FOR those of you who have not followed the career of Micky "Chunky" Norris, here are a few details and photos of his trip to Palmerston North, NZ, earlier this year. Palmerston North, South, East and West, is the epicentre of all that is the best of New Zealand and home to the New Zealand Rural … Continue reading THE BIG SPIT 2019
Fremantle Press publisher Georgia Richter knocks her writing dream on the head in exchange for a new role as an editor September 7, 2019 I was going to be a writer when I grew up. That belief forged my identity from the age of six, when I won the Keilor City Library short story competition … Continue reading Some people are beyond a casual “thank you”
Brooke Davis, Lost and Found, author. Lost and Found Speaking with: Jon Doust, Boy on a Wire, author. Boy on a Wire
Is that the truth? It is a re-launch of a book, yes. But then a kind of game show about fact and fiction. Two team face off in a game called Is that the Truth. One team member is challenged by Chair Katie McAllister and the other team members have to determine fact or fiction. … Continue reading DOUST DAVIS
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Cecilia Allen, PerthNow March 22, 2017 3:16pm MANJIMUP'S Clayton Ellis has claimed the national record at the New Zealand Olive Stone Spitting competition. Mr Ellis spat an olive stone which reached a distance of 12.64m as part of the third annual Hilux New Zealand Rural Games in Palmerston North on March 12. The distance was … Continue reading Kiwis spitting chips after record pip spit
This year’s Manjimup Cherry Harmony Festival is the 15th.And they said it would never last.The spitters will make their mark again, on the tarmac, on the road, where the pips land.And don’t forget the first prize in GlobeVista Cherry Pip Spitting Championship of Australia and All Other Freedom Loving nations of the Entire Universe is: … Continue reading Better Bigger Brighter
What can we expect this year?The big spitting Clint World's Best Practice Thomson will be back to defend his Globe Vista Australasian Championship belt.They sent this bloke, Mike Wardill (right), a couple of years ago and he did fine but this year, guess what, Two Big Guys.Shane and Jack Jordan know how to chop, spit, … Continue reading YES, IT’S SPITTIN’ TIME AGAIN!
MANJIMUPDecember, 2014.On Saturday the 13th it will be someone's lucky day. Lucky because no-one can tell in the spitting game - one spitter who spat 13 metres in a heat will choke and only manage 10 in the final.It has happened. And this year will not feature the current Australasian Champion, New Zealand's Mike "Wide … Continue reading Cherry Pip Spitting at it’s best!
Friday, 10 January 2014Spitting titleholder's family has talentCromwell cherry stone spitter Mike Wardill successfully defended his national title on the weekend and it seems his family is set to follow in his footsteps. With a winning spit of 12.09m, Mr Wardill smashed his previous record of 11.5m and outspat the Australasian champ Adam Buckley, of … Continue reading Home town advantage