North Shore Times : February 4th 2014
2 NORTH SHORE TIMES, FEBRUARY 4, 2014 NEWS www.northshoretimes.co.nz Contact Us Ph 489 4189 Fax 486 1950 Editorial email: Editor Peter Eley Chief Reporter Sales Manager Alan Barr Circulation Ph 525 2022 Fax 633 1958 Classifi eds Ph 525 2100 Fax 633 1969 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, Brookfi eld, Browns Bay, Bushlands, Campbells Bay, Castor Bay, Chatswood, Chester Park, Devonport, Fairview Heights, Forrest Hill, Glenfi eld, 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. Offi ce Hours: 8.30am – 5pm P.O. Box 33235. By KATASHA McCULLOUGH Kids get a taste of the big hoops ‘ Future basketball stars brought their A-game to a training session with the pros. About 70 children from all over Auckland visited the Breakers in Mairangi Bay as part of the team’s community partnership programme. The programme’s manager Hayden Allen says it is about making champions on and off the court by giving kids confidence. The children watched part of a training session before meeting the players and getting signatures. They were then put through their paces by community coaches and were rewarded with a free basketball. Georgia Herrell, 9, says the session was ‘‘tiring and awesome’’ while Amalie Hoban, 7, and Will Schmidt, 7, agree it was ‘‘really cool’’. The experience was organised by Life Education Trust, one of the team’s community Go to northshoretimes. co.nz and click Latest Edition to watch a video and see more photos of the children training with the Breakers. partners. The trust takes a positive, health-based programme Barry Kirk-Burnnand Life Education Trust chairman to schoolchildren via mobile classrooms with the help of mascot Harold the giraffe. Chairman Barry KirkBurnnand says the last time Harold visited a Breakers game one of the Australian players recognised the mascot from his own time at school and gave him a high five. Mr Kirk-Burnnand says the trust would like to come back every year. ‘‘The kids just love it,’’ he says. ‘‘It’s a new experience for a lot of kids I’m sure.’’ Finn Hoban, 9, says meeting the players was cool because they asked all the children their name and favourite food. His favourite player is Introducing Fairfax Marketing Services: The full circle marketing solution for ADWORDS PREMIER SME PARTNER Nine lives: Ellen Callister is relieved to be reunited with nine-year-old pet cat Cedric, missing for a year. Aim high: A young basketball fan takes a shot at the Breakers Experience organised by Life Education Trust. www.northshoretimes.co.nz The kids just love it. It’s a new experience for a lot of kids I’m sure ’ Kerron Johnson because ‘‘he scores a lot of goals’’. Finn says he will defi- nitely be playing basketball this year and would love to be in the Breakers. ‘‘It’s probably a draw with being an All Black,’’ he says. His sister Amalie, 7, is less convinced. ‘‘I’m sticking with netball,’’ she says. Photo: LAURA JAGER Lost puss comes home at last The cat came back – a year later. Cedric the burmese cat has been returned to his ‘‘very happy’’ Coatesville family almost a year to the day since he disappeared. After a huge drive to Local Leads. Real Results. Business Websites Mobile Search Engine Optimisation Email Marketing Social Media find Cedric, including articles in the North Shore Times and sister paper the Rodney Times, Cedric’s owner Claire Callister was inundated with phone calls – but Cedric stayed missing. Then a Herald Island resident picked up a wandering cat in Whenuapai about 15 kilometres away and posted some photos on petsonthenet.co.nz. It was Cedric. Sporting a few small injuries, the cat is now back home, bringing closure to a year of worry for the family. On January 20 last year a mishap at a North Shore cattery saw the owner of another chocolate burmese cat inadvertently walk away with Cedric. The cat immediately escaped from that person’s Murrays Bay home. The Callisters return- Mark and Paulette Rowley For personal, professional service to all areas Search Engine Ads Reputation Management Business Listings Newspaper Ads Online Ads p 0800 123 664 e email@example.com w fairfaxmarketingservices.co.nz Phone 445-9800 (24 hours) Office and Chapel 5827041AA 16-18 Anne Street, Devonport www.rowleyfunerals.co.nz ed from summer holiday six days later to find their beloved pet missing. They spent hours searching and calling his name and delivered 1500 fliers around the Murrays Bay and Browns Bay area. Emails and messages also went to hundreds of people, and even dirty jeans were used to try and leave a scent for the cat to follow. Now he’s back home, Cedric is recovering from his ordeal with a good dose of rest and care. Cedric has bleached skin, a couple of missing teeth, suspected broken bones, and a hoarse meow. Claire’s sister, a vet, checked him over and thinks he might have broken ribs and a broken jaw, but won’t be sure until he is X-rayed when he is a bit calmer. ‘‘One of his biggest risks is he might develop diabetes from overeating because obviously he’s quite thin, so we’re feeding him small and often,’’ Claire says. She says the family stayed hopeful but after a year thought Cedric might have been killed by a car or dog. It appears Cedric hadn’t stopped calling for his family. ‘‘It was almost like he was hoarse because the the first thing we realised the next day was that he had this squeaky meow,’’ Claire says. Claire thanks all who helped in the search and offered other assistance. She’s also grateful to petsonthenet.co.nz for helping bring Cedric back.
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