SHORT AND SHARP
Investigation into injury
An investigation into the incident where 8-year-old George Crotty, of Luggate, was seriously injured after falling from an inflatable obstacle course is being conducted by WorkSafe New Zealand. George was playing on the large blow up climbing wall and bouncy castle at the Pisa Moorings Restaurant on January 23 when it was believed a ‘‘freak gust of wind’’ blew the course off its pegs and over the roof of the restaurant. A witness said he thought the boy dropped about two metres before hitting his head on a concrete path about five metres away from where the inflatable course sat. He was airlifted to Dunedin Hospital with serious head injuries and remained in a serious condition while being flown to the Wilson Centre in Auckland on February 5.
Outspoken wrap up
The Outspoken Festival of words and storytelling is planning to end this year’s series with a spoken word feast featuring Dominic Hoey, aka Tourettes, and Ali Jacs. The duo will take to the stage at Amigos Mexican Grill on February 18. While Ali Jacs was crowned New Zealand Slam Champion in 2012, Tourettes has won numerous MC battles and was just as renowned for his rap albums including Who Said you Can’t Dance to Misery.
Uniform in short supply
Mount Aspiring College uniform cullottes are in short supply after the company which supplies them went into receivership. Apparel was trying to rectify the situation but it could be several weeks before new stocks of the uniform was available. The lack of supply meant that girls who were new to the school could carry an exemption card.
Dr Compost returns
Harvest vegetables through the winter with the last Dr Compost Get Growing vegetable gardening workshop before it gets cold. Novice and experienced gardeners welcome, gold coin donation. The Wanaka workshop is on February 18 from 6pm til 8pm at Aspiring Beginnings, Warren St.
Name consultation to end
Submissions on a proposal to officially name Norman Creek — a currently un-named creek that flows into Lake Wanaka opposite Ruby Island — close on February 14. Submissions must be made to the New Zealand Geographic Board online or to firstname.lastname@example.org.