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10 — Howick and Pakuranga Times, Thursday, January 19, 2017 www.times.co.nz TIMESWORD Answers under Public Notices in the Classifieds section. PUZZLE NO. 7791 12 3 4 567 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 CRYPTIC ACROSS 1. Drove temporarily insane (8). 6 . Stick up a station (4). 8. Before long the girl is in love? Quite the contrary! (4). 9. As we find out, a tear-drop is salty (3-5). 10. A reduction by a quarter is severe (5). 11. Also your smile me be (6). 13. She is ready to go back with you to Germany (6). 15. For a month, the girl goes to prayers (6). 17. Not a rickety building (6). 19. Ring for the girl spoken of (5). 22. Animal that hopes you’ll feed it! (3-5). 23. Fight for a point to get even (4). 24 . Stop giving support (4). 25. Repeated that the country is in debt (8). CRYPTIC DOWN 2. It makes one feel better but puts weight on, I figure (5). 3 . Notes the time (7). 4 . Looking at the map, right on course! (4). 5. It’s tiring being an extortionist! (8). 6. Up the mountain to see the philospher (5). 7. He adds a bird to his assorted pets (7). 12. A watch for the arm (8). 14 . Once a land, take it out (7). 16. Saves an insane girl (7). 18. Fish in Sun River (5). 20 . Go and break (5). 21. The gentleman and I stand up for her (4). ACROSS 1. Thrilling (8) 6. Unwell (4) 8. Metal (4) 9. Aircraft (8) 10. Cut (5) 11. Organ (6) 13. Cave (6) 15. Distant (6) 17. Gladden (6) 19. Twist (5) 22. Feud (8) 23. Colour (4) 24. Dam (4) 25. Scorn (8) DOWN 2. Big (5) 3. Join (7) 4. Chance (4) 5. Crazy (8) 6. Firm (5) 7. Entertainment (7) 12. Servant (8) 14. Soothe (7) 16. Gruesome (7) 18. Snake (5) 20. Fit out (5) 21. Daybreak (4) ➤➤ From page 28 Once again, rugby’s Steve Hansen has been nominated for the coach award, this time alongside other worthy candidates Gordon Walker (canoeing), Hamish Willcox (yachting) and Jeremy McColl (athletics). Meanwhile young Black Caps captain Kane Williamson’s timely century for the Basin Reserve cricket test win against gallant Bangladesh has him in a tight race with Ross Taylor to emulate Martin Crowe’s NZ test record 17 centuries. Williamson’s latest effort took his tally to 15, one short of veteran Taylor, whose 60 in partnership with his skipper earned his team a win that seemed so remote after Bangladesh notched a first innings 595-8 declared. What put the icing on the cake was Williamson’s latest heroics took his test average past 50. Equally pleasing was opening batsman Tom Latham’s man of the match first innings 177 which allowed his team to get within striking distance of the tourists total. ➤■ Ivan Agnew is an award-winning sports writer and author Such classy Halberg Award finalists Six local figures were recognised in the New Year’s Honours list (which we have published online). Olympian and World Champion shot-putter Valerie Adams was made a Dame. Tri-athlete Cameron Brown, health services proponent Ranjna Patel, and shareholders’ advocate Bruce Sheppard were appointed Officers of the New Zealand Order of Merit, while former hockey international Katie Glynn and table tennis champion Chunli Li were made Members of the New Zealand Order of Merit. The Times will publish a profile of each recipient and feature a short Q&A over the coming weeks. Cameron Brown was appoint- ed an Officer of the New Zea- land Order of Merit (ONZM) for services to triathlon. He has been involved in triathlon for 30 years and has been competing professionally for 26 years. The 44-year-old, who has lived in Bucklands Beach for most of his life and now resides in Dannemo- ra, has competed in the Ironman discipline and has finished on the podium at numerous Ironman World Championships, at Iron- man competitions in New Zea- land and throughout Australasia, and at European Championships. Last year he extended his world record as the oldest winner of any Ironman race and also became the first professional man in the world to win the same Ironman race on 12 occasions. In 2014, he became the official ambassador for Ironman in the Asia-Pacific region and he is also an ambassa- dor for Melanoma New Zealand which, in partnership with Iron- man New Zealand, raises aware- ness for sun safety and the im- portance of regular skin checks. Brown was also the ambassador of Breath for Cystic Fibrosis (CF) for five years and in 2016 became the Weet-Bix TRYathlon ambas- sador. Q: Who was the first person you told about receiving this honour and why them? A: My wife Jenny but she already knew as she had been organising it with Triathlon New