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STAR APPEAL: Rachel Hunter will be the guest MC and host of the CRT
Ladies Night in Ohoka on October 31.
CRT LADIES Night event co-
ordinator says it was pure
luck getting Rachel Hunter
signed on as this year's MC
I was incredibly lucky
because I asked at the right
time -- and it fitted in per-
fectly with her schedule for
New Zealand's Got Talent,''
Helen Shrewsbury said.
The supermodel and reality
TV star has returned to New
Zealand from her base in Los
Angeles. Rachel had the per-
fect credentials for this year's
fashion and beauty theme, Ms
The seven-year-old event
aimed to bring often isolated
rural women together for a
night of fun and entertain-
Nowadays ladies have a
lot more say about what hap-
pens on the farm, so this is
giving them a good night out
and it's an opportunity for
them to meet other women
from the rural sector.''
Along with a buffet dinner
and drinks, guests will learn
how to style themselves to fit
their body shape, and get hair
and makeup tips and tricks
from Rachel and other top
Rachel will also be engag-
ing guests with stories from
her personal life, Ms Shrews-
We will be interviewing
Rachel and delving into what
her everyday life is like -- so
the audience will get the
inside information into what
Hollywood life is like.''
The Ladies Nights will be held
at 10 South Island locations
from Nelson to Invercargill.
The North Canterbury event will
be in Ohoka.
lucky to survive
in crash drama
FIRST-HAND: The accident happened outside the home of NZ First MP Richard Prosser.
By ANNA PRICE
A 38-YEAR-OLD emergency nurse is
lucky to be alive after his motorcycle
and a ute crashed at a Sefton inter-
section last Friday.
The man, whose name had not been
released when the Outlook went to
press, was flown by Westpac Rescue
helicopter to Christchurch Hospital's
emergency department, where he was
heading to work for night duty.
His injuries included two fractured
femurs, a broken wrist, a partially
broken jaw and suspected fractured
An emergency crewman said the man
was lucky to have survived.
The crash happened at 6.20pm at the
intersection of Marshmans Rd and the
Rangiora-Leithfield Rd -- outside the
gate of NZ First MP and Northern Out-
look columnist Richard Prosser.
He was alerted by a loud bang, and
by the time he arrived on the scene the
other driver was already calling emerg-
Police and fire personnel attended
within 15 minutes of the crash, and
three young males from a van moved
the badly damaged bike off the road
and cleared away the worst of the
debris, while another directed traffic.
The Westpac Rescue Helicopter was
at the scene in less than 30 minutes.
I have only praise for the calm
professionalism I saw from everyone of
the response teams involved, and for
my neighbours,'' Mr Prosser said.
A man who held the motorcyclist's
head for most of the ordeal was also
singled out for praise.
After witnessing first-hand the
response, Mr Prosser hailed the
largely unsung heroes'' of all emerg-
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