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  1. 1. Motor  Driving During the Summer Months  Fuel Duel - Mineral Fuels vs Bio Blends  Keeping Auckland Moving  Worlds Top 20 Cities with the Worst Trafffic Jams Marine  Swimming at New Zealand Beaches - Tips  Hibiscus Coast Clubs and Groups  Hibiscus Coast Boat Ramps  The Four Balances of Windsurfing  Tide Tables (Tiritiri Matangi) - 22 October to 30 November 2012 Aviation  North Shore Air Field Babies and Toddlers Business Services Education and Training, Clubs and Community Getting Married Health and Beauty, Sport and Recreation Industrial and Rural Living and Leisure Motoring, Marine and Aviation Property: Real Estate, Building and Development Senior Living Shopping and Retail, Wining and Dining Visiting the Hibiscus Coast and Rodney MOTOR, MARINE AND AVIATION To feature in this booklet and on our Linku2 website plans start from $20 pm. For details phone: 09 428 0204, Email: or visit | About Us | Advertise | Web and Booklet Plans Linku2 Hibiscus Coast Business and Community Services are kindly sponsored by Pak n Save Silverdale helping us support our local Community In this issue: Visit | We Linku2 for information, articles and local service links for the following -
  2. 2. We Linku2 local services, information and articles through our Linku2 website and print booklets in stands across the area. Our onsite web “We Linku2” sections and print booklets are updated quarterly keeping up to date with trends and new release information. Visit to find everything you need locally, pick up a free book- let from one of our many stands or download a copy on site. Linku2 also provide on site information including -  Local Coupons and Deals  Free Classified Sales  Local Events Calendar  Latest news  Information on the local area and services (eg bus timetables, rubbish collections, librar- ies, emergency procedures, etc) Plus we run our own unique Fundraising Programme with paying Web and Booklet advertis- ers contributing back into our non-profit community. All local non-profit groups can register to receive funds. We welcome any feedback and love to be involved with our community, just call us on 09 428 0204 or email Visit us today at and support our community to - Go Local, Grow Local ... LINKU2 - WHO ARE WE AND WHAT CAN WE DO FOR YOU?
  3. 3. DRIVING DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS Motoring Advice from Roadcraft School of Motoring Taking the car away for a tiki tour? Now that the weather is gradually starting to take a turn for the better, and daylight sav- ings, mean that we have a longer stretch in the evenings, our thoughts are starting to turn to summer. - Long awaited summer, giv- en that we were robbed last year of a decent dependable summer. Before commencing any long trips, check that your car is up to the drive….. Spare tyre: Does your car have a normal tyre or a space saver tyre? The answer to this question is important, especially if you are planning to tow. If you are unlucky enough to get a punc- ture whilst towing, then check your car‟s handbook to check out any restrictions/ suggestions as to which corner of the car they suggest you put the space saver tyre on, and then once fitted, you must drive straight to the tyre specialist for a repair/ replacement. When using a space-saver, you are normally restricted with speed, and the tread is less than on a regular tyre. Before you leave for your trip, make sure you know how to access the tyre, and check the pressure of the tyre. Again, sounds simple, but imagine you are on the hard shoulder of the motorway, at sunset, raining, and that is when you discover that access to the tyre is trickier than you originally thought. (When I got a puncture on my sports car, a month af- ter I bought it, it took the repair man, and myself almost an hour to figure out, hand- book in hand, how to lower the skinny tyre from underneath) I was glad that I was at home doing it, and not at the side of the road!! It is a very intricate mechanism. Oh, and if you have an old hi-viz vest at home, put it in the boot of the car, to make yourself more visible if you are at the side of the road. If you don‟t have one, then the local $2 shop sells them. Definitely worth the money. When you are checking your spare, take the time to check the car‟s 4 tyres for accurate pressure (check when cold), and make a visual inspection of your tyres for any screws, nails, or damage to the sidewall of the tyre. Also check the tread depth with a proper gauge, which can be bought in most $2 shops. The minimum tread for a vehicle on NZ roads is 1.5mm. If you, or someone who drives the car has a tendency to dry steer, (move the steering wheel, when the car is stationary) then you will find that the outer 4-6cm of the front tyres will be worn down much more than the rest of the tyre. Windscreen and windscreen wash: Good quality windscreen wash is essential to help- ing towards keeping your windscreen clean. Sunstrike is effective for showing you a dirty windscreen. Not the time to discover your washer bottle is empty. All you succeed in doing, is adding a mix of watery dead bugs smeared on the wind- screen, to the blinding sun in your eyes. NOT NICE!! And NOT SAFE!! Buy some good quality windscreen wash, and mix with water in the washer bottle, ac- cording to the instructions on the bottle.
