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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 10
max 20 morning min 9
A few showers. Fine spells
developing. Westerly winds.
Friday January 11
morning min 8
max 22 morning min 7
Fine with not much wind.
Saturday January 12
morning min 10
max 24 morning min 10
Fine with northwesterlies
Sunday January 13
morning min 8
max 23 morning min 7
Partly cloudy until early in the
evening then rain. Little wind.
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!
by girl in car
FROM Page 1
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.
SHORT AND SHARP
South Island Saloon Car champion
Daryl Ainsley won the South Island
Saloon Car Championships in
Cromwell for the second time. The
championship, in its third year,
was one of a series that was held
during a three-day event,
attracting large crowds despite
unsettled weather. Separated by
just two points, the decider came
down to a battle between
Blenheim's Rob Flood and Daryl
Ainsley. The starting lineup had
Daryl on row four, and Rob on the
fifth. Defending champion Dave
McCallion, of Dunedin, occupied
row one. After getting past fellow
Cromwell drivers Ivan Murdoch
and Pierre Leyser, it took some
driving for Ainsley to nail Dave
McCallion then it was a two-lap
sprint to the finish.
An outbreak of chicken pox in
Wanaka late last month appears to
have settled down, health
providers say. Wanaka Medical
Centre practice manager Jan
Gillespie said while outbreaks of
chicken pox occurred every so
often'', the surgery had treated
more cases of the disease during
this outbreak compared with
others she had seen. She said
most of the people affected were
children under the age of 10. It was
impossible to estimate how many
people in the community had
contracted the disease, because
not everyone would have visited
their doctor. But the outbreak
occurred before preschools and
schools closed for the summer
holidays and the disease was
very contagious'', she said.
Builder's bum rap
A tourism advert for Franz Josef
Glacier Guides on the back of a
Queenstown bus showing an
image of a tradesman's behind has
been removed. The Advertising
Standards Authority investigated
a complaint about the advert,
which showed the man bent over
with his shirt lifted up and jeans
slung low to reveal part of his
behind. A crack separated the
image from a second image of a
couple walking through a crevasse
on the Franz Josef glacier with the
caption Unlike his crack . . . you'll
want to explore ours.'' A complaint
said the advert was offensive and
in poor taste and the owner of the
guiding business, Ngai Tahu
Tourism had it removed.
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