North Shore Times : December 17th 2010
15 NORTH SHORE TIMES, DECEMBER 17, 2010 SPORT Great reading this weekend. Don't miss this Sunday's Punk and pop's fine st making beautiful music together KODY&BIC SUNDAY STAR TIMES MAGAZINE DECEMBER 19, 2010 RICH PASTURES On her new father-daughter drama Sofia Coppola FarmVille's landlords sure are having a field day Candid confessions of Christmas-time liar s Home untr uths SUNDAY MAGAZINE Your glossy Sunday treat. ESCAPE The best of travel, food, wellbeing and entertain ■ Mad about Malaysia - it's neve been easier to get to one of As most appealing destinations ■ Cuisine's rates the top sauvign blancs ■ Suits you - how to find the righ swimsuit this summer PLUS Annabelle White's top Christmas t ■ Kody and Bic - Punk and pop's finest are making beautiful music together ■ Home untruths - Candid confessions of Christmas-time liars ■ Rich Pastures - FarmVille's landlords are having a field day SUBSCRIBE TO THE SUNDAY STAR-TIMES, Ph: 0800 SUNDAY (0800 786 329) Hawks on Breakers Xmas list It s been a hectic week. The start of summer is upon us and the season is in full swing. The Christmas break is always an important time to stop and see how you have fared over the first half of the season. Last week was a really important win for us over a Taipans team who have been rolling of late. This week leading up to Christmas, however, will be another huge test with back- to-back road games including a top of the table clash with the Hawks. I also had the chance this week to have lunch with the next big thing in Kiwi hoops, Steven Adams from Welling- ton. Steve came to work out and get to know the Breakers for a couple of days this week and left everyone in awe of his potential. At 6ft 11in (2.09 metres) with size 19 feet and some of the biggest hands I ve ever shook, the sky is the limit for the young 16-year-old. Most importantly he has a real willingness to learn and improve and I look forward to watching him become a real force for New Zealand basket- ball in the future. With all the trainings, I found a bit of down time this weektohaveagoonthenew Xbox Kinect as well, and it is definitely one of the coolest things I ve used for a while. The feeling of playing games with no controllers and just using your body movements is so new and dif- ferent but it made for some intense and entertaining hours in front of the tele- vision -- 100-metre sprints in athletics has to be the fav. I have never won in Wollongong so can t wait to try and knock another goal of the list and come back next week with two more wins to bring on Christmas in style. Enjoy the sun and merry Christmas fans, remember to buy your tickets for our next home game on January 13, you can score $10 tickets at the website-- a great Christmas stocking filler. Football entity rebrands with new name and logo Winning debut: The Northern Football Federation's women's youth team showcased the region's new strip against New Caledonia. Northern Football Federation is the new name for New Zealand s northernmost foot- ball entity. Eleven years ago, United Soccer 1 was formed to develop and administer the game in the North Shore, Waitakere and Northland regions. The rebranding of the organisation has been undertaken as part of the strategic direction by the board. The excitement and growth in football continues and this name change reflects and aligns the federation to the national and inter- national bodies, chief execu- tive Paul Cropp says. They are the last of the country s seven federations to adopt football in their name. A competition among club members and stakeholders resulted in the Northern Football Federation name being chosen. All those who suggested the winning name went in the draw for a 2010 signed All Whites shirt which was won by East Coast Bays club member Duncan McMinn. The first team to wear the new logo is the women s rep- resentative side who are preparing for the National Women s Youth League which kicks off in January. The NFF women s team played New Caledonia earlier this week in a build-up match. NFF won 2-1 with goals to Megan Lee and Jess Innes. Coach Nathan Janes will have a number of Football Ferns players available for the NWYL including Hannah Wilkinson, Bridgette Arm- strong, Katie Bowen, Eliza- beth Milne, Terri-Amber Carlson and Katie Rood. Ferns keeper Jenny Bindon is Northern s assistant coach with Ross Nicholson and Lee Edwards the goalkeeper coaches. Former international Cilla Duncan is the team cap- tain. Visit the Northern Football Federation website www.nff.org.nz for more information. Event for the fittest Some of the fittest men and women in New Zealand came together in Albany to com- pete in the CrossFit Auck- land Games. The games are a day of competition, where athletes tackle events covering a range of physical challenges. Competitors must be allrounders to do well. The 70 competitors, who came from around the country, including the youngest from the Shore being only 12 years old had no idea what the specific events would be until one or two days out. The first event of the day demanded competitors to do as many reps as possible in 12 minutes of specific barbell exercises, gymnastic ring movements, plyometric box jumps and shuttle runs. Event two was one of com- plete contrasts: Row 1000m as quickly as possible, and then perform a maximum effort clean and jerk lift. The third event of the day was a gruelling circuit involv- ing involving high intensity calisthenics, Russian kett- lebells and running with heavy sandbags. For the top six men and women there was a fourth and final event, which coupled the complex Olympic weightlifting snatch with gymnastic ring press-to- support, performed against a running clock for a total 90 repetitions. Darren Ellis and Tamaryn Venter were the winners.
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