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19 December 2012



THE YARD! THE ONE STOP SHOP FOR LANDSCAPING design and supplies. Bark, compost, top soil, aggregates, firewood, mulch. Delivery or loan trailer available. The Yard, 14 Reece Crescent, Wanaka 03 443 5069.

WANTED TO RENT - SMALL COSY COTTAGE or studio, preferably furnished, in a quiet and private location, town or country. Initially for January 2013, but possibly longer. Phone 443 1942 or 443 8149.

WANAKA WOOD HAS KWILA DECKING, PLYWOOD on special for December/January. Call 0272 186 397. Best prices in town!!

FRANCESCA'S ITALIAN KITCHEN - WOOD FIRED PIZZAS, PASTAS, sharing plates, Italian and local wines, Peroni on tap. Allpress Coffee. Opening this week in the new building on Ardmore Street.

LAKEFRONT BAR SEEKS PART TIME/FULL TIME bar staff for busy Christmas and New Year period. Must be able to work from 26th December - previous bar experience essential. Please forward CV's to ian.thomas23@yahoo.co.uk

STUCK FOR A GREAT XMAS GIFT IDEA? Why not surprise that special person with a gift voucher for a 1941 Vintage Tiger Moth flight over Lake Wanaka. www.classicflights.co.nz or 443 4043.

FOR SALE: STABICRAFT - ALLOY HULL, 4.75 METRES. Central console, 40hp Mercury outboard. Depth sounder. Road trailer with WOF and rego. $10,000. Ph 443 1432.

MINT BAR NEW YEAR'S MUSIC FESTIVAL LINEUP is out!! Check out our facebook page for event info and, locals get in early! 27th December - 6th January.

EMMA FOR BEAUTY WOULD LIKE TO WISH YOU a wonderful holiday season! I would like to thank my loyal clients for their support this year and look forward to seeing you 2013. I will be away from Sunday 23rd December - Friday 4th January. Merry Christmas!

CAN DO ATTITUDE? LOOKING FOR A PART TIME HOUSEKEEPER for the summer. Fit and hard worker. Previous experience in accommodation or hospitality but not essential. Must be planing to live in Wanaka for 3 months or more. fivestar2012@hotmail.co.nz

FULL DENTURE SERVICE - NEW DENTURES, repairs, relines, partial denture. Gerald Byrne Clinical. Den.Techn. Experienced and affordable. Phone 443 9433 or 0276 348 793.

THE NEW WANAKA SPEIGHTS ALE HOUSE IS LOOKING FOR TALENTED Chef de Partie's and Commi Chefs who are looking to further their experience. If you would like to join our dynamic team and work in a brand new kitchen send your CV to grant@skinalive.co.nz

WETSUIT - BLUE SEVENTY HELIX - WXS - Never been worn - only tried on twice (too small). $380. Phone 0273 048 574.

WANAKA FARMERS MARKET - SHOP FOR ALL your Xmas treats, and be in to win. Thursday 4pm Pembroke. Raffle drawn at 6pm.

BAGLEYS NEW POTATOES, dug daily. Now available at Selectrix. For Christmas orders ph 443 4123.

COME LISTEN TO THE VOICE OF AN ANGEL at the end of the world party. Anna Van Riel will be at Federal Diner on Friday 21st, 6pm untill 8pm. Happy hour beer $5, wine $6 and great value light meals.

BASECAMP WANAKA CLIMBING CENTRE WITH CLIP 'N CLIMB. Holiday hours 24th Dec 10am to 4pm. 25th Dec closed. 26th Dec10am to 8pm. 31st Dec 10am to 6pm. 1st Jan 12 noon to 8pm. Every other day 10am to 8pm. Happy holidays everyone.

WANTED FAMILY TO RENT OUR 4 BEDROOM, one and a half bathroom home. 1st February 2013 to July 2013. Fully furnished. Established, quiet area near Edgewater and lake. $400 per week. Phone Maree 443 6235 or 0210 331 232.

LIVE MUSIC LIVE MUSIC - NEW YEAR'S EVE Nomad , C:SHE, Looney tunes, Witchdoctor and Quests at Venue Opium 9pm. On the 31st December $10.

RECHARGE YOUR PRE CHRISTMAS BATTERIES with dinner at Sailz Lake Hawea. Evening mains from $20. Share a platter and a wine on the deck. Sit back, relax and let us do the work. Ph 443 1696 to reserve a table. Courtesy coach ready and willing, and will run to Wanaka and surrounds for 4 or more diners.

SASANOKI LOVES WANAKA!!

ART PRINTS OF WANAKA AND CENTRAL OTAGO BY GILBERT VAN REENEN make scrumptious gifts and mementos. Available on wide range of media - Conveniently posted overseas. See them at: Picture Lounge, Artisans Gallery, Christofer Robyn Quilts, www.cleangreen.co.nz/central ph 443 7951.

PET CARE SERVICES WANAKA - LOVING CARE for your dog at my home while you're away. Also ideal for visitors who can't have their dogs in holiday rental accommodation. Dog walking available. Cat minding - we come to you. Ph 0212 011 121.

GAS FIRE/HEATER FOR SALE: FREE STANDING RINNAI GAS HEATER complete with long flue. Still in place for inspection. Make an offer and take it away. Phone 0274 743 529.

BACKWARDS CLOCKS, HOLOGRAPHIC RULERS, PUZZLES and other oddities only found here - the shop at Puzzling World has the "wow" gift this Xmas.

SETTEE FOR SALE - ROLLED ARM, 1750 wide x 900 deep, in excellent condition $175. Coffee table, rimu 1200 x 600 $75. Call 0210 502 535.

GOLF CLUBS, MENS, FOR SALE: Three woods and Irons 7 to SW. $150 ono. Phone 443 5484.

FOR SALE - RHINO'S FIREWOOD LTD, EST. 2004. Great business for a hard worker. Realistic asking price, incl 6m3 tip truck and log splitter. Contact Chris McCarthy ph 443 7282, cell 0273 490 393.

LAKE HAWEA COMMUNITY CENTRE - FUNDRAISING CALENDARS - beautiful pictures, local scenes. $15 each. Phone Linda 03 443 6744.

TROUT BAR AND RESTAURANT ARE LOOKING FOR some experienced floor/bar staff to join us for summer. Please come in for a chat and drop your CV off or email troutbar@vodafone.co.nz

HOUSE CLEANERS REQUIRED FOR BUSY NEW YEAR PERIOD. Casual work for January. Full training will be given. Great summer holiday job. Phone 443 0045.

SITUATION VACANT FOR DEEP TISSUE THERAPIST. Full training given for a part time to full time position, for a new concept in Wanaka opening soon. Must have background in health or fitness. Email CV to info@themusclejoint.co.nz

FRANCESCA'S ITALIAN KITCHEN. OPENING THIS WEEK in the new building on Ardmore St. Peroni on tap. Allpress Coffee. No mains over $25.

WANAKA FARMERS MARKET - WINE, BREAD, CHEESE, PRESERVES, veges, salmon, lamb, chocolate, eggs, honey. It's all there. Thursday 4pm Pembroke Park.

SPIDERS, FLIES, MOSQUITOES, INSECTS, all professionally treated by Wilson's Pest Control - One year, no quibble warranty (two years control). Safe and clean. Do it once, do it well. Wilsons - phone 03 443 6652.

BOXING DAY SALE ENDS THIS SATURDAY at the Bike Lounge. Open every day 9am - 5pm and finishing on Saturday. Don't miss out on some of our great deals! 12 Frederick St. Ph 428 4270.

WATER QUALITY A PROBLEM? Pure Water Central Ltd can help you with all your water filtration requirements. Water filters, water tests, ultraviolet systems, water coolers and more. Free phone Mark 0800 945 372 or 0275 021 234.

FRESH SUMMER COTTONS FOR YOU and for littlies. Christofer Robyn Quilts have a great range of cotton fabrics. Check them out at 641 Ballantyne Road (airport end). Tel: 443 1810.

STAFF WANTED! BUSY LAKEFRONT BAR and restaurant are looking for kitchen, front of house and bar staff. Drop your CV into Wanaka Ale House or Lounge Bar or email us on wanakaalehouse@vodafone.co.nz

WELCOME HOME AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS Katie King! Hope you achieve all you set out to do. Love, your family.

CLEANER WANTED FOR 2-3 HOURS PER NIGHT (start after 5) Monday - Friday at Riverside Educare, Albert Town. Start 3 Jan 2013. Please ring 03 443 4073.

COLOURSTEEL FENCING. Same both sides. Timber fencing as at Paradiso's new site. Post and rail, wrought iron gates and fences. Handy Solutions. Phone 443 4078 or 0272 080 175.

SCOOTERS (2) 50CC, IS AS, WHERE IS. $600 the lot. Phone 03 443 8442.

HOW ABOUT GIVING THE GIFT OF WELL BEING this Christmas? Pilates is the smart way to exercise, increasing your suppleness and strength. At Core Strength Pilates we have gift vouchers available for all your loved ones who are difficult to buy for. Our studio classes are small group classes with individual attention from our expert instructors. Or try our mat classes for general strength and flexibility. Call 443 1711 to find out what the best Pilates class type will be for you. Special deal for December receives $20 off the initial one hour one on one and five studio class price.

WANAKA FARMERS MARKET HAMPER. Find out if you're the lucky winner! Thursday 4pm Pembroke Park. Raffle drawn at 6pm.

ACCOMMODATION OPPOSITE MERCY HOSPITAL DUNEDIN. One Bedroom studio, spacious with kitchen facilities. $79 per night. Freephone 0800 788 346.

GRAY AT ACTIVE MASSAGE WANAKA wants to wish each of you a kind and happy holiday.

THE LUGGATE HOTEL – GREAT GARDEN BAR, great food, great locals!

FOR SALE TWO MORGAN LAZYBOY CHAIRS. Fawn $40 each or ono. Ph 443 7938.

CAN'T COOK CHRISTMAS PUDDING? DON'T STRESS, Black Peak Gelato will be open after lunch on Christmas Day!

FOR RENT: ENSUITE ROOM IN LAKE FRONT HOUSE. Relaxed environment, close to town. Short or long term. Single or two people. Ph 0274 442 222.

AROUND THE NEW YEAR PERIOD YELLO! WILL HAVE BUSES AND TAXIS from the Dungarvon Street bus park. If you are unable to get through on the phone, please go there. Yello! 0800 443 5555.

BULLOCK BAR LIVE MUSIC - We have Jenn Shelton 28th, The Heartley's 29th, Maggie Ruddenklau 30th, Stone Cold Bush 1st of Jan and on the 2nd we have Maggie Ruddenklau,.

TABLE TENNIS TABLE, EXCELLENT CONDITION - splits in two and tilts for ease of storage, includes 4 bats, net and balls. $350. Phone 03 443 8442 or 0275 421 256.

BMX BIKES, KIDS' BIKES, BALANCE BIKES from GT, Mongoose, Bauer, BYK, Runna and Jd bug. Only at Thunderbikes, 16 Helwick St, ph 443 2558.

ON BEHALF OF REMEDIAL MASSAGE BY SONIA, I just want to say a big thank you to all my customers who have brought me so much joy and prosperity this year. I look forward to treating you all next year. For those of you who are not customers yet, remember "pain is a fact of life, suffering is optional." Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

RACERS EDGE COUPON CUTOUT NOW operating. We have fantastic in store offers to make Xmas just that little bit easier. Ph 03 443 7882.

CHALLENGE RACE DAY MAINTENANCE COURSE at Racers Edge. Thursdays 6pm – 3rd and 10th January 2013. How to change a flat; how to use CO2 cartridges; minor gear adjustments. $10. Max 20 people, bookings a must. Ph 03 443 8855.

NEED CHILDCARE DURING THE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS? 23 year old local female available to look after your children while you work during the day, or babysit in the evening. Experienced, with own transport. Contact Laura on 0221 691 512 or laura-wanaka@hotmail.com for more info.

NEW RYB AT CHOP SHOP We have just had a new drop from Rock Your Baby kids' apparel. Fresh wears for the prematurely hip. Ages 0-7. Amazing lil Dresses, tees, shorts and onesies. Shop 3, Pembroke Mall.

FOR SALE: GLASS VANITY $100, Fisher & Paykel double oven $500 ono. Both these approx 5 years old. Large wooden book shelf $150. Smaller book shelf $75. Large picture, suit dining room $40. Phone 0212 629 084.

DO YOU SEW? LOOKING FOR EXTRA MONEY? I have 12 pillow cases I would like sewn. Ph 443 9011.

WHITEBAIT PATTIES, VENISON SAUSAGES, pikelets, pavlova, a warm ham sandwich and lots more... Whatever tickles your fancy at the Holiday Gala food stalls Sat 5th Jan.

HOLIDAY RENTAL - 2 BEDROOM, FULLY FURNISHED, spacious, sunny, private unit. Available 22nd Dec, $125 p/n minimum 3 nights. Long term renters considered. Phone 021 0211 6230.

CHERYN SMITH FROM WANAKA BOWEN CENTRE wishes to thank all her Bowen clients and friends. Have a wonderful Christmas and many blessings for 2013.

COMMERCIAL BUILDING FOR LEASE. 2 bays at 70.8 sqm each in new industrial area. Can be leased as one lot, individual bays, storage etc. Phone 443 1175 or 0274 443 639.

