North Shore Times : February 15th 2011
31 NORTH SHORE TIMES, FEBRUARY 15, 2011 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 Movie Pool Movies show daily in the Movie Pool. Check our website for movie listings and times. Ph 0800 WAIWERA 0800 924 937 Open Sunday to Thursday 9am-9pm Friday and Saturday 9am-10pm Check our website for details waiwera.co.nz Waiwera Day Spa Massage, Beauty Treatments, Dental, Acupuncture, Private Spas, Gym and Wellness Centre. it h Authentic Italian Woodfired Pizza Enjoy it at Hot Rocks Cafe, or order it to take away 3449235AE Check out our latest attraction Geyser Island & The Lazy River G G G T NEW Burmester relishes new coaching role By FELICITY REID Competitor: Moss Burmester at his final big event, the Delhi Commonwealth Games. Photo: MARK TAYLOR Coach: Burmester will act as a mentor to North Shore Swimming Club's members in his new role. Photo: SHANE WENZLICK When two-time Olympian Moss Burmester retired from swimming late last year he was very vocal about wanting to give back to the next gen- eration. It's no coincidence then that Burmester's former New Zealand high-performance coach and good friend Thomas Ansorg has been the first to secure his services. Ansorg is head coach at North Shore Swimming Club and he was keen to test Bur- mester's talent out of the water in a coaching role. Moss was New Zealand's best swimmer since Danyon Loader,'' Ansorg says. But retired athletes can very quickly get stale, you have to strike while the iron ishotandIhadtostakemy claim. I took him on sooner rather than later to put his knowledge and experience into developing new cham- pions.'' Burmester says the new role involves working with the club's squads of all levels and has been a learning curve. There have been times when I've thought it would be so much easier to jump in again and swim up and down.'' The 29-year-old is having to go back to basics as he imparts the skills and know- ledge that have come nat- urally to him for years. I have to re-learn what I learnt a long time ago,'' Bur- mester says. The 2006 Commonwealth Games gold medallist is also finding not all young swimmers have the same work ethic he does. But Burmester admits he wasn't always a dream pupil and is sure he caused his coach some frustration dur- ing his days as an up-and- coming talent in Tauranga. He says his swimming squad were fans of WWF wrestling and they used to wrestle in the lanes during training. Ansorg says the club is excited about Burmester's presence. Although Burmester says he struggles to see himself as an idol, he knows what it is like to look up to a top ath- lete. He still has a photograph taken with his childhood hero New Zealand butterfly specialist Anthony Mosse. He came down to do a coaching clinic and that sparked a lot for me.'' One of Burmester's former training partners, Robert Voss, has recently joined the club's coaching ranks. Voss is the only swimmer to manage to take a New Zea- land record off Loader. Crowds warm up to series As hockey becomes more year-round, supporters are enjoying the more favourable conditions to follow the Black Sticks through the Summer Series. An evening at the hockey turf during the hockey season would require a puffer' jacket'', beanie and an umbrella by your side. But as I watched both the Black Stick men and women play test matches up north in Whangarei, I lasted through the even- ing matches in jandals, shorts and a t-shirt. There was a very large crowd that turned out and the hot humid con- ditions were rather pleasant from a spec- tator's point of view, however maybe not so much for the players. But it's great to see the experiment of putting hockey tests in the sum- mer period is paying off. The size of the crowd and atmosphere during the warmer summer months creates a much better vibe throughout the young and old spec- tators. But what will be next for hockey? I spent the weekend at the rugby sevens. This was my first sevens experience and there is not another sporting event in New Zealand that can compare or even get close to the atmos- phere the sevens in Wel- lington creates. But can other sports take the lead and create a shorter, modified game of their own sport? Why doesn't cricket create a five-over slog fest match? Can hockey find a quick-fire, exciting spec- tacle? Maybe the old six-a- side super sixes needs to make a comeback. Hockey is beginning to take the right steps for- ward to expose this excit- ing and skilful game and I'm sure the summer series is here to stay. Relay for mental health Charging on: Beach Haven resident Justin Cheyne is running 160km around Lake Taupo in support of the Mental Health Foundation. Photo: BEN WATSON By LISA HONEYBONE Running around Lake Taupo wouldn't be everyone's cup of tea but Justin Cheyne is doing it for a cause close to his heart. The Beach Haven resident is taking part in the 160km Taupo Great Lake Relay on February 19. His passion is raising awareness of how exer- cise helps overcome depression. The Mental Health Foundation is now the race's official charity for the next three years. While most people are in teams, Mr Cheyne will be doing it solo. He thought it was the best way to raise awareness for the char- ity. It should take him 20 to 22 hours. Mr Cheyne has lived with depression most of his life and in the last year he has changed hugely through train- ing for the event, he says. He has never been a serious runner but after nine months of training, several thou- sand kilometres and more than a dozen pairs of shoes he doesn't even blink at running a marathon. That's an average training run these days.'' Mr Cheyne says he feels better when he runs. Exercise releases endorphins and helps decrease stress and anxiety, he says. It can be very diffi- cult to get motivated with depression, he says. Breaking the cycle and getting out and going for a walk can be hard to do. But when you finally do it, it feels fantastic. You've just got to make a start.'' Visit www.fundraise online.co.nz/Justin Cheyne to sponsor Justin in the relay.
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