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Forty-eight boys and girls aged seven to 13-years-old took part in a two-day training camp run by All White player Andrew Boyens. The summer football camp, run in association with Football South, took place yesterday and today (Thursday) at Mount Aspiring College. The local talent impressed Andrew and the six coaches, they were “a few special kids in each age group” he said. Andrew and coach Josh Hay were pictured with the yellow group at training yesterday. PHOTO: wanaka.tv

Waterfall Creek camping irks locals Tim Brewster

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Frustration at the lack of action on “arbitrary” decisions by the QLDC on their exclusion zone for freedom camping and what he calls “council bullying” have made a local holiday park owner strongly question the attitude of council to business. Richard Hutchison who owns Aspiring Campervan Park just off Aspiring Road said there is complete lack of accountability on the decision made to allow freedom camping at Waterfall Creek without any consultation with affected parties such as himself. “Who is this person and why did they do it? We’ve gone through a horrendous 12 months.

It’s the absolute arrogance of council that gets me.” The changing of the school holidays and the World Cup, the Christchurch earthquake and the recession has made business very difficult, he said. QLDC general manager for community services Paul Wilson said the claim that there had been no consultation prior to the introduction of the freedom camping areas was “not correct.” There was plenty of publicity for the submissions. You would have to have your head in the sand not to know they were going on.” He said there were a considerable number of submissions with a wide range of views and the

people who wanted to be involved took part. The bylaw is being reviewed next month

“It’s beyond belief to think that it would be changed.” “It comes down to basic

where more submissions will be called for. Richard said he saw a map which showed an exclusion zone out to Glendhu Bay and as Waterfall Creek had always been a no camping area didn’t see a need for any further action.

customer service. We pay commercial rates and we deserve commercial grade service.” He said following recent media articles on the problems with freedom camping affecting local businesses, he would expect the council CEO

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or the mayor to talk to affected parties but no-one has contacted him or any of the other holiday park owners to his knowledge. Patrick Perkins who owns the Wanaka Top Ten Aspiring Road is also dissatisfied with the policy. “It sucks. It ( the freedom camping zone) should be 20km from the town centre. It’s very, very frustrating.” He noticed the sign announcing the start of the freedom camping zone being put up in mid December and since then, seen an influx of campervans at Waterfall Creek. “There would be six to eight vans there every night and only half of them would be self contained.” He said he had no

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consultation from the council regarding the decision. “They didn’t even come and see us when they put the sign up. Legally campervans can stay right outside our park.” He said the holiday parks have stringent compliance rules and pay commercial rates and council needs to put more thought into their decisions. Wanaka councillor Lyall Cocks said he was watching the impact of campervan use at Waterfall Creek. “We went through one public process and we have a process coming up for those who want to get involved. You can’t just change a bylaw on a whim.”


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“Thank God for irrigation” was a sentiment echoed by homeowners and DOC rangers alike after the potentially lifethreatening blaze was stopped last Thursday morning. The fire stopped approximately 10 metres behind Mary-Lou and

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Hunter’s body retrieved The body of Alexandra man, Mathew John Laing, 23, was recovered on Monday from below a series of bluffs in the Rob Roy Valley. Police SAR and LandSAR volunteers were alerted on Sunday evening after he had failed to return and searched the area into the night using a helicopter equipped with night flying equipment

and night vision goggles. He was found the next day at 6.45pm in steep difficult terrain at 1300 metres on the slopes of Mt Homestead. The search and subsequent recovery of the body was the fifth callout in nine days for police and Wanaka search and rescue volunteers and the third that ended in tragedy.

David Roulston house. Mary-Lou, woken at 4.20am by a neighbour, said the sight of the flames behind her Bevan Place house was “terrifying”. “I went out and woke up the rest of the bloody neighbourhood,” she said. She said that the wind

direction was fortunate, as it wasn’t blowing the fire directly towards her and her neighbours’ houses. DOC area manager Paul Hellebrekers (pictured) was on the scene, dampening down hot spots on Thursday morning. PHOTO: Laura Williamson

Art for art’s sake Song writing, haute couture and cheese making are diverse approaches to art, but they will all feature at this year’s Wanaka Autumn Art School. The annual art school provides a mix of old favourites and new approaches in its 23rd programme. Co-ordinator Robyn van Reenen said she is particularly excited by the addition of a song writing and musicianship class tutored by virtuoso guitarist Graham Wardrop (pictured). “We haven’t had any music for many

years and we’ve never had a class like this,” Robyn said. Other new offerings include classes in rebooting your wardrobe, creating photo-books and narrative jewellery. They join perennial favourites drawing, painting, photography, fly-fishing and fiction (presented this year by veteran New Zealand writer Owen Marshall). Robyn said interested people should register soon as classes are filling up fast. The Autumn Art School runs from April 16 - 20. Photo: Gilbert van Reenen

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Giving local riesling a go Tim Brewster The much maligned riesling, often identified with the worst excesses of the 1980s is now being touted as the next big thing for Central Otago viticulture thanks to the efforts of a New York restaurateur. Riesling advocate Duncan

is as diverse and character filled as any pinot noir. “We just want people to give it a go, and doing it in a fun way. It’s got a style to suit anything.” The soil, mineral content and climate are very well suited to the wine, with the Central Otago schist giving the wine a unique

clean flavour, he said A vineyard consultant from Domaine Romany Conti in Burgundy, considered to be one of the world’s greatest wine producers, recently visited Central Otago and told winemakers there was the potential to produce the “world’s greatest reisling.” Rippon vineyard business manager, Jo Mills said riesling is long overdue its recognition as a quality wine. “It’s one of our flagship

Chamber executive re-elected The Wanaka Chamber of Commerce president Leigh Stock has been re-elected, as have existing committee members Matt Davison, Cyril Coombe, Katy MacPherson, Victoria Murray-Orr, Andrew McKenzie and Alistair King. Ed Taylor did not seek another term and new member Mike Toepfer was elected. The 2012 president will be elected next month.

