Wanaka triathlete Nicky Samuels selected for Rio

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean said she wanted to congratulate Wanaka triathlete Nicky Samuels following her selection for the New Zealand triathlon team for Rio.

This is a credit to Nicky and a testament to all the hard work that she has put into her sport to achieve this result.

“I know we’ll all be following Nicky’s progress with excitement later this year.”

Best wishes also go to Wanaka Coastguard member Lynn Stuart who was recently honoured with an achievement award for commitment and services to search and rescue.

“It’s the positive commitment of people like Lynn that helps keep people safe when they’re in the area enjoying the great outdoors,” Mrs Dean said.

And it was also great news that the Warbirds Over Wanaka Community Trust was doing its bit for the community with theestablishment of new Flying Scholarships and financial support for local community groups.

“I think it’s great that for the first time the trust is set to use some of its budget surpluses from the airshow to support budding pilots and for the benefit of the community.

“This is a reflection of the financial health of Warbirds show and I think it’s great that it has now reached a point where it can share its success with the community in this way.”