North Shore Times : February 19th 2013
www.northshoretimes.co.nz 2 NORTH SHORE TIMES, FEBRUARY 19, 2013 NEWS New Season Pacific Beauty Apples .79 kg Crunchy NZ Celery $1.99 bunch Yummy Black Diamond Plums $2.49 punnet New Season Red Kumara $2.99 kg bag NZ Courgette $2.99 kg Californian Oranges $1.99 kg Fresh NZ Gourmet Potatoes $1.99 a bag 5067873AK 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 633 1958 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Classifieds Ph 525 2100 Fax 633 1969 email: email@example.com 81,298 Audited Circulation (ABC for 12mths to 31 Dec 12) 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 Mark and Paulette Rowley For personal, professional service to all areas Phone 445-9800 (24 hours) Office and Chapel 16-18 Anne Street, Devonport www.rowleyfunerals.co.nz 5080079AA Langkawi malaysian restaurant Set Dinner only Serving consistent, exotic, quality meals for 18 years (09) 486 2700 $25.00 Entree, Main and Dessert Present this voucher to redeem upon arrival Valid until 28 February 2013. Conditions Apply. Excludes Fri/Sat. Voted one of Metro Magazines Top 100 "Cheap Eats" for 2012 122 Kitchener Road, Milford 5179866AB 5187919A A PLAY RUGBY RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB INC 2013 NORTH SHORE Pre-season Training has started 6:30pm every Tuesday and Thursday Vauxhall Road, Devonport More info www.northshorerugby.co.nz Or call Graham Rush, Manager. 021 805 007 Celebrating 140 Years in June Parking fines a concern Julia Parfitt FROM Page 1 even me and I m pretty unshockable. She is also concerned the Wilson Park- ing tickets look very similar to Auckland Transport s, which is the reason people have been confused and complained to the local board instead of Wilson Parking. She says they both have a supermarket receipt look and Wilson Parking is not clearly named on the top of the ticket. Parking tickets are printed from hand- held personal digital assistants which gives them the format, says Mr Ransom. Work begins on $22.5m centre By SIMON PLUMB Mairangi centre: An artist's impression of the National Aquatics Centre at the Millennium Institute. Work has begun on a $22.5 million national aquatics cen- tre on the North Shore. Scheduled for completion in July 2014, it will be capable of hosting major events, includ- ing world championships and up to a Commonwealth Games regatta. Auckland ratepayers have contributed $13m to the pro- ject through the former North Shore City Council and the subsequent Auckland Coun- cil.Philanthropist Sir Owen Glenn, whom the facility will be named after, has donated $2.5m. The remaining $7m has been found through a combin- ation of the New Zealand Government, Lion Foun- dation and the Millennium Institute and AUT Trust. The 4000-seater facility will feature an Olympic-sized 50 metre pool and also a 25m warm-up pool, catering for a variety of aquatic codes including water polo and surf life-saving. Full excavation begins in two weeks but last night Min- ister of Sport Murray McCully, Auckland Mayor Len Brown, Millennium Insti- tute chief executive Mike Stanley and Mr Glenn donned hard hats to break the ground of the site by spade. Mr McCully says that while swimming has not been a decorated Olympic code for New Zealand, failing to win an Olympic medal since Danyon Loader s double gold from the Atlanta Games in 1996, the amount of medals on offer in the pool at a major Games means swimming must remain a priority. This new aquatics centre is part of a strategy to make sure New Zealand is, on a very regular basis, the best in the world, on a per-capita basis, in Olympic performan- ces, Mr McCully says. It s a pretty ambitious goal, but one that we think is achievable. There s no doubt in my mind that unless we step up in facilities and the services we place in them we re not going to be in the top three regularly. Some might be asking why does swimming get a place in the strategy when it hasn t been an outstanding success story? The answer to that is quite simple. There are 102 medals awarded at the Olympic Games in swimming alone. If we want to be world leaders at the Olympic Games then we have to perform in swim- ming. The venue will sit alongside the existing 50m pool at the Millennium Institute and other facilities at the institute created through $60m in gov- ernment and philanthropic funding.
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