KIDS PLAYGROUND - ENJOY A FAMOUS LONE STAR MEAL, have a wine and relax in our fabulous garden area while the kids play in the playground. Ph 443 6901.

MEET YOU FOR LUNCH AT THE SHOWGROUNDS Sat 5th Jan. Love from The Candy Floss Fairy xx

BASE BACKPACKERS PART TIME RECEPTIONIST/travel representative wanted for our busy summer season, Immediate start, please forward your CV to wanakagm@stayatbase.com or drop into Base Backpackers, level 1, 73 Brownston Street to complete an application.

OUTDOOR CHAIRS X 6, GREAT OUTDOORS LOUNGERS, footrests, canopies- old school with new matching period canvas. Great condition. Banana loungers x 4, folding and adjustable, good order. Lightweight folding chairs x 4, well used. Hedditch St. 10am Sunday 23rd. Phone 0274 914 029.

GREEN TOAD SUMMER HIRE & GIFT STORE, electric mountain bikes $40 per day, mountain bikes (hardtails) $25 per day. Lakefront, behind Boa Boa and Dough Bin. Phone 03 443 4315.

LOOKING TO RENT A BOAT FOR FAMILY COMING TO STAY in Lake Hawea from 23rd Dec - 2nd Jan. We will be doing some fishing and also some water sports with children. We have an experienced driver and are very responsible. Please call Kellie 03 443 2566 or 021 0251 4497.

SASANOKI'S HISASHI THANKS WANAKA FOR YOUR SUPPORT in his bid to keep Salisbury School open for his daughter, Renon. Fantastic outcome for us. Merry Christmas!

DON'T GET CAUGHT OUT THIS SUMMER. Get your boat ready for the lake now and book in your annual service. We pick up and deliver. Easy! Wanaka Marine ph 443 9062 or email admin@wanakamarine.co.nz

WANTING TO RENT - MATURE RELIABLE LOCAL COUPLE, living and working in Wanaka, seek unfurnished three bedroom house for a long term rental from 7 January 2013. Would also consider a house sitting option. Please phone 0272 229 436.

POST OFFICE LANE IS LOOKING FOR BAR STAFF for both casual and permanent positions. Immediate start. Please phone 021 537 669.

SOIL, GRAVEL, HYDROSEEDING, earthworks, shredding. Diesel & Dust Ltd do it all. Call Sambo for all your holiday material earthworks or landscape needs. Ph 0276 099 391.

CAMPERS - WANT A BREAK FROM THE CAMP COOKER? Come and enjoy our comfort food. Heaps of parking space for campervans. Lone Star. 50 Cardrona Valley Road.

IS YOUR BODY READY FOR A SUMMER OF FUN? Unresolved accident injuries, persistent aches and pains, inflexibility, acute and chronic conditions, dizziness, hip complaints, chronic muscle tension. Resolve with specialist muscle, nerve & joint care treatments. Deep tissue, joint alignment, neuromuscular. Get the treatment you deserve for a truly relaxing & comfortable summer! Deeper analysis for premium results. Dr John Gibson Chiropractic Physician (ACC provider) can help you - call 443 6460.

EUROGLASS - FRAMELESS GLASS SHOWERS design and installation service. Contact Adrian 0274 417 333. Showroom 12 Frederick St or phone 443 1719.

IT'S OUR 1ST BIRTHDAY AT FITZPATRICKS IRISH PUB this Saturday. So come and celebrate with live music, presents, food and drinks. Good times for sure.

GREAT CHRISTMAS SHOPPING AT THE CRAFT MARKET this Sunday. Paintings, calendars, jewellery, soap and much more. Pembroke Park from 10am.

YES, RIKA WISHES HER DEAR CUSTOMERS Merry Christmas. Yes, I work Monday 24th December and am available during holidays. Ph 0273 169 463. Your Hair Fairy.

CREATE YOUR GIFT THIS CHRISTMAS AT KODAK - that special photo or image (on PC/Iphone/camera card) printed and in a frame, on a block, or mounted on to canvas - there is nothing more unique or special. Yes - Photo&Digital in Wanaka 7 days.

ALBERT TOWN TAVERN - ACE OF SPADES JACKPOT is up to $300. Your number gets drawn, you get to pick a card. Pokies!! Courtesy coach ph 443 4545.

GREAT OUTDOORS GEO 4 TENT - One large room, plus spacious awning. Excellent condition, easy to erect. $180 ono 0210 2220 863 or 443 1953.

LAKE HAWEA HOTEL XMAS PARTY SHOUT - Pig on the spit, salad bar, face-painting for the kids, Santa and lolly scramble. 5pm Saturday 22nd December from 5pm onwards.

FEDERAL DINER WILL BE CLOSED CHRISTMAS DAY, BOXING DAY and New Year's Day. Open as normal all other days over the holidays. Come in and try one of our famous cheese or date scones with a delicious coffee, or something tempting from our menu.

PART TIME CHEF REQUIRED FOR BUSY SEASON at Federal Diner. Must have previous kitchen experience and enjoy working in a busy environment. Come and see us at the diner, 47 Helwick Street or call 443 5152.

2004 NISSAN X-TRAIL FOR SALE. Must sell by Christmas! Search www.trademe.co.nz listing 542547587 or call 021 0256 8768.

FUN FUN FUN - SEE YOU AT THE SHOWGROUNDS Sat 5th January at 11am. Something for everyone at the Holiday Gala and free entry.

TRAMPOLINE FOR SALE $150, king size mattress $80. Junior golf clubs $90, high performance roller blades $70, and Kinroad trail bike (full size) $1300 ono. Ph 443 7694.

GARAGE SALE WEDNESDAY 19TH, 2 to 8pm, Thursday 20th 9am - 5pm. Toys, clothes, books etc. Xmas stocking fillers, kitchen stuff. 107 Mount Iron Drive.

CARPET FOR SALE - HOUSE LOT OF MEDIUM BLUSYNTHETIC in good condition. Still in place for inspection. Make an offer and take it away. Phone 0274 743 529.

THE LANDING IS OPEN FOR LUNCH Thursday-Sunday and everyday from 26th December – 6th January. Menu from $14.50.

LONE STAR - SCALLOPS, WHITEBAIT, man salad, strawberry stack - a few of the specials we'll be offering this summer. 50 Cardrona Valley Road, 443 6901.

20% OFF ALL CAMP CHAIRS, camping accessories and hunting accessories at Wanaka Marine and Sport.

BRA, UNDERGARMENTS, PROSTHESIS FITTINGS - 2 styles, 174 sizes. Your home or mine. Experienced fitter, Ministry of Health Provider. Appointments phone 443 9425. 

TO RENT - PRIVATE SUNNY WARM 3 BEDROOM home. Close to schools, Allenby Park. No garage. Sorry no pets. Woodburner, doubled glazed. $350 per week. Enquiries 0274 346 027.

SUPERFAST INTERNET - VDSL2-HIGHSPEED BROADBAND - Buy 10 Hours 6GB $20. Use cafe computers, wi-fi hotspot or console gaming lounge. Upstairs 3 Helwick Street.

FLAIR HAIR NEWS - NOOPEN SATURDAY. Free Wifi in Salon. Xmas Gift Vouchers and TIGI Gift Packs. Phone 443 7727.

BULLOCK BAR BOTTLE STORE - PLENTY OF PARKING, and plenty of well priced spirits and beers. Open 9am till late. Lion Brown cans 18pk only $19.99.

CAR GROOMING GIFT VOUCHERS AVAILABLE FOR ALL LEVELS of car grooming from Wanacleancar. A very practical Christmas gift! Phone Richard on 021 0294 2908 or 443 5772 (message).

YOGA/MEDITATION - HAWEA FLAT HALL, THURSDAYS 6:30-8pm, $10. Bring 2 pillows/towels for meditation. Come stretch, then relax. Robyn 0276 448 005.

BOOKING KEEPING SERVICE - DONT GET BEHIND over summer. Call Barbara who has 20 years experience in GST, paye, invoicing, wages and admin etc. Great rates, friendly confidential service. Ph 443 2004 or 0211 605 648.

PETS ARE MEMBERS OF THE FAMILY TOO! Bring them down to the Holiday Gala Sat 5th Jan. Prizes for the best dressed!

FRIDAY NIGHT AT MCGREGORS ON REECE. We've got Robbie playing again. Come along and escape the busy town.

SHOES - SALE TABLE FROM $40. Luggage and bags in store at Shoes Unlimited, 80b Ardmore St, now open Sundays 10 - 3pm.

ASPIRING VETS CHRISTMAS HOURS - We are open every day except Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day and 2nd January. A Vet is on call 24hrs - ph 443 7262. 

CHRISTMAS FLOWERS AT AFFORDABLE PRICES, available now at Caltex. Reds, whites, Regale & Longliflorum Christmas Lilies. Now at Caltex.

INTERNET CAFE - SUPERFAST VDSL2 HIGHSPEED BROADBAND. Easy access computers with USB and Camera Card support plus office services. Upstairs 3 Helwick Street.

NEW YEAR'S EVE - JOIN US TO WELCOME IN the New Year with live music and a dazzling fireworks display. 8:30pm onwards, Wanaka lakefront. Visit www.summerdaze.co.nz

MCGREGORS ON FREDERICK WILL BE CLOSED from 4pm Friday 21st Dec and will re-open Monday Jan 7th 2013. Thanks for all your support over the past year and have a Merry Xmas and great New Year!

FOR SALE LARGE 740MM WIDE FRIDGE FREEZER, Hoshizaki ice machine, dining table plus 4 chairs and 4 high back modern dining chairs. Phone 0274 432 222.

WAKEBOARDS FOR SALE - I have a few for sale including bindings. Priced from $50-$350. Excellent condition. Every boat should have one!

EPIRB SPECIALS – Free First Aid Kit/Survival Kit with each ResQLink Epirb at Wanaka Marine and Sport.

SCUBA & SKIN-DIVING LESSONS FOR CHILDREN 7+ years at Wanaka Pool! Term starts Wed 6/02/2013 7-8pm. Fantastic confidence booster/pre-training for PADI Jnr Open Water Course. Ph 443 4954 – scuba.steve@xtra.co.nz – www.scubasteve.co.nz/kidsprograms.htm

PRESBYTERIAN CHRISTMAS DAY SERVICE 9.30AM LAKE WANAKA CENTRE. Because our Church is under construction, we're going to take over the LWC! Children bring your best presents!

RIPPON VINEYARD'S CELLAR DOOR will be closed on Christmas Day but open every other day, 11am-5pm for wine sales, tasting and cheese plates.

FRIDGE FREEZER FOR SALE - TIDY, WORKING ORDER, 63w x 167h x 65d. Suit rental property $200 ono. Call 443 5334.

MASSAGE AT WANAKA HEALTH, providing pain recovery management for all repetitive strain, sport training injury or long term ailments. A tailored massage to your specific needs. Your body is our priority. Gift vouchers available for Xmas. $67.50 for 3 x half hour massage visits at Wanaka Health value $150. Discount 55% save $82.50. Phone 443 7055. The team at Wanaka Health wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. They offer chiropractic, physiotherapy, acupuncture and massage therapy services. As an integrative clinic, you can be sure that you'll receive the very best combination of treatments to ensure the fastest possible recovery. Life, Growth, Movement.

FLAIR HAIR TEAM WOULD LIKE TO THANK all our valued clients for your continued support. Have a safe and Happy Christmas.

YELLO! WILL BE OPERATING ON CHRISTMAS DAY from 11am to midnight. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. yello! 0800 443 5555.

BUCHAN'S MOBILE BUTCHER covering the entire Upper Clutha area. On property kill, hung and refrigerated on site. Also, cut down and packaged. Prompt service. All enquiries to Grant on 0211 023 602. Owned and operated from Luggate.

SUNGLASSES FROM $8.99 AT CALTEX, all this summer. Various styles available including driving, polarised, fashion, etc. Caltex Wanaka.

LARGE DOG CAGE NEEDED TO RENT. Daughter and German Shepherd dog staying for Christmas. Please ring Susie 443 6638.

SUNDAY SESSIONS AT CREEK THIS SUNDAY - the Nomad featuring select "A" Trigger. It all kicks off at 3pm till 8pm happy hour 5.30 - 6.30. $4 real pints, $5 house wines, $5 Guinness. Come and chill on the deck. Fun for everyone!! Kid friendly zone! See you there!!

WANACLEANCAR CAR GROOMING WILL BE UNAVAILABLE from 18th December to 3rd January so get the Christmas groom done early or we shall see you in the New Year. Merry Christmas Wanaka! For bookings phone 021 0294 2908 (Richard) or 443 5772 (message).

GETTING MARRIED? NEED A PERSONALIZED WEDDING DANCE? Call Rachel Erichsen, dance teacher and  choreographer. Dance out loud Productions www.danceoutloud. Info Ph 021 915 573.

WANAKA GREENWASTE OPENING TIMES - 10am - 3pm week days. 10am - 4pm weekends. We will take your flax and cabbage tree leaves. It must be separated. No broom or gorse. Closed Dec 24th, 25th 26th, Jan 1st. Happy Xmas.

YEAR NEW - DETOX TIPS AND TOOLS FOR ABUNDANT ENERGY, perfect weight, improved digestion, glowing skin, emotional balance and mental clarity at Nirvana Retreat www.nirvanaretreat.co.nz or phone Kim 443 2252.

