Nor West News : April 28th 2011
16 NOR-WEST NEWS, APRIL 28, 2011 NEWS Voyager Maritime Museum has plenty to do these school holidays - and its free for Aucklanders! Get free entry to the museum galleries these school holidays by bringing proof of your Auckland address. Park in the Downtown Carpark, purchase a $4.50 discount parking pass at the museum, which entitles you to 4 hours parking! Parking vouchers are subject to availability. Open 9.00am-5.00pm seven days a week Corner Quay & Hobson Streets Viaduct Harbour, Auckland Only 200 metres from Queen Street Ph: +64 9 373 0800 www.maritimemuseum.co.nz 0800 TOTALSPAN TFFKSKITE APERITIF A R INODBREAK NICKNAME I N TEAASTASH GVENDAF SUPERB YONDER MNBEEER ABODEXTMM O E ETCETERA ROUTERRAT T T TAURANGA ESSAYSYTI ACROSS 9 UpqhÝekcn urtgcfkpi qh iquukr and rumour by word of mouth (4,9) 8 Negligent (8) 9 Yachting class in which Russell Coutts won Olympic gold (4) 10 Financial guarantee (6) 12 Take a drink (6) 14 New Zealand vegetable (6) 16 Mass departure (6) 18 God of thunder (4) 20 Sluggishness (8) 22 Unhappy tree? (7,6) DOWN 1 Waikato town (8) 2 Export product (6) 3 Maori club (4) 4 Sweat (8) 5 Quick-assembly building (6) SOLUTION 1357 No.1358 ©THE PUZZLE COMPANY 6 Bridge (4) 11 Young racehorse (8) 13 Club (8) 15 Sudden (6) 17 An infallible authority or source of advice (6) 19 Shades (4) 21 Settlement (4) IN BRIEF Sailing away Jo Aleh of Muriwai and Bianca Barbarich-Bacher have won the women's 470 class at the ISAF World Cup Regatta in Spain. Aleh and Barbarich-Bacher won their class with a fourth place in the final race. They finished 10 points clear at the top of the table. Gear up Pull out your trainers and hit the pavement. The Hobsonville Point Runway Challenge is on May 15. Participants can run or walk a 10km, 5km or 3km track that includes an adventure course. Visit www.runwaychal lenge.co.nz to register. The first 200 win a free t-shirt. Outdoor skills The next Women's Outdoor Pursuits introductory course is from May 11 to June 1 and the next weekend course June 10-12. Enrol or call Harriet on 486-6284 or visit www.wops.co.nz to see the video. Forging on The Western Pioneers tasted defeat for the first time this season losing to North Shore 28-13 on April 16. They led shortly after halftime but could not withstand a strong finish from the Shore. For Western, Geraint Walsh scored an excellent try and Regan Oxenham kicked two penalties and a conversion. The Western senior firsts had a narrow win over North Shore 16-15. The Pioneers' next game is against Silverdale at Kumeu on April 30. Social netball Social netball at Kumeu Community Centre starts soon. Women play on Monday and Tuesday and the mixed league is on Thursday. Spaces are limited with eight teams per evening. Contact Jenny by email on email@example.com for more information. Mountain biking Several teams of Auckland Mountain Bike Club are expected to enter next month's Rotorua Moonride at Whakarewarewa Forest on May 14. Kaipara qualifies The Kaipara College touch team have qualified for the secondary schools national touch finals at the end of the year. The team placed third overall at the regionals for zone 1 featuring North Harbour, west Auckland and Northland schools. Get up close and personal with alpacas Cute and cuddly: Come check out National Alpaca Day in the nor-west on May 1. Hospice West Auckland and Waioneke School of South Head will benefit from an auction at Kaipara Pines Alpaca Stud on May 1. Two young male alpaca will go to the highest bidder at the event on National Alpaca Day from noon. The farm at 1735 South Head Rd is one of more than 500 members of Alpaca Association New Zealand who will participate by welcom- ing visitors to their farms. They are open from 10am to 4pm, and children can walk an alpaca on a lead, see several females with baby alpaca. There are more than 200 alpaca on the farm, featuring 22 natural colours. A wide selection of yarn, carded fleece and raw fibre can also be viewed. Staff and students from Waioneke School will run a sausage sizzle. Waitakere Alpacas Ltd at 107 Monk Rd, RD 1, Helensville, also welcomes visitors. Visit www.alpacaday.co.nz or ring (09) 420-2133 for more information. Rugby families busy fundraising for Gold Coast trip Helensville junior rugby is well on the way towards its $40,000 fundraising target for a trip to Australia. Parent and fundraising committee member Mike Cal- der says the 35 players and supporters have been working hard raising money. One of the most lucrative things they re doing is selling manuka firewood at $100 a cubic metre with free delivery in the Helensville area. Mr Calder says parents have been chainsawing while the kids load trailers and help with deliveries with the popu- lar project. Another worth- while fundraiser has been cleaning up campervans for a van hire company in Helens- ville. Mr Calder says the club also hopes to raise $5000 or more from a trivial pursuit night on May 14 and is running a scrap metal drive, picking up any old and unwanted bits of scrap from around Helensville. As an incentive for the youngsters to get involved, money raised will be divided between them on the basis of the number of hours worked. The year 7 and 8 players head to the Gold Coast on July 17 for a week. They will play at least two under-13 games in the evening, which will leave plenty of time for sightseeing and other activities. They will stay in dormitor- ies at the Tallebudgera Active Recreation Centre.
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