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City councillor wins Metlink safari

Tuesday 20 May 2008, 6:23PM

By Greater Wellington Regional Council

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WELLINGTON

Wellington city councillor Andy Foster, and his team mate Greg Thurlow, have won the 2008 Metlink city safari, held last Sunday.

Cr Foster, in charge of Wellington City's transport portfolio, and Mr Thurlow won the 2006 city safari.

More than 350 people took part in the unique orienteering / rogaine event, in which people can use public transport, instead of their legs, to get to the various checkpoints around the city. Participants travelled on buses, trains, the cable car and the harbour ferry to reach their destinations.

Organiser Michael Wood said the event was a great opportunity to showcase Metlink – Greater Wellington’s public transport network. “People find out first-hand just how good our public transport system really is.”

The city safari consisted of two courses: a six-hour event for serious contenders, and a more family -oriented three-hour event. Lower Hutt father and son team, John Robertson and Tim, 12, were winners of the three-hour event.

For full results, visit the City Safari website.