WANTED FULL TIME PERMANENT SOU CHEF, immediate start. Must have a sense of humor, be able to handle stress, and work as part of the team. Phone Ari on 443 4545.

GALLERY33: CURRENT EXHIBITION (7 – 27 DECEMBER): IN COLOUR: Featuring artists; Richard Adams, Dave Gibbons, Lukeke, Louise McRae and Ian Scott. Please see our website for details: www.gallery33.co.nz, T: 03 443 4330. 

CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE 7pm St Ninian's Hawea Flat. Get there early for a costume or dress yourself as an angel or shepherd. Come join this traditional Hawea Community event! 

SUMMIT BAR - UPSTAIRS AT THE LONE STAR. Outside decks with mountain views. 50 Cardrona Valley Road.

FOR SALE: WOOLREST SLEEPER. Double 135cm x 190cm. As new. $240 ono. Phone 021 881 384.

PLASTIC TREES WITH HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT and clip on/off leaves in a variety of seasonal colours? Nah, it will never catch on but you can have your real trees "adjusted" by Tree Tamers Wanaka's owner-operated professional arborists. call Milo 0272 751 268. www.treetamers.co.nz

TIMBER CREEK EQUESTRIAN CENTRE is looking for an experienced person to help out over summer with trek guiding and pony rides. Please call Carol 0272 109 098.

PEMBROKE PUTT HAS GIFT CARDS AVAILABLE ON SITE at 67 Brownston, St - perfect for the Christmas stocking. Also ask us about our concession cards, the more you play the less you pay!

COMPLETE KITCHEN FOR SALE: (We are remodelling), in good order. Includes newish dishwasher, gas cooktop and large pantry. This will be dismantled and available mid January. Phone 443 1196 or 0210 460 785.

NEED A MARQUEE/TENT? 5MX8M MARQUEE, great for functions and BBQ's. 2 day period $120, $150 incl setup and take down. Ph 0272 646 257.

CHRISTMAS SHOUT AT POST OFFICE LANE UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT with tap beers available at all outlets. Complimentary drinks, free food with live music from Cody Tucker and DJ's Nomad and Crince this Friday 21st Dec from 5pm till 2:30am.

KODAK VOUCHERS AVAILABLE $10, $20 and $50. Great to give as a small gift. Use against anything in store at 14 Helwick Street, Wanaka ph 443 6241.

RECYCLE YOUR OLD TV TO PROTECT OUR BEAUTIFUL LAND and precious water from toxic chemicals. $25 covers safe recycling costs. Wanaka Wastebusters e-Cycle depot, Ballantyne Rd. 8am-5.30pm, seven days.

THE LITTLE SHOP BOXING DAY SALE - Stunning $30 - $50 dresses and much more, massive clothing sale - You deserve the clothes, we need some space! Huge range of sizes! Boxing day at The Little Shop (Beside Kai). Ph 443 5609.

WISHING ALL MY CLIENTS A WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS with family and friends. A happy and safe New Year! From Hair Thou Art Workshop and Mobile.

BOOKS – PUZZLES, CONUNDRUMS, MATHS, Illusion Art...with over 150 titles, the shop at Puzzling World has all ages and tastes covered.

SENIOR HAIRDRESSER REQUIRED - WE HAVE AN OPENING for a senior hair stylist. Apply in person at Alice Hair, 123 Ardmore St or call 021 425 423.

EMERSONS PILSNER ON TAP at Pembroke Wines and Spirits. Enjoy a pint in our bar or fill up a rigger to take home.

HANDYMAN AND CARPENTRY SERVICE. Phone 0211 788 589 or 443 2001.

ARE YOU LONELY, ISOLATED, STRUGGLING TO COPE with what to do about it? No matter what your age or problem, Women's Support trained volunteers can listen, support, help and advise. Free confidential 24/7 service. Phone 443 1448. 

HOLIDAY RENTAL - BRAND NEW BEDSIT PLUS ENSUITE AVAILABLE from Boxing Day till Feb 2013. Peninsula Bay - just a couple of kms from town centre, close to the lake, mountain bike and walking tracks. 3 night minimum, $140 per night. Ph 021 487 420 or email deb@sub20.com

SUMMERDAZE GRAND KITE DISPLAY Saturday 12 January at Pembroke Park from midday. Bring your own kite and join in the fun. Visit www.summerdaze.co.nz

GOLDVIEW POTATOES - JERSEY BENNE, DESIREE AND HEATHER. Dug daily. Taking orders for Christmas, 42 Kennels Lane (look for the sign). Ph 443 7211 or 0273 241 121.

$500 FREE FUEL WITH EVERY CAR SOLD from now until New Year's Eve. Wanaka Cars, 21 Cliff Wilson Street, next to Alpine Auto Centre. Phone David 443 4914 or 0210 309 038. 2010 Colorado 4x4 D/C $31,990, 2009 Subaru Legacy S/W $26,990, 2004 Subaru Outback $16,990, 2003 Toyota Corolla S/W $10,990, 2003 Mini Cooper

$16,990,1997 Toyota Prado $19,990, or 1997 Nissan Terrano $9,990.

GRAZING WANTED - HAWEA FLAT near Newcastle Road. Pref 1 horse, have electric fencing and trough. Tidy responsible local. Ph 021 920 502.

JIM'S GARDEN WILL HAVE SPRAY FREE NEW POTATOES for Xmas - Digging from 17th December. Look for sign on Anderson Rd.

WHILE-YOU-WAIT LPG FILLS available from 6am until 11pm every day at Caltex Wanaka.

WANAKA ORGANICS WOULD LIKE TO THANK EVERYONE who supported our Enviro school fundraiser last month. The money raised will allow our kids to put the story back into their food!

MORE RELIABLE THAN MARY POPPINS... from babies to tweenies. Call Charlie 0211 780 486.

SWEDISH NATIONALS AND/OR OTAGO RUGBY SUPPORTERS. A unique garden rocker in your special colours is awaiting a new home. Pop into Metalworks 54 Ballantyne Rd. www.metalworkswanaka.co.nz for unique gifts in metal.

TV IS GOING DIGITAL. Are you prepared? Contact Custom Digital to discuss options. Peter Cartlidge 443 5138, Ryan Jones 021 382 141 or www.customdigital.co.nz

IS YOUR GARDEN BEYOND MERE TIDYING?In need of major renovations? Call Tree Tamers for a new look: Wanaka's Professional Arborists 0272 751 268 or www.treetamers.co.nz

WHY DOES MESSENGER ADVERTISING WORK? Because your target market is searching for your ad - make it work for you. Online, by email or even over the counter. It is easy to place your advert - 11 Brownston St, Wanaka. Phone 443 7804 or www.mymessenger.co.nz. By email to messenger@printit.co.nz

RUBY ISLAND "THE JEWEL IN LAKE WANAKA" $15  - local history booklet available from Wanaka Paper Plus, DOC Centre and Library,

20% OF ALL RIDGELINE CLOTHING at Wanaka Marine and Sport. Pre Xmas only.

LANDSCAPE PLANS FOR NEW BUILDS, resource consent or garden makeovers. Practical, professional. 20+ years experience. Competitive rates. Dave Spedding (Dip Hort) 021 707 481 or 443 2721.

GOT YOUR HIGH5 FOR CHALLENGE WANAKA? Best priced High5, GU, Horleys, Hammer and Leppin in town at the Bike Lounge. Stock up pre Christmas at 12 Frederick St. Ph 428 4270.

CRAFT MARKET THIS SUNDAY, FROM 10AM. Market Corner Pembroke Park. Handmade New Zealand arts and crafts direct from the artists.

ACCOMMODATION IN TWO BED HOUSE, ALL BILLS INCLUDED, in exchange for reception duties at small motel. We need one other person to share with existing female. Ph 0275 993 007.

THE LUGGATE HOTEL – COLD DRINKS, GREAT FOOD. Sunny garden bar – Where else would you want to be this summer?

WAXING SPECIAL – 20% OFF FOR DECEMBER at Nirvana Retreat www.nirvanaretreat.co.nz or phone Kim 443 2252.

FOR RENT - THIS PARTLY FURNISHED WOODEN COTTAGE -  two bedroom, ideal for anyone who needs to work in town. Heat-pump and includes all white-ware. Off street parking. Phone 443 0045 www.accommodationwanaka.com

SUSHI CLASS COME BACK! Sushi and the variation of Inari and Temari, with lecture "How to cook rice perfectly". 4th January 11am-1:30pm. Welcome everyone who missed the class before. Class voucher (valid for 6 months) available, great for Christmas gift! More info:japanese.cuisine.wanaka@gmail.com http://www.japanesecuisinewanaka.blogspot.co.nz or 443 2198.

STUCK FOR A GREAT XMAS GIFT IDEA? Why not surprise that special person with a gift voucher for a 1941 Vintage Tiger Moth flight over Lake Wanaka. www.classicflights.co.nz or 443 4043.

EMERSONS PILSNER ON TAP at Pembroke Wines and Spirits. Enjoy a pint in our bar or fill up a rigger to take home.

KIDS BIKE FOR CHRISTMAS? Suit boy or girl 8-12 years. 4inch radius. Alloy tubing, 21 speed, near new, hardly used. Yummy orange! $180 ono. Ph 443 1706 or 0272 070 157.

MADE IN WANAKA! GREAT GIFTS AND SOUVENIRS made right here, available from Artisans Co-operative Studio, 56 Ardmore Street.

A 25 METRE MARQUEE BRIMMING WITH STALLS at the Showgrounds Sat 5th Jan. The Holiday Gala is the place to browse and buy.

MOBILE PHONES ONLY $49.95 AT CALTEX. Includes SIM card. Samsung and Vodafone available. Available at Caltex Wanaka.

NEW GME PLAY AND PROTECT CASE for your MP3 or iphone - $59.90 at Wanaka Marine and Sport.

3 BEDROOM HOME FOR RENT. Situated on a spectacular river block only 8 kms from Wanaka. Available from 16th Jan. Phone 0278 438 901.

DON'T FORGET YOUR RABBIT, GUINEA PIG, mouse or rat at Christmas. Salad drops, chew stones, fruity bites, critter cones and chilly chews. Aspiring Vets 443 7262.

WANAKA FARMERS MARKET - SHOP FOR ALL your Xmas treats, and be in to win. Thursday 4pm Pembroke. Raffle drawn at 6pm.

SAINT NICHOLAS IS THE PATRON SAINT OF sailors, merchants, children, students and even "thieves" throughout various Balkan and Eastern European countries.

LARGE DOUBLE GLAZED WINDOW FOR SALE: SECOND HAND, 2.4m long 1.420m high, double glazed, 2 open sashes 480x1390, rimu reveal, tinted glass, bluey/grey aluminium frame. $500. Call 443 6454.

WHY DOES MESSENGER ADVERTISING WORK? Because your target market is searching for your ad - make it work for you. Online, by email or even over the counter. It is easy to place your advert - 11 Brownston St, Wanaka. Phone 443 7804 or www.mymessenger.co.nz. By email to messenger@printit.co.nz

MINT BAR NEW YEAR'S MUSIC FESTIVAL LINEUP is out!! Check out our facebook page for event info and, locals get in early! 27th December - 6th January.

WHISKY CHOCOLATE MUDCAKE FROM CAKES OF WANAKA. Limited numbers at Thursday Farmers Market or pick up on 24th. 1/2 is $25, full is $50. Phone 443 4955, or email info@cakesofwanaka.co.nz. Check out the picture on FB.

LANDSCAPE PLANS FOR NEW BUILDS, resource consent or garden makeovers. Practical, professional. 20+ years experience. Competitive rates. Dave Spedding (Dip Hort) 021 707 481 or 443 2721.

PRIVATE SALE: 3 BEDROOM 2 BATHROOM HOME WITH GARAGE, landscaped organic 1253m2 section with tunnel house. Fully insulated warm and sunny, with views of Hawea hills and 2 mins walk from lake. Quiet cul-de-sac, great neighbours! Photos on trademe #APB479 asking $395k. No agents please. Ph 03 443 6454.

KITCHEN APPLIANCES FOR SALE - Wall oven, (white electronic), ceramic cook top, dishwasher, (F&P twin drawer), tilt-a-hood air extractor, sink (double stainless steel with waste disposal) formica 'U' bench top. Still in place for testing and viewing. Make an offer for any or all items. Phone 0274 743 529.

CREATE YOUR GIFT THIS CHRISTMAS AT KODAK - that special photo or image (on PC/Iphone/camera card) printed and in a frame, on a block ,or mounted on to canvas - there is nothing more unique or special. Yes - Photo&Digital in Wanaka 7 days.

FOR YOUR LAST MINUTE CHRISTMAS SHOPPING, try the shop at the National Transport and Toy Museum near the airport.

KITE-MAKING WORKSHOP Kids, design and create your own kite with guidance from professionals. 10am, 12.30pm or 3pm Friday 11 January, Lake Wanaka Centre, bookings recommended. Visit www.summerdaze.co.nz

RIPPON VINEYARD'S CELLAR DOOR will be closed on Christmas Day but open every other day, 11am-5pm for wine sales, tasting and cheese plates.

WWW.WANAKAACUPUNCTURE.CO.NZ - to see how acupuncture and Chinese medicine can help you or call 443 8131.

