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Q & A with FREEZE TV 0
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Q & A with FREEZE TV

Did you know that Wanaka has its very own winter action sports television series? For our Spring issue, the On girls caught up with film maker Anthony Hansen from FREEZE TV. We love your work! Did you train or learn on the job? I started immediately out of school working in commercial photography studios, firstly printing in dark rooms with […]

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Frocks on bikes 0
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Frocks on bikes

Do you rock the rock? Do you participate in frock o’clock? Do you have abundant chain lube on stock? To celebrate spring, the On girls set up a photo shoot extolling three things we love at this time of year: spring fashion, sitting in cafes in the sun and bikes. Check out the photo gallery below! Thanks to Wanaka.tv for the […]

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Wanaka Chicks Rip 0
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Wanaka Chicks Rip

With easy access to three killer snow resorts, Wanaka is home to some pretty talented athletes. ON catches up with three local snow queens who have returned to their Kiwi stomping ground after successful Northern Hemisphere seasons.   Bex Sinclair Highlights of the 2011/2012 comp season: The best part about the WSChamps was that the pipe was amazing! I was […]

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The Evolution of Halfpipe in Wanaka 0
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The Evolution of Halfpipe in Wanaka

Who would have thought? A multi-million dollar industry in Wanaka revolving around a U-shaped ditch in the snow. Olympic halfpipe snowboarder JULIAN BRAY looks into the local history of her sport.  About 20 years ago, Cardrona mountain manager Shaun Gilbertson travelled to the USA to research the ski and snowboard industry. He saw the halfpipes at Breckenridge and brought the […]

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Head for the hills 0
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Head for the hills

Treble Cone, Snow Park, Snow Farm or Cardrona? Where will it be, snow explorer? New Zealand Olympian and Wanaka resident JULIANE BRAY gives the lowdown on the local hills. Treble Cone www.treblecone.com Distance from Wanaka: 29km Vibe: European in terrain and attitude – NO MESSING ABOUT. Terrain: 10% beginner, 45% intermediate, 45% advanced Vertical drop: 705m (2312 ft) Best run: […]

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Hitting the trails 0
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Hitting the trails

Olympian Kashi Leuchs shares his favourite Wanaka mountain bike rides. The Outlet Track to Albert Town was one of the first tracks in Wanaka to be opened up to mountain bikers and call me patriotic, but in my opinion it is one of the most enjoyable little mountain bike rides in world. Only problem is that these days it can […]

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The Wanaka Skate Chronicles 0
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The Wanaka Skate Chronicles

JULIAN BRAY looks into Wanaka’s local skateboarding history, 1994 – 2012. Why does Wanaka love skating? To me, it’s about the feel-good vibe and sense of community that skateboarding generates. Young people and adults can skate together and often it is the adults learning from the kids. It is a sport that gives people confidence to express their individuality.  It’s […]

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