May Feature

Wakatipu Community


WAKATIPU TO THE RESCUE

a community that cares

Many beautiful stories of kindness, generosity and resilience have been emerging from the extreme hardship that has hit the Wakatipu due to the Covid-19 crisis.

Some of the stories have almost moved help agency workers to tears. From personal donations as high as $10,000 to the Salvation Army and $8300 to Happiness House to local farmers donating 100 kilos of beef and venison, and also packaging up sausages for families who are struggling.

Handpicked

This Month

MUST

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Pet Page | Separation Anxiety in Pets Post Lockdown
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One of the few benefits of the COVID-19 lockdown is getting to spend more time with your pet. Once the lockdown is over, there is a risk some pets may…

Podcast of the Month | Sleepy
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Podcast of the Month with Karolin Frohnert Sleepy Otis Grey One of the things that I heard over and over again during lockdown was how badly we were all sleeping,…

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APRIL READING | TEAM PICKS
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April Reading TEAM PICKS Adults’ Read Girl, Woman, Other Bernardine Evaristo Girl, Woman, Other follows the lives and struggles of twelve very different characters. Mostly women, black and British, they…

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Podcast of the Month | Our Lockdown Picks
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Podcast of the Month with Karolin Frohnert Throughline By NPR This is currently my favourite. I’ve binge listened through heaps of episodes already and I’m pretty sure I’ll get through…

MUST

Explore

Moke Lake/Lake Dispute

Now that we’re allowed to venture slightly further afield, take a day and head out to the car park at Moke Lake. From here set off around the lake in an anti-clockwise direction. Across the small narrow bridge, you’ll first follow along the lake shore before climbing a manageable hill that brings you up to an amazing vantage point over the lake.


with Shaun Vining

Captain’s Log: Star date May 4, 2020

It’s been 45 days since I’ve been trapped in this prison with these small alien creatures. All they seem to do is eat and say, ‘I’m bored’, 16 hours a day. They bicker between themselves on whose turn it is to pick the “entertainment”. This entertainment seems to be an online portal called YouTube and consists of cats, kids hurting themselves and dads getting hit in the nether regions. They seem to thrive on this pursuit of human suffering. I’m not sure I’ll be able to take much more of this torture.

MAY

Weather

MAY AVERAGES

7°C

91.7 hours

77.5mm

16.8 days

RECORDS

Highest
Temperature

20.8°C

(1958)

Heaviest
Frost

-11.7°C

(1942)

Lowest
Temperature

-6.7°C

(1965)

Highest
Rainfall

279mm

(1958)

Highest
Sunshine

135.7 Hours

(1938)

Lowest
Rainfall

11mm

(1970)