KITCHEN BENCH TOPS, NATURAL STONE TILES. Call Pietro at Italian Stone, the local stone specialist. Phone 0210 271 7917.

WANTED TO RENT - SMALL COSY COTTAGE or studio, preferably furnished, in a quiet and private location, town or country. Initially for January 2013, but possibly longer. Phone 443 1942 or 443 8149.

THE LUGGATE HOTEL – LOCALS NIGHT!! THURSDAY 20TH. Free BBQ, lots of fun! Come down and have a great night with other locals!

FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT - RESTAURANT / CINEMA / CLIMBING WALL - Basecamp Entertainment Centre has it all. 50 Cardrona Valley Road. 

WANAKA TAXIS - Locally owned and operated. Call 443 7623 or 0272 720 190.

CHOP SHOP - CLOTHING BOUTIQUE & ESPRESSO BAR. Come chill on the couch with a coffee and listen to some fine beats. Shop 3, Pembroke Mall. Ph 443 8297.

LAKEFRONT BAR SEEKS PART TIME/FULL TIME bar staff for busy Christmas and New Year period. Must be able to work from 26th December - previous bar experience essential. Please forward CV's to ian.thomas23@yahoo.co.uk

FOLLOWING FACES, TILTED GLASSES, puzzles and other oddities only found here - the shop at Puzzling World has the "wow" gift this Xmas.

AVAILABLE SOON, LARGE WORKSHOP/STORAGE AREA for lease. Gordon Road. Phone 443 1911.

FRANCESCA'S ITALIAN KITCHEN OPENING THIS WEEK in the new building on Ardmore Street. Large wood fired pizzas only $20-$24. Margherita, tartufi, napoletana or italian Sausage with green olives, cherry tomatoes and sage. There are 10 on the menu. Try them all!

DIGGER FOR HIRE - 22 TON WITH ROOTRAKE, pick, tilt bucket, rock bucket and thumb. Fast, strong machine with very experienced operator. Phone Shane 021 713 810.

GARDEN BAR - FANCY A BEER and some ribs in the sun? Lone Star, 50 Cardrona Valley Road, 443 6901.

THIS COULD BE THE JOB THAT SUITS YOU perfectly. Telemarketers wanted. Sunday - Thursday, 4-8 in office. Ph: 443 6621. Come and try it.

THE LUGGATE HOTEL – COLD DRINKS, GREAT FOOD. Sunny garden bar – Where else would you want to be this summer?

OFFICE SPACE TO RENT, APPROX 50 SQM, UPSTAIRS, awesome views, next to architect. 3 Frederick St. Market rates. Call owner 0212 862 120.

FREEVIEW SATELLITE DECODERS from $99.00. Excellent decoder, sensational price. Barnetts Radio & TV, your local satellite specialists. Phone 03 443 7961, 021 737 247 or www.wanakatv.co.nz

ALBERT TOWN TAVERN - FRIDAY HAPPY HOUR from 5.30pm until 6.30. Go in the draw to win a $50 bar tab. Raffles. Free bar snacks!

FREE KELVINATOR FRIDGE - Pick up from Hawea. Great beer fridge. Call/text 443 5776 or 0273 222 170.

SUMMERDAZE GRAND KITE DISPLAY Saturday 12 January at Pembroke Park from midday. Bring your own kite and join in the fun. Visit www.summerdaze.co.nz

**PARTY ICE**PARTY ICE** Available now in bulk for parties, weddings, Christmas drinks. Wanaka free delivery. Phone 0212 277 551.

20% OFF ALL CAMP CHAIRS, camping accessories and hunting accessories at Wanaka Marine and Sport.

IS YOUR GARDEN BEYOND MERE TIDYING?In need of major renovations? Call Tree Tamers for a new look: Wanaka's Professional Arborists 0272 751 268 or www.treetamers.co.nz

GRAY AT ACTIVE MASSAGE WANAKA wants to wish each of you a kind and happy holiday.

MOUNT IRON CAFÉ OPENING SOON at The Albert Town Tavern.

OPEN FOR LUNCH - LONE STAR IS OPEN FOR LUNCHES from Boxing Day onwards. Plenty of outside dining, kids playground. 50 Cardrona Valley Road.

EXCITING NEW START UP COMPANY with office space for rent. We have a large office with full facilities including WiFi, printer/scanner, kitchen and boardroom. Two monthly rental desks up for grabs. Call now to make one of them yours! Ph 021 0259 2850.

COURIER YOUR CHRISTMAS GIFTS AWAY with NZCouriers and Caltex. Take your package into Caltex and they'll do the rest.

BOAT MOORING TO RENT - REGISTERED SWING MOORING TO RENT in Eely Point area. Phone 443 4312 evenings.

CAN DO ATTITUDE? LOOKING FOR A PART TIME HOUSEKEEPER for the summer. Fit and hard worker. Previous experience in accommodation or hospitality but not essential. Must be planing to live in Wanaka for 3 months or more. fivestar2012@hotmail.co.nz

SPIN BIKE FOR CHRISTMAS! $100. Work off Xmas dinner. Ph 443 8440.

LAKE HAWEA HOTEL XMAS PARTY SHOUT - Pig on the spit, salad bar, face-painting for the kids, Santa and lolly scramble. 5pm Saturday 22nd December from 5pm onwards.

WANAKA'S NEWEST LAUNDROMAT has expanded further! Now more oversized washers and 9 dryers. Light, bright, fast laundering at Caltex Wanaka.

HIGH QUALITY PHOTO PRINTS FROM Iphone/android - download our new free app Lifepics from the app store. It's easy and fun - amaze your friends - order your prints anytime and anywhere - collect in store a short time later. Yes Photo&Digital, photo specialists for 13 years.

'JUST FISH' IS SELLING A SELECTION OF freshly frozen free flowed Bluff fish and fresh salmon on Wednesday 12.00pm to 5.15pm at BP beside Bullock Bar entrance. Tucker 0274 376 657.

OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE ONE TO TWO ROOMS in business area. Perfect for small business that wants to move out of home. Good rates. Available from January 15th. Call Emma on 021 686 431.    

BMX BIKES, KIDS' BIKES, BALANCE BIKES from GT, Mongoose, Bauer, BYK, Runna and Jd bug. Only at Thunderbikes, 16 Helwick St, ph 443 2558.

3 BEDROOM, COSY SUNNY FURNISHED COTTAGE available now - short or long term. 5 mins walk to town. Mature persons preferred. Ph 03 453 6958 or 0274 536 959.

CHOCOLATT HAIR - EVETTE AND RICHARD would like to thank everyone for their support and loyalty over the past 4 years. There has been a change of ownership, but Evette will still continue to work at Chocolatt. We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a safe New Year.

WANTED TO RENT 4 BEDROOM HOME - with log fire and garage. Prefer close to schools. Long term. Txt 0211 789 773.

THE IDEAL CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS PRESENT! QUADRO - the giant construction and jungle gum set for children aged 3 to 12. Great to use in and outdoors, unique construction system. Can construct anything from mini jungle gyms to huts. Set includes large paddling pool and slide (curved). Stable, safe, secure and durable. Manufactured in Germany and made of UV resistant plastic. Not usually available in New Zealand as imported as a sample. Great for Christmas school holiday fun $1095. See http://www.quadroworld.com/102_e/GCK/index.php Phone 03 443 8442 or 0275 421 256 or email ml@xtra.co.nz

RAFFLE RESULTS: WINNERS OF THE WANAKA SKI AND SNOW SPORTS Club Raffle for an adult season's ski pass to Cardrona Ski Field is Sally Souness of Auckland and to Treble Cone Ski Field is Jan Gillespie of Wanaka. Congratulations! Huge thanks to Cardrona and Treble Cone for their generous donation of each season's pass. Also, many thanks to go to New World for use of their foyer, organisers, sellers of raffle tickets and particularly the general public who supported the raffle through buying the tickets.

CHALLENGE WANAKA BIKE SERVICING. Get your ride serviced early before the Jafa rush at Racers Edge. Only 1 month to go. Ph 03 443 8855.

WANTED TO RENT 2-3 BEDROOM UNFURNISHED HOUSE with double garage for long term 1-2 years from Jan/Feb, by mature business woman. Phone 0212 540 534.

CRAFT MARKET THIS SUNDAY, FROM 10AM. Market Corner Pembroke Park. Handmade New Zealand arts and crafts direct from the artists.

LIFE STORIES WRITING AND BOOK DESIGN. Memoirs, histories, letters, diaries - transcribed and published. www.timeofyourlife.co.nz. Contact laura@timeofyourlife.co.nz or 443 4629.

BAGLEYS NEW POTATOES, dug daily. Now available at Selectrix. For Christmas orders ph 443 4123.

GARAGE SALE - 100s DVDS, $2 EACH, plus other items. 19 Racecourse Road. Saturday 9.30am - 4pm.

THE LUGGATE HOTEL – OPEN FOR LUNCH AND DINNER 7 days a week. Come and try our awesome summer menu! Courtesy coach available. Phone 443 8523.

MOUNTAIN BIKES FOR SALE. Pacific Nomad 26" $130. Vector Hero 26" $160. Very little use. Phone 443 9247.

FULL DENTURE SERVICE - NEW DENTURES, repairs, relines, partial denture. Gerald Byrne Clinical. Den.Techn. Experienced and affordable. Phone 443 9433 or 0276 348 793.

FOR SALE - SINGLE BED WITH NEAR NEW BASE and mattress $180. Call or text 443 2322 or 021 0267 3075.

WANT TO BUY ONE-OFF PRESENTS THAT DON'T COST the earth and won't break the bank? Try Wanaka Wastebusters; our gift table changes daily and we have gift vouchers too. Open 8am-5.30pm seven days, except Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

REMEMBER WHEN KIDS DIDN'T NEED WIFI OR ELECTRICITY to have fun? Bring the whole family down to the Showgrounds on Sat 5th Jan.

WANAKA PRESCHOOL WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE FOLLOWING people for their time, effort and generosity. Without you we would not have been able to make our yummy truffles. Thank you to Shane at Meadow Fresh for donating the orange juice, Bernie and Shane the baker at McGregors, New World for the bread trays, Bullock Bar for the chiller trailer, Chris and Dave at Central Wholesale and all our lovely parents at Wanaka Preschool that helped. We really appreciate it! PS. And thank you to BP for donating bread for our end of year BBQ!

THE CREEK FAMILY WOULD LIKE TO WISH EVERYONE, all customers and Wanakaites, the very best Christmas and New Year, and thanks for all your support. Ho ho ho! Merry Christmas!

VERBAL & EMOTIONAL ABUSE CAN BE A REFLECTION of your partner's problem, not yours. For confidential help and support for women of all ages, phone Women's Support on 443 1448. 24/7 free service. Confidentiality guaranteed. 

DON'T GET CAUGHT OUT THIS SUMMER. Get your boat ready for the lake now and book in your annual service. We pick up and deliver. Easy! Wanaka Marine ph 443 9062 or email admin@wanakamarine.co.nz

FRESH JUICES COMING SOON TO COFFEE CURE! The perfect complement to your visit to the Wanaka Lakes Health Centre. Just in time for summer. Coffee Cure, open Monday-Friday 8-5pm.

BOYS, GENTLEMEN, HUSBANDS AND BOYFRIENDS...have you got the lady in your life her Christmas gift yet? Indulge and delight her with a beauty treatment voucher from Nirvana Retreat. Choose a facial, massage, sauna or half day relaxation retreat, or let your lady decide for herself. We make it easy to give her a gift she will love. It's simple just give us a call on 443 2252 or www.nirvanaretreat.co.nz

SINGLE ROOM FOR RENT. FURNISHED HOME in Wanaka. Linen available. Sky TV. Internet. Must work. 1 or 2 persons. Phone 443 2138 or 021 0222 6225.

THE LANDING IS OPEN FOR LUNCH Thursday-Sunday and everyday from 26th December – 6th January. Menu from $14.50.

HAIR THOU ART WORKSHOP AND MOBILE specialising in natural products. Luminart colour, low-no ammonia, with kakadu plum, bamboo extract, sunflower and olive. Creative techniques, texture waves, body waves, spiral waves. Weddings, hair-ups, hair extensions and dreadlocks. Phone Kirstin on 443 9545 www.hairthouart.co.nz.

SOAK UP THE ATMOSPHERE at the Holiday Gala Sat 5th Jan... Music and dance, yummy food, amazing produce and plants and all the fun of the fair!!

CHRISTMAS SHOUT AT POST OFFICE LANE UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT with tap beers available at all outlets. Complimentary drinks, free food with live music from Cody Tucker and DJ's Nomad and Crince this Friday 21st Dec from 5pm till 2:30am.

FOR RENT LARGE 4 BED FAMILY HOME IN LAKE HAWEA - 2 living areas. ensuite, big rooms. Large private section, double garage. $350pw. email trevhewson@xtra.co.nz

DON'T MISS THIS! ELECTRICAL BIKE. Excellent condition. As new. Offers over $750. Call Sandie 443 5779.

BUILDER OR HAMMER HAND REQUIRED. Must be reliable with good references. Start date Jan 14th. Email your personal and previous work details to info@mikekinganbuilders.co.nz

WE'RE STARTING A TRADITION...BLACK PEAK GELATO OPEN Christmas Day after lunch! Life's too short to eat bad ice cream!

