North Shore Times : January 25th 2013
www.northshoretimes.co.nz 2 NORTH SHORE TIMES, JANUARY 25, 2013 NEWS Contact Us Ph 489 4189 Fax 486 1950 Editorial email: nsnews@snl co nz Editor Peter Eley Chief Reporter Liz Willis Sales Manager Alan Barr email: a barr@snl co nz Circulation Ph 525 2022 Fax 580 1648 email: delivery@snl co nz Classifieds Ph 525 2100 Fax 580 1643 email: firstname.lastname@example.org 73,488 Audited Circulation (ABC for 12mths to 31 Dec 11) Delivered each Tuesday/ Thursday/Friday to Albany, Beach Haven, Bayswater, Bayview, Belmont, Birkdale, Birkenhead, Brookfield, Browns Bay, Bushlands, Campbells Bay, Castor Bay, Chatswood, Chester Park, Devonport, Fairview Heights, Forrest Hill, Glenfield, Greenhithe, Hillcrest, Mairangi Bay, Meadowood, Milford, Murrays Bay, Northcote, Northcross, Oteha, Pinehill, Rothesay Bay, Schnapper Rock, Stanley Point, Sunnynook, Takapuna, Torbay, Unsworth Heights, Waiake, Wainoni, Westlake, Windsor Park. 1 Byron Ave, Takapuna. Office Hours: 8.30am -- 5pm P.O. Box 33235. www.northshoretimes.co.nz Have your say on your local board's priorities for 2013/14 Auckland Council is working out its priorities for the coming year, how much they will cost, and how we will fund them. To hear about what's proposed both regionally and for your local area, Devonport-Takapuna, Kaipātiki and Upper Harbour Local Boards are holding public workshops. Come along to have your say. Upper Harbour Local Board • Wednesday 30 January 2013, 6pm-8pm, Catalina Café, Cnr Buckley Avenue and Hastings Crescent, Hobsonville • Tuesday 5 February 2013, 6pm-8pm, Devonport-Takapuna Local Board • Monday 11 February 2013, 6pm-8pm, Channel View Lounge, Mary Thomas Centre, 3 Gibbons Road, Takapuna Kaipātiki Local Board • Thursday 14 February 2013, 6pm-8pm, Find out more: visit www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/annualplan AC_AC1696_NST_R www.softball2013.com 1--10 MARCH 2013 ASC012013 HOME OF Cool! He's in the running FROM Page 1 weighs a couple hundred kilograms and so the push is crucial because it is the only way for us to pick up speed.'' Bobsled super powers like Germany, Switzerland, Canada and the US dominate the top spots and Mr Reid says there are several Olympic places reserved for minnows like New Zealand. ''We are in the have-nots with countries like Australia, Panama and Jamaica,'' he says. The dangers involved in speeding 150kmh down a steep ice tube are not enough to scare him, Mr Reid says. ''I would say you are more likely to get injured skiing or snowboarding than bobsledding.'' Mr Reid survived his first crash unscathed while training just days ago. ''I walked away unhurt apart from a bit of ice rash on my shoulders.'' Leading into next year's Olympics the pair aims to compete in as many international meets as it can. Go to nzbobsled.org if you would like to support them or visit facebook.com/NZBobsled. Like us on search: north shore times Let's hear it for Emma By MARYKE PENMAN Unique family: Deaf parents Paul and Annabel Sandler with daughter Emma, 7, who is hearing. Photo: MARYKE PENMAN Youngster Emma Sandler, 7, is the only one in her family who can hear. Both her parents Paul and Annabel Sandler are deaf and communicate to Emma solely by sign language. The Albany couple began teaching Emma sign language when she was just 10 months old and by the time she was two and a half Emma was almost fluent. The Pinehill Primary School student has become almost a mini-interpreter'' her mum says, helping them to communicate with people who do not know sign language. She signs like a deaf per- son. We are very proud of her. One day we would like to see her become an inter- preter. She has a great understanding of deaf cul- ture,'' Mrs Sandler says. Thanks to a grant from Jetstar Emma and her mum have been given the oppor- tunity to attend a conference in Christchurch for the deaf and hearing impaired. Mrs Sandler says she hopes the conference will improve their communi- cation skills and will allow them to share their experien- ces with other families. There are not many of us deaf parents around and so it will be great for us to get together, share our challen- ges and socialise,'' she says. Originally from the Philip- pines, Mrs Sandler says it has been difficult learning New Zealand sign language and adjusting to Kiwi col- loquialisms all while raising her daughter with husband Paul. Emma has definitely had a unique upbringing but we feel as though we are very competent parents,'' Mrs Sandler says. The three-day conference starts today and will include educational workshops and talks from guest speakers. Jetstar has funded the conference as well as travel and entry for 20 families to attend at a cost of $15,000.
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