  4. 4. Check your windscreen wiper blades, for signs of deterioration of the rubber, or rubber falling off the blade. Check them whilst washing the windscreen to make sure they remove the water off the windscreen. If you need to replace the wiper blades, make sure you know the make and model of your car and when replacing the blades, put the Left blade on the left, and the right blade on the right. Sounds simple, I know, but of- ten the blade sizes are different, for left and right. If you aren‟t too sure how to change them, smile sweetly (if you are a woman)/ ask po- litely at the person serving you at the car spares shop, and I have found them to be very helpful with assisting with small jobs. Whilst you are under the bonnet, topping up the washer bottle, check the levels of other fluids, such as oil, water/coolant, power steering fluid, brake fluid etc. On another note: Travelling with the family dog: If you are planning to take the family dog on holidays, splash out the money, and buy them a prop- er “car restraint” harness. Unharnessed medium to large size dogs, in the unfortunate event of a crash, can hit the windscreen of the car from the back seat, with the force of ten 70KG men. So for the dogs safety, and for your safety, harness them, or have a proper back seat divider installed, if you travel with your dog frequently. SAFE TRAVELLING. © Tricia O’Connor, Roadcraft School of Mo- toring, 0800 4 537766 (0800 4 LESSON) FUEL DUEL – MINERAL FUELS vs BIO-BLENDS You might think one tank of gas is the same as any other and that a cheaper brand will save you money, but a recent test by the AA shows that not all fuels are created equal and the lowest price is not necessarily the lowest cost in the long run. The AA look at how biofuel-blended petrol compares to pure mineral petrol. Most service stations in New Zealand sell mineral fuel, which is wholly derived from crude oil – or fossil fuel. But Gull has, for the past five years, pioneered the sale of etha- nol-blended petrol at its 48 service stations throughout much of the North Island. Gull sells a 98-octane E10 blend at all of its ser- vice stations, and a 91 octane E10 blend at 15 locations, predominantly Auckland and Waikato. They also retail an E85 blend in Hamilton. (E10 means 10% of a litre of fuel contains ethanol, a renewable, or „bio‟fuel.) Further down the North Island, Mobil sells E3 91 octane and E10 98 octane ethanol blends at selected service stations in the greater Wellington region. Biofuels are becoming increasingly popular throughout the world because they have low carbon emissions and they help reduce our dependence on finite mineral resources. Critically, New Zealand biofuels are sustain- ably sourced from by-products of agricul- ture, like whey, tallow and cereal break crops. As desirable as biofuels are, not all cars can use them, but perhaps less well known is that ethanol contains less energy than min- eral petrol. A litre of ethanol contains about 67% of the energy of a litre of mineral petrol, which means you will consume more biofuel to travel the same distance. So, a litre of 10% ethanol-petrol blend contains about 96.7% of the energy of a litre of convention- al mineral fuel, meaning you could expect to consume about three percent more fuel. It‟s not all bad news though. Bioethanol con- tains more oxygen, so the fuel will burn bet-
  5. 5. ter and performance may be improved. And, because ethanol blends have a lower energy content, they are priced slightly lower at the pump. Gull‟s biofuel prices are typically two to five cents per litre less than mineral brands, depending on octane rating. Biofuels are also exempt from fuel tax, which saves about five cents per litre for an E10 blend. As pure ethanol costs more than pet- rol on an equivalent energy basis, the tax break helps keep the cost of ethanol-blended fuel competitive. The AA wanted to know if, in fact, you do get less mileage from biofuels and, if so, wheth- er it costs more to run your car on biofuel blends allowing for the lower retail price. We ran a car on 15 litres of mineral 91 oc- tane petrol to measure its fuel consumption and then, when empty, we repeated the ex- ercise on 15 litres of Gull‟s Regular Plus E10 91 octane blend. At the time of the test 91 mineral fuel