Manukau Courier : February 24th 2011
16 MANUKAU COURIER, FEBRUARY 24, 2011 SPORT Beginners Guide To Property Investing FREE 4-hour training workshops We do NOT have any property to sell you! We are NZ Property Investors who are passionate about teaching people just like you, how to secure your financial future through investing in NZ Real Estate. Let us show you: • How you can retire early and retire wealthy, even if you are starting with nothing • Why you can't rely on the Government to look after you in retirement • How to build a solid portfolio to create wealth, without risking everything • Strategies you can use if you can't get finance • Ways to buy property with no money down • How to leverage your time and money For FREE tickets to one of our upcoming Auckland training workshops, Register online at www.propertyapprentice.com/events.htm or call us on 09 5757736. Bombs away By ALAN APTED Competitive bombing debuted at the Moana- Nui-a Kiwa Leisure Cen- tre in Mangere last Saturday with scores of divers doing their best to splash their way into the coming world champion- ships in west Auckland next month. The competition was the brainchild of three Auckland stuntmen who will feature the finals in a film they're making on the much-loved pastime. This is the begin- ning,'' event organiser Daniel Andrews says. We want to grow this thing into a world event. Who knows, next year we could be doing the world champs in Las Vegas,'' he says. More than 150 com- petitors and spectators were at the south Auck- land qualifying event at the Mangere pools. They were there to see who could make the most spectacular splash of all. It's the exact opposite to competitive diving,'' centre manager Wai- tangi Mika says. In competitive diving a diver enters the water with the intention of making the least amount of splash. Bombing is all about the size of the splash. It's all about technique. A person weighing 70kg can out-splash a person weighing 100kg with the proper technique.'' The bombs are judged by a panel of three who take spectator applause into account when deciding on the winners. It's a sophisticated event with several cate- gories. They include sky- rockets, depth charges, blast bombs, skyscrap- ers, atomic bombs, clus- ter bombs and grenades. These are performed off platforms that range in height from 1-metre to 10-metres. Marcel Wakiha and Kingston Pokaia were judged to have made the most spectacular splash- es. Wakiha will compete in the senior men's and Pokaia, the junior boys' finals at Westwave in Henderson on March 27. Go to www.manukau courier.co.nz to see a slideshow of photos.
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