Razor gives Snowman cold chill

By Christine McKay

Dannevirke's Max McFarland, aka the Snowman, has a major headache, thanks to an announcer on local community radio.

"I've got a big mouth and when Murray Cushing said he was going to raise $1000 for the Growing thorough Grief programme, I said, 'yeah, you've got as much chance of that as me cutting my hair off'," Mr McFarland said. "Of course, Murray was quick on the uptake and now my big mouth has got me into trouble because I've had to agree to being shaved if he can drum up that $1000.

"I don't really want my hair cut off, but I've said yes, so that's it."

And Mr McFarland, manager of Radio Dannevirke, which broadcasts on the 104.2 frequency, said he was sure Mr Cushing would soon have the donations rolling in.

"It's for a great cause, but being as bald as a badger in winter, well ... I'm not keen."

Radio Dannevirke is now being heard in Woodville and north of Dannevirke and Mr McFarland would like listeners to let the station know where they're picking up the signal: "We've already had several people say how good it is to hear our local station outside the town boundaries."

Mr Cushing would love listeners to make a donation towards Growing through Grief, which helps children aged 5 to 12.

- Hawkes Bay Today

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