cost $2.08 a litre, while Gull‟s 91 E10 was five cents less at $2.03 a litre. Our test car, a 2007 Honda Civic 2.0S se- dan, travelled exactly 205 kilometres on 15 litres of mineral fuel. In economy-speak, that‟s 7.32 litres per 100km or 13.66km per litre. On Gull‟s biofuel blend, the same car on the same day (see table below) man- aged 190km on 15 litres, 15km less, for an average economy figure of 7.89 litres per 100km (8% more), or 12.66km per litre. There was no noticeable difference in per- formance between either fuel. The 15 litres of mineral fuel cost us slightly more – $31.18 to Gull‟s $30.43 – but it got us further, so how do the costs compare? The AA estimates the average Kiwi motorist travels about 14,000km a year. If the Civic driver used only 91 octane mineral fuel, they could expect to consume just under 1025 litres over that distance, at a total cost of $2130, assuming the fuel price remained unchanged. While Gull‟s E10 fuel cost five cents per litre less, if the same driver only filled up with the biofuel, they would use just over 1104 litres at a cost of $2241. That‟s 80 litres more a year and an extra $110, or 10 cents per litre more than mineral 91. The AA calculates that Gull‟s ethanol- blended fuel would need to be 15 cents per litre cheaper than mineral fuel for the net fuel cost to break even. On these numbers, we estimate users of Mobil‟s E3 blend would consume an extra 24 litres a year, at an ad- ditional cost of $30 or three cents a litre when retailed for two cents per litre less
  6. 6. than mineral 91 octane. The extra cost may put some people off us- ing biofuels, but many motorists might be quite comfortable paying a little more in or- der to do their bit to help reduce CO2 emis- sions and support renewable energy. The AA thinks it‟s proper that Gull and Mobil sells its biofuel at a lower price than com- petitors, given the reduced fuel consump- tion proven by our test. But, a two cent per litre saving is not enough considering the tax break biofuel gets; at current commodi- ty prices the AA calculates that 91 E10 should retail for about six cents per litre less. Bio-check Check our list of biofuel-compatible cars and motorcycles on PetrolWatch to see if your vehicle can run on biofuel blends. The list only applies to vehicles sold new in New Zealand and not used imports. For the vast majority of Japanese used imports, manu- facturers state that they can safely use an ethanol blend up to three percent (E3), alt- hough some later models (2006 onwards) may be suitable for ethanol blends up to 10% (E10). If unsure of vehicle compatibil- ity, we recommend you consult the owners‟ handbook or vehicle manufacturers‟ web- site. The AA recommends that ethanol-blended fuel not be used for marine and aviation purposes, and that you contact manufactur- ers or retailers of small machinery prior to using ethanol-blended fuel in lawnmowers, chainsaws and generators. Test Details The test was performed on the same day in mid-December in fine weather with little wind and a damp track, which may have led to slightly more conservative driving. The test car had two occupants, who swapped driving duties halfway through the set route, with the same driver performing the same section of the route on each test. Normal day-to-day driving was practised, with no effort to coast or skip gears to fur- ther improve economy, nor was the engine revved hard or held in gear, and sharp ac- celeration or braking was avoided. The win- dows were kept closed and the air condi- tioning was on, with the headlights off. A typical 2.0 litre 4-cylinder car could ex- pect to travel at least 180km on 15 litres of fuel, so a 180km route was devised, which took in a mix of urban driving, twisting rural back roads, and motorway driving. The route began and ended at Pukekohe race track, with the final 30km section on the race track, so that the car had a safe place to run out of fuel. Although the track speeds varied from 40km/h corners to fast straights, the driver observed the open road speed limit on the fast sections, at times reaching an indicated 105km/h on the back straight. To start the test, the car was run on the race track until it ran out of fuel and jud- dered to a halt. It was then restarted – as there can often be residual fuel in the sys- tem – until the engine would no longer fire. It was then filled up with a measured 15 li- tres of the test fuel from a container. The car‟s trip meter was zeroed and the test commenced on public roads. Extract from a 2 part article by Mark Stock- dale – Source: – AA Di- rections October 2012 KEEPING AUCKLAND MOVING The AA‟s Auckland Transport Spokesper- son Simon Lambourne discusses the re- gion‟s funding challenges. If you are a motorist living in Auckland, you
