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Buoyant: Arrowtown youngster Angus Beaton has spent much of his summer holidays practising his swimming.
Schoolboy at last
Future bright for cancer battler
By BROOKE GARDINER
Arrowtown youngster Angus
Beaton has had to wait much
longer to start school than he
ever expected but next week, he
will pack his schoolbag and
walk to school for the first time.
Just months before his fifth
birthday, Angus had his world
turned upside down when he
was diagnosed with a large
stomach tumour and soft tissue
cancer which also spread to his
lungs and bone marrow.
Angus, his parents Gordon and
Fritha and big sister Kate, spent
most of 2012 in Christchurch
where the courageous youngster
put up an impressive battle
against the dreaded disease.
Less than nine months after
being diagnosed, doctors told
the Beatons the cancer was
''Going into remission now
wasn't expected. The doctors
don't say much, but they did
admit that was a big milestone,''
his mother said.
However, Angus will continue
to endure chemotherapy for
another 12 months which means
weekly trips to Invercargill.
The Beatons divided the sum-
mer holidays between their
home in Cardrona and
Invercargill but on Tuesday
they moved back to Arrowtown
for Angus and Kate to start
school on Thursday.
''We've got a cottage across the
road from the school. That's
what Angus asked for, to be able
to walk to school,'' Mrs Beaton
Angus will start in year 1 in a
class of children he should have
joined last year. He still gets
very tired and was a little
nervous about how he would
cope with a whole day at school,
but already he's made plans and
worked out times when he can
take a rest if needed, his mother
''I think it will be a good year.
Things seem to be happening
and falling into place.''
And if Angus' Christmas wish
for a ''happy ending'' comes
true, Mrs Beaton's hunch could
SHORT AND SHARP
Rooms to move in to
Two new relocatable classrooms
were transported to Remarkables
Primary School from Queenstown
Primary School last week, as the
roll at Queenstown s newest
school continues to grow rapidly,
just three years after it opened.
The roll is expected to top 500 this
year. The new block would be
known as the Taumata Pod and
houses two year 3 classes.
Rugby fan's treat
Fishbone Bar & Grill chef Takushi
Maekawa couldn t resist a quick
photograph when he bumped into
All Black inside centre Ma a Nonu
through Beach St
on Friday. The
been doing some
training based in
Queenstown. A delighted Mr
Maekawa has been no stranger to
rugby stars lately. Wallabies coach
Robbie Deans has eaten at
Fishbone three times this week.
Cheese for hedgehogs
Gibbston Valley Cheese has joined
Queenstown baby hedgehog
rescuer Ross Heywood s cause by
donating free sheep and goats
cheeses to his rescue operation,
after reading about his Arthurs
Point hedgehog haven in last
week s Mirror. Baby hedgehogs
are lactose intolerant.
Covert property for sale
The Bob s Cove home of former
United States presidential
bodyguard Jim Covert (pictured) is
for sale for $2.7 million. Lucky
locals have had the
opportunity to see
his 28-strong classic
car collection, which
Cunningham s Dad s
car from the
Happy Days. The
farm boy from Illinois spent 10
years working in the Secret
Service at the White House for the
Nixon, Ford and Carter
Lower Shotover Bridge users were
subjected to a nasty stench last
week after a pipe on the main
sewer line to Arrowtown broke,
spilling sewerage on to the bridge.
Queenstown Lakes District Council
media spokesperson Jo Blick said
despite the strong smell, the break
was quite minor and the waste
pooled on the bridge, with none
spilling into the river below.
This rare 1918 Packard Twin Six
classic car, from Wanaka s
Warbirds and Wheels collection,
won two of the top prizes at this
year s 59th Dunedin to Brighton
title for the
panel, and the people s choice
award, decided by those taking
part in the rally. The car is owned
by Wanaka businessman Robert
Duncan. It is believed to be one of
only two 1918 Packards with this
type of body.
counsellors are wanted
in Central Otago and
Queenstown Lakes. The
Programme offers free
training in Cromwell
from February 14. Call
0800 560 650 or email
com for information.
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