Beating bowel cancer

We just want people to give it a go and doing it in a fun way. Forsyth who is co-owner and winemaker at Mt Edward vineyard said the movement was triggered by Paul Grieco of the Terroir Wine Bar in the East Village of New York City in 2008. Throughout the entire summer, only riesling was offered by the glass as the white wine pour and the ‘Summer of Riesling’ had begun. He said the local version was launched yesterday in Central Otago to celebrate a wine that

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Riesling renaisance: Henry Heard from Wanaka Fine Wines shows off some of the locally produced white wine being promoted this summer. PHOTO: TIM BREWSTER wines and has been produced here since we’ve had grapes in the ground.” The Summer of Riesling will be promoted with tastings

and local restaurant menus aimed to match the wine, along with promotions by vineyards encouraging people to “give it another go,” Duncan said.

Medical oncologist Associate Professor David Perez will speak on beating bowel cancer at a Rotary Club meeting in Wanaka later this month. Professor Perez’s appearance was organised by Wanaka’s Christy Rolfe, a founding member of Beat Bowel Cancer Aotearoa. She said Professor Perez, whose expertise includes communication with patients, quality of life assessment and clinical trials, will talk about new research into bowel cancer.

Delays on Cardrona Valley Road Road rehabilitation works continued at two sites on the Cardrona Valley Road on either side of Cardrona Township and adjacent to Chain Bay 5 on the Crown Range last Monday. Delays of between five and 15 minutes are expected. Queenstown Lakes District Council project manager Rob Darby said delays would be kept as short as possible but advised motorists to add extra travel time to their journey. The works are scheduled to be completed by the beginning of April.

Cookbook finalist Martyn and Louise Myers’ book Wanaka: Earth to Heaven at Whare Kea has made the final 12 in the international Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. The book, published last September by Random House, was written by Michal McKay with photography by Kieran Scott and features recipes from Whare Kea chef James Stapley. ‘I believe Wanaka has been recognised by the judges for what it is: a magnificent showcase of the food and wine of a truly exciting food region,’ Random House New Zealand publishing director Nicola Legat said. The winner of the Best Cookbook of the Year category will be announced in March, 2012.

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sunnews Sam in action on the hose assisted by firefighter Glen Thurston

Fireman and Sam Tim Brewster

Sam presents his painting of the Mt Iron fire being extinguished by firefighters to Wanaka fire PHOTOS: SUPPLIED chief Bruno Galloway

Sam Soper, 4, was lucky to sleep through the whole thing in the family home on Rob Roy Lane but when he heard about the Mount Iron fire the next day he went to straight to work with his drawing materials. The result was a painting depicting his playhouse, the family home and the house of Lynden and Zita Cleugh who are the grandparents of his friend Monty and where he has often played. In the background there are flames and a large firefighter hosing them down. He then told his parents he

wanted to give it to the firefighters “to say thank you to put out the fire”. His mother Sally contacted fireman Glen Thurston who suggested they go down to the Holiday Gala on Pembroke Park during the weekend where the

thank you to put out the fire fire brigade had a display with a truck. Sam then presented the picture to fire chief Bruno Galloway who said it would be put on display in the station house.

Later that afternoon Sam and the Soper family were surprised in return when a firetruck appeared outside the house driven by fireman Mark Strang and accompanied by Glen to take them for a ride. At Kelley’s Flat reserve a hose was rolled out and Sam, complete with helmet, was given the chance to spray the high pressure hose assisted by Glen, with his two siblings, Isabella, 6, and Ben, 2, also having a go. Sam was thrilled said his mother Sally. “A big thank you to Glen and Mark.”

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Ukulele teacher Clare McCormack (right) with Sarah Mills, Anita Bruce, Lois Mills, and Gray Campbell taking part in the North of Bombay ukulele workshop at the Scout Hall at Eely Point on Monday. The workshops, which catered for all levels, focused on strumming and popular ukulele songs.

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Yoga at dawn

Stella Senior pictured at last year’s Art in the Park

About ten people enjoyed a free early morning yoga session yesterday with local instructor Stella Senior. Some participants were late for the 7am start but Stella said the blue sky and calm lake view made for perfect conditions. The classes which attracted a diverse range of people, from athletes to an 80-year-old lady, were held on the corner of Dungarvon and Ardmore Streets. Paper Plus owner Chris Lumsden organised the classes with the aim to “share the experience and benefit” of practising yoga. “It’s something different to share with the community,” he said.

Benny’s not sheepish

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Overgrown sections – threat of fire Queenstown Lakes District Council principal rural fire officer Gordon Bailey is urging “people to be very cautious and alert while doing any work outdoors”. Overgrown sections are causing particular concern as the hot dry conditions continue. “Under the Fire and Smoke Prevention Bylaw, landowners are required to keep their sections clear.” Gordon said the majority of landowners in the district made an effort to keep their vacant sections clear but people should be “extremely wary of sparks from hot engines and machinery starting fires” when carrying out clearing work. This week the Luggate fire brigade extinguished a fire on a tractor parked outside the Luggate Hotel. This followed on from a blaze on Mount Iron early last Thursday morning.

