Central Leader : March 30th 2011
5 CENTRAL LEADER, MARCH 30, 2011 NEWS gardenexpo.co.nz BUY TICKETS ONLINE AT Bright ideas for your garden BUY from gardening specialists SEE stage demonstrations LEARN from the experts PLUS SEE beautiful floral displays A new event for Auckland! Organised by: Supported by: April 8 -- 10, 2011 Ellerslie Racecourse, Auckland Open 10am -- 4.30pm Admission charges apply Tel: 0800 399 378 FREE PARKING * name has been changed to protect anonymity A loving home needed can you help? Tane* is a ten-year-old boy in need of a caring, stable home to grow up in. He has high and complex needs, but is also a keen soccer player with a good sense of humour. Tane has a network of support, and the family who take on his care will be supported by a knowledgeable team. Tane would fare best in a home where he is the only child or youngest by some years. You need to be: warm hearted & humorous • have plenty of me to give • able to talk about your • emo onal responses not have any major • unresolved loss or grief, or unresolved abuse issues willing to be part of a team • able to maintain consistent • structure and boundaries if in a rela onship, • both partners must be commi ed to being long term carers Could you care for Tane? If you are interested in hearing more, call Caroline Jones on 09 625 0552, or email firstname.lastname@example.org COMMUNITY HUB PUBLIC FORUM Notice is given of a public forum to be held in the Mt Albert Baptist Lounge, 730-732 New North Road, Mt Albert on Tuesday 5th of April, 7.30-9.00pm. The purpose is to share the initial ideas, hear your views and launch a public survey for a proposed building project on the site. The meeting will be secular in nature so as to be inclusive of the whole community. Light refreshments will be provided. All interested parties are welcome to attend. For further information, phone Arthur Warner on  849 2849. 10-wicket haul no mean feat Spin king: Mt Albert Grammar offspinner Teja Nidamanuru achieved the rare feat of taking 10 wickets in one innings against Auckland Grammar School last week. Photo: JASON OXENHAM By SCOTT MORGAN The blisters on Mt Albert Grammar offspinner Teja Nidamanuru's fingers are a small price to pay after he achieved the unusual feat of taking 10 wickets in an innings last week. He claimed 10-57 from 35.1 overs, including 17 maidens, in a 1st XI two- day match against Auck- land Grammar. But what's even more impressive is he's only been bowling spin for a few months. The 16-year-old was encouraged by coach Tony Sail to switch from bowling medium pace to spin earlier this season with spectacular results. I just started bowling spin six or seven months ago. I didn't really know what I had achieved until afterwards.'' The achievement is so unusual that at test level only India's Anil Kumble and England's Jim Laker have taken all 10 wickets in an innings. New Zealand's greatest bowler Richard Hadlee's best figures in one test innings is 9-52. The Mt Albert resident is modest about the achievement, crediting his teammates for much of his success. They took seven catches out of the 10 wickets. At the other end our bowlers were bowl- ing great and beating the bat -- they were a bit unlucky.'' The former Cornwall player says he realised there was a chance of taking all 10 wickets after collecting his eighth scalp. When I got the ninth everyone else started to bowl outside off stump. It was nerve-racking when nothing happened for three or four overs.'' He hopes to be selected for the Auckland under- 18 side next season, with making the Black Caps a long-term goal. His love of the game is also clear for everyone to see. I can't imagine being anywhere else on Saturday except playing cricket.'' Sail says it's the first time he's seen anyone take 10 wickets in an innings in more than 30 years of coaching. The former Auckland Aces coach says the decision was made to change Nidamanuru's bowling style from medium pace to spin after watching his action. He slanted the ball in, which is good at junior level, but less use- ful as players progress.'' MP didn't eye education post By SCOTT MORGAN Former MP Darren Hughes' loss is Mt Albert MP David Shearer's gain after a difficult week for the Labour Party. Mr Shearer picked up Labour's education port- folio after Mr Hughes resigned from Parlia- ment, though Mr Shearer says it's not a promotion he was look- ing for. Police are investi- gating a sex complaint made by an 18-year-old man earlier this month against Mr Hughes after the man went drinking with the former list MP following a university debate in Wellington. It's not the best cir- cumstances to pick up education,'' Mr Shearer says. It's been a rough few days in Parliament and Darren is a friend of mine.'' Mr Hughes denies any wrongdoing. Nevertheless Mr Shearer appears well qualified to take on Edu- cation Minister Anne Tolley, having taught at secondary school level for a number of years. Teaching was my first professional job so I know what it's like at the chalkface, which is an important element of the job. My father was a school principal for all of his career, so it's in the blood.'' He says his work with the Save the Children charity also focussed on education. It's a big portfolio so will be a challenge,'' he says. Labour leader Phil Goff could not be reached for comment about Mr Shearer's promotion to the education portfolio. Friends unite for concert What started as a small network of friends want- ing to help a devastated city has turned into a musical extravaganza with a mission. Event organiser John Paul Moss is blown away by the amount of support he has been given while organising the Christ- church Earthquake Ben- efit Concert. We originally planned to put on a tribute using our existing network but so many bands contacted us saying they loved the idea that we had to expand it to cater for more,'' Mr Moss says. The all-day and all-age event is jam-packed with 11 hours of performance on April 1, from 11am to 10pm at the ASB Showgrounds. Headlining acts include Dane Rumble, King Kapisi, Annie Crummer and Tim Phin. The month turnaround from go-to-show has seen numerous musicians, bands and businesses offer their support free of charge. Amanda Wright and the crew behind Splore Dynamics have donated left-over beverages from Splore City for sale at the event. Security services, Cor- porate Protection and Security Services, are also being offered free of charge, and iticket's booking fee will be donated to the earth- quake appeal as well. Mr Moss says the way people have come together to make this event happen is a testa- ment to the music com- munity. Visit www.christchur chconcert.com for the full performance schedule and bookins. Go to www.central leader.co.nz to see a video promo of the concert.
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