Kurtis goes for gold!

Readers may recall our recent story on Waiuku College student Kurtis Shuker.

Kurtis (18) was preparing to take on the Aussies at orienteering, after being selected to represent New Zealand at the 2017 Australian Schools’ Orienteering Championships. Well he’s done it!

Last Wednesday, Kurtis became the deserving owner of the gold medal for the Senior Boys’ Sprint Race. Beating out 27 trans-Tasman competitors over the 3.3km course, Kurtis crossed the finish line with a five second margin. The event was held in New South Wales.

Mum Rebecca said, “We’re feeling very proud of him. The boys in the team have had ‘NZ’ shaved into their hair. Spirits are high!”

Not only did Kurtis win the sprint race, but he and his NZ rep team have thrashed the Aussie teams, uplifting the Southern Cross Challenge trophy.


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