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On yer bike to
This summer is shaping up to be a
long, hot one and the NZ Transport
Agency is urging Kiwis to get on
their bikes, enjoy the great weather
and discover the many benefits
that cycling can offer.
The NZTA s 11th annual Bike
Wise programme includes a
schedule of cycling activities that
will take place around the country
starting this month and culminat-
ing in Bike Wise Month, next
While people get out and start
enjoying the best season for cyc-
ling, it s important that cyclists
and motorists ensure they share
the roads safely this summer.
Cycling is a great summer
activity but keeping safe on the
roads should be a key consider-
ation, says NZTA s spokesperson
Here are some key tips to shar-
ing the road safely:
Safety Tips for Cyclists
Be predictable: Make eye contact
with other road users to ensure
they are aware of you and signal
your intentions clearly.
Be confident: Ride in a straight
line, at least one metre from
parked cars and take the middle of
the lane when you have to.
Be patient: Slow down near par-
ked or lined up vehicles. Pass
slowly and only when safe.
Be considerate: Try not to hold up
the flow of traffic. If necessary, pull
over to allow vehicles to pass.
Safety Tips for Motorists
Be aware: Watch for cyclists,
especially in low light or rain,
before opening car doors and at
intersections. Cyclists may be trav-
elling faster than you expect
Be patient: Slow down near
cyclists and if need be, wait behind
them. Pass slowly and only when it
is safe. Ideally, leave a space of
about 1.5 metres
Be considerate: Cyclists some-
times need to use the traffic lane
for their safety. Please give them
time and space to move in and out
of the lane
For more tips visit bikewise.co.nz/
BAY OF ISLANDS GOLF CLUB
Men s results, December 19, DRH
teams 3 Best Ball Stableford.
The final David Reid Homes
Wednesday event for 2012 saw a full
prize table of Christmas produce and
generous payout to the majority of the
field of 85.
Frank Weber played the perfect shot
on the fifth to score his first hole-in-one.
Top scorers were: B Coen, J Butler, P
Binstead, R Pyne 134, A McLeod, G
Francis, M Robinson, P Devereaux 132, B
Hansford, D Dent, G Gaston, P Jackson
130, D Potter, F Weber, G Brown, K Lab-
rum 128, B Fletcher, C McAinsh, J
Chambers, R Robertson 127, D Wilson, M
Simister, N McLeod, R Simister 127, A
Saaristo, B McGorman, N Plowman, P K
December 22, Stableford Haggle:
Phenomenal scoring was the feature of
the day with Peter Fiske and Barry Lines
producing what may be their best-ever
Results: P Fiske 49, B Lines 48, PK
Kumar, 42, M Bennett 42, D Potter 42, J
Twos: B McGorman, S Polovnikoff.
CLAY TARGET SHOOTING
Kaeo Clay Target Gun Club
Whangarei, Northland 200, December
29. 100 DTL
Results: Possibles 100s: J Steed, C Erceg.
99s: M Reed, T Brogden, I Clarke.
98s: D Jecentho, D Wordley, G Nilsson, G
Thorp, G Gee.
97s: A Squires, A Young, M Shaw, B
December 30, 2012 100 Target Shoot.
Results: 1st 25: B Becroft, G Thorp, R
Smith, J Stead, G Nilsson, M Reed; Pos-
sibles 24: C Brown, B Cates, S Grady, D
Jecenthco, J Nilsson.
2nd 25: J Stead, G Nilsson, M Reed, G
Gee. Possibles 24: B Becroft, G Thorp, S
Grady, D Jecenthco, J Nilsson, M Shaw.
3rd 25: B Becroft, S Grady, G Nilsson, M
Reed, M Shaw. Possibles 24: G Thorp, R
Smith, B Cates, J Stead.
4th 25: B Becroft, G Thorp, S Grady, G
Nilsson, M Reed, M Shaw, G Gee. Possib-
les 24: T Brandon, B Cates, M Bourke, S
A Grade: 1 Mason Reed; 2 Grant Nilsson;
3 Bill Becroft; 4 Greg Thorp.
Bourke; 4 S Ward.
C Grade: 1 T Brandon; 2 G Adams.
