North Shore Times : December 14th 2010
27 NORTH SHORE TIMES, DECEMBER 14, 2010 SPORT CENSOR'S CLASSIFICATIONS UNRESTRICTED FILMS: RESTRICTED FILMS: G PG Approved for General Exhibition Parental Guidance recommended for younger viewers M Suitable for mature audiences 16 years & over RP (AGE) Restricted to persons over the specified age unless accompanied by parent/guardian e.g. RP13, RP16 R (AGE) Restricted to person over specified age e.g. R13, R15, R16, R18 CINEMAS MAY REQUEST PROOF OF AGE ID FOR RESTRICTED FILMS Waiwera is naturally hot! NEW Wo ired Pizza and Dining Room Movie Pool Movies show daily in t he Movie Pool. Check our website for movie listings and times. Ph 09 427 8800 Open Sunday to Thursday 9am-9pm Friday and Saturday 9am-10pm Check our website for details www.waiwera.co.nz yinthe Waiwera Day Spa Massage, Beauty Treatments, Dental, Acupuncture, Private Spas, Gym and Wellness Centre. Riding off to the US on a high By FELICITY REID New challenges: Rising star Kate Chilcott is taking her cycling career abroad. Photo: BEN WATSON In her debut season in open women s competition Mil- ford cyclist Kate Chilcott has upstaged some big- name athletes. Chilcott, 19, will always remember the first time she took on the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge. In the 100km women s road race on November 27, she outsprinted seasoned campaigners Cath Cheatley and Sonia Waddell to sneak the title in a time of two hours 55 minutes and 25 seconds. Clashes with university exams have previously prevented Chilcott from entering the event which attracted record numbers of riders from 21 countries this year. But the former Westlake Girls High School student couldn t be happier with what she terms as an unex- pected result over current United States National Series champion Cheatley and former Olympic rower Waddell. I had never beaten Cath in a sprint before, Chilcott says. I passed Cath and then got passed Sonia on the line. Last week Chilcott was one of three women rep- resenting New Zealand in the New South Wales Inter- national Grand Prix Series in Australia. The Kiwi contingent will come up against profes- sional riders, including Australian Commonwealth Games gold medallist Rochelle Gilmore. Next year Chilcott will follow in the footsteps of her long-time coach Vanessa Guyton and head to the United States where she will be based in Texas for the summer riding in the national series. If you want to get into better teams you won t really get noticed in New Zealand, she says of her off- shore move. Although Chilcott admits to being a bit aprehensive about the four-month stint away from home she is grateful good friend and racing rival Courteney Lowe from Tauranga will be joining her in the same team in the US. Shifting focus: Tim Preston has gone from the boardroom to the bowling green as multiple sclerosis has changed his life. Photo: BEN WATSON By FELICITY REID Healing power of bowls When illness forced Tim Preston to change his priorities he did some- thing he never thought he would. Preston was a workaholic who was heavily involved in share brokering and invest- ment banking for 30 years. In March 2006 he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. It affects the left side of his body as well as his balance and cognition. The former business media commentator had to retire from his 70-hour working weeks and change his ways. I have always been a full-on person. Had it not been for the MS I would have been carried out of work in a coffin. By Christmas 2006, good friend Graeme Dorreen had signed a skeptical Preston up with the Milford Bowling Club. Bowls was never going to be a sport I played and especially not at 50 years old. Preston says bowls has helped to stabilise his condition. It s like chess on the grass. The tactical part has helped with the cognitive side, the holder of numerous club and regional junior titles says. Inspired by Preston, the Milford Bowling Club hosted a fundraising day for the MS society, rais- ing more than $2000. The 32-team inaugural MS Masters triple tour- nament was won by the Glogoski brothers from Beach Haven Bowling Club. The tournament was a thank you to bowls and the bowling com- munity and to raise awareness of MS, Pres- ton says. Those with MS who haven t thought about bowls should seriously look at it. Bowls is for any size, shape and physical ability. Homemade board does swimmingly By MARYKE PENMAN While most competitors in the State Beach Series use specialised racing boards in the popular stand up paddle race, 54-year-old Andrew Wil- son has been competing on a homemade cata- maran board constructed from plywood and epoxy resin. Using online refe- rences and a book he refers to as the bible of boatbuilding by the Gougeon brothers, Wil- son spent three months building his vessel. At the time I really couldn t justify buying a board, certainly not to my wife and so the thought occurred to try and make one. It s really just made of meranti plywood, which is quite a cheap Indonesian hardwood, epoxy glue and carbon fibre tubes holding the two hulls together, Wil- son says. Despite almost sinking the second time he took his board to the water, Wilson is now c sitting at 18th place overall among a field of more than 40 other paddlers. At this stage I m out of touch with the top guys using the top-of- the-line boards, but I ve been making some changes to the stern which should help. I ve taken a saw to the back end of the hull to try and make what s referred to as a pintail shape like the back of a kayak. Now I m just try- ing to make it all come back together again, but it should be ready by next week, he says. The homemade cata- maran board attracts a lot of interest from other beach series competitors and passersby, mostly because it is the only board to be made from wood rather than syn- thetic materials such as fibre glass. One couple came up to us thinking it was a two-man board and you can actually use it for two people, but it s surprisingly tricky until you get used to it because you can never quite anticipate how the other person is trying to balance. You spend quite abitoftimeinthe water. With the board under renovation during last week s race, Wilson hired a Starboard race model to tide him over but says he prefers his cata- maran. New role for Liam Barry Former North Harbour rugby stalwart Liam Barry is charged with resurrecting the region s top level rugby fortunes as the newly appointed head coach of the ITM Cup team. The three-year role will be a homecoming for the 39-year- old former All Blacks openside flanker who grew up in Taka- puna and attended Rosmini College before joining the East Coast Bays Rugby Club. Barry made his debut for North Harbour as a 20-year- old in 1991 and played 83 games for the province. In 1993 when he was selec- ted for the national team Barry became part of the first family to provide three generations of All Blacks, following his father Kevin and grandfather Ned. Barry has also spent time playing offshore during two stints in Japan but for the last six years he has held coaching positions with the Auckland Blues and will continue as Blues assistant coach until the end of the upcoming Super Rugby season. North Harbour CEO Brett Hollister says a number of high calibre applicants applied to replace last season coaches Craig Dowd and Jeff Wilson. Liam s strong leadership skills, coaching experience and long-time affiliation with the region stood out among a high quality field of applicants, Hollister says. Wilson has been reinstated as assistant coach.
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