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Melbourne Cup Celebrations

On the 3rd of November we all got together and celebrated the Melbourne Cup. We had a sweepstake and watched the race with drinks and nibbles. Many of our residents dressed for the occassion and there were prizes for the best outfit and hat.

Resthome resident John, pictured below, recalls when he first came in New Zealand in 1960, he went to the Wellington horse race to celebrate Melbourne Cup and made a bet for £2 on a horse named Hijinx and luckily finished first place so he got to take home £77. 

john and helen