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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.

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