Muddy, cold conditions put paid to any record-breaking rides
at the Contact Epic mountain bike race around Lake Hawea on
Saturday, but a record number of entrants ensured the
continuing success of the gruelling event.
Recovering from a combination of jet lag and fatigue, Wanaka
multisport athlete Dougal Allan does not expect his
performance at today's annual Contact Epic mountain bike race
to match that of his record-breaking win last year.
Nincompoops, whackos and psychotic liars were among the
assessments made by straight-talking Pulitzer Prize winner
Seymour Hersh of several world leaders and high-ranking
government officials, during a visit to Wanaka this week.
Suggestions Queenstown Lakes District Council chief executive
Adam Feeley was being disrespectful by looking at his
cellphone while people spoke at a public forum in Wanaka last
week have been rejected by the council.
Southern Lakes Festival of Colour will be launched on the
Wanaka lakefront this morning, alongside a series of
billboard paintings which have captured the public's interest
as they took shape during the past few days.