Central Leader : April 6th 2011
7 CENTRAL LEADER, APRIL 6, 2011 NEWS Best of Fresh for Less New L ynn -- Margan Ave Mon -- Sun 7.30am - 6.30pm Mt Roskill -- Frost Road Mon -- Sun 7.00am - 7.00pm Greenlane -- 1 Marewa Rd CL 6/4 All our fresh fruit and vegetables in store are clearly labelled for country of origin Mt Albert -- 955 New North Rd Mon -- Sun 7.30am - 7.00pm Mon -- Sun 7.30am - 6.30pm Ohakune Carrots $1.99bag Red Kumaras $1.99bag Brushed Potatoes $8.99bag Bonita Bananas $1.99kg Waikato Chestnuts $2.99bag Red Seedless Grapes $3.99kg Fresh Feijoas $2.49bag Green Capsicums 79c bag 500g 700g Ecuador 1kg 1.5kg 1kg 10kg Pukokohe KIDS SWIMWEAR KAFTANS - SARONGS - DRESSES BIKINIS - TANKINIS - ONE PIECE - SWIMWEAR UP TO 50% OFF SELECTED UP TO 50% OFF SELECTED 20%-50% OFF SELECTED Auckland City 71 Dominion Rd 09 623 4511 www.beachhut.co.nz Silverdale 20 Silverdale Rd 09 426 8913 Takapuna 13 Hurstmere Rd 09 489 2495 2 WEEKS ONLY MUSEUM OF TRANSPORT AND TECHNOLOGY Great North Rd and Meola Rd Western Springs Auckland 0800 MOTATNZ (0800 668 286) www.motat.org.nz 3426466AA Phil Goff MP Mt Roskill Available to help constituents 503a Mt Albert Rd Three Kings Phone 624 2278 Fax 624 1058 Pride on the line in trolley grand prix By RHIANNON HORRELL The flying nun: The St Mary's College team, from left: Driver Meher Ghadiali, Jade Fepuleai, Brittany Robertson and teacher Ang Whitlam, are gearing up to compete in the Red Bull Trolley Grand Prix on April 10. Photo: JASON OXENHAM Inspired thinking: Onehunga High School students have taken ideas from the popular video game Halo for the design of their trolley. From left: Teacher Robin Ringwood with students Matthew Hofmann, David Jepson, Matthew Dunbar and Blair Ramsdale. Emma Withers is also part of the team but is not pictured. A flying nun and a futuristic Hummer will take to the racetrack on April 10 to com- pete for glory in the Red Bull Trolley Grand Prix. Two Auckland schools are among 100 teams, selected from thousands of hopefuls, who have been building trolleys for the big day. Onehunga High School trolley driver David Jepson says his team has been work- ing hard on the steering and brakes and says the trolley takes inspiration from the popular science fiction video game Halo. It's 2000 years away -- it's a futuristic Hummer. There's plans for it on the computer, you can take it from game renders. It was either that or a gumboot or a spaceship.'' David says the gumboot idea was to fit with a Kiwiana theme. Team member Matthew Hofmann has been assisting with construction and says the creation may be difficult to get into but is confident in David's driving abilities. Onehunga High associate principal Tom Webb says it's brilliant to see the year 12 teams working hard on weekends and after school to get the trolleys ready. Some of these guys are on the robotics team and they've just come back from the national competition and they're straight into this.'' Head of technology Robin Ringwood says the teams started the project as part of mechanical engineering. Mr Ringwood pulled the team together a week before the school term started so they had enough time. David's done 90 percent of the welding,'' he says. St Mary's College is also preparing to compete with its entry, the flying nun, which is being built at Onehunga High because it has the tools and space needed for the job. The trolley is papier mache over chicken wire with a wood and steel frame. The team consists of driver Meher Ghadiali, Jade Fepu- leai, Gabrielle Sheeham and Brittany Robertson. Meher was selected as the trolley driver because she has her restricted licence while the other students don't. Even though we're a Cath- olic school we have a sense of humour,'' teacher Ang Whit- lam says. One of the sisters and the principal is coming on the day to watch.'' She says it's been great to be able to share a space with Onehunga High. There's no way we could do it otherwise, we don't have these facilities. There's been some good banter,'' she says of the two teams. Our design is better.'' Teams and their trolleys will be judged on creativity, performance and finish time. The Red Bull Trolley Grand Prix takes place in the Auckland Domain on April 10. Go to www.central leader.co.nz to see a clip of Red Bull trolley crashes at a competition in Colorado.
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