Eastern Courier : July 27th 2011
www.easterncourier.co.nz Wednesday, July 27, 2011 KING'S COLLEGE TERM THREE CAMPUS TOURS 2011: Wednesday 10 August - 9.30am | Wednesday 7 September - 4.00pm To register or for more information Tel: 09 276 0684 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.kingscollege.school.nz Brewery toasts success in architectural awards By MATT BOWEN Top build: Mainzeal has earned a high-profile accolade for the brewery on Ormiston Rd. Photo: AMELIA JACOBSEN A state-of-the-art brewery in East Tamaki emerged as one of Auckland s best buildings on Saturday night. It won a supreme award in the Auckland Registered Master Builders PlaceMakers 2011 House of the Year and RMB Commercial Project Awards in front of a building industry crowd in Manukau. A bevy of east Auckland companies and constructions also did well. The RMB commercial proj- ect of the year went to Mainzeal Property and Con- struction for its development of Lion Nathan s The Pride brewery on Ormiston Rd. Judges say it was a com- plex build requiring a lot of organising and attention to detail. The builders expertise and fit-out co-ordination was handled really well. It was a difficult project in terms of the pressure on time con- straints but the builder established an excellent relationship with the client to achieve the results they needed. Sentinel Homes won the new homes $350,000- $450,000 category for a prop- erty in Maraetai. East Tamaki-based com- panies excelled too. Norx Construction won bronze in the Nulook buil- der s own home award for an Albany property. Jalcon Homes was awarded gold in the new homes $350,000-$450,000 section for a Glendowie property as well as two silvers, one for a home in Mellons Bay, and a bronze. Stonewood Homes East Auckland claimed silver in the James Hardie show home award for a house in Spinna- ker Bay, Beachlands. Dannemora s Finesse Resi- dential earned bronze in the PlaceMakers renovation award over $500,000 for a property in Mt Albert. Auckland s 18 gold award winners will now be assessed alongside winners from 13 other regions to find the national gold reserve finalists to be announced in early September. National category winners will be crowned at a gala din- ner in November. Racer geared for speed By STEPHANIE FAWCETT Need for speed: Megan Dalbeth, 15, and Matthew Small check all's well with Megan's go-kart. MEGAN Dalbeth was born to race. The 15-year-old Macleans College student only started kart racing in April last year but has had a life-long love affair with motorsports. Both my parents used to do it so it s always been a part of my life, she says. I got involved with motocross when I was eight but gave that up a few years ago. I started begging my dad for a go-kart and then he went and got one for me. Megan s parents support her racing and her dad is always on hand to offer advice in his role as pit crew and head mechanic. He knows everything that can help me get faster and improve my times, Megan says. And improve she has. When Megan got her own kart in March last year a lot of her time was spent coming off the track or placing last. But with some helpful advice from her family and fellow karters, Megan s racing career was soon taking off.Within months of getting behind the wheel for the first time she was blitzing through the rounds of the Whangarei Kartsport Club Champs to come first in the Junior Yamaha class and is now on her way to achieving her dream of driving in the V8s. I love how fast the karts go, she says. I go up to 100kmh and I love the adrenaline rush, it s the best thing about racing, she says. Megan loves the thrill of competing and says she has only met two other girls in kart racing so far but thinks more should get involved. It s fun, she says. And it s definitely not just for the boys.
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