Central Leader : February 9th 2011
www.centralleader.co.nz Wednesday, February 9, 2011 Saint Kentigern OPEN DAYS MARCH 2 &15 BR - j5765/01 SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE - APPLICATIONS CLOSE 6 APRIL Register to attend 09 577 0677 www.saintkentigern.com Saint Kentigern School March 15 9.30 -11am 82 Shore Rd, Remuera Saint Kentigern School for Girls - Corran March 15 11am - 12.30pm 514 Remuera Rd Saint Kentigern Preschool March 15 11am - 12.30pm 514 Remuera Rd Saint Kentigern College March 2 9.30 -12pm 130 Pakuranga Rd Bays run the way to go By JUSTIN LATIF Champion effort: Nick Willis celebrates Olympic success in Beijing. OLYMPIC silver medallist Nick Willis is urging people to sign up for the Ports of Auckland Round the Bays fun run on March 13. The 1500-metre runner will be racing in Christchurch on February 26 and says registering for the event could be the first step towards a fitter lifestyle for many people. Having a race as a goal -- where you line up with thousands of others -- provides the daily motivation to get out there and put in the work on the roads, trails, or treadmill,'' he says. Willis says running is an easy sport to get into. It is the most simple form of exercise as it requires the least time, equipment, and you can run virtually anywhere,'' he says. Willis will be presented with his silver Olympic medal at the Christ- church athletics event. He originally finished third in the 1500m at the 2008 Beijing Games but was awarded the silver after gold medallist Rashid Ramzi was disqualified for testing positive to drugs. The Ports of Auckland Round the Bays is one of the world's largest events of its type with nearly 40,000 registered participants. The run is 8.4km, and starts at 9.30am. Registered runners get a number and a personalised certifi- cate recording their time. Go online to www.roundthebays. co.nz for entry details. Go to www.central leader.co.nz to see a video of Nick Willis claiming a medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Mt Albert double murder accused to argue self-defence A man charged with the murder of two men at an Auckland mansion last month will argue he acted in self-defence, his lawyer says. Cheng Qi Chris'' Wang, 52, appeared in the Auckland District Court on Monday. His lawyer David Jones, QC, told Judge Philippa Cunningham that Wang was concerned he looked unkempt because he'd been in cus- tody. He was concerned about the image that would therefore be portrayed in the media. The judge granted media per- mission to photograph Wang, say- ing looking unkempt is a fact that's going to apply to anyone in cus- tody''. Mr Jones said Wang denied the murder charges and would defend them. He would argue the two men who died came to his home, attacked him and he acted in self- defence. Police launched a double homi- cide investigation after the dis- covery of two men at a Mt Albert property. Detective inspector Bruce Shadbolt said police were called to the house just after 11am on Janu- ary 14. One man was found dead in the driveway and a second man was found seriously injured and died soon after. They have been named as 44-year-old Zhou Wu, also know as Michael, and 53-year-old Yishan Zhong, also known as Tom. Wu lived in Remuera and Zhong was from the North Shore. The pair visited the Stilwell Rd house in the morning. Two weapons were found at the house. Wang was remanded in custody to reappear on February 14 for a bail application.
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