Nor West News : April 21st 2011
8 NOR-WEST NEWS, APRIL 21, 2011 SPORT 09 420 8989 93 Mill Road, Helensville HELENSVILLE TYREPOWER PREMIER MECHANICAL WE ALSO STOCK: KELLY PA868 13 inch from .....$79 14 inch from ..... $89 15 inch from ..... $115 Advertising Feature Weekend Drive 3671900AA CASTLE PANELBEATING 106 MAIN ROAD, KUMEU CRA + MTA MEMBER FREE QUOTES For all your W.O.F Repairs Insurance or Private Work Towage Arranged Car-O-Liner Chassis Straightener Painting Phone Grant on (09) 412 8239 Mobile: 027 299 7054 • Facsimile (09) 412 8126 Western Radiators Ltd ALL MAKES cars, trucks, tractors, commercial vehicles PH 836 1287 OR 836 1440 12B Moselle Ave, Henderson MON-FRI 7.30am to 5.30pm SATURDAY 8am to 1pm OPEN FREE PICK UP & DELIVERY (by arrangement) SAME DAY SERVICE 3432015AD Got Car Troubles? Then come in and see the team at Kaukapakapa Automotive. No job is too difficult and we offer great old-fashioned Kiwi service Hours: Mon-Fri 8am - 5pm Sat 8am to noon • Servicing and general repairs • Automatic Transmission • Tyres • WOF • Free courtesy car Kaukapakapa Automotive 2005 Ltd 1126 Kaipara Coast Highway Ph: 09 420 5095 3502959AB College dragon boat crew still the best Paddle power is definitely one of Kaipara College's big success stories. The school yet again took the annual Auckland second- ary schools dragon boat championship at Lake Pupuke with a convincing performance. The college has won the title eight times -- seven con- secutively. This time Kaipara Dragonz beat Long Bay, Northcote, Western Springs and Waita- kere to win the finals by a staggering 11 seconds. The crew were in such commanding form that in heat three they were held on the start line to give other crews a two-boat length start so they could stretch them- selves with a chase,'' princi- pal John Grant says. In the final they won well, leading the race all the way.'' About 17 Auckland region schools competed. The college dragon boat team first brought home the Auckland championship title in 2000. The school won New Zealand titles in 2000, 2001, 2007 and 2009. In 2007, the team won the junior world club champion- ships in Sydney, and went on to win three silver medals in the 2008 junior world event in Penang, Malaysia. Meanwhile paddle sports continue to be popular with waka ama a relatively new sport for the students. But like fish to water, they're taking the bait with Kaipara winning its first Auckland school title. The college's boys and girls crews entered in the under- 16 and under-19 W6 races and a mixed crew in the W12 class at each age group. The under-19 boys won their W6 final. During the New Zealand secondary school waka ama championships at Blue Lake, Rotorua, the crews gained mixed results amid the 65 schools attending. Passionate about horses By CAROLYN THOMAS Show jumper, above: Waimauku resident Olivia Hill, 16, won her category in the New Zealand Horse of the Year with her pony Image Maker. Photo: CAROLYN THOMAS Delighted, left: Olivia was rapt with her win at a prestigious equestrian competition. Spending time with her pony is what Waimauku teenager Olivia Hill loves to do best. All the riding, grooming and feeding paid off when the 16-year-old won her section at the New Zealand Horse of the Year in March. She beat about 35 others to win Category B Pony Show Hunter of the Year. I love animals and horses especially,'' Olivia says. I love spending time with them and I'd rather be doing this than anything else.'' The nationwide event ran from March 15 to 20 at the Hawke's Bay Showgrounds near Hastings. It involved 2500 rider and horse combinations and included showjumping and dressage. Competitors had to qualify to take part. The Kristin College year 12 student has been riding for about five years and is a member of the Waimauku Pony Club. She has had Image Maker for three years and also has a younger pony Hidalgo. I want to keep going and get a horse in the future,'' she says. Full auto services As the only automotive workshop between Helensville and Wells- ford, Kaukapakapa Automotive serves a wide range of customers from throughout the Northwest. This long established workshop provides a full range of automotive services. They do all repairs and servicing for petrol and light diesel vehicles, including auto- matic transmission servicing and repairs. They also offer a com- plete tyre service plus auto electrical services -- and they are authorised to issue warrants of fit- ness. You can purchase both new and second hand tyres here, in a wide range of sizes suit- able for most vehicles. The workshop also does puncture repairs, wheel alignment and wheel balancing. Because people still need transport when they leave their vehicles at the workshop, Kauka- pakapa Automotive has six courtesy cars which are available to custo- mers free of charge. Graham has owned the business since 2005. He is a qualified diesel mechanic and specialises in SUVs and other light diesel vehicles. Kaukapakapa Auto- motive is MTA assured -- your guarantee of quality professional service. Kaukapakapa Auto- motive is just north of the village at 1126 Kaipara Coast Highway, on your right as you are heading toward Wellsford. The workshop is open 8am- 5pm Mondays to Fridays and 8am-12 noon Saturdays. Phone (09) 420-5095.
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