Zealand while I was overseas racing. Q: What does the ONZM mean to you? A: It’s a huge honour to receive the award and was totally unex- pected, I’ve been in the sport now since I was 14 years of age and I still love it. Q: Does receiving this award change anything for you, does it push you to strive for more? A: All I want to do is continue to just enjoy the sport of triathlon and hopefully inspire a new gen- eration to start up and compete. Q: How did you celebrate the announcement? A: Nothing yet but I will in April when I will officially receive the award so a few more months to wait. Q: What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received and how did you follow it/ take it on board? A: Just to have fun and enjoy what you do, if you don’t then you won’t last long. I have seen the world doing triathlons and there are still a few more places to visit so I need to keep going. My favourite quote is from a famous US runner (Steve Prefontaine): “To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift”. Clevedon, the home of Auckland Polo to host High Goal Charity Day Ironman inspiring a new generation One of the favourite events on Clevedon’s calendar, the annual Charity Polo Day, a collaboration between the Auckland Polo Club and the Clevedon Volunteer Fire brigade, will return to the renowned Fisher Polo Field on Sunday, January 29. The Tiger Building Family Polo Charity Day showcases a traditional Kiwi polo experience. A relaxed day out for everyone with all the fun of an authentic family day in the country, a sausage sizzle, auction, raffle, fire safety demonstrations and three games of competitive polo. This is the sixth year Clevedon’s Auckland Polo Club has hosted the popular charity event with proceeds raised going to support the tremendous volunteer work the 26-strong Clevedon Volunteer Fire Brigade does. “The Polo charity day is a great Clevedon community event made possible by the Auckland Polo Club,” says Mike Kelly, Station Officer at the Clevedon Volunteer Fire Brigade. “Proceeds from this day have made such a positive impact to financially contributing to our local brigade and assist with our volunteer work.” Twenty-eight polo teams are entered in this year’s Tiger Building Family Charity Polo tournament. National and international Polo players will compete throughout the week with the final high goal matches held on Sunday. “This is our highest amount of entries of polo teams to date,” says Hannah Marshall, Auckland Polo Club manager. “We encourage locals and all Aucklanders to come and enjoy a fun family day in the country.” Clevedon, has long been associated with New Zealand Polo. There are 12 polo fields within a 15km radius of Clevedon village and it is home to the country’s most famous tournament, the Land Rover NZ Polo Open to be held Sunday 19th February on Fisher Field, with 2017 marking this prestigious polo tournament’s 40th anniversary. professional: Cameron Brown loves triathlon. Photo supplied fundraiser: This is the sixth year Clevedon’s Auckland Polo Club has hosted the popular charity event with proceeds raised going to support the tremendous volunteer work the 26-strong Clevedon Volunteer Fire Brigade does. Times photo Wayne Martin Tiger Building family polo Charity day in support of the Clevedon Volunteer fire Brigade ➤■ When: Sunday, January 29 ➤■ Where: Fisher Polo Field, 102 Clevedon-Kawakawa Rd, Clevedon, Auckland ➤■ Gates open 10am, entry by Gold Coin Boot parks are available from $150 + gst for larger groups of up to 30 spectators. Boot parks are a designated private picnic space with room for two cars, and must be booked in advance by contacting Hannah Marshall polomanager@ aucklandpolo.co.nz 0272923004 Following the final match, the Auckland Polo Club will provide a light dinner for $5 per person. Cash bar, no BYO alcohol. Chess champs The 2017 Oceania Zonal Chess Championships are in full swing at the Waipuna Conference Centre. Howick’s Paul Spiller, the chief organiser and president of the Oceania Chess Confederation said this is a World Championship qualification event which has attracted the biggest ever number of competitors - 140 - in the history of these events held since 1999. Top seed in the 24 player women’s event is Layla Timergazi (15) of Wellington. The top seed in the open event is chess genius Anton Smirnov (15) from Sydney. The crunch game will be when he plays his compatriot Max Illingworth, the newly-crowned Australian Chess Champion and only grandmaster playing in the event.
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