Manukau Courier : February 25th 2014
www.manukaucourier.co.nz SPORT Golfing sensation Lydia Ko, 16, is The First Tee’s newest ambassador. Ko, ranked No 4 on the LPGA Public Notices Papatoetoe RSAWomen’s Section The Annual General Meeting and election of Officers, will be held on Wednesday 12 March 2014 at 10.00am. in the clubrooms, 22 Wallace Rd, Papatoetoe. Only financial members allowed to vote. The General Meeting will follow the AGM. Olive Bartosh Secretary. RedRibbon Trail Papatoetoe Historical Society, O Public Notices Manukau Performing Arts AGM Monday 10th March, 7am at Spotlight Theatre, Tavern Lane, Papatoetoe. www.mpatheatre.co.nz For enquiries Ph 2781456 Tour, took supreme honours at the latest Halberg Awards. She will join golfer Phil Tataurangi as an ambassador. Tataurangi is also deputy chairman of the children’s charity based at Firmount Golf Park in East Tamaki. The charity began in the United States and aims to teach children strong personal values such as respect, courtesy and integrity through golf. Its value programme, taught in schools and golfing facilities, provides a powerful tool for all children to develop strong character. Since setting up in New Zea- ¯ tara-Papatoetoe Local Board, Papatoetoe Library & RSA proudly bring you a free family fun day out involving a series of heritage activities before completing a quiz that follows a trail through the library to the RSA. Start at the Papatoetoe Library 30 Wallace Road and follow the red ribbon trail to the RSA. Dress up in old time costumes Participate in the colouring-in competition Play traditional games Participate in a quiz that takes you to both buildings Learn about the public artwork Make a medal Prizes to be won When: Saturday 1 March 2014. Hours: 11am-2pm Ph Jenny 266 0194 or 027 7169693 Email: email@example.com land in 2005 it has continued to grow and has now reached more than 10,000 Kiwi kids. ‘‘Lydia Ko is one of New Zea- land’s best and brightest young sportspeople and we’re absolutely thrilled to have her on board as our ambassador,’’ The First Tee chairman David Hisco says. ‘‘Lydia is a true example of someone living The First Tee values, not just in how she plays golf but also in how she It’smyhope thatmy involvement with The First Tee will inspire more children to take up the game. ❛ Public Notification of Meetings In accordance with the provisions in the New Zealand Public Health & Disability Act 2000, Counties Manukau DHB hereby gives notice of the following meetings: Hospital Advisory Committee Meeting – Wednesday, 5 March 2014, 9 - 12.30pm Venue: Innovation Lab, Ko Awatea, Middlemore Hospital, Otahuhu, Auckland Board Meeting – Wednesday, 5 March 2014, 1.30 - 4.30pm Venue: Innovation Lab, Ko Awatea, Middlemore Hospital, Otahuhu, Auckland Community & Public Health Advisory Committee Meeting – Wednesday, 26 March 2014, 1.30 - 3.30pm Venue: Manukau Boardroom, 19 Lambie Drive, Manukau, Auckland Disability Advisory Committee Meeting - Wednesday, 26 March 2014, 3.30 - 4.30pm Venue: Manukau Boardroom, 19 Lambie Drive, Manukau, Auckland GeraintAMartin Chief Executive Suburban Newspapers Auckland CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING Ph: (09) 525 2100, 0800 022 812 Fax: (09) 634 5600 Email : firstname.lastname@example.org Real Estate : classifi email@example.com (Open Mon- Fri 8am - 5.30pm) Counters open for classifi ed bookings are: Manukau 33 Birmingham Road, East Tamaki (Open Mon-Fri 8.30am 4.30pm) North Shore 1 Byron Ave, Takapuna (Open Mon-Fri 8.30am 4pm) Rodney Cnr Florence & Alice Ave, Orewa (Open Mon-Fri 8.30am 12.30pm) All above counters accept cash/eftpos/credit cards – Lydia Ko lives her life off the course.’’ Ko says she’s thrilled to be named an ambassador. ‘‘The game of golf has taught me a lot. ‘‘It’s my hope that my involve- ment with The First Tee will inspire more children to take up the game and discover that through perseverance, sticking to their goals and lots of practice, they can achieve their dreams as well.’’ ❚ Contact Vicki Watson on 027 537 6088 or go to thefirsttee.org.nz for more information on The First Tee charity. Ambassadors: Golfers Lydia Ko and Phil Tataurangi are ambassadors with The First Tee. MANUKAU COURIER, FEBRUARY 25, 2014 31 Big win: The boys celebrate thumping the Broncos 48-4. Photo: FAIRFAX MEDIA A bit of fun before getting down to business What a fantastic four days in the South Island. I had the honour of travelling with the Vodafone Warriors to Dunedin for the TransTasman Cup game against the Brisbane Broncos but our first stop was actually Queenstown. It is an incredibly beautiful place and we trained near the airport. It just so happened that the wind was coming from a certain direction so every flight came straight over us. It was a very odd feeling and I don’t think I’ve ever experienced anything like it, with loads of mainly light planes constantly zooming about. As it happens I have a good friend down that way who has a very smart boat called the Pacific Jemm, so me and some of the boys were lucky enough to go out on Lake Wakatipu for a cruise. It was sensational. The boys loved leaping into the lake but they loved getting It was tremendous to see them relaxing together and building a bit of camaraderie, even if the very good barbecue we finished with didn’t have any Mad Butcher meat. Then it was down to busi- MAD SPORT ON THE 19TH WARRIOR THE MAD BUTCHER out more because it was very cold. Then on Friday we were hosted by Red Bull at Redbow Adventure Company’s Wanaka property and the boys did everything from jet-boating, clay bird shooting, archery, off-roading and even jet sprinting. ness and off to Dunedin, where the boys belted Brisbane with a nine tries-to-one 48-4 pounding. After leading 22-4 at half- time we were outstanding in the second spell. I thought we were great on attack and defence, shutting Brisbane out except for one try off a kick. It was without a doubt our strongest line-up of the trials and it showed. I can’t wait for our opening game against the Parramatta Eels on March 9 and to return to Eden Park for the Dragons on March 15 at 5pm. Boy, there was a lot to like about the Warriors on Sunday but we need to keep our feet on the ground. One trial win does not make a season, however good it was. A fortnight or so from now and every NRL team will begin the season with a 0 beside their name. So let’s move into the season proper with realistic expectations, although I will say I’m enjoying seeing what is happening at the club. And just in case you think it’s all beer and skittles for the boys, keep in mind that we got the last flight out of Dunedin on Sunday and finally got back to Auckland around 11pm so no one would have seen their bed until late. And for me, it is Sydney this week for the official NRL season launch with coach Matt Elliott and chief executive Wayne Scurrah. I’m looking forward to it but not as much as I am looking forward to the start of the season. Go the mighty Vodafone Warriors!
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