Benny the sheep (pictured with Phill Hunt) was a popular attraction with children and adults at the Wanaka Holiday Gala last Saturday. The gala, organised by the Upper Clutha Presbyterian Parish, featured stalls, rides and activities as well as farm animals like Benny. PHOTO: John foster

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Fiona Rowley remembered Tim Brewster

After attending Otago Girls High School, Fiona trained to be a nurse, but gave that up and moved to the Hawea area to work. Her friendship and eventual marriage into the Rowley family at Lake Hawea Station meant that as an only child, she was suddenly part of a large extended family which she embraced. She started writing ‘Fiona Rowley – Her Book’ at the age of 90 which documented the life and trials of more than 40 years of high country

during some quite difficult years in farming,” Devon said. Born in Glasgow before shipping As well as the historical record out to Wellington and moving to of the Pearse and Kingan families, Cromwell with her parents at the age her book outlines her interest in of five, Fiona Rowley’s enthusiasm the world of ideas in a number of for life and people spanned two areas, such as the organised and world wars, a depression and the highly radical women’s movement loss of her much loved husband which Fiona followed with some Jim in 1998. bewilderment after attending A mother of six children, and the United Women’s convention with numerous grand and great in 1977 and she also recalls her children, Fiona retained her wit to regret at missing out on attending the end of her days telling one of a witches coven that was being her nurses last week held there. She had great intellectual that “this dying Her frustration with the can be a lengthy new technology was also well curiosity, and great mental documented with Jerry finding business.” Her hospitality to this message when he was and physical energy others regardless of tidying up the files on her their background computer: and intense interest in the world life on Lake Hawea Station as well around her was highlighted by as her own personal battles with the “Dear Jerry, those that knew her. computer she learned to use. thing this damned I cannot get “She surrounded herself with Devon Hotop, whose family had to work! rn in people. Anyone who crossed “adopted” the Pearse family when as Letter retu No way will Xm save d re te her door would be fed,” her son they arrived in Cromwell, met up gis at It re spite of fqct th er it gg Bu Jerry said. with Fiona five years ago and over !!! !!!! ht up until last nig me Fiona’s father Leonard Pearse was that time helped her with the book you,d gone ho Monday after a lo st s wa is a London banker and her mother th along with Prue Wallis. I di sc ov er ed Annette was an arts graduate and “She was unbelievably open document!!!!!!!!! Des r to Honor and fashion designer who became the to ideas and philosophies. Very I writ a nice lette so, to RE HE W red. first female director of the Dunedin different to a lot of elderly people. and it disappea ” public art gallery. She would argue the toss about I,m shuttin down The family immigrated to seek a politics and was not one for idle better life after her father bought chat.” an orchard in Ripponvale near “She was also Cromwell, but ‘walked off’ at the very humble start of the recession to start work, about her almost penniless, on a farm at abilities, raising Tarras before having to leave there an extraordinary to finally end up in Dunedin. family of six

Fiona Rowley March 3, 1918 – January 7, 2012 More recently the on Lake Hawea Station, controversy over tenure Fiona and Jim moved to review and access to the a house in Lake Hawea high country became a where she lived until 16 months ago when she focus for her. “ S h e h a d g r e a t broke her hip and moved intellectual curiosity, into Elmslie House. and great mental and Fiona was a much loved physical energy,” Prue mother and mother-in-law of Linette and the late Ron, Wallis said. After more than 40 years Hilary and Darcy, Judith

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and Ian, Bonar, Tom and Adrienne, Jerry and Shirl, and loved granny of her grandchildren and great grandchildren. A service is being held today ( Thursday January 12) at 2pm at St Ninians Presbyterian Church, Hawea Flat.

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sunnews Selling homemade lemonade Young entrepreneurs, from left, Kirsten Blackley, 9, Holly Wigg, 11, and Megan Blackley, 10, capitalised on the extra traffic along Dublin Bay Road last weekend by selling homemade lemonade and cold water to holiday makers from a stand outside the Blackley’s home. The girls sold out their stock the previous day and were prepared for another busy day on Saturday. PHOTO: NIKKI HEATH

A room of her own

PHOTO: Laura Williamson

Wanaka artist Nina Conradi is pictured in her room at the Wanaka Arts Centre with two of a series of mixed media works based on houses. A trained architect, Nina’s pieces incorporate oils and acrylic with fabrics such as sheets as well as old towels from her grandmother in Germany, Lisa Ehrnsperger. Nina said that Lisa would fold and sew her towels over and over again to keep them functional, rather than buying new ones. “She was a pioneer of sustainability,” Nina said. Originally from Germany, Nina has been in the Wanaka region for 12 years, and was thrilled to secure a space at the Arts Centre recently, having previously worked out of a container at her home. She said it was helpful to have “a space you can go to, lock the door and walk away.” Nina’s works will be exhibited at the Amisfield Winery Bistro from January 16 to February 27.

No fatalities, 80 crashes There were no fatalities on Southland and Otago roads over the official Christmas holiday period, which runs from 4pm December 23 to 8am January 4. Initial figures show that there were 80 vehicle crashes during this season’s holiday period compared with 96 in the 2010/2011 period. There was a 10 percent increase in the number of people reporting traffic incidents or driver behaviour to police, with 509 calls made to police compared with 461 in the same period the previous year. “We all have a part to play in keeping the roads safe and police are always keen to hear about incidences of poor driving behaviour that affect the safety of all of us on the roads,” Acting Southern District road policing manager Senior Sergeant Steve Larking said. Twenty-three people lost their lives on Southern roads in 2011, eight fewer people than 2010.

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sunnews Wildlife photography

Fundraising fire fighter

Amateur Otago photographers have until 5pm, March 19 to submit their best shot of a plant, an animal, or an example of human impact on the natural environment to the 2012 Otago Wildlife Photography Competition. There will be category prizes for photographers 14-years-old and under, and 15-years-old and over. Entry forms are available from the Otago Museum or its website.

