Waiheke Marketplace : February 29th 2012
www.waihekemarketplace.co.nz 5 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, FEBRUARY 29, 2012 NEWS Knowledge has no value unless you put it into Practice To help make young drivers safer, the re- stricted driver licence test is getting tougher from February 27th. To prepare for the new test, the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) recommends that learner drivers should aim to get around 120 hours of supervised driving practice in a range of conditions and situations. Practice.co.nz is a joint initiative be- tween ACC and the NZTA, structured around the 120-hour target recommended for the new restricted driver licence test. It is designed to help young learner drivers do sufficient on-road practice to reach the level of skill needed to get their restricted driver's licence. This free online programme includes information, tips and videos for both the young driver and the person who is there for most of their supervised driving -- their 'Guide'. The Guide is usually a parent, relative or experienced friend who sits beside them in the car to teach them to drive. "The really valuable thing about Practice is that it sets out what needs to be learnt, in what order, how to teach those skills and how much to practice the different skills," says ACC General Manager Insurance and Prevention Services, Keith McLea. "Practice takes the guesswork out of the learning to drive process." To pass the new test, learner drivers will have to demonstrate safe decision-making, observance of road rules and satisfactory car-handling skills throughout the whole test. The test will require drivers to handle a wider range of road and traffic conditions than the current test. Following the Prac- tice programme will give learner drivers the experience to pass these challenges. "It's essential the 120 hours are spent driving in all conditions, on all sorts of roads, with an experienced driver at their side," says Keith McLea. "This is the only way to create confident and capable young drivers." To find out more about Practice, and to sign up, go to www.practice.co.nz. Once signed up Learner drivers aged 16-19 years get free access to 'eDrive', the new online interactive driving simulation programme that helps them develop the types of deci- sion-making skills that will be assessed in the new test. Another useful resource is www. safeteendriver.co.nz which collates all the NZTA resources to help parents to stay involved with their teen's driving from the learner through to the restricted licence. 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Choice spot on the market Aerial view: The Boatshed Bay property, which was the most expensive piece of real estate ever sold on Waiheke when it was bought in 2005 for $13.8 million, is accessed from Matapana Rd on the headland between Palm Beach and Boatshed Bay. A property linked to former Hanover Finance boss Mark Hotchin has gone on the mar- ket. The 4.5ha beachfront site -- registered in the name of KA3 Trustee, which is associated with Mr Hotchin -- is for sale by tender. It is advertised as having a five-bedroom family home of about 300 square metres, with riparian rights with about 100 metres of white sand beach frontage, four boat- sheds, a boat ramp and tennis court. Hanover Finance collapsed in 2008 owing investors $465 million, with sister companies United Finance and Hanover Capital also failing and owing $89m. The collapse has been investigated by the Financial Markets Authority. Bayleys Real Estate agent Michael Pleciak says advertise- ments for the sale that went live on February 17 had already received plenty of interest by the next day. Public records showed the property was bought for $13.8m in 2005, when its valuation was $5.2m. It now has a capital valuation of $8.8m. It s a pretty special property and a rare asset, Mr Pleciak says. He has been instructed in the sale by KA No3, the director of which is Auckland accountant Tony Thomas. Mr Pleciak says he has been advised by the trustee that all regulatory authorities or par- ties involved have been made aware of the sale. -- Fairfax NZ News Dare to dream like Blake Inspiring leader: The Sir Peter Blake Trust awards will identify six people who ''dare to dream''. Photo: DON ROBERTSON Visit www.waiheke marketlplace.co.nz to watch Sir Peter Blake talk about being a leader. The Sir Peter Blake Trust is looking for nominations for its Emerging Leader Awards. The awards identify six leaders between the ages of 25 and 45 who have inspired and achieved across many walks of life, often in relative obscurity. Anyone can nominate a leader before March 30.The winners will be announced as part of the Trust s annual Leader- ship Week in June. Chief executive of the Sir Peter Blake Trust, Shelley Campbell, says the aim of the awards is to encourage New Zea- landers to develop the kind of leadership demonstrated by Sir Peter Blake during his legendary yachting and environmental feats. True leaders dare to dream. They are willing to stand tall and put a stake in the ground, to believe. It s their vision, their ability to inspire and their belief that makes them stand above the rest. The Sir Peter Blake Leadership Awards were established to inspire and celebrate great lead- ership and are open to all New Zealanders. Visit www.sirpeter blaketrust.org or contact Siobhan O Kane at siobhan@sirpeterblake trust.org or 307-8875.
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