Kapiti Observer : May 12th 2011
54 THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2011 SPORT TRILOGY TRAVEL, TOURS & KAPITI SHUTTLES TOURS • TOURISM • COACH & SHUTTLE SERVICES SHUTTLES & COACH HIRE • TRANSFERS • TOURS • GROUPS CALL US TODAY FOR THE BEST DEALS ESCORTED TOURS • CRUISES • BEST AIRFARES AROUND TRILOGY TRAVEL, TOURS & KAPITI SHUTTLES A Division of NZ International Tour Co Ltd 5 Epiha Street, Paraparaumu • firstname.lastname@example.org Ph: 04 902 5476 • Website: www.nztourism.net.nz KAPITI SHUTTLES: 5 Epiha Street, Paraparaumu * Special conditions may apply on advertised tours TRAVEL NEWSFrom TRILOGY TRAVEL with Iride McCloy TASMANIA KAPITI SHUTTLES KAPITI SHUTTLES TASMANIA SPECTACULAR Visit: Salamanca Market, walk along the tree tops, Russell Falls, cruise the Gordon River, wine tasting, tour historic Port Arthur and more. Call today. Sit back, relax and let our experienced drivers take you to your destination in one of our modern vehicles. Shuttles for: Airports, Ferries, Railway, Doctor's Appointments, Events, Hospital Appointments, and more - we can even take you shopping! Local Tours: We now o er a range of half day and full day tours visiting some of Kapiti's gems. Plus: A tour of both Kapiti/Wellington and a range of Specialty Tours. Call us for details. 3 nights minimum accommodation plus Cup Day tickets and airfares Two packages available, Lawn Stand Package or Carbine Marquee Hospitality Package. Both packages have lots of optional extras including Shopping Tours, Show Tickets (incl. Love Never Dies) and more. Contact us now for best seats and accommodation. Greetings to all - I hope you are all coping with this change in weather. We have plenty of great travel savings for those wanting a warmer climate! Andrew Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies Love Never Dies, the sequel to The Phantom of the Opera, commences in Melbourne next month. The Phantom of the Opera is regarded as one of the world's greatest love stories and having been seen by over 100 million people worldwide, the most successful piece of entertainment in history. Now, the story comes back to life with Love Never Dies. Cody Rocks On 3-13 June Rocks On is the brand new Rock and Roll festival for Coolangatta and Tweed Heads, with live bands, dancing, hot rods, classic cars and street parades. Hunter Valley Wine and Food Month 3-27 June A month-long celebration of the Hunter Valley's fantastic wine and produce. A range of events with iconic chefs and winemakers allowing visitors to indulge their senses while learning about the wine and food making processes. Melbourne International Jazz Festival 4-13 June The 2011 Melbourne International Jazz Festival is the largest and most diverse festival of its kind in Australia, with over 400 local and international performers and more than 120 events. World Award Travel 'Oscars' Six luxury lodges and resorts from New Zealand have been nominated for the 2011 World Travel Awards. Known as the 'Oscars' of the global travel industry and recognised as the highest vote of excellence. The nominees are: Treetops Lodge & Estae, Rotorua; Wharekauhau Country Estate, Martinborough; Paihia Beach Resort & Spa, Bay of Islands; Claremont Country Estate, Canterbury; Waipoua Lodge, Waipoua Forest; Cotter House, Auckland. Norway in a Nutshell Rail Tour Clients will enjoy one of the world's most scenic rail journeys through farmland, forests and glacier-capped mountains on Norway in a Nutshell Rail Tour. The four-day independent tour travels from the capital Oslo to Bergen. Cable Car for London London is to get a cable car across the River Thames to link two 2012 Olympic venues, with construction to begin within the next few months. Cheetah Tracking in Eastern Cape Cheetah tracking and guided walk activities have just opened to visitors at Mountain Zebra National Park in South Africa's Eastern Cape. Visitors are able to join a guide in searching for the elusive animals by means of tracking with radio telemetry equipment. Cheetah were introduced to the 28,000ha park in 2007 following an absence of over 100 years from the area. The species has adapted very well to the park. MELBOURNE CUP 30Oct- 2 Nov EUROPE CRUISE - SAVE $$$$ PLUS FREE KAPITI SHUTTLE TRANSFER TO AIRPORT GRAND EUROPEAN TOUR - 15 Day Cruise Dept June, July, August, September, October Sail along the Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers. From Holland's windmill to Germany's fairytale castles, and the picturesque vineyards of Austria's Wachau Valley. This epic voyage presents the highlights of Holland, Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary. Call for