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www.times.co.nz Howick and Botany Times, Wednesday, August 7, 2013 --- 23 S.O.S SAVE OUR SNAPPER Recreational ﬁshers all over New Zealand face huge cuts to their snapper allowance now under review by the Ministry of Primary Industries – bag limits down from 9 to 3 or 4 per person. National advocacy group LegaSea is challenging the proposals as unfair and is encouraging all Kiwis to stand up for their interests. Go to the Times Newspapers website www.times.co.nz for a link or visit www.legasea.co.nz/sos to endorse the pre-written submission Take urgent action now -- it only takes a minute. Last day August 23. More information in next weeks’ papers Together we can make a difference HOWICK'S INAUGURAL FASHION & WEARABLE ART AWARDS Registration form (printable version) available at www.howickvillage.co.nz. For further information please contact the Howick Village Business Association on 09 534 4505 or 021 078 8138, firstname.lastname@example.org Registrations close August 23, 2013 EASTERN INSPIRATIONS brings you... OPEN SECTION Premier Award $1500 Category Winner $1000 Category Runner Up $500 AWARDS PRIZES: STUDENT SECTION Years 7-13 Premier Award $500 Category Winner $300 Category Runner Up $200 123207-v2 Blueprint 2013 We invite entries from students, artists and designers. Categories: * * * *Students Section WHEN the going gets tough, the tough get going – is an old saying which aptly describes the Chiefs epic 27-22 Super 15 rugby ﬁnal tri- umph against the Brumbies. We saw it in big Ben Tameifu- na’s bruising ﬁrst-half effort and later from Liam Messam with his man-of-the-match performance, when his team overcame a 9-19 deﬁcit. It was Messam’s try when he surged over off the back of the scrum which sparked the come- back, and Robbie Robinson’s sprint for another which sealed back-to- back titles for a franchise which has cause to celebrate the input of coaches Dave Rennie, Wayne Smith, Tom Coventry and Andrew Strawbridge. With George Smith command- ing the breakdowns and Christian Leali’ifano scoring all 22 of the Brumbies points, it was only their weariness after travelling from South Africa and the Chiefs super substitutes that turned the tide in the home team’s favour. It was a nice way to farewell inspirational 30-year-old co-cap- tain Craig Clarke, who’s headed for Ireland and will be missed. Meanwhile, the promotion of TJ Perenara to the All Blacks at the expense of Piri Weepu comes as no surprise after the latter’s failure to replicate his 2011 World Cup form. Perenara’s pass needs polish but he’s an aggressive, gutsy player with a big future and capable of giv- ing Tawera Kerr-Barlow plenty of competition in challenging nippy Aaron Smith for his test berth. Gone also is athletic Victor Vito, who lacked the physicality the selectors hope talented Steven Luatua will provide as blindside ﬂanker backup for Messam, before Jerome Kaino’s anticipated return from Japan next year. Overall the selectors have done a good job in rewarding form play- ers although it’s a shame Tamei- funa didn’t get himself ﬁt enough to get the nod. If and when he does, he’s going to be a massive talent, especially with his ability to cover hooker and tighthead prop. The danger in not selecting him now is he could be tempted to play for Tonga and win a massive sal- ary in France, Japan or Britain. However, Owen Franks has done a splendid job ﬁlling the big boots of Carl Hayman and Charlie Fau- muina has genuine potential. At 34, veteran hookers Keven Mealamu and Andrew Hore are not getting any younger and are unlikely to be around for the 2015 World Cup. The trouble is, beyond Dane Coles, there are not many younger rakes ready for promotion. Meanwhile, congratulations to Pakuranga United for winning the Gallaher Shield, symbol of Auck- land club rugby supremacy, for the ﬁrst time in their 48-year history. They did it in style too, thrash- ing University 55-12, the biggest Gallaher Shield winning margin. With Charles Piutau its latest All Black, it’s been a memorable year for Pakuranga and its many stalwarts who have ﬁnally realised their dream. It’s intriguing to learn coach Sir John Kirwan has plans of playing Benji Marshall at fullback should the Kiwis rugby league star sign for the Blues. In Piutau, they already have an exciting fullback, although his best chance of cementing a starting spot in the All Blacks could be as a midﬁeld back as age eventually takes its toll on Ma’a Nonu and Conrad Smith. As it stands, the brilliant Israel Dagg is still a young man whose custodian berth looks safe for many years. Chiefs grind to next title Agnew's Angle OUT OF CONTROL: The Botany Swarm are temporarily atop the New Zealand Ice Hockey League standings. Botany demolished cross-town rivals the West Auckland Admirals 6-2 and 13-2 at Avondale last weekend to take a four-point lead on the table. The Swarm can't add to their tally with the bye in this weekend's nal round, and Dunedin Thunder and Southern Stampede are both in contention for grand nal berths. Left, Swarm goalkeeper Michael Hopkinson looks to contain the puck. Centre, United States import player Evan Mackintosh is restrained by match o cials. Right, forward Ian Wannamaker unleashes a shot. Photos supplied RUGBY First XVs in finals races FOLLOWING last Saturday's 30-21 away victory over King's College, Saint Kentigern College's First XV is assured of home ground advantage in the top four of Auckland secondary school 1A grade rugby. A penalty goal to St Kents' rst- ve William Raea opened the scoring before the home side raced to a 12-3 lead through two chip-and-chase tries to centre Jonah Lowe. Further penalty goals to both teams saw King's 18-6 ahead just after halftime. However, tries to captain Blake Gibson and second- ve TJ Faiane, converted by Raea, put St Kents in front 20-18. St Kents then survived a yellow carding, and a brief spell back in the lead by King's, before fullback Patrick Herbert scored the winning try. The victory gave St Kents coach Tai Lavea the advantage over his twin brother and King's coach Tasesa, in the pair's rst sideline battle. St Kents, which has a ve-point lead over Mt Albert Grammar, plays its nal regular season game at 2.45pm this Saturday at home against ninth-placed De La Salle. In the nal round of the 1B championship this Saturday, the midday match between hosts Macleans and Edgewater will decide whether one or both make the semi- nals. Edgewater lost 13-35 to leaders Aorere (28 points) and Macleans went down 5-12 to second-placed Dilworth (27) last Saturday. With Macleans in third on 16 and Edgewater fourth on 14, a win would guarantee either a play-o berth, while the loser will have to rely on St Paul's beating fth-placed Mt Roskill Grammar (11). Pakuranga host Mangere and Botany Downs Secondary are at home to Hillary this Saturday at noon, with both matches having a bearing on the 1B plate nals. At 12pm also on Saturday, unbeaten Howick and second-placed Sancta Maria host Kia Aroha and Waitakere respectively in 1C grade.
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