Nor West News : April 14th 2011
16 NOR-WEST NEWS, APRIL 14, 2011 NEWS Your septic tank should be cleaned every 3 years (average family of four) We service all areas Phone: 412 9210 or 0274 924 494 SEPTIC & WATER TANK CLEANING urnetts B 2584983AA roofing solar heating pump shop pool & spa filtration + 412 9108 156 Main Road Kumeu email@example.com www.kpl.co.nz Your local plumbers since 1974 plumbing 1 WEST STREET, HELENSVILLE • PH: 0800 833 399 MORE SUPER DEALS INSTORE HOT FENCING DEALS Wire High Tensile Galv 2.5mm 25kg coil $7995 $780 $785 JP Fastener Ring & Staple HOT PRICE $13700 Light Barred Gate 3.66m All prices include GST Y Post 1650mm x 7 Hole Ride the Rain Forest Express Board our locomotive for a fun ride through the Waitakere Ranges in West Auckland. You'll travel through 10 tunnels and come face-to-face with glow worms and cave weta. Climb to the top of the Upper Nihotupu Dam and hear the story of how it was built in the early 20th century. 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There is also information on our website www.watercare.co.nz 3088814AA 0800 TOTALSPAN ACROSS 1 Surgeons blade (7) 4 Interrogate closely (5) 7 Sups (4) 8 School attended by Ernest Rutherford (8) 10 Singers accessory (10) 12 Restless (6) 13 Coarsely humorous (6) 15 People who dislike foreigners (10) 18 Fragrant (8) 19 Repeat (4) 20 Take forcibly (5) 21 Fretfulness (7) DOWN 1 Water vapour (5) 2 Hooked on (8) 3 Abhor (6) 4 Go-ahead signal (5,5) 5 Superstar (4) SOLUTION 1355 No.1356 ©THE PUZZLE COMPANY 6 Compared (7) 9 Rock star who married a New Zealander (3,7) 11 Summer meal (8) 12 Ignorant (7) 14 Moth whose larvae are a pasture pest (6) 16 Yarn (5) 17 Long seat (4) WANGANU I W F REIS SAVE OBSERVERS V R NTYFEERR GREG TURNER U GKLT L BIGTOP ARCADE U WFYL R DAHLIA SCAB GOOANOOO L I INANGAHUA ABLELROR RY REBEL LED IN BRIEF Livestock report There were fewer cattle on offer at the Kumeu sale on April 11 than previous weeks but they sold well. A pen of rising one-year-old steers sold well to $760 as did boner cows to $845. Cattle: Hereford bulls $1,800, yearling steers $760, weaner steers $410, medium yearling heifers $510 to $540, weaner heifers $255 to $465, boner cows $700 to $845. Sheep: Lambs $80 to $106, ewes $121 to $142. The cattle market was more difficult on April 4, with buyers standing back. However cattle sold well enough. Good weaner steers made it to $640 and heifers $500. A pen of medium two- year-old steers made $950. Cattle: Medium two-year-old steers $950, best weaner steers $625 to $640, good 15-month-old heifers $655, weaner heifers $480 to $500, small heifers $320, boner cows $648. Sheep: Prime lambs $71 to $127. Focus on fun The first funniest farming video competition is under way. To celebrate the lighter aspects of farming life, Federated Farmers has a new iPad 2 for the winner. ''This competition is a chance for Kiwis to share the humorous side of New Zealand's farming world,'' Federated Farmers chief executive Conor English says. Videos must be in a digital format and no longer than three minutes. Entries close May 31. Submit your video by email, to Federated Farmers Facebook page or by mail to Funniest Farming Video competition, Federated Farmers, 154 Featherston St, PO Box 715, Wellington 6140. Visit fedfarm.org.nz for more information. Anderson all revved up for final round Ready to roar: The ITM Commodore has undergone a major engine overhaul. Motor-racing driver Andrew Anderson is primed and ready for the final round of the championship at the ITM400 in Hamilton this weekend. This follows his ITM Commodore which has undergone extensive en- gine work to be ready since the ups and downs of the penulti- mate championship round. Anderson is placed 16 on the cham- pionship ladder. Once the V8 Supercar racing event cools off fans can catch a concert featuring rock legends ZZ Top and Good Char- lotte. The ITM Racing team would like to thank team partners for their ongoing support: ITM Building Centres, Mar- ley, E-Frame, Sika, Hitachi Power Tools, Wattyl, Haydn Brush Company, Valvoline, Pink Batts, GIB, New Balance, Computer Leasing NZ, Moselle Panel and Paint, PPG, Pinepac Group, West City Holden, Davy Tyre Services, Cottle Motors and Subway. Gym stretches out to kids By RANI TIMOTI Boxing on, above: A range of fitness techniques from Kumeu Gym will come in handy for junior players at the Kumeu Rugby Football Club. Bend and stretch, right: Instilling proper stretching and exercises can help reduce early rugby season injuries. ' It was a whole heap of fun. The feedback from the parents was fantastic. ' Rob Keegan Kumeu Gym Healthy fitness and stretching habits will hopefully make a differ- ence in the sporting goals for Kumeu junior rugby club players. In a pre-season five- week fitness camp about 65 youngsters picked up specific tips and advice from Kumeu Gym trainers. Gym owner Rob Keegan says the first- time experience was a really good buzz for the boys and a chance for the gym to give back to their community and the club. Eight trainers taught the 9 to 13-year-olds cor- rect stretching tech- niques and diverse fit- ness drills including boxing along with ball skills, shuttle runs and sprints at both the gym and Kumeu Rugby Foot- ball Club s grounds in Riverhead. It was a whole heap of fun. The feed- back from the parents was fantastic, Rob says. We re hoping they ll play rugby for a long time. The gym has previously supported the seniors with a similar programme and enjoyed working with the young- sters, who were put into curcuits to keep the interest flowing. It enables us to give another aspect that their trainers may not be able to give them, Rob says. We ll look at doing this as an yearly activity -- it was well worth it. He hopes the youngsters will hone their early habits of warming up and down and stretching for all their sports and help prevent injuries. Kumeu jun- ior rugby club captain Tim Giles says gaining fitness and reducing early season injuries like pulled muscles and rolled ankles were the main goals of the camp. The gym did a great job and we were really pleased. He says parents were keen for their boys to learn about the importance of how to stretch properly. Kumeu and Helensville rugby juniors are invited to enter The Face For Jockey Junior compe- tition by April 29. The winners aged 7 to 12 will spend a day with Dan Carter at Eden Park and feature with the All Black in a national ad campaign. Entry forms are at Farmers stores. Families can also nominate their rugby club for a prize of $5000 worth of uniforms, equipment and cash. Visit www.jockey junior.co.nz for details.
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