Smoothy claims win

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Cromwell freeskier Sam Smoothy claims vic­tory at the third stop of the Freeride World Tour in Kappl, Aus­tria. Start­ing from an al­ti­tude of 2800m and with vari­able snow con­di­tions mak­ing for tricky land­ings, rid­ers were re­quired to ex­e­cute im­pec­ca­ble con­trol. Smoothy screamed down the fall line with a fast, high-en­ergy run, man­ag­ing to in­cor­po­rate both a dou­ble and triple cliff drop into his run. His ex­cel­lent tech­nique through­out the venue pleased the judges and he was re­warded with a score of 86.50. Fel­low New Zealand skiers Char­lie Lyons and Neil Wil­li­man fin­ished 15th and 22nd re­spec­tively.

Stop smok­ing

Smok­ers are be­ing urged to take part in the sec­ond WERO Group Stop Smok­ing Com­pe­ti­tion, start­ing on March 1 and in­volves teams of 10 smok­ers who com­pete to have the most peo­ple suc­cess­fully stop smok­ing af­ter three months and the op­por­tu­nity to win $5000 for a char­ity or com­mu­nity group of their choice. Dur­ing last year’s in­au­gu­ral com­pe­ti­tion, Wakatipu teams had 43 per cent of par­tic­i­pants re­main­ing smoke-free af­ter three months. More in­for­ma­tion at wero.me.

Edge­wa­ter Re­sort ex­pands

Edge­wa­ter Re­sort has ex­panded its op­er­a­tions, adding a day spa to the ho­tel. El­e­ment Edge­wa­ter Day Spa, op­er­ated by beauty ther­a­pist Vanessa Bragh­ini, will of­fer a range of spa treat­ments.

Teacher moves on

City Im­pact Church Queen­stown early childhood ed­u­ca­tion cen­tre man­ager Shaun Vin­ing was farewelled by Ash­ley Shan­non, 4, and son Sam Vin­ing, 6, af­ter seven years in the role. The long-time Queen­stown teacher has re­turned to pri­mary school teach­ing with a new job at Kingsview School. He is teach­ing years 3, 4, 5 and 8 – a class of 15 to 20 chil­dren, in­clud­ing his son, Sam, 6. Daugh­ter Azaria starts at the school in June. Both have at­tended the cen­tre. ‘‘I fol­low my chil­dren. I’ll be their pro­fes­sor at univer­sity,’’ he said, jok­ingly.

Alexan­dra wa­ter op­tions

Op­tions to re­solve Alexan­dra res­i­dents’ num­ber one bug­bear – wa­ter qual­ity – have been pro­posed in­clud­ing an $8.5 mil­lion cost to up­grade the ex­ist­ing sup­ply and be­tween $11.5m and $14.5m to es­tab­lish a new wa­ter sup­ply at the Clutha River or Lake Dunstan. The Cen­tral Otago Dis­trict Coun­cil will consult on the pro­pos­als in March. In­for­ma­tion and re­ports are avail­able online at codc.govt.nz/alexwa­ter.

View on Con­ven­tion Cen­tre

The Wanaka Com­mu­nity Board is ex­pected to de­cide its stance on the Queen­stown Con­ven­tion Cen­tre pro­posal when in­for­ma­tion is re­leased on the rat­ing im­pli­ca­tions for the dis­trict. Board chair­woman Rachel Brown said a re­port was ex­pected to be pre­sented to the Queen­stown Lakes Dis­trict Coun­cil in March and it is likely the board would be in­vited to com­ment.

Waste­water scheme gets nod

The Otago Re­gional Coun­cil has is­sued 35-year re­source con­sents al­low­ing the Cen­tral Otago Dis­trict Coun­cil to op­er­ate its Cromwell and Ban­nock­burn waste­water treat­ment sys­tem. It will let the coun­cil de­velop a $9mil­lion en­hanced fil­tra­tion and set­tling process with UV dis­in­fec­tion treat­ment. Coun­cil cap­i­tal works pro­gramme man­ager Peter Green­wood told the Cromwell Com­mu­nity Board last year the scheme would re­quire a rates rise of $543 for the first 12 months and more in fol­low­ing years.

3-6-12-hour bike race

Rab­bit Ridge Bike Re­sort in Gibb­ston will host three, six and 12 hour bike races on Fe­bru­ary 22. Rid­ers can par­tic­i­pate as re­lay teams or in­di­vid­u­als, and food and bev­er­age tents will make a fes­tive at­mos­phere. It is an­tic­i­pated about 200 will join the event this year but hoped that even­tu­ally there would be 1800 and up to 3600 sup­port crew. More in­for­ma­tion at rab­bi­tridge.co.nz.

Have a go – sail­ing!

The Wakatipu and Wanaka yacht clubs are invit­ing any­one with an in­ter­est in sail­ing to have a go. As part of a na­tional sail­ing and boat­ing day the Wakatipu club will have three Volvo Sail­ing Have a Go trail­ers on site, 10am till 3pm on Fe­bru­ary 16 and learn to sail cour­ses tak­ing place. The Wanaka Yacht Club will have mem­bers teach­ing peo­ple to sail their boats from 1pm till 3pm on Fe­bru­ary 6. More in­for­ma­tion online at yacht­ingnz.org.nz.

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