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Upper Hutt Leader : August 22nd 2012
22 UPPER HUTT LEADER, AUGUST 22, 2012 NEWS HUTT GABLES RETIREMENT VILLAGE: 1094 Fergusson Drive, Upper Hutt 5018 www.oceanialiving.co.nz Located in park-like settings; Hutt Gables Retirement Village has a new community centre (with gym, library, pool table and petanque), social functions & trips in the village van, and a family-friendly environment. It's a warm, friendly and down-to-earth small village where neighbours lookout for each others. When you're ready, come in and have a chat -- you'll immediately see that we foster something a lot deeper than just a great community spirit. * Ongoing service fees apply OG1658 Talk to Beverley Sutherland to find out more on (04) 526 9292 or 027 433 8166 SPACIOUS 2 BEDROOM STAND ALONE VILLA Open plan living: kitchen, lounge and dining room. 2 double bedrooms with wardrobes and storage. Located on the Northern side with all day sun. PRICE ON APPLICATION* More than just a retirement community, it's a close knit-family. DOES YOUR TEENAGER HAVE LEARNING DIFFICULTIES? If your teenager: Dislikes reading Has trouble with comprehension Has trouble remembering what they have read Lacks motivation Can't spell Struggles to read fluently Cellfield in association with Kip McGrath Upper Hutt 4794116AA HELP IS AVAILABLE NOW THROUGH CELLFIELD Ph 04 528 7707 www.kipmcgrath.co.nz Give your child the gift of reading. For a free, no-obligation consultation about how we can help contact Patrick. UH BRIDGE RESULTS For week commenc- ing August 13: Mon- day N/S L Bailey, M Sims; E/W C Dick, J Pugh; Wednesday N/S D Baker, B Pritchard; E/W S Smith, K Adam- son; Thursday, juniors N/S P Upward, S Peters; E/W V Port, L Bitchener; Friday N/S B Pritchard, K Hudson; N/S R Lynn, J Durham. Skaters up with the world's best Rolling with the world's best: Upper Hutt Rollerskating Club members who will form part of New Zealand's team to the world championships are, front, from left, Kyra Thomson, Sarah Jane Jones, centre, from left, Caitlin Williams, Laura McKenzie, Emma Hazelwood, Emma Patrick, back from left, Raewyn Hailes, Tanja deWilde, Grace Cooper and Imelda Hailes. Eight skaters from the Upper Hutt Rollerskating Club have been named in the team to represent New Zealand at the 2012 World Artistic Rollerskating Championships in Auckland in October. With intense competition from top skaters from all of New Zealand, Emma Hazelwood (junior inter- national ladies solo dance) and Kyra Thomson (junior inter- national ladies free skating) make up nearly half of the five-strong junior team heading to the cham- pionships. Sarah Jane Jones (senior inter- national ladies solo dance) and Emma Patrick (senior inter- national ladies figures) make up half of the four-member senior team. With only two places available for junior individual competition events and three for senior indi- vidual events, Upper Hutt skaters have done well. Upper Hutt Club's Laura McKenzie, Grace Cooper, Tanja De Wilde and Caitlin Williams have been selected as part of a small show-skate team which comprises Upper Hutt's four skaters along with five from Palmerston North and one from Hawera. Two Upper Hutt members have also been selected in coaching and management roles. Imelda Coleman (Hailes) is one of the coaches of the senior skaters, and her mother, Raewyn, (another Upper Hutt coach) has been selected as the manager of the senior team. It is 18-year-old Hazelwood's fourth time competing at World Championship level and her last chance in the junior grade because next year she will move to senior. She is the Oceania silver medal- list in junior international solo dance and is aiming to improve her world placings of the past years and also break into the top 10 -- something which seldom hap- pens for New Zealanders because skaters in European countries and America have much more sponsor- ship and support to enable them to train and compete. Hazelwood is coached by fellow team member Jones and Imelda Hailes in dance so says she is very fortunate to have both her dance coaches at the world champion- ships with her. It is Thomson's first selection for world championship-level com- petition. As a 15-year-old she will be skating above her normal age grade against much more experi- enced and older skaters so she has no expectations of finishing any- where but near the bottom. But as the Oceania champion in youth (her current age grade) inter- national free skating she decided to challenge herself and move up a grade for the opportunity of skat- ing at World Championship level. I imagine a first worlds is quite overwhelming -- the skating level is amazing. I am hoping to learn to overcome my nerves at this championships. As a type 1 dia- betic I have an extra level of things to deal with when compet- ing so I hope that by having my first worlds in a country with no time-zone issues and no food issues I will get really good experi- ence and this will help me to do better in future World Champion- ships,'' she says. Jones, 25, will be competing in her 13th World Championships. It may well be her last World Cham- pionships as Jones is considering retiring to concentrate on develop- ing skills in other skaters through her private coaching. Having placed as high as ninth last year, she is hoping to better that this year and would love a spot on the podium. It would be perfect to take a medal home from my last worlds this year,'' she says. The self-employed skating coach has retired from all other disciplines of the sport except dance since it was included in World Championships, in order to specialise. Jones is the only New Zea- lander to have won three artistic skating world medals. As a junior skater she won a world bronze medal in free skating and a world bronze medal in free skating and figures combined. She also later won a bronze medal in inter- national inline free skating. To add a dance medal to her collec- tion would complete her set. This year will be the fourth time Patrick, 19, has represented New Zealand at world level in her strongest skating discipline, fig- ures. It will also be the first time the Oceania senior international ladies' figure champion has skated at world championship level in the senior grade. It is a fresh start in a fresh grade for her. In her first year at world competition, in Ger- many in 2009 Patrick placed in the top half of the junior ladies figures field. She was the only skater in the New Zealand team to place in the top half of the field. The figures fields are generally the largest of any of the discip- lines, so getting into the top half is very good going,'' she says. She is looking forward to seeing where she sits in the senior field. It is competition that motiv- ates me to train to become a better skater,'' she says. McKenzie, 22, is the only mem- ber of the show skate team to have competed at world championship level before. She has represented New Zealand in the team pre- cision skating and also in an indi- vidual event, international inline ladies free skating. She is looking forward to the new experience of show skate because teams from around the world are traditionally amazing''. Cooper, 15, De Wilde, 17, and Williams, 17, are all excited to experience their first world cham- pionships having never even attended one before. Both Raewyn and Imelda Hailes are heavily involved in skating as coaches at the local club. Raewyn is also involved in coaching at a national high- performance level. It is a reversion of role this year for Raewyn who was coach of the senior skaters at World Cham- pionships 2010 and 2011 but was team manager from 1983 to 1988. It is also a jump back to World Championships after a few years absence for Imelda, a former world level competitor. Buy photos You can now order cop- ies of photos taken by the Upper Hutt Leader online at pix.ccn.co.nz. Prices of reprints include delivery.
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