Kapi-Mana News : October 16th 2012
45 KAPI-MANA NEWS, OCTOBER 16, 2012 SPORT Before you buy your next car come and see your local car dealer Ph 04 237 4975 We will trade and Finance T.A.P Mechanical warranty available from Autosure. All vehicales have service and new WOF Corner Parumoana and Norrie Streets, Porirua City (next to Pak 'n Save Fuel) www.poriruamotors2009.co.nz 2001 Subaru Impreza 2.0, 5 speed, Turbo, 109,000kms, immaculate performance car, AWD, Drives superbly. Hard to find at this price & condition. Be quick $10,990 2010 Mitsubishi L300 5 Speed, 2.4 ltr petrol, NZ new, As new, very low kms, 37,000kms only, Why buy new?, Ideal trademans van ready for work, Check out the price!! Hard to beat. $13,850 2002 Honda Civic 1.7 VI, 4 stage auto, NZ New, Drives very well. Economical family car at a great price and condition $8,450 2000 BMW 318Ti Sunroof, leather, alloys, only travelled 117,000kms, very smart in BMW red, Euro driving at an affordable price. Was $9,990 Now $8,450 Ford Escort 1.9 Diesel Van NZ New, 5 speed, 1.8 Diesel, travelled 101,000kms only, very economical vehicle ideal for a range of uses. Come on bargain hunters!! Hard to get at this price Was $7,990 Now $6,990 was $7,990 2006 Hyundai Tucson Elite Auto, 2.7, NZ New, Top of the line vehicle, Leather, alloys, service history, cruise stability control, lockable 4wd Was $17,990 Now $16,990 2000 Mitsubishi Lancer GLXi 1.6 ltr, Auto, NZ New, 114,000km, service, history, very clean & tidy family car, economical, any inspection. Very smart in silver metallic $7,990 2000 Mazda SP20 2.0ltr, Auto, very popular family car, very tidy inside and out and a pleasure to drive. $8,990 4576526AF was $9,990 was $17,990 Whitby teenager's precious metal haul Second home: Teenage swimmer Ben Walsh at Porirua Aquatic Centre. Photo: JIM CHIPP By JIM CHIPP A Whitby teenager brought home 10 medals from the national short course swim championships early this month. Ben Walsh, 15, broke two national records for men 15 and under on his way to gold medals in the 50m, 100m and 200m breast stroke events and the 100m medley. He also won silver in the medley relay and bronze in the freestyle relay, 200m medley and 400m medley for his age grade. But the achievements he was most proud of were two third placings in the the open mens' 50m and 100m breast stroke events, because I got two bronze medals against the hot people in New Zea- land who were at the meet'', he said. The 2012 New Zealand Short Course Swim Cham- pionships were held at the Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre in Kilbirnie from Sept- ember 29. I was pretty stoked, really, because it's not easy to get a medal,'' he said. Walsh, who attends Tawa College, said he has been swimming competitively for 12 years. He is in the running for Young Sportsperson of the Year in the Porirua Sports Awards later this week. I guess I started off young and I was doing well and I just didn't give up,'' he said. Walsh's performances at the nationals won him selec- tion for New Zealand in the Australian Youth Olympics Festival to be held in January in Sydney. I could do well there, some personal bests.'' Ben trains at Porirua Aquatic Centre twice a day, at 5.30am for one and a half hours and again at 5.30pm, for two hours. Typically he warms up for 30 minutes. Then it gets into the hard training. It could be 400s -- seven times, or it could be shorter distances faster,'' he said. Coming into a big meet we also do lots of sprints, short distances, to get us really fast.'' The session usually ends with a 30-minute warm- down. His mum and dad split taxi-driving duties for him, but he hopes to be able to ease the load on them by getting his own driving licence next year. Natural nominee: Hurricanes and Northern Utd halfback TJ Perenara has had an outstanding 12 months, and will be a contender at the Porirua Sports Awards this Thursday. Awards time By KRIS DANDO The annual chance to honour the best individuals and teams in Porirua sport takes place this week, with a legendary All Black winger as the guest speaker. The awards, running since 1969, will take place at Te Rauparaha Arena on Thursday night. Over 200 people will be regaled by MC Bryan Waddle over dinner, before Va'aiga Tuigamala speaks. Finalists this year are Jordan Mellars-Rose (wrestling), Ben Walsh (swimming) and Ryan McAlister (running) for young sportsperson; Mereana Hodges (waka ama), Thomas (TJ) Peren- ara (rugby) and Martyn McDowell (surf lifesaving, kayaking, waka ama) for individual sportsperson; while Tawa Tigers Wrestling Club, Northern United premier women's rugby team and waka ama's Aotearoa Inano are up for best team. Alex Carter (softball) and Greg Moller (tennis) will battle it out for best coach, and Marinna Millanta-Lowrey (waka ama) and Moller are nominated in the service to sport category. Lee Purcell from the awards' host Porirua Com- munity Trust says the young and individual sportsperson categories received healthy nomina- tions, with 11 and seven respectively. It wasn't an easy task for judges to choose the winners when they met last month. She is anticipating a huge night, especially with the unsung heroes recognised.
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