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Many Porirua res­i­dents will re­call The Fource bar­ber­shop quar­tet from Aotea Col­lege. Knox­ana Leasi, Olivia Sa­muel, Theadora Esera and Georgina Pe­ni­amina made up The Fource, a quar­tet that em­barked on three over­seas trips and won a heap of ti­tles on the na­tional stage.

We catch up with the four singers in this week’s Flash­back on page 18. One has moved to Aus­tralia and the oth­ers are liv­ing in Welling­ton, but they have ob­vi­ously re­tained their sparkle and joy of singing.

In our sports sec­tion, page 60, we tell the heart­warm­ing story of Ti­tahi Bay Ath­let­ics Club mem­ber Brandy Collins. We tried last week, but didn’t do a very good job be­cause of a glitch in our sys­tem. Collins has a Global Learn­ing Dis­abil­ity and gen­er­ally com­petes in dis­abled sport.

But the 16-year-old com­peted in the Welling­ton open ath­let­ics champs this month and came away with gold and sil­ver in the shot put and dis­cus, a tremen­dous achieve­ment.

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