Nor West News : February 16th 2012
www.nor-westnews.co.nz 8 NOR-WEST NEWS, FEBRUARY 16, 2012 SPORT www.BowelScreeningWaitemata.co.nz 0800 924 432 » Bowel screening helps detect early signs of cancer. If you are aged between 50 and 74 years and live in the Waitemata DHB area, you will be invited to check yourself out with our free BowelScreening programme. If you're turning 75 in 2012 and wish to participate, call us before your 75th birthday. WAI1826 LIVESTOCK REPORT Prices were firm at the Kumeu sale on February 13 with fewer cattle on offer. Medium steers sold to $850 and good lines of white-face 18-month-old heifers to $745. Demand for cattle is currently good and with more rain forecast this situation should not change too much. Cattle: Medium cross- bred two-year steers $800 to $850, medium 18-month white-face heifers $725 to $745, cross-bred heifers $590 to $670, medium cross- bred weaner steers $470 to $530, smaller steers $415 to $440, medium cross-bred weaner hei- fers $380 to $400. Sheep: Lambs $81 to $127, other sheep $40 to $84. Net prizes in fishing contest Prizes are the lure along with the catch for the annual Kaipara Fishing Competition. The Kaipara Cruising & Sportsfishing Club hosts the March 3 event. Prizes include Shimano fishing gear, a charter on the Kaipara Cat and spot prizes donated by the district s businesses. Tickets from Helens- ville Mitre10, Shell Helensville, Kaipara Bait & Tackle, Out West Bait & Tackle, Hunting & Fishing Westgate and the Shelly Beach store. Email webmaster@ kcsc.co.nz. Surf success A Muriwai surfer has had a good start to the Billabong Grom Series. Milly Crewe won the under-14 girls division. She scored 7.55 points out of 20 to win the final and take a second win back to Auckland s west coast beaches. Thrills and spills Fancy some social and fun rides over pictur- esque tracks? Auckland Mountain Bike Club has begun its fortnightly Sunday rides. Members can venture along their favourite Auckland venues which include Riverhead on March 22 and Slater Rd, by Parakai on April 22. Contact teamrides@ aucklandmtb.co.nz for more information. Training time Gear up for the 25th Club Physical Whenua- pai Half Marathon. The event is on April 1 and features a 21km, 10km and 6km run and walk. Entries close March 22. Visit whenuapaihalf. co.nz for information. League registration An all-ages muster is on February 19 for the Kaipara Lancers Rugby League and Sports Club at Rautawhiri Park from 2pm to 4pm. Call Ian on 021-038- 6369 for information. Red dot night to have a go at squash Try your hand at squash at the Kumeu Squash Club. Beginners can attend the Red dot night for coaching and get a taste of the sport renowned for all- round fitness. Over-18s are wel- come on Mondays until April 2 to try the game from 7pm to 8pm with a borrowed racquet. Wear non-marking shoes and bring $5. The club boasts new showers for its members. Thanks to plenty of help from members, the bathrooms at the club are the envy of rivals. Women have the traditional cubicles while the blokes pre- fer the communal chat that goes with a tough game. Analysing games in the showers after- wardsisabitofatra- dition at the club. Everyone remem- bers hitting the nick or skunking someone but the losses are soon forgotten at the bar, long-time member Paul Ferner says. Membership is growing, which means the old timers might have to wait for a court at popular times, but off-peak there is a choice of three courts. The glass back is the most popular. Pop down to the club at 50 Access Rd. League club enlists players League lads: Waimauku brothers Luke, front row far left, and Blake Dent, third to left, play for Te Atatu Rugby League Football Club. Do any young people want to give league a go? Ross Manifold of Wai- mauku is running a membership drive for the Te Atatu Rugby League Football Club, focusing on the nor-west area. His grandsons Luke and Blake Dent play for one of the young teams who last year secured sponsorship from Huapai Meats. Ross says the club has a rich history since it began in 1955 and has had a number of New Zealand players includ- ing Dennis Williams, who at just 18 famously scored an individual try with his first touch of the ball in his debut test against Great Britain. The club is really looking for under 16-year-olds, Ross says. Registration is on Wednesdays from 5.30pm to 7.30pm at the clubrooms in Titoki St. Bring birth certificates. There will also be a junior Warriors game against the home side at Jack Colvin Park on February 25 from 2.30pm. For information call Steve Quedley on 022-028-8511.
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