North Shore Times : January 18th 2011
2 NORTH SHORE TIMES, JANUARY 18, 2011 NEWS Office Ph 489 4189 Fax 486 1950 Editor Peter Eley email: firstname.lastname@example.org Sales Manager Alan Barr email: email@example.com Circulation Ph 525 2022 Fax 580 1648 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Classifieds Ph 525 2100 Fax 580 1643 email: clsad@snl co nz 69,797 Audited Circulation (ABC Jan-Dec '09.) Delivered each Tuesday/Thursday/ Friday to Albany, Beach Haven, Bayswater, Bayview, Belmont, Birkdale, Birkenhead, Brookfield, Browns Bay, Bushlands, Campbells Bay, Castor Bay, Chatswood, Chester Park, Devonport, Forrest Hill, Glenfield, Greenhithe, Hillcrest, Mairangi Bay, Meadowood, Milford, Murrays Bay, Northcote, Northcross, Okura, Paremoremo, Pinehill, Rothesay Bay, Schnapper Rock, Stanley Point, Sunnynook, Takapuna, Torbay, Unsworth Heights, Waiake, Wainoni, Westlake, Windsor Park. 1 Byron Ave, Takapuna. P.O. Box 33235. www.northshoretimes.co.nz Hours: 8.30am-5pm Mark and Paulette Rowley For personal, professional ser vice to all areas Phone 445-9800 (24 hours) Office and Chapel 16-18 Anne Street, Devonport www.rowleyfunerals.co.nz 2591265AA SECURITY DOORS & WINDOWS Same Day Measure and Quote • TOP Brands • FREE Quotes • QUICK Install RYLOCK HOME PLUS OPEN SAT MORN 444-8696 85 Ellice Road, Glenfield *Offers are available when purchasing from the $199 price range or above. Price complete with PENTAX (excluding Transitions) standard single vision lenses. Price for other lens types may differ. Extra options not included. Offers are mutually exclusive and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Available for a limited time only. Conditions apply. 2010 Specsavers Optical Group SMART_SPE10915. Albany Westfield: 447 1465, Glenfield Westfield: 441 7936, Takapuna: 486 0311. specsavers.co.nz 3342964AA Fine days keep Coastguard busy By MICHELLE ROBINSON Popular spot: Long Bay Regional Park has been full to capacity a number of times this summer. TIPS FOR THE BEACH If you are stung by bluebottle jellyfish, wash the affected area with sea or fresh water, remove any tentacles or stings attached to the skin but avoid touching them, place the affected area in warm water at about 45 degrees C, but don't apply vinegar or alcohol because they irritate the sting. Dog walkers are reminded that dogs are not allowed on the beach between 10am and 6.30pm during summer. Beautiful weather over the new year has kept Coastguard and beach patrollers busy around the Shore. Popular Long Bay Regional Park has been full to its capacity of 10,000 visitors a day over at least four days so far this summer. And many boaties have made most of per- fect conditions over New Year public holidays, though not all were prop- erly prepared, Coast- guard northern regional manager Dean Lawrence says. There were 32 mechanical-related boat- ing incidents on one day, most of which were in the Hauraki Gulf. The vast majority of incidents have been mechanical, electrical or fuel-related break- downs,'' Mr Lawrence says. A significant pro- portion of them may have been prevented if they carried spares and had proper mainten- ance.'' The beginning of the year is usually the Coastguard's busiest time but this summer has been particularly so, he says. When you see that level of incidents it indicates that people aren't getting their motors up to scratch.'' People also need to tell others where they are going and to carry a VHF radio and cellphone. It doesn't matter how big your craft is, even if you're in a kayak.'' Meanwhile, on land the biggest issues have been finding a carpark at Long Bay or getting stung by bluebottle jelly- fish, Auckland Council principal ranger Mat- thew Vujcich says. We've had the usual run of lost kids, full carparks and errant dog walkers, but can report that the team has coped admirably.'' At times rangers have adopted a one car in, one car out system to restrict access. The increased pres- ence of police in the park as part of their routine patrols has also helped ease behavioural issues,'' he says.
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