Nelson Leader : September 5th 2013
4 THE NELSON LEADER, SEPTEMBER 5, 2013 NEWS "MY KIDS DON'T WORRY ABOUT ME DYING -- THEY JUST ENCOURAGE ME TO LIVE" Cigna Life Insurance New Zealand Limited To find out more, or get a quote and to purchase a Funeral Plan. www.cignafuneralplan.co.nz 0800 996 027 CALL NOW And if you sign up now, you'll get 10% off your first year's premiums. * e 55 ye l , - k e le t $5,000 e le el. W a a a n a s m ay. B t nt t n, w p tty s y t b tt t n s t t nk ab t. w ma tak n a y am y an y n a asy. W t a C na F n a P an, y s y , p t $15000 an y b tw n 55 an 85, y app a s a ant , w t n t sts m a st ns. It s asy t a t p m ms sta t m st 65 nts p ay*, an y an a an n st a w m n t s t n n t p n . An y pa tn s ns p t , y b t t an t a 20% s nt. A nta at s mm at y w t at by nat a a s s a t 24 m nt s. W n t t m m s, y s n b n a y w s a y t as paym nt w t n 48 s. C na a b n p t t n N w Z a an s 90 y a s. mak s t at y , an t p p y a ab t, a n ss t n t w y ab t. Boxer impresses By SALLY KIDSON Dreaming big: Boxer Joseph Parker with Viliamu Tia, 7, during his visit to meet children from the Victory Boxing Gym and Victory School this morning. Photo: Marion van Dijk The message he had was serious but Victory students shared plenty of laughs with one of New Zealand s rising sports stars. Heavyweight boxer Joseph Parker drop- ped into Victory School to meet students involved with the Victory Boxing pro- gramme on Tuesday morning. The fitness programme teaches students life skills through boxing. Parker, who towered over the students, was humble, soft-spoken and genuinely enjoyed his time with the students. He told them he grew up in south Auck- land in a close family which had given him good values. Parker said he Skyped his family regu- larly from the US. He told them he lived in Las Vegas and about his strict lifestyle of training, recov- ery, more training and watching his diet. The fact he got up at 5am to train. The children were intrigued by his description of a shop in Las Vegas that sold only M&M lollies -- with about 80 different varieties on sale. Parker told them he did not have a favourite variety as he had been unable to sample them due to his training. Parker and his trainer Kevin Barry were in Nelson as part of a national tour to promote Parker s upcoming Hydr8 ZERO New Zealand National Boxing Federation title fight on October 10. One student could not believe the date of the fight as it was the same day as her birthday. She was even more astounded when Barry told her it was his birthday too. Victory Boxing presented Parker and Barry with Victory Boxing singlets, by co- ordinator Paul Hampton. Students said they were presented with the singlets after they showed they could turn up consistently, train hard, respect the gym and adhere to other standards. Parker and Barry promised to wear the singlets when training. Barry is friends with Nelson man Barry Galbraith who also helps train students at the Victory Boxing Gym. Barry said Parker wanted to be a cham- pion and students would be able to look back on the time when they met him at Victory School when he was a household name. He said to be a champion you had to train hard and apply yourself. He encouraged the students to apply themselves every day and do their best at everything they did. They should not just turn up to school to eat lunch but should learn. Learn because when you learn that makes you a bigger more important per- son. So always try your best every day. Each of you is special and unique and everyone is born with special talents and gifts. More photos, p16.
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