SHORT AND SHARP
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