Central Leader : February 9th 2011
13 CENTRAL LEADER, FEBRUARY 9, 2011 NEWS The best value in the West. Quality two-bedroom cottages now available from just $235,000. Fancy an affordable retirement lifestyle in a quiet part of Blockhouse Bay? Then Metlifecare Powley makes perfect sense. This friendly, well-established village sits on the slopes of the Manukau Harbour, it is close to local shopping centres, and has bowling clubs, Titirangi Golf Club and other community facilities nearby. Like every Metlifecare village, Powley is a safe place to call home and if you need extra assistance with day-to-day living, we also have a great range of care options available. To see this peace-of-mind living for yourself, simply give us a call to arrange an appointment. www.metlifecare.co.nz REV4861 CONTACT US TODAY 09 817 0464 135 Connell Street, Blockhouse Bay Cats face wild waves and then flat water Air time: Dave Falconer and Darren Millar aboard Onehunga Panel and Paint managed to get into the air despite the small swell on the Sunday. Photo: VIV TROUNSON The thundering effects of Cyclone Wilma brought plenty of challenges to the Thundercat Racing at Waipu Cove. The endurance race on January 29 was so challeng- ing that two boats flipped. Thundercat Racing Club president Steve Frogley says the cyclone left in its wake large swells and a strong off- shore wind. The winds made it quite tricky for driving . There were a number of close calls and two boats flipped,'' he says. Fortunately there were no injuries and the two boats were able to re-instate their motors and complete the race. Frogley says a couple of crews decided to not enter the race. In contrast, the Le Mans- style national surfcross event on the Sunday had a tiny swell which favours the lighter crews, he says. The event had the full com- pliment of 17 teams. Frogley says despite the challenging conditions, the Thundercat Racing will defi- nitely be returning to Waipu and is virtually an annual fix- ture on Anniversary Week- end. The Saturday endurance race was won by the Auck- land Smuggler Marine team Logan Pringle and Chris Wells, with the Auckland Black Pepper team of Scott Radley and Dave Hamilton in second and the Hamilton Incon Automation team of Simon Smith and Mark Carver in third. Round four of the national surfcross was won by Black Pepper, with the Auckland Henderson Demolition team of Zane Randle and Anthony Coombes in second. Smuggler Marine was third.
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