Central Leader : March 16th 2011
11 CENTRAL LEADER, MARCH 16, 2011 NEWS Prices based on payment by direct deposit / POLi or voucher for bookings through Jetstar.com. For all other bookings, a Booking and Service Fee of $7 per passenger applies. For travel from 22 March to 14 April, 4 May to 13 July and 2 August to 5 October 2011 (flights commence 18 March 2011). $35 extra per passenger for international bookings through telephone 0800 800 995. Fares are one way. Fares are non-refundable. Limited changes are permitted, charges apply. Availability is limited (not available on all flights or days). ^Carry-on baggage limits, including size restrictions, will be strictly applied. Passengers with more than the applicable carry-on baggage allowance will need to check in baggage and charges will apply. Conditions apply. See jetstar.com for details. Before you book your international flight, and before you travel, check current Government travel advisories on www.safetravel.govt.nz. Jetstar Airways Pty Ltd. JET0106A/535/ASN Fly Jetstar from Auckland direct to Singapore $249 Singapore and beyond sale *FlightsfromAucklandtoSingaporeareoperatedbyJetstarAirwaysforJetstarAsia(3K)andaresubjecttoregulatoryapproval.Salefaresareoneway JetSaverLight^fares--carry-onbaggageonly.JetSaverfareswith20kgcheckedbaggagecanbebookedfor$20moreperperson.StarClassfaresare onewayandinclude30kgcheckedbaggageallowance.Fortravelonselecteddatesin2011,seebelowfordetails.OnsalenowuntilmidnightMonday 21March2011,unlesssoldoutprior.Fordetailsandtobookvisitjetstar.com. * To book call 0800 800 995 or visit Jetstar.com StarClass $699* D D D DTKP QWT TKPI [QWT TKPI [QWT TKPI [QWT OCVGU OCVGU OCVGU OCVGU ( ( ( (FQPCVG FQPCVG FQPCVG FQPCVG OV UOCTV OV UOCTV OV UOCTV OV UOCTV UVCFKWO UVCFKWO UVCFKWO UVCFKWO Lqjp Ycnmgt Lq p Ycnmgt Lqjp Ycnmgt Lqjp Ycnmgt Nq Nq Nq Nqwpig wpig wpig wpig ÔTqtmg Tf ÔTqtmg Tf QÔTqtmg Tf QÔTqtmg Tf YGF52O YGF52O YGF52O YGF 52 OCT CT CT CT ;co ;co ;co ;co Ï Ï Ï Ï4r 4r 4ro 4ro Jane Gifford -- work-horse to lady of leisure Ship restored: Jane Gifford Restoration Trust chairman Dave Parker is happy to see the scow on the water. Photos: JASON OXENHAM By KELSEY FLETCHER Smooth sailing: The Jane Gifford out for her first trip on the Waitemata Harbour in 65 years. It was a trip of nostalgia when the Jane Gifford set sail on the Waite- mata Harbour last Thursday -- but one she nearly didn t make. At the invitation of the New Zealand Voyager Maritime Museum the newly restored scow sailed down from Wark- worth for an afternoon on the ocean. The vessel is 103 years old and was restored to her former sailing con- dition by the Wark- worth-based Jane Gif- ford Restoration Trust after being found in a state of disrepair in 2005. People had told them the restoration could not be done, but trust chair- man Dave Parker could see gold amongst the wreck. I told trustee Peter Thompson, It s time to bring this boat home , Mr Parker says. So she was brought back to Okahu Bay on a house-moving trailer for the restoration trust to begin work. Trustee Hugh Glad- well says the boat was in a terrible state when they got her. We were embar- rassed. We wondered what was firewood and what was the boat. The trust has had $850,000 in sponsorship pay for the installations and the restored vessel looks as good as new. Mr Parker says he is confident the scow has been restored back to its original design. We think we ve re- built her to last another 100 years, using 30 percent of the original boat, he says. James Darroch, grand- son of the original owner and builder of the Jane Gifford, was on board last Thursday and enjoyed the sun and sails. It s very nice, the ninety-two-year-old said. The Jane Gifford is now used for excursions on the Mahurangi River in Warkworth, where she first started her career as a working scow. She was built in 1908 by Davy Darroch at Omaha and named after the immigrant sailing ship Mr Darroch s family had come to New Zea- land on. Mr Parker says be- tween 1914 and 1936 she worked the Mahurangi River in Warkworth under owner Reg Collins who bought her in 1916. She was a real work- ing scow, which is tra- ditional. She carried people, cattle and goods, he says. But work up north ran out so she moved south to the Tamaki River in search of a new job. From 1960 to 1980 she worked for Subritzky transporting shell and stock from the Firth of Thames. The Waiuku Museum tookheronin1985asa barge and restored her to her former sailing con- dition. She was launched by the museum in the early 1990s and operated for about seven years until she no longer passed a survey because of rot in the old deck and hull which had been patched over. In 2002 the new Jane Gifford Trust bought her in hope of restoring her but enough money to repair the extensive damage could not be raised so restoration work stopped. The Jane Gifford Res- toration Trust took over ownership in 2005.
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