Nadine Robitaille When Wanaka Volunteer Fire Brigade member David O’Sullivan wakes up on January 21, he will have two goals for the day. The first will be to complete the Challenge Wanaka ironman triathlon; the second will be to raise funds for a local cause. The 32-year-old experienced runner and cyclist, who has never competed in a triathlon before, has entered the gruelling event to raise money for Wanaka’s St John Youth Division. “I honestly can’t remember why I decided to do it,” David said. “But I’m happy to use it to raise money for the St John youth group, especially since they are young Wanaka residents and there is a huge benefit to the community.” Forty-five Wanaka youth are currently David O’Sullivan tests the aerodynamics of his fireman’s kit.

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involved in St John and there are an additional 16 on the waiting list. Tina Simmonds, youth leader of the Wanaka Division, said the organisation is grateful for David’s efforts, especially since it was his own idea. “He just popped into the station one day,” Tina said. “We’ve never been approached like that before. For someone to offer to help raise money is a fantastic opportunity for us.” During the Challenge, St John volunteers will be on hand to collect money, to sell the Youth Division’s bottled water Thirst Aid and to cheer David on. David said supporters could look out for bib number 331. “Feel free to get out there and give me a wave. Or a tow. Even a ride. I’m not fussy.”


sunnews Safer journeys

Tana and Oban Hansen viewed Karen Scott’s mixed PHOTOs: wanaka.tv media piece ‘Dress Up’

The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) wants input from motorcyclists on the Safer Journeys for Motorcycling guide being developed to help authorities make roads and roadsides safer for riders. The draft guide has been prepared with the aim of reducing the number of fatal and serious-injury crashes involving motorcyclists by providing consistent best-practice guidance for those who design, build and maintain them. NZTA chief executive Geoff Dangerfield said the statistics show plenty of scope to make motorcycling safer in New Zealand.

Aspiring art John Toomer won first prize and $5000 at the Aspiring Art Awards at Holy Family School on Tuesday. The Mosgiel artist’s painting depicts Waimate’s Arcadia Theatre built in the early 1900s. This year’s best young artist award went to Ruby Anderson for The Baby. Mehrdad Tahan won the $2000 best landscape prize and Claudia Recorean won best work for under $1000. Pictured above is Melissa Sharplin’s 60.5in x 48in oil. With a price tag of $33,000, the oil is the most expensive piece at the exhibition which has art for sale ranging in price from $60. The Art Awards exhibition runs until Saturday.

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sunnews Bouldering comp coming One of the National Bouldering Series competitions will take place in Wanaka next month. Bouldering is a form of rock climbing on boulders or rock faces between one and five metres high. Bouldering routes are called problems and are tackled by climbers without using ropes or gear, apart from climbing shoes and a chalkbag. The first competition in this year’s bouldering series will take place in Wanaka on February 11, with three categories: expert, junior and endurance. Competitors in the expert and junior sections will compete for the National Champion titles. Further competitions will take place in Froggatt (Central North Island) and Turakirae Head (Wellington), followed by a grand final in Spittle Hill (Canterbury).

Youth triathlon The Puzzling World Junior Challenge Wanaka takes place this Sunday catering for budding triathletes aged six to 15.

Fun run and walk

crimescene Assault Police received a complaint that a male and a female were assaulted while walking home. On Tuesday January 3 police executed a search warrant at a local address and a male was arrested and charged with one assault. Enquiries are continuing into the second assault.

Disorderly behaviour

Kite display

On Tuesday January 3 a male was arrested for breaching the Liquor Ban. The following Sunday two males were arrested for disorderly behaviour. Police dealt with three intoxicated males who had a late night altercation outside a shop. Two of the males were dealt with by way of a pre-charge warning.

Despite a slow start the wind picked up and the Summerdaze Grand Kite Display got under way to the delight of children, who played among the tentacles of the giant octopus. Dozens of kites, including a giant fish and a panda, from the world-renowned Peter Lynn Team filled the air over Pembroke Park for the display.

Theft

The Radio Wanaka 5km Charity Fun Run/Walk starts at 6.30pm at Stoney Creek this Monday. There will be prizes for the fancy dress and all proceeds go to the Upper Clutha Children’s Medical Trust

An auxiliary motor from a Buccaner run-about was stolen from an Aubrey Road property on Saturday January 7. Police have received reports of two letter boxes stolen. A distinctive scarecrow was stolen from a front yard on Tenby Street.

Vandalism Last Monday a window in one of the senior buildings at Mount Aspiring College was smashed with a wine bottle. Police are continuing their enquiries. The toilets at Scott Beach, Lake Hawea were tagged and a real estate sign on Wanaka - Mount Aspiring Road has been knocked over five times in five days.

If you have information on any crimes call 0800CRIMESTOPPER (0800555111).

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BOARD 2EJFudd Pwaps pwikz pwuzn pwiv8 pwoprty Crdwna wif dogz beta awf kwuzn MtIwon. Bugz Challenge Wanaka organiser, declare to your volunteers the fees you pay yourself to run this event Annabel Langbein is a free promotion for Wanaka. What is the reasoning behind only 7 days out of the 70 requested?? When is the QLDC going to put signs up with the speed humps on ardmore st? I have witnessed many pedestrians nearly get hit by cars as they think they have the right of way when cars do. come on it is only matter of time before there is a death, and yet the driver will be done for it! Come on let’s get the signs up now!!! Good 2 c the speed bumps doing their job well done! I wish cyclists would share the road. Interesting decision from lakes environmental for Annabelle’s show, what r the reasons for declining filming....come on, it’s gr8 coverage for Wanaka. Time to make the humps pedestrian crossings before some poor tourist gets knocked down.

