North Shore Times : December 21st 2010
23 NORTH SHORE TIMES, DECEMBER 21, 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. 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A late-comer to the sport, in his first competitive season last year Boyne won the Auckland Car Club two-litre championship. Now the Greenhithe resident wants to create something differ- ent on the Auckland circuit with a new Northern Honda competition. This new class is in no way intended to be in competition with SS2000 or Honda Cup for grid numbers we are simply providing another summer racing season option,'' Boyne says. The idea for the competition which starts in January came from Boyne's dis- cussions with a number of Auck- land SS2000 Honda owners who, due to the financial commitment don't want to travel south and take time off work for two-day meetings and Honda Cup com- petitors who don't want to race in SS2000 series. It's for older people who want to back off a little bit now and for younger people who are getting into racing. It is a good entry level competition for anyone who likes driving Hondas,'' Boyne says. We are not into aggressive tier one or tier two driving, its about taking cars home in one piece.'' Participants must belong to a Motorsport New Zealand affiliated club, hold a current national race license and their car must have a current log book. Boyne admits it might be a few seasons before he joins the new competition as a driver because he is keen to defend his champion- ship title. I'm a nana on the roads but I go hard out on the track.'' Contact Gavin at g.boyne@ aspec.co.nz for more information on joining the new competition. High school athletes in the gold Takapuna Grammar School's Jacko Gill leads a bunch of Shore gold medallists at the national schools track and field champion- ships in Hastings. Gill, who is the world junior shot put champion, did not dis- appoint. His throw of 23.86 metres with a 5kg shot not only gave him a gold medal, it also gave him an official IAAF under-18 world record. Rangitoto College picked up three gold medals with Madison Gipson winning the junior girls 200 metres, Pascal Keth- ers winning the boys junior 100 metre hur- dles and Kerry Char- lesworth winning the open girls pole vault. Rosmini's Nicholas Southgate also impressed in the pole vault winning the open boys. Westlake schools were the standout in girls and boys hammer throw with Ella Pilkington and Rich- ard Callister both taking home gold. Top 10 finishers: 200m junior girls: Madison Gipson (Rangitoto) 1, Brooke Cull (Takapuna Grammar) 3, Louise Hodge (Rangitoto) 6. 400m senior girls: Grace Stewart (Westlake Girls) 6. 400m senior boys: Cameron Ward (Westlake Boys) 4, John Whibley (Long Bay) 5. 100m hurdles senior girls: Vianca Du Toit (Rangitoto) 5. 100m hurdles junior boys: Pascal Kethers (Rangitoto) 1, Luca Denee (Takapuna Grammar) 2. 2000m steeplechase open girls: Natasha Bowyer (Westlake Girls) 5. High jump junior boys: Kohl Midgley (Westlake Boys) 5. Pole vault open girls: Kerry Charlesworth (Rangitoto) 1, Lydia Taylor (Long Bay) 3, Eliza McCartney (Takapuna Grammar) 5. Pole vault open boys: Nicholas Southgate (Rosmini) 1, Pascal Kethers (Rangitoto) 2, Thomas North (Westlake Boys) 4. Long jump senior girls: Toni Clinton (Rangitoto) 4. Long jump junior boys: Pascal Kethers (Rangitoto) 3, Ben Waters (Westlake Boys) 9. High jump junior girls: Eliza McCartney (Takapuna Grammar) 4. Triple jump senior girls: Anne Simpson (Kristin) Triple jump junior boys: Pascal Kethers (Rangitoto) 6. Shot put junior girls: Briar McNamara (Rangitoto) 4, Ella Pilkington (Westlake Girls) 6. Shot put senior girls: Sarah Button (Carmel) 4. Shot put senior boys: Jacko Gill (Takapuna Grammar)1. Discus senior girls: Sarah Button (Carmel) 3. Discus junior boys Richard Callister (Westlake Boys) 4. Javelin senior girls: Elizabeth Doyle (Carmel) 9. Hammer junior girls: Ella Pilkington (Westlake Girls) 1 Hammer senior girls: Sarah Button (Carmel) 3. Hammer junior boys: Richard Callister (Westlake Boys). Upgrade: Allen Hill Stadium turf is getting re-laid. Club gets new turf Work has begun on a complete refurbishment of North Shore United's home ground, Allen Hill Stadium. Most football club pitches are council owned and managed, however, North Shore United owns its home ground. Former All White and club president Mark Elrick says it has been quite a few years since it was last re-laid and the pitch was in need of some serious attention. The wet winters are very damaging to the surface and a grass pitch can only handle around 10 hours of football a week before it sustains long-term damage,'' Elrick says. The club successfully applied for a grant from the New Zealand Com- munity Trust. The grant has funded the majority of the work and Babbage Consul- tants are overseeing the refurbishment. The difficulty of pri- vate ownership means the club is responsible for maintenance, which costs thousands each year. It's a lot for a volunteer-based club to handle and we are always looking to the local community for sup- port'', says Elrick. First team coach Dave Coshan is pleased with the upgrade. It's fantastic, we now have a premium quality pitch which will be a huge bonus for the club going forward.'' Two seasons ago the juniors and midgets had eight weeks of consecu- tive cancellations because of water logged pitches, so the club's long-term goal is to have an all-weather pitch. IN BRIEF Cricket The North Shore Cricket club is running the 18th annual Junior World Series tournament from January 24 to 26. Register at www.north shorecricket.co.nz. Water polo Long Bay College has been named the most improved team in the North Harbour water polo junior secondary league. Individual awards: Reid Blackall most valuable player in the Long Bay team, Ethan Barnaby most improved player in the B division and Jess Smyth junior league fair play award.
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