  7. 7. will know the frustration caused by traffic congestion on a daily basis. You are also likely to know how difficult it can be to get around the region using public transport. And, if you live elsewhere in New Zealand, then chances are you have heard about the mobility challenges of the city, and perhaps experienced them when visiting. An efficiently-operating Auckland is absolute- ly essential to the well-being of both the local communities and wider New Zealand. More than a third of our country‟s economic pro- duction is now generated in Auckland. The informed view of those seeking to re- solve Auckland‟s transport issues, including the AA, is that additional investment in public transport and roading, as well as walking and cycling, is required. While there have been considerable im- provements in public transport in recent years, a fully-integrated bus, train, and ferry network is yet to be achieved. Motorists are a long way off having a modern, reliable, ac- cessible, safe, affordable and time-efficient alternative to their cars. Similarly, Auckland‟s motorway network is yet to be completed. At two locations, it ab- ruptly ends and empties traffic into residen- tial suburbs. At other locations the motorway narrows, choking traffic flow and causing frustrating delays. Arterial roads and inter- sections across the region need upgrading to improve safety, and they need mainte- nance to repair the damage caused by huge traffic volumes. Suburban streets need greater investment to make them safer for local communities, to cope with the different types of vehicles that use them, and to re- pair them when damaged. The Auckland Council‟s priority transport projects are listed in its 30-year spatial plan. On the face of it, the document is balanced, with a good number of much needed road- ing and public transport projects. Yes, it contains controversial projects, like the $2.86 billion City Rail Link, but it also has projects vital to the future of Auckland, such as the additional harbour crossing. The Council is forecast to spend about $7.8 billion on transport over the next 10 years. On top of that, the New Zealand Transport Agency will spend $10 billion in Auckland. That‟s a combined total of $17.8 billion. You would hope that would be enough to get Auckland moving efficiently and safely. Unfortunately not. Estimates vary, but it is generally accepted that the region‟s transport funding shortfall is between $10 billion and $15 billion. Given that Auckland‟s population is ex- pected to grow by 50% or 700,000 people in the next 30 years, ignoring the funding gap is neither responsible nor a viable option. Even with the removal of controversial pro- jects, the lack of funds remains an issue. Auckland Council has already indicated its strong preference to introduce regional fuel taxes, congestion charges, network tolls and parking levies to raise most of the money needed. This means Auckland motorists could see the price of fuel increase by up to 40 cents per litre, or be charged $1000 every year just to use the motorways. The AA opposes the Council‟s targeting of motorists, and has urged it to explore a wid- er range of funding sources. While motorists are prepared to contribute their fair share, they should not be treated as ATM ma- chines and will not tolerate being unfairly
