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Princess Kate is waiting just for you
Ginger girl: Kate is on the
lookout for a wonderful
Princess Kate is waiting
for her Prince Charming
Failing that -- a won-
derful new owner who
will lavish her with love
Kate is a little unusual
in that she s a ginger and
She loves being
stroked and a nice
scratch under the chin.
She also enjoys a bit of a
cuddle -- but not if there
are other things to do
Kate and her brother
Tyson are busy young
kittens. They play
together, with the other
foster kittens and they ll
play with whoever
She s just a sweet-
natured, energetic bun-
dle of fur, her foster
carer in Pt England says.
If you can give
4-month-old Kate a home
call 575 9760.
Kittens up to six
months cost $150, cats
up to two years $100 and
All animals are
vaccinated, wormed and
treated for fleas.
Go to lonelymiaow.
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kittens for adoption.
King Afa begins road to title
By ESTHER LAUAKI
Knockout king: Panmure boxer ''King'' Afa Tatupu is boxing in an undercard bout in Japan this week. Photo: ESTHER LAUAKI
Go to eastandbayscourier.
co.nz to watch a video of
Tatupu in the ring.
A win in Japan would mean Afa
Tatupu s on his way to being king of
He left Kiwi shores for the first
time last week to take on Japanese
fighter Kyataro Fujimoto in Tokyo
for a bout that could move him a
step closer to a heavyweight title
shot next year.
Tatupu has only been boxing for
three years out of Panmure s Sham-
rock Boxing Association but he s
had seven wins from 10 fights and
six of those were knockouts.
They call him King Afa in the
I just came to the boxing gym for
fitness. I was training for rugby and
it all started from there. I ve given
up rugby indefinitely.
He said nerves only kicked in
days before he was due to fly.
You ve got to have the nerves. It
keeps the blood pumping. I think to
myself, This is just another step on
the road to being the best. I just
need to keep pushing myself and get
up there. Everyone wants to get to
the top in their sport.
Trainer Ron Foley says he is con-
fident Tatupu will show the world
what he s made of.
He s got wicked power for his
size so I think he should never be
underestimated, he says.
A victory against Fujimoto would
put Tatupu in contention for a
South Pacific title in the near
I am grateful for where I am in
boxing and that s thanks to God and
thanks to the love and support of
my awesome coach and my sponsor
Jim Johnstone . . . I d never forget
my lovely wife Cheryl and kids,
my church family and friends, he
Training has been full on since
Tatupu was called out to fight last
year. A typical week consists of five
days of boxing and a strict diet.
My wife makes me eat all the
good stuff now.
Meat and vegetables normally
but you know how it is with
Samoans, we love our corned beef
and taro. There s no more of that for
now, he says.
I m feeling beautiful at the
moment. I m in good shape and I m
Students can win with words
Young scribe: Librarian Hilary Arrowsmith looks over Sara-Louise Williams' entry
in the Win with Words competition.
Photo: CATHERINE HEALY
By CATHERINE HEALY
They will get almost one-on-
one attention, in that she will
give them tasks and comment on
Librarian Hilary Arrowsmith
Young writers in Remuera have
the chance to show off their skills,
thanks to a new competition
organised by Remuera Library.
Open to children in year 7 and 8
who live or go to school in Remu-
era, the Win with Words compe-
tition offers cash prizes to the top
First prize is a Westpac Remu-
era bank account with $150 in it.
There s a $100 account for second
place and $50 for third. Six
runners-up will receive book
vouchers worth $35.
Librarian Hilary Arrowsmith
says there are plenty of chances for
year 7 and 8 students to show off
their talents in the sporting and
academic arenas, but not so many
for the creative types.
There is a lot of goodwill from
Westpac and the local board to
make this happen, she says.
Entries must be no more than
500 words, but can be on any topic.
Sara-Louise Williams, 12, has
submitted a piece of historical fic-
tion set in war-time France,
inspired by a book she enjoyed.
English is Sara-Louise s second
She grew up in France and
speaks French at home.
I like the library and [the
children s librarian] told me I
should enter, so I did it, the
Remuera Intermediate student
The library will be hosting a
workshop on June 22 with author
Kate de Goldie, which year 7 and 8
children from nearby schools will
be invited to attend.
They will get almost one-on-one
attention, in that she will give
them tasks and comment on them
individually, Ms Arrowsmith
Stories will be judged on their
originality, use of language, story
construction and characterisation.
Entry forms for Win with Words
can be collected from the library or
The competition closes at
4.30pm, June 29.
They can be put in boxes at the
library or Westpac Remuera or
post to Remuera Library, 429
Remuera Rd, Auckland 1050.
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