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The sound of the search and rescue helicopter flying out over the lake, most recently to the Matukituki River valley in search of a missing hunter, always prompts a silent wish: selfishly, I hope the people I love are safe. In a town as small as Wanaka that is not always the case. In many cases the people we love are out there searching, or they are out there waiting. We are all involved: in the wait for information, in the hope for a successful outcome, in the aftermath. Our community becomes a village in these moments. There are other cases where we all are involved. Cases closer to home. The other day I saw a jet skier tow a child on a tube. The jet skier did not wear a life jacket and he did not have a spotter on board to watch out for his young charge. Regardless of his jet-ski ability there is no way he could look both back at his passenger and forward at the young family playing in the water near to him. The stupidity of this man’s decision, to recklessly endanger the welfare of not only the children in his care but all the other children in the water near him, directly affects us all, as a village. Our search and rescue volunteers and ambulance crews are busy enough without giving them more work. Sadly, the neglect of simple water safety steps - life jackets, spotters, common sense - are not isolated incidents in our waters. As a community we have to get involved in these incidents, so they do not become a moment of regret.

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Great people My thoughts and respect go out to all involved in the tragic start to 2012. How lucky we are to be serviced by such passionate and dedicated people as Brent Arthur and Mike Johnston. I hope they receive the love and support they deserve. Su Hoskin. Wanaka.

Tremendous support On behalf of Dougal Fyfe’s family we would like to express our gratitude for the kindness and support we have received since his untimely death on December 19. Our extended family, friends, neighbours, colleagues, and community have supported us in many ways. We have received so much help from people - being here making cups of tea for everyone who came, cooking, housekeeping, dishwashing, gardening, providing accommodation for friends and relatives who came from out of town, and days of work preparing for Dougal’s funeral. We have received so many wonderful cards as well as gifts of fruit and flowers, meals and home baking, wine and whisky – all of which have made the last few weeks much easily to bear. Hundreds of people came to honour Dougal and share our grief. Many came and many gave without us even knowing they had come or who they were. The support has been overwhelming and we thank everyone for the bottom of our hearts. What a wonderful community we live in. Grant, Caroline, Tom, Harriet and Maddy.

Luggate development As a new landowner near Luggate, might I make a suggestion about how the town, or should I say village, could develop? The 3-storey schist stone building in the Upper Clutha Transport yard is an absolute gem, which I admire every time I pass, and surely it deserves a prime position (rather than crowded together with other industrial buildings). It appears, from the outside, to be in solid condition. Further, the whole area of the industrial yard presents itself as an obvious place for a town development, of which the stone building could be the central, magnificent, historic feature. There could be shops, an open grassed area, and maybe even an office or two. I guess impracticable to relocate the Community Hall there, but someone could advise on that. The transport firm might like to consider taking this on as a development project, and relocate the industrial buildings and structures to another, less public site: this could be a win-win for them, and this suggestion I offer free, gratis, and without charge.  Yours sincerely, R.J.M. Gardner PS Apologies if others have already made similar suggestions; my thoughts above are fairly obvious ones.

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AUTUMN ART SCHOOL GRANTS: These are available to assist Upper Clutha residents to attend classes. Application forms at library. Closing date January 31. Classes are filling fast. If you wish to attend you need to send in a registration form marked ‘applying for grant’ as soon as possible. Further details from Robyn, 443 1810.

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Ariston washing machine and drier combo for sale. Runs well, Exl condition! Ph:443 4112 Authentic woodfired pizzas only $10 for small and $20 for large. Francescas Pizzas @ wanaka farmers market . Thursday 4pm-7pm Pembroke Park Beautiful Persian exotic kittens now ready 4 approved new homes reg NZCF breeder vaccinated and vet checked Alex 0211010853 Chairs 4-sturdy.cream metal legs, blue upholstery seats. great nick. $15 each. Ph 4436242 CHEAP CAR Subaru Legacy 1996 auto wagon, great body, runs rough, needs engine replaced for February WOF, $1000 0221331101 Crushed wheat and whole wheat, great 4 chickens/ ducks, crushed barley, good for goats/pigs, no soaking. 30kg $25. 4434944

Want something truly Wanaka to take home? Artisans cooperative studio has great gift ideas made right here in paradise! CHEESE MAKING WORKSHOP. Learn to make mozzarella, halloumi, camembert, feta & more. 11 & 12th Feb. For more info ph: 03 359 2455 or www.HomeMadeCheese. co.nz Craft market this Sunday from 10am Pembroke park , handmade New Zealand arts and crafts direct from the artists to you Learn to Sail at Wanaka Sailing Club. For information ring Jonathan on 443 1316 FREE Movies this month only Saturday nights Pembroke park 9.30pm thanks Paradiso

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Tarras hall meeting, Cromwell Killwilling Lodge at 5.30pm BBQ, golf tournament at 1pm. Bring family and tucker

Slalom kayak $480 + skirt & 80. Mini mal surfboard + bag $480. Cobcraft pottery kiln octagon 5cu.ft $1280. Ph: 0211119218

Wastebusters monthly craft night starts again on 18 Jan 6-8pm, theme - home made candles. All welcome.

