A feat to savour

The Northland Age - - Local News -

Five days of sur­f­cast­ing on 90 Mile Beach can be a test of en­durance for the keen­est Snapper Bo­nanza com­peti­tor, but few who were fish­ing on Satur­day March 16, day 4 of the tour­na­ment, would have been pre­pared to swap places with Te Raninikura Con­rad-El­lis or any of the oth­ers who set off from the Bluff bound for Ahipara, 63km away.

Te Raninikura said he and his fel­low Far North REAP Sol­diers had ded­i­cated their ef­fort to Vince and An­nie Ru­dolph’s daugh­ter Te Amo­haere, whose courage in the face of the ill­ness that took her life two years to the day be­fore the event in­spired her com­mu­nity and many around the coun­try.

Vince and An­nie rode with them all the way, but they couldn’t have done it with­out the sup­port of all sorts of peo­ple, and for that sup­port they were very grate­ful.

Te Raninikura’s thanks (Sol­dier­ing on) are ex­pressed on page 7.

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