Rodney Times : Rodney Times 1st November
2 RODNEY TIMES, NOVEMBER 2, 2010 NEWS Editor Geoff Dobson Ph (09) 426 5024 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Chief Reporter Ph (09) 421 9133 email: email@example.com Senior Reporter Ph (09) 421 9130 Features Ph (09) 421 9131 Sales Manager Pauline Caley Ph (09) 426 5024 email: pauline caley@snl co nz Office & Distribution Manager Heather Ringrose Ph (09) 425 0695 email: h ringrose@snl co nz Circulation (09) 426 5024/(09) 425 8169 email: h ringrose@snl co nz Classifieds Ph 0800 022 812 Fax 0800 022 815 email: firstname.lastname@example.org 37,398 Audited Circulation (ABC Jan-Dec '09.) Delivered each Tuesday/Thursday from south Wellsford to Kumeu and coast to coast from Helensville to Whangaparaoa. Orewa Office: Cnr Alice Ave & Florence Ave, Orewa. P.O. Box 79. Ph (09) 426 5024. Warkworth Office: Mill Lane, Warkworth. P.O. Box 636. Ph (09) 425 8169. www.rodneytimes.co.nz Harvey World Travel Warkworth 6 Baxter Street Phone: (09) 425 7989 Email: email@example.com Independently owned and operated by Harvey World Travel Northern Rodney's BIGGEST ever Travel Expo! Over 25 UK & European travel experts including: WHEN: Wed 10 November TIME: 4pm -- 8pm WHERE: Mahurangi College Auditorium, Woodcocks Rd, Warkworth (Doors open 3:45pm) PLUS: Loads of earlybird travel deals & special offers only available on the day! Destination experts Walking & biking tours Barge holidays Cruising Car hire Coach tours Sightseeing Airlines Self-catering villas & apartments FREE entry! the draw to WIN a 7 night HF Holidays UK Guided Walking tour valued at up to $3000! N B O t Go in UK & Europe Travel Expo Get a taste of Europe! Prize conditions apply: Offer available for maximum of 2 passengers on a 7 night UK Guided Walking holiday departing from HF Holidays' House before 31 Oct 11. Subject to availability. Valued at up to $3000 based on two guests & on tour prices & currency exchange rate as at 11 Oct 10. All registration forms completed correctly at the event will go in the draw. Ask for full terms and conditions. Hibiscus Coast Parents Centre provides educaton on birth and parentng and also supports parents in their role. We oﬀer courses in Antenatal • (for pregnant couples) Baby & You • (for parents of babies aged 0-3 months) Moving & Munching • (for parents of babies aged 4-6 months) Tinies to Tots • (for parents of babies aged 10-18 months) Parentng with a Purpose • (for parents of preschoolers) Feel free to visit our natonal website www.parentscentre.org.nz and for more informaton on joining our centre or atending courses please phone us locally on 09 427 6114 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org ENROLMENTS FOR 2010 CLOSE 12 TH NOVEMBER Pam like guardian angel Does someone you know deserve a bouquet of flowers? If so, the Rodney Times wants to hear from you! Write a short note telling us why your nominee deserves a reward! Send to the Rodney Times "Thanks a Bunch" PO Box 79, Orewa Don't forget to include the nominee's name, address and phone number, and your name and address. The person we consider most deserving will receive flowers courtesy of: PH/Fax (09) 426 5287 email@example.com Thanks a bunch Neighbourly: Pam Chisholm of Gulf Harbour. Guardian angel'' Pam Chisholm of Gulf Har- bour receives this week's bouquet from Flowers by Joanne for helping a neighbour in need. My family and I are going through a difficult time as I am undergoing chemotherapy,'' Carole Belshaw of Gulf Harbour says. Pam is my guardian angel. She goes out of her way to make our lives easier. Pam checks on me daily with phone calls and visits, baking delicious treats for us, and even went the extra mile by taking the time to knit nice warm beanies to keep me warm in the winter. Pam has shown and continues to show her love, support and kind- ness, I am so lucky to have her as my neigh- bour. Thanks a bunch Pam, you are a star.'' Email your nomi- nation to g.dobson@snl. co.nz with your name, address and phone num- ber and that of person nominated. Orcas hunt stingrays Holiday fun: Boaties in Kawau Bay got a special treat with Nobby the orca surfacing close by. Photo: WWW.ORCARESEARCH.ORG By DELWYN DICKEY About seven orcas were spotted seeking a sting- ray lunch in Kawau Bay on Labour Day. Their visit delighted boaties and beachgoers. Spotted off Tawhara- nui, Snells Beach, Algies Bay, and Kawau Island at times during the day, the two groups were also being watched by orca researcher Ingrid Visser. The Whangarei-based scientist knows many of the 200 or so orca living around New Zealand by sight and has names for some. A female and her calf along with four males were in one group, with Dr Visser recognising two of the males as Ben and Nobby. These two were hunt- ing stingrays and sharing their catch just a few hundred metres off the beach,'' Dr Visser says. We saw Nobby and Ben take at least 10 rays over the course of a few hours -- they took all eagle, long-tailed and short-tailed rays in the general area of Kawau, Snells and Algies.'' Another group of four were further out to sea and included a young male Putita, which Dr Visser helped rescue at Ruakaka in July after he was stranded, his older brother Rua and their mother Yin with a young orca. All the orca Dr Visser recognised had been stranded at least once at some stage, which she says reflects the type of food they eat. They hunt in a very high-risk manner -- chasing rays in shallow waters -- which results in them occasionally get- ting stuck,'' she says. Orca -- sometimes called killer whales -- are recognisable by the dor- sal fin shape and nicks. This summer Dr Visser encourages orca spotters to contact her on 0800 SEE ORCA -- 0800- 733-6722 -- and to view photos on her website www.orcaresearch.org/ identify orca. As marine mammals, orca, other dolphins and whales come under Con- servation Department jurisdiction. DOC should be contac- ted on 0800-DOC- HOTline, 0800-362-468, when sighted, particu- larly if the animal is dis- tressed or tangled. People should stay 50 metres away and boats should travel no faster than idle or avoid wake speed within 300 metres of any marine mammal.
November 4th 2010