North Shore Times : February 15th 2013
www.northshoretimes.co.nz 2 NORTH SHORE TIMES, FEBRUARY 15, 2013 NEWS GET UP AND PORTS OF AUCKLAND ROUND THE BAYS 2013 SUNDAY 10TH MARCH DON'T RUN FOR NOTHING Enter online at roundthebays.co.nz and help these children's charities: Choice Foundation -- Stand Tall, Make-a-Wish New Zealand, Variety -- The Children's Charity, YMCA Auckland, Auckland Cystic Fibrosis and Fairfax First Books 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 5012738AE 2013 Youth Scholarships at Academy New Zealand PHONE 0800 4 ACADEMY to find out more Limited Spaces available 0800 4 222 3369 www.academy.ac.nz Exciting new youth courses are now on offer for 2013. Full NCEA level 2 Certificates in: Salon Assistant, Fashion Retail, Hospitality, Sport and Pharmacy Assistant. 45 Weeks in duration and open to anyone aged 16 to under 18years of age. Egg on your face? Not with Yolkr By MARNIE HALLAHAN Egg master: Hamish Dobbie has spent months perfecting the Yolkr. No fuss: For around NZ$30 you'll never have to worry about separating eggs again. Go to northshoretimes.co.nz and click on Latest Edition to see Hamish Dobbie's Kickstarter campaign video for the Yolkr. ' What looks remarkably simple is the result of a lot of trial and error. ' Hamish Dobbie Hamish Dobbie has come to the rescue of home cooks the world over with his egg separating invention, the Yolkr. After hearing a friend lament over the frustration of separating eggs for her omelette, the Devonport resi- dent's mind began to dream up something that could simply suck the yolk out''. As a mechanical engineer with an entrepreneurial streak he began a six-month journey with industrial designer Darin Bogardus. Countless hours were spent at The Claystore workshop in Devonport to perfect the Yolkr so that the nozzle would extract the yolk without a hitch, every time. What looks remarkably simple is the result of a lot of trial and error,'' Mr Dobbie says. The ultimate test was giv- ing the prototype to my 90-year-old grandfather -- who has only one eye, wears glasses and shakes somewhat. But he got the yolk out on the first try.'' Now the Yolkr is ready for action Mr Dobbie has started a campaign on the fundraising website Kickstarter. His target of raising £15,000 was achieved in the first five days after his video went online. With a few weeks still to go the Yolkr has already raised more than £33,000 to go towards the tooling moulds and dyes which would see it become a commercial reality. Mr Dobbie says the Yolkr has already amassed a huge amount of global support with emails coming in from as far as Japan and the Middle East. By March, the team hopes to have raised as much money as possible through Kick- starter so they can get as many Yolkrs into the hands of eager cooks as possible. Visit yolkr.com for more information on the Yolkr.
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