North Shore Times : February 5th 2013
www.northshoretimes.co.nz 13 NORTH SHORE TIMES, FEBRUARY 5, 2013 NEWS Warm in the Winter, Cool in the Summer Airtech is a medium sized, family owned air conditioning and refrigeration company based in Auckland. Airtech has been providing air conditioning and refrigeration services for over 20 years, so you know that you're dealing with a company that has the knowledge and experience to do the job right, first time. As an accredited installer of quality Hitachi Heat Pumps Airtech is able to assist you in finding the perfect Heat Pump for your space and install it with an industry leading Six Year Warranty. Hitachi RAS-25YHA3, 2.5kW Cooling 3.4kW Heating - Hot Deal Price * Installed back to back - conditions apply. Offers expire 28th February 2013. Hitachi RAS-50YHA3, 5.0kW Cooling 6.1kW Heating - Hot deal Price $1,699 Incl. GST installed* $2,399 Incl. GST installed* The experts you can trust 09 376 7021 www.airtech.net.nz For a free no obligation quote call our Airtech team on 09 376 7021, visit our centrally located showroom at 3 Williamson Avenue, Ponsonby. www.airtech.net.nz Young star among Pasifika attractions High profile: Well-known singer Khona Va'aga Gray is booked to play at the 21st annual Pasifika Festival next month. HELPING SICK KIDS ATEED and Suburban Newspapers, part of the Fairfax Media Mighty A Network and publisher of the North Shore Times, will fundraise at this year's festival with proceeds donated to Make a Wish New Zealand, a charitable organisation supporting children with life- threatening illnesses. Songbird Khona Va'aga Gray is no stranger to the annual Pasifika Fes- tival. She's performed there before and will be among those taking to the stage again this year when the new look extended event takes place at Western Springs on March 9 and 10.All worked hard to get their place in the spotlight after auditioning last November and are ranked among some of the Pacific's finest up-and-coming talents. Khona certainly ticks all the boxes. She was the overall junior winner at the 2010 New Zealand Gold Guitar awards in Gore while still a 12 year-old pupil at Holy Cross School in Papatoetoe and has taken part in numerous Matariki celebra- tions. She's also entertained crowds at Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park and in various shopping malls and commercial centre throughout the region. Thousands of people are expected to attend this year's Pasifika Festi- val to sample the culture, music and food of the 10 nations that are rep- resented. Other entertainers will include The Unbreakables, spoken word artist Rizvan, hip-hop dancer Lil Morgz and rock band Vallkyrie. The festival, now in its 21st year, is organised by Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) and spokesman Stan Wolfgramm is delighted with the calibre of performers. It's wonderful that so many of them call Auckland and the Pacific home and are able to share their craft at this festival. For many, performing at Pasifika will be their largest live audience,'' he says. Aotearoa, Samoa, Tuvalu, Fiji, Tahiti, Tonga, Tokelau, Cook Islands, Niue and Kiribati will be represented during the event. All will have bustling markets with authentic and traditional food stalls and dance performances on the Saturday, while Sunday's pro- gramme will feature a multi- denominational church service from 9am to 10am followed by cultural demonstrations throughout the day. Entry is free. Carnage scenarios set to test selected cadets By MARYKE PENMAN Scenes of calamity and gore will confront competitors at this year's St John National Youth Festival. Seven young people from the North Shore have been selected to represent the Upper North Island at Eden Park this April. Nicole Alexander, Ellen Ditt- mer, Cassandra Lockhart, Daniel De Jong, Stacey Horan-Walsh, Ian Lim and Alyshia Woods are part of the team of 28 St John cadets who will compete against representa- tives from the two other regions: Central and South Island. The group has been training over the summer for what will be a test of their first aid, leadership and communication skills. Props, makeup artists and actors playing patients will recre- ate accident and emergency scenarios for the cadets to react to using their training. The St John Youth Programme has been going for 85 years and focuses on encouraging youngsters aged 6 to 18 to develop leadership and decision-making skills. More than 6000 people take part in the programme each year. Birkenhead Youth Division member Jenny Hill has also been selected for the Upper North Island development squad. Go to youth.stjohn.org.nz for more information. Navy gas leak A worker was taken to hospital after a chlorine gas leak at the Devonport Navy Base on Wednesday. Spokeswoman Lieutenant Com- mander Vicki Rendall says the man inhaled a small amount of gas when changing the chlorine gas bottles at the navy swimming pool. The man was taken to North Shore Hospital. The navy will review the incident.
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