North Shore Times : November 30th 2010
2 NORTH SHORE TIMES, NOVEMBER 30, 2010 NEWS Office Ph 489 4189 Fax 486 1950 Editor Peter Eley email: firstname.lastname@example.org Sales Manager Alan Barr email: email@example.com Circulation Ph 525 2022 Fax 580 1648 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Classifieds Ph 525 2100 Fax 580 1643 email: clsad@snl co nz 69,797 Audited Circulation (ABC Jan-Dec '09.) Delivered each Tuesday/Thursday/ Friday to Albany, Beach Haven, Bayswater, Bayview, Belmont, Birkdale, Birkenhead, Brookfield, Browns Bay, Bushlands, Campbells Bay, Castor Bay, Chatswood, Chester Park, Devonport, Forrest Hill, Glenfield, Greenhithe, Hillcrest, Mairangi Bay, Meadowood, Milford, Murrays Bay, Northcote, Northcross, Okura, Paremoremo, Pinehill, Rothesay Bay, Schnapper Rock, Stanley Point, Sunnynook, Takapuna, Torbay, Unsworth Heights, Waiake, Wainoni, Westlake, Windsor Park. 1 Byron Ave, Takapuna. P.O. Box 33235. www.northshoretimes.co.nz Hours: 8.30am-5pm SECURITY DOORS & WINDOWS Same Day Measure and Quote • TOP Brands • FREE Quotes • QUICK Install RYLOCK HOME PLUS OPEN SAT MORN 444-8696 85 Ellice Road, Glenfield Mark and Paulette Rowley For personal, professional ser vice to all areas Phone 445-9800 (24 hours) Office and Chapel 16-18 Anne Street, Devonport www.rowleyfunerals.co.nz 2591265AA 3296348AC LET US MAKE YOUR XMAS THE CHEAPEST EVER IF YOU WANT TO SAVE $$ THIS YEAR MAKE SURE YOU ATTEND OUR ONCE A YEAR SALE Toiletbags - Mens & Ladies, Casual Bags, Purses, Childrens -- Girls & Boys, Sports Bags, Hair Accessories, Nappy Bags, Gift Packs, and much, much more. CRAZY PRICES!! End of Lines and Samples SALE DATES Friday 3rd December 8.30am - 4pm Saturday 4th December 8.30am - 4pm Sunday 5th December 10.00am - 2pm 4/70 Forge Road, Silverdale Cash, Cheques and EFTPOS FACTORY SALE *Offers are available when purchasing from the $199 price range or above. Price complete with PENTAX (excluding Transitions) standard single vision lenses. Price for other lens types may differ. Extra options not included. Offers are mutually exclusive and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Available for a limited time only. Conditions apply. © 2010 Specsavers Optical Group · SMART_SPE10915. Albany Westfield: 447 1465, Glenfield Westfield: 441 7936, Takapuna: 486 0311. specsavers.co.nz Launch runs over fisherman By MICHELLE ROBINSON Close call: Dean Woods' boat is a write-off after being run over by a launch. Photo: BEN WATSON A Fisherman didn t have time to turn around before a 10-metre launch rode over him. Dean Woods had gone fish- ing in his 2.9 metre inflatable in the Rangitoto Channel. But instead of kingfish and snapper, he ended up with a written-off boat. I was sitting on the floor of my boat when I heard an engine really close and before I could turn around it went up the back of mine and across the entire length of it. If I had been standing up it would have been all over. The fuel tank broke away and the boat filled up like a bathtub . He escaped with a few scrapes and bruises and chased the twin-hulled power cat before the skipper realised what had happened. He came back, he was a bit shaken, he said he didn t see me. There was a slight chop in the water but no swell and the sun was up at the time, Mr Woods says. After being towed back to shore he asked the skipper for his details but he said he didn t have a pen and took off. Mr Woods managed to track down the launch s new owner and found out that it had been on a delivery route when the incident occurred. The owner knew nothing about the inci- dent. Mr Woods says if the $250,000 launch had been his he would have wanted to be told about any potential dam- age. He eventually got hold of the skipper and says police are planning to charge him for failing to keep look-out. The skipper said he didn t say anything because he was still in shock. Mr Woods is grateful his son slept in that day instead of joining him on the trip. He wants to warn boaties to be mindful of others on the water. Even if you re anchored, keep a solid lookout, that s for sure. Assume they can t see you.
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