Chalk handed to new warden
After a three-month hiatus, Wanaka has a fulltime parking warden and dog control officer.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council has appointed Ryan Holloway to the position.
Council communications manager Michele Poole said Queenstown staff had travelled to Wanaka to complete the job but Holloway’s appointment meant someone would be based fulltime in the role.
Holloway said he has lived in Wanaka for the past four and a half years and his first official day as its parking warden started on Monday.
He had been training for the job by ghosting with parking wardens in Queenstown.
Holloway would be making sure people were not parking in areas they were not meant to be in, such as disabled parks without correct authority, and making sure people were not staying in parking time zones longer than they were supposed to.
‘‘It’s just to keep traffic flowing. Most people are pretty good,’’ he said.
His job will also include dog control duties in Wanaka.
Holloway replaces Matt Hargreaves.
Mark-up: Wanaka’s newest parking warden Ryan Holloway gets some practice marking tyres with chalk.
Taylor Jennings started Wanaka Primary School on August 25.