North Harbour News : August 26th 2011
2 NORTH HARBOUR NEWS, AUGUST 26, 2011 NEWS Editor Geoff Dobson Ph (09) 426 5024 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Sales Manager Alan Barr Ph 489 4189 email: email@example.com Circulation Ph 525 2022 Fax 580 1648 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Classifieds Ph 525 2100 Fax 580 1643 email: email@example.com 15,028 Audited Circulation (ABC Jan-Dec '09.) Delivered each Friday to Arkles Bay, Army Bay, Dairy Flat, Coatesville, Gulf Harbour, Hatfields Beach, Hobbs Bay, Little Manly, Manly, Matakatia Bay, Maygrove, Okoromai Bay, Orewa, Pine Valley, Red Beach, Redvale, Silverdale, Stanmore Bay, Stillwater, The Grange, Tindalls Beach, Whangaparaoa. Includes Rural Delivery areas: Silverdale RD, Albany RD 2, 3 (east), 4. 1 Byron Ave, Takapuna. P.O. Box 33235. Orewa Office: Corner Alice Ave & Florence Ave, Orewa, P.O. 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Free trial lessons are available to new customers that haven't had a lesson with Hilton Brown Swimming in the last 12 months and are limited to one free lesson per student. 2. There is a limited number of free lessons available and they will be allocated on a first come, first served basis, and at times allocated by Hilton Brown Swimming. 3. Free trial offer expires 30th September 2011. WHAT'S ON SUNDAYS Auckland Christian Assembly, 26 Albany Highway. Full gospel meeting and Sunday school, 10am and 7pm, ph: 444-5501. Albany Baptist Church, family worship and children's programmes, 10am at Albany Primary School Hall, Bass Rd, ph: 415-2490. Anglican, Methodist and others: St Michaels, Greenhithe, 9am. Holy Cross, Albany, 10.15am. Special family focus 4th Sun. Ph: 415-8244. Albany Presbyterian Church, service 10am, old Albany Highway, ph: 415-3433. MONDAYS Albany Hall Committee (2nd Mon) Albany Hall 7.30pm. Diabetes Hibiscus Coast Support Group (4th Mon), 10am-noon, Orewa Community Church Hall, ph: Warren (09) 414-4338. Albany Lodge (2nd Mon) 7.30pm, ph: 413-8955. Hibiscus Coast Artists Group, Stanmore Bay Hall, ph: (09) 424-2128. Hibiscus Leisure Badminton Club, The Leisure Centre, Stanmore Bay,9am-11am. All welcome. Contact Bob Lints 424-7674 Greenhithe Bridge Club, 7.30pm, old school building, Collins Park, ph: 413-9601. Housie, Silverdale Bowling Club, Memorial Park, Silverdale, 1.15pm, ph: (09) 426-2962. Orewa Bridge Club, play starts 12.30pm, ph: (09) 426-7677. Rodney District Rose Society (1st Mon) 7.30pm RSA Clubrooms, Vipond Rd, Stanmore Bay, ph: 424-1143 or 426-9136. Orewa South Indoor Bowls Club, 7.15pm-10pm, Orewa Outdoor Bowls Club, 214 Hibiscus Coast Highway, ph: 426-4140 or 426-8601. Companionship and morning activities for seniors at Meadowood serving the north Glenfield/Albany/Greenhithe areas. Transport and lunch provided for minimal charge. For further info, ph: North Shore CMA (09) 489-8954. TUESDAYS North Harbour Concert Band, 7.15pm-9.15pm, student bar, Massey University, Oaklands Rd, Albany, ph: 441-2385. HBC Rock and Roll Club, 8pm, Whangaparaoa Hall. Beginners, intermediate and advanced group lessons available. Non- members welcome. Ph: (09) 428-1211 or (09) 424-8070. Ladies Cards, (1st and 3rd each month) RSA section, Albany Hall, 1.30pm-3.20pm. Albany Iris Group (2nd Tues), ph: 413-8541. Albany Toastmasters, Albany Presbyterian Hall, (2nd and 4th Tues), ph: 473-0140. Coatesville Country Garden Club (1st Tues), 11am. Coatesville Hall, Mahoenui Valley Rd, Coatesville, ph: 413-7229. Hibiscus Coast Branch, NZ Genealogists, 2pm (3rd Tues), at St Chad's Church, 117 Centreway Rd, Orewa. Ph: Wendy (09) 424-5779. Manly Outdoor Bowling Club, Hibiscus Coast. Coaching every Tuesday, 9am-11am, ph: 424-7396. Zonta Club of Hibiscus Coast (4th Tues) 6.30pm, ph (09) 428-0438 or 0212-544-096 WEDNESDAYS Albany Indoor Bowling Club, 7.15pm, Albany Hall, ph: 410-5937. Albany CWI, 1pm, 1st Wed of month, Albany Hall. Contact Peg Welsford, ph: 415-9503. Boating and fishing. Club nights every Wednesday from 5pm. Hibiscus Coast Boating Club, Stanmore Bay, www.hibiscuscoas- tboatclub.com. New members welcome,Tony, ph: (09) 424-0952. Hibiscus Spirit Awakening & Healing Centre, every 2nd Wednesday 7.30pm, a different guest medium each meeting, 488 Hibiscus Coast Highway, Orewa. All welcome Ph: Lynda (09) 424-1998. Pioneer Herb Society (2nd Wed), 10am, Pioneer Village, Silverdale, ph: (09) 426-1500. Albany Residents and Ratepayers (2nd Wed) Albany library, 7.30pm. Greenhithe Lions, old school building (1st and 3rd Wed), ph: 413-9600. Scottish Country Dancing, Stanmore Bay Hall, 7.30pm, ph: (09) 424-1461. Albany Mainstreet History Committee, (4th Wed), Albany Library, 9.30am. Ph: 415-9574 Orewa Lions, Orewa Surf Club, 6.30pm, 1st Wed business, 3rd Wed dinner. Ph: (09) 426-6629. Hibiscus CWI, 10am (3rd Wed), Brightside Hall, ph: (09) 424-7353. The Fitness League NZ (every Wednesday) 9.30am-10.30am, exercise classes, Albany Hall, ph: (09) 424-0402. Hibiscus Coast Widowed Club, every 2nd Wed, Orewa Com- munity Hall, 1pm-3pm. Companionship and morning activities for seniors at Red Beach serving the Hibiscus Coast area. Transport and l;unch provided for minimal charge. For further info, ph: North Shore CMA (09) 489-8954. THURSDAYS Coatesville CWI, (1st Thurs), Coatesville Hall, 7.30pm, ph: 415-9966. Albany Spinners and Weavers, Okura Hall, 10am-2pm, ph: 415-2411. Free spinning and weaving lessons, Albany library, 10am-1pm, ph: 415-9603. Albany War Memorial Library open 10am to 1pm. Yoga classes with Annie9.30am-11am, Coatesville Hall, ph: 448-1419. FRIDAYS Stetson Club Inc, Dairy Flat Hall, cnr Postman Rd/SH17. Live band second and fourth Friday each month, 8pm-11.30pm. Great night of country rock music and dancing, members $7.50, non-members $10, bring a plate and save $2.50. Phone (09) 444-7954 or (09) 479-6778. Albany War Memorial Library open 10am to 1pm. East Coast Folk Club, Torbay Senior Citizens Social Centre, behind shops on Watea Rd, Torbay. Meets first Friday each month except January, 8pm-11.30pm, ph: (09) 427-5728 or (09) 426-3588. Hibiscus Leisure Badminton Club, The Leisure Centre, Stanmore Bay, 9am-11am. All welcome. Contact Bob Lints 424-7674. Hibiscus Coast La Leche League, 2nd Fri, ph: (09) 428-0065 or 846-7054. SATURDAYS Greenhithe Riding for Disabled, in school terms, Wainone Park North, Churchouse Rd. Ph: 021-227-7436 or 410-4995. Three Streams and Kauri Grove working bee, third Saturday each month, 9.30am, 343 SH17 Albany (500 metres north of village), ph: 415-9336. Planting day honours Buck Living legend: North Harbour Rugby Union has chosen to honour Wayne ''Buck'' Shelford as the region's rugby legend. By MARYKE PENMAN Players are taking grassroots rugby literally on September 11 for the Living Legends planting day. The North Harbour Rugby Union is one of 17 nationwide chosen to co- ordinate the planting of 5000 native trees in each region to honour legends of the game. East Coast Bays Rugby Club senior chair- man Bruce Mitchinson says registration is slow. It is hoped more than 300 volunteer planters will turn up at Long Bay Regional Park in honour of former All Black and North Harbour captain Wayne Buck'' Shelford. The problem we've got is gearing the clubs up to get involved because it's not rugby,'' North Harbour Rugby Union club liaison officer Denis Henderson says. But there are things in life other than rugby and conservation is one of them.'' Kahikatea, macro- carpa, cordyline and bullrushes will be planted in the wetland area of Long Bay below the new housing develop- ment. It will be just turn up on the day and get stuck in,'' Mr Henderson says. ITM cup players, union board members and other local icons are expected to join Buck Shelford in helping volunteers on the day. Wehavehadabitofa clash in that the Aust- ralia versus Italy game is being played at North Harbour Stadium that afternoon, but we encourage planters to come along to the game afterwards,'' he says. Living Legends event manager Kay Eade says the idea came from Sir Stephen Tindall in an effort to offset the emissions created by extensive travel during the Rugby World Cup. Planting will run from 10am to noon at Long Bay Regional Park on September 11 with the game scheduled to start later that afternoon. Volunteers can register online at www.living legends.co.nz/get- involved/ or through a local rugby club. Booze ban welcome By MARYKE PENMAN Troublemakers are being deterred from Kell Park in Albany by a perma- nent liquor ban. The ban was passed at an Auckland Council meeting on August 12. From now until the end of the Rugby World Cup it will be 24 hours, then it will be from 9pm to 6am. Upper Harbour Local Board chairman Brian Neeson says the Albany community is pleased police now have the power to penalise unruly visitors to the park. Mr Neeson says the liquor ban is another weapon local police can use. Previously they could do nothing but issue warnings unless the culprits were drunk or underage,'' he says. In the past the police have had to deal with the playground pirate ship being set alight twice and smashed bottles littering the playground and nearby Plunket building. Vandalism and gen- eral disorderly behaviour from young people are the most common com- plaints from residents and business owners. Mr Neeson says the ban has given Albany residents their space back and the park can now be enjoyed safely. Go to www.north harbournews.co.nz to see a video on the Living Legends project.
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