North Shore Times : January 18th 2011
4 NORTH SHORE TIMES, JANUARY 18, 2011 NEWS 3427148AA Cnr Ocean View Rd & Hillcrest Ave • Northcote OPEN 7 DAYS: 6.30am-6.30pm PH 419 2657 www.simplyfreshproduce.co.nz CELERY BANANAS MUSHROOMS APRICOTS CABBAGE WATERMELON Freshly Cut New Shipment Bonita Top Quality Button Export Quality Freshly Cut Large Fresh NEW SEASON SUNRISE APPLES $199 $ $ $ $ 99 99 199 $599 $299 $129 Northcote $299 ea kg kg kg ea ea NANAS $ $ $$9 9 kg $199 CHANGES TO BIRKENHEAD TRANSPORT BUS ROUTES 957, 960 AND 961 From Tuesday 1 February route 957 will be extended to Birkenhead Wharf to connect with the Birkenhead ferry service. The timetable will be adjusted to match the ferry service. This will increase the frequency of connections from Maritime Terrace and Birkenhead Wharf to Highbury and Glenfield. For trips between Highbury and Albany, please check the new timetable before travelling. Route 960 from Northcote Point to Birkenhead Wharf will operate Monday to Friday only with a reduced frequency. This service will now operate between Northcote Point and Highbury. From Tuesday 1 February route 961 from Chatswood to Birkenhead Wharf will no longer operate. The 971 service will continue to provide a connection between Chatswood with Highbury where transfers can be made to Birkenhead. Please check the new timetable before travelling. For the latest timetables visit maxx.co.nz or phone 09 366 6400. IN BRIEF Help for Brisbane A Shore local has flown to Brisbane to offer support to Auckland's flood- ravaged sister city. Jonathan Lowe is one of three Aucklanders among 15 New Zealanders helping with the clean-up efforts. The Auckland Council employee is a swimming pool inspector in the council's compliance and enforcement team, which has roles in civil defence and emergency management. He was also part of the team the Auckland Council sent to Christchurch to help after last year's earthquake. Tunnels popular An open day at the Kennedy Park tunnels saw 62 visitors through on January 9. Kennedy Park World War Two Installations Preservation Trust chairman John Crews says it indicates the ongoing popularity of the Kennedy Park installations. The tunnels will be open from 1pm to 4pm on the second Sunday of each month throughout the year by gold coin donation. Entrance is via the petanque court to the right of the carpark and the battery observation post. Kurt marches on towards goal Stepping up: Kurt Te Amo, 21, dreams of joining the New Zealand Army. Photo: BEN WATSON By LISA HONEYBONE Kurt Te Amo, 21, is one step closer to his dream of joining the army after an intense six- week training camp. The North Shore Times fea- tured a story on Kurt last year after he was named one of 15 recipients of the Voyager leadership programme for dis- abled people. The programme is designed to encourage recipients to become leaders in their field by helping them achieve their goals. The Rothesay Bay resident, who has mild cerebral palsy, said his long-term goal was to enlist with the army. He had been waiting on his health assessment to be passed on his application and he was blown away when he got the acceptance call. The training camp in Hobsonville involved long days with tough physical activities and team building exercises. He says some people expected him to buckle under the pressure. It was extremely hard but he was prepared for a testing environment. It's designed to weed out the weak from the strong,'' he says. From the 34 trainees who started, only 25 were left at the end. Kurt says the experience has made him a much stronger and assertive person. He felt a couple of times that his disability might have got in the way but he realised not everyone can do every- thing so he shouldn't put him- self down. Kurt now plans to study for a certificate in sport and rec- reation at AUT. His long-term goal is still to join the army. Join Voyager on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ pages/Voyager-Leadership- Program/119689078090300.
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