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An­zac at Hawea

The Lake Hawea Com­mu­nity As­so­ci­a­tion is host­ing an An­zac Day dawn ser­vice at the new flag­pole and mon­u­ment on the dam, fol­lowed by break­fast at the com­mu­nity cen­tre from 8am. The break­fast costs $10 for adults and is free for pri­mary school chil­dren. The town’s An­zac com­mit­tee has been work­ing on the new mon­u­ment, flag­pole and land­scap­ing. This year marks 100 years since the 1915 land­ings at Gal­lipoli dur­ing World War I. Twelve Hawea servicemen and one Hawea woman (a nurse) were killed dur­ing WWI.

Cor­rec­tion

Chi­ro­prac­tor Neki Pa­tel is a mem­ber of the New Zealand Chi­ro­prac­tic Board and an In­ter­na­tion­ally Cer­ti­fied Chi­ro­prac­tic Sports Physi­cian (ICCSP). He is not a mem­ber of the New Zealand Chi­ro­prac­tic As­so­ci­a­tion (MNZCA) as printed last week. Also, his busi­ness One on One Phys­io­ther­apy is very or­gan­ised, but they are not yet of­fer­ing Christ­mas spe­cials. We apol­o­gise for the er­rors.

Swim­mer wins gold

Wanaka swim­mer Noel Bis­son, 17, won a 100m freestyle gold medal at the re­cent na­tional di­vi­sion II cham­pi­onships. Bis­sons also won sil­ver in the 50m freestyle, 200m freestyle, 400m freestyle and 200m back­stroke, and bronze in 100m back­stroke. Three hun­dred swim­mers from 86 clubs around the coun­try are

Scotts Beach works

Con­trac­tors will be work­ing on the Lake Hawea wa­ter up­grade project at Scotts Beach for about 20 weeks from the end of March. The ini­tial work will be be­side the toi­lets and then above the walk­ing track to the far end of the re­serve. The walk­ing track and toi­lets will re­main open, but the public will be asked to keep clear of the con­struc­tion zone.

In­au­gu­ral trail bike ride

The in­au­gu­ral Wanaka Trail Ride takes place on Sun­day, April 26, dur­ing the An­zac Hol­i­day week­end. It is a fundraiser for Montes­sori Chil­dren’s House Wanaka pre-school and Wanaka Pri­mary School. It starts in a pad­dock off Jolly Rd, near Tar­ras and is be­ing held on a spe­cially de­signed course with fam­ily, in­ter­me­di­ate and ex­pert loops. It will be sign­posted from Tar­ras and the Lug­gate Red Bridge, with sign-in from 8am. More info: wanaka­trail­ride.co.nz.

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