Family home for Christmas

by Kent Caddick

West Melton woman Chris Lee is looking forward to having all the family around her for Christmas after winning a major prize in a supermarket competition.

Mrs Lee won a $6,000 travel package from Foodstuffs after her entry into the competition was picked out of thousands from around the South Island following a purchase at the West Melton Four Square supermarket.

She said she will be using it to bring family over from Australia for Christmas.

“My daughter, her husband and their two children, my grandchildren, live in a relatively remote part of central New South Wales and getting to New Zealand from there is a long and expensive trip.

“My son and his family live in Darfield so it will be great to have the whole family together for Christmas so they can all catch up.”

West Melton Four Square owner Brent Little said he was delighted for Mrs Lee.

“It’s great to have a local win this competition and what a great way to spend her prize.”

The supermarket opened in the new shopping centre in West Melton late last year.