Friday, November 27, 2009

Sports in the news.

"Dead Bunny Toss" from the Waikato, NZ Times Barry Woods
FLYING HIGH: Event organiser Barry Woods flings a rabbit during the world rabbit throwing championship at Waitomo, New Zealand.

New Zealand's champion rabbit thrower is a 19-year-old female German tourist.

Lisa Lutz could not believe her luck when she out-threw a Waitomo local by the name of "Butch" at the world rabbit throwing championship in Waitomo yesterday.

Here we are in New Zealand

Waitomo New Zealand - world famous for its Glowworm Caves.

More than 70 people took part in the event, according to organiser Barry Woods, who said it was great to see people of all ages rolling up their sleeves and taking part.

Competitors selected a dead rabbit from a pile and threw it into a trailer attached to a motorbike which, Mr Woods said, was exactly how it's done on the farm.

"Why shouldn't kids be able to see how it's done, handle a dead animal and learn about pests which destroy the environment?" he said.

Miss Lutz won a trip for two on the Waitomo Riverjet and a $100 meal voucher for her throwing ability. Dead Rabbit by wellman Bottle of Tui Beer from New Zealand, preferred favorite of New Zealand champion rabbit tossers. Our motto: "After tossing a few dead rabbits, it is time to toss down a Tui or two".

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