Central Otago Mirror - - WANAKA NEWS -

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.

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