North Shore Times : January 18th 2013
www.northshoretimes.co.nz 3 NORTH SHORE TIMES, JANUARY 18, 2013 NEWS GET UP AND PORTS OF AUCKLAND ROUND THE BAYS 2013 SUNDAY 10TH MARCH TRAINING STARTS 21ST JANUARY Download a training schedule from roundthebays.co.nz Like us on facebook to have your say facebook.com/NZautocarDashboard View at www.dash-board.co.nz or at any of our newspapers online. Your online motoring guide issue 7 Sit back and relax with Dash-board this summer. ISSUE 8 ONLINE 22 JANUARY IN BRIEFH 1 Sinulog festival More than 10,000 people from Auckland's Filipino community will gather for the annual Sinulog festival this Sunday at the North Shore Events Centre. Sinulog has been celebrated in New Zealand for 19 years and is the largest Filipino event in the country. The all-ages event starts off with a procession at 9.30am, followed by Mass, lunch and group dance presentations. For more information visit santonino-nz.org. Summer concert Bring a cushion and a picnic to this Sunday's Fernglen Summer Cushion Concert from 6pm. Enjoy easy listening music with Nick and Leith at Fernglen Gardens, Kauri Rd, Birkenhead. Gold coin donation entry. Helping out Mairangi Bay Presbyterian Church members donated nearly 50 boxes of basics and treats for Christmas distribution to families in need. The goods were given to FamilyWorks. It is run by the Presbyterian Support Northern Group that helps vulnerable families. The parish donates food each week to the Presbyterian Support Food Bank but this was an extra donation driver organised by Pauline Gulliver from the church. Earning her stripes Close encounter: Auckland Zoo keeper Sue Mills feeds milk to Sumatran tiger Molek. Photo: JESS ETHERIDGE Go to northshoretimes.co.nz and click on Latest Edition to see more photos from Sue Mills' trip to Sumatra. By JESS ETHERIDGE SUE Mills is doing what she can to save the world's criti- cally endangered Sumatran tigers. The 29-year-old from Okura is a keeper working with carnivores at Auckland Zoo -- including Sumatran tiger family Oz, Molek and son Berani. There are roughly 400 left in the wild. But the species has grown in numbers, she says. She travelled to Sumatra's Kerinci Seblat National Park with 21st Century Tiger con- servation group to track tigers, poachers and the snares they set. After an eight-hour taxi ride to the park, Mrs Mills set out with her team on a five- day trek through dense bush. She was only allowed to take bedding, rice, two pots and a tarpaulin. The group did not see any tigers but encountered a few leeches, Mrs Mills says. In one hour they removed 52 snares aimed at capturing birds, deer and tigers. You just think gosh if we weren't there those snares would still be there' so put- ting more patrol units in there would be so beneficial for tigers and other species.'' Back at home, Mrs Mills helps raise money to send to the tiger conservation pro- gramme through a special breakfast with the tigers and behind the scenes tours. They're amazing animals, very intelligent. You've always got to be thinking one step ahead of them. Working with them is just so special.'' Auckland Zoo sponsors a patrol unit at the national park and has donated a vehicle. Proceeds from entry fees are also donated.
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