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'Keep Cosy This Winter'
SHORT AND SHARP
The team at Wairaurahiri Jets are
celebrating after receiving a
Qualmark Enviro Award Gold for a
predator control operation they
have been running alongside the
jet-boating operation. Qualmark
New Zealand general manager Tim
Keeling said Wairaurahiri Jet was
recognised as a true leader in the
field of responsible tourism.
Alongside the investment in pest
eradication, the business
demonstrated a real commitment
to environmental sustainability, he
The Te Anau and Manapouri
communities are set to square off
in a fundraising challenge in
September. The Te Anau Rowing
Club, Scouting Te Anau, the
Manapouri Hall and the Key
Playcentre will benefit from the
funds raised in a night of fun,
competition and entertainment.
Both towns have chosen their
teams to battle it out at the Real
Journeys Event Centre on
September 13. Tickets are $30,
from The Sandfly Cafe and
Manapouri Lakeview Motor Inn.
With Mary Witsey.
Southland squash makes its mark
Juniors excel at South Island tournament
What: Southland juniors with
NZ squash rankings
They are: Jacob Budd, No 7 in
the under 11 boys
Anna O'Connor No 8 in the
under 13 girls, Mitchell
Kempton No 10 in the under 15
boys, Emily Flett No 5 in the
under 17 girls.
Follow through: Emily Flett at the Squash City
courts, is one of Southland's hottest prospects,
being ranked No 5 in the under 17 girls
rankings. Photo: JOHN HAWKINS 628230902
Southland junior squash
players were in the spotlight at a
recent South Island age-group
Tournament in Oamaru.
The tournament involved
juniors from throughout New
Zealand, with the 22 Southland
competitors achieving some top
Squash Southland adminis-
trator Marj Baker said many of
the successful youngsters were
members of the Southland
development and high perform-
ance squads. ''The work is really
paying off now.''
Since 2011, Squash Southland
has co-ordinated a five-year
coach force programme in the
province, allowing junior
players access to top quality
As part of the programme,
funded by the Community Trust
of Southland and the
Invercargill Licensing Trust,
development coaches work with
players in Invercargill, Winton
and Gore on a weekly basis.
''Every year our success grows.
We're doing so well -- it's very
exciting for us.''
New Zealand rankings had now
been achieved by several of the
players, which she said was
''quite a major feat in New
A strong performance in
Oamaru came from Anna
O'Connor, who won the under
11 title in 2012, and followed that
success winning the under 13
title this year.
Emily Flett won the under-17
title and was runner up in the
under-19 grade, while Katie
Fairweather was second in the
under-17 and third in the under-
19 age group. ''Emily Flett, is
also in the New Zealand
Development Squad and is one
of the Squash New Zealand
Junior Ambassador's for 2013.''
And with the talent that was
coming through, Baker said she
felt confident about the future of
the sport and the potential of the
province's junior players on the
Oreti takes baking honours
Hottest house baker
Year 0/2 Cupcakes: Winners: Waiau House; runner-
up: Takitimu House
Year 3/4: Winners: Oreti (Kaylee Martin and Talia
Hall); runner-up: Aparima (Owen Ellis and Bella
Winners: Oreti (Georgia Goodman and Geena
Anderson); runner-up: Aparima (Lani Simpson and
Year 7/8: Winners: Oreti (Sheree Winders and Kyla
Gilbert); runner-up: Takitimu (Millie-Mae Wallace
and Karlee Cruickshank)
Hot cooks: Aproned up and ready to go -- the winners of
Winton Primary School's Hottest House Baker take a
bow after securing the top places during several weeks
of intense cooking competition in the kitchen.
The heat was on in the kitchen at Winton Primary
School when students donned their aprons and
manned their ovens for the finals of the school's
Hottest House Baker competition.
Over four weeks of competition, the students
tackled everything from cupcakes to biscuits with
the final challenge being creating the perfect cake.
A fantastic array of flavours and a fabulous range
of decorating techniques were on show with
Winton New World donating the basic
Students gave it their all with some stunning
creations coming out of the oven, leaving judges
Jeannie Peebles from Country Manor Catering,
Doug Davis from New World Bakery and teacher
Vicki Collett, with a difficult job on their hands.
But after lots of tasting and testing the pleased and
proud winning bakers were selected, principal
Steve Wadsworth said.
''Oreti House won all three age groups and were
named hottest house bakers for 2013.''
The competition had been a huge success bringing
out enthusiasm and creativity in the students, he
''It's been a unique challenge and one that the
students have thoroughly enjoyed.''
In a range of creative and sporting events on offer
at the school this year, as part of its annual house
challenge, a spelling competition was likely to be
the next event on the cards.
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