North Shore Times : February 15th 2013
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The top three will be posted to YouTube on March 15 and the video with the most likes by May 31 wins a $3000 Prezzy Card. Prizes for second and third are also awarded. Cops nab drunks at the wheel By MARYKE PENMAN THE PENALTIES Drink drivers aged over 20 who are over the legal limit of 400mg can face up to two years imprisonment, up to $6000 in fines and 12 months or more licence disqualification or suspension depending on prior offences. Drink drivers aged under 20 over the legal limit of zero alcohol can face up to three months imprisonment, up to $2250 in fines and three or more months licence disqualification or suspension. They will also receive 50 demerit points. ONE drink driver has been disqualified and another three may face charges after an early Sunday morning checkpoint. Police were surprised at the number of offenders they came across in the space of just 25 minutes on February 10, North Shore police area commander inspector Les Paterson says. The checkpoint on Onewa Rd in Northcote intercepted the four drivers at around 7.30am as they returned home, Mr Paterson says. He says they had all been out clubbing or partying in the Auckland area. The licence of a driver who blew 1030mg, two and a half times the legal limit, was immediately disqualified and further court action is pend- ing. On Sunday morning, the sun s been up for an hour and if there s traffic about you d mostly expect it was folk making their way to church, Mr Paterson says. If officers had been able to stay longer they no doubt would have caught more, but as it was this tied up four patrol cars for the next hour. The four drivers had read- ings that ranged from 600mg to 1030mg. The New Zealand Trans- port Agency says it is too dif- ficult to say how many drinks you can have before breach- ing the legal limit. That s because each person responds differently to alcohol depending on their gender, size and how much food they have eaten. Instead the NZTA recom- mends if you drink, do not drive at all. Turning Kiwi summer into a shore thing Shore living: Event organisers Ali Yildiz and Shaun Morresey prepare for the inaugural Snapper Festival on Takapuna Beach. By MARNIE HALLAHAN A festival that celebrates everything we love about a Kiwi summer is hitting Takapuna s shores next month. The inaugural Snapper Festival will be North Shore s answer to the hugely successful Queens- town Winter Festival with two days of non-stop sum- mer fun. The festival s organisers Shaun Morresey and Ali Yildiz say the family friendly festival will be all about a real Kiwi summer -- the beach, the barbecue, the music and of course landing the big one. This is the reason we live on the North Shore so it s time to celebrate it, Mr Morresey says. Families can sometimes miss out when it comes to festivals so we ve got the perfect mix of activities and chill-out zones so mums and dads can enjoy the day with their kids. On the main stage will be a line-up that will have everyone grooving into the evening, including Kiwi favourites Sola Rosa, Late Nyte Hype, P-Money and Coopers Run. There will be a street car- nival and markets, compe- titions like the Berkeley Cinema Big Dig and a two- day fishing competition like no other. For those who are keen to sit back and take in the action, there will be demon- strations from the famous Jetpack man, fly boarders and waka ama. And the kids can let off some steam in the family zone with laser tag, a water slide and scooter zone. The Snapper Festival will be making a donation to the Auckland Westpac Helicopter Trust. Two days of fun and games starts on Saturday, March 2 at the Takapuna Beach Reserve on The Strand. Tickets from iticket.co.nz -- $20 for a single day and $35 for a two-day pass. Visit snappersummer festival.co.nz for more information.
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