Inspiring stories, real news and the hard questions

It has been a great experience this week to sit and talk with neurosurgeon Sarah Olson who was home for a short stay visiting her parents.

Sarah was born in Hokitika and in this issue of Coaster’s Weekly we take great pride in celebrating the amazing achievements of another special Coaster.

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Have a listen here as I outline a little more about this week’s happenings.

This week our Coaster’s Pass takes you to Punakaki. For this week you book with any of the accommodation providers in the town to get a Coaster’s Pass deal.

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Thanks again for your on-going support. If you have story you think should be told in Coaster’s Weekly, or you know of a couple of characters we really ought to talk to, please let us know.

Bruce Smith

Inspiring stories, real news and the hard questions