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McGlashan to rock Wanaka

Don McGlashan will play at Wanakafest this year, the first time a mu­si­cal act will be part of the Labour weekend fes­ti­val. Also new this year is an Airbag Free­drop in the Ur­ban down­hill moun­tain­bike race, a Ruby Ridge trol­ley derby event and a Puz­zling World imag­i­na­tion sta­tion, in­clud­ing bub­bles, magic, stilt walk­ers and bal­loon mak­ing. Old favourites Pas­sion for Fash­ion, the street pa­rade, po­lar plunge and duck race will re­turn.

Chal­lenge char­ity...

Chal­lenge Wanaka has an­nounced a three-year char­ity part­ner­ship with Cys­tic Fi­bro­sis NZ. Cys­tic fi­bro­sis is New Zealand’s most com­mon ge­netic con­di­tion and leads to se­ri­ous de­te­ri­o­ra­tion in the lungs and a short­ened life. Funds raised through Chal­lenge Wanaka will be given to peo­ple with the con­di­tion to par­tic­i­pate in sport and phys­i­cal ex­er­cise.

...and part­ner­ship

Ac­com­mo­da­tion and Reser­va­tions Wanaka will be the vol­un­teers’ spon­sor for Chal­lenge Wanaka next year. About 600 vol­un­teers are re­quired to make the event hap­pen. More than 2000 ath­letes take part in the week long event with the flag­ship long dis­tance triathlon tak­ing place on Jan­uary 18.

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