Manukau Courier : January 18th 2011
7 MANUKAU COURIER, JANUARY 18, 2011 NEWS GRAND OPENING SPECIALS! plus many more specials instore While Stocks Last 5 597 GREAT SOUTH ROAD, MANUKAU PH 278 4070 Blade Steak $7.99 Pre-Cooked Sausages Butcher Middle Bacon 800g $7. 99 $20 WHERE QUALITY COUNTS MR MEATS PUHINUI RD RYAN PL ENTERPRISE CARS GREAT SOUTH RD WE ARE HERE WHERE QUALITY COUNT S MR MEATS ò Chuck Steak $6. 99 kg 4kg bag kg Best of Fresh for Less Manukau City Cnr Cavendish Dr & Great Sth Rd Ph: 262 3252 Otahuhu 26 Saleyards Rd Ph: 276 2119 MC18/1 Normal trading hours Manukau: Mon-Sun 7.30am -- 6.30pm Otahuhu: Mon-Sun 7.00am -- 6.30pm All our fresh fruit and vegetables in store are clearly labelled for country of origin White Peaches $4.49kg Fresh Apricots $3.99kg Fresh Spring Onions 99¢bunch Fresh Courgettes $1.69bag Bonita Bananas $1.99kg Large Watermelon $3.99ea Fresh Cherries $9.99box Large Fortune Plums $3.99kg 1kg 800g Mac's unfazed by English Channel swim By SCOTT MORGAN Huge swim: Auckland Grammar School student Mac Keane is part of a squad that will swim across the English Channel in July. Photo: JASON OXENHAM ' You rock up and everybody else is in wetsuits -- you get some weird looks but you do it anyway. ' Mac Keane Teenager Mac Keane could face temperatures of just 15 degrees Celsius during a 34km swim across the Eng- lish Channel. The 14-year-old from Manurewa is one of the youngest members of an Auckland Grammar School swim squad that will tackle the crossing at the same time as London-based Wellington College in July. But Mac isn't guaranteed a spot, with 15 students vying for just six places in the final team. The crossing is described by organisers as a simul- taneous swim rather than an official race, with the six swimmers rotating at hourly intervals. Mac says he's not fazed by swimming in the ocean. It's relaxing, almost medi- tative not having to stop at the ends like in a pool.'' There's also strict rules about what swimmers can and can't do in the water. No one's allowed to touch us or the support boat and we can't touch each other when we swap,'' he says. The group have been train- ing since July, which made for some cold mid-winter swims with just goggles, speedos and a swim cap to rely on. You rock up and every- body else is in wetsuits -- you get some weird looks but you do it anyway,'' he says. You do it almost to prove that you can.'' Training for the crossing has been varied, with Mac swimming at Kohimarama beach, playing waterpolo for his school and travelling to Lake Rotoiti for a four-day swimming camp. It's a little bit colder but a lot more pleasant than swim- ming in the sea.'' Mac's mum Lee Milne says her son is a determined young man and she's proud of him even if he doesn't make the final six. They're looking at doing other swims so the whole team get a go.''
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