North Shore Times : February 20th 2014
10 NORTH SHORE TIMES, FEBRUARY 20, 2014 NEWS www.northshoretimes.co.nz Adventure awaits in cold southern seas By SIMON MAUDE Trust earnt: Sedef Duder-Ozyurt, third from left, is one of the 12 young leaders chosen from over 50 applicants to travel to the Auckland Islands. Photo: SIMONMAUDE “We’ll see you right” 100x75x2.4m H4 RS Post 75x50x4.8m H3 RS Rail 150x19x1.8m H3 RS Paling Limited stocks – All prices GST inclusive $10.30ea FEBRUARY SPECIALS $9.50ea $2.70ea 100x25 Pine GT Indust Decking 100x40 Pine GT Indust Decking 200x150x2.1m Hardwood Sleeper 200x150x3.0m Hardwood Sleeper $1.49LM $2.20LM $45.00ea $65.00ea Plywood Cover Sheets - Various Sizes from $5.00ea 1800x1200x6mm Fibre Cement Sheet $18.00ea Farm Packs - Various types & sizes from $50.00ea Prenail and Truss Specialists – Quoting Service Available 5776718AG Hours: 7:00am–5:00pm Weekdays – 8:00am-12noon Saturdays 66 Bush Road, Albany. Ph 415 6889 Fax 415 6661 firstname.lastname@example.org 25x25x1.8m Garden Stake $1.20ea 25mm Round Garden Stake $1.50ea Dricon Handicrete 25kg Dricon Rapid set 25kg $11.95ea $11.95ea 60mm Galv A/G Nails 2kg $19.95ea 60mm Galv A/G Nails 5kg $35.95ea FREE COURTESY TRAILER Teenager Sedef DuderOzyurt isn’t quite sure what she’s getting into sailing down to the subAntarctic, but she’s expecting an exciting time. The 17-year-old from Devonport is one of 12 young leaders the Sir Peter Blake Trust is sending to the Auckland Islands to help out research efforts. Along with the young leaders, the HMNZS Wellington is carrying Lion Foundation, NIWA, DOC, education and youth development ministries staff to the windswept islands. The kids will help con- duct an environmental impact study on establishing a research station on Auckland Island, the main island in the volcanic archipelago. Team New Zealand skipper Dean Barker was there with the kids’ family and friends to farewell the two-week expedition from Devonport Naval Base. ‘‘I’m very, very privi- leged to see these kids that are very passionate about what they’re taking on. Sailor’s send-off: Dean Barker with Shelley Campbell from the Sir Peter Blake Trust and Captain Phil Rowe. ‘‘They’re going to have an amazing time,’’ he says. But the Wellington’s captain, Lieutenant Commander Phil Rowe, says the 2500 nautical mile round-trip won’t be plain sailing. After a four day journey down the coast to Bluff, the Wellington will head out into the freezing and often mountainous subantarctic sea. The kids, who will put in hours of ‘‘spit and polish’’, cleaning and maintaining the ship, will endure, ‘‘sea conditions you may wish to forget,’’ the 28-year navy veteran says. But in his farewell speech to the crowd he said the kids would also ‘‘have fun’’ on their journey to the ‘‘diverse islands’’. Although she comes from a sea-faring family, Ms Duder-Ozyurt says she’s embarrassed that she gets seasick. Ms Duder-Ozyurt’s grandmother, novelist Tessa Duder, who was at the base to see her off, offered some advice. ‘‘If you’re going to be sick, you’re going to be sick. ‘‘I told her to tuck a plastic bag into her sleeve.’’ The Auckland Girls Grammar student, who has a keen interest in the interaction of psychology and ecology, plans to give a presentation to the Devonport Yacht Club when she returns.
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