Tag Archive for Lake Wanaka

Wanaka Autumn Art School [progress report]

As mentioned a few days ago, I’d signed up to attend the annual 5 day Autumn Art School at Mt Aspiring College this year. Sort of got into it finally after 24 years of it’s legendary existence partly due to currently being on the committee that underwrites it and organises things. Here a few images…

Minaret barge pusher boat out of Lake Wanaka for survey

Some years ago Wanaka local identity and business man Sir Tim Wallis commissioned a huge barge to be built to service his Minaret Station up the lake from the Wanaka Makarora highway [the popular tourist route and only road to Haast and the West Coast]. The barge and pusher boat were built and assembled near…

Winter Games NZ will work with IMG Media

For the first time… The 2013 Winter Games NZ are set to achieve an unprecedented level of international television and internet coverage as a result of a ground breaking marketing partnership signed this week. For the first time, Winter Games NZ will work with IMG Media, part of IMG Worldwide, the world’s leading sports, fashion…

Routines and the reality of Search and Rescue

Yesterday was seemingly just another “Sunday”. It was a “time out” day, which is kind of how I like it. And as I have an old friend Francois from Switzerland staying, and visiting after a 20 year absence, we did one of my usual walks, after days of being everywhere especially in relation to skiing…

The Wanaka Show 2012

Technically it’s called The Upper Clutha A & P Show, and was first held in Cromwell in 1895. We’ve just had the 75th Show near the beautiful shores of Lake Wanaka, which is one of the most stunning settings in the country for an A&P Show. About 20 years ago a real local [you’re only…

Chasing the Light, doing the mileage

The spring weather of late here in Wanaka has been very beautiful. Yes, unsettled but interesting and thankfully not the gales too often that underscore spring at 45 degrees south. It’s been very conducive for walking, and so too has my mindset: every evening I’ve been fortunate of late to wander many miles along Lake…

The pleasant aftermath of quite a storm

This weekend we’ve experienced the positive benefits of quite a spell of wild weather. Front after front dropped up to 2 meters of snow on the local ski areas, and probably double that back in the Southern Alps. It was a pretty unusual cycle though, as a lot of it happened accompanied by gale force…

Queen’s Birthday long weekend

So what did you do for our long NZ holiday weekend? For me every holiday break usually elicits a few memories of trips in our mountains. With the short daylight hours this time of year and accompanying biting cold some memories are quite vivid: A long ways up the Dobson Valley which runs into Lake…