New Zealand Herald: 'Valerie Adams—Lunch, Food Tent and Personal Journey'

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This week Northland Age and New Zealand Herald online featured a recent trip Dame Valerie Adams made to Kaikohe in New Zealand's north.

 

"The more than 350 people who crowded into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' Kaikohe Stake Centre to hear Dame Valerie Adams were given an insight into the life of one of New Zealand's sports champions," the article begins.

"They learned a good deal too, including that Dame Valerie's lunch with the Queen had been awkward, the best part of the Olympics was the food tent, and one did not need to come from ideal circumstances to be a champion.

The double Olympic gold medal shot putter, a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, was speaking as part of an event organised by the Church to inspire youth and parents in the North.

She and her husband, Gabriel Price, spent the morning working alongside members of the community in Paihia, picking up rubbish from a beach and pulling weeds from a bush track being restored by Project Island Song."

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