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www.times.co.nz Botany and Ormiston Times, Thursday, June 11, 2015 — 31 HIGHLAND PARK 20 Dunrobin Place, Highland Park 2010 09 535 8855 THE HUB, 451 Ti Rakau Drive, Botany Downs 2163 022 070 5667 JOIN NOW! “Mention this ad when you come for a tour and get a special rate” KC10845 $15.00 There are two rather popular claims of the glu- ten-free (GF) diet which include weight loss and increased energy levels. However, there may be other reasons why individuals experience those benefits, and may not be fully aware of the risks involved. Yes, it’s possible some individuals may lose weight when beginning a GF diet, but it also depends on what foods they use to replace those with gluten. For example, replacing wheat flour with potato starch will not result in weight loss, but replacing white bread with quinoa or another high- fibre grain may. Claims of increased energy levels when adopting a completely GF diet are abundant. 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The Howick Creative Centre was founded at 35 Uxbridge Road, Howick in 1981, when the former Howick Borough Council purchased the Uxbridge Presbyterian Church and associated buildings. It now attracts more than 100,000 visitors annually to its exhibitions, classes, programmes and events. PHOTOS FOR SALE Thousands of photos from all our publications are available for purchase via our website. Go to www.times.co.nz/photos and click on your chosen image for ordering details. www.times.co.nz/photos facebook.com/TimesOnlineNZ Tel 271 8000 HAVING thrashed the depleted Highlanders 56-20, the Hurricanes have the inspiration to go all the way and win their first Super 15 rugby crown because of the Jerry Collins factor. The tragic death of Collins and his partner in France served to give the table-topping Hurricanes their best win during a season in which they have won 13 of their 15 games for 62 competition points, 14 more than the Chiefs and Highlanders on 48. Although the Hurricanes and Chiefs have had lineout woes, each has a competitive forward pack in other aspects, along with a formidable defence and an exciting attack. Their clash at New Plymouth on Saturday night should be a thriller, even if fans will be robbed of the prospect of seeing Sonny Bill Williams mark his comeback game against Ma’a Nonu who is being rested. Nonu’s return to the Hurricanes after stints with the Blues and Highlanders has been pure gold for his old team, as has the new coaching combination of Chris Boyd and John Plumtree. With TJ Perenara having bagged nine tries and Beauden Barrett making a timely return from injury, the Hurricanes backs are capable of brilliance with Nonu and Conrad Smith forming a classy midfield combination to serve dangerous wings Julian Savea and Nehe Milner-Skudder. Milner-Skudder offers much the same attacking thrust that made Christian Cullen such a dynamic performer. Equally at home on the wing and fullback, his change of pace, sidestep and sweetly- timed pass mark him as someone special. Winning an All Black starting berth at fullback or on the wing is no easy task with Ben Smith, Waisake Naholo and Savea also in top form. But Milner-Skudder remains a worthy candidate, if not this year then next. While the Hurricanes look the most likely team to threaten the defending champion Waratahs in this year’s Super 15, the Chiefs should not be discounted. Ravaged with injuries, Brodie Retallick’s return from shoulder problems last week in their 24-3 win against the Reds was timely although understandably he’s far from his best. Neither is Sonny Bill Williams likely to be when he fronts the Hurricanes on Saturday night although the absence of Nonu should make his task easier. Although prone to conceding too many stupid penalties, the Chiefs have character, plenty of depth and an outstanding coaching staff led by Dave Rennie. Loose forwards Liam Messam, Sam Cane and Michael Leitch spearheaded an outstanding defence against the Reds and NZ Maori captain and Chiefs centre Charlie Ngatai is an unheralded champion. The Crusaders consolation for not making the play-offs will probably be a big All Black representation in the team to play Samoa in Apia on July 8. It will be more than they deserve given the fact they are eighth on the table going into Saturday’s game in Canberra against the sixth-placed Brumbies. Still, it was good to see Richie McCaw and Carter hit their straps in their 34-11 win against John Kirwan’s experimental Blues, who sit a lowly 14th going into tomorrow night’s home game against the Highlanders. While the Highlanders will trumpet the return of All Blacks Malakai Fekitoa, Aaron and Ben Smith, The Last Post would be a more appropriate farewell to the Blues woeful season. OPINION Collins inspires ‘Canes ANGLE With Ivan Agnew Agnew’s More sports results Netball ➤➤ Howick Pakuranga Netball Centre premier grade: Mellons Bay 3 66 Howick United 39, Shelly Park 3 38 Shelly Park 2 33, Mellons Bay 66 Wakaaranga 36, Shelly Park 1 54 Pohutukawa Coast 32, Pakuranga United 43 Mellons Bay 2 26, Sancta Maria 40 Willowbank 33. This Saturday at 10am: Pohutukawa Coast v Wakaaranga. At 12.30pm: Pakuranga United v Shelly Park 3, Howick United v Willowbank. At 2pm: Shelly Park 2 v Sancta Maria, Mellons Bay 2 v Mellons Bay S3. Football ➤➤ NRFL men’s division two: Fencibles 2 (Mark Trowill, Scott Booker) North Force 1. Points (top four): Papakura 25, Manukau City 21, Oratia 21, Fencibles 19. This Saturday at 2.45pm: Oratia v Fencibles, Parrs Park. NRFL women’s premier: Fencibles 0 Western Springs 6. Points (top four): Claudelands 27, Forrest Hill Milford 24, Western Springs 24, Glenfield 21. Fencibles 3 (10th). This Sunday at 1pm: Norwest v Fencibles, Huapai Reserve. Rugby League ➤➤ Premier grade Fox Memorial Shield: Howick Hornets 22 Mangere East Hawks 30. Points (top four): Mt Albert 14, Pt Chevalier 14, Papakura 14, Glenora 10. Howick 5 (eighth). Sharman Cup: Pakuranga Jaguars 22 New Lynn Stags 14. Points (top four): Te Atatu 15, East Coast Bays 14, Richmond 12, Pakuranga 12. This Saturday at 2.30pm (home team first): Mt Albert v Howick, Pakuranga v Mt Wellington.
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