Eastern Courier : April 6th 2011
10 EASTERN COURIER, APRIL 6, 2011 NEWS FITNESS M ARINA Located in Half Moon Bay, Marina Fitness boasts internationally trained instructors, the latest easy-to-use equipment from the States, an intimate group fitness studio and a stunning outlook. And if you join in April 2011 you'll get an extra month added to your membership free!* *Terms and conditions apply. See www.manukauleisure.co.nz for details. GET ONE MONTH FREE L1 Compass Building, Ara Tai Drive, Half Moon Bay ̋ Ph 09 534 3590 www.manukauleisure.co.nz Students take to market Students will be battling each other at Botany Town Centre tomorrow. Around 100 students from Ormiston Senior College and Pakuranga College will be compet- ing in a market chal- lenge selling their own products to the public. The products were designed during student enterprise schemes and include cookbooks, t-shirts and jewellery. Ormiston Senior Col- lege business studies teacher Mark Snoad says students have used online surveys, social networking sites and other tools to research their audience and develop products. Mr Snoad will be in on the action selling his own invention. He s developed a board game called Gumption which teaches students real-world economics. Companies like The Warehouse have helped fund the game s commercial develop- ment and more than 100 colleges have bought copies. The market day is from 4pm to 8pm in Market Square at Bot- any Town Centre tomorrow. Trout ready for competition Trout man: Competition organiser Phil Gates with one of the 1000 trout released into the lake last year. Lake Pupuke is clean and teeming with trout ripe for the picking. It s surrounded by multi-million dollar Takapuna mansions yet remains relatively un- derfished. North Shore Fly Fishers in association with Trout Unlimited NZ hold a fishing contest there each autumn and this year s event is set to hit the water from 7am on May 1. The main aim is to get more people fishing the lake for trout. A secondary objective is to obtain data about fish numbers, size and condition. There s a healthy pop- ulation of trout in the lake which is supple- mented by perch and other species. Fish numbers should be boosted before the competition by an injec- tion of about 1000 trout from the Ngongotaha hatchery in Rotorua. Anyone intending to fish in the competition will need a freshwater licence. They are available from Hunts Sports Store in Crown Hill. Licences are free for children 12 or younger while day licences cost $21 for adults or $4 for 12 to 17-year-olds. Any legal fishing method is allowed at a variety of shore locations and non-motorised boats are permitted. Life jack- ets should be worn. Call Phil Gates on 480-2334 or Dennis Smith on 376-3375 (evenings). Go to www.eastern courier.co.nz to see a video of last year's competition.
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