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A minia­ture foal born af­ter his fright­ened fa­ther, Rocket, es­caped dur­ing a huge earth­quake has been named Jolt.

The tiny colt was born at Withaview Minia­ture Horse Stud in Koromiko, north of Blen­heim, last month. Staff at the Vet Cen­tre, in Blen­heim, who helped care for the tiny new ar­rival were run­ning a com­pe­ti­tion to name the colt. Jolt’s owner An­gela Smith chose the name out of al­most 100 sug­ges­tions. Con­grat­u­la­tions to Dide Whit­field Neiman who came up with the win­ning name. onto her side of the road into the park­ing lane side and run straight into it," he said. An­other wit­ness saw the im­me­di­ate af­ter­math and de­scribed see­ing smoke com­ing out of the car. The ten­ants of the dam­aged prop­erty were not present at the time of the crash and faced an un­cer­tain fu­ture re­gard­ing their busi­ness. The busi­ness owner Nick Paul said his new busi­ness was about to open when the crash hap­pened. "Three days we have been putting in the vinyl and this hap­pened," he said. The ac­ci­dent caused de­lays on Main St for two hours.

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