Rodney Times : January 27th 2011
7 RODNEY TIMES, JANUARY 27, 2011 NEWS Hopper Developments Ltd Phone now on 09 427 0090 or 0800 629 476 65 Tauranga Place, Orewa • www.maygroveorewa.co.nz View us on Trade Me Properties Apartments from $220,000 Want the ultimate lifestyle? WHANGAPARAOA Unit T1, Karepiro Korner, 15 Karepiro Drive Ph 09 428 5692 SILVERDALE Corner SH1 and East Coast Road Ph 09 426 8883 All goods while stocks last. We reserve the right to limit quantities. Specials valid until Sunday at 6.30pm. Normal Trading Hours: Monday to Sunday 7.30am-6.30pm 3 for $2.99 kg NZ New Season Royal Gala Apples $3.49 kg NZ New Season Sugar Pears $2.99 kg Hawkes Bay Fortune Plums 99¢ ea NZ New Season Buttercup $1.99 bunch NZ Fresh Sweetcorn $6.99 kg NZ White Button Mushrooms 99¢ NZ Spring Onions $9.99 10kg bag Pukekohe Brushed Potatoes 3412294AC Lifeguards push their way north Dolphin escort: Six lifeguards, including several from Muriwai, are circumnavigating New Zealand. They have made it well past the half-way point of the 32-leg, 40-day adventure and were welcomed to Westport by dolphins. Deep south: The team travelled through Breaksea Sound in the South Island. By CARALISE MOORE Six lifeguards circumnavigating New Zealand in Inflatable Res- cue Boats are more than two- thirds the way through their adventure. Several of the guards are from Muriwai, including team co-leader Ash Matuschka. Other team members are Anthony Morgan, Jason Har- vey, Blake Ingram, Matt Bus- well and Andrew Lancaster. The 40-day trip will see the crew visit 32 of New Zealand s most popular and remote beaches, and cover nearly 5200km. Launching from Auckland s Viaduct Harbour on January 5, the boys and their support team have travelled north around Cape Reinga, and down the west coast of the North and South Islands. They stayed at Stewart Island last weekend and were set to land near Dune- din on Tuesday. With a few technical issues along the way, including a trailer malfunction and a fuel bladder split, the IRBs have held up well and the crew are enjoying the travel. Ash says the lifeguards bodies are taking a bit of a beat- ing. The IRBs are small boats and it only takes a little bit of a chop before you start getting thumped around and beaten up by them. Your shoulders get worn out a bit because you hold on all day. It is something we weren t expecting to be quite as bad as it has been. When you sit there holding ontoaboatupto14hoursa day, it really takes a toll on your shoulders. Our physio is doing a good job of keeping our backs in order. Every day she gives our backs a bit of maintenance and that is making a big difference. The trip was organised to coincide with 100 years of surf life saving. The team is due to finish in the second week of February at Auckland s Viaduct. Surf clubs chase new rescue boat Competition is heating up between Red Beach, Bethells and Orewa surf life saving clubs to see who will win a new $26,000 inflatable rescue boat offered by BP and Surf Life Saving New Zealand. The boat, with out- board motor and trailer, is up for grabs between the country s more than 70 clubs to mark 100 years of volunteer surf live saving. A public online vote decides the winner. Votes don t just drop in your lap, Red Beach executive officer Ross Malyon says. You ve got to go out and chase them. Since voting began on December 7, Bethells Beach, Orewa and Red Beach have all taken turns in the lead. At just after the half- way mark, Red Beach was leading, narrowly ahead of Orewa, and Bethells Beach third. Voting is set to finish on January 31. Vote at www.bpsurflifesaving. co.nz.
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