Nor West News : January 12th 2012
www.nor-westnews.co.nz 6 NOR-WEST NEWS, JANUARY 12, 2012 NEWS 0800 TOTALSPAN Roads of national significance Avoid using SH16 this weekend Severe delays are expected this weekend so please avoid using the Northwestern Motorway if you can. A large section of the Northwestern Motorway will be closed from 9pm Friday 13 until midday Sunday 15 January. If you re travelling to and from the city, please use the Hobsonville motorway and the Northern Motorway (SH1). The work will demolish the old Selwood Road Bridge as part of the SH16 Lincoln Road Interchange improvements. LR_03 For more information, visit www.nzta.govt.nz/wrr Follow us on facebook.com/nztaakl twitter.com/nztaakl Lessons provide skills for Helensville youth Changing a leaky washer and cooking up a nutritious meal are some of the lost life skills being recaptured by youth in Helensville. Te Awaroa Youth Club is hosting Youth Vision 2012, a programme teaching valuable lessons to prepare for adulthood. The next eight-week sessions will run from January 31 to March 22. They cover employ- ment, social and com- munity skills, health and fitness as well as adven- ture based learning. Young people are pre- pared for their role in society and to develop their potential, along with facilitating and pro- moting positive personal growth. Participants are en- couraged and supported to upskill in a friendly and supportive environ- ment. The club has handy facilities including the on-site cafe and the adjoining community garden. There is also a new fully equipped computer suite. Youth are also intro- duced to community providers within Helensville as well as Auckland community networks. The programme com- plements, not replaces, tertiary education by fill- ing in gaps. Thanks to funding from the ASB Com- munity Trust for two years, the project is free. It runs Tuesday to Thursday from 9am to 3pm. Youth aged 15 to 24 can register on a first-in first-served basis with spaces limited to 12. Visit Te Awaroa Youth Club, 10 Awaroa Rd, Helensville, phone (09) 420-7977, or email youthvision@teawaroa youthclub for more information. Creedence revives classic hits Keeping time: Doug Cosmo Clifford, the original drummer of Creedence Clearwater Revival, performs on January 30. Go online to www.nor-westnews.co.nz, click on latest edition and check out today's electronic version of the paper for your chance to enter the draw and read more about the band and Doug who spoke exclusively with reporter Stephen Forbes. Entries close on January 16 so get in quick. He s a real rock n roll legend and he s coming to Auckland to play a raft of hits with his band. Doug Cosmo Clifford is the original drummer of Creedence Clearwater Revival. The group imploded after just four years together but left a huge musical repertoire that has endured over four decades Doug and fellow orig- inal -- bass player Stu Cook -- still make a living out of their back cata- logue as key members of Creedence Clearwater Revisited. The band is playing at Ellerslie Racecourse on January 30. Promoters say it will be a family affair and have teamed up with Suburban Newspapers, publisher of the Nor- west News to give away 12 double passes. Kids reel good Big catch: Tarajeen Esau, 6, is delighted with her snapper caught from the boat Serene on the Kaipara Harbour. A fishing competition is hooking up the early interest for children and youth on the Kaipara Harbour. Hosted by the Kaipara Sports & Rec- reational Fishing Club, about 50 young people from 5 to 15 entered. Following terrible weather over New Year s, the harbour was calm as a mill pond when they reeled in their catch. The children learned how to bait their own hooks, wind in the fish and take them off the hook. Six sharks also landed on one vessel with several jumping out of the water while the snapper were being reeled in. Weigh in at the cruising club reaped rewards for children with prizes for the first, second and third biggest snapper, kahawai, gurnard, trevalli and kingfish.
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