Nor West News : January 31st 2013
Thursday, January 31, 2013 Your online motoring guide View at www.dash-board.co.nz or at any of our newspapers online. Like us on facebook to have your say facebook.com/NZautocarDashboard ISSUE 8 NOW ONLINE Don't run for nothing. Your registration fee supports charity. Register now! www.roundthebays.co.nz Ports of Auckland Round the Bays Windfall for camp By EMMA WHITTAKER Go to nor-westnews.co.nz and click on Latest Edition to see a video about Camp Adair. ROUND THE BAYS PROCEEDS WILL HELP EXTEND SERVICES Outdoor adventure: Camp Adair will use the $20,000 it is set to receive from the Ports of Auckland Round The Bays to build a new field camping facility. Big tick: Former New Zealand Warriors and Kiwis legend Stacey Jones says Camp Adair gives children confidence and independence. Photo: JOHN SELKIRK THE reward will be two-fold for regis- tered runners in this year s Ports of Auckland Round The Bays fun run and walk on March 10. They will get to embrace the event while knowing they are helping a new generation of young people grow and enjoy the outdoors at Camp Adair. The century old camp at Hunua is the YMCA s outdoor pursuits and education facility. And it is among children s charities that will benefit from proceeds raised at the annual event. The camp is popular with schools and is also used for holiday program- mes to offer young people the chance to take part in challenging activities including high-ropes courses, climb- ing, kayaking, archery and tramping. Former New Zealand Warriors and Kiwis rugby league legend Stacey Jones has visited as a parent helper with his own children. The Kumeu resident says seeing youngsters spend their first night away from their parents and over- come fears on the confidence course highlighted the camp s value. It s great to see kids develop and get a bit of their own independence, he says. Camp Adair operations manager Dan Hedley says the $20,000 set to come from the fun run and walk will fund a new field camp facility and possibly a kitchen and ablution block. The facility will provide a lower cost option for schools and groups that aren t able to afford camp fees. Some kids in our area just can t afford to attend, Mr Hedley says. This will mean schools that have found the cost prohibitive can still come. Ports of Auckland Round the Bays is co-owned by Fairfax Media, owner of the Nor-west News and its parent company Suburban Newspapers. It was started in 1972 by the Auck- land Joggers Club and is one of the world s largest fun runs with nearly 40,000 registered runners and an estimated 70,000 participants. The event starts at 9.30am and the entry fee is $10 for children (16 and under) and $15 for adults. TODAY Teeing off Hot heads Breathe easy ONLINE A 50th jubilee is expected to draw many memories from players at South Head Golf Club. The committee is welcoming past members to register for the event next month. --P2 Riverhead Forest was in danger but a witness saw two teenage boys setting fire to vegetation. The youths have since been arrested. -- P5 A future in a number of sports could be a natural pathway for Waimauku School student Liam O'Kane. He suffers from asthma but is still successful in whatever he takes on. --P6 We're a truly multimedia publication. Visit our website for breaking news, top columns and blogs. Each issue of the Nor-west News is replicated electronically with extra content so you can enjoy it on your computer, tablet or smartphone. Go to nor- westnews.co.nz to see for yourself.
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