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Parents should note that NCEA students are doing ongoing internal assessments during the term which count for credits in exactly the same way as do end of year exams so these should be taken very seriously, especially by those students seeking merits and excellences. Enrol now to do practice tests and to find out what the examiners are looking for when you write your answers. Fees must be paid in advance CD215572 OUT FRONT: Mountain Raiders BMX Club has two New Zealand champions in its midst. At the national competition at Rotorua over Easter Weekend, James Whyte, far left, won the 8-10 cruiser mixed category, while Sacha Earnest, right, added the NZ title in the 8-year-old girls’ class to the world championship she won last year. Photos supplied / Ian Bias Fans right to be noisy Opinion, by Daniel Silverton HAVE you heard, or rather not heard, the latest calamity to hit motor racing’s Formula 1 championship? Bernie Ecclestone’s circus is in the news again because this season’s F1 field, the pinnacle of automobile performance, is apparently too quiet. The high-pitch scream of the 2.4-litre naturally-aspirated V8 engines has been replaced by the less guttural sound of a 1.6l V6 turbo. Following the first round at Melbourne, fans, teams and administrators were fuming that the visceral effect of the cars’ sound had been taken away. On the surface, the argument seems ludicrous. Surely the attraction of F1 is speed and the pursuit of drivers and manufacturers to go as fast as possible within the (ideally few) constraints of the class, rather than engine noise, which seems more the domain of boy racers with holey mufflers. But these days, sports consumers are primarily fans of a product, instead of a particular code. A large number of All Blacks fans are supporters of just that team, and like to watch the haka, see familiar players such as Carter or McCaw, and revel in the likely win that follows an ABs match. Even for purists more committed to a sport in general, the peripheral add-ons can impact on what gets watched. For example, when deciding which of the two Friday night NRL fixtures to watch, the one being called by Ray Warren will have a bigger pull than the other match broadcast simultaneously. Warren’s inimitable commentary has no bearing on the quality of rugby league being played, nor does the haka help the All Blacks once the game starts. But take either away and the cacophony of outrage will be louder than an (old) F1 engine, whose fans can be forgiven for lamenting its demise. Fours claim Fred’s keg DROUGHT OVER: East Tamaki’s fours team are the first Auckland Centre title holders in the club’s history, from left, Neville Clarke, Don Parker, Jack Huta and George Tumanuvao. Photo supplied By Daniel Silverton UNTIL last month, East Tamaki Bowling Club had never won an Auckland Centre champi- onship in 65 years of trying. Skip Neville Clarke, Don Parker, Jack Huta and lead George Tumanuvao won the Auckland champion of champion fours at Remuera to become the club’s first Auckland title holders since it opened in 1949. The champ of champs is con- tested by the winners of club com- petitions in a one-day knockout tournament. With two novice bowlers in Parker and Huta, East Tamaki scraped through its early games against Grey Lynn 15-14, Hillsboro 14-12 and Otahuhu Railway 15-13, before beating Ellerslie 18-11 in the semi-final. “There were members of the club down there all the time, and when they made the final we phoned around to get a few more,” club secretary Lance Walker told the Times. A number of East Tamaki teams had been in centre finals in the past, with none able to break the club’s hoodoo. In the decider against defending champions Te Atatu Peninsula, Clarke and co were down 3-6 but rallied to win 11-9 and make East Tamaki Bowls and Auckland Cen- tre history. “We’re really proud and chuffed to see them go as well as they did,” says Walker. “They’ve had a few pats on the back. They’ve got their chests puffed up and rightly so. “It is a big thing. We’ve only got 50 members so we’re pretty small in comparison to other clubs.” The debut victory came too late for a former administrator who had pledged free draught to break the title drought. “One of our past presidents who passed away a couple of years ago, Fred Imms, had promised a keg of beer to the first team that wins a centre title for East Tamaki,” says Walker. “It was much publicised about who would get Fred’s keg.” The club will be honouring Imm’s wishes at its annual prize- giving.
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