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The Place to be for Anniversary Weekend 2012
WANGANUI FESTIVAL WEEKEND
21 - 23 January 2012
A celebration of Our River. Our People. Our Life
Come & See what Wanganui has to oﬀer
31 Taupo Quay, Wanganui - FREEPHONE 0800 926 426 - firstname.lastname@example.org www.wanganui.com
Monday 2pm No 12 Tram Relaunch
100 years ago it travelled the streets of Wanganui.
Be there to see the restored No 12 Tram drive out of the Tramshed
once again for the frst me since 1912.
ON SATURDAY 21st
ON SUNDAY 22st
MORE FM BOARDWALK
ON SUNDAY 22st
VCC Rally 2012
800 Vintage Vehicles on display Vintage
Machinery - Model Trains Armed
Constabulary - Re-enactment & much much
more for the whole family!
FREE for children under 12
The Fun starts at 10am,
through till 4pm.
Live Music Food & Wine
Corporate 8's Rowing 200m Kayak Sprints
Get involved in the fun: Plastic Fantastic
Race Jetboat Fun
Challenge awakens competitiveness
No barr to exercise: The Palmerston North Forsyth Barr team who won the small business section of the BNZ Workplace
Challenge, from left, Mark Ammundsen, Brian McMeikan, Kari Crichton and Gloriena Leung.
Photo: LEILANI HATCH
By JUDITH LACY
Before the challenge there
really wasn't the motivation to do
it, but then I found I was rather
By day they think financial
numbers and returns and for five
weeks they also thought exercise
numbers and wellbeing returns.
Organised Anarchy -- Forsyth
Barr's four Palmerston North staff
-- won the small business section of
the 2011 BNZ Workplace Chal-
A visit from Sport Manawatu
staff a couple of days before the
prompted the quartet to enter for
the first time.
Over the five weeks they clocked
up 11,575 minutes of activity
Mark Ammundsen plays golf
once a week off a 7 handicap, goes
to the gym at lunchtimes, runs on
the weekends, and plays squash to
The investment adviser also
plays hockey year-round and is
training for the National Masters
Hockey Tournament in Palmerston
North in March.
Most days he does more than one
Gloriena Leung walks home from
work when it is fine -- a 30-minute
trip, walks on weekends and tends
the garden on her 1G4 acre section
that includes 40 roses.
During the challenge the invest-
ment adviser did extra walking to
and from town for lunch and to see
friends, which often ended up two
to three hours' exercise.
Manager Brian McMeikan walks
to and from work every day. He also
walks his dog most days for any-
thing up to an hour.
It was important to have respite
from sitting in front of a computer
screen all day, he said.
During the challenge Mr McMei-
kan went to the gym three times a
week and continues to be a regular
When he can, he cycles on the
weekends and is trying to kid his
colleagues into being part of the two
Forsyth Barr teams nationwide
participating in a challenge to pedal
the length of New Zealand.
The April ride will come through
Palmerston North and he has put
his name down to do some of it.
He is a value for money'' golfer --
he spends a lot of time on the
Adviser assistant Kari Crichton
goes to the gym three to four times
a week and also walks and runs.
During the challenge she upped
the frequency and duration of her
gym attendance and would walk or
run at night.
Before the challenge there really
wasn't the motivation to do it, but
then I found I was rather competi-
She also played football with her
two children a couple of times and
did lots of skipping before and after
Miss Crichton said skipping was
an easy exercise to fit around chil-
When she did not have them, she
would put on her iPod and go for a
10-kilometre walk on Sundays.
It was definitely fun to do and it
was good to challenge ourselves to
see how much we could actually
There was also rivalry with its
neighbour Student Flights, with Mr
McMeikan joking they are still
waiting for the winning shout.
While some team leaders
struggled to get everyone to record
their activity minutes, Organised
Anarchy were just that -- filling in
the chart after the morning confer-
Other results: Active at Work:
Wi's Angels, Sport Manawatu;
Office Based: Go Girls, Dannevirke
High; Most Improved: Team Going
Forward, Te Manawa.
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