Eastern Courier : April 6th 2011
7 EASTERN COURIER, APRIL 6, 2011 NEWS Open this Friday, Saturday and Sunday 8, 9 and 10 April, 10am to 2pm 37 Natzka Road, Anzac Bay, Ostend. 09 372 2820 www.waihekeretirementvillage.co.nz Waiheke Retirement Village is right on the water's edge at Anzac Bay. The village offers an independent retirement lifestyle with a range of top quality facilities within a relaxed and supportive community environment. You can experience coastal retirement living for yourself by visiting an open day this Friday, Saturday or Sunday between 10am and 2pm. We can give you a tour of the village and show you a selection of spacious and affordable villas priced from just $299,000. If you have a SuperGold Card or have an ARTA approved Senior Citizen ID Card you can travel for FREE on Fullers' ferries. And if you let us know before you travel we can arrange for someone to pick you up from the ferry terminal on Waiheke Island. energi _11847F APR CLUB HOUSE LOUNGE AND DINING ROOM • INDOOR HEATED SWIMMING POOL • SPA POOL • BILLIARDS • LIBRARY • PETANQUE TERRAIN • HAIRDRESSING SALON • 24 HOUR EMERGENCY CALL SYSTEM • COURTESY COACH • WORKSHOP Experience coastal retirement living for yourself this weekend HOWICK VILLAGE TOWN & COUNTRY MARKET DAY SATURDAY 9 APRIL 8.30am-2.00pm PICTON STREET, HOWICK Featuring: Lex Calder, Bagpiper RJ & White Rabbit, Black Monkey Band Doug Kitchen & North Harbour Rockers Boots Out East Market Day Bargains Old MacDonalds Mobile Farm, Pony Rides Face Pain ng & Balloons Howick Village Market Candy Floss, To ffee Apples, Popcorn Retailers Scarecrow Challenge Howick Village Radio 88.1fm Hunter and co capture gold By MATT BOWEN Martial artist: Hunter Edwards, 13, is on top of the world after only seven years practising taekwon-do. Photo: MATT BOWEN Fit young black-belt Hunter Edwards helped New Zealand take its first ever Taekwon- Do World Championships. Kiwis dominated the March event -- 10 years ago they didn't get a single medal. The Howick College student's win in the junior team patterns was one of the 20 golds, 12 silver and 10 bronze medals collected in Wellington. Argentina was second with nine golds then Poland with eight. Hunter trained hard for the challenge clocking up to 15 hours a week both before and after school and on weekends. I was worried how I was going to do -- I felt nervous,'' he says. The 13-year-old was up against 18-year-olds in the juniors so opted to compete in patterns events only. Sparring opponents up to 10kg heavier with more experience would be a big step up, he says. Hunter describes taekwon- do patterns as a series of technical movements put into a sequence like a simulation of sparring''. Individually he made the quarter finals before getting his hands on gold in the team event. I was so happy it felt like all the training paid off. It was absolutely amazing.'' His passion for the martial art kicked in seven years ago. One day Hunter decided to give it a go, then mum and dad joined him at the Infinity Ardmore club. I think I really wanted to learn how to protect myself and to spar, then I found out that there's a lot more to it.'' Hunter's now looking to the next world champs in Spain. IN BRIEF Question time Here's a chance to question three of the characters putting their hands up to be Howick's new Auckland councillor. The Botany Flat Bush Residents Association has organised a public meeting featuring Maggie Burrill, Mike Padfield and Dick Quax. Everyone is welcome to attend the meeting at Ormiston Senior College on April 19 at 7.30pm. The byelection was triggered when previous councillor Jami-Lee Ross was elected to Parliament in the Botany parliamentary byelection. The council byelection is on May 27. Variety fair Variety needs your pre-loved books, games, CDs, DVDs and puzzles. The Variety Monster Book Fair fundraises for Variety -- The Children's Charity. Funds go towards the Variety Future Kiwi Kids Programme to help sick, disabled and disadvantaged children fulfil their potential. The Monster Book Fair takes place from July 28-31 at Alexandra Park. Books can be dropped off at the Variety's office at 290 Great South Rd, Greenlane, from 8.30am to 5pm weekdays or Variety's special Book Bus can pick them up. Phone 520-4111 for details. Visit www.eastern courier.co.nz to see Hunter perform two routines.
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