North Shore Times : February 7th 2013
www.northshoretimes.co.nz 23 NORTH SHORE TIMES, FEBRUARY 7, 2013 NEWS THE AVIS NZ NEW All vehicles are fully serviced and come with the BALANCE OF NEW CAR WARRANTY PLUS - Camry Atara, Hyundai i30's, RAV4's, Territories, Falcon XR6's, Mazda 3's and Ford Mondeo's Million Dollar Sellout! 5 Arrenway Drive, Albany PHONE: 476 0610 5162845A A TURNERS AUCTIONS 2012 HOLDEN CRUZE CDX 10 to choose from 2011 TOYOTA YARIS 6 to choose from 2011 HOLDEN COMMODORE SV6 8 to choose from 2012 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER LTD 3 to choose from 53 2011 and 2012 NZ NEW model cars go under the hammer at 11am this Saturday at Turners Auctions North Shore North View our latest edition online at www.northshoretimes.co.nz Have you ever been put • off by ACC? Are you entitled to a lump sum? • Are you reviewing or appealing • an ACC decision? Have you had surgery • cost declined? Call 09 578 0917 Andrew Cadenhead Accident Compensation Law Specialist www.acclaw.co.nz ACCIDENT COMPENSATION PROBLEMS 5146887A A YOU CHOOSE! Mechanic Panel Beater Spray Painter Pit Crew ? .... Spend half the week in the classroom and half in the work place of your choice. 28 week courses that let YOU choose where you want to be. Get a Natonal Certfcate AND hands- on experience in a feld of your choice. if youre aged 16 to 18 Call Lynn - 09 425 8493 check us out : mt.net.nz Croquet novice a rep Contender: Sabri Mullaaliu has been selected to represent New Zealand at the Golf Croquet World Championships in Egypt. Photo: JASON OXENHAM By JESS LEE CENTENARY Mt Albert Croquet Club is celebrating its 100th anniversary on March 9. The club would like help tracking down photos and stories to compile in an anniversary souvenir booklet. Phone 815 0356 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to contact club secretary Chris Lancaster for more information. Sabri Mullaaliu is on a bit of a roll for a man who had never laid eyes on a croquet mallet let alone tried his hand at playing the game. The Mt Albert Croquet Club player has been selected to rep- resent New Zealand at the Golf Croquet World Championships in Egypt this April. Wearing the silver fern to com- pete at a sport which is completely unknown in his home country of Albania will be an unforgettable experience. When I started playing in 2006 I had never heard croquet exi- sted,'' he says. I am the person introducing it to Albanians. I had a phone call from a friend in Albania who had heard about my being named in the team and he was so proud to tell me that it isabighonourforoneofusto represent New Zealand.'' Mullaaliu was inspired to pick up a mallet after watching club members take to the court from the sidelines as the club's handy- man. It was a pretty smooth move making the transition from mow- ing the lawns at the Mt Albert club to achieving a ranking as the eighth best player in New Zea- land, he says. Mullaaliu knocked out the com- petition at the Veterans' Northern Championship to take first place in the golf croquet singles match in November. He then went on to win his group with more than 33 hoops shot at the Golf Croquet Nationals held in Auckland on January 13. I now have a reputation to keep and defend,'' Mullaaliu says. Golf croquet is a quicker version of the association format and is the fastest-growing discipline. The Mt Albert resident will join six other New Zealanders who will compete against the world's best in Cairo for the 2013 Golf Croquet World Championships. It's really exciting but on the other hand it's becoming a heavy load on my shoulders to justify it because I feel very honoured to be ontheteamandIfeelIhavean obligation to do my best.'' Mullaaliu enjoys the physical aspect of the sport and says it is also a great social exercise. It is the most excellent way to spend time in the sun. There are people who are 80-plus years old who are so accurate with their shots and I plan to play on like them for many years to come.'' Club secretary Chris Lancaster says it is unusual to see a novice rise through the ranks so quickly. We're so proud of him. From mowing the lawns to becoming the eighth seeded player -- he's done really well. The club got him hook- ed on the sport.'' Mullaaliu has also been invited to play at the Yvonne Yates Golf Croquet tournament in Nelson from February 21. The 2013 Golf Croquet World Championships will be held from April 21-28. Classic beauty: Many owners of classic cars bring their vehicles to Final Touch for touchups. Read the full story page 22. Looking sharp: This Mini enjoys a polish at the Albany workshop.
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