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THE LONGEST TABLE LUNCH

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MANJIMUP NEWTON ORCHARDS SUNDAY 9.12.12
THE longest table lunch ever in the history of Manjimup, Australia and probably most other regions, was held in the middle of a cherry orchard today (or last weekend).
The brains behind the event organised for four World Class Chefs to prepare five courses to eat alongside the best wines available on the planet.

It should also be made clear that the almost 250 people sat at one table, not five alongside each other. If you were down one end you had to call a taxi to get to the other end. One patron, separated from his partner, took five hours to make his way under the table in a frantic search for his loved one, or someone to love, or someone he once loved, no-one knew.


In fact, the food was delivered along the length of the table from the back of a truck.


And here, right after the inaugural Loquat Stone Spitting Championship of the Planet, are three men who featured but lost.

On the left is up and coming spitter, Jeff Pow, in the middle the sp…
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MANJIMUP
December 8,
2012

LOCAL BOY WRESTS CROWN
IN a dramatic finish to the Australasian GlobeVista Cherry Pip Spitting Championships, local lad Clint "Dark Cloud" Thompson spat a hug 14 metre, or 12 metre, or maybe just over 11 metres, to win this years championship.

In the final were the current Australasian champion, New Zealander Aaron "Thunder Tongue" Collins and last years Australian champ Grant "Hercules" Hetherington.

One local estimated the crowd at around 15,000, while an out-of-towner suggested the number might have been closer to 5000. It made no difference, all were treated to the very best of spitting from the Australasian region.

Clint has his passport ready and is willing to fly to Cromwell in the middle south of the south island to defend his title against all the Kiwis have to spit at him.

Aaron Collins was shattered by his loss and has sworn to avenge his defeat. His manager, Ben "Haka" Wakefield said Aaron seemed out of sor…

THE ANNUAL GLOBE VISTA CHERRY PIP/STONE SPITTING CHAMIONSHIP OF THE ENTIRE WORLD ... well, some of it ... IS ON AGAIN!

MANJIMUP
4.12.12
It's on again and this year the boys and girls from Big Timber Country are determined to wrest the trophy back from the Ditch Dudes.

The New Zealanders piked out last year. They were too frightened to send someone over, but we sent them Hercules Hetherington. Here's how it was reported on this very page:

IN a startling turn of events, a school teacher claiming to be from Green Island, an island off the coast of Dunedin (NZ), has won the Globe Vista Australasian Cherry Pip/Stone Spitting Championship.
Aaron Collins spat a massive 12.58 metres to to win the event and the right to spit in the faces of 5000 Australians in the return spit in Manjimup this coming December.
It is believed Hercules Hetherington was handed a drink just before the final and the question has been raised: Was it spiked? Were his knees hobbled? Who was that man in the background? Why did the resident official turn his back at the last minute? 
Hetherington, who normally spits well ov…