October 24, 2019

Lake Hawea Volunteer Fire Brigade Fundraiser Quiz

Event Date: November 15, 2019

Quiz and auction night to raise funds for a new van. They have outgrown their old van and need to upgrade to carry more equipment and personnel.

Teams of 6, $$5 per person.
Prizes, raffles, auction, cash bar and supper available. Lots of laughs and feel good guaranteed!
Friday 15th November 7pm at Hawea Community Centre

November 13, 2019

Community Seed Library

Event Date: November 16, 2019

Wānaka Library is developing a community seed library.

If you have vegetable or flower seeds you no longer need or would like to share we would love to add them to the collection.
For more information pop in to the library or call 03 4430410.

November 8, 2019

Wanaka Watersports Facility Open Day

Event Date: November 17, 2019

All are welcome to the Open day of the new Watersports facility on Sunday 17th from 10am till 1pm. Members of the trust, management committee and representatives from the various user groups such as Tri Wanaka, Wanaka Rowing Club and Wanaka Swim Club will be on hand to provide information and answer any questions.

The $2 million facility has been funded by contributions from central lakes Trust, Otago Community Trust, Sargood Bequest, Lion Foundation, Lotteries and others as well as private trusts and individuals.

It is a community project with charitable status and the facility will provide a lake shore base for non-motorised watersports activities and is available to all residents and visitors to Wanaka for recreational use. The facility includes changing, shower and toilet facilities along with a gym. Externally there are two toilets and a shower.

Fore more information or to register you interest to be a user email

Sunday 17th November 10am till 1pm

November 6, 2019

Sport Central/Upper Clutha Sports Community Trust

Event Date: November 18, 2019

Oxidation Ponds Wanaka

Stage three of the District Plan proposes the zoning of the old Oxidation Ponds, section 32, 100 Ballantyne Rd to Active Sport and Recreation. This could be one of most significant actions for Sport and Recreation in the Upper Clutha region. The ability for sporting groups to not only accommodate current needs but future proof for the ever-expanding population.

Sport Central and the Upper Clutha Sports Community Trust are encouraging sporting codes to make a submission to Council by 18 November supporting the zoning of the Oxidation ponds, section 32, 100 Ballantyne Rd as Active Sport and Recreation.

October 25, 2019

Leadership in Sport

Event Date: November 20, 2019

The success of sport and recreation in New Zealand depends on great leadership and better collaboration within the sporting sector. Puna – the Sport and Recreation Leadership Framework – offers a range of resources including workbooks that provide ideas and inspiration, reflective questions, and practical ideas and suggestions to help develop leadership capability. These sessions will be working through the framework with attendees, as a group.

Wednesday 20 November, 4 & 11 December  7.00-9.00pm at Wanaka Recreation Centre.

All sessions are free.

Please register three days prior with Tiny Carruthers at Sport Central

For more information, visit:

October 30, 2019

Te Kura O Take Kārara connection sessions for new students and families

Event Date: November 21, 2019

Te Kura O Take Kārara (the new school at Three Parks) is due to open for Term 1 2020.

During term 4 we are holding three Connection sessions for our new students and families that will be joining us in 2020.

Come along and connect with our teaching team and other new students and their families.

21st November – Connect Session at Wanaka Recreation Centre 5:30-6:30pm

October 24, 2019

Hawea Youth Group – Battle of the Bands

Event Date: November 22, 2019

Fundraiser for an epic new skate ramp. Sponsored by Cheapskates Wanaka.

Local bands are invited to play a 7 minute set with categories for junior, ages 11-15 and senior ages 16-18. There will be cash prizes and also some sweet spot prizes for the crowd including a deck!
Tickets are available on the door for $5. Band spots are limited so get you entries in! For more information contact Sarah 021 0595639 or

Friday November 22nd 8pm at Hawea Flat Hall.

