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A diamond and sapphire 18
carat gold ring is in a prize
pack as Hawea musician
Anna van Riel runs a final
fundraising drive ahead of
her tour of sustainable
American and Canadian
homes this month. Details at
Wanaka social media expert
Jamie Roy is running a two-
hour workshop from 3pm
tomorrow to teach business
people how to use the
LinkedIn network. For more
information visit wanaka
Wanaka s Warbirds and
Wheels collection of classic
cars and aircraft has received
a certificate of excellence
award from TripAdvisor.
Plans for up to 1600 sections
on privately owned land on
Wanaka s northern boundary
will be notified for public
submissions later this month.
Tarras irrigation plans
The company behind plans to
irrigate 6000ha, or 40 pro-
perties, at Tarras is negoti-
ating with three parties to
buy the dry shares to enable
the $39 million scheme to go
ahead. Tarras Water s
prospectus was to close last
week, but has been reissued
until June 28 in an effort to
secure dry shareholders.
Pictures of lewd drunken
staff party removed
By DEBBIE JAMIESON
This photo was
one of the more
removed from the
following a staff
where a woman
facing the camera
appeared to be
unaware that a
crotch was thrust
toward her face.
The Mirror has
chosen not to
Staff at Queenstown's popular Boiler
Room bar have removed nude photos
of a staff party featured on Facebook
after authorities became aware of
them, their boss says.
Licensee James Ace was contacted by
Lakes Environmental corporate and
regulatory manager Lee Webster, and
police spoke to the licensee about the
text and about six inappropriate
photos out of more than 90 from the
They were concerned with a Facebook
posting which introduced the party
with the words: ''Take 22 people,
highly skilled with intoxication and its
downfalls. Remove them from Queens-
town for just 1 night. Supply with
limitless Alcohol and state no rules.''
It then had a list of activities
including: ''Sprints . . . Egg fights . . .
Shooting . . . Jager Bombs . . . Vodka
Bombs . . . Nakedness . . . Vomming
. . . Rhino shagging . . . Endless
dancing. . . ''
Mr Ace advised the Facebook page
was an open site.
He allowed others to upload material
and was not aware of the references to
Mr Webster said: ''We asked him 'do
you think that's appropriate?' He
answered 'no'. He advised he was
going to remove them immediately.''
Though the text and photos might be
quite funny for some people they were
not appropriate for a licensee, Mr
Mr Ace told the Mirror he was
''slightly unaware of the implications
that a private social function for staff
that work 360 days a year, the only
days they have off are for a staff party
and Christmas, that it wasn't allow-
able to be seen to be enjoying alcohol.
''It was all under a very controlled
environment. There was nothing
illegal, no harm done,'' he said.
In the future, the staff hijinks would
not be posted on a business Facebook
''Working with alcohol we need to
keep our noses clean,'' he said.
What: Spoken word
workshop and performance
by Ken Arkind and Carrie
Where: Colab Creative
Space, 10 Helwick St,
When: June 15, workshop at
4pm, at 6.30pm.
Cost: Workshop $30
(students $20), performance
$10 (students $5). Bookings:
Poetic: Internationally acclaimed spoken word performers Ken Arkind and
Carrie Rudzinski, pictured, will present a workshop in Wanaka on Saturday.
Arkind is champion of the National Poetry Slam, an American, Canadian and
French performance poetry competition. Rudzinski consistently ranks highly
in National Poetry Slam competitions and at the Women of the World Slam.
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