North Shore Times : February 7th 2013
www.northshoretimes.co.nz 2 NORTH SHORE TIMES, FEBRUARY 7, 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. 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He holds a 6kg NZ skipjack record and includes fishing at the Ranfurly Banks, the Three Kings and sitting in a 12-foot tinny at Browns Bay reef with his cousin as favourite fish- ing moments. GoFish opened in 2007. It is located a bit off grid but clients who hunt out the store appreciate what is prob- ably the largest -- and most original -- range of quality tackle available in New Zealand, online and in store. Greg says he rejects the deluge of low-quality fishing tac- kle on the market. I source products locally and overseas, hand-picking the best fishing tackle available with no compromise on quality. I ve built the kind of store that I want to visit, he says. Somewhere where you don t have to trawl through a load of junk to find the good stuff. A place to just swing by, talk tackle, and see what s new. Each week Greg will cast a line about differ- ent contemporary tackle and techniques, resusci- tate a few tried and true old methods and talk about the right tackle to use -- and why. Lure of the week: Gulp jigging grub 4-inch pepper prawn. North Shore rail not ruled out Auckland Transport is allaying concerns that its City Rail Link plans don t provide for a future North Shore rail link. Councillor George Wood says the land designation plans for the $3.8 billion pro- ject don t appear to provide for a link to a rail line from the Shore. Mr Wood says it s possible a new harbour crossing, includ- ing a rail tunnel, is built first without any rail line across the harbour for it to link to. Auckland Transport has begun its land designation process for the City Rail Link and Auckland Council is seek- ing public submissions until March 19. City Rail Link communi- cations manager Carol Greensmith says a future North Shore line hasn t been precluded from plans. A future North Shore line would be grade separated from, and would be at a lower level than, the City Rail Link, Ms Greensmith says. This is because the maxi- mum vertical alignment of the North Shore Line would be similar to the City Rail Link at around 3.5 per cent and could never rise up to the level of the City Rail Link. It s envisaged the North Shore line would travel hori- zontally along Wellesley St to a station allowing passengers to change trains or continue on to university or Parnell. FROM Page 1 Hospice workers' dedication inspires runners to down pens fitness back. She says a family friend and a late uncle were supported by the hospice and this is a way for her to recognise its work. Marnie has also signed on for the 6km run to get back in the game after dodgy knees hampered her half marathon effort last year. Hospice North Shore is a wonderful and deserving charity; one that my grandmother Naenae was very passionate about. When Naenae became illattheageof88we were overwhelmed by the kindness of the hos- pice nurses who came out to help us bathe and change her. They were like angels, she says. As health reporter I have met countless peo- ple fighting crippling illnesses. It never ceases to amaze me how steely and determined they are in overcoming their dis- eases. Incredibly, many of them still manage to crack a smile and joke in the midst of their battle. It is those people who will inspire me to do my 17km run from Browns Bay to Devonport. All of us are putting in the hard yards in the lead-up to the event so we can do the North Shore Times proud. We will be grateful for any donations to our cause, however big or small. Go to www.fundraise online.co.nz/NorthShore Times to donate.
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