entertaining with quality football on display from both teams despite the cold conditions. Both teams battled hard in the first half and Wanaka had some good chances, but luck didn’t go their way. Alex A stuck first at the 18 minute mark when they were awarded a contentious penalty kick after a player was brought down in the box. Wanaka Athletic goal keeper Caleb Nicol made a very good attempt to keep the ball out but was unable to stop Alex A getting the first goal of the match. Near the end of the first half Alex A scored again when a powerful shot took a deflection off a Wanaka defender. Alex went into the halftime break 2-0 up. The second half was another good battle with both teams giving it their all and Wanaka really pressed hard, but, like the first half, nothing went their way. They were the better team but Alex scored again near the end of the game to win 3-0. They will meet Frankton Rebels in the cup final. Wanaka played well, especially in the middle of the pitch where midfielder Ian Bell combined well with fellow midfielder Alex Plimmer before Alex went off with a slight injury but returned for a short spell in the second half. Ian and Alex distributing the ball well to outside midfielders Adam Hewson and Paul Hodges who use their speed and skill well to help set up their striker Steve Pleskun. Their midfield was greatly supported by their defence line. Defencemid pair of Mark Kane, Allan Carmichael worked tirelessly all day. The back three of Emeys Mcnabb, and captain Seb Thursby who was playing his last game for the team and John Skilton were prominent throughout the game and has always Caleb Nicol was solid in goal. Good contributions were made

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