North Shore Times : January 3rd 2013
www.northshoretimes.co.nz 6 NORTH SHORE TIMES, JANUARY 3, 2013 NEWS 4385455AM TAKE A AT THE BEST DEAL IN BLINDS! Blinds on average are half the price of drapes Ph 489 2428 www.totallookblinds.co.nz AMAZING SPECIALS BLINDS UP TO *Conditions Apply 60% OFF ROLLER, SUNSCREEN WOODEN, ARTWOOD VERTICALS & VENETIANS North Auckland and Northland grid upgrade project Beaumont St Halsey St Daldy St Nelson St Hobson St Beaumont St 1 Fanshawe St Fanshawe St Motorway Wellesley St West Sturdee St Cook St Westhaven Dr PonsonbyRd Franklin Rd Cable route Substation Key: Traffic restrictions Work sites Use alternate off-ramps. Cook St Wellesley St Port (via 16 EAST) AVOID USING FANSHAWE ST EXIT. Motorway Two citybound lanes only. Fanshawe St bus lane is open to general traffic. No right turn into Daldy St. Use Halsey St. www.transpower.co.nz TranspowerNZ 0800 655 463 ( Until March 2013, Transpower is installing new underground electricity cables along Fanshawe Street and Westhaven Drive. Traffic is restricted around the work sites and commuters are advised to: use alternate motorway off-ramps where possible expect delays in the area plan ahead to reach their destination on time We apologise for any inconvenience and thank drivers and public transport users for their patience. Expect delays at Fanshawe St Dec 2012 -- Mar 2013 NST3173114 5087891AD AS ON TV 18 LINK DRIVE WAIRAU PARK (OPPOSITE HOYTS CINEMA) SAT: 9-5 SUN: 10-4 Tea cake earns top 10 place A Lady Grey Spring Rose Cake has won North Shore woman Vanessa Milne a top 10 placing in a national competition. Hundreds of people entered the Dilmah Real High Tea competition, but Vanessa's tea- infused recipe was selec- ted one of the 10 best. My partner and I have a love affair with tea -- loose leaf and nothing but the best,'' says Vanessa. When I saw this com- petition it became my challenge.'' Vanessa's Lady Grey's Spring Rose Cake (petite) Ingredients: Cream cheese mix: 115g spreadable cream cheese 1 tbs rose water 2 tbs castor sugar Sponge cake: 1 tsp Dilmah Earl Grey tea About 2G3 cups of milk 170g flour 11G2 tsp baking powder 170g butter 170g icing sugar 2 eggs 1 tsp vanilla paste Ganache: 200g white chocolate 200ml cream 2-3 tsp rose water 1 Beat cream cheese till light and fluffy. 2 Gradually add rose water and sugar. Set cream cheese mixture aside. 3 Place milk in a small saucepan on low heat until hot, but not boiling. Remove from heat. Place loose leaf Dilmah Earl Grey tea in muslin and put in pot. Allow to steep for 4 minutes. Remove tea and allow to cool. 4 Sift flour and baking powder into a bowl. Set aside. 5 Cream butter and icing sugar. Once creamed add eggs one at a time. 6 Fold in flour mixture, and slowly add tea until the mixture has a dropping consistency. 7 Add vanilla paste and mix sponge mixture well. 8 Grease and flour petite cake tins. 9 Thoroughly coat tins with sponge mixture. Pipe cream cheese mixture into centre of tins. Top cream cheese mixture with more sponge mix. 10 Bake at 180 degrees C for 20-30 minutes. 11 Set aside to cool 12 In a double boiler melt white chocolate. Add cream and rose water, mix until it reaches a smooth consistency. 13 Ice cakes with ganache and decorate with fresh unsprayed roses. 14 Serve with Dilmah Earl Grey Tea. Art draws on kids' life stories Storytellers: Northcote Intermediate students hold up their carvings they made during the Maximized Mana programme run by Tomui Kaloni. Photo: JESS ETHERIDGE By JESS ETHERIDGE Lennox Uluilakepa is finding a way to channel his personal story into a work of art. The Northcote Intermediate student was 8 years old when his grandfather died. It was hard emotionally, he says. Now the 12-year-old has put his thoughts into a carving which he created with the help of Tomui Kaloni and the Max- imized Mana programme. It's helped me move on,'' Lennox says. Lea Folau, 13, also lost his grandfather and had trouble accepting he was gone. His carving features a turn- ing hourglass which repres- ents his time on Earth, Lea says. Maximized Mana has taught Lea to not worry'', because he has a support net- work in place. Mr Kaloni, from Birkdale, concentrates on using Pacific values such as mana and fatunga -- your roots and where you stand -- to help young people achieve their potential. He gets youth to paint or carve a design of their personal timeline The Northcote Intermediate class, running since term three, is a pilot which Mr Kaloni hopes will help get the programme off the ground. I'm really encouraged by what I see. Considering their age, it's been really good,'' he says. On a cultural level they learn some basics like respect.'' Many students were too shy to share their stories initially but now trust Mr Kaloni. I admire that and that's the joy I have from here. Some kids go through life and don't stop and think.'' The intermediate, Bunnings Glenfield and Gardening Aids Wairau helped Mr Kaloni put on an art exhibition for the students at NorthArt. Representatives from the police, Auckland Council, Child, Youth and Family and the Pasifika Forum are revi- ewing the programme and may officially endorse it, Mr Kaloni says.
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