51 floors of grunt

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Arrowtown volunteers (from left) Terry Youngman, Chris Tate, Rob Andrews and John Hillock are among 12 Wakatipu Basin firefighters tackling the gut-busting 1103-step Firefighter Sky Tower Challenge in Auckland this Saturday. Members from Arrowtown, Frankton and Queenstown fire brigades have been training in the full kit and breathing apparatus – weighing up to 25kg – they will lug up the 51-floor climb. The fire crews have so far raised $7800 for the Leukemia and Blood Foundation, beneficiaries of the event.