North Shore Times : January 17th 2013
www.northshoretimes.co.nz 8 NORTH SHORE TIMES, JANUARY 17, 2013 NEWS For more information visit AT.co.nz or phone 09 366 6400 @AklTransport Important information for bus users. Sunday 20 January. Due to the Ironman 70.3, some bus stops in Auckland's North Shore will be temporarily relocated. Route diversions will affect some services during this time and as a result, there may be longer than usual travel times. Passengers travelling on the Northern Busway from commencement of service to 1.00pm may be affected. AT Ambassadors will be available to help passengers to new stop locations. C Pcvkqpcn Rtqitco hqt Cfwnv Dgikppgtu cpf vjqug ykujkpi vq igv dcem kpvq Vgppku Gcuk Vgppku • 5 week course at a centre near you • No need to join a club at this stage • Fully Qualified and Registered Coaches • Learn the basics of the game • Continue your tennis after the course 5 Locations throughout the Region: Campbells Bay Tennis Club Contact Number: 09 410 9029 Website: www.campbellsbaytennis.org.nz Email: coach@ campbellsbaytennis.org.nz Albany Tennis Park, Oteha Valley Rd Ext, Albany. Tel : 09 414 5530 ext 705 Website: www.tennisnorthern.co.nz - Email : firstname.lastname@example.org Please contact your nearest centre for course details Glenfield Tennis Club Contact Number: 09 444 4338 Website: www.gtc.org.nz Email: email@example.com Ngataringa Tennis Club Contact Number: 0220 232 661 Website: www.ntc.net.nz Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Marlborough Park Tennis Club Contact Number: 021 644 335 Website: www.marlboroughparktennis.co.nz Email: email@example.com At Tennis Northern we have designed an Easi-Tennis programme designed to help adults of all ages and abilities start or get back into tennis. It has all been designed to make your journey into tennis a fun and enjoyable one and give you the confidence and on-court tools to take on club players in the near future! Set net threat for swimmers Snared: Set nets are being used illegally on beaches. By LES WATKINS THE FACTS Set netters on Rodney beaches are acting illegally and posing a threat to beach goers, opponents of the practice say. Shakespear Regional Park is just one of Rod- ney's many beauty spots blighted by the prolifer- ation of set nets which, in addition to violating the official Code of Prac- tice, are regularly left in ways that breach the law. Set nets are already banned at Arkles Bay where 13 swimmers were trapped in past years. But the practice is still evident at Stanmore Bay, Red Beach, Orewa and Hatfields. The set net problem has also plagued Omaha for about three years and has been documented by locally based Insite Security general man- ager Chris Martin -- a former long-serving police detective in Auck- land. A group often arrive just on nightfall and set nets which they leave unattended and which unquestionably create a hazard for swimmers and small craft.'' Sometimes there have been five nets but the usual is three. Most have no owner- ship details on the floats, as required by law, or there is false information -- such as addresses which do not exist. They cause horrific carnage, hundreds of snapper and other fish of all sizes, so I've started dragging the illegal nets out of the shallows.'' Fisheries officer Justin Maxwell-McGinn and a colleague visited Mr Martin, at his sugges- tion, to collect two of those nets last week. Mr Martin had also arranged for the Omaha Surf Club to retrieve a third which, having bro- ken loose, was drifting about 150 metres off- shore. This one contained rotting vegetation and dead or dying fish,'' he says. And, in addition to catching more fish, it was a potential hazard for vessels.'' Thirteen swimmers were snared in nets in Arkles Bay alone before public outrage forced the former Rodney District Council to ban them. Any net or nets used either individually or jointly must not extend more than a quarter of the way across any bay, channel, river, stream or sound according to the Ministry of Primary Industries' Code of Practice. Nets must not be set in a way that causes fish to be stranded by the tide.
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