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All occupational licenses for units at the village are secured by a first ranking encumbrance over the village land in favour of the Statutory Supervisor. CONTACT US 217 Kupe Street, Orakei, Auckland. Phone: 521 9015 Fax: 521 9011 Website: www.eastcliffe.co.nz 121200 By CHRIS HARROWELL MARGARET Morley can tell a siphon whelk seashell from a slipper limpet with one eye closed. The seashell enthusiast is help- ing to organise a competition and public exhibition of rare and col- lectable shells at Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts in Pakuranga. The Shell Show is held every four years and is hosted this year by the Auckland Shell Club from May 4-5. It features beautiful and rare shells from around the world, edu- cational displays, shell arts and crafts, shells, and shell books for sale, and more. “It takes a lot of organising,” Mrs Morley told the Times. “People who enter their shells in the competition get marks from the judges for their quality, whether they have the names right, and how the display looks. “There are points awarded for frst, second and third, and we’ve got people who enter and judge it coming from Australia and all over New Zealand.” About 200 people will battle for prizes at the exhibition, which includes a public seashell auction on May 4 from 4-6pm. Mrs Morley has belonged to the Auckland Shell Club since the 1980s. As well as taking on organising duties, she’s entering into the con- test a display of shells she found on Bucklands Beach that had been there for about 5000 years. They include a siphon whelk, green-lipped mussel, slipper lim- pet, scimitar mactra and pipi. Their age was determined through carbon dating done by contacts of geologist Bruce Hay- ward, of Geomarine Research. “My shell collection is com- prised pretty much of all New Zea- land shells,” Mrs Morley says. “There’s only so much in my col- lection I can display. “I’ve lost my competitive spirit, but I’ve won a lot of prizes in the past. “What I like now is bringing something new and different for the public to look at.” While pursuing her passion for seashells, Mrs Morley turned into an expert in the feld. In 2004, she had a book pub- lished entitled A Photographic Guide to Seashells of New Zealand. The 143-page book is full of information on the various types of shells found in New Zealand and is illustrated with photographs taken by Iain Anderson. “I think everyone has got a bit of the collecting spirit, but some have it more severely than others,” Mrs Morley says. “When you fnd something rare or interesting on the beach it’s very exciting and it grabs you. “It’s a treasure hunt and every- one likes fnding things that are exciting to them.” The most signifcant fnd of Mrs Morley’s life is a deep sea cone shell she plucked from Paren- garenga Harbour, Northland, in 1986. She says only about 40 such shells have ever been found. The Shell Show is on at 10am- 5pm on May 4 and 10am-4pm on May 5 at Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts, 13 Reeves Road, Pakuranga. Entry costs $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and students, and $2 for children under 15. Rare seashells on display PASSIONATE COLLECTOR: Margaret Morley is helping to organise a public exhibition of seashells in Pakuranga. Times photo Wayne Martin Concern over road corner F ➤ romPage1 The proposals include upgrading signage and road marking and lowering the right-hand corner’s warning speed from 45kph to 35kph. AT plans to fx broken road seal at the curve and install red raised refector studs along the outer edge of the bend to further highlight it at night. “The changes are scheduled to be done before April 30,” Mr Hannan says. “AT is undertaking a review of the entire length of Point View Drive. “The review is investigating the feasibility of reducing the 70kph speed limit to 50kph, in combination with changes to the road environment to encourage safer use.” Four loss-of-control road crashes happened at the right-hand corner between 2003 and 2007, and all were in wet and poor light. Sergeant Paul Devane, of Counties Manukau East Police, says they don’t consider Point View Drive to be particularly dangerous. He advises residents and others who use the road to be aware of the conditions. “Clearly now we are starting to get some rain and after such a long period of dryness the road will be extra slippery,” Mr Devane says. “Our advice to people is to drive to the road conditions and if people are in doubt to keep their speed down.” Gas leakage A GAS leak near two schools caused a major road to be temporarily closed. Fire service units from Howick and Mt Wellington attended the scene after Fulton Hogan contractors, working in Prince Regent Drive around the corner from Waakaranga Primary and Farm Cove Intermediate Schools, dug up the gas line at 1.38pm on April 11. The area was cordoned off. A Vector faults crew arrived shortly after and the pipe was fully repaired by 3.30pm.
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