North Shore Times : December 14th 2010
4 NORTH SHORE TIMES, DECEMBER 14, 2010 NEWS Cnr Ocean View Rd & Hillcrest Ave • Northcote OPEN 7 DAYS: 6.30am-6.30pm PH 419 2657 www.simplyfreshproduce.co.nz MANGO NZ CHERRIES LETTUCE GRAPES NECTARINES XMAS PACKS FROM Tropical Fresh Freshly Cut Red Globe New Season Mustard Makers EXPORT QUALITY TRUSS TOMATOES 99c 149 99c $399 $299 Northcote $999 ea kg ea kg kg bag 2581399AC RRIES $ $ $$ 99 99 kg $199 CREATIVITY CENTRE Come and play at the free Creativity Centre. Kids aged 4-10 can join us for an hour of fun activities while parents enjoy more time to shop. C t S vic e for more details Friday 17 - Thursday 23 Dec 10am - 2pm 4 WES0804/20x4 westfield.co.nz/shore r city Marathon pair 'real champions' Champions: Martin Tucker, who has spina bifida and Mike Lloyd, who is blind, competed in the New York Marathon. Photo: BEN WATSON By SARAH CODDINGTON Two disabled North Shore residents have competed in the New York Marathon for the third time. With two million people lining the streets, everything is a buzz and this is why Martin Tucker, who has spina bifida, and Mike Lloyd, who is blind, keep going back to compete with help from Achilles International New Zealand. The atmosphere is just fantastic. I have developed a bit of a bad habit competing in it, Mr Lloyd says. The foundation helps people with disabilities com- pete in mainstream sport, and sponsored them to go to the event in the United States. Twelve competitors from New Zealand travelled to the event last month. They were given the Inter- national Achilles Chapter Award this year. It s amazing, you are com- peting with like-minded people with disabilities. People are screaming your name as you go past saying you re the real champions , Mr Tucker says. Both even got a moment to scoff down some pancakes to keep them going on the 42km walk through the city. Mr Lloyd was one of the first Achilles competitors to complete the race. The trip was also a chance for Kiwis living in New York to see people from back home. An auction of Kiwiana food goodies, including Jaffas, Pineapple Lumps and jars of Marmite helped raise $700 to cater for a celebration meal after the race. Mr Tucker says anyone with a disability should con- sider competing in some sort of sporting event through Achilles. Just because you have a disability doesn t mean you need sit around and do nothing, you just need to get out there, he says. To donate, send a cheque to Achilles Track Club New Zea- land at Achilles Track Club, PO Box 251379, Pakuranga, Auckland or call Peter Loft on 524-1534 or 021-355-866. IN BRIEF Support meeting The latest research into Crohn's disease and colitis will be presented at the next Crohn's and Colitis Support Group Auckland meeting. Specialist gastroenterologist Dr David Rowbotham is the speaker at the December 15 meeting. The group has a new venue in the Garden Room at St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd. Members and non-members are welcome. The meeting starts at 7pm and the talk is from 7.30pm. Festive shopping Town centres across the North Shore are rolling out the red carpet for shoppers to celebrate the Yuletide season. Highbury Shopping Centre in Birkenhead holds its traditional Rotary Santa Parade on Sunday at noon, followed by a street fiesta from 1pm. Summer bands perform at Browns Bay's Phoenix Plaza on Saturdays, from 11am- 2pm, to entertain shoppers. Northcote Shopping Centre is hosting Saturday concerts from 10.30am-2pm featuring local bands to liven up the place. This is in the lead-up to the big Chinese New Year celebration on February 4-5.
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