Newsreader for Cup fundraiser

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The co-host for Queenstown Rotary Club’s Melbourne Cup fundraiser next month is TV One newsreader Wendy Petrie.

She’s pictured with organiser/co-host Chris Campbell, who says signed auction items include US President Barack Obama’s autobiography, a bib from golfing great Tiger Woods, a guitar from band AC/DC and a photograph of singer Stevie Nicks.

Proceeds will be split between Queenstown Primary and the Wakatipu Youth Trust.

Last year’s auction raised $34,000 to kit local primary school children in safety vests. The Prime Restaurant function on November 3 also includes a TAB terminal and a fashion show.

Tickets at $50 a head are on sale at Locations Realty.