SHORT AND SHARP
for weigh-in by 3pm on Sunday at the hotel. Contact Tony Higgins for an entry form.
OSH investigation ongoing
AWorksafe New Zealand investigation into a bouncy castle accident at the Pisa Moorings Restaurant on January 23 remains ongoing.
The incident involved 8-year-old George Crotty suffering a serious head injury after the inflatable item he was climbing on was lifted into the air after a gust of wind and he fell about 5 metres onto concrete.
Recently two young boys in the United States were seriously injured in a similar incident after a bouncy castle they were playing in flew metres into the air and tossed them to the concrete below. Three young children were playing in the the inflatable ‘‘bounce house’’ when a gust flung it into the air. The boys, aged 5 and 6, dropped out of the structure from a height of about five metres and another occupant, a 10-year-old girl, escaped with minor scrapes.
History of Treble Cone book
Treble Cone is set to release a book featuring the 47-year history and the people associated with the ski area. The history, which has taken eight years to produce, was written by local author Matt Conway and published by Gilbert van Reenen.
It will be released at a special event to coincide with the opening of the ski area this winter.
Festival gets sponsors
The Southern Lakes Festival of Colour has announced that Aurora Energy will again be the gold sponsor for next year’s six-day celebration of the arts after renewing its agreement from 2013.
With grant funding also in place from Central Lakes Trust, Otago Community Trust, Creative New Zealand and Queenstown Lakes District Council, plus support for the recently launched local business sponsorship packages, festival organisers confirm that plans are well under way for the event.