North Shore Times : February 1st 2011
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A love of champagne, cheese and cheeky costumes has led five North Shore women to shake their feather dus- ters as France's cheer squad at the NZI Sevens in Wellington this week. The La Petite Cheries -- Libby Jeyes, Melissa Harwood, Dawn Munro, Laura Wilkinson and Jasmeen Makan -- will don their French maid outfits and set about whipping the crowd into a frenzy. They are former Warriors and Auckland Blues cheerleaders and were selected from 45 entries to be one the 16 cheer teams supporting the countries at the two- day tournament. They will be part of the sevens street parade and will perform on field. France, are a young and developing sevens side, will come up against Fiji, South Africa and Canada. When you can com- bine sport and dancing, and get a whole bunch of people supporting you -- it's great,'' Dawn says. We genuinely love footy, and this brings together the best of both worlds.'' None of the La Petite Cheries have attended the iconic annual rugby event before, and Dawn says they expect a bap- tism of fire''. But she says the cheer squad's role is all about fun and entertainment, with the women having opted for the well-known Lady Marmalade tune made famous by Pink, Mya, Lil Kim and Christina Aguilera as their theme song. They are documenting their sevens experience on Facebook so that followers can feel like they are a part of it even if they aren't there''. La Petite Cheries are also part of a public text message voting compe- tition to be the favourite cheer team at the event. Supporters can text FRANCE to 5678 from February 3 until Febru- ary 5. Get more information on the squad at www.facebook.com/ LaPetiteCheries. Community fest to match Rugby World Cup By JODEAL CADACIO A community rugby festival is coming to the North Shore to celebrate this year's Rugby World Cup. Awataha Marae is organising the event together with AUT, Hato Petera College and North Harbour Rugby Union, Awataha leader and spokesman Anthony Wilson says. We are putting on a festival that will involve the wider com- munity to help promote the game of rugby and Maori cul- ture as well,'' he says. Mr Wilson says the event on the Shore will be something a bit different'' from other world cup related events being organised in Auckland. We've been hearing plans about party central in Auckland and big screens going up in Albany for the games, but these do not involve the communities we live in. We want to get families and communities to interact in a festival that will come as a cel- ebration of New Zealand hosting the games,'' he says. Mr Wilson says the marae on 58 Akoranga Drive will host the two-day festival around the start of the world cup in Sept- ember. There will also be activities at AUT and Hato Petera fields. We're looking at having some past and present Maori All Blacks to be at the festival and there will be rugby games and clinics,'' he says. He says the event will also showcase the best of Maori cul- ture. Mr Wilson says they are aiming to have the festival included in the national calen- dar of events during the world cup. An oarsome way to get to work Daily commute: Dedicated surf ski paddler Garth Spencer has found an innovative way to get to and from work. By EMMA WHITTAKER While the storms that recently battered Auck- land kept most people inside, the bad weather provided Garth Spencer with the perfect oppor- tunity to practice his favourite sport. For the past 24 years, surf skiing has been Spencer's passion and since travelling from his home on Waiheke Island to work in Auckland city can sometimes be what he calls a logistical nightmare'', he has taken up commuting on his surf ski on a regular basis. Surf skis are long nar- row lightweight kayaks and Spencer's downwind open ocean long-distance surf ski is just 48cm wide and is superlight'' weighing only 8kg. Despite this Spencer says: A big rolling storm is perfect conditions.'' You can put your head down and surf on the swells for 200 to 300 metres -- it's such a rush.'' Since 2005, Spencer has competed in the State Beach Series off Takapuna Beach most Tuesdays nights. Often he paddles for 25 minutes from work to Takapuna for the event. And sometimes paddles the distance home again. Competing in the beach series gives Spen- cer an opportunity to train for the King of the Harbour race in Auck- land in April. The race is New Zealand's equivalent of a national championship. The more time I can get on the course the better,'' Spencer says. Whenever I get the chance to paddle I can't resist. It's a fostering sport and it's growing here,'' he says. Surf ski paddling is also very popular in Spencer's home country South Africa where many of the fastest padd- lers are produced. Sailors vie for Olympic spot By FELICITY REID Only one Laser sailor will be chosen to rep- resent New Zealand at the 2012 London Olympics so compe- tition will be fierce at this week's Sail Auck- land Regatta in Takapuna as members of the Yachting New Zealand elite squad try to lay claim to the coveted Olympic spot. Within the New Zealand Sailing Team, which is made up of New Zealand's elite Olympic campaigners, the Laser class is the best represented with five of the single- handed sailors meet- ing the performance targets required for inclusion. For Kiwi Olympic Laser hopefuls the Laser National Cham- pionships and Sail Auckland are the two key regattas staged in New Zealand waters. Attracting a record 180 entries, the Laser Nationals were held in testing conditions off Torbay in January. Sail Auckland, which is a ISAF Grade 1 event, will be hosted for the first time by the Takapuna Boating Club. Racing starts on Thursday. Racing will is on three courses off the North Shore beaches, the same race tracks used for the World Championships for the RS:X, Laser Radial and Tornado classes in 2008. The main objective of Sail Auckland is to foster and promote Olympic Class sailing and assist sailors to achieve medals at the Olympic Games and World Championship level. Results from the Laser National Cham- pionships: Open Laser Stan- dard: Andrew Murdoch, 1, Sam Meech, 2, Josh Junior, 3, Andy Maloney, 4, Mike Bullot, 5. Radial Women: Open and Youth: Jo Aleh, 1, Michael Cate, 2, Sara Winther, 3, Miranda Powrie, 4, Sam Mckenzie, 5. Masters Standard: Mark Page, 1, Andrew Dellabarca, 2, Murray Thom, 3, Jim Maloney, 4, Nick Brewer, 5. Masters Radial: Scott Leith, 1, Edmund Tam, 2, Mark Orams, 3, Hamish Atkinson, 4, Glen Sowry, 5. Watch the La Petite Cheries shake their stuff at www.north shoretimes.co.nz.
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