Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

Giant #GigatownWanaka pylon gets people talking

#Gigatownwanaka, January 17, 2014

Giant #GigatownWanaka pylon gets people talking

Wanaka locals and visitors alike have been talking about an impressive #GigatownWanaka stunt on a major landmark today.

A 15 metre-high, 4.5m-wide (at the base) bright orange inflatable pylon, or “gigacone" was erected on the top of Mt Iron for one hour this morning by #GigatownWanaka organising committee members.

The giant pylon has been specially made to feature in the #GigatownWanaka Jet Racing event at Warbirds Over Wanaka but it was erected to signify the start of Challenge Wanaka this weekend.

As thousands of visitors flock to Wanaka for the event, the #GigatownWanaka crew want to get people using social media to spread the #GigatownWanaka message.

"With many people in town this weekend, we wanted to create a sub-event and a point of chatter for the Gigatown competition – about the Wanaka community coming together again for a community event,” organiser Pete Marshall says.

“This giant pylon certainly provides a talking point for the town – and we hope that people talk about it more on social media to spread the #GigatownWanaka message."

A second pylon will be made for the Warbirds event. The pylons are filled with air and pegged and tethered to the ground. 

“These #GigatownWanaka pylons are going to pop up in all sorts of crazy places over the coming months,” Marshall says.

Wanaka is currently leading Chorus’s Gigatown competition, with 744,801 points today.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Ch-Ch-Changes At IRD

job cuts aren’t happening at the IRD, exactly. Instead, there’s apparently a ‘transformation’ in store, and jobs won’t be axed ; no, they will be ‘transformed’ before our eyes into… non-jobs, if you happen to be among the unlucky legion of 1,900 who are being lined up for transformation, which seems to work rather like a secular version of the Rapture.

Except that at IRD, not even your shoes will be left behind. More>>

 

Christchurch Mental Health: Hospital Too 'Awful' For Reviewers To Visit

Jonathan Coleman has to stop the stalling over a new building for mental health services in Christchurch to replace the quake damaged Princess Margaret Hospital, says Labour’s Health spokesperson David Clark... More>>

ALSO:

Greens Call For Govt Action: Children Sick Because Of NZ Housing

The Royal Australasian College of Physicians president-elect said today that children with preventable respiratory illnesses are being re-admitted to hospital because they're being sent back to cold, damp homes. More>>

ALSO:

Less Tax Cut, More Spending: Labour Launches Fiscal Plan

“Labour will invest $8 billion more in health, $4 billion more in education and $5 billion more for Kiwi families through Working for Families, Best Start and the Winter Energy Payment than the Budget 2017 projections for the forecast period.” More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Greens’ Room For Political Pragmatism

The Greens here are currently being criticized by the commentariat for not making the same kind of pragmatic choices that sunk the Democrats in Australia. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On Being Humane About Welfare, Child Support, And Tax

It made for an unusual Venn diagram, but Greens co-leader Metiria Turei and Finance Minister Steven Joyce were briefly sharing some common elements this week in the set that says – hey, don’t use the powers of the state in ways guaranteed to make the system you’re trying to defend worse, not better. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election