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Gisborne's Sunshine Brewery recently put 5 of their products to the test at the N Z Beer and Food Fest held in Foxton. There were 63 beers in 8 categories and it was the 1st time market leaders Lion & DB pitted themselves against the products of micro breweries. The locally brewed beers did exceptionally well by picking up 2 silver medals and a bronze. Geoff Logan, brewer, said that his quality driven beers accounted for themselves honourably. Silver winning Gisborne Gold was 1 point behind Heineken in the Pilsner class. Gisborne Bitter was initially in a 3 way tie for first in the Draught class being relegated to Silver on a count back. Black Magic won a Bronze, one point behind Guiness, in the Stout class. Ample proof that they're on the right track to produce top quality beers without all the chemicals.


Gisborne Intermediate F2 pupil Carmen Tumanako was rewarded for her skills and diligence by winning the Speech Finals trophy. Carmen ad mitts that her teachers, Mrs Kiri Fox and Mr Hune Fox, had given her great support with their weekly tutoring lessons.


Makauri teacher Kathie Rutherford has a talent for fine art incorporated into her cake decorating. Kathie recently won 1st Prize in the Open Class at the Hawkes Bay Show with her Mars Cake. This artistic gift was encouraged by her Grandmother who 4 years ago suggested that Kathie make her sister's wedding cake. The mammoth challenge was accepted and with the books lent by her Grandmother she began. Presentation is most important especially the fine detail and realism. Some of her floral sprays are so realistic that most people are tempted to sniff them to experience their fragrance.


Geoff with winning products Gisborne Gold, Black Magic & Gisborne Bitter.


Gisborne Intermediate Speech Finalists Charmaine Tangira (left), Caroline Reedy, Carman and the magnificent carved trophy, Jamie Williams and Sonia August.


Kathie and her prize winning Mars Cake.