Students seek work
Funding for camp goal of volunteer efforts
Wakatipu residents are being asked to make a donation to help pay for an annual rite-of-passage school camp. Many students have secured work for the annual Wakatipu High School Year 10 work day, with their wages going towards the Branches Camp. However, the public is being asked to make donations for those who do not have jobs for the day. That money will go towards the camp while the students will work voluntarily in the community. Donors can suggest who they would like to benefit from the fundraising work day. For example, students might spend a few hours raking leaves or washing windows. The annual camp at Branches Station in Skippers Canyon started 45 years ago and is the longest running school getaway in New Zealand. At base camp students dig long drops and go without power or technology for 12 days and take part in kayaking, tramping, rafting and abseiling. To make a donation should contact Bennie Neilson on 03 442 0234 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Willing workers: They’re young, keen and want to work. Students (from left) Sami Hotop, Talya Santos, Grace Saxon and Hayden Johnston are among 150 students looking for jobs on November 16 to raise funds for Branches Camp.
Football stars: Central Otago’s under-14 football team, back row, EmmaVaughan (Cromwell), Meg Bryan (Wanaka), Elsie Anderson, Hannah Rizzi and Sophie Aitkin (Queenstown). Front row: Ella van de Geest (Queenstown), Lilly Water (Wanaka), Mackenzie Hollebon (Cromwell), Gina Lilly (Wanaka), Julia Driehuis (Alexandra), Connor Moore and Ruby Coers (Wanaka), Jayde Wattam (Queenstown) and Chantal Driehuis (Alexandra).