Central Leader : November 19th 2010
10 CENTRAL LEADER, NOVEMBER 19, 2010 NEWS Designer Sunglasses Online Auction Bidding Starts at $9 unreserved Bid now! Visit our showroom: 12/318 Beach Haven Road Open: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm Saturday 9am-1pm www.fonko.co.nz MITSUBISHI H.I INVERTER HEAT PUMPS & AIR CONDITIONERS No. 1 leading Mitsubishi H.I installer in Auckland 2006-2010 Mitsubishi Inverters From $2,299 Inc. GST and installation - 5 year warranty High energy rating - low running costs PH: 0800 4 FONKO (0800 4 36656) for a FREE quote SPRING SPECIALS $200 CASHBACK ON ALL MODELS Now extended until 2011 Public Notice Onehunga Aquasport are pleased to announce the opening of its outdoor pool facilities scheduled for Saturday 20th November. Customers will have the opportunity to utilize (in addition to our indoor facilities) our massive 33m outdoor pool, outdoor children's pools, Dive pool and BBQ areas. Please note our tog policy: To protect our water treatment equipment, we do not allow cotton or other materials that may cause damage, to be worn in the pools. Children under the age of 5, who are not toilet trained, must wear an approved swimming nappy and tight fitting shorts. If you are unclear of any of these policies please contact our reception before visiting our facility. Outdoor Pool Hours: The outdoor pool will be open on weekends from November 20th 2010. The pool will also open on weekdays over the holiday period. Facilities are at times booked privately. Outdoor pool hours are subject to change on a daily basis, and may be closed at anytime without prior notice. Unfortunately, in this circumstance we do not offer refunds, and encourage patrons in this event to utilize the indoor facilities available. A ferry good buy Homeward bound: After seven years based in Tauranga, the Kestrel ferry will soon return to the Waitemata Harbour. By SCOTT MORGAN Big plans are on the hor- izon for a century-old ferry that s set to return to the Waitemata Har- bour. The Kestrel, which sailed regularly between the city and Devonport for much of its life, has been berthed in Tau- ranga since 2003 and operated as a floating restaurant up until two years ago. But the newly formed Kestrel Preservation Society hopes to have the boat back in Auckland within the next few months so refurbishment can begin at its new home, Queens Wharf. The funnel has to come off to get it under the Tauranga bridge and we need a calm spell of weather, society spokes- man Hugh Gladwell says. There was the realis- ation that if we didn t bring it back to try and preserve it, it could go out of existence. The society bought the Kestrel from former owner Mark Scapens for $1000 via a TradeMe auction after the lease he had with the Tauranga City Council ran out. The 39-metre-long vessel, built in 1905 by Chas Bailey and Sons, has an illustrious his- tory, carrying passengers across the harbour for decades before it was moved south. Mr Gladwell says giv- ing the public access to the vessel is a must, with trips for tourists around the harbour one possi- bility. It used to do that with a jazz band on board -- it was a great operation then. It s the last double- ended ferry still on the water. However, he says there s some work to do before it s capable of sail- ing again, with work on the engine and struc- tural work required. Mr Gladwell isn t sure how much restoring the vessel will cost until further examinations are made. So far the Ports of Auckland have offered a berth at Queens Wharf and $15,000 was granted by the Auckland Regional Council before it went out of existence last month. Mr Scapens says he s pleased a deal could be reached to send the boat north. There was a huge amount of interest, as you d expect for a vessel with such a long and colourful history. Go to www.central leader.realviewdigital.com to see a slideshow of the boat. Youth holiday programmes at no cost Children and teenagers will have the chance to experience fun and adventure with Youth- town this summer at no cost, thanks to a government initiative called Break-Away. Youthtown s two hol- iday programmes in January and April next year involve a lot of outdoor adventure act- ivities for 11 to 13- year-olds and 14 to 17- year-olds. Break-Away pro- grammes at Youthtown are designed to give young people construct- ive things to do during the school holidays, Youthtown programme director Sian Neary says. Call 379-5430 or visit www.youthtown.org.nz for information and to register.
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