BATHROOM UPGRADES. Shower and showerdome installations. Leaky shower repairs. Phone 0211 788 589 or 443 2001.

POST OFFICE LANE IS LOOKING FOR BAR STAFF for both casual and permanent positions. Immediate start. Please phone 021 537 669.

FEDERAL DINER WILL BE CLOSED CHRISTMAS DAY, BOXING DAY and New Year's Day. Open as normal all other days over the holidays. Come in and try one of our famous cheese or date scones with a delicious coffee, or something tempting from our menu.

FIREWOOD - FRESHLY CUT BLUE GUM - $95m. Phone/text 021 0822 9233.

MOVING HOUSE, WANAKA REMOVALS HAVE BOXES, packers tape and all the advice you need for a hassle free secure move. Phone 443 2220.

WEDDING EXPO - WEDDINGS IN WANAKA! OUR 1ST ANNUAL EXPO is being held on the 7th January, Lake Wanaka Centre from 10am. Check out your amazing local Wanaka Wedding suppliers all in one place. Gold coin donation to CanLive. www.weddingsinwanaka.co.nz We are also on FB.

WEDDING PLANS: CHRISTOFER ROBYN QUILTS are a great source of ribbons and trims. If we don't have it, we'll try and source it. Tel: 443 1810. 641 Ballantyne Road (airport end).

HOUSE CLEANERS REQUIRED FOR BUSY NEW YEAR PERIOD. Casual work for January. Full training will be given. Great summer holiday job. Phone 443 0045.

TREE CARE PROFESSIONALS: PRUNE, SHAPE, THIN, remove damage risk, improve your view, crown reduction, tree removal, increase sunshine! Free quotes from Tree Tamers 0272 751 268 or www.treetamers.co.nz

WANAKA WASTEBUSTERS RECYCLES AND REUSES more than you think: scrap metal, computers, TVs, building materials, polystyrene, household goods, cardboard. Come and see us on your way to the tip.

THE LITTLE SHOP BOXING DAY SALE - Stunning $30 - $50 dresses and much more, massive clothing sale - You deserve the clothes, we need some space! Huge range of sizes! Boxing day at The Little Shop (Beside Kai). Ph 443 5609.

IT'S OUR 1ST BIRTHDAY AT FITZPATRICKS IRISH PUB this Saturday. So come and celebrate with live music, presents, food and drinks. Good times for sure.

BULLOCK BAR GRILL - OPEN DAILY FROM 6PM till late. Ribs, steak, fish, great food at a great price. Plenty of off street parking.

WANAKA WI-FI HOTSPOT - LAKEFRONT, CBD AND PARTICIPATING CAFE-BARS. Superfast Internet VDSL2 Highspeed Broadband. Timecodes from Internet Cafe, upstairs 3 Helwick Street.

SOMETHING FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY - TOYS,CARS, planes, trains - a collector's dream. The Transport and Toy Museum, near the airport.

CHRISTMAS STOCKING STUFFERS - Quality metal diecast cars/trucks in boxes. Perfect for Christmas gifts, cars only $3.50 at Caltex.

CLIP & P SPECIAL - Grass seed season fast approaching!! Book your dog in for an all 4s paw clip and get a free urine health check. Ph Wanaka Vets 443 6409.

WHY NOT HAVE YOUR COLOURS DONE or give as a gift. Call experienced colour and style consultant for information. Janice 03 443 9425.

SELLING - FRIDGE/FREEZER MITSUBISHI 395L $150; chest of 8 drawers white $80; computer desk $30, all with surface damage due to recent move. Sofa bed $80; Panasonic 32" TV exc cond $250. Phone 443-2719, 021 771542.

IONIZED ALKALINE WATER - GIVE A BENEFICIAL CHRISTMAS GIFT. Give water with benefits. You drink water anyway, so why not drink water that improves your body's health and vitality and tastes good. Ionza water filters, jugs and travel bottles now at Wanaka Wellness! 24 Dungarvon St. Phone 443 4668. Visit www.ionza.co.nz for product details.

FLAIR HAIR TEAM WOULD LIKE TO THANK all our valued clients for your continued support. Have a safe and Happy Christmas.

LOCAL GARDENER IS BACK FOR SPRING and summer work. Lawns, hedges, trees, weed eating, gardens, chipping, general maintenance. Phone Steven 443 4944 or 0223 054 572.

FOR SALE WINE BARREL PLANTERS. $55 each.1 with herbs, 1 with strawberries,1 with just soil. Pick up only. Call 021 502 643.

MAKEUP ARTIST JANINE JOSEPH USES M.A.C. COSMETICS for bridal, fashion, special occasion makeup. Ph 021 476 629 or email j9joseph@gmail.com

SHOES - SALE TABLE FROM $40. Luggage and bags in store at Shoes Unlimited, 80b Ardmore St, now open Sundays 10 - 3pm.

A FULL TIME POSTION HAS BECOME AVAILABLE up at McGregors on Frederick in our shop, starting Jan 7th 2013. Hours are 6.30am to 2.30pm. Must be reliable. Stat days and weekends off. Call in and see Debbie with your CV this week, as the shop is closed from Friday afternoon onwards.

THE NEW WANAKA SPEIGHTS ALE HOUSE IS LOOKING FOR TALENTED Chef de Partie's and Commi Chefs who are looking to further their experience. If you would like to join our dynamic team and work in a brand new kitchen send your CV to grant@skinalive.co.nz

RENTAL WANTED FOR 6-12 MONTHS, FROM END OF JAN '13 for family of 3 while building. Need 2+bedrooms, garage, Wanaka, Albert Town or Luggate. We have 2 med/small dogs, well behaved and well exercised so fenced property or yard preferred. Tracey or Brett 443 6291.

WETSUIT - BLUE SEVENTY HELIX - WXS - Never been worn - only tried on twice (too small). $380. Phone 0273 048 574.

BIG JUGS - COME AND GET 'em at the Lone Star.

GORGEOUS 2 BEDROOM COTTAGE AVAILABLE TO RENT Christmas/New Year. Close to town and lake (Meadowstone area). Perfect for family/friends coming to visit! Call Kristy 021 0256 8768 or email kristyquin88@hotmail.com

STAFF WANTED! BUSY LAKEFRONT BAR and restaurant are looking for kitchen, front of house and bar staff. Drop your CV into Wanaka Ale House or Lounge Bar or email us on wanakaalehouse@vodafone.co.nz

FEDERAL DINER IS SEEKING A SUPERSTAR BARISTA/FLOOR PERSON with outstanding customer service skills. If you think this is you, come and meet us at the diner, 47 Helwick Street or call 443 5152.

PRESBYTERIAN CHRISTMAS DAY SERVICE 9.30AM LAKE WANAKA CENTRE. Because our Church is under construction, we're going to take over the LWC! Children bring your best presents!

MOBILE PHONE VEHICLE CHARGERS FROM $19.99. Available now at Caltex Wanaka for IPhone/IPod, Micro USB, Nokia and ZTE. 

RIESLING IN WANAKA IS NOBLE VINES, SCHIST GRAVELS, clean air, crystal water, wildflowers, hot days and cool nights. Taste our summer of Riesling at Rippon's Cellar door, open daily, 11am-5pm.

GIVE THE GIFT OF AN EXPERIENCE THIS XMAS. $129 will buy a 20 min trial flight over Lake Wanaka where you get to take the controls and fly, and take a passenger along for free! Call Wanaka Flight Training on (03) 443 4043 or email www.learntoflynz.com.  

FLAIR HAIR - CONGRATULATES SANDY ON BEING THE WINNER of this month's valued client prize package. Thanks for your support. Enjoy!

POKERS FOR AFRICA - OOPS CHRISTMAS! If you want to give a gift that is locally designed, hand made and could become a family heirloom, pop into our display space. Metalworks, 54 Ballantyne Rd. Closing for Christmas this Friday though.

INCREDABUBBLES! GIGANTIC BUBBLES, BAZILLIONS OF BUBBLES, bubble work-shops, catch-a-bubble or get inside one! For parties, events and celebrations of all kinds and for all ages. Bubble Sticks and Big Bubble Mix also available. Call Diana 021 400 857 or 443 2629 or email livelifelighter@gmail.com

WANAKA FARMERS MARKET - WINE, BREAD, CHEESE, PRESERVES, veges, salmon, lamb, chocolate, eggs, honey. It's all there. Thursday 4pm Pembroke Park.

HYDROSEEDING FOR FAST QUALITY LAWNS, steep areas, you name it. Hydro is the way forward. Topsoil also available. Call Diesel and Dust Ltd. Phone 0276 099 391.

PJ PARTY IN THE WANAKA LIBRARY - ENJOY SOME special fun after hours. Thursday 24 January. Don't miss special guest Wonky Donkey. Bookings recommended. Visit www.summerdaze.co.nz

OFFICE SERVICES - A3/A4 PRINTING, COPYING, SCANNING, faxing, email. Internet Access on computers with USB and Camera Card support. Upstairs, 3 Helwick Street.

UPSIDE-DOWN BEER GLASSES, LEVITATING PENS, puzzles and other oddities only found here - the shop at Puzzling World has the "wow" gift this Xmas.

FOR RENT AT LAKE HAWEA – Lovely warm house, 2 bedrooms, fully fenced, internal access garage, available for 6 months, maybe longer. $230 per week. Ph 0274 780 446.

BOOKING KEEPING SERVICE - DONT GET BEHIND over summer. Call Barbara who has 20 years experience in GST, paye, invoicing, wages and admin etc. Great rates, friendly confidential service. Ph 443 2004 or 0211 605 648.

NEW YEAR'S EVE AT SAILZ WITH BOBBY MITCHELL LIVE. Menu a la carte. Gather your friends and rock in the New Year. Complimentary supper.

CHRISTMAS LILIES AVAILABLE NOW AT CALTEX. Highly scented, fresh from growers" fields. Regale and Longliflorum. Available at Caltex.

EAST MATUKITUKI DISCOVERY TREK 16-17-18 JAN. Join us for 3 days easy-moderate tramping and 2 fantastic nights at our incomparable Aspiring Camp Site with incredible views of Mount Aspiring, Popes Nose and Kitchener Cirque. Explore this magnificent sub-alpine and alpine wonderland. You can hike, jump in a crystal clear stream or just relax while your guide sets up camp and cooks for you! Does tramping get any better than this? Check out www.aspiringguides.com or visit us above Relishes Cafe, 99 Ardmore St, Wanaka. Ph 443 9422.

LAKE HAWEA COMMUNITY CENTRE - FUNDRAISING CALENDARS - beautiful pictures, local scenes. $15 each. Phone Linda 03 443 6744.

GOT YOUR HIGH5 FOR CHALLENGE WANAKA? Best priced High5, GU, Horleys, Hammer and Leppin in town at the Bike Lounge. Stock up pre Christmas at 12 Frederick St. Ph 428 4270.

PARENTS PLAY GOLF FOR FREE at the Wanaka Golf Club after 5pm. Yes that's right! Adults playing with a child (up to 18 yrs) after 5pm, don't pay a green fee. Make the most of this opportunity for family time whilst enjoying this scenic golf course. For more info and to book phone 443 7888. 

GREEN TOAD SUMMER HIRE AND GIFT STORE. Frisbie golf! Check out in store NZ made Tui discs. Behind Boa Boa & the Doughbin, lakefront, phone 03 443 4315.

HOLIDAY HOME FOR RENT OVER XMAS BREAK - 3 bedrooms, modern, pool, hot tub. Call 021 556 355.

WHIPPET PUPPIES FOR SALE - THIS IS A RARE OPPORTUNITY to obtain one of these loyal and intelligent pups. $500 each. All are beautifully marked being either solid blue or blue and white. Available for viewing in Wanaka from the 23rd Dec and will be available for collection from this date. All enquiries to Chrissie Hore 0274 815 355. I am able to email images to those interested at any time also. There is a chance these pups may all be taken by the 23rd so get in quick!

TABLE TENNIS TABLE, EXCELLENT CONDITION - splits in two and tilts for ease of storage, includes 4 bats, net and balls. $350. Phone 03 443 8442 or 0275 421 256.

GOT THE WHOLE FAMILY AROUND FOR THE HOLIDAYS? It's a great time to get great photos with Wanaka Photography. Check www.wanakaphotography.co.nz/family or call 021 874 666.

LYN BROWN BOWEN PRACTIONER AVAILABLE all through Christmas and New Year holidays. Vouchers available. Ph 443 7388 or 0274 034 128. Merry Christmas everyone.

FRIDAY NIGHT AT MCGREGORS ON REECE. We've got Robbie playing again. Come along and escape the busy town.

SOIL, GRAVEL, HYDROSEEDING, earthworks, shredding. Diesel & Dust Ltd do it all. Call Sambo for all your holiday material earthworks or landscape needs. Ph 0276 099 391.

LIVE MUSIC LIVE MUSIC - LOCAL LEGEND C;SHE joins forces with Looney Tunes to bring you a night of house and breaks at Venue Opium Saturday 22nd from 9pm.

SASANOKI'S NEW MENU IS ALMOST FINISHED - Be prepared! Effective as soon as Hisashi does his homework. Ph 443 6474.

MORE RELIABLE THAN MARY POPPINS... from babies to tweenies. Call Charlie 0211 780 486.

