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The last time she competed in the competition, two years ago, she recorded distances of less than a centimetre.
Sunterra had a unusual technique she called the "ballerina" or "helicopter", which saw her one-footed, on tiptoe, with her arms straight back behind her, to give her spit extra momentum.
Judge Terry Emmitt said Mr Collins was "consistently good ... unbelievable."
"He made it look effortless." For his efforts, Mr Collins won an all-expenses-paid trip to Australia, to compete in the transtasman cherry spitting championships in Manjimup, Western Australia, in December.
Australasian champ Grant Hetherington, of Australia, also competed and finished fifth, with a spit of only 11.2m - 1.5m shorter than his title-winning effort at the Australasian competition last month in Manjimup.
The 102 competitors paid $2 for three cherries and could have as many attempts as they wanted to spit their pip on to the 2m wide marked"spitting track".
The Cromwell and Districts Promotions group first hosted the annual championships in 2006.
The event has since expanded to include competitions for pie eating and guessing the number of cherries in a jar.