SHORT AND SHARP
Guardians of Lake Wanaka
Conservation Minister Nick Smith has announced the appointment of three new Guardians of Lake Wanaka and the reappointment of three other members. ‘‘The Guardians of Lake Wanaka play an important oversight role in the preservation of Lake Wanaka,’’ Smith said. Newlyappointed members John Darby, Don Robertson and Alan Cone will join reappointed members Helen Tail, Barrie Wills and Taare Bradshaw. A chairperson was yet to be appointed.
Wanaka’s TEDx creates buzz
The first ever TEDxWanaka left a capacity audience buzzing with ideas at the Rippon Hall last Saturday, along with the hope that the event, which showcases experts talking about their work in the technology, entertainment and design fields, will become an annual fixture. License holder Jo Guest said the programme, with seven guest speakers including local author, filmmaker and fly-fishing guide, Derek Grzelewski and Auckland nano-technologist Dr Michelle Dickinson, exceeded all expectations.
Ready to roll
Mount Aspiring College’s musical production Rock Apocalypse, a tongue-in-cheek send up of bad science fiction and 50’s music, opens tonight at the Lake Wanaka Centre, at 7.30pm and ends on Saturday night. Book at the college office.