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New property valuations
By LIZ WILLIS
New property valuations
are out but the impact on
North Shore rates' bills
is not yet known.
Shore residential capi-
tal values crept up just
0.2 percent compared to
double digit increases in
suburbs. There are wide
North Shore suburbs.
The strongest growth
was in Glenfield west
and inland Torbay that
increased by 3 percent or
more, followed by Sunny-
nook and Forrest Hill,
Westlake, Crownhill and
inland Milford, Green-
hithe and inland Taka-
Okura fell by 5.34
percent, coastal Milford
and Takapuna dropped
by 4.04 and coastal Cas-
tor Bay down by 2.78.
Auckland city had the
largest overall increase
of 5.1 percent with
suburbs like Grey Lynn
rising by 18 percent and
Pt Chevalier and Sand-
ringham by 13 percent.
values had the biggest
drop, averaging a 7.8
percent decline since the
last valuation at the
peak of the market in
trial, rural and lifestyle
values generally fell
across the Auckland
Most property owners
can expect to see their
capital value move
between plus or minus
10 percent compared to
the last revaluation
between 2007 and 2009.
New valuations won't
affect rates until July.
A revaluation usually
means rates increase or
decrease in line with how
valuations compare to
the average rise. But it
won't be quite that
simple this time.
That's because the
Auckland Council is
required to charge rates
based on capital value --
both land and buildings
-- when it sets rates
again from July 2012.
Shore rates are now
based on land value.
Switching to capital
value rating will also
affect rates depending on
whether a property's
value is in land or build-
The council can opt to
ease the burden on rate-
payers if there are major
Go to www.auck
Teacher learns quiet joy of science
Teacher turns student: Jacqui Herbert
is expanding her understanding of
science while she works on research.
Photo: BEN WATSON
The silence of the lab is striking,
Pinehurst School science teacher
Jacqui Herbert says.
Mrs Herbert is one of 12 Royal
Society of New Zealand Primary
Science Teacher Fellows who is
finding it a tough transition from
the organised chaos of the class-
room to the quieter structured
environment of a research institute.
AUT Akoranga and the Millen-
nium Institute are hosting Mrs Her-
bert from the Albany school as she
learns about the big picture of how
science operates'' and spends two
school terms alongside people who
use science in their everyday work.
Partnered with PhD student
Maria Bentley, who is investigating
energy availability, reproductive
and metabolic status and bone
health as it relates to exercise in
ovulatory female athletes, Mrs Her-
bert is discovering that the scien-
tific process takes time.
Schools need to react quickly to
things; science is a much slower,
accurate model. Research, prep-
aration and investigations can take
years,'' she says.
Mrs Herbert says she was
expecting the fellowship to offer a
more hands-on experience.
An avid sailor, cyclist and walker
she says: Exercise is medicine,
helping to prevent injuries and keep
During her time away from
Pinehurst she will also work with
the biodex balance system SD
equipment which improves balance,
increases agility and develops
The system is used in Australia
for concussion management by
sports teams as a way to measure
when athletes are ready to return to
the game after injury.
It is also a tool for fall prevention
in elderly people.
My goal is to gain confidence in
delivery of science curriculum and
be able to take on a leadership role
in science at Pinehurst and within
the primary science community.''
Joanna Leaman of the Royal
Society of New Zealand says the
fellowships provide practical experi-
ence for teachers who will take back
a wealth of ideas to their schools.
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