Formica bench top. new. kitchen or workshop.2.6m x 900mm.$50.ph 4436242 Mahogany chest of draws, ex condition. 60 bucks. 16’’ GP saddle. Very good condition. 140 bucks. 0273496174 Francesca’s pizzas. Wanaka farmers market 4-7pm. Authentic Italian pizzas using local ingrediants.www. francescaspizzas.com

rent HOUSE TO RENT 2 bed, LUG, logburner, high ceilings with timber beams, huge deck with views, Kennedy Cres $230/wk 0221331101 Room for rent in new house Hawea large double ensuit suits couple ph 0278410879 or 4435132 after 630pm

services

Mountain bike. Gary Fischer. 51cm seat tube,57cm top tube. no shocks. Comfy female seat. $30.ph 4436242

Wanaka Garden Services, gardens, lawns and more. For a proper job call Steve Jago today 021-183-1250 / 443-2511 www.wanakagardenservices.co.nz

Nissan bluebird stationwagon for sale. 1990, petrol, manual. Wof til march. Reg til feb. $1,900 ono. Call Kate 0220920681

CV writing services and interview coaching - call Cherilyn 021 665 013

OPEN HOME: 3 bedroom house, double carport and self-contained sleepout on mature/private 2024m2 section. Fri-Sun 10am-1pm. 41 Newcastle rd, Hawea Flat. Rimu single bed. wireweave base. Good condition. no mattress. $20.ph 4436242 Sgt dan chicken mash, yum! 25kg for $25. 4434944 Storage corner cabinet.new.needs assembly.900x900mm. $50.ph 443 6242 Tasty Onion chutney from Pirate Pickles at the Wanaka farmers market from 4pm Thursdays on Pembroke Park The new edition of Chief Loves to Chase is on sale now at the Sunday Market or ring Chris on 027 644 9575

ASPIRING MASSAGE WANAKA. Provider to High Performance Sport N.Z. Trevor Bailey. Available 7 days. 4432993 0274222455 www.aspiringmassagewanaka. co.nz All types of fencing and gates. Wrought iron. Timber. Colour steel. Post and rail. Glass and steel balustrades. 4434078 0272080175 DOGGY DAYCARE. Don’t let your dog be lonely when you are out! Warm loving companionship for your precious pooch at our home. Day or overnight. Ph 021 20 111 21. Engineering and repairs. Handy Solutions. Ph 0272080175 Great massage available. Swedish deep tissue with acupressure points. certified. Evenings ok 1 hr $ 40. 1 1/4hr $ 50 02102529542

Treadmill $300, electronic, walk or run, folds up, 0221331101

Sewing repairs/alterations. Quick, easy, economic solution to those broken zips and seams in your favourite clothes. Phone Sue 0272472181

wanted

HANDY SOLUTIONS. You name it. We do it. 4434078 or 0272080175

16-yr-old babysitter looking for work. Txt or call 0274434251 for any jobs around home or with kids. Rotary clothesline wanted ph:443 4112 SCHOOL holiday programme needs volunteers. If u can help a day or more between 13-27 January please call 4437799

notices Your medical centre may have moved but your pharmacy is still right here! Wanaka Pharmacy - serving the Upper Clutha for 40 years & here for you daily until 7pm at the top of Helwick St. Date change: Affairs of the Heart will now be held on Friday 13 January. For details call Doug 0274082390 or Sheryl 4432524.

