Eastern Courier : December 3rd 2010
6 EASTERN COURIER, DECEMBER 3, 2010 NEWS FORGET THE CHRISTMAS SHOPPING. GIVE THE GIFT OF LIFE TE TUHI CENTRE FOR THE ARTS REEVES ROAD PAKURANGA TUES 7th DECEMBER 1.00pm -- 7.00pm YOU KNOW IT MAKES YOU FEEL GOOD Louisa and Patrick Emmett Murphy Foundation CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Mr Murphy created this Foundation in 2002 in memory of his Mother to express gratitude for the help and care that she received in her latter years of her life. To be eligible, organisations must bene t people within the Auckland area (as de ned by the Supercity boundaries) by: • Providing assistance and care for terminally ill people in our community. • Improving the quality of life for our older people in our community. • Providing assistance and care for people su ering from illness in our community. ere will be a two stage selection process; expressions of interest and full applications. Expressions of interest may be submitted by a charitable organisation only (no individuals). e closing date for the expressions of interest is 24 December 2010. To request an expression of interest form... Email Kim.firstname.lastname@example.org • Write to Kim Peacock at Public Trust, Private Bag 17906, Greenlane, Auckland • Phone (09) 985 6824 Ogilvy/PTR0396 Hot rods rev up festivities Hotting up: Southside Streets car club member Chris Walton will put his 1934 Ford pickup on display at the Botany Junction hot rod show and Christmas street party. He is pictured with neighbour Steve Keys' 1940 Ford Deluxe. Photos: SHANE WENZLICK Raring to go: The Ford Deluxe belonging to Steve Keys will feature at a charity Christmas party. By NICOLA WILLIAMS Hot Rods will rev up festivities at a charity Christmas party. About 35 Southside Streets car enthusiasts will display their pride and joy at Botany Junction to kick off a day of entertainment for a good cause. It s a community spirit thing, Howick-based club member Steve Keys says. Money raised will go towards funding Young Life youth workers in local secondary schools. Young Life has worked with schools in the Eastern Suburbs since 1999. It s awesome to see the com- munity coming together to cele- brate a special occasion and support a great cause, youth worker Matt Chamberlin says. We are really encouraged by the way local businesses and the community have rallied to support our teenagers. The December 5 party will kick off at 9am outside Celsius with the line-up of pre-1972 American hot rods, classic and muscle cars. From 11am to 2pm there will be entertainment including an appearance from Santa, skate- board and taekwondo demon- strations, face-painting, an inflatable obstacle course, student performers, Korean drummers, a DJ and games. Christmas trees will be on sale for $40 on site in the first two weeks of December. They can also be ordered at www.younglife.org.nz. Booking levels the playing field By SCOTT MORGAN Field access: Auckland Council parks, sport and recreation manager Ian Maxwell says it'll be simpler for sports associations to operate under a single booking system. Photo: JASON OXENHAM ' It worked well at Manukau where we did not charge. Charging almost costs more to collect. ' Council parks, sport and recreation manager Ian Maxwell Sports associations access to council-owned sports fields are set to be streamlined under the new supercity but any decision on whether to charge for ground use is still months away. A new booking system is being developed to replace the seven different methods used by former city and district councils. Auckland Council parks, sport and recreation manager Ian Maxwell says the council will manage access to sports grounds rather than the 21 local boards, because it s a regional activity. Many leaders of sports asso- ciations across the city agree that dealing with just one local body will make life easier. But a decision on whether to charge for field use rests with the new council. The former Auckland City Council used to charge for field use while other councils let associations use their grounds for free. Auckland Football chief executive David Parker says if charges were introduced across the region, it would make life difficult for clubs that are responsible for having to cover the costs. Clearly if it s extended to every club in every sport, a lot of money will be pulled from local club networks. It would have the biggest impact on larger football clubs which use multiple grounds for training and therefore pay more than once, Mr Parker says. Auckland Cricket chief executive Andrew Eade is hoping the council scraps fees for ground use. From our point of view we d much prefer the no-charge model. Otherwise we would have a major issue with increasing costs when provid- ing grounds. We would really struggle to provide enough grounds on that basis. Auckland Rugby Club rugby manager Matt McHardy says he would not be surprised if there was some kind of charge to cover ground maintenance but he would be concerned if costs shot up dramatically . Until the Auckland Council makes a decision, the same system will remain in place. Mr Maxwell says providing fields for free was a successful policy for his previous employer Manukau City Coun- cil. It worked well at Manukau where we did not charge. Charging almost costs more to collect. Having a new regional approach will also make com- petitions fairer because in the past some councils chose to close their fields while others kept them open, he says. If Auckland city closed fields because it was raining but Manukau didn t, it upset the competition. We ll be putting an empha- sis on making sure games are played.
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