Nor West News : January 29th 2015
www.stuff.co.nz LOCAL EVENTS AND HAPPENINGS Public Notices TO ADVERTISE: Public Notices Taupaki Market Saturday 31st January, 2015 9am-1pmat the Taupaki Hall on Taupaki Road. General market with different types of stalls. Stillroomformoretables All enquiries to Yvonne Email email@example.com Ph: 09 412 7997 www.alcoholnotices.co.nz Section 101 Sale&Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 RODNEY 2nd Notices (1st was 22/1/15) T & A Chawla Ltd has made an application to the District Licensing Agency at Rodney District Licensing Committee for the renewal of an Off Licence in respect to the premises situated at 108 Main Rd, Kumeu and trading as Kumeu New World. The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is supermarket. The days in which and the hours during which liquor is sold under the licence are Mo to Su 7am to 9pm. The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the offices of the Rodney District Licensing Committee, 50 Centreway Rd, Orewa 0949. Any person who is entitled to object and wishes to object to the renewal of the application may, no later than 15 working days after the publication of the first notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with Secretary of the District Licensing Committee, Auckland Council, Private Bag 92300, Victoria St West, Auckland. No objection to the renewal of a licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in section 131 of the Sale and Supply of Liquor Act 2012. NEWS NOR-WEST NEWS, JANUARY 29, 2015 Surf builds unity with ‘grommets’ By KATASHA McCULLOUGH A group of Christian surfers is making waves. Darren Celliers, 20, leads the North Shore Christian Surfers, which meets every Thursday and every second Saturday to go surfing. There are about five older surfers who share leadership duties and the newer members, aged as young as 12 and 13, are known as ‘‘grommets’’ or ‘‘groms’’. All of the leaders are Christian but many of the younger surfers do not go to church, Celliers says. ‘‘That’s fine, we might be the only positive influence they listen to. ‘‘We’re not really there to preach to them but they know what we stand for.’’ He says the group made a difference for him after he was forced to go by his mum when he was 13. ‘‘I know I could have gone either way at that age. I was kind of hanging out with a bad crowd.’’ Suburban Newspapers Auckland CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING Ph: (09) 525 2100, 0800 022 812 Fax: (09) 634 5600 Email : firstname.lastname@example.org Real Estate : classifi email@example.com (Open Mon- Fri 8am - 5.30pm) Counters open for classifi ed bookings are: Manukau 33 Birmingham Road, East Tamaki (Open Mon-Fri 8.30am – 4.30pm) Rodney Cnr Florence & Alice Ave, Orewa (Open Mon-Fri 8.30am – 12.30pm) All above counters accept cash/eftpos/credit cards 6048329AA Celliers says the leaders’ motivation is ultimately their faith, not the surfing. ‘‘We’re trying to build relationships with these young groms. ‘‘We can go surfing whenever, we don’t need them to get to the beach.’’ The North Shore group IN BRIEF Head1 Waverider: Darren Celliers, 20, is leader of the North Shore Christian Surfers. is unique within Christian Surfers New Zealand because it is possibly the only club without a local beach. Groups based in places such as Gisborne and Taranaki meet at the beach but the North Shore surfers have extra bonding time on the road. ‘‘We tend to build relationships better because we’re forced to get to know each other on the drive out there,’’ Celliers says. ‘‘Our shortest trip would be to Muriwai.’’ Their teamwork paid off when Celliers and four friends saved three people from drowning at Bethells Beach on Christmas Day. Two teenage boys were sucked out to sea by a rip and their mother jumped in to save them but all three ended up too far offshore and too tired to swim back in. Celliers’ group was walking past when a man approached them for help. He says they did not realise how serious it was until they got into the water. ‘‘They were freaking out. The younger son was screaming and crying and we had to try and calm him down a bit.’’ They put the swimmers on their boards and towed them into shore. ‘‘It did take us a while,’’ Celliers says. ‘‘For the first five or 10 minutes I was paddling and not moving anywhere.’’ The group is not set up to teach others how to surf or babysit newbies. Celliers says it is open to anyone who has their own gear, some surfing Photo: KATASHA McCULLOUGH skills and is a confident swimmer. The group is all male but Celliers says a few girls have shown an interest and they would be stoked to have more on board. It meets at 5.30pm every Thursday and at 7am every second Saturday to go surfing. The group sometimes organises overnight trips and New Zealand Christian Surfers hosts a camp every Easter. ❚ Go to christiansurfers. org.nz or email darren. celliers@christiansurfers. org.nz for information. Computer skills Do you want to keep up with your grandchildren when it comes to information technology? Then find out more at the Nor-west (Auckland) SeniorNet’s first meeting on February 4. The meeting is at St Chads Church, Oraha Rd, Huapai from 10am. The guest speaker will be Grant Sidaway, a SeniorNet executive who will share his expertise. Come and join the group for morning tea or coffee and a biscuit. It is a wonderful way to make new friends while learning new skills. A raffle is also available. Entry by $3 donation. Contact Joan Crowe on 416 7172 or email admin@seniornet norwest.net for more information. Aglow meeting Pastor Len Buttner from the Eagle Ascend Ministry is the speaker at the Helensville Aglow meeting on February 27. His topic is ‘‘The Power of the Love of God’’ from 7.30pm at the Helensville War Memorial Hall. All welcome with entry by donation. Call M Gray on 09 420 4346 or 027 290 3605. Drivers pot risk-takers By LAURA WALTERS A jump in calls dobbing in bad motorists over the holiday period shows people are fed up with drivers taking risks on the roads, police say. The biggest jump in calls was made by motorists reporting traffic offences, and Waitemata police district had the most complaints. Head of road policing Assistant Commissioner Dave Cliff says the increase in calls was encouraging because it showed public support for the crackdown on bad driving. ‘‘Calls to *555 demonstrates that the public will not tolerate the small proportion of drivers who present a risk to themselves and other road users and they are willing to support police efforts to stop those drivers,’’ he says. The number of complaints of traffic offending rose 24 per cent compared to last year, with 6248 reports received between 4pm on December 24 and midnight on January 5. Police say 8715 com- plaints about trafficrelated incidents came in 19 Public support: Head of road policing Assistant Commissioner Dave Cliff is encouraged by the number of people reporting bad driving. via *555, the 111 emergency line and general police telephone lines during the holidays, compared to 7539 during the same period last year, a 16 per cent increase. The busiest day was New Year’s Eve, when there were 940 trafficrelated reports, followed by New Year’s Day and Boxing Day. Complaints about illegal street racing rose 5 per cent to 351 and blockage or breakdown reports were up 2 per cent. Meanwhile, the number of complaints about stock or animals dropped 10 per cent to 312 and reports on vehicle dropped 3 per cent. Waitemata police dis- trict received the most complaints at 1424 during the holidays. Police spokeswoman Photo: MAARTEN HOLL Mere Wilson Tuala-Fata says *555 or emergency calls could be made by a passenger or by a driver who had pulled over but drivers should not be using hand-held collisions cellphones while driving. Non-urgent incidents could also be reported online. Cliff says police cannot be everywhere at once and they appreciated motorists alerting them to issues.
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