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32 — Botany and Ormiston Times, Thursday, August 20, 2015 www.times.co.nz NEWMARKET Corner Khyber Pass Rd & Crowhurst St P 520 4337 Open10-5Mon-Fri 10 - 5 Weekends & Public Holidays Opposite BP Connect BOTANY 500 Ti Rakau Drive Next to Harvey Norman P 274 3695 Open9-5Mon-Fri 10 - 5 Weekends & Public Holidays www.dreambeds.co.nz Quality Sleep Best Prices every day every night best prices across our We offer the entire range 12 Months Interest Free *Credit criteria apply - Valid for purchases over $1000 Terms* We’re a family business with years of bedding experience Let us help you choose the right bed for you DO NOT BUY A NEW WITHOUT SEEING US BED FIRST 5 Zone pocket spring mattress comfort layer with plush latex Luxury Limited Stock 60% off rrp Only six left KC11090 LOCAL swimmer Daniel Hunter, who set a New Zealand record at the national short course championships at the weekend, has three days training before he gets a well-earned break. The Howick Pakuranga (HPK) swimmer Daniel closed out the Swimming New Zealand Short Course Championships in style with a New Zealand record at the new Sir Owen G Glenn National Aquatic Centre at the AUT Millennium. Hunter had an outstanding swim in the 100m freestyle touching in 47.61 to also defend his title and break the New Zealand record. He broke the previous record of 47.77 set by Michael Jack in 2009 and finished nearly two seconds ahead of second placed former Olympian William Benson (Heretaunga) who went 49.47. Recently returned from the World University Games, Hunter wasn’t sure the New Zealand record was within his reach. “I was just focusing on keeping the same processes going into the race and just making sure that I stick to my routines, said Hunter. “I wasn’t quite expecting togoasquickasIdidbutitwas an awesome surprise. “It’s been amazing. I’m pretty stoked. Our (he and coach Jana Wilkitzki) target time was 48 low,” he told the Times. “ To turn around and see that (record time) on the board was pretty unreal.” He explained that half way through his race and aware of his competition he tried to maintain his stroke rate and push through to the finish. Hunter is now looking forward to a week-and-a -half-long break before getting into his build up for the Olympic trials next year starting with three FINA World Cup meets through October and November. He leaves on October 25 and was three meets over 10 days in Tokyo, Doha and Dubai which will help to get in as much high- level racing in the lead-up to the Olympic trials in the form of the NZ Open on March 28. “ That makes it a challenge mentally. We have one chance to qualify,” he said. The Olympic qualifying time (long course) is 48.99. Asked of his chances he said: “We put in the work together. It’s always a possibility. A lot could happen on the day.” In between he will also race in the Victorian Open in Australia from January 22-24. “I just want to put out a massive thanks to my coach (Jana) and everyone at HPK.” HPK swimmer Daniel Hunter wasn’t quite expecting to go as quickly as he did when he beat the 100m freestyle short course record. Photo supplied Hunter sets new record HPNC Premier Game Results Saturday, August 15: Pakuranga United S1 30 v Pohutukawa Coast S1 34; Howick United S1 51 v Willowbank S1 44; Waka Aranga S1 49 v Mellons Bay S2 36. Game deferred to 7pm, August 25: Timbertown Shelly Park S2 v Sancta Maria S1. HPNC Premier Draw Saturday, August 22: 10am Timbertown Shelly Park S1 v Pakuranga United S1; 10am Willowbank S1 v Mellons Bay S3; 12.30 PM Howick United S1 v Timbertown Shelly Park S3 12.30pm; Mellons Bay S1 v Pohutukawa Coast S1; 2pm Sancta Maria S1 v Mellons Bay S2; 2pm Timbertown Shelly Park S2 v Waka Aranga S1. The Willowbank S1 Premier team – coa ch Isabella Matenga (absent), manager John Hay. Team- Isabella Hay, Isabella Lavas, Lasalle Lefale, Destinee Matenga, Lafi Tu’a, Autumn-Bell Flynn, Abby Broome. Photo supplied Premier grade netball results and draw 1A FINAL: St Kents take on Grammar. UU PAGE 29 New team needed for long-running athletics club The Howick Athletics Junior Club urgently needs a president, secretary and treasurer as well as a new team committed to athletics to run the 2015/2016 athletic season. A meeting is being held on Monday, August 24, 7pm at the Howick Clubrooms, Howick Domain to set up a new team to ensure the Howick Athletics Club continues to run. “ The club has a long history since 1949 and we would like to ensure it continues to operate. Contact current,” said president Angela McGregor. Contact her on 021-078-6360 if you would like to attend. One year to go On Monday September 7, Paralympics New Zealand (PNZ) will join more than 170 countries in marking exactly one year to go to the start of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. On this date, PNZ will stage the public and media launch of its new awareness and fundraising initiative – Spirit of Gold. The launch is at AUT Millennium, Auckland. Rhythmic gymnastics Pakuranga College Rhythmic Gymnastics girls Shiana Chin, Cassie Ter Weijden, Skyla Harvey, Emily Song and Samsara Jasper- Osbourne placed first in the New Zealand Secondary Schools National Championships held at Bruce Pulman Park Gymsport and Recreation Centre in Papakura on Saturday, August 1.
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