On hot water
It was all action at Lake Maraetai in Mangakino as the annual powerboat regatta was held.
Racer and regatta organiser, Noeline Steiner, said the event has been held at the South Waikato lake for more than 50 years.
Steiner was pleased with the turnout over the two day event.
‘‘It was an awesome weekend, we had a few hiccups but 50 boats attended with maybe about 1000 spectators over the weekend.’’
STIFF COMPETITION: Shaun Smith, left, Brent Frampton and Tokoroa’s Alan Steiner race it off in the annual regatta held at Whakamaru.
FAST PACED: About 1000 spectators watched the powerboat action during the weekend.