North Shore Times : February 1st 2013
www.northshoretimes.co.nz 2 NORTH SHORE TIMES, FEBRUARY 1, 2013 NEWS www.softball2013.com 1--10 MARCH 2013 ASC012013 HOME OF 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: delivery@snl co nz Classifieds Ph 525 2100 Fax 580 1643 email: email@example.com 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 Marina Mosina Graduate Certificate in Shipping; Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management China Navigation Co Pte Ltd (Swire Shipping NZ) > 2169 Want a career that's on the move? Courses offered: • Diploma in Shipping and Freight • Diploma in Supply Chain Management • Graduate Certi cate in Shipping • Graduate Certi cate in Supply Chain Management Are you interested in any sector of the transport, distribution or logistics industry from importing, exporting, freight forwarding, shipping to supply chain management? The New Zealand Maritime School offers a number of specialist logistics, shipping and supply chain management courses to help you get started in this eld or to upskill for more career opportunities. > 0800 744 722 www.maritime.ac.nz Milford marina tops copper volume By LIZ WILLIS Bayswater Marina: Its floating walls don't restrict tidal flow and help prevent copper pollution from antifouling paints on boats. Photo: JOHN SELKIRK Milford Marina: One of two marinas in Auckland with the highest copper concentrations in Auckland. Bayswater and Milford marinas were part of a national environmental pro- ject on the impact of copper leaching from antifouling paints on vessels' hulls. NIWA's study found cop- per concentrations in many marinas could be above guidelines that protect mar- ine aquatic life. Bayswater got a great re- port card but Milford had the highest concentration in Auckland, along with West- park. NIWA says Milford and Westpark are also affected by urban stormwater and marina hard-stand activities such as boat-washing, scraping and repainting. The lowest concentrations in Auckland were measured at Bayswater Marina. It has floating walls but other marinas mainly use solid walls and have small entrances restricting tidal flow. Port areas predicted to be at greatest risk are Nelson and Milford Sound in Fiord- land, a world heritage area. The modelling work was conducted for New Zealand's Environmental Protection Authority (EPA), which assesses the risk of hazard- ous substances to the envi- ronment. EPA is also reassessing antifouling paints approved for use in New Zealand. Antifouling paints are de- signed to protect the envi- ronment by preventing un- wanted organisms attaching themselves to boat hulls. Copper is in almost all antifouling paints on boats and they are designed to leach copper into the water. Auckland Council's storm- water contaminant scientist, Marcus Cameron, in collabo- ration with NIWA's Dr Jen- nifer Gadd and principal scientist Dr Chris Hickey conducted the study. Mr Cameron says: The results were quite surprising -- the modelling indicated that copper levels could be quite elevated in marina waters and the sampling broadly confirmed that. On top of this the esti- mates of copper being exported from marinas were also significant, with as much copper exported from the four marinas in the Waitemata Harbour as from inputs of stormwater for the whole Waitemata Harbour catchment.'' Safety under scrutiny By MARYKE PENMAN Drivers are being urged to slow down around schools now students are back. North Shore police will conduct an inten- sive road policing oper- ation over the next few weeks to ensure students get to and from school safely. Senior Sergeant Grant Tetzlaff says there are many children who are new to school or have forgotten road safety skills. He says it is import- a ntton otethe40kmh speed limit around some schools and the 20kmh limit when pass- ing a school bus. Our children are more vulnerable at this time of the year. A child's ability to interpret the speed of an oncoming car, the distance of a vehicle or the potential danger is not as developed as an adult's.'' He says parents driv- ing children to school must park safely and children riding bikes must wear a helmet. He said police would speak to parents who drop off children in unsafe areas.
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