Hundreds of schoolchildren from Hokitika to Ahaura - including every primary school in Greymouth - massed in Rugby Park, Greymouth, this morning for a tilt at the Guinness World Record for a continuous high-five chain.

The record is currently held in the United States with 1647 high-fives, but Greymouth organiser Maria Swinburn was hoping to break the 2000 mark.

Participating children had to do their high-fives in a chain, two at a time.

The Greymouth attempt was run as a fundraiser for various local charities. The official count was still under way early this afternoon.

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The record is currently held in the United States with 1647 high-fives. Photo / Greymouth Star
The record is currently held in the United States with 1647 high-fives. Photo / Greymouth Star

-Greymouth Star