Western Leader : January 10th 2012
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For more infor- mation on how to interpret these tides, visit: 3 2 1 0 noon 6AM 6PM noon 6AM 6PM noon 6AM 6PM noon 6AM 6PM noon 6AM 6PM noon 6AM 6PM noon 6AM 6PM Tide graph shows time and height for Auckland HL HL HL HL HL HL HL HL Moon rise & set Sun rise & set Auckland Muriwai Beach Cornwallis Bethells Beach Te Henga Piha Beach Helensville Shelly Beach Onetaunga Bay ather forecasts, including Weather Warnings, visit 9:44AM 10:08PM 10:27AM 10:52PM 11:11AM 11:37PM 11:57AM 12:24AM 12:45PM 1:13AM 1:35PM 2:06AM 2:28PM 3:18AM 3:45PM 4:01AM 4:30PM 4:44AM 5:15PM 5:30AM 6:01PM 6:17AM 6:50PM 7:09AM 7:41PM 8:05AM 8:36PM 9:48AM 10:12PM 10:31AM 10:56PM 11:15AM 11:41PM 12:01PM 12:28AM 12:49PM 1:17AM 1:39PM 2:10AM 2:32PM 3:11AM 3:38PM 3:54AM 4:23PM 4:37AM 5:08PM 5:23AM 5:54PM 6:10AM 6:43PM 7:02AM 7:34PM 7:58AM 8:29PM 12:15AM 12:36PM 12:56AM 1:15PM 1:37AM 1:57PM 2:20AM 2:40PM 3:06AM 3:27PM 3:56AM 4:20PM 4:52AM 5:19PM 6:33AM 6:58PM 7:14AM 7:40PM 7:55AM 8:23PM 8:39AM 9:09PM 9:26AM 9:57PM 10:17AM 10:50PM 11:16AM 11:50PM 12:16PM 12:36AM 12:55PM 1:17AM 1:37PM 2:00AM 2:20PM 2:46AM 3:07PM 3:36AM 4:00PM 4:32AM 4:59PM 6:14AM 6:39PM 6:55AM 7:21PM 7:36AM 8:04PM 8:20AM 8:50PM 9:07AM 9:38PM 9:58AM 10:31PM 10:57AM 11:31PM 12:16PM 12:36AM 12:55PM 1:17AM 1:37PM 2:00AM 2:20PM 2:46AM 3:07PM 3:36AM 4:00PM 4:32AM 4:59PM 5:54AM 6:19PM 6:35AM 7:01PM 7:16AM 7:44PM 8:00AM 8:30PM 8:47AM 9:18PM 9:38AM 10:11PM 10:37AM 11:11PM 12:11PM 12:31AM 12:50PM 1:12AM 1:32PM 1:55AM 2:15PM 2:41AM 3:02PM 3:31AM 3:55PM 4:27AM 4:54PM 6:09AM 6:34PM 6:50AM 7:16PM 7:31AM 7:59PM 8:15AM 8:45PM 9:02AM 9:33PM 9:53AM 10:26PM 10:52AM 11:26PM 2:03AM 2:23PM 2:43AM 3:02PM 3:23AM 3:43PM 4:06AM 4:27PM 4:52AM 5:16PM 5:43AM 6:12PM 6:43AM 7:15PM 8:41AM 9:07PM 9:20AM 9:47PM 10:00AM 10:30PM 10:44AM 11:16PM 11:31AM 12:06AM 12:26PM 1:01AM 1:28PM 12:34AM 12:54PM 1:14AM 1:33PM 1:54AM 2:14PM 2:37AM 2:58PM 3:23AM 3:47PM 4:14AM 4:43PM 5:14AM 5:46PM 6:42AM 7:08PM 7:21AM 7:48PM 8:01AM 8:31PM 8:45AM 9:17PM 9:32AM 10:07PM 10:27AM 11:02PM 11:29AM Jan Sun, 15 Jan Mon, 16 Jan Tue, 17 Jan Rise 9:44PM Set 7:55AM Rise 10:18PM Set 9:00AM Rise 10:50PM Set 10:06AM Rise 11:22PM Set 11:12AM Rise 11:56PM Set 12:19PM Set 1:26PM Rise 12:32AM Set 2:35PM Rise 6:12AM Set 8:44PM Rise 6:13AM Set 8:44PM Rise 6:14AM Set 8:44PM Rise 6:15AM Set 8:44PM Rise 6:16AM Set 8:43PM Rise 6:17AM Set 8:43PM Rise 6:18AM Set 8:43PM © Copyright Meteorological Service of New Zealand Limited 2012 www.linz.govt.nz/hydro/ tidal-info TIDES, SUN & MOON These tide predictions are not of cial tide tables as speci ed in Maritime Rules Part 25 Nautical C 4 For the latest wea Wed, 11 Jan Thu, 12 Jan Fri, 13 Jan Sat, 14 Tide Chart 256 Swanson Road Henderson Phone: 836 0414 DECK BALASTRADES 1.1mtr ea $2.50 Pandemic took its toll Flu victim: The grave of Israel Phillips at Waikumete Cemetery. By MATTHEW GRAY It would have started with typical flu-like symptoms -- a sore throat, dizziness and a wave of muscular aches and pains. But victims of the glo- bal influenza pandemic of 1918 soon had fever, breathing difficulties, haemorrhaging and v omiting to contend with. The speed and severity of the problem -- coupled with secondary con- ditions like pneumonia -- proved fatal for many, and thousands of New Zealanders died as a result. A monument at Waikumete Cemetery puts the count at 8573, saying 1128 were men, women and children from Auckland. Many'', it says, are buried nearby in a long stretch of otherwise unmarked lawn -- people from all walks of life interred quickly by grave diggers working long hours to keep up with the casualty rate. Amateur historians quibble over the exact number laid to rest at Waikumete and a true figure would be hard to ascertain given the num- ber of victims who lie elsewhere in the graveyard's various quarters. But one thing is cer- tain. The pandemic, cruel in its timing at the tail end of World War One, robbed the country of some of its finest poten- tial. Among them was a young man named Israel Phillips. The 19-year-old son of Nathan and Jane Phillips was enrolled at the Auckland University College and was an accomplished student of science and mathematics with numerous scholar- ships to his credit. He was struck down at the peak of the epi- demic on November 9, 1918. Israel was, according to one obituary, one of the brainiest lads'' Auck- land had yet produced. He had only just been selected to represent the region at a national debate pencilled in for April 1919 and was a prominent member of the Jewish Literary and Debating Society. Israel was buried in a Hebrew sector of the cemetery in the grave already occupied by the remains of his sister Ettie who died in 1915. Papers announcing the news of his death were filled with the names of others who'd succumbed to the same condition or lay perilously ill and hoping for a recovery. People like senior magistrate Judge Ernest Cutten who pulled through to live another 43 years; Bernard Armiger -- a popular music teacher who died on November 11 and was interred on the North Shore; printer, footballer and father of three Wally Davison -- dead at just 34. No one was immune to the risk. Authorities did their best to minimise the spread -- closing public meeting places, includ- ing hotels, schools and theatres. Proper funeral services were also com- promised by restrictions and in some cases the absence of ministers and grave diggers too ill to take part. The worst of the epi- demic was over by Christmas. Between one-third and half of the population is thought to have been infected at some point during the crisis. Honour almost too good to be true When Yong Wook Kim received a letter asking if she would accept an appointment in the New Year honours list she thought it might be a scam. But it turned out the Hobsonville resident is one of two west Auck- land women made members of the New Zealand Order of Merit. Mrs Kim was recognised for helping Korean immigrants settle into the com- munity and her contribu- tions to business. She says the honour is both great and hum- bling. When I first got the letter I actually thought itwasascam.Isentit away to my daughter to verify it and when she read it she started screaming and jumping up and down. It made me very happy. It will be a day I never forget.'' Waimauku resident Margaret Kawharu was honoured for her advo- cacy work with Ngati Whatua O Kaipara in the 2011 settlement of Treaty of Waitangi claims.
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