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Tyler Spurell, 22, of Aus­tralia is the sixth and fi­nal rider to make up Team Cromwell - the Tour of South­land’s first town team. Team man­ager Anthea Tall an­nounced the full team pub­licly on Mon­day with the sign­ing of the 22-year-old Aus­tralian. ‘‘We are happy to present our 6th rider for Team Cromwell. Tyler . . . has been rac­ing in the Aus­tralian Na­tional Road Se­ries for two and a half years. He re­cently claimed a Stage vic­tory in The Tour of the Mur­ray River fol­low­ing a solo break­away.’’ He joins two UK-based rid­ers, Tom Ste­wart, 24, and Matt Holmes, 20, Cromwell’s Gavin Ma­son, for­mer South­lander Matt Mar­shall and Mark Spes­sot, 47, of Dunedin, for Team Cromwell – the Tour of South­land’s first town team.

The Voice star visit

Aus­tralian songstress Delta Goodrem made a fleet­ing visit to Queen­stown last week and per­formed for 80 peo­ple at a wool in­dus­try event on Oc­to­ber 15. Goodrem tweeted a photo of her­self and a gui­tarist at Jack’s Point, near Queen­stown, to the so­cial web­site Twit­ter be­fore per­form­ing at an event. The photo ap­peared with the cap­tion "Two favourite things mu­sic & na­ture as one". Goodrem, a judge on the Aus­tralian ver­sion of re­al­ity singing tele­vi­sion show The Voice, has more than 452,000 fol­low­ers on Twit­ter. She per­formed at the Jack’s Point Club­house for the World Wool Record Chal­lenge Cup and flew out of the re­sort Thurs­day morn­ing. The event was also at­tended by Ital­ian lux­ury cloth­ing bil­lion­aire Pier Luigi Loro Piana. Loro Piana was vis­it­ing New Zealand with 22 del­e­gates from across the globe on a merino wool tour.

Zero tol­er­ance

The coun­cil is warn­ing driv­ers it’s zero tol­er­ance for any­one not en­ti­tled to park in a mo­bil­ity space around the Wakatipu.

Queen­stown Lakes Dis­trict Coun­cil say 388 in­fringe­ment no­tices were is­sued to peo­ple park­ing in dis­abil­ity spa­ces with­out en­ti­tle­ment in the 2012/13 fi­nan­cial year. The cur­rent year’s fig­ures were un­avail­able. Each no­tice pings the driver $150, which equates to to­tal fines of $58,000. The Mir­ror asked the coun­cil for a break down of paid and un­paid fines but this was avail­able.

A spokes­woman said a re­port might be pos­si­ble in the fu­ture when the coun­cil switches to a new IT sys­tem.

Anec­do­tally, Ar­row­town is one spot where peo­ple with­out en­ti­tle­ment of­ten park in mo­bil­ity spa­ces. Coun­cil reg­u­la­tory man­ager Lee Web­ster said Ar­row­town was ac­tively mon­i­tored by vol­un­teers.

‘‘Gen­er­ally peo­ple need to en­sure they do not park il­le­gally in a dis­abil­ity park as we have zero tol­er­ance.’’

Free dog con­trol classes

The Queen­stown Lakes Dis­trict Coun­cil will host free classes in un­der­stand­ing and chang­ing dog be­hav­iour. Ca­nine be­haviourists Gary Wulf and Mary Chaf­fery would team up to run the ses­sions, which will be limited to 15 dogs and own­ers.

Cour­ses will be held at the Wanaka Show­ground Novem­ber 1, Lake Hayes Pavil­ion Novem­ber 9, Kingston Li­brary Re­serve Novem­ber 15 and Peter Farmer Park in Hawea on Novem­ber 22. Par­tic­i­pat­ing dogs must be regis­tered, mi­crochipped, be wear­ing a col­lar and own­ers must bring a leash and poo bags with them.

To reg­is­ter email ser­vices@qldc.govt.nz with ‘‘dog course’’ in the sub­ject line or phone 441 0499 and ask for the dog con­trol team.

