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SHORT AND SHARP
by Tracey and
been recognised in the Cuisine
magazine Artisan Awards for its
mascarpone, date and orange ice
cream. The entry was one of 12
handmade or individually crafted
goods selected from over 100
entries and the only successful
entry from the lower South Island.
Airways New Zealand has won a
major international award for the
Southern Performance Based
Navigation (PBN) Installation
Project it developed at
Queenstown Airport. The project
uses GPS technology to maximise
the use of airspace, increasing the
number of flights per hour in poor
weather from four to 12 and
reducing delays from 2000 to
2600 minutes a month to about
400 minutes a month. It has saved
airlines nearly $1 million a year in
Big garage sale
The Arrowtown Fire Brigade is
holding a fund raising garage sale
at 9am on Saturday morning.
Goods for sale come from a
deceased estate bequeathed to
the fire brigade and include a
household worth of furniture and
Wild food winners
This venison dish by Chuck Berry s
was awarded third place at the
Wild Food Challenge in Glenorchy
at the weekend. Delicacies at the
annual event included venison,
chamois, wild honey and tadpole
fritters. Rachael Holmes-Libbis
sushi and crayfish salad. Runner-
up Glynnie Barry cooked wild pork
belly, cabbage tree slaw with
elderberry syrup. Heather Vincent
won the best effort prize for her
lavender and manuka honey, wild
walnut ice cream.
New function venue
A new function venue is being
established near Wanaka, by
Queenstown catering firm, Flying
Trestles, and marquee hire
business, Centrewood Estate, of
Waimate. They have the
landowner s approval to hold
events in marquees at Burdens
Beach, on the shores of Lake
Wanaka in the Maungawera Valley,
and are holding the first wedding
Last week we printed an out-of-
date advertisement for Gallop
South. Actually, the races in
Omakau are on Friday. Sorry about
that. See the correct ad on page
College grows again
School's roll up with 33 new families in town
By JESSICA MADDOCK
Newbies: Georgia Prince, 12, from Auckland; Holly Budd, 15, of Whangarei; and Charley Bingham, 12, of Montana in
the United States, are three of 177 new students at Mount Aspiring College this year, including the children of 33
families who have moved to the area.
Photo: JESSICA MADDOCK / FAIRFAX NZ 627673322
There are 177 new students at
Mt Aspiring College this year
and the roll is nearly 30 pupils
higher than this time last year.
The school has 715 students,
compared to 687 at the begin-
ning of 2012.
Principal Wayne Bosley said
some of the new pupils come
from 33 families who have
moved to Wanaka.
About half of them are from
Christchurch, two are from
Australia, one is from the
United States and the rest are
from throughout New Zealand.
''Whether we can keep saying it
is because of the earthquake
effect, I don't know.
''There are definitely some who
are still coming, because of the
nature of what life is still like at
Mr Bosley said this year's roll
increase is similar to the steady
growth the school was experi-
encing during the decade up to
the start of the Canterbury
earthquakes, in late 2010.
He said 2011 was a ''unique
year'' for the college -- about 135
students enrolled within a
fortnight of the February 22
aftershock, but only about a
dozen of those pupils remained
at the school.
''It was totally understandable.
We opened our doors.''
Thirty of the college's 177 new
students are from throughout
the country, are in year 13 and
living at the school's hostel.
Twelve are international
students and 10 are New
Zealanders who are boarding
Mr Bosley is hopeful the
college's growth will be recogn-
ised when school funding levels
are announced on Friday. He
said the college has been
continually developing its cam-
pus to provide for both roll
growth and learning needs.
"It is really nice to welcome
these people into our com-
munity and our school.
"We have a dynamic com-
munity. Our school has to be
dynamic and they all have a lot
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