Fine weather in the South Atlantic Ocean is playing into the
hands of ''Team Rat'' chief helicopter pilot Peter Garden, of
Residents of the area around Wanaka Airport have an excuse
for staying in bed for an extra three hours on the morning of
Sunday, March 15.
Ian Jones (47) played 105 matches for the All Blacks in the
1990s but this weekend he will return to being a ''rookie''.
Another $500,000 has been added to the budget for the Wanaka
sports facility - pushing the cost to $13.9 million plus gst.
Aviation businesses face an uncertain wait and the prospect
of financial losses after the grounding of the helicopter
model involved in a fatal crash last week.
The hat trick, the treble, the triple crown, or perhaps the
''tri tri'' - whatever you prefer to call it - Christchurch's
Dylan McNeice now has it, after winning yesterday's Challenge
Wanaka triathlon in commanding style.
The wedding of Wanaka Challenge competitors Alyssa Coe and
Mark Smoothy went off without a hitch on the shores of Lake
Wanaka this evening.
The state of Braden Currie's legs were top of the agenda at
yesterday's traditional Challenge Wanaka press conference.
Boaties are being reminded to leave their dogs at home if
they intend visiting Lake Wanaka's islands.
After 11 hours' swimming, cycling and running on Sunday, two
Challenge Wanaka athletes will stop and get married.
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