GIFT BLISS VOUCHERS! DESTRESSING AND DETOXIFYING treatment. Nurturing lymphatic system clearance with Maryann phone 443 6463 or 0211 101 160.

RUBY ISLAND "THE JEWEL IN LAKE WANAKA" $15  - local history booklet available from Wanaka Paper Plus, DOC Centre and Library,

15% OFF WETSUITS + FREE GOGGLES at the Bike Lounge, but only until midday Saturday. Blueseventy, Orca, 2XU. Come and check it out at 12 Frederick St. Ph 428 4270.

PUSH MOWER WANTED. Good condition. Phone: 443 2077 or phone/text 0273 586 127.

BASECAMP WANAKA CLIMBING CENTRE WITH CLIP 'N CLIMB. Holiday hours 24th Dec 10am to 4pm. 25th Dec closed. 26th Dec10am to 8pm. 31st Dec 10am to 6pm. 1st Jan 12 noon to 8pm. Every other day 10am to 8pm. Happy holidays everyone.

WANAKA REMOVALS LTD WISHES ALL OUR VALUED CLIENTS a Merry Christmas and all the best for 2013.

KIDS STICK HORSE RACE AT WANAKA RODEO 2nd January 2013. Make your own stick horse or hobby horse. Entries on the day. Age groups: 3-5 yrs, 6-8 yrs & 9-10 yrs. Also grand prize for best boy/girl rider and horse combination. We look forward to seeing all you cowboys and cowgirls at the Wanaka Rodeo!

BBQ FOR SALE. KENT 4 BURNER GAS. Hood and s/s curved storage cupboards. $100 ono. Phone 03 443 7913 or 0276 113 532.

CHRISTMAS DAY AT FRANCESCA'S ITALIAN KITCHEN - We will be open for two sittings at 12.00pm and 3.30pm for a special 4 course Christmas lunch. $85 adults/$40 children. Call 443 5599 or 0226 399 079 for bookings and details or check out the menu on facebook.

LAKE HAWEA PHYSIOTHERAPY www.lakehaweaphysio.co.nz ACC and private physiotherapy treatments, therapeutic massage. Call Kaz for an appointment 443 8446 or 021 996 506.

BULLOCK BAR BOTTLE STORE - PLENTY OF PARKING, and plenty of well priced spirits and beers. Open 9am till late. Lion Brown cans 18pk only $19.99.

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM ACTION AUTOMOTIVE. We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to our customers for their support this year. We will be closed for the holidays from the 22nd of December till the 3rd of January.

MEATBALL, TOMATO & MOZZARELLA SLIDES - Polenta fries with truffle aioli. Come and try them at Francesca's Italian Kitchen opening this week on Ardmore Street.

MASSAGE AT WANAKA HEALTH, providing pain recovery management for all repetitive strain, sport training injury or long term ailments. A tailored massage to your specific needs. Your body is our priority. Gift vouchers available for Xmas. $67.50 for 3 x half hour massage visits at Wanaka Health value $150. Discount 55% save $82.50. Phone 443 7055. The team at Wanaka Health wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. They offer chiropractic, physiotherapy, acupuncture and massage therapy services. As an integrative clinic, you can be sure that you'll receive the very best combination of treatments to ensure the fastest possible recovery. Life, Growth, Movement.

MASSAGE THERAPIST KAREN HAYWARD is now working from home. Just $50 for a one hour relaxation or deep tissue massage. Gift vouchers available. Phone 443 5744 or  0212 096 333 for appointment.

HOUSE MOVING SALE – BEDS, FRIDGES, TVS, couches, other furniture – email kathyandphil@yahoo.com for list of prices and photos.

FOR SALE: STABICRAFT - ALLOY HULL, 4.75 METRES. Central console, 40hp Mercury outboard. Depth sounder. Road trailer with WOF and rego. $10,000. Ph 443 1432.

WHY DOES MESSENGER ADVERTISING WORK? Because your target market is searching for your ad - make it work for you. Online, by email or even over the counter. It is easy to place your advert - 11 Brownston St, Wanaka. Phone 443 7804 or www.mymessenger.co.nz. By email to messenger@printit.co.nz

FOR RENT - THIS PARTLY FURNISHED WOODEN COTTAGE -  two bedroom, ideal for anyone who needs to work in town. Heat-pump and includes all white-ware. Off street parking. Phone 443 0045 www.accommodationwanaka.com

LIVE MUSIC LIVE MUSIC - LOCAL LEGEND C;SHE joins forces with Looney Tunes to bring you a night of house and breaks at Venue Opium Saturday 22nd from 9pm.

WANAKA REMOVALS - FREE QUOTES AND ADVICE for your next move, around town or out of town. Open over Christmas. Ph 03 443 2220.

CHILLED/FROZEN FREIGHT NOW OPERATING WANAKA - INVERCARGILL - Wanaka same day service. Call Nick 0277 225 853 for details.

RIESLING IN WANAKA IS NOBLE VINES, SCHIST GRAVELS, clean air, crystal water, wildflowers, hot days and cool nights. Taste our summer of Riesling at Rippon's Cellar door, open daily, 11am-5pm.

PONY POO - GOLD FOR YOUR GARDEN! Well composted - 7x4 trailer loads delivered for your holiday gardening. $30. Ph/txt Julia or Grace 443 4494 or 0275 091 972.

SUCCULENT CARDRONA MERINO LAMB - available from Boyd Ottrey.Phone 03 443 7449 and at the Wanaka Farmers Market, Thursdays 4-6pm, Pembroke Park.

SANTA HAS INSISTED THE SAILZ STAFF have Dec 25th off. Sailz Lake Hawea will be closed on Christmas Day. Merry Christmas to all our customers. Thanks for your support during 2012.

SUMMER SPECIAL - GREEN FIREWOOD for sale for next year. Discount. Ph Brent 0274 403 054 or Kevin 021 512 510.

THE LUGGATE HOTEL – GREAT GARDEN BAR, great food, great locals!

GLUTEN FREE: BREAD, PIZZA BASES, BISCUITS, crackers, brownies, bread and biscuit mixes, pies and more. Check out our delicious selection at Wholefood Haven, 24 Dungarvon Street. Phone 443 8801.

BOXING DAY SALE ENDS THIS SATURDAY at the Bike Lounge. Open every day 9am - 5pm and finishing on Saturday. Don't miss out on some of our great deals! 12 Frederick St. Ph 428 4270.

FOR SALE: GLASS VANITY $100, Fisher & Paykel double oven $500 ono. Both these approx 5 years old. Large wooden book shelf $150. Smaller book shelf $75. Large picture, suit dining room $40. Phone 0212 629 084.

CHILDMINDER - FINISHED FIRST YEAR of B of Ed Primary Teaching. Perfect for last minute Christmas shopping for the kids and here over summer. $14 per hour. Ph Johannah 443 5202 or 0210 447 274.

CUSTOM DIGITAL is Wanaka's audio visual specialist. Let us customise a multi-room audio system for your home. Contact Peter Cartlidge 443 5138 or Ryan Jones 021 382 141 or www.customdigital.co.nz

HOUSEKEEPING POSITION AVAILABLE for multi-tasking person for Boutique lodge 10 mins from town. Ph Fran 443 1856.

MASSAGE THERAPY. SPORTS MASSAGE, deep tissue, relaxation, pregancy massage. Treatment work and stress relief to rejuvenate. Effective healing touch! Ursula Krebs, Dipl. Massage Therapist. Phone 0276 602 271. 16 years experience. Mobile service available 7 days. Merry Xmas.

WANAKA PRESCHOOL WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE FOLLOWING people for their time, effort and generosity. Without you we would not have been able to make our yummy truffles. Thank you to Shane at Meadow Fresh for donating the orange juice, Bernie and Shane the baker at McGregors, New World for the bread trays, Bullock Bar for the chiller trailer, Chris and Dave at Central Wholesale and all our lovely parents at Wanaka Preschool that helped. We really appreciate it! PS. And thank you to BP for donating bread for our end of year BBQ!

DIGGER FOR HIRE - 22 TON WITH ROOTRAKE, pick, tilt bucket, rock bucket and thumb. Fast, strong machine with very experienced operator. Phone Shane 021 713 810.

THE NEW WANAKA SPEIGHTS ALE HOUSE IS LOOKING FOR TALENTED Chef de Partie's and Commi Chefs who are looking to further their experience. If you would like to join our dynamic team and work in a brand new kitchen send your CV to grant@skinalive.co.nz

FOR RENT LARGE 4 BED FAMILY HOME IN LAKE HAWEA - 2 living areas. ensuite, big rooms. Large private section, double garage. $350pw. email trevhewson@xtra.co.nz

KIDS STICK HORSE RACE AT WANAKA RODEO 2nd January 2013. Make your own stick horse or hobby horse. Entries on the day. Age groups: 3-5 yrs, 6-8 yrs & 9-10 yrs. Also grand prize for best boy/girl rider and horse combination. We look forward to seeing all you cowboys and cowgirls at the Wanaka Rodeo!

WANTED TO BUY - CROQUET SET, adult size, in good condition. Phone 443 8558.

MASSAGE! XMAS GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE from Aspiring Massage Wanaka. Deep tissue - Relaxation. Trevor Bailey, full time massage since 1994. Provider to High Performance Sport N.Z. www.aspiringmassagewanaka.co.nz Ph 443 2993 or 0274 222 455.

GARAGE SALE - 100s DVDS, $2 EACH, plus other items. 19 Racecourse Road. Saturday 9.30am - 4pm.

OSTEOPATHY FOR HEALTH! A normal response to osteopathic treatment is an improvement in one's sense of health and wellbeing: a bonus to relief from pain! Book today with the Wanaka Osteopathic Clinic on 444 6783 or visit www.wanakaosteopathic.co.nz

COMMISSION A SCULPTURAL PIECE FROM ERNIE Maluschnig for Christmas or a special occasion anniversary, memorial, birthday or wedding gift. Workshop 54 Ballantyne Rd, www.metalworkswanaka.co.nz

OFFICE SPACE TO RENT, APPROX 50 SQM, UPSTAIRS, awesome views, next to architect. 3 Frederick St. Market rates. Call owner 0212 862 120.

FOR YOUR LAST MINUTE CHRISTMAS SHOPPING, try the shop at the National Transport and Toy Museum near the airport.

PET CHECK - NEED YOUR CAT, DOG, PLANTS fed and watered while you are away on holiday? Call Dee 021 0241 0685.

LIFE STORIES WRITING AND BOOK DESIGN. Memoirs, histories, letters, diaries - transcribed and published. www.timeofyourlife.co.nz. Contact laura@timeofyourlife.co.nz or 443 4629.

THE YARD! THE ONE STOP SHOP FOR LANDSCAPING design and supplies. Bark, compost, top soil, aggregates, firewood, mulch. Delivery or loan trailer available. The Yard, 14 Reece Crescent, Wanaka 03 443 5069.

HAY - NEW SEASON - SMALL SQUARES $6.50. Ph 0272 499 444 or 03 443 8437.

BAGLEYS NEW POTATOES, dug daily. Now available at Selectrix. For Christmas orders ph 443 4123.

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM ACTION AUTOMOTIVE. We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to our customers for their support this year. We will be closed for the holidays from the 22nd of December till the 3rd of January.

PUSH MOWER WANTED. Good condition. Phone: 443 2077 or phone/text 0273 586 127.

CONSOLE GAMING LOUNGE - FEATURING XBOX360 Live: Battle, Race, Sport or watch a favorite movie upstairs at Controller Freaks. 3 Helwick Sreet.

BRIAR DELL NURSERY & LAVENDER FARM - Great variety of lavenders, drought tolerant perennials, succulents and herbs. Also handcrafted natural lavender products. SH6 Cromwell (next to Ripponburn Home) Open Wednesday - Sunday, 10am - 5pm. Ph 03 445 0068.

LUGGATE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION A.G.M. Luggate Hall, 11am 12th January. Come along, meet the locals and be part of the community.

30% OFF SELECTED ICEBREAKER, 15% off Blue Seventy 2013 wetsuits, and great discounts off Tri gear - all at Racers Edge. Great Xmas pressies for the whole family.

WOMEN'S APPAREL AT CHOP SHOP Fresh in - Tallow and Something Else. Stunning dresses, skirts, shorts and tops for the summer festivities. Shop 3, Pembroke Mall.

FRIDGE FREEZER FOR SALE - TIDY, WORKING ORDER, 63w x 167h x 65d. Suit rental property $200 ono. Call 443 5334.

WORKMEN'S SHOUT AT SAILZ THIS FRIDAY from 5pm. Complimentary BBQ during happy hour. Thanks to all our regular smoko and lunch men and women. This one's on us!

WANAKA ORGANICS WOULD LIKE TO THANK EVERYONE who supported our Enviro school fundraiser last month. The money raised will allow our kids to put the story back into their food!

LIVE MUSIC LIVE MUSIC - NEW YEAR'S EVE Nomad , C:SHE, Looney tunes, Witchdoctor and Quests at Venue Opium 9pm. On the 31st December $10.

THE LUGGATE HOTEL – OPEN FOR LUNCH AND DINNER 7 days a week. Come and try our awesome summer menu! Courtesy coach available. Phone 443 8523.

FREE TV - FLAT SCREEN cathoderay tube 32 inch. Digital - Will work after anlogue turned off. Ph 443 8440.

