More than 130 of the country's best kept Model A Ford cars
lined up for public inspection in Wanaka yesterday.
Most Wanaka retailers ignored the law and opened their doors
to customers yesterday, despite the risk of a fine.
A "Closed" sign on Wanaka shop Gallery Thirty Three is an
unusual sight in Wanaka today, as most retailers defy the law
and open for business on Good Friday.
Inspectors from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and
Employment might find themselves with an enforcement bonanza
if they visit Wanaka over Easter.
Budgets permitting, the Nasa balloon team will be back in
Wanaka next year.
If you are ever asked to drive an 84-year-old Model A Ford,
this might help:There is an ignition key, but to start the
motor press the button on the floor with your foot.
"Team Rat" chief helicopter pilot Peter Garden, of Wanaka, is
preparing to leave the remote South Atlantic island of South
Georgia having completed a rat-eradication job that began
nine years ago.
Twelve Upper Clutha groups dedicated to getting rid of rats,
mice, stoats, ferrets, wild cats and possums will meet
tomorrow to share their best eradication ideas.
Kill figures provided by the Matukituki Charitable Trust give
some indication of the type and number of pests threatening
native birds in the Upper Clutha.
''That's ballooning for ya'' appears to be the catchcry for
those days when Nasa is about to launch one of its
super-pressure helium balloons into the stratosphere, and
then decides not to.
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