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Adap­tive snows­ports spon­sor­ship agreed

Snow Sports NZ and Cardrona Alpine Re­sort Lim­ited have agreed on nam­ing rights for the NZ Adap­tive Ski and Snow­board Teams. The re­sort Re­sort and sports body have a long­stand­ing part­ner­ship in adap­tive snows­ports.

The NZ adap­tive team of Adam Hall, Carl Mur­phy and Corey Peters train at the re­sort.

The agree­ment ce­ments the re­la­tion­ship and runs to the end of the 2018 Par­a­lympic Win­ter Games in Pyeong Chang, South Korea.

Cardrona Alpine Re­sort gen­eral man­ager Brid­get Leg­navsky said she was de­lighted about for­mal­is­ing the re­la­tion­ship with adap­tive ath­letes.

‘‘We are de­lighted to align our brand with such an in­spir­ing group of peo­ple.’’

Te Wananga grad­u­ates

Loh, Gemma Wil­son, Tracey Bul­lock, Mae­gan Young, Sam Faulks, Alaina Brett, Steph Toko­to­hiwi, Tina Gillies, Emma All­wood.

They were among 100 stu­dents who grad­u­ated from a va­ri­ety of fully funded cour­ses of­fered in Wanaka by Te Wananga o Aotearoa/South­ern In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy (SIT).

Cour­ses in­cluded Money Man­age­ment, Small Busi­ness Man­age­ment, Busi­ness Growth, Tikanga Maori and Te Ara Reo Maori cour­ses. South­land kau­matua Jim Tako­to­hiwi wel­comed the stu­dents into the Lake Wanaka Cen­tre for the cer­e­mony.

Queen­stown Lakes Dis­trict deputy mayor Lyal Cocks ac­knowl­edged the ed­u­ca­tional op­por­tu­ni­ties and ad­van­tages of­fered by Wanaka and the ef­fort of the stu­dents.

Matariki New Year cel­e­brated by Wanaka youth

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