THIS COULD BE THE JOB THAT SUITS YOU perfectly. Telemarketers wanted. Sunday - Thursday, 4-8 in office. Ph: 443 6621. Come and try it.

FOR SALE - ETCHELL YACHT, full or part share, Ph 021 565 705 or 0272 221 554.

GIVE THE GIFT OF AN EXPERIENCE THIS XMAS. $129 will buy a 20 min trial flight over Lake Wanaka where you get to take the controls and fly, and take a passenger along for free! Call Wanaka Flight Training on (03) 443 4043 or email www.learntoflynz.com.  

SHOWERS AND VANITY UNITS FOR SALE - Corner showers and vanity units x 2 complete with all attachments. Still in place for viewing. Phone 0274 743 529.

WOODY'S POOL COMP EVERY THURSDAY at 7pm. Free entry with cash and bar tabs to be won. $5 drinks all day everyday!!

KIWIANA CHRISTMAS CARDS AND WRAPAT CALTEX. Only $1.50 for full sized Christmas cards. Various types/designs available - Caltex Wanaka.

FANTASTIC COFFEE? CHECK. DELICIOUS SALADS? CHECK. Scrumptious toasted sandwiches? Check. A visit to the Doctors? Check. All this and more at Coffee Cure, Wanaka Lakes Health Centre. Open Mon-Fri 8-5pm.

HIGH QUALITY PHOTO PRINTS FROM IPHONE/ANDROID - download our new free app Lifepics from the app store. It's easy and fun - amaze your friends - order your prints anytime and anywhere - collect in store a short time later. Yes Photo&Digital photo specialists for 13 years.

PARENTS PLAY GOLF FOR FREE at the Wanaka Golf Club after 5pm. Yes that's right! Adults playing with a child (up to 18 yrs) after 5pm, don't pay a green fee. Make the most of this opportunity for family time whilst enjoying this scenic golf course. For more info and to book phone 443 7888. 

LAKE HAWEA HOTEL XMAS PARTY SHOUT - Pig on the spit, salad bar, face-painting for the kids, Santa and lolly scramble. 5pm Saturday 22nd December from 5pm onwards.

NEW GME PLAY AND PROTECT CASE for your MP3 or iphone - $59.90 at Wanaka Marine and Sport.

WHITEBAIT - TASTY WEST COAST WHITEBAIT. Available in 500g and 250g bags. $80/kg. Contact Southern Lakes Fishing Ltd. Ph 443 4486.

15% OFF WETSUITS + FREE GOGGLES at the Bike Lounge, but only until midday Saturday. Blueseventy, Orca, 2XU. Come and check it out at 12 Frederick St. Ph 428 4270.

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM THE TEAM AT GALLERY33. Open for Christmas shopping 10am - 5 pm until Christmas Eve, closed just the 25th and 26th. Dec.Ph 03 443 4330. www.gallery33.co.nz.

GREEN TOAD SUMMER GIFT STORE, Yes! Body jewellery galore! Hats, t shirts, bags $20, sunnies and more. Lakefront behind Boa Boa and Dough Bin. Phone 03 443 4315.

ROLL UP! ROLL UP! IT'S THE WANAKA HOLIDAY GALA Sat 5th Jan at the Showgrounds. Try your luck at Target Footy, Tin Can Alley and Throw For Dough.

CHRISTMAS SHOUT AT POST OFFICE LANE UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT with tap beers available at all outlets. Complimentary drinks, free food with live music from Cody Tucker and DJ's Nomad and Crince this Friday 21st Dec from 5pm till 2:30am.

SELLING - FRIDGE/FREEZER MITSUBISHI 395L $150; chest of 8 drawers white $80; computer desk $30, all with surface damage due to recent move. Sofa bed $80; Panasonic 32" TV exc cond $250. Phone 443-2719, 021 771542.

THE LUGGATE HOTEL – LOCALS NIGHT!! THURSDAY 20TH. Free BBQ, lots of fun! Come down and have a great night with other locals!

MASSAGE IN WANAKA - GIFT VOUCHERS AVAILABLE ONLINE. Experienced, professional treatments from relaxation to remedial massage. Natural solutions for pain and inflammation management. Central location or mobile service. Simply good massage since 1992. Phone 443 8448 www.massageinwanaka.co.nz

WINE COUNTRY CREATIONS - NOW SELLING our range of wine barrel platters and candelabras priced from $45.00. These make wonderful Xmas and wedding gifts with a Central Otago flavour. To view products contact Barb on 021 790 395.

LARGE DOUBLE GLAZED WINDOW FOR SALE: SECOND HAND, 2.4m long 1.420m high, double glazed, 2 open sashes 480x1390, rimu reveal, tinted glass, bluey/grey aluminium frame. $500. Call 443 6454.

DIXIE CHICKEN, LASSOO OF HOG, REDNECK RIBS - Only at Lone Star. www.lonestar.co.nz.

FOR SALE: STABICRAFT - ALLOY HULL, 4.75 METRES. Central console, 40hp Mercury outboard. Depth sounder. Road trailer with WOF and rego. $10,000. Ph 443 1432.

3 BEDROOM HOME FOR RENT. Situated on a spectacular river block only 8 kms from Wanaka. Available from 16th Jan. Phone 0278 438 901.

BULLOCK BAR GRILL - OPEN DAILY FROM 6PM till late. Ribs, steak, fish, great food at a great price. Plenty of off street parking.

2013 SOUTHERN LAKES FISHING CALENDAR. Full of wonderful fly fishing and scenery photographs of the regions. $25 each. Ph 443 4486.

KODAK VOUCHERS AVAILABLE $10, $20 and $50. Great to give as a small gift. Use against anything in store at 14 Helwick Street, Wanaka ph 443 6241.

WANAKA FURNITURE REMOVALS - For assistance with your next move, call for the Wanaka Removals crew. Available over Xmas and New Year. Ph 443 2220.

YES, RIKA WISHES HER DEAR CUSTOMERS Merry Christmas. Yes, I work Monday 24th December and am available during holidays. Ph 0273 169 463. Your Hair Fairy.

MOORING BLOCK FOR SALE - Loader tyre filled with concrete. 1100kg certified. Freshwater use only. 10m/13mm chain. 9m/20mm chain. Some surface scaling rust. Not worn. All shackles in good order. Phone 03 443 1698.

YELLO! WILL HAVE BUSES AND TAXIS FROM THE DUNGARVON STREET BUS PARK around the New Year period. If you are unable to get through on the phone please go there. yello! 0800 443 5555.

LAKE HAWEA COMMUNITY CENTRE - FUNDRAISING CALENDARS - beautiful pictures, local scenes. $15 each. Phone Linda 03 443 6744.

RENTAL PROPERTY - SMALLER THREE BEDROOM HOUSE in Hawea Flat for long term rental. Multifuel fire and heatpump, large section. $240p.w. Phone 03 751 0076.

ROOM TO RENT. LARGE SUNNY ROOM with views, ensuite and balcony. Furnished with queen bed and small wardrobe. WiFi provided. Available from 28th Dec. Employed people only. Single $150, couple $180. Ph 021 874 666.

WANTED LONG TERM ACCOMMODATION: 3-4 bedroom house with 2 living areas and unfurnished. Starting date early March 2013. Please email: dean@rookieacademy.com

HOLIDAY FEEDING BLOCKS, FLAPPING TURTLES, puffa-fish, spongebob and nemo aquarium ornaments. Don't forget your fabulous "fishy" friend this Christmas. Aspiring Vets 443 7262.

F & P FRIDGE FREEZERS (MADE IN NZ). Nearly new Elba 250L, immaculate $550, and Kelvinator 250L. Good condition $250. Ph 021 0222 0863 or 443 1953.

SSSHHH! SSSHHH! THERE'S A SILENT AUCTION at the Wanaka Holiday Gala. Will you have a winning bid? 5th Jan at the Showgrounds.

TONGUE-TIED AND TERRIFIED WHEN SPEAKING TO A GROUP? Public speaking one of your biggest fears? Supportive, fun, constructive - 'Speak with Confidence' course starts January 31st 2013. Begin the new year with courage! For more details contact Lee Ball 443 1447 or 0273 334 909 or leeball40@gmail.com

PART TIME CHEF REQUIRED FOR BUSY SEASON at Federal Diner. Must have previous kitchen experience and enjoy working in a busy environment. Come and see us at the diner, 47 Helwick Street or call 443 5152.

WWW.LAKESBOWENTHERAPY.COM - Nikki Turner 443 6765 or 0277 662 667. Open your heart, be free from dis-ease manifesting as pain, depression, stress. Extended hours during holidays. Balancing yourself in All Ways through Bowen.

BLACK PEAK GELATO - NOW OPEN LATE! Traditional gelato made on the premise. Life's too short to eat bad ice cream!

BULLOCK BAR LIVE MUSIC - We have Jenn Shelton 28th, The Heartley's 29th, Maggie Ruddenklau 30th, Stone Cold Bush 1st of Jan and on the 2nd we have Maggie Ruddenklau,.

FOOD COMBINING AND RAW FOOD WORKSHOP - three hours hands on learning and tasting class. Saturday 19th January at Nirvana Retreat www.nirvanaretreat.co.nz or phone Kim 443 2252. Bookings essential.

HANDYMAN SERVICE. ANYTHING from cleaning gutters to custom built gates and fences, balustrades, pergolas, decks, engineering and repairs. Call Handy Solutions 443 4078 or 0272 080 175.

THE LITTLE SHOP BOXING DAY SALE - Stunning $30 - $50 dresses and much more, massive clothing sale - You deserve the clothes, we need some space! Huge range of sizes! Boxing day at The Little Shop (Beside Kai). Ph 443 5609.

NEW YEAR'S EVE - JOIN US TO WELCOME IN the New Year with live music and a dazzling fireworks display. 8:30pm onwards, Wanaka lakefront. Visit www.summerdaze.co.nz

RELAX AND SHOP AT THE MERINO STORY, Brownston Street. Sun hats, socks, underwear. Tee shirts. Fashion merino garments, childrens specials and more. We will be closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day. Merry Christmas from the staff.

WANAKA WASTEBUSTERS WISH YOU A MEMORABLY Merry Christmas and thankyou everyone who supports us with recycling and donated goods. Our Christmas opening hours are 8am - 5.30pm seven days, except Christmas Day and New Year's Day. www.wanakawastebusters.co.nz

20% OF ALL RIDGELINE CLOTHING at Wanaka Marine and Sport. Pre Xmas only.

COURTESY COACH - WE'LL PICK YOU UP and drop you home! Come on out to the Lone Star for a great night out. The "Pony Express" seats 11 people. Ph 443 6901.

FLAIR HAIR - CONGRATULATES SANDY ON BEING THE WINNER of this month's valued client prize package. Thanks for your support. Enjoy!

EXCITING NEW START UP COMPANY with office space for rent. We have a large office with full facilities including WiFi, printer/scanner, kitchen and boardroom. Two monthly rental desks up for grabs. Call now to make one of them yours! Ph 021 0259 2850.

FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT - RESTAURANT / CINEMA / CLIMBING WALL - Basecamp Entertainment Centre has it all. 50 Cardrona Valley Road. 

BASE BACKPACKERS PART TIME RECEPTIONIST/travel representative wanted for our busy summer season, Immediate start, please forward your CV to wanakagm@stayatbase.com or drop into Base Backpackers, level 1, 73 Brownston Street to complete an application.

SUPERIOR BUDGET HOLIDAY ACCOMMODATION - HOBBITS HAVEN, Lake Hawea. Queen room, single room. Shower, toilet. Tea coffee provided, quality furniture. Ph 03 443 7702

CRAFT MARKET THIS SUNDAY, FROM 10AM. Market Corner Pembroke Park. Handmade New Zealand arts and crafts direct from the artists.

OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE ONE TO TWO ROOMS in business area. Perfect for small business that wants to move out of home. Good rates. Available from January 15th. Call Emma on 021 686 431.    

HOLIDAY RENTAL - 2 BEDROOM, FULLY FURNISHED, spacious, sunny, private unit. Available 22nd Dec, $125 p/n minimum 3 nights. Long term renters considered. Phone 021 0211 6230.

THE IDEAL CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS PRESENT! QUADRO - the giant construction and jungle gum set for children aged 3 to 12. Great to use in and outdoors, unique construction system. Can construct anything from mini jungle gyms to huts. Set includes large paddling pool and slide (curved). Stable, safe, secure and durable. Manufactured in Germany and made of UV resistant plastic. Not usually available in New Zealand as imported as a sample. Great for Christmas school holiday fun $1095. See http://www.quadroworld.com/102_e/GCK/index.php Phone 03 443 8442 or 0275 421 256 or email ml@xtra.co.nz

POLE FOR POLE DANCING - FITS ANY ROOF - get the body in shape for the new year $50. Ph 443 8440.

SHOWERDOME. Call 0211 788 589 or 443 2001.

PLASTIC TREES WITH HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT and clip on/off leaves in a variety of seasonal colours? Nah, it will never catch on but you can have your real trees "adjusted" by Tree Tamers Wanaka's owner-operated professional arborists. call Milo 0272 751 268. www.treetamers.co.nz

CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE 7pm St Ninian's Hawea Flat. Get there early for a costume or dress yourself as an angel or shepherd. Come join this traditional Hawea Community event! 

