Manukau Courier : January 21st 2010
5 MANUKAU COURIER, JANUARY 21, 2011 NEWS Great reading this weekend. Don't miss this Sunday's Has our travel tradition turned traumatic? Mane event Slip, slop, slurp Where have all the good horse movies gone? Ray does summer soups BURDEN OF THE BIG OE Blue-r ibbon beauty Katie Newton's 10 favourite products SUNDAY MAGAZINE Your glossy Sunday treat. ESCAPE The best of travel, food, wellbeing and entertainment. ■ Annabelle White's guide to how to love leftovers. ■ Culture club -- the art of festival-going in Sydney. ■ Robyn Malcolm's new family dramas. ■ Burden of the OE -- has our travel tradition turned traumatic? ■ Mens Fashion -- Get better work shirts for 2011. ■ Mane Event -- Sunday looks to the great horse movies of old. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SUNDAY STAR-TIMES, Ph: 0800 SUNDAY (0800 786 329) WIN be in to win a $20,000 trip to the UK with The Kings Speech. IN CINEMAS 20 JANUARY 2011 WWW.THEKINGSSPEECH.CO.NZ Tough stance on poachers Hunting poachers: Honorary fisheries officers Keith Ingram, left, and Barry Wood on Cockle Bay's shellfish beds. Photo: FIONA GOODALL By MATT BOWEN ' They don't realise now that with the binoculars and cameras we've got we can zoom right in and tell them what sized ring they have on their left ear. ' Keith Ingram Honorary Fisheries Officer Tucking in to illicit cockles in the shallows has gone too far. The Ministry of Fisheries gloves are now off. Shellfish bans remain in place at Eastern Beach, Cockle Bay and Umupuia in a bid to to prop up fragile stocks yet people continue to flout the law. Honorary fisheries officer and eastern district team leader Keith Ingram says the problem has worsened this summer. It s time for serious action . Fisheries officers will be getting tougher on those who sit out there and offend by taking, opening and eating cockles on the bed, he says. Not only is it an offence under the Fisheries Act, it s an affront to local customs, iwi and it is not good practice to open shellfish on the beds because all you re doing is introducing the potential for disease to enter the area. Fisheries officers will be actively collecting photo- graphic evidence for pros- ecutions. People eating cock- les at the low tide mark with their back to the beach might feel secure but they re wide open to covert surveillance. They don t realise now that with the binoculars and cameras we ve got we can zoom right in and tell them what sized ring they have on their left ear, Mr Ingram says. Since Christmas we ve intercepted some serious offending that will ultimately lead to prosecutions. The latest breach came from young people who arrived with a church group from south Auckland. In cases such as this res- ponsibility falls on the par- ents or caregivers, he says. Breaches of bans designed to sustain stocks, such as the Cockle Bay closure, are con- sidered serious offending under the Fisheries Act. Successful prosecutions can result in fines of up to $100,000. Taking shellfish from Cockle Bay is illegal during the closed season from October 1 to April 30. The limit is 50 cockles per person during open season. There are signs of recovery on the beds. Report poachers to 0800-4-POACHER. IN BRIEF Maori exhibition Maori mythology takes centre stage in a Manukau gallery for a free exhibition. TheshowTuteManuOraite Rangi is a joint effort from artists Hemi Macgregor, Ngataiharuru Taepa and Saffron Te Ratana and is set to tempt audiences with its sculpture and two- dimensional paintings. Tane, the deity of the forest, and Rehua, the star of summer, are the focus of the exhibition which takes a closer look at the deeper layers of ancient knowledge embedded in Maori cosmological stories. The show's on at the Mangere Arts Centre -- Nga Tohu o Uenuku from January 29 to March 4. Entry is free. Poetry workshop Creative people can get the inside word on writing poetry at a free workshop next month. Poets Robert Sullivan and Courtney Meredith are set to spend the evening sharing their knowledge on ways to create poems at Fresh Gallery Otara. The workshop is a taster to the new diploma of creative writing starting this year as part of the Manukau Institute of Technology's new Faculty of Creative Arts. It's on February 11 at 6pm and spaces are limited so people are urged to register now. Call Nicole on 271-6019 or email nicole.lim@ aucklandcouncil. govt.nz.
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