SHORT AND SHARP

Central Otago Mirror - - WANAKA NEWS -

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.

Un­ex­pected vis­i­tor

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.

Close call

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.

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