Paralympic exhibition finishes Northern tour

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Jan Peck from Ruakaka checks out the painting of Paralympian Cameron Leslie in the Kauri Room at the Hub, at Whangarei Town Basin. Photo / John Stone
Jan Peck from Ruakaka checks out the painting of Paralympian Cameron Leslie in the Kauri Room at the Hub, at Whangarei Town Basin. Photo / John Stone

A unique exhibition of artworks featuring some of the country's top Paralympic stars, including two of Northland's finest, has done its tour of the region.

The Spirit of Gold Collection features a series of 12 works by artist Amber Stephens of some of New Zealand's most high profile summer and winter Paralympians and Para-Athletes, including Whangarei's Cameron Leslie and Dargaville's Emma Foy.

The exhibition was held at Dargaville Primary School, and in the Kauri Room at the Hub, at Whangarei Town Basin.

On Wednesday the collection was taken to Cape Reinga for a photo shoot to show the exhibition on its way from the Cape to Bluff.

Paralympic New Zealand has partnered with the New Zealand Chambers of Commerce to take the Spirit of Gold Collection Tour to 10 centres around the country.

After the tour the collection will be auctioned during a planned "send off" event in June or July to mark the team leaving for training camps ahead of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, from September 7-18.

- Northern Advocate

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