  8. 8. targeted to raise revenue. The debate on who should pay, and how much they should contribute, will be a focus for Auckland over the next 12 to 18 months. Auckland‟s mayor has established a group of community, business and transport repre- sentatives to independently advise on how Auckland should best raise money for transport. The AA will participate in this group and ensure that the interests of motor- ists are represented. The group will report back to the mayor mid-next year and the AA hopes the recommendations will be more fairly balanced than the Council‟s current funding preferences. The answers to the funding question are not easy, but we must debate them sensibly, fairly and in an informed manner. The AA will continue to survey its Auckland Members to ensure their views are known and can be used to inform any decision- making process. We will also work with local councillors and boards, Auckland MPs and the Government, to ensure they are fully aware of motorists‟ views. Members will be kept up to date on progress. If Auckland cannot decide on fair and rea- sonable ways to fund its many transport challenges, then it is likely that some of the important roading and public transport pro- jects will not be constructed. That is certainly not in the long-term interests of the region or New Zealand as a whole. However, nor is it in motorists‟ interests to allow the Council to disproportionately target them, while others who will benefit from infrastructure invest- ment do not contribute their fair share to- wards the costs. Source - By Simon Lambourne – – AA Directions October 2012 THE WORLD’S TOP 20 CITIES WITH THE WORST TRAFFIC JAMS Traffic is a real headache for every driver in a big city. So where are the top twenty cities with the worst traffic! 1. Tokyo 2. Los Angeles 3. Sao Paulo 4. Bangkok 5. Moscow 6. Shanghai 7. Mumbai 8. Mexico City 9. New York 10. Soeul 11. Chicago 12. Manila 13. London 14. Jakarta 15. Osaka 16. Venezuela 17. Athens 18. Auckland 19. Rio de Janiero 20. Kathmandu _____________________________ MARINE SWIMMING AT NEW ZEALAND BEACHES – TIPS Understanding the ocean is very important – the more you know about how waves, wind and tides affect conditions in the water, the better able you are to keep yourself safe, or others, from danger. Swim Between the Flags Surf Life Saving New Zealand patrol at over
  9. 9. 80 of our busiest beaches each Sumer. The red and yellow patrol flags identify the safest area to swim when an active lifesaving patrol is on the beach. The patrol constantly monitors the area be- tween the patrol flags. However it is the re- sponsibility of the swimmer to stay within their capabilities. Swimmers should:  Never swim alone;  Never swim under the influence of alcohol or drugs;  Never run and dive into the water;  Never swim at night;  Never let young children swim unsuper- vised. Remember – if you choose to swim outside the red and yellow patrol flags or at an un- patrolled beach you do so at your own risk! Rip currents A rip is a strong current of water running out to sea. Rips are formed by water in the form of waves washing up onto the beach, this water needs to find its way back out to sea. On many beaches the force of water forms a channel or pathway beyond the break called a rip. Rip currents are often not readily or easily identifiable to the average beachgoer. For your safety, it‟s important to be aware of this major surf zone hazard. Look for any of the following clues, which may indicate the presence of rip currents: darker colour, indicating deeper water;  murky brown water caused by sand stirred up off the bottom;  smoother surface with much smaller waves, alongside white water (broken waves);  debris floating out to sea; a rippled look, when the water around is gen- erally calm.  If you get caught in a rip, do not panic! Paddle and swim parallel to the shore to- ward the breaking waves, which should help you get back to the beach;  Do not attempt to swim against the rip, as even the strongest swimmers will quickly become tired;  If you do tire or become frightened, stay calm, raise your arm, call for help and wait for assistance. Source: HIBISCUS COAST CLUBS AND GROUPS Coastguard Hibiscus - P O Box 673, Whangaparaoa - Coastguard Hibiscus is a volunteer organisation dedicated to saving lives at sea meeting on Tuesday nights from 7.00pm at either the Stanmore Bay Boating Club or at the Gulf Harbour Yacht Club ( contact Keith Roberts for more details). With two dedicated Rescue vessels, Hibis- cus Rescue One – An 8.5 m Protector run- ning 2 x 150 hp HPDI Yamaha outboards based in Gulf Harbour Marina, and a 6.9 m Sealegs. Currently operating 3 crews on a rotating weekly roster, who cover weekend on the water, and are on call at other times. For more information feel free to contact Keith Roberts – President - Presi- or David Bradley – Recruitment Officer - recruit- Gulf Harbour Yacht Club - 1299 Laurie Southwick Parade, Gulf Harbour, Ph: 424 2118 - On the best marina in New Zealand! Enjoy drinks or a meal any Thursday/Friday
