Nor West News : September 22nd 2011
www.nor-westnews.co.nz 16 NOR-WEST NEWS, SEPTEMBER 22, 2011 NEWS T WIN To enter please go to the back page of our online edition at www.nor-westnews.co.nz - click on "latest edition" to view our online edition Three copies of "Stars Of The All Blacks" poster books signed by All Blacks Jimmy Cowan, Tom Donnelly and Adam Thomson And... Three copies of "Ali's Utterly Unreliable Guide To The 2011 World Cup" - signed by All Black Ali Williams. Plus... signed by the 2010 squad The lucky draw takes place on Monday 24th October so make sure your entries are in by then. The winner will be contacted by phone. Courtesy of Sir Peter Charles Leitch KNZM, QSM A Signed All Blacks Jersey Smoking it up at the burnout Best burn-out: These two cars tied for first place in the Kaipara Classic Car Club competition. Tyres blew out and smoke billowed as drivers left their mark in Helensville. But they emerged untouched by the long arm of the law. Drivers performed donuts in a controlled burn-out competition run by the Kaipara Classic Car Club at Swaley s yard on September 17. About 32 cars tore around a concrete skid pad stretching 14 metres across at the earth- mover s supply yard in Mill Rd. A black falcon and a Toyota V8 buggy tied for first place of $400. James Hanhom of Firestone Helensville entered the Ford Falcon and Jason Mulligan of New Lynn entered the Toyota V8 buggy. Tennis club gears up for new season Swing into the start of a busy season at the Helensville Tennis Club s open day on Sunday. The event is from 11am to 2pm at Rautawhiri Rd. The new committee is looking forward to an action-packed sum- mer and is also preparing for its centenary -- it was incorporated on November 3, 1913. Anyone who has information on the club s history and members, memor- abilia, old trophies and photos would be appreciated. The first mixed tournament, featuring 32 teams, hits off on October 11. Limited to 30- minute games, each team must win by three or more games to earn maximum points before the hooter sounds. A golden point applies to games at deuce. Points accumulate in the preliminary round will seed teams for the quarterfinals, semifinals and finals which are played over the last three weeks. All teams play games to the final night on December 13 with the tournament sponsored by Century 21 Burmester Realty. Junior coaching after school on Thursday and Fridays starts next month with inter-club for jun- ior and seniors also beginning soon. Another highlight is the club champion- ships. It is restricted to full members only with players seeded via an electronic lad- der challenge before the finals start in March. The club is currently running a mini-doubles tourna- ment over five games with each game con- sisting of three sets, with a different tennis partner for each set. Points accumulate with bonus points being scored for any player who can win all three sets with three different partners. Over winter, the Tuesday nights doub- les competition was a success with John Dempsey the best men s doubles partner and Keren Anderson the best woman s doubles partner. Contact Rex Keane on 027-293-2768 or email rex.keane@cen tury21.co.nz. Lifeguards on waterfront On patrol: Karel Witten-Hannah, left, and Ollie Irwin are two of the lifeguards who will patrol Auckland's waterfront during the Rugby World Cup. Photo: NICOLA MURPHY BUSY TIMES AHEAD Lifeguards from Muriwai Volunteer Lifeguard Service, who are also volunteers during the Rugby World Cup, are preparing for their busy season. It was a new experience for mainly first-time participants in two teams who raced in the 90-mile Inflatable Rescue Boat event. One team was a group of American lifeguards who wanted to try the testing event after previously being on exchange with Muriwai. A new lifesaving team is in action this season with Andrew Lancaster as lifesaving convener, Chris Butt as head lifeguard and James Dench as the instructor. David Butt will concentrate on developing the club's surf sports programme. This season's patrols have grown to eight to ensure even more pro-active beach safety for the thousands who flock to the beach over summer. The second season of the Prime television programme Danger Beach is currently screening on Sundays at 7pm featuring Muriwai lifeguards. The club's building project is progressing well with just a small amount of funding to raise before construction can begin. By NICOLA MURPHY Surf lifeguards usually work to keep people safe while in the water but during the Rugby World Cup they ll be along the city s coastline making sure fans don t get that far. West Auckland lifeguards will be part of the team of 25 patrolling the wharf near party central throughout the tourna- ment, ensuring people enjoying a drink don t end up in the water. Karekare Surf Lifesaving Club president Karel Witten- Hannah initiated the patrol and has signed up members from Bethells, Muriwai and United North Piha surf clubs to join the ranks. The lifeguards will be patrolling in inflatable rescue boats. They will be rostered to work shifts from noon to 2am for 19 days, including the opening and closing weekends of the cup. And they are ditching their red and yellow outfits in favour of appropriately coloured all- black wetsuits. Mr Witten-Hannah hopes Karekare lifeguards will benefit from the experience by increas- ing their profile and raising funds for their new clubrooms. Fellow organiser Steven Pye says it s a great opportunity for west coast lifeguards to show- case their skills in a busy environment. Lifesaving is the best setup to help monitor water safety as we have the right equipment and training. He says the lifeguards will be just one of the precautionary teams and tools on hand in the area including security guards and barriers to prevent people falling in the water. If they do, they ll be rescued quickly but Mr Pye doesn t expect their services to be needed much. Karekare s approach is all about intervention. We don t wait for something to happen, we take action to prevent it. Auckland Waterfront Devel- opment Agency chairman Bob Harvey says all eyes are on New Zealand and a death would be tragic. With huge numbers on the waterfront we could find our- selves with people in the water, fully clothed. It s vital that people who fall in are pulled out very quickly.
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