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open homes Address

Time

Date

Price

28 (LOT 202) INFINITY DRIVE

1-1.30pm

12/01/12

$749,000

33 (LOT 120) INFINITY DRIVE

1-1.30pm

12/01/12

$749,000

4 SUNNYSIDE LANE

1.30-2pm

12/01/12

$649,000

131A AUBREY ROAD

2-3pm

12/01/12

$595,000

28 (LOT 202) INFINITY DRIVE

3-4pm

12/01/12

$749,000

33 (LOT 120) INFINITY DRIVE

3-4pm

12/01/12

$749,000

28 (LOT 202) INFINITY DRIVE

3-4pm

13/01/12

$749,000

33 (LOT 120) INFINITY DRIVE

3-4pm

13/01/12

$749,000

25 GUNN ROAD

1-2pm

14/01/12

Auction

17 FOXGLOVE HEIGHTS

3-4pm

14/01/12

By Neg

FIRST NATIONAL

28 (LOT 202) INFINITY DRIVE

3-4pm

14/01/12

$749,000

33 (LOT 120) INFINITY DRIVE

3-4pm

14/01/12

$749,000

4.30-5.30pm

14/01/12

By Neg

25 GUNN ROAD

1-2pm

15/01/12

Auction

17 FOXGLOVE HEIGHTS

3-4pm

15/01/12

By Neg

28 (LOT 202) INFINITY DRIVE

3-4pm

15/01/12

$749,000

3 FOXGLOVE HEIGHTS

33 (LOT 120) INFINITY DRIVE

3-4pm

15/01/12

$749,000

4.30-5.30pm

15/01/12

By Neg

50 KELLIHER DRIVE

2pm

13/01/12

$849,000

87A KINGS DRIVE

4pm

13/01/12

$520,000

10am

14/01/12

$359,000

10:45am

14/01/12

$399,000

11 ISLINGTON PLACE

11am

14/01/12

$689,000

36 STUDHOLME ROAD

12pm

14/01/12

Deadline Sale

28 GLENGYLE WAY

12pm

14/01/12

$379,000

5/32 BROWNSTON STREET

12pm

14/01/12

$399,000

12pm

14/01/12

Auction

3 FOXGLOVE HEIGHTS

124 ANDERSON ROAD 5B MERCURY PLACE

1050 LAKE HAWEA ALBERT TOWN HIGHWAY 12 ANDERSON ROAD

12pm

14/01/12

$399,000

17 TYNDALL STREET

1pm

14/01/12

Auction

9 HEUCHAN LANE

1pm

14/01/12

Auction

18 OLD STATION AVENUE

1pm

14/01/12

Auction

1:30pm

14/01/12

$520,000

5 BRIDGEWATER TERRACE, ALBERT TOWN

2pm

14/01/12

Auction

64A BILLS WAY

2pm

14/01/12

Auction

50 KELLIHER DRIVE

2pm

14/01/12

$849,000

2:15pm

14/01/12

$695,000

64A BILLS WAY

2pm

14/01/12

Auction

74 MUIR ROAD, LAKE HAWEA

3pm

14/01/12

Auction

41 BODKIN STREET, LAKE HAWEA

3pm

14/01/12

Auction

10am

15/01/12

$359,000

10:45am

15/01/12

$399,000

114 KINGS DRIVE

11am

15/01/12

$598,000

26 ASPIRING TERRACE

11am

15/01/12

$850,000

33 LITTLE MAUDE DRIVE, LAKE HAWEA

12pm

15/01/12

$411,000

1050 LAKE HAWEA ALBERT TOWN HIGHWAY

3 RYALLS WAY, LAKE HAWEA

39 LAKEVIEW TERRACE, LAKE HAWEA

124 ANDERSON ROAD 5B MERCURY PLACE

12pm

15/01/12

Auction

1pm

15/01/12

$645,000

22 MEADOWSTONE DRIVE

1pm

15/01/12

Auction

32 ASH AVENUE, ALBERT TOWN

2pm

15/01/12

$429,000

64A BILLS WAY

2pm

15/01/12

Auction

2:45pm

15/01/12

$849,000

VILL H, 37 LAKESIDE ROAD

12-12.30pm

Daily

Mortgagee Auction

New escort females only 23 yr old male well tanned 6ft average build evenings only call 0221691433

99 PLANTATION ROAD

11-11.30am

14/01/12

$489,000

11.45-12.15pm

14/01/12

$479,000

SHADE SAILS. Custom Design. Quality materials. Handy Solutions 0272080175

17 BERNARD ROAD

12-12.30pm

14/01/12

$369,000

12.45-1.15pm

14/01/12

$399,000

Inland Revenue are at Community Networks Thursday 26 January 9am-12.30pm. Tax, child support, student loans or family tax credits call 4437799.

10 JUNO PLACE

12-12.30pm

15/01/12

$575,000

12.30-1pm

14/01/12

$595,000

1.15-1.45pm

14/01/12

$349,000

11 MCFARLANE TERRACE

2-2.30pm

14/01/12

$649,000

26 FRYE CRES, ALBERT TOWN

3-3.30pm

14/01/12

$495,000

32 ASH AVE, ALBERT TOWN

3.30-4pm

14/01/12

$429,000

11am

14/01/12

TENDER

Karuna @ Health2000. When you need to relax or need to work out stress book a massage with Dannielle 0226152231

50 KELLIHER DRIVE LOCATIONS

POST and RAIL fencing. HANDY SOLUTIONS happy to quote. You may be surprised. Ph 4434078 0272080175

text message only - deadline Tuesday 4pm 20 word limit - standard network rates apply

Tennis Finals Results: Juniors - 10/U Girls Singles: Claudia Smith def Annie Timu 9-6. 10/U Girls Doubles: Claudia Smith/Brylee More def Annie Timu/Danielle Molloy 9-3. 10/U Boys Singles: Josh Eckhold def Jin Dassanayake 9-3. 10/U Boys Doubles: J.Dassanayake/R.Watkins def J.Eckhold/O.Mollloy 9-8. 12/U Girls Singles: Emelia Price def Annie Coates 6-2 6-4. 12/U Girls Doubles: E.Price/A.Coates def Meg Timu/Olivia Ray 2-6 6-2 10-3. 12/U Boys Singles: Josh Murison def Josh Gwynne 2-6 6-3 11-9. 12/U Boys Doubles: J.Murison/J.Gwynne def T.Shallard / M.Jackson 6-4 6-4. 14/U Girls Singles: K.Guildford def Kendall Kilpatrick 6-2 4-6 10-1. 16/U Girls Doubles: Kendall Kilpatrick/Zoe Smith def Kate Guildford / Alyssa Gibson 6-0 6-1. 14/ U Boys Singles: Jack Murison def Dougal Halifax 6-3 4-6 11-9. 14/U Boys Doubles: Bjorn Pollock/William Sunderland def Dougal Halifax/ Jack Murison 6-2 1-6 11-9. 18/U Boys Singles: Albert Hailes def George Alexander 6-2 6-4. 18/U Boys Doubles: Albert Hailes / Henry Hailes def George Alexander / Mitchell Heads 6-2 6-1. Open Finals Scores Summary: Men’s singles: Gilles Degouy def Vaughn Kingi 6-3 6-3. Women’s singles: Libby Scott def Karin Ebinger 6-0 6-3. Men’s doubles: Giles Degouy/Lucien Lemay def Vaughn Kingi/Hugo NurseStrang 6-2 6-2. Women’s doubles: Libby Scott/Karen Ebinger def Felicity Oxnevad/Hannah Speight 6-4 6-4. Winners - Vets: Women’s doubles Lyn Cowie and Daphne Ledgerwood (40+), Robyn Barnett and Kathy Smallbone (50+). Men’s doubles Jason Smith and Don Marshalll (40+), Ian Moore and Jim Todd (60+). Mixed Doubles (60+) Don and Joan Kindley. Don and Jane Shalcroft won the Plate. (50+) Shirley Haig and Bruce Collins. Robyn Barnett and Allen Martin won the Plate. (40+) Jo and Jason Smith. Sheena Thomson and Julian Price won the Plate

for sale

HARCOURTS

116 LOESS LANE, WANAKA SURROUNDS

02 20 786 778 Page 14

Phone: 03 443 5252 Fax: 03 443 5250 Text view: 021 986 786 Text classified: 022 0786 778 Address: Top of the escalator, Spencer House, Wanaka Postal: PO Box 697, Wanaka

sport results

165 WARREN STREET

70 BEECH STREET

events

for rent

SOUTHERN WIDE 91 MOUNT IRON DRIVE 196 STONE STREET

RAY WHITE 20 BROWNSTON STREET

notice Looking for a skinny dipping option around Wanaka?

