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Interislander helps Accor $10 race competitors

06/10/05

Interislander helps Accor $10 race competitors cross the Cook Strait


The Press reporter, Jo McKenzie-McLean and Kimberley Rothwell on Interislander's Kaitaki, look at where they are heading next on the
Accor $10 race.

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Forty-four enthusiastic competitors in the Accor $10 race completed the hardest part of their journey today - crossing Cook Strait - all thanks to Interislander.

After traveling from Auckland yesterday with only $10 in their pockets, the competitors boarded Kaitaki this morning to finish the final leg of their race to Queenstown, while raising money for Cure Kids along the way.

Interislander Manager General Passenger Services, Martin Weekes was pleased to be helping the competitors in their journey and giving them a free ride from one island to the other.


Competitor Rebecca Holms paints Taila Simmons-Smith's face
onboard Kaitaki.

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"Cure Kids is a really great organisation and we're thrilled to be able to offer our support to the competitors and the cause."

The competitors have faced a series of challenges on their journey so far and while they were onboard Kaitaki, Interislander gave them the opportunity to raise more money by face painting children's faces.

Cure Kids is a children's health organisation that funds research for cures of life-threatening illnesses such as cancer, cot death, birth defects, cystic fibrosis, asthma and diabetes.


Jane Hulme and Tia Te Wake from the Telecom Team enjoy the view from Kaitaki.

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ENDS


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