Eastern Courier : January 16th 2013
www.easterncourier.co.nz 2 EASTERN COURIER, JANUARY 16, 2013 NEWS Office Ph 272 7017 Fax 265 1285 Editor Janet Taylor email: email@example.com Sales Manager Stuart Palmer email: firstname.lastname@example.org Circulation Ph 525 2022 Fax 580 1648 email: email@example.com Classifieds Ph 525 2100 Fax 580 1643 email: firstname.lastname@example.org 40,639 Audited Circulation (ABC for 12mths to 31 Dec 11) Delivered each Wednesday/ Friday to Baverstock, Beachlands, Botany Downs, Bucklands Beach, Burswood, Cascades, Chapel Downs, Chapel Heights, Cockle Bay, Cumbria Downs, Dannemora, Donegal Park, East Tamaki, East Tamaki Heights, Eastern Beach, Edgewater, Farm Cove, Golflands, Half Moon Bay, Highland Park, Howick, Huntington Park, Maraetai, Mellons Bay, Mission Heights, Northpark, Ormiston, Pakuranga, Pakuranga Heights, Point View Park, Sacramento, Shamrock Park, Shelly Park, Somer ville, Sunnyhills, Toplands, Whitford. Includes Rural Delivery area: Howick RD. (Wednesday only). 33 Birmingham Rd, East Tamaki. P.O. Box 76-400, Manukau City. www.easterncourier.co.nz Auckland Anniversary and Waitangi Day rubbish and recycling collection changes Following Auckland Anniversary and Waitangi Day holidays most* council rubbish, recycling and paper collections will be one day later than usual. This will affect collections for two weeks starting Monday 28 January (Auckland Anniversary). Please note that there are no changes to Monday 4 and Tuesday 5 February collections (Waitangi Day week). Normal collections will resume Monday 11 February 2013. Find out more: Phone 09 301 0101 or visit: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz *Exceptions: • Parnell/Newmarket area: no changes to Thursday night rubbish collections (red lidded wheelie bins) • North Shore and Waitakere: no change to business' evening kerbside rubbish bag, recycling and paper/cardboard collections • Rodney: contact your local private rubbish collection provider • Inner CBD: no changes to the collections of kerbside rubbish, recycling, paper and cardboard. Join us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or search 'rubbish and recycling' on the council website for more information. OG_AC1657_SUB EASTERN COURIER FROM Page 1 Get hooked line and sinker Tour guide: Jeff Skidmore at a shipwreck in Martin's Bay. Weighing in: Members of the East Auckland Kayak Fishing Club weigh and record the fish caught. Soft baits: The kind of lure used on a casting set up. Legend records: Catches of top fish are acknowledged through trophies like these. might snag a bigger predator species. Or casting into a current and reeling back in, jigging the bait as you go to replicate the swim of an injured fish, could be the answer. We try both methods and as the day progresses my casting improves and I start to feel confident I'm not going to tip the whole vessel. The kayaks are solid and stable. Paddling, naturally, is a big part of the experience. It's tough work at times, especially when the breeze picks up towards the end of our trip but ultimately an enjoyable and satisfying part of the day. Short of spear fishing, you couldn't get closer to the water and feeling the current pull you forward or being able to land on a rocky beach so easily makes for a great experience. Jeff tells me when you latch on to a big snapper or kingfish reeling it in can be an exhilar- ating experience. They pull you around,'' the Pakuranga resident says. It can be a lot of fun.'' I'll have to take his word for it.After a couple of hours fish- ing I'm still without any action so we head to a gap between islands at the top of the bay where the current picks up speed as it funnels through. Here we deploy the drogue and give it one last go before the long haul home. Then -- I'm on. I've actually caught something. A moment of panic just about sees me overboard but gives way to determination and I start reel- ing in. It's no monster from the deep that's for sure and the little fella is returned to the sea but it's enough of a taste to see how people could get hoo- ked on the sport. Then the paddle home begins. Drifting is a big part of kayak fishing and the paddle back to shore is more often than not against a headwind so it's head down and shoulders working. At the end of it all, Jeff rec- kons we have covered 7 or 8km, so I'm feeling pretty chuffed to have pushed through. Back on shore the fishers compare notes from the day. Some fared better then me andthefishofthedayisa 2.4kg snapper but the consen- sus is it was a morning of hard fishing. But despite not catching anything I don't go home empty-handed, Jeff kindly donating his catch of the day -- a 35cm snapper that suits me fine but won't go far in his household. Go to eakfc.org for more information. 5104592AA Bookings are essential !! Ph: 0800 Redboats or 09 834 7337 Email: email@example.com www.theredboats.co.nz THE RIVERHEAD CRUISER "One of the most popular cruises in Auckland" • Explore the sheltered uncharted waters of Auckland's upper Harbour estuary. • Travel the route of early scows and steamers. • Discover the history and experience the amazing scenery at The Riverhead. • Informative commentary onboard. . • Dine at the Landing Restaurant, enjoy the bar menu in the Portage Bar or experience a burger from the famous BBQ Shack. • Live music at The Riverhead on selected dates !!! • Trip duration: 5 hours includes dining. • Live Blues band every Sunday from 2pm Take a cruise on Auckland Harbour these summer holidays into the sheltered uncharted waters of the upper harbour to the famous award-winning "The Riverhead" - an historic tavern. We do NOT have Eftpos facilities onboard so please bring cash. Parking is Pay & Display at Westhaven Marina. Sorry no BYO. SUMMER CRUISING Departing Westhaven Marina & Birkenhead Wharf 26 Dec - 20 Jan Adult $35 Child $15 Dance to fitness It's time to honour your New Year resolution and kickstart your fitness. Linda Ashley and her team from Dance Incor- porated invite you to join them for free summer beach dancing. We would love people to come along whether or not they have danced before. No dance experi- ence is necessary and age is no barrier, she says. Classes in Orere Pt Memorial Hall start on January 19 from 9.30am- 12.30pm for all children, adults and parents with young children. For more information on class times or to book email firstname.lastname@example.org, ph 09 356 7444 or text 021 167 7373.
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