SHORT AND SHARP
Wanaka fights back
Wanaka has proven it is still eager to win Gigatown, clawing back the leading position after being bumped to third place last week. Wanaka, which had led the competition since October, was overtaken by Timaru and Dunedin. The top five towns in the competition on September 12 will go on to compete be the first town in the southern hemisphere to access a one gigabit a second internet connection.
Show of deception
Year 12 and 13 Mt Aspiring College drama students will present a series of scenes tonight and tomorrow at 7pm exploring the treachery of deception. The show in the performance room costs $5.
New police officer
Wanaka Police have welcomed new recruit Constable Aubury Martin, 23, to the team. Martin has worked as a police officer for the past three years based in his hometown of Oamaru. Being in Wanaka lets him work in a small community-style policing unit and so far he was
enjoying it, he said.
An incident mirroring the fairy tale Goldilocks unfolded in Wanaka on Sunday morning after an unknown man was found to be asleep on the couch by unsuspecting residents. Constable Phil Vink said police were called to the scene about 7am but the offender had fled. The man had spoken with those in the house before he fled and appeared confused and possibly intoxicated. Vink said the couch-surfing without permission would be treated as unlawfully being on property without permission.
A Wanaka man, 88, received a cut on his wrist after crashing his car when he pressed the accelerator instead of the brake while parking in front of the Wanaka Post Office last week. Constable Pete Reed said the man crashed into a pillar outside the store, writing off his car, after mounting the footpath.
Anderson Rd crash
Wanaka police are investigating a crash on Anderson Rd after a truck shunted a car into a car yard, which then hit two parked cars. A police spokeswoman said the crash happened about 4.30pm on Thursday. No one was injured.