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A broadband punter from New Zealand has been offered the chance to fly to the edge of space after winning a competition run by Kiwi ISP Xtra.

Sharyl Innes, a community mental health nurse, scooped top prize after entering the compo earlier this year.

The trip to the edge of space includes a trip for three to Moscow, five-star accommodation, sightseeing, and "a breathtaking view of the curvature of the earth" from on board a MIG 25 at 82,000 feet.

And while she's up there she could try and catch a glimpse of that dodgy Sky satellite that conked out last week leaving thousands of viewers in New Zealand and Australia without access to SkyTV.

If Sharyl doesn't fancy the trip to space, she could also opt for a hot air ballooning adventure around the North Pole or a private island escape in the Maldives. ®

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