Nor West News : February 16th 2012
www.nor-westnews.co.nz 2 NOR-WEST NEWS, FEBRUARY 16, 2012 NEWS Office Ph 412 8589 Fax 412 7806 Editor Rani Timoti email: email@example.com Senior Sales Supervisor Colleen Nelson email: firstname.lastname@example.org Circulation Ph 525 2022 Fax 580 1648 email: email@example.com Classifieds Ph 525 2100 Fax 580 1643 email: firstname.lastname@example.org 10,419 Audited Circulation (ABC for 12mths to 31 Dec 11) Delivered each Thursday, (RD Areas Friday) to Bethells Beach, West Coatesville, Helensville, Huapai, Kaukapakapa, Kumeu, Muriwai, Parakai, Riverhead, Taupaki, Waimauku, Waitakere, Waitoki, Whenuapai, semi-rural areas of Massey, Ranui, Swanson. Includes Rural Delivery areas: Henderson RD 1, 2. Helensville RD 1, 2. Kumeu RD 1, 2. Kaukapakapa RD 1, 3. Waimauku RD 1, 2, 3. Warkworth RD 4 (south). Albany RD 3 (west). Highway 16, above Kumeu Garden Centre, Huapai. P.O. 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We may be able to help! now for an appointment. 8 Shamrock Drive, Kumeu Dr's Chris and Nolene McMaster adjust H adapt H thrive Dust off the trainers and gear up for Round the Bays It s time to dust off those trainers, stretch the legs, and hit the streets in preparation for the 40th anniversary Ports of Auckland Round the Bays on March 18. The event is partly sponsored by Fairfax Media, owner of the Nor-west News and its parent company Sub- urban Newspapers. Entries are flooding in and we expect to surpass the 70,000 participant record this year. We re really encouraging more people to officially regis- ter and also make this a record year for charity, Fair- fax Media group sales and marketing manager Sandra King says. Ports of Auckland Round the Bays will donate over $100,000 to children s chari- ties with proceeds from this year s event. Projects will include a new play area for Kidz First Children s Hospital, 500 electric thermometers for the Child Cancer Foundation, plus donations to Make a Wish Foundation, Garden to Table Trust and Fairfax First Books. Corporates are again mak- ing Ports of Auckland Round the Bays one of their biggest staff events of the year, with companies like ASB, Main- freight, Barfoot & Thompson and Fletcher Construction entering big teams. ASB executive general man- ager for culture and com- munity Linley Wood says the day is an important date on the bank s calendar. It is a fantastic way for our people to enjoy an event with family and friends, and fits with our goals to promote a healthy, active approach to life and work. Entry is $10 for children (16 and under) and $15 for adults. Reporter Lisa Honeybone is training for the event. Follow her progress at www.nor-westnews.co.nz. Athletes pay homage to club By RANI TIMOTI Supportive friends: Heptathlete Portia Bing of Kumeu and decathlete Nicholas Gerrard of Waimauku began their athletics with the Riverhead club. Two former Riverhead Ath- letics Club stars continue to trail-blaze. Nicholas Gerrard of Wai- mauku and Portia Bing of Kumeu competed successfully at the national combined events championships run by Athletics New Zealand in Palmerston North. Nicholas won the open men s decathlon title which he reckons is a good start to his season with his debut score of 6884. But it s still early days, he says modestly after his con- sistent performances includ- ing his best scoring with a 6.95m long jump and 11.29sec for 100m. He admits it s quite a strain on the body because he s new to the 10-event sport. The 19-year-old is taking the year off to train up to 40 hours a week. Portia won the New Zealand women s under-20 heptathlon title, beating the A qualifying standard for the world junior athletics championships which will be held in Barcelona dur- ing July. The 18-year-old also set an Auckland record and gained personal bests in five of her seven events. My aim was to break the 25 second mark in the 200m. I have been working really hard for two years to achieve this. I ran 24.78sec. This set up the second day with enough points to realise the world qualifying standard was within reach. Despite a knee injury keep- ing Portia out of the beginning of the athletics season, she was pleased with her long jump of 5.55m. She then ran the 800m final event of her life, under pres- sure to run under 2.26sec. I had never run this fast before. There were some good dis- tance runners amongst the field which helped drag me through for a 2.24.3sec finish. Portia finished with a total of 5276 points with the world junior qualifying standard at 5225. The business degree student at Massey university Albany campus is looking forward to her first world s event. Both athletes, who compete for the North Shore Bays club, are preparing for more challenges like the nationals at Henderson next month and the Australian nationals in Melbourne in April. But, amidst their busy training schedules, they still have ties with Riverhead. Portia and Nicholas say they learnt everything at the children s club, like the tricks of the trade . Nicholas still pops in for a sausage sizzle, while Portia supports her little sister, with all her five siblings going through Riverhead.
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