North Shore Times : January 11th 2011
www.northshoretimes.co.nz Tuesday, January 11, 2011 PERSONAL HEALTH AND FITNESS CENTRES CITY • DEVONPORT • TAKAPUNA • FORREST HILL • MILFORD (Just Women) Everyone makes health resolutions.... we'll help you keep yours in 2011! WIN A GYM MEMBERSHIP! ENTER ONLINE! Join us for our dedicated personal approach, easy to follow picture based programs and plenty of variety in your workouts. Plus enjoy multi club use and classes in Zumba, Yoga, Pilates, Indoor Cycling, Power, Boxing and more... Get started today for a great 2011. 0508JustWorkout (0508 587 896) www.justworkout.co.nz Positive attitude: Casey Radley, 18, is Miss NZ Queen of the World. Photo: BEN WATSON Personal drive and values win through By LISA HONEYBONE If you're ugly on the inside it will show on the outside, according to Miss NZ Queen of the World. Casey Radley says it's important to break down stereotypes that beauty pageants are just about hot girls''. Your values and personal drive are what shines through,'' she says. If you have a bad attitude, it's notice- able,'' she says. The 18-year-old Rangitoto College leaver holds the title of Miss New Zealand Queen of The World. It was the fourth pageant she has entered. She has also won Miss Teen New Zealand 2009 and travelled to the United States to compete in Miss Teen World where she came sixth. Her favourite part about pageants is get- ting to dress-up. It's every girl's dream getting to wear pretty dresses,'' she says. Casey says getting up on stage is good for her self-esteem and putting her creativity to the test. It's a good way to find yourself,'' she says. A salute to the men of Achilles Heroes: Battle of the River Plate veterans, from left, Vince McGlone, Bob Batt and Graham Bennett, right, with navy Commander Frank Rands gather at Takapuna RSA to mark the battle's 71st year anniversary. Photo: JODEAL CADACIO. By JODEAL CADACIO ' There were eight guns working at a time and we were credited for the majority of hits. ' Vince McGlone Veteran ONLY three of the surviving New Zealand veterans of World War Two's Battle of the River Plate made it to their 71st anni- versary reunion. Veterans Vince McGlone, 94, from Torbay, Graham Bennett, 89, from Northcote and Bob Batt, 88, from Whakatane reminisced about old times at the Takapuna RSA to mark the December 13 anniversary. Mr McGlone says he and his mates are the only mobile members of the 10 surviving River Plate veterans. Joining the veterans in a beer toast was navy Commander Frank Rands who has been providing them with moral support. The three were part of the crew of the Royal Navy ship Achilles, which with two other ships -- Ajax and Exeter -- engaged the German heavy cruiser Graf Spee in what became known as the Battle of the River Plate in South America. What transpired during the 82 minutes of fierce sea battle remains fresh in Mr McGlone's memory. It was the 13th of December 1939, we opened fire at 6.21am and by the time the guns went silent at 7.40am, we had fired in excess of 220 broadsides,'' he says. There were eight guns work- ing at a time and we were credited for majority of hits,'' he says. The badly damaged Graf Spee was scuttled by her crew four days later. Mr McGlone was a gunner while Mr Bennett served as sight-setter with the gun crew. Mr Batt was 17 at that time and was a seaman boy on the Achilles. Mr Batt now spends most of his days going fishing while Mr McGlone enjoys trips in his customised campervan.
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