In her time, Virginia Ng has dressed the 'seven dwarfs' and can-can dancers. As a veteran runner of the Ladies Hash House Harriers, she's stitched up her fellow runners in a number of costumes in her 30 years as a member. But after 36 years here, Ng (right), now 64, has decided it's time to head home to her native New Zealand. Her fellow runners threw a farewell bash for Ng last week, and even dressed up as a group of black-faced New Zealand sheep to send her off. 'She's done so much for charities here,' said fellow runner Maggi Reynolds. 'She'd stay up all night sewing the costumes for the annual pedal-kart race in Victoria Park, which we used to take part in, and also the Matilda Sedan Chair Race, which we dress up for every year. We always do entertainment along the route, so we've been the seven dwarfs, chicken on the run with me running from the farm, different film characters, and we've often made the news.' Although Ng is looking forward to retirement after working as a secretary here, she is leaving with bittersweet thoughts. 'I've got mixed feelings now that it's really coming up,' Ng said on the phone from a jewellers, where she was having some gemstones polished on her last day. 'I think I'm still trying to come to terms with 'this is it, that I'm really going'. But the pollution has got to me.' As a result, she will rejoin her large extended family in Wellington where there's one aspect of daily life to which she will have to re-adapt. 'I've got to learn to drive again.'