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Howick and Pakuranga Times : Howick and Pakuranga Times Thursday July 31 2014
www.times.co.nz Howick and Pakuranga Times, Thursday, July 31, 2014 — 23 LUNCH SPECIAL $15.00 * ENTREE & MAIN More than 20 dishes available for lunch *Also available for takeaways, does not apply with any discount coupon. 126270-V4 1 Moore St, Howick | Ph 534 0588 or 534 0599 www.theelephant.co.nz Looking back, 25 years ago... From the files of the Howick and Pakuranga Times, in 1989 Mayor tackles track JULY 31: Manukau Mayor Sir Barry Curtis was eager to try out the new cycling velodrome after the final cement was set. But his chances of riding the 285-metre concrete track – the only one in New Zealand of international standard – would have been slight. For the 40-degree angled ends of the track are too difficult to climb, let alone ride. The $4.3 million velodrome built for the 1990 Commonwealth Games will be officially opened in September. With the concrete track completed, work now shifts to the surrounding area. Terrace-like steps will be constructed to cater for 1200 people. Already constructed is a 500-capacity stand. A handrail around the top of the track and a grassed area in the middle of the Manukau Sports Bowl will also be completed in August. Bigger, better, faster JULY 31: Howick Sea Rescue’s new catamaran is “bigger, faster and better equipped” than their previous rescue boats, according to the organisation’s secretary John Skelton. The boat, which measures 6.55 metres by 2.6m, was designed as a catamaran for stability in rough weather and to provide a large work space. It has twin motors for reliability. If one of them breaks down, Mr Skelton said the crew could get home on the remaining one. Total cost of the vessel and equipment was about $65,000. Another big feature of the boat, Mr Skelton said, was the radar, which was especially important for night- time searches. Money raised from selling the old boat, a grant from the Auckland Volunteer Coastguard Service, fundraising undertaken by sea rescue members, a substantial anonymous donation and other donations, paid for the catamaran. Representatives from the Coastguard, police, Auckland Harbour Board, Manukau City Council and Howick Borough Council attended the launching ceremony held at Howick Beach. Berms off-limits JULY 31, 1989: Howick’s road safety committee has warned residents not to park their motor vehicles on grass berms or footpaths. The committee said it had been approached by residents seeking clarification and assistance on the rights of owners to park their cars and those of their visitors on the verges. “The road safety committee strongly endorses the council’s bylaws on this matter which prohibits the parking or standing of any motor vehicles on grass verges or on footpaths.” Section 335 of the Local Government Act specifies that any vehicles may cross berms only via an authorised vehicle crossing to the property. Damage resulting from vehicles, whether it be to the berm or to any buried service, can be legally charged to the owner of the offending property. Section 110 of the bylaws allows for a fine of $100 plus $100 a day thereafter for any breach or continued breaches. Tip-top town JULY 31: For the second year in a row the Howick Borough Council has been presented with a Beautiful Town’s Award. The impressive plaque was presented to the council by Rosemary Reynolds, the northern region environmental protection manager for the Keep New Zealand Beautiful Society. The plaque was delivered to Howick Mayor Morrin Cooper and Keep Howick Beautiful committee chairman Barbara Haszard. Sir Barry CurTiS Gracing town stage TuNiNG uP: Among the Macleans College performing arts pupils taking part in a public concert at the Auckland Town Hall next Monday are, from left, pianist Keith Lu, piccolo player Minah Kim, flautist James Park, cellist Francis Yoon and trumpeter Robert Hudson. Photo supplied By Chris harrowell MACLEANS College pupils are set to display their per- formance talents on one of the super-city’s grandest old public stages. Dozens of the school’s students are taking part in a song and dance extravaganza at the Auckland Town Hall, Central Auckland, at 7pm next Monday, August 4. Eighty per cent of the money raised by the performance will go to the Starship Foundation, which financially supports Starship Chil- dren’s Health. Macleans College head of music Nigel Weeks says the concert will “showcase the very best of the school’s performing arts students”. “Taking part are our symphony orchestra, senior concert band, col- lege choir and Lady Fourtune girl’s barbershop chorus,” he says. “We will also have our Stage Challenge dance group, pieces from our musical production of The Mikado, and soloists of excellent vocal and instrumental works. “There will be something for everyone and it will be great to see profits from this concert going to such a worthy cause.” The group showcase received a publicity boost from year 13 Macleans College pupil Brandon Lin. He designed a large-scale advertisement for the concert that featured on the back of two buses used across East Auckland. The ads were sponsored by John Russell Menswear retail store in Moore Street, Howick. Among the Macleans College pupils taking part in the show is singer Nishaa Senarath-Dassanay- ake. The 16-year-old is performing as part of the Lady Fourtune girl’s barbershop quartet and as a mem- ber of the cast of The Mikado stage musical. The barbershop singers will sing songs including Over the Rainbow, Razzle Dazzle and Chordbusters March. Nishaa says: “I’m incredibly excited to be part of such a won- derful musical showcase. “This is my fourth year taking part in the concert and I can’t wait to give it my all. It’s the first time our gala concert is being held at the Auckland Town Hall, so that makes it even more exciting.” Macleans College performing arts students deliver a public music and dance concert at the Auckland Town Hall, 303 Queen Street, Cen- tral Auckland, at 7pm next Mon- day, August 4. Tickets cost $25 for adults and $15 for students and children. To book, phone 0800-111-999, or go to www.ticketmaster.co.nz.
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