Eastern Courier : January 26th 2010
Public Notices ENROLMENTS 2011 Want to learn a musical instrument? Then enrol at the HSM, Howick Intermediate School, Botany Road, Howick Enrolment Date: Saturday 29th January (9.00am - 12.00pm) Tuesday 1st February (4.00pm - 6.00pm) • Early Childhood Music Classes (5 & 6yr olds) including KindyRock (3 - 5yrs) • Keyboard, Recorder and Guitar lessons • Instrumental Classes for orchestral and Band instruments (ages6-18) • Opportunities to perform in one of the HSM s 3 Bands and 3 Orchestras • Free Hire for Viola / Cello / Double Bass / Trombone / Bassoon • New Classes offered for Brass Instruments • Advanced Classes in Keyboard and Guitar leading to examinations • Be part of a fun environment with experienced teachers. Classes are held on Saturdays and Tuesday Evenings For further details please contact 5340674 or visit our website www.hsm.co.nz In accordance with the provisions in the New Zealand Public Health & Disability Act 2000, Counties Manukau DHB hereby gives notice of the following meetings: Board Meeting - Wednesday, 2 February 2011 - 1-5pm Venue: Te Puea Marae, 1534 Miro Road, Mangere Bridge, Auckland DiSAC Meeting -Monday, 14 February 2011 - 1-4pm Venue: Board Room, CMDHB Offices, 19 Lambie Drive, Manukau City Pacific Health Advisory Committee Meeting - Wednesday, 17 February 2011 - 1-4pm Venue: Board Room, CMDHB Offices, 19 Lambie Drive, Manukau City Hospital Advisory Committee Meeting - Tuesday, 22 February 2011 - 9-12pm Venue: Board Room, CMDHB Offices, 19 Lambie Drive, Manukau City Community & Public Health Advisory Committee Meeting - Tuesday, 22 February 2011 - 1-4pm Venue: Board Room, CMDHB Offices, 19 Lambie Drive, Manukau City Geraint A Martin Chief Executive 23 EASTERN COURIER, JANUARY 26, 2011 NEWS Marlin magic thrills fishers By VANITA PRASAD Big beauty: Dave McKeown's 125kg striped marlin caught in 70 metres of water off Piha beach. Photo: ADAM BARTLEY-SMITH The La Nina weather phenomenon linked to flooding in Australia is bringing big-game fish to west Auckland's shores. Tuna and striped mar- lin have been caught off Piha and out of Huia and the big fish could also be drawing sharks. Department of Conser- vation marine ranger Martin Stanley says the weather pattern has warmed up North Island waters. But while it suits big fish there is less small marine life around to feed seabirds and penguins. In La Nina conditions you've got warmer water closer to the shore,'' Mr Stanley says. Warmer water holds less nutrients than the colder water so there is a shortage of small marine life which the seabirds usually eat. They are starving.'' Mr Stanley says dead birds and penguins have been found at Karekare and Piha beaches and there are fewer seabirds on the water. They are not around in the same numbers as usual. We suspect they have moved to find cooler water.'' But the warmer water close to shore is bringing in good fish. You do tend to get some of the larger game fish coming in earlier than in a usual season. That is why there are a lot of tuna and there have been a few marlin sightings as well.'' A few anglers have caught the prized striped marlin in Piha's waters. Dave McKeown and his fishing buddies Eric Morman and Adam Bartley-Smith recently landed a 125kg striped marlin after launching their boat Ragin' Bull at Little Huia. Mr McKeown says after a few hours of trol- ling their lures they got the bite and began a 30-minute battle with the marlin. When they first get the lure it's pretty impressive how they come up and walk on the water. It was the first marlin I've caught on my boat so that was pretty sweet,'' the Beachlands resident says. Markus Wunderlich caught a 140kg striped marlin off Muriwai after a two-and-a-half-hour battle. It was the Titirangi resident's first time fish- ing off the west coast and he was in a 4.8-metre boat. Piha resident Mica McKenzie says the fish- ing has been great this summer. As far as seasons go this is as good as any I've seen. There are lots of big fish around at the 40-metre mark straight out from Piha -- snapper, albacore, skipjack, kah- awhai and striped mar- lin.'' He says the big fish have also attracted a lot of sharks. There are heaps of sharks about.'' Paul Robson of the Piha Deep Sea Fishing Club caught a mako recently along with plenty of albacore tuna. Make time to celebrate 100 years of Kiwi aviation Up, up and away: A picture of Vivian Walsh and his supporters on the historic day in Takanini on February 5, 1911. Celebrations to mark 100 years since New Zealand's first successful flight will take place at the historic site in Takanini next month. Vivian Walsh and his brother Leo helped to lay the foundations for avi- ation in New Zealand with their first flight on February 5, 1911. It was made in a How- ard Wright biplane and was recognised as the first powered, controlled and sustained flight in the country. The aircraft was named Manurewa and he flew it more than 350 metres at a height of 20 metres in front of spectators at Glenora Park in Takanini. Vivian subsequently made more flights in the aircraft. He kept detailed records and gradually built up knowledge of the controls and perform- ance of the aircraft. Leo did not attempt to fly the plane because he feared his reactions were too slow but he was a skilled designer and org- aniser. The February 5 event is being organised by the New Zealand branch of the London- based Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators. The commemorations are being organised by former Royal New Zea- land Air Force pilot Gor- don Ragg.
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