On hot wa­ter

South Waikato News - - NEWS / HE PU¯RONGORONGO -

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.

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