Action at track spectacular
Surprise, surprise: Flea McKay won all three demolition race wins at Taipa's speedway.
two round wins.
The promised dirt spitting and
fender bending speedway action
happened in sunny clear skies at
Taipa Speedway s New Year race
meet on December 29.
Large numbers of spectators
were awarded great speedway
action throughout the day on a ter-
rific, three-day rolled and watered
track prepared by Taipa s Bruce
The demolition teams turned
their push- n-shove exploits up to
the max from the very first race
and ended the day with a spectacu-
lar rollover in the third round.
Bill Duval spun and pushed Cliff
Larkin into an impressive turnover
that resulted in an oil smoke, bil-
lowing fire that was quickly doused
by the Taupo Bay First Response
Unit who are always on hand for
this type of speedway incident.
Flea McKay s front-wheel-drive
Honda surprisingly won all three
demolition teams races for the day.
Kaikohe s Keith Wilson brought
his new ex-Martin Halcrow Super
Saloon out to play for the first time
and was up against the successful
Northland Super Saloon veteran,
Wilson will be a force to be reck-
oned with in the near future.
Recently crowned Northland
Saloon Champion Roy Walker won
the first two saloon rounds of the
day against tough opposition from
Darren Emm and Ray Dare.
Men s production saloons saw
the return of the Steve Hannon
Honda VTEC Integra in the hands
of Daniel DeWaal.
DeWaal handled the car superbly
and gave New Zealand champion
Rex Roycroft s Nissan Skyline a
DeWaal won the first round and
after some rubbin -is-racin in the
second round, Roycroft won the last
battle of the day.
Kaikohe s Mike James found the
track to his liking in round one and
held off Taipa s Roger Frear in the
B Grade Saloons.
Frear challenged for the lead and
won rounds two and three.
Melissa Timoti was unbeaten
through the three rounds of ladies
production racing, while Jaimee-
Lee Aukett drove an excellent race
to hold off a strong challenge from
Mere Poharama in the first round
of ladies C grade.
Poharama was the first across
the line in rounds two and three.
The feature all-in final race of
the day was hotly contested
between Terry Grigg and Ray Dare
with Grigg emerging the victor
after 15 laps of spectacular nose-to-
The second day of racing was
cancelled because of heavy rain.
Taipa Speedway s next race
meeting will be on January 20.
RUGBY LEAGUE NEWS
From 2013, Rugby League Northland will man-
age all rugby league in Northland, including the
Premier Competition which RLN will take over
from Whangarei and City District Rugby
A senior subcommittee will be formed to run
the competition. The season will kick off on
March 30 with a replay of the 2012 Grand Final
-- Hikurangi v Moerewa.
The curtain-raiser will be a Warriors Develop-
ment team to play a NorthTec Adam Blair XIII.
RLN would like to thank Juanita Hool and the
Whangarei City District Board for all the work
carried out to ensure the game of league has
been strong in Northland.
Rugby League Northland and NorthTec are join-
ing forces this year to help the development of
local players on and off the field.
The 2013 Rugby League Academy will give
successful applicants the opportunity to have
coaching exchanges with The Warriors coaching
staff, play matches against other academies and
attend specialist rugby league training three
mornings and two afternoons a week. With 2013
being its first year, this is the opportunity for
Northlanders with a passion for rugby league to
tie professional training to their tertiary study.
There are two options available for potential
Option one is a youth guarantee course where
students will work towards completing a Certifi-
cate in Vocational Studies (Sport and Rec-
reation). This option is available only to learners
aged between 16 and 17, who have not achieved
NCEA level one and have not previously studied
in tertiary education. As part of this option
learners will be provided with a training kit and
a free membership to Kensington Fitness.
The second option for applicants is to be part
of the academy while studying any other North-
Tec course, but learners will need to pay $500 for
training gear and Kensington Fitness member-
Tane Kawai has been appointed the new rugby
league development officer for the mid to far
north region -- north of Kawakawa through to
Tane s role will be to build the image and
brand of rugby league in Northland.
This will include delivering a new programme,
Leadership through League, into primary and
intermediate schools, as well as co-ordinating
the NorthTec Adam Blair Trophy with secondary
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