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Two New Trustees Add Sting To Work Of Halberg Trust In The Southern Region

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3 October 2008 - Successful Southern Sting coach and popular Southland netball identity Robyn Broughton and Dunedin businessman Paul Parsons, have been appointed Trustees of the Halberg Trust in the Otago/ Southland region.

Established back in 1963 by former Olympic 5000m gold medallist Sir Murray Halberg, the Halberg Trust has grown to become one of New Zealand's most respected not-for-profit organisations, with the twin aims of honouring sporting excellence and linking people with a disability to sport and active leisure in an inclusive environment.

Sir Murray was also recently accorded with the Order of New Zealand at Government House in Wellington. The Order of New Zealand, limited to 20 living people at any one time, is the highest honour this country can bestow.

Halberg Trust Southern Region chairman Paul Allison says that while the annual Westpac Halberg Awards and Westpac Halberg Celebrity Sporting Functions held across the country "provide the Trust with a high profile, we are increasingly doing more and more work in the community through our Sports Opportunity programme.

"Both Robyn, through her own strong profile and respect in the Southland area plus her work at community level, and the business connections and many sporting contacts Paul brings, will add great value to the work of the Trust in the Otago/Southland region. Now with Robyn in Invercargill and Paul in Dunedin we have a Trustee presence in our two key population areas."

The two new Trustees have quickly stepped up to assist with the upcoming Westpac Halberg Celebrity Sporting Functions in the region.

In line skater Nicole Begg and motocross champion Katherine Prumm, Westpac Sportswoman Finalists of the Year for 2007, headline the Dunedin Westpac Halberg Celebrity Function at the Town Hall on Wednesday October 22. The next day attention switches to Invercargill with Sydney 2000 single scull rowing gold medallist Rob Waddell the guest speaker. He will be joined by NZ Olympic team Chef de Mission in Beijing Dave Currie, who will MC the function at Ascot Park.

Then on Friday October 24, former All Black No.8 and coach Alex Wyllie is guest speaker at the Queenstown celebrity sporting function at the Millennium Hotel.

Tickets for the three functions are available by contacting the Halberg Trust at office@halberg.co.nz or on 09 579 9931.

All funds raised at the events will support the work of the Halberg Trust in linking young people with a disability to sport and active leisure in the Otago/Southland region.

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