Syd­ney trip for staunch fan

Auckland City Harbour News - - News -

The money Harry New­bury and his wife Pam have been sav­ing to get them­selves to Aus­tralia is now their spending money.

Harry, 70, won flights for two to Syd­ney cour­tesy of Air New Zealand and match-day tick­ets to see the Voda­fone War­riors play the Bull­dogs next month at the Mad Butcher and Sub­ur­ban News­pa­pers Com­mu­nity Trust’s Rooster Roast on Sun­day.

The event, a fundraiser for Kidz First at Mid­dle­more and Al­lergy New Zealand, saw the Voda­fone War­riors game against the Syd­ney City Roost­ers played live on the big screens at the Eller­slie Event Cen­tre.

Harry and Pam have been sav­ing up for a trip across the ditch to at­tend a nephew’s 21st but now they plan to com­bine a fam­ily party with their trip.

A War­riors sea­son-ticket holder since day one, Harry says the Rooster Roast was an ex­cel­lent day out – “10-and-ahalf out of 10, but I would say that wouldn’t I?”

The Mt Eden res­i­dent used to at­tend games with two friends, both of whom have since died.

“I’m the last man stand­ing but it has meant that I go with fam­ily mem­bers and it is great to see the love of the team be­ing passed down.”

And Harry says he knows a bit about luck.

“I had a brush with can­cer 13 years ago and they gave me two years to live but the treat­ments went well and here I am,” he says.

“When you get news like that you tend to learn to value life.”

Mad Butcher Peter Leitch says he was de­lighted the prize went to a wor­thy win­ner.

“We were a bit wor­ried about the num­bers but by the time the main game kicked off there was a re­ally good crowd in,” he says.

Happy Harry: Mad Butcher Peter Leitch hands over the voucher for flights for two to Syd­ney and tick­ets to the Voda­fone War­riors game against the Bull­dogs to Rooster Roast prize draw win­ner Harry New­bury.

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