Braden Cur­rie

Central Otago Mirror - - WANAKA NEWS -

Up­per Clutha An­zac ser­vice de­tails

Both Wanaka and Lake Hawea will host an An­zac Day dawn ser­vice on Satur­day from 7am. The guest speak­ers are from HMNZS Otago. The Wanaka ser­vice takes place on the lake­front near the log cabin, op­po­site Hel­wick St, while the Lake Hawea ser­vice is on the dam penin­sula. Wanaka also hosts its regular 9.30am ser­vice at the Lake Wanaka Cen­tre, fol­lowed by the 10.30am street pa­rade to the ceno­taph for wreath lay­ing. Lake Hawea hosts a com­mu­nity break­fast at the Lake Hawea Com­mu­nity Cen­tre af­ter the ser­vice, while in Wanaka, the Bul­lock Bar is putting on a morn­ing tea for vet­er­ans, ser­vice men and women, their fam­i­lies and the public. Wanaka’s Braden Cur­rie has won back-to-back Xterra triathlon events in New Zealand and Australia in just seven days, ce­ment­ing his name as a se­ri­ous ti­tle con­tender at the World Xterra Cham­pi­onships in Hawaii in Oc­to­ber. Cur­rie claimed the Xterra Asia-Pa­cific Cham­pi­onship race in Australia on Satur­day in 2hrs 23mins 36 secs. He won the New Zealand Xterra cham­pi­onship at Ro­torua a week ear­lier. He is Wanaka mum Fiona Chap­man has in­tro­duced a new fit­ness op­tion to town. Chap­man says Kan­ga­train­ing’s post-natal work­out for mums and bubs is grow­ing in pop­u­lar­ity within New Zealand and Australia. Wanaka is the first place in the South Is­land to of­fer the pro­gramme.

Chap­man trained in Mel­bourne to sit and pass three Kan­ga­train­ing In­struc­tor ex­ams. Benefits in­cluded re­duced risks of post-natal de­pres­sion, stronger bond­ing with babaies, in­creased fit­ness, im­proved strength, so­cial­is­ing and weight loss. Classes are held on Mon­days at the Com­mu­nity Church Cen­tre, 91 Tenby Street from 9.45am

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