Greet the day as nature intended: with a smile. After all, one’s birthday suit is always in style - a timeless original, custom designed by Mother Nature for ultimate comfort, accented with a strong sense of self esteem. George knows the area like the back of his hand, call 0274 961 820 (no texts please). Bare on the beach, skinny dipping is the healthy option. Free Beaches NZ is a family friendly organisation.

Thursday 12 January to Wednesday 18 January 2012


sunclassifieds employment

Advertise in the Wanaka Sun Call Ronnie or Amanda 03 443 5252

BLACK FOREST WAFFLE HUT OPERATOR Wanaka based Mature Person Business Experience Food Handling Experience Compulsary Weekends Own 4WD towing vehicle Apply only with full CV to: elsen@xtra.co.nz

trades&services RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

trades&services TREE services

construction

services

panelbeaters

project MANAGEMENT

Thursday 12 January to Wednesday 18 January 2012

CURTAINS

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sunsport

A personal victory Tim Brewster He owned his first canoe at seven and started playing canoe polo at ten. Now decades later Hawea Flat’s Pete Simpson has represented his adopted home against Australia. As a member of the New Zealand Veterans (35+) B team that won a bronze medal at the Oceanic championships in Palmerston North last month the Scot is pleased to be back on the water after an

Tennis open turns on the heat

Wanaka’s Daphne Ledgerwood on the move at last week’s veterans’ tennis competition. Photo : Mike Purdie

Page 16

Back on the horse

injury layoff. “It’s been a personal victory. I’ve been out of a kayak for the last nine months with a shoulder injury and used the tournament to get back into it.” Pete was the only person from the Wanaka area to be selected for the Tran Tasman competition. Pete has been involved at a local level coaching canoe polo but had to travel to a Christchurch club to compete in the Inter-regional’s to be eligible for selection.

Tim Brewster

PHOTO: supplied

Tim Brewster Hot settled weather made for a successful week at the annual Wanaka Tennis Open with junior, open and vet grades strongly contested with a number of out of town players competing for titles. Intheopenmen’scompetition, former French tour player Giles Degouy celebrated a successful recovery from injury to beat Christchurch coach Vaughn Kingi 6-3, 6-3. Giles strong left-handed serve proved the difference in an entertaining match with some great baseline rallies. Giles then joined fellow Frenchman Lucian Lemay to beat defending doubles champions Vaughan Kingi and Hugo Nurse-Strang 6-4, 6-1 in the men’s doubles final. The women’s singles was a more one-sided affair with Otago junior Libby Scott playing some powerful tennis to roll over German Karin Ebinger 6-0 6-3. Libby’s family have a holiday home in Wanaka and Libby trains here often with

her Wanaka-based coach Perry Crockett. Libby is heading to the USA on a tennis scholarship at The University of Coastal Carolina this year. She teamed up with Karin to win the women’s doubles and Giles took out the doubles title with his French student Lucien Lemay. Local players featured in the veterans’ tournament with Lyn Cowie and Daphne Ledgerwood winning the 40+ women’s tennis doubles, while Robyn Barnett and Kathy Smallbone showed their class in the 50+ event. The men played round robins, Jason Smith and Don Marshalll won all their games to win the 40+ competition and Ian Moore and Jim Todd once again won the 60+ event. The juniors’ tournament had the biggest turnout ever with 89 kids from all over the South Island battling it out in the 10 and under through to 18 and under age groups. There were 18 Wanaka juniors in the draw with some great results recorded.

horse, Barenjager, in a show jumping event at Oreti Beach near Invercargill when, already skittish about water jumps, he hesitated. “He freaked out at the water and veered left, caught his left foot and smashed his pastern (lower leg),” Cate said. A distraught Cate was taken away in shock as a screen was placed around the horse before it was

After the heart wrenching death of her horse during a competition just over a year ago, local rider Cate Howie, 16, is saddling up on a new mount and aiming for a national ranking. As a member of the Otago Southland team Cate, entered in the senior division along with her friend and training partner Alannah Stalker,14, in the juniors, will be competing for the first time in the South Island pony club dressage championship in Gore this weekend. The event will be scored by judges Alannah Stalker and Cate Howie. PHOTO: SUPPLIED from the North Island and will be used to rank riders from all removed and put down. over the country, giving the two She had ridden the 16.3hh riders who mainly compete in chestnut thoroughbred since show jumping and eventing she was 13 and was devastated the opportunity to compare by the loss of the former race themselves with the top dressage horse and hurdler. “He was very riders in the country. gentle with people.” Currently Cate is the Otago The incident was also witnessed Southland pony club dressage by Alannah who had to be champion, won on her new horse restrained by her trainer from Just Jackson, and with her main rushing to Barenjager’s aid she passion show jumping and cross said. Now the two are very much country her coach Pip Thompson back on track, tending to their said she “certainly has the drive” horses and training up to three to go further in the sport. hours a day. Cate said her dream is to “We’ve tried asking our teachers represent her country, but it not to give us homework because has taken almost a year to get we’re riding and looking after her confidence back. our horses but it hasn’t worked,” In September 2010 she was Cate said. competing on her previous

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