details. SAVE UP TO $4875pp if paid up by 30 June 2011 DOOR TO DOOR SERVICE 7 DAYS / 24 HOURS 12 Days Depart September, October, November, December 2011 Zac proves himself with top four spot at nationals By BEN STRANG Grand performance: Zac Millar, who finished fourth at the New Zealand Junior Squash Open. Sixteen-year-old Zac Millar exceeded expectations in reaching the semifinals of this month's New Zealand Junior Squash Championships, eliminating the third seed on the way. Zac's father, Mark Millar, had hoped his son would make the top eight in his grade, and was pleasantly surprised with his fourth place when the tourna- ment wrapped up on Monday of last week, having thought his No 6 seeding was unrealistic. He has played a few more tournaments around the place than some of the guys that I knew would be there, so that contributed to him being a higher seed,'' he said. But I guess he showed that he was more than worthy of it up there.'' Zac was happy with his per- formance against players who would not be back at the tourna- ment next year. They are all 18 so I was pretty stoked to have done so well,'' he said. His performance followed a strong showing in Australia dur- ing the school holidays, where he won the under-17 grade at the Anthony Ricketts Classic in Sydney. Zac cleaned up the best Aust- ralian players in his age group and beat fellow Kiwi Jonathan Barnett in the final. He said it felt good to beat the Australians, with every final won by a New Zealander travel- ling to the tournament. But then they usually kick on better and make better senior players,'' he said. Zac is preparing for the Wel- lington Open later this month, and will then travel to Malaysia for tournaments in Kuala Lumpur and Penang. The best junior players in the world will be at the Malaysian tournaments, including the well- known Egyptian team, who Mr Millar said bring the best of the rest to play. They hear that Egypt are coming so everyone else comes along as well.'' He said 28 different countries would be represented. Zac will be joined by fellow Kapiti players Paris Dalrymple- Mortleman and Jason van der Walt. All on as mums play kids Children were not about to give their mums an easy ride on Sunday during the Hoop Club Kapiti Mother's Day matches at Paraparaumu College. The annual kids vs mums'' match was taken seriously by both the children and mums, director of coaching Angelo Robinson said. Chat usually starts during the week at home with the kids telling the mums we are going to win, you're going to get wasted on the court, you know we are really good and we have been practising all last term'.'' On game day the kids' team was practising drills and moves at their end of the court with coaches, while the mums were just trying to limber up, he said. The game begins and it's all on. The mums start off taking it a bit easy on the kids and then quickly realise this is for real and that the kids are out to win.'' Robinson said the mothers ended up winning the match, because it was Mother's Day. Meanwhile fathers have been warned to start practising before the Father's Day match in Sept- ember. All Blacks in sight Climbing the ranks: Levin's Codie Taylor, playing for Canterbury Metro last year, is on his way to achieving his All Blacks dream. Photo: NELSON MAIL By KARA LOK Levin's Codie Taylor has been selected for the New Zealand under-20 rugby team to play Italy next month. The team leaves New Zealand on June 5 and will face Wales, Italy and Argentina in the 20-day Junior World Cup tour- nament. The 20-year-old hooker found out he had made the team two weeks ago after undergoing three gruelling trial camps, where he was training up to eight hours a day. I was pretty stoked. It was a relief to make it through after all the training that we had done.'' He said most rugby players are very humble about their abilities, but he believes he stood out at the trials because of his outstanding leadership abil- ities. The Canterbury Sports Acad- emy student has been making a name for himself on the rugby scene since he was old enough to play. I have been quite successful . . . I lived in Australia till I was 11 and played rugby league.'' Taylor played for the New Zealand secondary school team in Australia in 2009 and now plays for Canterbury's Syden- ham Club and is a member of the Crusaders wider training squad. His parents live in Levin and he attended Horowhenua Col- lege until 2008 when he boarded at Feilding High School for his final year of school. Taylor hopes making it into the under-20 team will be a stepping stone to making the All Blacks.
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