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Build­ing to start

Work is set to be­gin on Wanaka’s $400,000 Land Search and Res­cue build­ing on Bal­lan­tyne Rd this week. The build­ing will pro­vide meet­ing and stor­age ar­eas, while op­er­a­tions will con­tinue to be run from the po­lice sta­tion. A small ground break­ing cer­e­mony will be held on Fri­day.

Col­lege schol­ars board

Mount As­pir­ing Col­lege stu­dents were awarded eight scholarships in­clud­ing one out­stand­ing for 2013. Each of the re­cip­i­ents rep­re­sented the top 3 per cent of all NCEA L3 stu­dents in each sub­ject. The re­cip­i­ents were; Magnus Whyte for Eco­nom­ics and His­tory, El­lie Green­wood for English, Ceilidh John­ston for English, Har­riet Benson for Drama, Bai­ley Masters for His­tory, Emily Moore for His­tory and Marissa Le Lec for Span­ish. Miss Le Lec was awarded New Zealand’s top scholar in Span­ish.

Sumo fundraiser nets al­most $20,000

For­mer All Blacks Andrew Hore and John Timu wres­tled for a good cause on Satur­day night to help raise funds for the Up­per Clutha Ju­nior un­der-13 Aus­tralia rugby tour. About 170 people turned out at the sumo fundrais­ing event which raised al­most $20,000 for the cause. Real es­tate agents Kelly Gooch and Dun­can Good were among oth­ers who took to the ring as well as Queen­stown Lakes District Coun­cil­lor Calum Mcleod who went down to Iron­man ath­lete Roger North.

Lug­gate crash

A 35-year-old Lug­gate man was taken to Dun­stan Hospi­tal with head in­juries in the early hours of Thurs­day morn­ing af­ter crash­ing his car on Short­cut Rd near Lug­gate. Se­nior con­sta­ble Ian Hen­der­son, of Wanaka, said emer­gency ser­vices were called to the scene at 12.40pm af­ter the man failed to take a slight left-hand bend.

Com­mu­nity House

Sarah Scott Ar­chi­tects, of Wanaka, has been cho­sen to be­gin work on the de­sign of a Com­mu­nity House for Wanaka. Ms Scott and her team are work­ing on con­cept de­signs.

Fish­ing clas­sic

About 130 en­trants took part in the Lake Hawea fam­ily fish­ing clas­sic on Satur­day. Win­ners were: Best fam­ily catch, Wigg fam­ily com­bined con­di­tion fac­tor of 84.7; Heav­i­est over­all Rain­bow, 2.8kg Blair Mcken­zie, Gore; Heav­i­est Rain­bow, 2.6kg Phil Fitzger­ald, Te­muka; Heav­i­est Brown, 1.2kg Paul Smith, Gore; Heav­i­est Sal­mon .788kg Dar­rin Rowe, Lake Hawea; Heav­i­est fish by a Fe­male, 1.5kg Mar­i­lyn Oliver, Al­bert Town; Heav­i­est fish by a Ju­nior, 1.9kg Sam Poots, Wai­mate; Heav­i­est fish by a Child, 2.2kg Jamie Fitzger­ald, Te­muka; Gus Nes­bit tro­phy: James Docherty, Cardrona.

Acro­bat to re­turn

Pop­u­lar Lithua­nian pi­lot Jur­gis Kairys will per­form at War­birds over Wanaka again this year. He plans to per­form some of the dif­fi­cult ma­noeu­vres that have helped re­tain his long-held po­si­tion at the top of the in­ter­na­tional scene. He last vis­ited War­birds Over Wanaka in 2010.

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