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"I've never felt so alive!
Riding through the Eskdale Bike
Park was the best fun I'd had in
years!" Antoinette from Wellington
Recent rainy days proved to be
perfect training conditions for
Havelock North primary school
principal Paul Bremer as he
prepares for the 2011 Peak Trail
Blazer fundraiser event on
Sunday, November 20.
Mr Bremer has -- some might
say foolishly -- accepted a chal-
lenge to tackle Te Mata Peak in a
pair of gumboots.
I know, I must be crazy, right?
he laughs. But it is for a great
cause, after all.
Like last year s inaugural
event, which attracted 400 com-
petitors, a portion of the funds
raised this year will not only go to
Havelock North primary but also
to Sumner School in Christ-
church, damaged in the Canter-
An amount of $4000 has
already been donated to Sumner
School and event organiser Jo
Throp, one of three school mums
behind the event, says 25 per cent
of profits from this year s event
will also be going south.
We said from the outset we
wanted this to be a true
community-focused event, not
only when attracting entrants
from all areas of the community,
but also by giving something posi-
tive back, she says.
Other schools have been invited
to use the event for their own
For a school fundraising kit, email
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injuries in crash
Still open to the
Operators of the Keirunga Park Railway
have assured they will react immediately
to any findings of an investigation into an
accident at the family attraction that left
seven people injured.
Seven passengers, aged between three and
53, were treated for minor injuries when a
visiting steam locomotive derailed in wet
conditions at the miniature railway track in
Havelock North, just after noon on the
Saturday of Labour Weekend.
St John Ambulance, fire crews and police
attended the accident. The track was shut
down, but then allowed to re-open to the
public the next day.
A Department of Labour investigation into
the accident is ongoing. A department
spokesperson said a prohibition notice had
been put on the train involved, but the rail-
way park was free to continue operating
while the investigation was being completed.
Havelock North Live Steamers member
and park railway general manager Scott
Johnstone said his members regret the pain
and inconvenience caused to the injured
Mr Johnstone said the railway was
preparing to close at the time the accident
occurred, due to the deteriorating weather
conditions and traction problems
encountered by some locomotives on the wet
The accident was reported immediately to
the department, he said.
Following the removal of the locomotive
and carriages, the track was inspected and
following some replacement of damaged
sleepers, the railway was given clearance to
run [on both Sunday and Labour Day].
A report on the cause will be provided in
due course and any recommendations will be
acted upon immediately, he assured.
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