Chalk handed to new war­den

Central Otago Mirror - - NEWS - By CHE BAKER

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.

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