Manukau Courier : December 9th 2010
17 MANUKAU COURIER, DECEMBER 9, 2010 SPORT Free phone 0800 272 904 Email: email@example.com 4/8 Laidlaw Way, Botany South We are back Bigger & Better than before Call us now for an appointment at our new clinic Opening Special $950* Standard sets only Services Available: • New dentures Full & Partial • Denture relines • Denture repairs & cleaning • Immediate dentures Free consultations, WINZ and Insurance quotes available 3332003AC A.R.T. Advanced Remedial Therapies Opening specials 1hr massage $60 1/2 hr massage $30 • Relaxation/Swedish • Pregnancy • Deep tissue • Trigger point • Sports Mon/Wed 8am-- 6pm 155-157 Grt Sth Rd Tue/Thur 1pm--9pm Takanini Sat 10am--2pm (beside CnS) Phone 09 2991035 3311202AD & Health well-being Advertising Feature Dental services seven days a week South Auckland Dental: Providing dental services throughout the Christmas holidays. Dental problems don t always wait till normal business hours - that s why South Auckland A&E Dental is open seven days a week from 9am to 7.30pm -- even during the Christmas holidays. South Auckland Den- tal has modern state-of- the-art equipment, digi- tal systems and a great team of experienced dentists who engage in continuing professional education to keep up with advances in dentis- try. You can be assured of the highest standards of dental care here. South Auckland Den- tal offers not only extra- ctions and emergency dental care, but also a whole range of dental services including fillings, root canal treatments, crowns and dentures. Dr Joel Bagadam has 20 years experience in dentistry. He has post graduate qualifications in oral and maxillofacial surgery from India and is also currently involved in hospital dentistry in New Zealand. He has a special inter- est in oral surgical proce- dures such as wisdom tooth extraction. Dr Sanjay Namburi is a New Zealand- registered specialist orthodontist who is available for consul- tations once a week. Dr Vivek Panwar is an experienced dentist with post graduate qualifi- cations in periodontics from India, the specialty that deals with diagnosis and management of gum disease. Dr Renuka Garineni and Dr Rupa Talathi are experienced female dentists who are great with patients. Dr Chamandeep Kaur Jassal, who joined the practice recently, has completed her bridging course in New Zealand to orient herself with the local practice system. The experienced den- tal assistants have excel- lent chair-side skills to complement the exper- tise of the dentists -- and patients just love them! South Auckland A&E Dental is located within the White Cross medical centre at 15-23 Station Road, Otahuhu. For appointments phone 270-0200. Swinging: Otahuhu's Junior White Sox player Falele Tuala, 18, against the Waitakere Bears. Photos: JASON OXENHAM Otahuhu struggle to find consistent form By ALAN APTED Cop this: Otahuhu's Junior White Sox squad member Krysta Hoani, 17, prepares to unleash against the Waitakere Bears at Sturges Park in Otahuhu last Saturday. The Otahuhu women s softball team needs to be more consistent if they want to lower coach Wayne Roper s stress levels. On their good days the team s brilliant but on their bad days they are terrible, Roper says. It s frustrating be- cause I don t know which team is going to turn up to play. Inconsistency aside, his team remains in the hunt for an Auckland softball championship. They head into a double against the Hibis- cus Coast Sharks and the Western Magpies on Saturday buoyed by win- ning the Bev Smith Memorial Tournament on Sunday. But while the players are chuffed with their success, Roper is de- manding more focus and consistency as they pre- pare for the business end of the competition. The Bev Smith Mem- orial is a perfect example of how hot and cold his team can get, he says. They were beaten 4-0 and 6-4 by their respect- ive opponents, the Wai- takere Bears and the Mt Albert Ramblers during the premier club compe- tition at Sturges Park in Otahuhu last Saturday. But the next day they were at their best in taking out the Bev Smith tournament run by the Howick Softball Club. They lost their opening match against a com- bined Ramblers-Magpies outfit but were untouch- able after that. They beat hosts Howick 5-2 in the semifinal and John- sonville (Wellington) 8-4 in the final. Roper says the win is great for team morale heading into the matches against the Sharks and the Magpies. These two games are crucial to us. We re run- ning equal third with the Magpies and need a win to give us a cushion heading into the final round after Christmas. Roper can t wait for the new year. That s when three of his most experienced players be- come available again. The trio includes his daughter and ex-White Sox Casey Roper, 27, White Sox player Amanda Preston and Auckland representative Courtney Warren. Once they get back into the side I believe we will get that consist- ency. The three were key to Otahuhu being runners- up to the Bears in last year s championship. Both Otahuhu matches will be played at Lawson Park in Titirangi on Saturday. They play the Sharks at 1.30pm and the Magpies at 3.30pm. Otahuhu s premier men s team play the Waitakere Bears at Stir- ling Park in Ranui at noon. They have yet to win a match this season.
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