We had arranged to meet at 11 am at the Avondale Racecourse – not her usual haunt. Georgia is a communications student at AUT University, majoring in journalism. In a few weeks’ time she will graduate. And recently she worked as an intern at our local rag, the Western Leader, where her byline appeared in a number of articles, providing practical insight into her future profession. I am sure she will be doing well.
The interview was conducted at the highest level of the grandstand in full view of the expanse of the grounds. Well prepared with questions, an engaging smile – it was a pleasure to be interviewed by her. And yesterday her article appeared.
The Avondale Jockey Club had invited me to show a slideshow “Avondale in Pictures” this coming Saturday, 19 September: their first Saturday race meeting after five years (a charity event for the NZ Spinal Trust). An interesting exercise, and I am looking forward to it. Pictures of races, the Avondale Market, the village, the Rosebank Peninsula – something for everyone in a continuous loop running all afternoon in the ground floor foyer of the members stand.