Smashing crockery, throwing gumboots and straining against a
horizontal bungy were among the family fun activities at the
Upper Clutha Presbyterian Parish's annual holiday gala at the
Wanaka Showgrounds on Saturday.
Although windy, wet weather meant popular Lake Hawea music
festival ''Summerlands'' struggled to live up to its name
again yesterday, organisers were ''stoked'' conditions were
an improvement on last year.
Rhythm and Alps organisers say although future festivals will
require ''tweaks'' following mixed reviews from some who
attended, they are ''ecstatic'' with the event's success at
its new site in the Cardrona Valley.
There was barely an umbrella, gumboot, tarpaulin or poncho
left for sale in Wanaka yesterday morning as panic-buying
Rhythm and Alps revellers flooded into the resort amid
several hours of heavy rainfall.