SHORT AND SHARP

Central Otago Mirror - - WANAKA NEWS -

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 nzg­b­sub­mis­sions@linz.govt.nz.

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