Bus stop work be­gins

Work on a $150,000 project to build two bus stops and safety cross­ing near the Copthorne Lake View Ho­tel on Frank­ton Rd in Queen­stown started on Mon­day. New Zealand Trans­port Agency Cen­tral Otago high­way net­work man­ager John Jarvis said the work will be car­ried out to min­imise dis­rup­tions for road users but mi­nor de­lays could be ex­pected. The bus stops should be ready by the end of the year.

The project was a joint ini­tia­tive with the agency, Copthorne Ho­tel, Queen­stown Lakes Dis­trict Coun­cil, NZSki and Con­nectabus.

Women in Ge­net­ics

Next Wed­nes­day night five of New Zealand’s lead­ing ge­netic sci­en­tists will share their ground-break­ing re­search at Queen­stown’s first ever ‘‘Dis­cussta­tion’’ event. Ge­net­ics Otago, in as­so­ci­a­tion with Cat­a­lyst Trust, is of­fer­ing wine, wis­dom and canapes at its free ‘‘Women in Ge­net­ics – from Ge­nomics to Ze­brafish’’ pre­sen­ta­tion at Sasso Restau­rant, from 5.30 till 7.30pm. Cat­a­lyst Trust chair Cath Gil­mour said re­search cov­ered would range from ex­plo­ration for the can­cer con­quer­ing genome and what hon­ey­bees can tell us about our health, to epilepsy’s ge­netic links and the long-term ef­fects of health dur­ing preg­nancy on our chil­dren. Seats are limited and must be booked through sophia.mckay@otago.ac.nz

Sec­ond con­sul­ta­tion

The Queen­stown Lakes Dis­trict Coun­cil will launch a sec­ond round of con­sul­ta­tion on the Draft Eco­nomic Strat­egy after most of the 24 sub­mis­sions it re­ceived were ex­pected to be fo­cus­ing on the idea to merge the dis­trict’s tourism bod­ies. Sub­mis­sions on the Draft Eco­nomic Strat­egy closed on Fri­day but the coun­cil wanted to en­cour­age stake­hold­ers and the pub­lic to con­sider the wider is­sues that the strat­egy raises. Deputy Mayor Lyal Cocks said that most of the feed­back to date sug­gested that sub­mit­ters were fo­cus­ing on the pro­posal to re­view the dis­trict’s tourism bod­ies. ‘‘That was just one of 15 sug­ges­tions, but it ap­pears to have be­come a con­tentious is­sue for many peo­ple, and dis­tracted at­ten­tion from the other parts of the strat­egy. It may be bet­ter to park the pro­mo­tion body is­sue and en­cour­age those or­gan­i­sa­tions to fo­cus on the wider, strate­gic eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties for our dis­trict,’’ he said.

Plane crash ex­er­cise

Over 60 emer­gency ser­vice vol­un­teers will take part in a mock plan crash in Queen­stown next month to prac­tice search and res­cue, first aid and emer­gency wel­fare. Another 40 vol­un­teers were needed to act as ca­su­al­ties and by­standers as part of the ex­er­cise on Novem­ber 8 and 9. Any­one who was will­ing to take part

Sup­per raises $40,000

Ron­ald McDon­ald House South Is­land raised $40,000 at a Sup­per Club event held in Queen­stown on Wed­nes­day night.

The funds will be used to support fam­i­lies while their chil­dren were re­ceiv­ing med­i­cal treat­ment. The mys­tery din­ing event in­volved sell­ing an evening out which was do­nated by lo­cal restau­rants and chefs.

Van­dals sought

Po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing se­ri­ous van­dal­ism in the pub­lic toi­lets in Lake Hayes Es­tate. Se­nior con­sta­ble Chris Black­ford, of Queen­stown, said res­i­dents called po­lice on Mon­day after dis­cov­er­ing stones thrown down toi­lets, block­ing the sys­tem, and fires set in cu­bi­cles. ‘‘It ap­pears it’s hap­pened over the school hol­i­day pe­riod. Po­lice will be in­creas­ing pa­trols in that area.’’

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