Horowhenua Mail : August 11th 2011
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Call us now for a no obligation appointment Raumati - Yvonne 04 902 5437 (KIDS) Levin - Ann 06 368 5437 (KIDS) Sanson wins half marathon By JIM CHIPP Former Levin triathlete Chris Sanson overcame challenging con- ditions to win the Mizuno Half Mara- thon in Taupo in his second crack at the event. The first leg of the out-and-back course was fast, said Sanson, who finished second last year. Going out was really good because we had the wind behind us. Then we turned around and we were straight into it. At the 15-kilometre mark, a row of motels offered a wind break and Sanson took off. I tried to build as much of a lead as I could while I was protected, he said. He established a lead of 20 seconds over the field and then successfully defended it all the way home. His winning time in the challeng- ing conditions was a relatively modest 1 hour 17 minutes and 21 seconds. This weekend he will look to defend his title in the Manawatu half marathon in Palmerston North. After that Sanson will turn his full attention to the World Ironman Championships in Kona, Hawaii in six weeks time. He will head to the Ironman with the goal of bringing back a medal. What colour it is depends on the day, he said. It will be his first foray onto Kona s notorious lava fields. Coming from a cycling back- ground I ve raced in Australia where it s pretty hot, but I ve never run that sort of distance in the heat, Sanson said. Triathlon is a part-time pursuit for him, at least for the time being. I ve got a job at the moment, for another week. After that he will devote himself to preparing for the Ironman fulltime. Sanson s weekly training schedule includes a two-hour swim three mornings a week. After swimming, I will either do core work, or a technical run, work- ing on my technique, he said. He completes a long-distance ride and run each week, and spends six hours on his bike each weekend. 'Crucified' for mistake FROM Page 1 A gaming inspector for the department for almost three years, Mr Beardsley said he should have known better, but accepted the legal advice given. All we needed to do was change the constitution wording. It was a genuine mistake that we re trying to put right, and we re being crucified for it. The trust paid out $921,613 between October 2009 and Sept- ember 2010, from its four hotels, of which $771,293 was from Levin s Oxford Hotel. Mr Beardsley said the trust had paid out $542,000 since September last year, up until the machines were closed down, and there was no money left. Internal Affairs regulatory and compliance operations man- ager Mike Hill said the trust s principal failure was not apply- ing for a gaming licence when it changed to an incorporated entity. It s a significant flaw which trustees should have been all over. He said the Gambling Act was very prescriptive about the terms and conditions required for a gaming licence, so saying we forgot is not good enough. Mr Hill said the trust had also failed to inform the department of systematic late banking of gaming proceeds by venues. He said the trust was given the opportunity to write to the department, explaining their side of the story and reapply for a new gaming licence. In the end, they [the trust] decided they would just with- draw [from the process]. The department s investi- gation is ongoing, Mr Hill said. Mr Beardsley said the trust did supply an explanation with their application for relicensing under the Incorporated entity, and a department audit of the trust in January this year, which included governance and banking processes, said no remedial action was required. He said an issue with cheques being written by the venue oper- ator, before the money was banked, in 2009, had been noti- fied to the department s liaison officer, who was not concerned about bounced cheques. Although we were never out of pocket for the gaming account, it gave us concern, and we had solved the problem before the machines were switched off. Mr Beardsley said the trust had applied for another gaming licence and supplied all the required paperwork and pay- ment, which was returned by the department with no expla- nation. Minister of Internal Affairs and Otaki MP Nathan Guy said he wanted to reassure the com- munity there were still six other gambling societies operating pokie machines in Horowhenua, raising money for good causes. Let's talk health MidCentral District Health Board is holding an open forum in Levin next Tuesday. The forum is an opportunity for members of the public to discuss health issues with the chairman, board members, and the senior management team. 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