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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 12, Issue 1 (April 1, 1937)

Sledging on Wellington Hills

Sledging on Wellington Hills.

Ski-ing is rapidly becoming a sport well-patronised in New Zealand, but for the younger generation, lads and lassies not yet in their ‘teens, there is a substitute to be found almost outside the front door. Sledging down the hills in Wellington has been a most popular diversion this summer. The long grass on the slopes of the hills near the Ewart Home (Wellington) has been worn threadbare by the youngsters who count it for nothing to haul a heavy sledge to the top of a steep climb in order that they might have that exhilarating breathless slide down. How the patients at the Ewart Home must envy those youngsters as they watch them enjoy their young lives!