Rodney Times : December 14th 2010
7 RODNEY TIMES, DECEMBER 14, 2010 NEWS 1000 students fun run along beach Race winners: Orewa College students, from left: Adam Parker, Harry Verheijn and Ethan Hutchinson all won medals. About 1000 students from the Rodney- Hibiscus Coast area took part in the annual local schools fun run along Orewa beach. For Orewa College the annual local schools fun run is its first series of fundraisers for its sports pavilion project, and Orewa students raised more than $12,000. Support came from the Veta Mary James Trust and students sponsors. The 7km run and a 5km walk/run started at the Western Reserve and the Orewa Surf Club respectively, and ended back at the surf club. Orewa student Harry Verheijen broke the year 7 and 8 record by two minutes, coming in at 21 minutes and 25 seconds, while Ethan Hutchinson broke the year 9 and 10 record, coming in at 21 minutes and 25 seconds. Schoolmate Adam Parker was third. Orewa Rotary Club and ASB Bank provided marshals and sausage sizzles, and ice sticks were provided by Rotary and DeeJays. Orewa Surf Club sup- plied the winner medals. A king hit by fishermen A tale to tell: Stanmore Bay's Ramil Dean, left, and Caelan Geldard snared a kingfish in unusual fashion. By CARALISE MOORE Pulling in a kingfish with just a gaff is no mean feat, but Stanmore Bay s Ramil Dean and Caelan Geldard showed fishing finesse to do so. The two were in their four-metre tinny just off Stanmore Bay and caught a gurnard. We decided to float bait around and leave the gurnard on the line, Ramil says. Then we saw a big fish approach, we first thought it might be a shark but then saw its yellow tail and knew it was a kingie. As the kingfish approached the gurnard Ramil reached over and hooked it with the gaff, pulling it into the boat. He was thrashing around and putting up a fight. I wouldn t have wanted to hook him on my line and have to pull him in that way, he was really strong. The keen fishermen guessed the fish weighed around 9kg. Carols for Christmas Country style: Fantails Childcare youngsters pose with staff and families at their Christmas party. The children warmed the hearts of parents with a carol concert on their home-built outdoor stage just before Santa arrived. Then it was on to the sausage sizzle, bouncy castle and picnic in the big backyard ahead of the chance to get their Christmas presents from the man himself.
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