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Central Leader - - News -

Fire­fight­ers raised a record $140,000 for the Leukaemia and Blood Foun­da­tion in their races up the Sky Tower last week­end.

Eighty brigades from around the coun­try climbed the 51 flights of stairs dressed in 25kg of fire­fight­ing gear.

The Auck­land Air­port Fire Res­cue bri­gade put in a good show­ing on the day, com­ing run­ner-up in both the race up the tower and the fundrais­ing, with al­most $12,000 as their fi­nal tally.

Top fundrais­ers for the fourth year in a row were Pai­hia vol­un­teers and first team to the top were South Auck­land.

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