MANJIMUP'S Clayton Ellis has claimed the national record at the New Zealand Olive Stone Spitting competition.
Mr Ellis spat an olive stone which reached a distance of 12.64m as part of the third annual Hilux New Zealand Rural Games in Palmerston North on March 12.
The distance was not only a national record but a personal best for Mr Ellis, who said his prior record for cherry pip spitting was 10.3m.
Mr Ellis attended the games in New Zealand after winning the Cherry Pip Spitting Competition at the Cherry Harmony Festival last year with a distance of 9.2m.
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Clayton Ellis, Australian cherry stone spitting champion from Manjimup near Perth, became New Zealand olive stone spitting champion in association with Helisolutions and also finished second in the wine barrel racing championship run in association with Property Brokers Palmerston North, behind local man Paul McClutchie.