DINING TABLE MAHOGANY 1500 long x 890 wide, plus built in extension $150. Phone 443 7464.

RED STAR BURGERS STAFF WANTED. Apply in person or call 021 303 519 for a chat. Thanks.

STOP BATHROOM MOISTURE. Have a showerdome fitted. Call 0211 788 589 or 443 2001.

NEED A HAND IN YOUR GARDEN or someone to look after your property when you're away? I am passionate about gardening and have years of experience. Please contact Martin Jungen 443 5712.

ASPIRING ACUPUNCTURE - CHINESE HERBS, TCM treating all aspects general health, eg period/ menopausal. ACC provider. Very experienced. Jos McLean Dip.Ac., MNZRA. www.acupuncture.org.nz, 443 6242, 0211 639 769, acu.hawea@gmail.com

BOOKING KEEPING SERVICE - DONT GET BEHIND over summer. Call Barbara who has 20 years experience in GST, paye, invoicing, wages and admin etc. Great rates, friendly confidential service. Ph 443 2004 or 0211 605 648.

PRIVATE SALE: 3 BEDROOM 2 BATHROOM HOME WITH GARAGE, landscaped organic 1253m2 section with tunnel house. Fully insulated warm and sunny, with views of Hawea hills and 2 mins walk from lake. Quiet cul-de-sac, great neighbours! Photos on trademe #APB479 asking $395k. No agents please. Ph 03 443 6454.

CAR GROOMING GIFT VOUCHERS AVAILABLE FOR ALL LEVELS of car grooming from Wanacleancar. A very practical Christmas gift! Phone Richard on 021 0294 2908 or 443 5772 (message).

NICE THREE BEDROOM HOME IN HAWEon one acre for rent. $280 per week. Available now. Phone 443 7949 or 0276 450 005

WWW.LAKESBOWENTHERAPY.COM Lakes Bowen Therapy assisting in releasing imbalances. www.lakesbowentherapy.com: Nikki Turner 443 6765 www.lakesbowentherapy.com: Cathy Rodgers 443 7907.

TWO, THREE OR FOUR BEDROOM APARTMENT to rent from Jan 9th - pool, spa, tennis, gym etc. Long or short term. Ph 443 7694.

WANAKA FARMERS MARKET HAMPER. Find out if you're the lucky winner! Thursday 4pm Pembroke Park. Raffle drawn at 6pm.

THANK YOU FROM ZUMBA FITNESS® WITH YAEH - A big thank you for all your support to my lovely Zumba® participants this year!! I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas with family and friends and look forward to seeing you all in class for an amazing 2013!! Classes start back on Monday 7th January - yippee!! For more info on 2013 classes contact Yaeh - 021 0279 5639, visit www.zumbalove.co.nz. Find 'Zumba Wanaka' on Facebook!

GAVIN FIRKSER IS LEAVING WANAKA. We will miss you dearly. Good luck with your new job and new love!

IS YOUR BODY READY FOR A SUMMER OF FUN? Unresolved accident injuries, persistent aches and pains, inflexibility, acute and chronic conditions, dizziness, hip complaints, chronic muscle tension. Resolve with specialist muscle, nerve & joint care treatments. Deep tissue, joint alignment, neuromuscular. Get the treatment you deserve for a truly relaxing & comfortable summer! Deeper analysis for premium results. Dr John Gibson Chiropractic Physician (ACC provider) can help you - call 443 6460.

SCOOTERS (2) 50CC, IS AS, WHERE IS. $600 the lot. Phone 03 443 8442.

IN TOUCH MASSAGE VOUCHER for some one you love this Christmas. Ph 443 6311. Michele Cotter.

WEDDING EXPO - WEDDINGS IN WANAKA! OUR 1ST ANNUAL EXPO is being held on the 7th January, Lake Wanaka Centre from 10am. Check out your amazing local Wanaka Wedding suppliers all in one place. Gold coin donation to CanLive. www.weddingsinwanaka.co.nz We are also on FB.

CARETAKER'S AND CLEANER'S POSITION. LAKE HAWEA COMMUNITY CENTRE is calling for expressions of interest for the caretaker's and cleaner's position within our new complex. Starting time will be approximately mid to late March. Please forward CV and appropriate documentation before January 31st to: Secretary, Lake Hawea Community Centre, PO Box 40, Lake Hawea, RD 2, Wanaka.

SUNDAY SESSIONS AT CREEK THIS SUNDAY - the Nomad featuring select "A" Trigger. It all kicks off at 3pm till 8pm happy hour 5.30 - 6.30. $4 real pints, $5 house wines, $5 Guinness. Come and chill on the deck. Fun for everyone!! Kid friendly zone! See you there!!

FEDERAL DINER IS SEEKING A SUPERSTAR BARISTA/FLOOR PERSON with outstanding customer service skills. If you think this is you, come and meet us at the diner, 47 Helwick Street or call 443 5152.

BASECAMP WANAKA CLIMBING CENTRE WITH CLIP 'N CLIMB. Holiday hours 24th Dec 10am to 4pm. 25th Dec closed. 26th Dec10am to 8pm. 31st Dec 10am to 6pm. 1st Jan 12 noon to 8pm. Every other day 10am to 8pm. Happy holidays everyone.

GLASS BALUSTRADES Euroglass Systems to suit any requirement. Contact Adrian 0274 417 333. Showroom 12 Frederick St. Phone 443 1719.

EXCITEMENT IS BUILDING... The Holiday Gala has all the fun of the fair, so come on down to the Showgrounds Sat 5th January at 11am.

CAN DO ATTITUDE? LOOKING FOR A PART TIME HOUSEKEEPER for the summer. Fit and hard worker. Previous experience in accommodation or hospitality but not essential. Must be planing to live in Wanaka for 3 months or more. fivestar2012@hotmail.co.nz

1994 LAND ROVER DISCOVERY FOR SALE - V8 petrol. Automatic. Fairly tidy. Good tyres. 5 door. 140,000 kms. No WOF or reg. Needs about $1800 spent to make road worthy. Surplus to requirements. Offers please. Call or text 0210 376 259.

EPIRB SPECIALS – Free First Aid Kit/Survival Kit with each ResQLink Epirb at Wanaka Marine and Sport.

MYRA (DEMRE) IS AN ANCIENT TOWN in Lycia, where the present day small town of Kale (Demre) is situated in present day Turkey. Myra is perhaps best known as the home in the 4th Century of Bishop Nicholas of Myra. Bishop Nicholas was later canonised - as many miracles were attributed to him. He also had a reputation for secret gift giving, and so became the model for Santa Claus (which comes from the Dutch Sinterklass, itself derived from Saint Nicholas.

CHILDS BIKE - SUIT BEGINNER or to 8/9 yrs. Used twice, training wheels attached. Helmet included. Phone 443 1199 to arrange viewing.

INJURED - OLD OR NEW. Don't just sit around taking painkillers. Acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine can speed up the healing process. ACC registered injuries $15, no referral required. Ph 443 8131 Eve McGregor, Wanaka Acupuncture Clinic,19 Cliff Wilson Street.

THE CREEK FAMILY WOULD LIKE TO WISH EVERYONE, all customers and Wanakaites, the very best Christmas and New Year, and thanks for all your support. Ho ho ho! Merry Christmas!

ELECTRIC BIKE - GREEN TOAD - FOR SALE. $1100. Great Xmas present. Ph 443 4315.

PEMBROKE PUTT IS THE PERFECT DISTRACTION for the kids while the adults sort the last of the Christmas shopping - conveniently located on Brownston Street behind New World. Putt putt boom!

SEEKING A TEMPORARY OR PERMANENT HOME for a homeless gorgeous young cat with 4 one week old kittens. Fostering or adopting options welcomed. Kittens still need 8 weeks with Mum. So cute, so desperate. Call 443 1706 to help.

WANAKA MARINE CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN SPECIAL – 1 week till Xmas. It's your last chance for stocking fillers! Inflatables are perfect for the kids! Receive 10% off the retail price in store this week. 54 Anderson Road www.wanakamarine.co.nz

RIVERSIDE EDUCARE IS CURRENTLY TAKING ENROLMENTS FOR 2013. We are a licenced early childhood centre in Albert Town catering for 0 - 5 year olds, open 7.30 - 6pm Mon - Fri throughout the year including school holidays. Please ring 03 443 4073 for further information or check our website: www.riversideeducare.co.nz

KITE-MAKING WORKSHOP Kids, design and create your own kite with guidance from professionals. 10am, 12.30pm or 3pm Friday 11 January, Lake Wanaka Centre, bookings recommended. Visit www.summerdaze.co.nz

JOIN VISITING FAMILY AND FRIENDS AT PUZZLING WORLD without paying full price each time - "Puzzling Pass". Order on-line or in shop.

COME AND SEE WANAKA WASTEBUTERS on your way to the tip! Our friendly staff will help unpack your trailer and identify what can be reused and recycled. Save money, save resources. 

WANACLEANCAR CAR GROOMING WILL BE UNAVAILABLE from 18th December to 3rd January so get the Christmas groom done early or we shall see you in the New Year. Merry Christmas Wanaka! For bookings phone 021 0294 2908 (Richard) or 443 5772 (message).

HOUSE AVAILABLE FOR HOLIDAY RENTAL 20TH DEC until 3rd Jan. Will sleep 5 - 6, TV etc. Phone 021 636 159.

WHILE-YOU-WAIT LPG FILLS available from 6am until 11pm every day at Caltex Wanaka.

FRIDAY NIGHT AT MCGREGORS ON REECE. We've got Robbie playing again. Come along and escape the busy town.

SELLING CATCHER FOR 8HP MCCULLOCH RIDE-ON lawnmower, used 3 times, $350 ono. Rattan outdoor furniture, black with black and lime green cushions, 2 armchairs and coffee table $950 ono. Ph 0272 429 622.

**PARTY ICE**PARTY ICE** Available now in bulk for parties, weddings, Christmas drinks. Wanaka free delivery. Phone 0212 277 551.

GOLDVIEW POTATOES - JERSEY BENNE, DESIREE AND HEATHER. Dug daily. Taking orders for Christmas, 42 Kennels Lane (look for the sign). Ph 443 7211 or 0273 241 121.

HOLIDAY HOME FOR RENT OVER XMAS BREAK - 3 bedrooms, modern, pool, hot tub. Call 021 556 355.

QUEEN SIZE SLEEPYHEAD PEADICREST mattress and bed for sale. Good quality sprung mattress with foam topper, in excellent condition. $400 inc delivery in Wanaka. Call Jayson on 0220 695 702.

IT'S OUR 1ST BIRTHDAY AT FITZPATRICKS IRISH PUB this Saturday. So come and celebrate with live music, presents, food and drinks. Good times for sure.

WANAKA WELLNESS CENTRE. Professional therapies, treatments and services: Massage, Acupuncture, Physiotherapy, Bowen, Beauty Therapy, Reflexology, NLP, Yoga, Detoxification, Weightloss, Far Infrared Sauna, Studio hire. 24 Dungarvon Street. Visit www.wanakawellness.co.nz for list of services or phone 443 4668.

ALBERT TOWN TAVERN WISHES ALL THEIR CUSTOMERS throughout 2012 a big thank you and a very Merry Christmas and a happy and safe New Year. New menu on now – crumbed rabbit, 400 gm T bone steak, Jack Daniels marinated ribs, seafood platter (an old favourite) and plenty more. Kid friendly, their own menu with lots of room and sand pit to play in. Courtesy coach ph 443 4545.

WHISKY CHOCOLATE MUDCAKE FROM CAKES OF WANAKA. Limited numbers at Thursday Farmers Market or pick up on 24th. 1/2 is $25, full is $50. Phone 443 4955, or email info@cakesofwanaka.co.nz. Check out the picture on FB.

INTRODUCTORY MOUNTAIN SKILLS COURSE - 7 days. Learn essentials of mountaineering (snow and ice climbing, glacier travel, belaying and rope skills etc). Spaces still available on New Year course 28 Dec to 3 Jan. Check out www.aspiringguides.com, visit us above Relishes Cafe, or call 443 9422.

GREAT CHRISTMAS SHOPPING AT THE CRAFT MARKET this Sunday. Paintings, calendars, jewellery, soap and much more. Pembroke Park from 10am.

POST OFFICE LANE IS LOOKING FOR BAR STAFF for both casual and permanent positions. Immediate start. Please phone 021 537 669.

HOUSE MOVING SALE – BEDS, FRIDGES, TVS, couches, other furniture – email kathyandphil@yahoo.com for list of prices and photos.

TREE CARE PROFESSIONALS: PRUNE, SHAPE, THIN, remove damage risk, improve your view, crown reduction, tree removal, increase sunshine! Free quotes from Tree Tamers 0272 751 268 or www.treetamers.co.nz

FOR SALE 1974 LANDROVER FLAT DECK, WOF rego, Totally origional $1800 ono. Ph 021 0274 5923.

BIKE GEAR WANTED FOR 13 YR OLD BOY. Suitable for dirt biking. Boots, pants, top, body protection. Text/call 0274 715 636.

PJ PARTY IN THE WANAKA LIBRARY - ENJOY SOME special fun after hours. Thursday 24 January. Don't miss special guest Wonky Donkey. Bookings recommended. Visit www.summerdaze.co.nz