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Valerie Adams Book Launch Lunch


Thu 1 Nov 2012, 12:00pm–2:00pm

Where: Amora Hotel, 170 Wakefield St, Te Aro, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General: $125.00
  • Additional fees may apply


The Wellington Employers’ Chamber of Commerce in association with Paper Plus and Hachette New Zealand invite you to join with them for the book launch lunch of Valerie - The Autobiography.

Valerie will be interviewed by Phil Gifford, author of her book during the lunch.

The story of one of New Zealand’s greatest sporting champions and much-loved Olympian.

‘We cried. For one minute we were all so very happy, and nobody could say one word at this time. It was one of the most fantastic moments of my life, to have so much joy.’ – Coach Jean-Pierre Egger, when Valerie told him she had won gold in London.

Valerie changes the face of New Zealand sports books. Valerie Adams keeps no secrets as she tells her inspirational story of how a Tongan kid from Mangere, throwing the shot in bare feet, transformed herself into a double Olympic champion.

Sir Murray Halberg says Valerie Adams may be on track to be our greatest ever athlete.

Valerie — honest, joyous and sometimes heartbreaking — is the unvarnished story of a great athlete and a remarkable New Zealander.

About the author:
Phil Gifford is an award-winning broadcaster and journalist. The author of 14 books, 10 of them biographies, he was the first person to be twice chosen as the New Zealand Sports Journalist of the Year.

Valerie the autobiography
with Phil Gifford
Published by Hachette New Zealand $44.99 RRP, 30 October 2012
ISBN 9781869712624

Ticket price includes, lunch, a signed copy of Varie's Book, a glass of wine. Cash bar available.

For more information contact Brent Mitchell email: or phone 04 460 1871.

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