North Shore Times : February 14th 2013
www.northshoretimes.co.nz 2 NORTH SHORE TIMES, FEBRUARY 14, 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: email@example.com 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 $69.90 20%OFF $18.90 Sweethearts celebrate 75 years Lovebirds: Albany couple Grace and Sam Huggett celebrated 75 years of marriage on February 12. By KATASHA McCULLOUGH High school sweethearts Grace and Sam Huggett were mar- ried in 1938, the same year Hitler was named man of the year by Time magazine. Now, 75 years later, the Albany couple celebrated their wedding anniversary on February 12 by going out to dinner with family. They met at school and were married in snowy England. Mrs Huggett was 19 and Mr Huggett, a year older. The couple, now in their 90s, have five children, six grand- children and one great- grandchild living in Germany, South Africa and New Zea- land. They were married in a registry office and did not go on a honeymoon. Mr Huggett wore his Royal Air Force uniform and Mrs Huggett was dressed in navy and white. We had no celebrations, not like they do today, she says. In those days we didn t have any money. No-one worried about money then. The newlyweds moved straight to Kent for Mr Hug- gett s role as a physical train- ing instructor in the air force. Mrs Huggett says World War II was always there in the distance . Mr Huggett s work meant his family lived all over the world, including Cyprus and Singapore. The travelling made up for not having a honeymoon, Mrs Huggett says, because life was much like a holiday at times . They moved to New Zealand in 1971 when Mr Huggett retired to be with their son. Mrs Huggett says it is the best place they have lived in and asks Mr Huggett: We ve always been happy here, haven t we? He says with a smile: I have to be happy otherwise I ll be in trouble. The couple say there is no secret to having a long mar- riage. We get on all right toge- ther, Mrs Huggett says. She jokes nobody should be married for 75 years. I ll never do it again. Win a trolley dash Two eager shoppers will get to snatch as many groceries as they can in an event rais- ing money for Starship. The Trolley Dash for Star- ship on March 7 is being organised by Barfoot and Thompson Browns Bay in an effort to fund lifesaving equipment for the hospital. Tickets to the event are $10 from the Barfoot and Thompson Browns Bay office. All ticket holders will enter a draw to be the trolley dasher, giving them the chance to grab as many items as they can from the New World Browns Bay shelves in two minutes. The prize will also include a $100 meat pack, one dozen beers and 10 bottles of wine. Second prize is the chance to fill a basket with as many groceries as possible in one minute. A $50 meat pack, half a dozen beers and five bottles of wine will also be included. The third prize winner will receive two bottles of wine and a leg of lamb. The lucky three ticket holders will be drawn on March 1. Call 478 5119 or drop into the Barfoot and Thompson Browns Bay office for tickets. Early launch for new boat on motorway Motorway runabout: A Facebook user posted this photo of a boat that had come off its trailer on the northern motorway. Photo: CHRIS KEMP By MARYKE PENMAN Rubber-neckers were treated to a bizarre sight when a boat was inadvertently launched on the northern motorway. Police closed two lanes 400 metres north of the Esmonde Rd on-ramp between 11.10am and 12.25pm on February 6 while they cleared the scene. Auckland motorways traffic safety Sergeant Pete Smith says the driver had just bought the five-metre fibreg- lass cabin cruiser and was returning home to the North Shore. The boat has become detached from the trailer due to securing hook and chain failing. Probably because of age and wear. A driver who passed the stranded boat posted a picture on Facebook with the line; mate think ya launched it a bit early tide s not in yet . No-one was injured, Mr Smith says. The owner has been issued with an infringe- ment notice.
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