Central Leader : April 15th 2011
4 CENTRAL LEADER, APRIL 15, 2011 NEWS Don't miss this Sunday's SUBSCRIBE TO THE SUNDAY STAR-TIMES AND SAVE! Ph: 0800 SUNDAY (0800 786 329) SUNDAY MAGAZINE Your glossy Sunday treat. ■ The Autumn Fashion Special -- this seasons most desirable clothes ■ Man of Scents -- the quest for a signature scent ■ Travel and Terrorism -- never a good mix ■ Ray McVinnie's Indian summer ■ Win a iPhone with Lonely Planet ■ The joy of juicing ESCAPE The best of travel, food and wellbeing. 0800 BUY TICKETS | WWW.MISSSAIGON.CO.NZ A musical by ALAIN BOUBLIL & CLAUDE-MICHEL SCHÖNBERG Music by CLAUDE-MICHEL SCHÖNBERG Lyrics by RICHARD MALTBY Jr. and ALAIN BOUBLIL Additional Material by RICHARD MALTBY Jr. Originally Produced on the stage by CAMERON MACKINTOSH MISS SAIGON is presented by North Shore Music Theatre Inc. through special arrangement with Cameron Mackintosh Limited, Music Theatre Internationa l (NY) and Hal Leonard Australia Pty Ltd N ORTH S HORE M USIC THEATRE PROUDLY PRESENTS, IN AS SOCIATION WI T H SEASON SPONSOR ZIERASHOES: LIVE ON STAGE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN AUCKLAND 20 MAY - 11 JUNE 2011, THE CIVIC, THE EDGE AN EXPLOSIVE LOVE STORY ON A TRULY EPIC SCALE Subscribe now and be in to WIN tickets to Miss Saigon. Visit www.mags4gifts.co.nz/special/misssaigon for more information. It's nice to be back on the ice By TUREI MACKEY Cool skills: Ice hockey player Steve Huish, left, and figure skaters Ariel Nadas and Grant Howie will be showcasing their skills tomorrow at Avondale Paradice. Photo: TUREI MACKEY ' The ice is much harder and flat which will make games that much faster. ' Admirals captain Steve Huish The ice at Avondale s Paradice arena is ready for death spirals and shoot-outs once again. The venue has just finished a two-month renovation proj- ect which aimed at bringing the ice rink up to world-class standards at a cost of around $1 million. The grand reopening is tomorrow from noon and will feature curling, figure skating, speed skating and ice hockey displays. The event is free with donations collected for the Cancer Society of New Zealand. Figure skaters Ariel Nadas, 16, and Grant Howie, 22, say the upgraded venue will help them in their quest to make international compe- titions. It is such a great improve- ment and gives us a new home, Howie says. Howie says their routine on Saturday will be entertaining with daring moves that the pair have spent hours perfecting. There were times practis- ing when it was going all good and seconds later she was gone off in the wrong direc- tion. Ice hockey team the West Auckland Admirals are also delighted with the new facili- ties. The team competes in the New Zealand Ice Hockey League. Captain Steve Huish says the arena is on par with the top facilities in the South Island. The ice is much harder and flat which will make games that much faster, he says. Also we now have our own player benches and penalty boxes whereas before both teams were basically sitting in the lower stands where the crowd is seated. He says the team has a four-on-four game planned for the reopening which give a taste of what ice hockey is about. We will show our sport with a little bit of shooting, a little bit of puck handling and of course a little bit of body- checking. The grand reopening of Avondale s Paradice arena is on April 16 at noon. Entry is free. Growing gift of chicks It s almost Easter and ChildFund is encourag- ing Aucklanders to take part in the Gifts that Grow programme to help families in need. People can buy baby chicks and gift them to families living in pov- erty, which can make a huge difference to children s nutrition via the fresh eggs, and pro- vide a source of income. During the past five years, Kiwis have pur- chased more than 50,000 baby chicks including 19,000 chicks from Aucklanders. ChildFund New Zea- land fundraising man- ager Kathy McKay recently visited Sri Lanka to witness prog- ress first-hand. In a very short time, 15 baby chicks grow into hens that lay up to 300 eggs a month. For those living in poverty this Easter, these little chicks contribute a huge amount to families and have a major impact on children s quality of life, she says. A brood of 15 baby chicks can be purchased for $46. Visit www.childfund.org. nz or ring 0800-223-111 for details. Go to www.central leader.co.nz to see the West Auckland Admirals against the Botany Swarm in the 2010 NZIHL final.
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