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