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Food for thought, page 13
For the latest weather information
including Weather Warnings, visit metservice.com
Thursday January 10
morning min 9
max 18 morning min 11
Mainly fine, chance of a shower.
Friday January 11
morning min 8
max 20 morning min 9
Fine with light winds.
Saturday January 12
morning min 10
max 21 morning min 11
Partly cloudy until evening then
Sunday January 13
morning min 10
max 21 morning min 6
A fine morning then rain.
Meteorological Service of NZ Limited 2013
Tiki at Downtown's place
By GRANT BRYANT
Fun in the sun
Shotover Sunshine Festival
When? Saturday, February 9, noon till
Where? The Coronet Peak end of Littles
Featuring: Tiki Taane, Kora, The Black
Seeds, Sola Rosa, Ladi 6, A Hori Buzz
Tickets: Online now
Blast: Tiki Taane rocks the mike. Photo: FAIRFAX NZ 624274094
You and Dj Downtown
Brown are old mates who
have constantly evolved. Is
it a pleasure to now be
playing a great festival that
is Downtown's creation?
It's such a pleasure and the
best buzz to be playing this
festival. The first festival (in
2011) was beautiful, having
family and friends come
together in the most amazing
setting to celebrate
homegrown music. I'm proud
of Downtown and the whole
Queenstown crew for what
they've achieved -- and they
throw the best parties!
You've played Queenstown
a lot over the course of your
career, is it a good feeling to
know your next gig will be
before a large festival
Yeah, for sure I love the big
crowds, but I'll always miss
Subculture (Downtown's long-
time Church St club which
closed last year) days of being
crammed underground and
not leaving till the sun comes
Not many people will know
you were here for the first
Shotover Festival as a live
sound engineer for
Shapeshifter. How would
you describe the vibe and
setup of the 2011 festival?
I had an awesome time
mixing ShapeShifter on my
favorite sound system ever --
the almighty DNB system. We
will have the same rig this
year too, so expect some epic,
You'll be playing two sets
this year, one as a solo
acoustic artist, and one as
mc for Wellington drum 'n
bass duo The Upbeats. Is
playing two such different
sets something that fulfils
your wide spectrum of
musical tastes and output?
I'm very lucky to be able to
play both sets at the one
festival, which is something
I've worked on over the years.
People are now used to the
diversity, which is awesome,
and a lot of people out there
are just like me -- and love the
acoustic as well as the beats!
What can people expect in
your acoustic set?
A good old sing-along with a
dash of danger.
And what about with The
Deep, deep bass and beats --
with me jumpin' around like a
total loopy. It'll be crazy!
Wishes gets well lost
Unstuck: Wishes Star is rescued from the well and reunited with owner Jason Medina.
Photos: JAMES ALLAN
By JOHN EDENS
A pet cat stranded down a well was
rescued in the pouring rain by
firefighters after getting stuck dur-
ing the New Year holidays.
Jason Medina, a duty manager at
Jervois Steak House, and partner
Brent Wilson's pet cat Wishes Star
had fallen down a large well off the
Glenorchy Rd about 100 metres past
the Sunshine Bay turnoff.
She went missing on the morning of
New Year's Eve and they spent days
searching for her around Sunshine
Bay and tracks off Arawata Tce.
''We had posters all over the
neighbourhood and we went outside
in the rain to see if she was injured.
At the bottom of Arawata Tce there
were a few different tracks and we'd
gone down Glenorchy Rd.
''I don't know how she got herself in
Wishes got herself stuck in the storm
drain and when Brent went looking
for he heard her cry, ran back home
and called the Fire Service.
''A good wish came true. She has
never been gone for more than an
hour. She hates the rain,'' Mr
After being rescued Wishes was
safely back at home with the pair's
The pair were over the moon that
she was rescued after losing another
cat at the same time last year.
Wishes slept and ate after the
dramatic rescue, he said.
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by girl in car
saw could have been Madeleine. ''It's brought it all
back to me,'' she said.
She contacted Wanaka police after becoming
suspicious about the ''weird'' behaviour of a
couple who had a young child with them who bore
a striking resemblance to Madeleine.
The couple told the woman they had sold up all of
their possessions and were driving around the
countryside staying at out of the way places
because they had decided to have a change.
They came into the woman's workplace to lodge a
claim after damaging a vehicle.
''It was really weird. It was just the three of them
but they were travelling in two different cars.''
In order to complete the claim, the woman had to
go out and look at the car and was surprised to see
a little girl sitting in the back seat.
''She was looking down and she didn't look up at
me... when I got one of my colleagues to go out
and have a look the man wouldn't let her
anywhere near the car.''
Quite sure the child could be Madeleine, the
woman contacted police immediately.
Until now, the Wanaka sighting has not been
reported in the media.
The woman said she has followed the case and
contacted police again two years ago when police
ruled out a Dunedin sighting.
The woman who reported the Queenstown
sighting said she immediately thought of
Madeleine when the blonde girl came into her
store with a man on New Year's Eve.
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