Nor West News : January 31st 2013
www.nor-westnews.co.nz 6 NOR-WEST NEWS, JANUARY 31, 2013 NEWS From basic huts on the foreshore to a city of 1.5 million, New Zealand's super city has had a remarkable history of change and development over the past 170 years. This book shows the dramatic changes and puts the reader in the picture, showing the past and present with magnificent photographs taken over the decades. Beautifully printed in full colour with 144 glossy pages, measuring 250 mm wide by 246mm high, this book is a real collectors item. An ideal gift for Birthdays and Anniversaries. All profits from the sale of this book go to charities supported by the Mad Butcher and Suburban Newspapers Community Trust. Order your book now by phoning 09 52 52 100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or post your order with cheque made out to The Mad Butcher and Suburban Newspapers Community Trust, Private Bag 92815, Penrose, Auckland. Auckland A Portr ait of Today and Yesterday Charities Commission registration number CC34283 Raising Millions for Charity and Community Projects $3995 Including GST & FREE POSTAGE within NZ Suppor t charity by buying this superb book! Proudly supported by the aucklandtransport.govt.nz Slow down around schools. With children now heading back to school, Auckland Transport is reminding drivers to slow down around schools. On average, 107 Auckland children are hospitalised each year as a result of incidents involving excessive speed near schools. Research has shown that speeds of 40km/h or less significantly lower the severity of injury if a child is struck by a vehicle. A child hit at 45km/h has a 50 per cent chance of survival. This reduces to a 10 per cent survival rate at 50km/h. Young champ takes asthma in his stride Tight technique: Top athlete Liam O'Kane demonstrates his winning form. Photos: CARYN WIGMORE I find long distance boring because it takes so long to get there By CARYN WIGMORE Champion chap: Liam O'Kane of Waimauku admires the silver medal he won for Auckland in the Trans Tasman Sydney Tour. Silver medal holder Liam O Kane gasps for breath when he runs long distances. I m pretty much puffed the whole way around, the Wai- mauku School boy says. Mum Coralie Owens struggles to stay on the sidelines as the top runner battles asthma. It s very hard to watch when you know your child s in trouble, Miss Owens says. Laboured breathing has failed to stop Liam from scoring silver in his first Trans Tasman Sydney Tour. The newcomer at Waitakere City Athletics Club seized the medal in the 4 x 100 metres relay for under 11 boys. He represented Auckland, con- testing track and field events against athletes from New South Wales. The New Zealand team won gold in the under 11 boys field relay. Liam also braved a scorching heatwave in Australia. Tour organisers were forced to cancel a practice event when tem- peratures soared to 47 degrees Celsius. If it gets to 44 the track can start melting Miss Owens says. Endurance races are not only trying for his asthma but also for his patience. I find long distance boring because it takes so long to get there, says the year 7 student, who prefers 100m. Due to doctor s advice Liam began swimming lessons at 6 years old. His mum says even though he hates it with a passion she made him do the sport to expand his lungs. He has turned out a natural, boasting medals for backstroke, butterfly and breaststroke. The fleet-footed lad also loves playing representative rugby, touch, cricket and basketball. Raikuna sees Fiji as major threat One of the stars of the Western Pioneers rugby club is playing in the New Zealand sevens squad -- with his eye on this weekend s Wellington leg of the world sevens circuit. David Raikuna is looking forward to the Hertz Sevens event, a highlight of the sevens season. Raikuna has been playing for two seasons at the Western Pioneers club which boasts both the North Harbour rugby and sevens titles. He is showing some strong form ahead of Wellington where he made his New Zealand debut two years ago. Raikuna sees Fiji as a main threat again and says he is try- ing to play in the style he learned while growing up there. Samoa will be strong in Welling- ton too. But England might post the initial threat being drawn with New Zealand in pool play at 3.12pm on Saturday. The other teams in the pool are the United States and Spain. New Zealand will play at 6.08pm and 9.56pm respectively. If New Zea- land win their pool and keep winning, they are scheduled to play a quarterfinal at 2.33pm on Sunday, with a semifinal at 6.35pm. The final is at 9.30pm. The Major Events Develop- ment Fund will invest $1.5 mil- lion on each of two Volvo Ocean Race Auckland stopovers in 2015 and 2018. Past races have included nor-west sailors River- head resident Stuart Bannatyne and Muriwai resident Richard Mason. These events provide a platform to leverage benefits for New Zealand, particularly for New Zealand s marine sector. The marine industry has $1.7 billion in annual turnover, produces $650 million in exports each year and employs 9000 full- time staff. The Volvo Ocean Race stopovers provide a great opportunity to showcase this sector s expertise inter- nationally, Economic Develop- ment Minister Steven Joyce says. Around 275,000 spec- tators visited the race village in 2012. Exhibitors in an associ- ated New Zealand Marine Show- case noted crucial relationships and sales leads were formed with international clients, including race syndicates, dur- ing the stopover. The round- the-world yacht race is held every three years. Indoor bowls at Waitoki runs every Tuesday from 7.30pm till 9pm at the Waitoki hall. It s run by the Waitoki Hall Committee. All welcome. Call Chris on 0 420 5556.
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