Nor West News : February 9th 2012
www.nor-westnews.co.nz 3 NOR-WEST NEWS, FEBRUARY 9, 2012 NEWS What have you got to lose? 156 Main Road Kumeu Phone: 412 8932 www.kumeugym.co.nz NO Joining Fee! This month only. Experience Integrity Stephen Theobald Ph 027 4934 662 firstname.lastname@example.org Ph 412 7666 Kumeu Loyal Realty Ltd 4306935AA IN BRIEF Factory fire A plastic hothouse and factory caught alight in Whenuapai early Tuesday morning. The blaze started in an adjacent factory storing implements and machinery at about 3.30am in Riverlea Rd. Two engines from Waitemata and one from Kumeu rushed to the fire which took 30 minutes to bring under control. The metal framed factory sustained smoke damage and some interior furniture was scorched. One side of the hothouse was destroyed. Fire safety officers are investigating the cause of the blaze. Important gathering A meeting for southern Kaipara Maori to brainstorm the next steps of their Treaty of Waitangi settlement is on February 12 from 1pm to 4pm at Helensville's war memorial hall. Since the signing of the deed of settlement at Aotea/Shelly Beach in South Head last year, there have been four hui on South Kaipara's marae involving about 100 whanau working in small groups. The meeting aims to bring ideas and develop a plan. Contact Nga Maunga Whakahii o Kaipara administrator Suzanne Clarke- Taipeti on 0800-nw-kaipara, email email@example.com or view www.kaiparamoana.com for more information. Walking access People in the nor-west running projects to enhance access to the outdoors can apply for funding through the New Zealand Walking Access Commission's Enhanced Access Fund. Groups and individuals have until March 30 to apply. Up to $230,000 is available this year with a maximum grant of $50,000 for one organisation. Visit walkingaccess.govt.nz for application forms. E-editions Have you missed an edition of the Nor-west News? Sign up for our free e-editions by going to www.nor- westnews.co.nz and clicking on latest edition. Easy access Customers of Housing New Zealand will reach the corporation more easily this year with its reshaping of services. Tenants and applicants only need to remember one number -- 0800-801-601. Mother to stand trial A KAUKAPAKAPA mother accused of killing her daughter in a car crash while she was driving under the influence of drugs will stand trial next month. Toni Ericksen faces four charges in relation to the crash near Helensville last July. Her 12-year- old daughter Bryer Greenwood died in the crash and her younger daugh- ter was injured. Ericksen is facing one charge of causing death while driving under the influence of drugs and two charges of injuring while under the influence of drugs. She has also been charged with driving while prohibited because she didn t have a licence when the accident happened. She has pleaded not guilty to the charges and a date for her Auckland District Court trial will be set at her next court appearance in March. Ericksen and her two daughters were heading home from a netball game when the car they were in collided with another vehicle on the Kaipara Coast Highway, 2km north of Helensville. All three had to be cut from the wreckage of their car which was T-boned by an oncoming four- wheel-drive, emergency services said at the time. Bryer was described as an intelli- gent, beautiful and vivacious girl at her funeral in July. Family said the Kaukapakapa school girl had her whole life planned out. She wanted to go to Orewa Col- lege and then on to the University of Otago where she wanted to become a professor in archaeology. She and a friend had planned to visit Machu Picchu in Peru and other areas throughout the world. Good cause: Pam Tregonning is running in this year's Ports of Auckland Round the Bays event to raise money for a new playground in the Kidz First Hospital emergency department. Photo: PIP BOURKE By PIP BOURKE Running Round the Bays for the kids The Ports of Auckland Round the Bays event is more than just a fun day out for Pam Tregonning. A portion of the proceeds raised on the day will help make her work- place a better place to be for hun- dreds of youngsters visiting their sick siblings. Kidz First Children s Hospital plans to build a new outdoor children s playground in its emerg- ency department. Mrs Tregonning will join thou- sands of Aucklanders at the March 18 run. The event is partly sponsored by Fairfax Media and its subsidiary, Suburban Newspapers -- publisher of the Nor-west News. Other charities benefiting from the day include the Child Cancer Foundation, the Make a Wish Foun- dation and the Garden to Table Trust. It will be the sixth time Mrs Tregonning has taken part and she hopes Aucklanders will get in behind it. The South Auckland Health Foundation executive director says more than $20,000 is needed for the playground. There is an indoor play area but a place to get outside in the fresh air while supervised would be ideal, she says. Mrs Tregonning ran in last year s Port of Auckland Round the Bays with around 400 colleagues and their family members. But she first took to the streets 10 years ago, around the same time she became involved with the foun- dation. It was a way for me to clear my head after a busy day s work, she says. She says she s never been a sporty person but running was something she could enjoy and do at her own pace. When I first told my family they laughed. But you don t need lots of equipment and you can take part in the sport anywhere you go, she says. All you need is a pair of running shoes. Mrs Tregonning will join an expected 70,000 people in the 8.4km event that starts in Quay St and follows the waterfront along Tamaki Drive to St Heliers. Six-week training guides are available from the Round the Bays website at www.roundthebays. co.nz. Runners can also read about Sub- urban Newspapers reporter Lisa Honeybone s efforts to prepare for the event in her online blog at www.nor-westnews.co.nz. Entry to the run costs $10 for children 16 and under and $15 for adults. This event starts at 9.30am.
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