Just over two years ago on 30th September 2015, Wanaka showcased amazing International fashion designer Trelise Cooper 'Theatre of Fashion' shows as a fundraiser for our local Upper Clutha Hospice Trust.
Wonder Room Wanaka finally opened its doors to Wanaka locals on the 12th April 2011 and what a delight to behold all the goodies inside. "Only buy things you really love. Never leave empty handed. Wonder Room is the place to go for special finds..."
Have a look at the Wonder Room website (http://wonderroom.co.nz) for some glimpses into the treasures to find there....
'You. Me. Dancing!' was a live music event Wanaka which took place on Saturday 12th March 2011. This free community event ran from between 12pm to 2.30am and took place at Wanaka HQ (now Waterbar) followed by Mint bar after 9pm. It brought in a wide range of both visitors and locals to enjoy great music and fantastic company whilst having a good dance!
Music was broadcast live on Wanaka Beats 107.3, as well as over the internet through www.shoutcast.com.
'You. Me. Dancing!' was an idea that Wanaka Beats performers 'Pennylicks' and 'Civilian Sol' came up with, based around the concept of showcasing local musical talent live on the radio in a public place. With the success of the event, 'You. Me. Dancing!' looks to become a regular slot on the Wanaka calendar.
Electric Black (Mt Aspiring) DJ Cupboard
7.6 (Hawea) DJ Dolecheque
Elliot Steven DJ Mox
Robbie & Mikey Pennylicks
Mathias the piano man Civilian Sol
Ali & Roserio Anika & Danny
Fi & Martine
Wanaka Wastebusters hosted a fabulous carnival in November to celebrate their 10 Year anniversary- and what a day it was! Visiting Minister Nick Smith, a puppet show, aerial performers, DJs & our local Ukulele Orchestra were just some of the delights on offer. The sun was indeed shining and all visitors were beaming.
View more images of the celebrations here.
Our annual community festival Wanakafest took place between the 22nd & 24th October 2010 and I landed the position of official Festival Photographer. What an amazing festival, filled with fantastic events, marvellous people and blessed with simply gorgeous weather.
Take a look here for a more detailed visual journey of the weekend.