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Watch out: Boaties using Central Otago waterways are urged to help stop the spread
of this weed, lagarosiphon, considered a major threat.
Weed a massive hazard
for region’s waterways
By CHE BAKER
Stop the spread
Check – remove all visible threads or
clumps of weed and algae from gear
Clean – soak or scrub all items of
equipment for at least one minute
with a five per cent measure of
biodegradable dishwashing solution
or one tablespoon of detergent per
Dry – after cleaning equipment, or if
cleaning is not practical, dry to touch
then leave for a further 48 hours
before entering another waterway.
Boaties using Central Otago lakes
and rivers are urged to stop the
spread of the weed lagarosiphon, a
major threat ‘‘choking’’ the region’s
Lakes Dunstan, Wanaka, Roxburgh
and the Clutha river are the worst
affected areas carrying the weed and
it is particularly important boaties
stop its spread.
Otago Regional Council regional
services director Jeff Donaldson said
lagarosiphon, which originated from
South Africa, ‘‘choked waterways’’
and could spread by a single drop of
It was a surface plant that grew from
the bottom of a lake or river and
could reached heights of eight
metres, he said.
The weed made it hard for people to
ski on the water and fish.
‘‘We are asking boaties moving
between waterways to ‘Check, Clean,
Dry’ all equipment that has come
into contact with river or lake water
particularly boots and anchor
wells,’’ Mr Donaldson said.
Following the simple procedure
would help slow the spread of all
freshwater pests throughout South
Didymo was another troublemaking
algae which can cause problems in
waterways at this time of the year,
including forming massive blooms
in streams, rivers, and lakes.
As with lagarosiphon, the best way
to contain didymo is to ‘Check,
Clean, and Dry’, Mr Donaldson said.
At the cutting edge
Homesewn talent struts its catwalk stuff
Functional form: A hint of winter coming from Kingston designer Jane Sutherland at
iD Fashion Week.
Pattern: Rene shirt
Tuesday from the
collection to show
at iD Fashion Week.
By SUE FEA
What: Dunedin’s iD Fashion
When: March 15 and 16
Where: Dunedin historic railway
Kingston designer Jane
Sutherland and Alex-
andra newcomers Jon
Thom and Chris Brun,
of Moodie Tuesday, will
take to the runway at
the prestigious iD
Fashion Week in Dune-
din early next year.
Fifteen New Zealand
labels have been selec-
ted to show their winter
collections at iD 2013,
alongside two guest
designers yet to be
revealed, a selection of
local fashion graduates,
Sam Ralph, and the
winners from the
It’ll be Sutherland’s
fourth year featuring
her collections at iD,
which attracts media
from all over Austral-
The Dunedin railway
station venue with its 110-metre
catwalk was a fabulous venue
and Sutherland would be
showcasing six outfits from her
winter 2013 collection.
A vibrant purple ziggy stardust
jacket, ‘‘something David Bowie
would not have looked out of
place wearing on the spider
from mars tour’’, will be leading
the way blended with a diverse
palette of blues, a little handcraf-
ted chain and metalwork and,
‘‘of course a hint of black’’.
‘‘It’s always a lot of work,
especially with fittings and bits
and pieces when you are not
directly based in Dunedin but
it’s such a nice feeling to see it
all come together on the catwalk
and to show beside other labels
that I admire.’’
For Alexandra artist Thom and
his business partners Chris
Brun and Josh Jeffery - all old
school mates - iD is an exciting
opportunity for the new, youth-
ful streetwear styles of Moodie
Thom, 22 and now based in
Dunedin, said 2012 had probably
been the hardest year of his life,
but it had been well worth the
‘‘Money’s been tight. It was an
easier life being a student, but
things are starting to take off
now,’’ Thom said.
He is busy getting a New Year
release ready and will aim to
present the predominantly men-
swear label as unisex at iD.
His artwork is the focal point of
Moodie Tuesday’s designs: ‘‘I
photograph it and digitally print
it onto printing fabric... it’s
sort of grungy. Fans can expect
to see use of charcoal, smudging
and high contrast.
‘‘It’s pretty awesome and an
honour to have in our first year
a label out and get into iD.’’
favourites, including Nom*D,
Mild-Red, Carlson, Company of
Strangers and Tamsin Cooper,
are returning to the iD runway
with cutting-edge fashion.
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