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Get in dad’s good books; win him a $10,000 holiday for Father’s Day

11 August, 2015

Although he tries not to show it, your dad’s tired of receiving socks and shaving cream for Father’s Day every year. So why not treat him to something a bit more desired, say, a 204-piece toolkit and a family holiday valued at $10,000? Well for one family, this will become a reality, thanks to the kind folks at Repco.

From August 13 to September 6, 2015, every purchase that you make at Repco stores nationwide gives you an entry in the draw to win this incredible prize. Simply text the word REPCO, your receipt number, and your name to 244, and you’re in!

Five runners-up will also be selected, with each to be awarded a copy of All Black Corey Jane’s new book, Winging It.

To find your nearest Repco outlet, click here to access their handy store locator.

Terms and conditions: standard text charges apply. Competition runs August 13 to September 6, 2015 (all entries must be texted to 244 by 11.59pm September 6, 2015 to be in the draw). Prize comes in the form of a $6000 Flight Centre card and a $4000 Visa Prezzy Card. Plus five runners-up will get a signed copy of Corey Jane’s new book, Winging It. See for full terms and conditions.

Motorsport Flashback – Kiwi rallying in the 1970s

Rallying arrived in New Zealand in 1973 like a tsunami. It had been only a few years since the sport was introduced here and shortly afterwards Heatway came on board as the sponsor to take rallying to a new level. The 1973 Heatway would be the longest and biggest yet, running in both islands with 120 drivers over eight days and covering some 5400 kilometres. The winner was 31-year-old Hannu Mikkola — a genuine Flying Finn who had been rallying since 1963 before putting any thoughts of a career on hold until he completed an economics degree. The likeable Finn became an instant hero to many attracted to this new motor sport thing. I was one of them.

Think of it as a four-door Cooper

New Zealand Mini Owners Club coordinator Josh Kelly of Dunedin loves his Minis. It’s a family affair. Julie and Mike, Josh’s mum and dad, are just as keen, and they can usually all be found taking part in the club’s annual ‘Goodbye, Pork Pie’ charity run from the North of the country to the South.
But lately Josh’s young head has been turned by some other revolutionary BMC cars. He has picked up a couple of Austin and Morris 1100 and 1300s, which he started to restore — that was until an opportunity arose to buy a rare example stored in a shed.