  10. 10. evening. You don‟t need to own a boat and can enjoy a full social calendar.  Ripples Ladies as follows – 7 November, 21 November, 5 December and 23 Janu- aryWarpaint Races as follows – 31 Octo- ber, 14 November, 28 November, 12 De- cember, 16 January and 30 January  Burnsco Races - 17 November, 1 Decem- ber, 15 December and 25 January  27 October – Open Day and Boat Bits Sale  28 October, 9 December and 20 January – Brian Holgate Panelbeaters Race 2  3 November – PHCC Visit  10 November – Boat Hop  24 November – Youth Keelboat Intro to Programme  8 December – Childrens Christmas Party  14 December – Club Christmas Party Hibiscus Coast Boating Club - Stanmore Bay Boating Club, Brightside Road, Stanmore Bay, Whangaparaoa, Ph: 424 4631. You don't have to own a boat to be a member. A lot of our members don't have boats; only use the club for socializing and enjoying the friendly atmosphere. The club is open from Wednesday to Friday at 4.30 pm and Saturday, Sunday from 4 pm. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays. We have a monthly fishing competition from September to June on the first weekend of the month. The competition is open to mem- ber's guests and the cost is $10 for adults and $4 for children. There are great prizes to be won and lucky draws. For further infor- mation call Tony Du Toit during club hours on 09 424 0952 or at home on 09 424 4631. CLUB FUNCTIONS 2012  Fri/Sat 2/3 Nov - Smokehouse Bay Snap- per Comp.  Sat/Sun 3/4 Nov. - Monthly Fishing Comp.  Sat 17th November - Muriwai Beach Fun Surfcasting Comp.  Sat/Sun 17/18 Nov - Tractor Key Change over  Sat. 24th Nov. - Adults Xmas Party  Sat/Sun 1/2 Dec. - Monthly Fishing Comp.  Sat. 15th Dec - Kids Xmas Party Manly Sailing Club - Laurence Street, Man- ly, Ph: 424 3770, - One of the best sailing loca- tions in New Zealand with clear warm waters sheltered in almost all wind directions being excellent for beginning sailors and easy launch and retrieval. Further out are big ocean swells and wind conditions for exciting surfing and sailing for experienced sailors. Members from aged 7 to 70 the club run learn to sail classes during summer and race all year round. Summer Calendar –  Twighlight racing on the following Tues- days – 30 October, 6 November, 13 No- vember, 20 November, 27 November, 4 December  Manly Senior Summer Series - 2 pm start on 28 October, 4 November, 11 No- vember, 18 November, 2 December Social and sailing events –  25 November - Wenderholm Fun Sail day out  16-18 November - North Island Champs at Lake Taupo  1-2 December - Sir Peter Blake Regatta  26 December - Manly Boxing Day Regat- ta  5-10 January - Tanner Cup P Class  12-13 January - Starling North Islands at Muritai Yacht Club in Wellington  13 January – Pole Racing, Manly  15-18 January – Eastern Beach Coach-
  11. 11. ing Clinic  24-25 January – NZ Open BIC Champs 2013  26-28 January – Auckland Champs, Wa- katere Boating Club  3-7 February – National Champs, Manly Sailing Club Queries to Katie 424 3770 HIBISCUS COAST BOAT RAMPS There are a number of boat ramps around the Hibiscus Coast including -  Waiwera Beach - Vehicle access for cars and tractors. Concrete one-lane ramp that provides beach access only. Parking is limited  Waiwera Bridge - Vehicle access suitable for cars only. Concrete ramp  Tindalls Bay - Concrete one-lane ramp. Limited parking  Swann Cove - off Swann Beach Road, concrete one-lane ramp. Limited parking  Stanmore Bay Reserve - off Brightside Road, concrete, twolane ramp, good parking, no facilities  Stanmore Bay West - off Cooper Road, off Vipond Road, metal access to beach launch, tidal, limited parking, no facilities  Red Beach (Bay Street) - Concrete one- lane ramp. Limited parking  Red Beach (Chelverton Terrace) - Con- crete one-lane ramp  Red Beach (Ngapara Street) - Concrete one-lane ramp. Limited parking  Orewa Caravan Park access - Through the caravan park. Can be difficult in high season due to numbers of visitors and ve- hicles. No parking allowed inside the park - so you have to launch and remove the vehicle and trailer. Bad wash in the tides, shallow access only at low tide.  