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The foot­path be­tween the Newslink of­fice and the end of the street has been well trod­den dur­ing the last month.

Ev­ery hour some of the Newslink’s Steptem­ber team have got up from their desks and walked to the end of the street and back.

Ini­tially our neigh­bours at Jenkin’s Main Drive, Har­courts and the Stihl Shop Gore prob­a­bly thought we were a bit mad, but they’ve en­cour­aged us as the month has gone on, rain or shine thanks guys! Col­lec­tively, the four of us have walked 1,229,995 steps, which equates to 789.6km, to raise money for kids with cere­bral palsy.

Ev­ery­one’s be­ing a bit se­cre­tive on how much weight they’ve lost but it’s col­lec­tively around about 10kg.

But pound­ing the pave­ment doesn’t stop now that it’s October.

Three of us are head­ing to Queen­stown next month to huff and puff our way through the 10km at the Queen­stown Marathon, so there’ll be a bit more step­ping to the end of the street to do be­fore then.

Rachael Kelly RE­PORTER: Rachael Kelly (03) 209-0114, 027 641 4281, rachael.kelly@fair­fax­me­dia.co.nz; NEWS DIREC­TOR: Ge­off Mein, ge­off.mein@fair­fax­me­dia.co.nz, 027 200 4404; SALES MAN­AGER SOUTH­LAND: Jac­qui McKin­ney (027) 807 3163, jac­qui.mckin­ney@fair­fax­me­dia.co.nz. ME­DIA AC­COUNT EX­EC­U­TIVE: Doreen Scoullar (03) 209 0117, 027 836 4667 doreen.scoullar@fair­fax­me­dia.co.nz; ME­DIA SALES CON­SUL­TANT: Tyla Routhan (03) 209 0118, (027) 562 7381 tyla.routhan@fair­fax­me­dia.co.nz; CLAS­SI­FIEDS: Shirley Cleaver (03) 209 0108; AD DEAD­LINES: Fea­tures - Friday 3pm; Dis­play - Mon­day 2pm; Clas­si­fieds Wednesday 10am. AD­DRESS: 171 Main St, PO Box 66, Gore 9740. MISSED DE­LIV­ERY: 0800 784 846. DIG­I­TAL EDI­TIONS: neigh­bourly.co.nz. ON­LINE: stuff.co.nz, south­land­times.co.nz

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