North Harbour News : June 29th 2012
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The Alcohol Advisory Council has announced it will commission new research to determine the impact of new liquor out- lets on communities. Preliminary research sug- gests off-licence liquor out- lets are associated with a range of social harms includ- ing violence, sexual, drug, alcohol and property offences, as well as motor vehicle accidents. Lead author of the reports Michael Cameron says the results show associ- ations between liquor outlet density and selected social harms. Dr Cameron says the findings show a range of alcohol-related harm is posi- tively associated with increasing liquor outlet den- sity for both off-licence and on-licence premises. There are three existing liquor shops in Browns Bay within a one kilometre radius. Ms Parfitt says another two are unnecessary. Surf club awards cap busy season Outstanding season: Red Beach's Caitlyn Ryan is a finalist for Sportswoman of the Year at the Surf Life Saving Northern Region Awards of Excellence. By KERRY GALLAGHER KEY FACTS Surf Life Saving Northern Region: Raglan to Ninety Mile Beach Surf clubs: 17 Hours worked: 88,042 Rescues: 478 First aids: 693 Searches: 114 Preventative actions: 28,140 People involved in preventative actions: 96,741 THE AWARDS of Excellence evening tomorrow will cap a surf life saving season that was busy, despite poor weather and fewer rescues. The Surf Life Saving Northern Region Awards of Excellence will recognise the outstanding efforts of those members who have excelled in their chosen areas of expertise including life- saving, sport and adminis- tration during the past sum- mer. The Northern Region covers the 17 surf clubs from Ninety Mile Beach down to Raglan and up to 400 people will attend the awards. The season runs from Labour weekend to Easter weekend. While there were fewer rescues, that could be put down to prevention as well as fewer people in the water, SLSNR spokeswoman Made- line White says. The weather conditions weren t perfect during the summer holidays and she says that was one of the main reasons for the lower number. But the high number of preventative actions meant lifeguards were active and ensuring public safety throughout the season. Wenderholm was patrolled for the first time this season through the Christmas and New Year holidays. It proved to be a very popular beach and the lifeguards called for ambu- lance backup on three occasions. Clubs in line for honours in tomorrow s awards in- clude Mangawhai Heads, Omaha, Orewa, Red Beach, Muriwai Beach and Bethells Beach. And Red Beach and Muriwai are among the finalists for Club of the Year -- an award Red Beach won last year. The Awards of Excellence will be held at the Ellerslie Event Centre tomorrow from 7pm. No more tickets are available. Ferns visit a page turner Albany Primary School students were treated to a book reading by some of the Olympics-bound Football Ferns stars. About 30 pupils gathered in the school library to hear stories about turkeys eating sheep droppings disguised as smartie pills , and a naughty cat, as told by Katie Bowen, Hannah Wilkinson and Jenny Bindon of the Ferns. Bindon, goalkeeper for the team, has a son at the school and organised the meet and greet. Striker Wilkinson and right midfielder Bowen read some of the children s favourite books to the group. Albany students Sophia Redgrove, 7, Noah Borton, 7, Danielle Cooper, 10, and James Murdoch, 10, all play soccer and have been follow- ing the Football Ferns throughout the season. Union Jack flies for good cause Helping hospice: Robbie Powell and the Kiwibank team receive their certificate of appreciation from Hibiscus Hospice chief executive officer Winsome Stretch, with hospice fundraising manager Sarah Frayne at far right. The Dairy Flat Community Hall was rocking to the beat of Brit pop recently thanks to the vocal talents of Union Jack, aka Robbie Powell, at the Phoenix Dance and Social. Organised by Patrick Hackett and the Kiwibank North Shore Business Banking team together with Les King and BNI Waitakere, this old-style dance and social saw guests enjoying great music, good old fashioned kiwi tucker and a meat raffle and silent auction. About $7311 was raised to help Hibiscus Hospice. When I heard about the Hibiscus Hospice shop being destroyed by fire I knew I wanted to do some- thing to help, Patrick says. I spoke to Robbie who agreed to do the show for free -- then things just started to fall into place, thanks to great support from Kiwibank business customers and the BNI. We were so touched when Patrick said he wanted to help hospice, Hibiscus Hospice fundraising manager Sarah Frayne says. The next big fundraiser is the Hibiscus Hospice Masquerade Ball on July 14 at the Orewa Arts and Events Centre in Riverside Rd. Contact hibiscus hospice.org.nz or call 09 421 9180 for tickets and information.
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