North Shore Times : November 5th 2010
7 NORTH SHORE TIMES, NOVEMBER 5, 2010 NEWS NORTH HARBOUR BIG TREE Co www.nhbigtrees.co.nz 774 Dairy Flat Highway (4.5km north of Albany Village) Cash and Car ry only All prices include GST EVERGREENS NATIVE DECIDUOUS 1000s to choose from LOW COST PLANTING AND DELIVERY AVAILABLE PHONE (09) 415-7373 Hours: Weekdays 8am-5pm Saturday 9am-4.30pm Sunday 9.30am-4pm IN BRIEF Ginge dies Ginge the cat whose story featured in yesterday's North Shore Times with a plea for financial assistance for surgery has died. Linda Nunn from Animal Rehoming still appreciates any help with her other bills from assisting animals in need. Visit www.animal rehoming.co.nz. Yoga session Yogic techniques for people suffering from a stiff neck, sore back, bad knees, diabetes and high blood pressure, etc, will be shown on Monday from 7pm. The session is organised by Art of Living and is in the Target Road School hall, 80 Target Rd, Glenfield. Phone Krishna on 441-2223, 021-155-7377 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.artofliving.org.nz/. Krishna Fest The Lake House Arts Centre in Takapuna is the new venue for Bhakti Yoga's regular Sunday Krishna Fest. There will be mantras, music, discussion on yoga and a hare krishna vegetarian feast. The sessions run Sundays from 5pm to 8pm, $10 adults and $5 children at the arts centre, 37 Fred Thomas Drive. Phone 473-3643 or visit www.bhaktiyoga.co.nz. Shopping night Long Bay Primary School PTA holds its fifth Ladies Christmas Shopping Night on November 19 from 7pm to 9pm. Christmas gifts, jewellery skincare, crafts, clothing and accessories will be on sale. The venue is at the school in Ralph Eagles Place and entry is $5 including a complimentary drink. Tickets are on sale at the primary school office and on the night. Keen gardeners The Beach Haven/Birkdale Garden Circle is keen to welcome new members. The club provides for the keen gardener and people looking for companionship. It meets on the first Wednesday of the month at the Residents and Ratepayers hall behind the chemist at 340 Rangatira Rd, Beach Haven. For more information phone 483-8061. Free postage More than 100,000 postage- paid envelopes have been given to North Shore charities and community groups by New Zealand Post this year. This year Community Post will provide 1.5 million postage- paid envelopes to more than 6000 community groups, including 240 on the North Shore. Groups helped on the Shore include North Shore Community and Social Services which publishes about 25 resource booklets and provides advocacy and advice. Supreme night for Jacko Gill Aiming high: Supreme AIMES Award winner Jacko Gill now has his sights set on the World Youth Championships. Athlete Jacko Gill, aged 15, has become the youngest North Harbour Club AIMES Awards Supreme winner, sharing the limelight with three MacDonald brothers -- Excellence Award winners Andrew and David, and Emerging Talent winner Michael. The 2010 North Harbour Club AIMES Awards were presented at a gala dinner at the Bruce Mason Centre, Takapuna, on Saturday even- ing. As well as winning the Supreme Award, Gill -- world junior shot put champion and a Takapuna Grammar student -- won the 2010 North Harbour Club, Millennium Institute of Sport and Health and AUT University AIMES Award for Excellence in Sport. With $10,000 for each award, he received a total of $20,000. He says he will use the money to fund a season on the European athletics circuit in 2011, compete at the World Youth Championships in July in France, and attend a high- level training camp in France with Olympic shot put gold medallist and world cham- pion Valerie Adams. David MacDonald, a 24-year-old computer scien- tist and Fulbright scholar, won the 2010 North Harbour Club Massey University AIMES Award for Excellence in Information Technology, Innovation and Science, while brother 21-year-old Andrew, a student at Auck- land University s school of medicine, won the 2010 North Harbour Club Kristin School AIMES Award for Excellence in Education. Their younger brother Michael, 18, won a Hayes Knight Emerging Talent Award. All three brothers went to Rangitoto College. The North Harbour Club has hosted the AIMES Awards for 15 years, raising and distributing more than $1.3 million in grants to sup- port the achievements of North Harbour residents aged 13 to 25. North Harbour Club presi- dent Peter Wall says: It is a real privilege for the North Harbour Club to be able to provide financial assistance to these extraordinary young people so that they can con- tinue following their dreams. Awards recipients: 2010 North Harbour Club AIMES Award for Excellence (Supreme Award): Jacko Gill, athlete ($10,000) 2010 North Harbour Club ASB AIMES Award for Excel- lence in the Arts: Verity Bur- gess, singer/dancer/actress ($10,000 plus Beachside Health & Fitness Club voucher) 2010 North Harbour Club Massey University AIMES Award for Excellence in Information Technology, Innovation and Science: David MacDonald, computer scientist ($10,000 plus Beachside Health & Fitness Club voucher) 2010 North Harbour Club Albany Toyota AIMES Award for Excellence in Music: Sophie Bird, violinist ($10,000 plus Beachside Health & Fitness Club voucher). Will Martin, vocal- ist/musician ($10,000 plus Beachside Health & Fitness Club voucher) 2010 North Harbour Club Kristin School AIMES Award for Excellence in Education: Andrew MacDonald, scholar ($10,000 plus Beachside Health & Fitness Club voucher) 2010 North Harbour Club, Millennium Institute of Sport and Health and AUT Univer- sity AIMES Award for Excel- lence in Sport: Jacko Gill, athlete ($10,000 plus Beach- side Health & Fitness Club voucher) 2010 North Harbour Club North Shore City Council Service to the Community Award: Anita Walbran, com- munity worker ($10,000 plus Beachside Health & Fitness Club voucher) 2010 North Harbour Club Judges Special Award for Sport and Service to the Com- munity: Shaun Quincey, rower ($6000 plus Beachside Health & Fitness Club voucher). Ramble through stunning gardens Stunning: The Mincher garden will be featured in the Hospital Foundation's Coatesville Garden Ramble. Photo: BEN WATSON By SARAH CODDINGTON It all began with a sketch on the back of a serviette. Now Angela and Bruce Spooner live in a beautiful Georgian-styled house sur- rounded by 21 acres of stunning gardens. Mrs Spooner wanted her Coatesville garden, named Min- cher, to resemble a piece of her home country in England. The Royal Institute of Hort- iculture named it a garden of national significance two years ago. It is one of five gardens to be featured in North Shore Hos- pital Foundation s upcoming Coatesville Garden Ramble this Sunday. When the Spooners first pur- chased the property in 1992 it was home to strawberry patches. It has taken nine years to get the land to their liking. Mincher has everything from a vegetable patch to a cottage garden. There is even a bush walk down the back of the prop- erty with ponds and running streams. Head gardener Dave Schellin- gerhout, who has been working on the property since the early 90s, says he just loves working in the garden. The garden ramble will be on from 10am to 4pm. Other gar- dens featured include Twin Lakes, Brookgreen Park and Woodbridge. Tickets are $40 for entry to all gardens. There is a $50 gift voucher to the Tamara Spa on ticket purchase. Call 426-7657 or email j.hun ter@northshorehospitalfoun dation.
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