October 29, 2019

Gallaway Cook Allan Sports Speaker Series – “The Tipping Point – Finding Balance”

Event Date: November 26, 2019

Following on from the highly successful first speaker series held in September the second Gallaway Cook Allan Sports Speaker Series Presented by the Upper Clutha Sports Community Trust  is based on the feedback we received from the audience of our first event.  The second series topic is : “The Tipping Point – Finding Balance” .

Val Burke (Exercise Physiologist & Endurance Coach), Ashley Light (High Performance Director & Sports Psychologist), and Kate Callaghan (Holistic Nutritionist & Personal Trainer) will discuss how to find balance is all aspects of your sport; training, nutritional and mental skills.

Whether you are a recreational sports person, the parent of an athlete, a coach or a high performance athlete yourself, our speakers will share valuable knowledge that can be applied across both your sporting life and your everyday life.

Tuesday 26 November, 2019 – 7 till 9pm at  Lake Wanaka Centre – Armstrong Room
Tickets: $10 Adults, $5 Children/Students available online from Eventfinda
Get your tickets early!  Speaker Series #1 SOLD OUT  2 DAYS BEFORE


October 24, 2019

Wanaka Toastmasters

Event Date: November 28, 2019

Wanaka Toastmasters provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills.  Everyone is welcome.

They meet the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at 7:15 pm in the St Johns rooms on Link Way.

Call Jamie on 021 33 1245 for further information or email

October 25, 2019

Community Networks

Event Date: November 28, 2019

WHEELS TO DUNSTAN is a community “door to door” shuttle service available Monday to Friday to Dunstan Hospital or Alexandra specialist appointments, also linking with the St John Health Shuttle to Dunedin Hospital.  For bookings, please call Community Networks on 443 7799.

JP SERVICES are available at Community Networks every Tuesday from 1pm-2pm and Friday from 10:30-11:30am.  Please book your appointment by ringing Community Networks on 03 443 7799.

October 30, 2019

I Believe I Can Fly – Give A Little

Event Date: November 30, 2019

After 21 years of non-stop growth at Hawea Flat School, Principal Sue heath is ready to hand over the baton but, not before one final push to try and shore up the funding for the much-needed school hall extension. Plans to upgrade the Grandview Hall have been ongoing for many years, as the school roll continues to grow. Fundraising has been ongoing for many years including the Homefront house build in 2010 and the successful summer fetes.

With retirement beckoning, Sue wants to give it one final push! And with a Skydive kindly donated by SkyDive Wanaka, Sue felt this could be her opportunity to help raise some more funds.  Sue is adamant that she won’t jump for anything less than $10,000 so please donate to the cause at their Give A Little page.

On too many occasions to count, Sue has encouraged our children to be “brave” and move outside their “comfort zones”. Once again, Sue is going to show us how it’s done!

A video of Sue jumping will be available to watch on the big screen at Sue’s leaving party on the 6th of December at Hawea Flat School. More details of this event will follow.

Details on how to donate can be found via . Please give generously.

November 10, 2019

Central Otago Regional Choir

Event Date: November 30, 2019

The Central Otago Regional Choir will present Mozart’s Coronation Mass at St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Tenby St, on Saturday, November 30 at 7.30pm.

Special guests organist Kemp English and virtuoso violinist Yuka Eguchi will also perform a variety of works.

Door sales $25, school students free.

November 12, 2019

Junior Sports Development Programme

Event Date: December 1, 2019

Do you want to get that little bit extra to take your sporting career to the next level?  If so, then this is the programme for you! Applications are now being accepted for the 2020 UC Junior Sports Development Programme.

Open to Yrs 9-11 students of all sporting backgrounds and abilities, this free programme allows you to learn about nutrition, strengthening your mind set, recovery exercises and more.  The programme will run during Terms 1 & 2 and include a fun, overnight camp.

Brought to you by the Upper Clutha Sports Community Trust.

All enquiries to Diana Schikker at or see Ms McCone, Ms Wilson or Mr Crosbie at MAC.