Chill-out time for politi­cians

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Mayor An­drew King, Labour List MP Jamie Strange, Hamil­ton city coun­cil­lor Ryan Hamil­ton and Na­tional MP for Hamil­ton West Tim Macin­doe take part in the Heart Stop­per 360 chal­lenge in Hamil­ton on Sat­ur­day. The elected rep­re­sen­ta­tives put aside any po­lit­i­cal dif­fer­ences and took part in the Heart Kids Heart Stop­per Chal­lenge by sit­ting in a 10 deg C tub of water for 360 sec­onds at Hot Spring Spa Pools in Te Rapa. They raised more than $1000 on the day for Heart Kids NZ. There were sev­eral other par­tic­i­pants, in­clud­ing lo­cal po­lice of­fi­cers, who wore their uni­forms for the dip. The lo­cal politi­cians chose to wear their “uni­form” of suits, shirts, ties and shoes. They were one of many teams that took part in the Heart Stop­per Chal­lenge across the coun­try. Heart Kids NZ is the only char­ity pro­vid­ing sup­port to chil­dren with heart de­fects and their fam­i­lies through­out the on­go­ing chal­lenges they face, with the char­ity close to reach­ing its $150,000 goal for 2018.

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