Central Leader : January 21st 2010
3 CENTRAL LEADER, JANUARY 21, 2011 NEWS 3167772AD Free Range CHICKENS Usually $13.44kg NOW HOURS Mon-Fri 7.30am-5.30pm Saturday 7am-2pm SUNDAY CLOSED www.clarksorganicbutchery.co.nz 356 West Coast Rd Glen Eden Auckland 818 6526 $9.99kg HELP PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES LIVE LIFE WITHOUT LIMITS! CONTACT OUR TEAM TO BOOK NOW! P: 09 630 5660 E: firstname.lastname@example.org Text ALEX to 5453 for text updates "Alexa ndra Park...... You'll Be Surprised". Checkusoutonyourmobileatwww .alexpark.mobi WWW.ALEXANDRAPARK.CO.NZ Friday 28th January 2011 Alexandra Park, 6pm onwards $60pp Includes: Fantastic Buffet, Free car parking, Free race book and admission to the racing action Without Limits NightattheRaces 3421279AA Neil Simon's Pulitzer Prize winning play centred around the fortunes of two teenage boys sent to live with their extended family in Yonkers, New York. Cast Required: 2x Men (30's-40's), 3x Women (2x 30's-40's, 1x 60-75), 2x teenage boys (13-16) Please see www.dolphintheatre.org.nz or contact director for further information. Season: 16th April -- 7th May 2011 12 Spring Street, Onehunga --- Auditions --- Sunday 6th February 2011 Written by Neil Simon Directed by Barry Spring "Lost in Yonkers" Ph: Barry Spring 027-359-5463 Email: email@example.com IN BRIEF CAB volunteers The Citizens Advice Bureau needs volunteers. Auckland's 11 branches provide an invaluable service to the community offering free advice, information and advocacy to more than 165,000 people every year. Basic computer skills, the ability to research information and being able to relate to people from all walks of life is all that's needed to get involved. Full training is provided with a commitment of four hours a week required. ''Working as a volunteer is a great way to give something back to the community,'' says Mt Roskill CAB volunteer Barbara Houlding. Contact 634-2841 or firstname.lastname@example.org for information. Details on Auckland branches can also be found at www.cab.org.nz, or by calling 0800-367-222. Music videos View the supercity through the lens of music videos at the Film Archive's latest exhibition. Showing until February 19, Supercity: Music Videos of Auckland, aims to explore how video has helped shape popular culture in the city. Clips range from 1963 to present, and include The Android's famous number, I Don't Want to be in Auckland Tonight, as well as classics from the likes of Chris Knox, Bic Runga and Che Fu. Selected directors will be on hand to talk about their clips and the stories behind them. Graffiti art from Gasp will also be on display. The exhibition screens at The Film Archive exhibition space, level one, 300 Karangahape Rd, from 11am to 5pm, Monday to Friday and 11am to 4pm on Saturdays. All at sea without a skipper Life-saver: Regan Grafton was shocked to learn that few people take skippers' courses and even fewer would know what to do in an emergency situation on a boat. By HANNAH SPYKSMA GIVEAWAY The Central Leader has a copy of the Emergency Crew Book to give away. To enter, send your name, address and daytime phone number to Emergency Crew Book Competition, Private Bag 56910 Dominion Rd, Mt Eden, by 9am on January 27. Alternatively, email your details with Emergency Crew Book Competition in the subject line to email@example.com. ' You have to be responsible because even in calm water, the ocean can kill you in a second. ' Regan Grafton WHAT would you do if some- thing happened to your skip- per while you were out on a boat trip this summer? Mt Eden resident and keen boatie Regan Grafton has self- published the Emergency Crew Book -- a concept given the thumbs-up by Water Safety New Zealand as a guide for crew members put in a pre- dicament while out on the water. I was really moved by a story of a couple of mates who went out fishing on a perfectly calm day only to have a fishing line become entangled around the prop of the boat,'' Mr Graf- ton says. The skipper leaned over to untangle the line, lost his bal- ance and fell in. His friend tried desperately to figure out how to turn the boat, but the strong current quickly separated the skipper from the boat. By the time his friend had figured out how to operate the engine, the skipper had drowned.'' A creative director at an advertisement agency, Mr Grafton says he often has lots of ideas for designing his own products, none of which nor- mally come to fruition. But after hearing this story and being a new boat owner himself, he decided to finally act on one of his ideas. In a watertight cover, the practical guide provides infor- mation on how to approach different scenarios if things go wrong, with separate sections that give advice for crew members needing to make mayday calls, deal with motor problems, first aid issues and more. It is designed to hang from a lanyard in the cabin section of a boat, where everyone can see it.The original idea came about after Mr Grafton attended a Coastguard one- day course for skippers held by Coastguard at Mechanics Bay. After the course, he realised it's normally only the skipper who knows what to do in a lot of these life- threatening circumstances''. It struck me -- what if something happened to me, would my friends, wife, or work colleagues know where the flares were located or even how to start a motor?'' It's now been more than a year since he first came up with the idea for the book and Mr Grafton says it is rewarding to finally be able to publish it. Retailing at the Warehouse Extra and several boating stores round the city, the entrepreneur is hoping sales for the book will go well. But most importantly, he says, is that the Emergency Crew Book helps save lives. You have to be responsible because even in calm water, the ocean can kill you in a sec- ond.'' The book has been well received by Water Safety New Zealand and Coastguard New Zealand. It is simple and easy to use and gives a great grounding for being able to cope with a myriad of situations if you find yourself suddenly in the skipper's seat,'' Coastguard New Zealand chief executive Bruce Reid says. Visit www.emergency crewbook.com for more information, or www.cbes.org.nz to find out about a skippers' course.
January 19th 2011
January 26th 2010