Friday, October 30, 2009

Superstar merino Shrek to mix and mingle with Queenstown shoppers this weekend
Superstar merino Shrek will be mixing and mingling with Queenstown shoppers this Saturday morning to celebrate the launch of the new book: Dust to Gold: The inspiring story of Bendigo Station, home of Shrek.

Shrek will attend the official book launch in Cromwell tonight and he will then drive, with station owner John Perriam, up to Queenstown first thing Saturday.
The celebrity woolly sheep, who has raised over $150K for charity since he was discovered living in a cave 1400 metres above sea level in 2004, hung up his fundraising hat last year to retire.
But, not one to miss the chance to lend a hand, or rather foot, to fundraising efforts, Shrek’s more than happy to leave the comfort of his plush suite at historic Bendigo Station to help promote the new book with royalties going to Cure Kids.
Shrek will then tour with John to Alexandra, Winton, Gore and Invercargill on 11-13 November as John will be speaking at events in each of these centres. Shrek will stop off and walk amongst shoppers in each of these centres, too.

Dust to Gold is the inspiring and heart-warming story of the trials and tribulations of one of our most hard-working and entrepreneurial farming couples. It follows in the wake of Random House’s trail-blazing and bestselling Castle Hill book of which almost 30,000 copies have been sold to date. Dust to Gold is another story with a big heart and it promises to strike a similar chord with Kiwis.

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