Orewa Beach - Provides beach access for cars, concrete one-lane ramp. Limited parking  Orewa Estuary - Provides access for cars. Concrete one-lane ramp. Limited parking  Matakatia Beach - off Matakatia Parade, concrete one-lane ramp to beach, tidal,, limited parking, no facilities  Gulf Harbour Marina - concrete ramp, two lane, floating pontoon jetty, all tide, break- water, good parking, telephone, toilets, lighting, fresh water and black waste dis- posal.  Little Manly Beach - off, concrete, one- lane ramp, limited parking, no facilities  Big Manly - off Beach Road, concrete and metal one-lane ramp access to beach, limited parking, no facilities  Big Manly - off the Esplanade, Sailing Club, concrete, one-lane ramp, limited parking  Big Manly East - off Tindalls Bay Road, concrete and metal one-lane ramp, limited parking  Hatfields Beach - off Hibiscus Coast High- way, concrete, two lane ramp to beach, limited parking, all tide, toilets, rubbish bins  Fishermans Rock Reserve - off Whan- gaparaoa Road, concrete, one-lane ramp, limited parking, no facilities  Fishermans Rock Pacific Parade Landing - off Pacific Parade, concrete one-lane ramp, limited parking, no facilities  Army Bay - off Whangaparaoa Road, two lane concrete, 4 hours each side of high tide, good parking, no facilities  Arkles Bay - off Arkles Strand, concrete, one-lane ramp, limited parking This information and details on many other boat ramps and fishing information across New Zealand can be found at Fishing and Outdoors THE FOUR BALANCES OF WIND- SURFING
  12. 12. 4. Power balance This is the hardest balance to learn for be- ginners. It means that we have to balance ourselves against the wind. While powering up slowly, allow the power to dissipate through the mast foot to the board, pushing the board, thus reducing the power, allow- ing for more powering up. All the while, rak- ing the balanced rig over the wind. A well balanced rig can be left alone for a second or so, while it floats on the wind. When the wind gets strong, it will be providing enough power to let the sailor hang on the rig, help- ing to balance the rig against the wind Duke Duyck - Retired TWC Instructor. Source URL: The%20Four%20Balances%20of% 20Windsurfing.pdf ______________________________ AVIATION North Shore Airfield North Shore Airfield is located in Postman Road, Dairy Flat, Albany. The airfield is lo- cated within the The North Shore GAA (training area) eliminating the need to transit to and from a remote training area as experienced at some other airfields. Thereby reducing the flight time and cost of training flights. Services available at North Shore Airfield include: Flight training, aeroplane mainte- nance, helicopter maintenance, scenic flights, charter flights, scheduled flight ser- vices, and aerial photography. Beginners often have trouble staying on the board. They fall into the water forward of backward and always wonder why. Invaria- bly it is a matter of balance. When you fall, you have lost one of the 4 balances. You will find it much easier to stay on the board, once you know what these balances are and how to keep them. So, here they are. 1. Board balance You need to keep the board flat at all times. If the board heels, you slide off. If you keep your feet on or near centre-line of the board, your board will stay flat and perfectly balanced. 2. Rig balance If your rig is balanced, it can't pull you into the water. The rig should support itself. The mast must be slightly over centre line. Be- cause the mast is curved, the tip of the mast will be over the base. Keep it raked toward the wind. You can test the rig bal- ance by letting your hands loose for a se- cond, during which time the rig should not fall to either the mast nor the clew 3. Body balance If your body is balanced, you will keep the pulling to a minimum. Keep your butt in, shoulders back. Keep the knees bent at all times. Let your knees do the flexing in and out with the wind, not your bottom. Keep your weight on the back foot and the driving force on the front foot. This way, when the wind slacks, you are kept balancing on your back foot.
