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Last week’s ar­ti­cle on world No 1 pad­dle boarder Annabel An­der­son in­cor­rectly said she was ed­u­cated at Mt As­pir­ing Col­lege and Otago Univer­sity. She went to school at Craig­head Dioce­san in Ti­maru and St An­drews Col­lege in Christchurch be­fore go­ing to Otago Univer­sity. Sorry about that.

Search and res­cue

A 32-year-old Queen­stown man is in crit­i­cal con­di­tion in Dunedin Hos­pi­tal’s in­ten­sive care unit, after he was in­jured in a fall down a cliff near Meadow Hut on the Pisa Range early on Sun­day morn­ing. The ac­ci­dent was re­ported to 111 at 1.30am by the man’s com­pan­ion. The Otago Res­cue He­li­copter re­trieved the man but few de­tails have been pro­vided about the cir­cum­stances of the fall. St John Am­bu­lance com­mu­ni­ca­tions ad­viser Ian Hen­der­son said the man had se­ri­ous mul­ti­ple in­juries. Wanaka po­lice de­clined to re­lease the in­jured man’s name.

Tram­per’s body found

A body be­lieved to be that of miss­ing Wellington tram­per Scott (Brock) Oliver, 41, was found in the Wilkin River bed last Thurs­day, 19 days after he was re­ported miss­ing. Sergeant Aaron Nicholson said the body was re­ported by a tram­per in the Mt As­pir­ing Na­tional Park. It was re­cov­ered about 15km down­stream from where Oliver was last seen alive. Po­lice and Land Search and Res­cue vol­un­teers con­ducted an in­ten­sive search for Oliver this month. His death has been re­ferred to the coro­ner.

Cy­clist struck by truck

Se­nior Con­sta­ble Ian Hen­der­son is seek­ing more in­for­ma­tion about a truck that skit­tled a fe­male cy­clist on State High­way 8A on Satur­day af­ter­noon and did not stop to of­fer help. Hen­der­son said the Lug­gate res­i­dent was cy­cling from Tar­ras to­wards the Lug­gate Red Bridge. The truck was trav­el­ling in the same di­rec­tion. She was treated at the Wanaka Med­i­cal Cen­tre for an el­bow in­jury.

In­jured dog miss­ing

Hen­der­son is also seek­ing the own­ers of a choco­late labrador dog, re­port­edly struck by a car near the rodeo grounds at Al­bert Town at Satur­day about 11am. The mo­torist re­ported the ac­ci­dent but could not find the an­i­mal. It had run away in bushes in the Depart­ment of Con­ser­va­tion re­serve. It is be­lieved to have been wear­ing a red col­lar.

Am­bas­sador course

The 2015 Wanaka Am­bas­sador Pro­gramme starts next Wed­nes­day with lo­cal course fa­cil­i­ta­tor Jools Hall. The course is held at the Wanaka Ho­tel from 9am to noon ev­ery sec­ond Wed­nes­day, pro­vid­ing lo­cal work­ers and business op­er­a­tors with in­for­ma­tion and his­tory they can pass on to tourists. The course is sup­ported by the Queen­stown Lakes Dis­trict Coun­cil.

Naked man sought

Wanaka po­lice want help to iden­tify a naked man seen on the Mt Iron track, be­tween Al­bert Town and Puzzling World, late on Jan­uary 14.

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