SHORT AND SHARP
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.
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.