Eastern Courier : February 18th 2011
7 EASTERN COURIER, FEBRUARY 18, 2011 NEWS TM Kitchen Tel: 272 8252 Fax: 272 8661 EMAIL: email@example.com 9 Barmac Place, East Tamaki www.tangming.co.nz Showroom Open Hours: Mon-Fri 9.30am-5.30pm, Sat 10.30am-3.30pm WHERE GREAT KITCHENS ALWAYS COST LESS! KITCHEN VANITY LAUNDRY WARDROBES 3387470AA The buzz of a fishing competition Catch and keep: Pakuranga resident Eddie Braun will be hoping to better this effort during Sunday's jetskifishing competition. Jetski fishers are gear- ing up to do battle on Sunday. The field of 70 men, women and children will rock up to Eastern Beach before 8am to be briefed before lining up their tackle-laden skis for a shotgun start at 8.30am. The third biannual Top Catch King of Jetski Fishing tournament has drawn competitors from as far as Rotorua. Organiser Andrew Hill reckons it will be the largest gathering of jetski fishers for a shot- gun start in the world. It's a rain or shine event,'' he says. The only thing that would stop it is some- thing like a cyclone that would put competitors at risk. The beauty of the competition is everyone's got an even chance because they're all starting at the same time. It's not like some- one gets out of bed earlier and they can go further. They're all in the same playing field with the same time, in same- sized craft -- it's down to your strategy on the day.'' If conditions allow competitors could fish waters off the Coroman- del or Kawau and Little Barrier islands. Super hot'' fishing should see plenty of fish strung up during the 3pm weigh-in at the Half Moon Bay jetskifishing store. Entries close tomor- row. Visit www.jetskifishing. co.nz to enter. Two-wheel fun On your bike, people. A free family Bike Wise month event is on in Pakuranga this Saturday, aiming to get the whole family on bikes and include cycling as part of their outdoor lifestyle. Auckland Transport is encouraging kids and parents to mount their bikes and head down to Farm Cove Reserve for a day of fun on two wheels. More than 150 people attended last year's event. There's a bunch of things to keep the kids entertained. They can test navi- gational skills on a cycle obstacle course or give BMX riding a go. The Mountain Raiders BMX club will be on hand for demonstrations and parents can borrow a bike for free on the day and join in. Registration is on the day. Those who register gointhedrawtowina brand-new bike, helmet, locks and lights. Activities will cater for all ages. Bike Wise is New Zealand's national pro- gramme of activities pro- moting cycling as a fun, healthy and safe way to travel. The event runs from 11am to 3pm. Go to www.eas terncourier.co.nz to see aerial footage of last year's event.
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