For­get the gi­ant beanstalk . . .

The Northland Age - - Local News -

Six-year-old Jack­son Rogers was nois­ily con­fi­dent that he would win Pa­parore School’s gi­ant pump­kin com­pe­ti­tion, and in the end it wasn’t even close.

His whop­per spec­i­men wasn’t ac­tu­ally weighed at the school gala, but was pro­nounced the win­ner when no one could lift it off the ground.

Just get­ting the pump­kin to the school had been some­thing of a mis­sion, his mum Sarah said. She had rolled it a short dis­tance, un­til the un­fa­mil­iar side-ef­fects of se­vere anaer­o­bic exercise kicked in. With dad Craig help­ing it was then dragged to the fam­ily ute aboard a tar­pau­lin, which, to Craig’s de­light, now sports a whop­ping great hole.

Run­ner-up in the big­gest pump­kin cat­e­gory was Jamie Vinac, with Kiarn Beard third, while Kalani Attwood collected the prize for the most im­pres­sive spec­i­men.

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