SHORT AND SHARP
New writing executive
Former Christchurch woman Carla Munro is Lake Wanaka Tourism’s new content and media executive. An experienced travel writer and keen outdoorswoman, the mother of four said she was looking forward to working with businesses and ‘‘promoting my favourite little piece of heaven on earth’’.
Wanaka on Facebook
Police in Wanaka have launched a Facebook page. The launch coincided with the official opening of a new police station in Wanaka. Dr Compost will be sharing tips and tricks for easy compositing with fuss and smell tomorrow at Wanaka Wastebusters between 12 and 2pm.
Festival breaks even
Organisers of the Southern Lakes Festival of Colour have announced it broke even during this year’s event. The festival’s annual report revealed the total income for the festival period 2012-13 was $914,638, up from $900,686 in 2010-11. Organisers have also outlined plans for an off-year programme in 2014 including oneoff performances and a ‘festival of ideas’ based on the main programme’s highly popular Aspiring Conversations sessions.
Information sought on crash
Wanaka police want information on what they believe was a car crash at the intersection of Albury Rd and Kings Dr early Saturday morning. Constable Peter Reed said they were called to the scene at 8am on Sunday and found a damaged sign and broken parts from a white car. It could have been a drink-driver or teenagers but if anyone had information about the incident they were urged to contact Wanaka police, Mr Reed said.
The Wanaka Rotary duck race will be held at 10am on Sunday and tickets to the race will be on sale in Wanaka businesses. The first duck over the line in the Bullock Creek race will win $500.