Kapiti Observer : May 16th 2011
16 KAPITI OBSERVER, MAY 16, 2011 SPORT PHONE 293 1060 Offers valid until 22/05/2011 or while stocks last The Waikanae Hotel Kapiti Coast's Friendliest Hotel Waikanae $33.99 2366088BJ $32.99 $34.99 GREENSALLS GIN 1litre TEACHERS WHISKY 1 litre CHATELLE BRANDY 1 litre 2366088BJ Help with career planning at the libraries The libraries have a range of books to help you in selecting the job you want and how to get it. These cover topics such as choosing or changing careers, CV writing, and interview skills. Some of our latest additions are below; Brilliant Interview What employers want to hear and how to say it. -ByRosJay What Color Is Your Parachute? A practical manual for job-hunters and career-changers. - By Richard Nelson Bolles Fearless Resumes The proven method for getting a great job fast. - By Marky Stein Do you need a Career WOF? Career Services are offering free and impartial 15 minute appointments for people who want help with career change or transition, CV and covering letter advice and checking, job search and interview skills, and any other career- or job-related questions. 15 minute appointments are available on Thursdays at Paraparaumu Library on the 18th May and 2nd June 2011, between 9.30 am 10.30 am. Please contact the Paraparaumu Library Information Desk for appointments. Inzones Careers Kiosk Paraparaumu Library has a new Careers Kiosk. It provides up-to- date careers information and a fantastic multi-media view of a wide range of employment and training opportunities in New Zealand. opening of the Paekakariki Library Want a new library experience? Visit Paekākāriki Tennis Club and Public Library. Open 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. 2168559DR Kapiti wins golf pennant Kapiti Golf Club s women s interclub team overcame Ohariu Valley and Pauatahanui to claim the Port Nicholson Pen- nant last week. Women s club captain Robyn Stringer said the three-team competition was closely con- tested, with Kapiti finishing on 21.5 points ahead of Ohariu on 19, and Pauatahanui, 13.5. In the final day of compe- tition, on Saturday of last week, Ohariu were at one stage poised to win the competition after beating Kapiti 2.5-0.5 in the first match of the day. That put Ohariu on 19 points and Kapiti on 18.5 with a match to play. Kapiti beat Pauatahanui 3-0 in their final match to take out the competition. Stringer said about seven or eight woman contributed to the team success, though only four played at a time. The team played 18-hole matchplay singles on Saturday mornings, followed by a four- ball match in pairs each afternoon. Handicaps in the team ranged from 18 to 25, Stringer said. The team are among a 50-strong women s weekend club, while the mid-week club attracted about 20 women. She said numbers were grow- ing at the club as women decided to give golf a try. The course is in really good condition, and it is such a pictur- esque course which the ladies love. No acting-out on rink in this game By BEN STRANG Two Kapiti Coast inline hockey players will be jetting off to the Czech Republic in June for the Inline Hockey World Championships. James Trevena-Brown and Jason McLean are part of the squad that will play out the tournament in Pardubice from June 19-25, with pool matches against Croatia, Hungary and Japan certainties. The Kapiti Rangers inline players were selected after a training camp last weekend. Trevena-Brown could not attend the camp, but was known enough to be selected, and will have training sessions before leaving in three weeks. He said the duo are working hard to pay for the trip, which comes out of their own pockets. We need about $4000, and we have three weeks to get the money together. It s quite difficult because we have to pay our own way, and any- one who can help, even a dollar would help out. He said it was difficult balancing saving for the trip, playing and train- ing, and working as an actor on fea- ture film Contract Killers, in which he plays the lead role. He plays an assassin in the film and is learning martial arts to help with fight scenes, but he said that will not translate into an advantage on the concrete rink. It s actually a non-contact sport, so the penalties are quite harsh for fighting compared with ice hockey. While McLean is an attacking player, and Trevena-Brown a defender, he said the pair have a good understanding playing for the Rangers. Whether or not that comes through for New Zealand is another thing, because it is down to the coach for how we will play together. The Kiwis first match is on June 19 against Croatia at the CEZ Arena. First-time solo nets Crazyman win at 55 Going bush: Waikanae's Mark Hearfield rides through the Wainuiomata Mountain Bike Park in the Crazyman. By JIM CHIPP and BEN STRANG Waikanae athlete Mark Hear- field won the masters category of last week s 21st Crazyman multisport event in Lower Hutt. Competing in the full event for the first time, the 55-year-old placed fifth overall with a time of 5 hrs 06m 22s. He had competed in multisport events for as long as he could remember. I ve done Coast to Coast, triathlons and stuff, and I have done this as part of a team a few years back. He said few people did the full event, which involves a 13 kilo- metre kayak (shortened to 10km this year due to weather), an 18km mountain run and a 39km mountain bike, because they either did not have the equip- ment or know how to kayak. Hearfield s next major event will be the New York Marathon later this year, which he is doing for the experience, and he plans to enter next year s Coast to Coast. Nelson couple Richard and Elina Ussher claimed the overall men s and women s titles in the Crazyman, on Saturday of last week. Ussher blitzed the men s field in 4:06:29, 33 minutes ahead of Lower Hutt s Lee Campbell, despite losing about seven minutes changing a tyre at Sil- verstream. His wife Elina similarly dominated the women s field with a 35-minute lead. Her time of 4:46:18 was the stand-out per- formance of the day, organiser Michael Jacques said. It was the closest the women s winner had ever come to the fastest man and she finished third overall. The Usshers are full-time pro- fessional multisport athletes. Jacques said second-placed Lee Campbell, of Lower Hutt, would normally be expected to win local races. It really showed the differ- ence between someone who is world class and someone who is local class. Whenever he [Ussher] lines up, it is pretty much a done deal. Jacques delayed the start of the race and shifted the kayaking section into the Hutt River because the overnight southerly had not fallen by dawn as expected, stirring up a cross- course chop on the western side of the harbour. The field of 380 was slightly up on last year, but well down on the 500 three years ago.
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