• NEW dad Jackson Rudduck was so desperate to buy a freestanding house he left his wife and baby in the hospital hours after delivery and, sleep-deprived, headed for an onsite auction to bid.

With less than four hours sleep over two days, the rookie father organised a bank cheque, ran the contract past his solicitor, inspected the house for only the second time and prepared himself to bid at his first auction.


Dads Dash

Jackson Rudduck with his wife Clare and new-born daughter Millie Florence. Jackson left the hospital to bid at the auction to secure their first house. Picture: Troy Snook

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