Central Leader : March 2nd 2011
5 CENTRAL LEADER, MARCH 2, 2011 NEWS PLEASE CHECK THE EXPIRY DATE ON YOUR NEW ZEALAND FIREARMS LICENCE. If you wish to continue shooting, you must apply to renew your licence before this date, or You may surrender your licence at any time before the expiry date. You need to do one of these things before the expiry date. If you have changed address since your firearms licence was issued, you are required by law to let us know. Complete your details in the space provided and send to your nearest Arms Office (local Police can provide the location). Or, visit our website at www.police.govt.nz and use the link provided to update your address. Firearms Licence Holder NOTIFICATION OF CHANGE OF ADDRESS (please print) Surname Date of Birth Forename(s) Licence Number New Address Phone Signature Date Saint Kentigern OPEN DAY MARCH 15 BR - j5765/12 Saint Kentigern School 9.30-11am 82 Shore Rd, Remuera Saint Kentigern School for Girls - Corran 11am - 12.30pm 514 Remuera Rd, Remuera Saint Kentigern Preschool 11am - 12.30pm 514 Remuera Rd, Remuera SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE - APPLICATIONS CLOSE 6 APRIL Register to attend 09 577 0677 www.saintkentigern.com Beefed up over transtasman test Sharp skills: Butcher Peter Martin practises his skills for the transtasman butchery test match next month. Photo: JASON OXENHAM By KELSEY FLETCHER Butcher Peter Martin is sharpening his skills before taking on the Aussies in the first transtasman butchery test match next month. Chosen to represent New Zealand in a team of five of the best national butchers, the 40-year-old Onehunga Mad Butcher franchise owner will travel to Christchurch for the test match on March 25. Mr Martin says he is excited to do what he loves in competition but is nervous to go up against the Australians. To be blunt, they have more experience than us with their state competitions and this is our first time but it will be close,'' he says. The Onehunga resident was chosen from 40 original nominations to trial in Auck- land last month against nine other butchers vying for the top five spots. The trial was full on but good practice because we did what we are going to do in the test match,'' he says. Mr Martin will have to work with his team to pre- pare a side of beef and a whole lamb for retail display within 90 minutes. The team will be judged on innovation, food safety and performance. There will be a judge from both Australia and New Zea- land and a chief judge from the United Kingdom to mod- erate the competition. We work together as a team. We've got two people for breaking and boning, two for added value display and I'm the trimmer and slicer,'' he says. Mr Martin thinks he's a prime candidate for the team because of his ability to work well with others. I've got a highly competi- tive nature and work well with people so I think that's why I was chosen. I think the experience I've had and my passion for the trade has also helped,'' he says. Mr Martin took up butch- ery as a part-time job work- ing as a general hand when he was young. The general manager gave me a knife and I liked it. Lots of people see butchery as a simple trade but there is a high degree of trade work and to me it was challenging to learn.'' New Zealand team man- ager Todd Heller says Mr Martin was chosen for a var- iety of skills. His strengths include working well in a team environment, an excellent skill set, awareness of health and safety, he's organised and has a pleasant manner.'' The other butchers in the team are Calum Sutherland, Bruce van der Net, Marcus Waldman, and Corey Winder.
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