  13. 13. High Time / Height Low Time / Height High Time / Height Low Time / Height High Time / Height Monday 22 October 2012 01:202.8m 07:070.3m 13:542.8m 19:450.4m Tuesday 23 October 2012 02:182.7m 08:070.4m 14:542.7m 20:470.5m Wednesday 24 Octo- ber 2012 03:182.6m 09:120.6m 15:562.7m 21:490.5m Thursday 25 October 2012 04:212.6m 10:180.6m 16:552.7m 22:480.5m Friday 26 October 2012 05:222.6m 11:190.6m 17:512.7m 23:440.5m Saturday 27 October 2012 06:202.6m 12:130.6m 18:432.7m Sunday 28 October 2012 00:350.5m 07:132.7m 13:020.5m 19:322.7m Monday 29 October 2012 01:210.4m 08:002.7m 13:460.5m 20:172.7m Tuesday 30 October 2012 02:050.4m 08:442.7m 14:270.5m 21:002.7m Wednesday 31 Octo- ber 2012 02:450.3m 09:242.7m 15:060.5m 21:412.7m Thursday 1 November 2012 03:240.3m 10:022.7m 15:440.5m 22:202.7m Friday 2 November 2012 04:010.4m 10:392.7m 16:220.6m 22:592.6m Saturday 3 November 2012 04:380.4m 11:162.7m 17:010.6m 23:372.6m Sunday 4 November 2012 05:160.5m 11:542.7m 17:420.7m TIDE TABLES FOR 22 OCTOBER TO 30 NOVEMBER 2012
  14. 14. High Time / Height Low Time / Height High Time / Height Low Time / Height High Time / Height Monday 5 November 2012 00:172.5m 05:560.5m 12:342.6m 18:260.7m Tuesday 6 November 2012 00:582.5m 06:380.6m 13:182.6m 19:120.7m Wednesday 7 Novem- ber 2012 01:442.4m 07:260.7m 14:062.5m 20:030.7m Thursday 8 November 2012 02:332.4m 08:200.7m 14:592.5m 20:570.7m Friday 9 November 2012 03:292.4m 09:190.7m 15:552.5m 21:530.6m Saturday 10 Novem- ber 2012 04:292.5m 10:210.7m 16:522.6m 22:510.5m Sunday 11 November 2012 05:312.6m 11:200.6m 17:492.7m 23:470.4m Monday 12 November 2012 06:302.7m 12:160.4m 18:452.7m Tuesday 13 Novem- ber 2012 00:420.2m 07:252.8m 13:100.3m 19:402.9m Wednesday 14 No- vember 2012 01:360.1m 08:193.0m 14:020.1m 20:353.0m Thursday 15 Novem- ber 2012 02:280.0m 09:113.1m 14:540.1m 21:293.0m Friday 16 November 2012 03:200.0m 10:023.2m 15:460.0m 22:233.0m Saturday 17 Novem- ber 2012 04:110.0m 10:543.2m 16:390.1m 23:163.0m Sunday 18 November 2012 05:020.0m 11:463.1m 17:340.1m
  15. 15. High Time / Height Low Time / Height High Time / Height Low Time / Height High Time / Height Monday 19 November 2012 00:092.9m 05:540.1m 12:403.0m 18:290.2m Tuesday 20 Novem- ber 2012 01:032.8m 06:480.3m 13:352.9m 19:260.3m Wednesday 21 No- vember 2012 01:582.7m 07:460.4m 14:312.8m 20:240.4m Thursday 22 Novem- ber 2012 02:552.6m 08:470.6m 15:282.7m 21:220.5m Friday 23 November 2012 03:552.6m 09:500.7m 16:252.7m 22:190.5m Saturday 24 Novem- ber 2012 04:552.5m 10:500.7m 17:202.6m 23:140.6m Sunday 25 November 2012 05:522.5m 11:450.7m 18:122.6m Monday 26 November 2012 00:050.5m 06:462.6m 12:340.7m 19:022.6m Tuesday 27 Novem- ber 2012 00:530.5m 07:342.6m 13:200.6m 19:492.6m Wednesday 28 No- vember 2012 01:380.5m 08:182.7m 14:020.6m 20:332.6m Thursday 29 Novem- ber 2012 02:190.4m 08:592.7m 14:420.6m 21:152.6m Friday 30 November 2012 02:580.4m 09:382.7m 15:210.6m 21:562.6m
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