Northern News : December 1st 2010
9 NORTHERN NEWS, DECEMBER 1, 2010 SPORT Paid Opinion Piece Investng in the next generaton Children are like sponges; be a role model thats the advice given to me when I started teaching in the 1990s. Multple classrooms and students later, this couldnt ring truer. As a parent I have seen my own daughter eat her breakfast like me, brush her teeth in the same order and use the same phrases when talking to her grandparents on the phone. We should never underestmate the role we play in developing the next generaton. My brother and I had this experience in our early teens. A local fshnchip shop owner asked us to paint the interior of his shop. We jumped at it earning any money in the school holidays was something not to be turned down! We got stuck in and did what we thought was a fantastc job. The fact of the mater however was that we had NEVER painted anything of signifcance apart from doing Art in Standard 4. Apparently it must have shown - a professional painter was there the following week cleaning up our mess! So what was the point? Why did he ask us, knowing full well that we didnt have the skill or the knowledge? He saw an opportunity to give us a chance. A chance to gain experience, a chance to learn, a chance to know what it was to work. We were there everyday for a week, from sun up to sun down. We learnt the diﬀerence between acrylic and enamel, how to tape windows and skirtng, about thinning and cleaning up. We didnt do a great job but we certainly learnt a whole lot throughout it all. Young people today are just as much in need of the kind of opportunity we were given. There are many organisatons and businesses training up the next generaton in some form or another and this is fantastc. As individuals, we can also invest in the next generaton - having the neighbours kids helping out on the farm, asking your local school for some students, or simply taking it upon yourself to mentor your daughter, son, or grandkids are examples. The next generaton are asking for mentors; they are asking for people who will be willing to give them experience, asking for people prepared to give them a chance, asking for people who will believe in their potental. Lets look outside of ourselves today and consider who we can invest in. Im sure Northland will be a beter place as we do so. Next tme Apprentceships perhaps a re-think is in order Northland Secretary Mark B. 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E/W:1 A Bowey & Jo An Marie White 61.50; 2 B Mendelssohn & M Neumann 58.00; 3 B Jepson&PMoffat 51.50. November 26 2010 Nov Prs 3 N/S: 1. B Jepson&LSmith 60.12;2BMendelssohn & D Wesson 54.17;3PMcNicholl & B Oates 53.27. E/W: 1 V Christmas & Di Sadler 62.50; 2 A Bowey & A Thomson 60.42; 3 R Campbell&TMorris 53.87. Kerikeri Club Monday, November 22, Singles Howell: 1 J Beer & L Purdie 63.89; 2 A Chappell & J Robinson 62.50; 3 A Boyd & S Douglas 57.99; 4 J Harsveld & T Simmonds 55.21. Final, November Singles: 1 L Purdie 238.20; 2 A Purdie 236.71; 3 S Douglas 228.92. Thursday, Nov 25, Crew Cut Handicap Pairs N/S: 1 S Brown & A Hartstein 61.11;2IMarr&SParker 59.43; 3 L Dickinson & M Kennedy 57.34. E/W: 1 J Harsveld & J Robinson 69.14; 2 A Chappell & A Ellis 59.57; 3 J Beer & L Purdie 57.78. RUGBY Kaikohe Junior Youth Touch Module Draw 2010. Thursday, December 2: Round 1: 4pm U7 Hokianga v West Dragons H1; U7 KHRugbyvEast1H2;U7East2 v West Hotrods H3; U7 Tautoro v Kura H4; U9 West Thunder v Hokianga R2 U9 Kura v East Jets R3; U9 West Bulldogs v East Torpedo R4; U13 Hokianga v Kura 1;U13KHInt1vTautoro2;U11 Hokianga v West Riders 3; U11 Kaikohekohe v East Sharks 4; U11 Tautoro v West Taniwha 5; U11 West Bling-bling v East Stingrays 6. Round 2: 4.30pm U9 KH Rugby v West Thunder 1; U11 Final Kawakawa v West Warriors 2; U13 Final Moerewa v KH Int 2 3; U15 Final Dark Assailants v Souljahs 4; U15 Hokianga v Streetwise 5. SAMURI 7S SERIES The Northland Secondary Schoolgirls Samuri 7's Series rugby was held at Remuera recently. We are very proud to have had Aroha Heta play as a representative. The team played four games and points were hard fought. They had no wins but this was their first experience at 7s. Well done to our Northland girls and aroha for their commitment and perserverance. Ki-o-rahi campaigner up for sports award Driver: Kerikeri's Harko Brown has been nominated for a Maori Sports Award. Photo: DIANE STODDARD Kerikeri's national cru- sader for cultural sports inclusion in schools, sports programmes and health interventions has been shortlisted for a 2010 Maori Sports Award as administrator of the year. Harko Brown is chair- man of Ki-o-rahi Ako- tanga Iho, the national ki-o-rahi association. Since its founding in 2003, Mr Brown has guided ki-o-rahi develop- ments both locally and nationally with many of the original Far North members and players still driving the kau- papa. This year Mr Brown facilitated a nationwide series of 20 workshops for Physical Education NZ, Sport and Rec- reation NZ and the Min- istry of Health. On February 5 next year games between Bay of Islands, Whangarei and Muriwhenua teams will be held at the 5000-seat stadium on the Kerikeri Domain. We will also run a twilight festival with kapa haka and mau rakau displays, stalls and music so it will be a great community event in aid of the Christ- church earthquake ap- peal,'' says Mr Brown. The organisation is also co-ordinating a Ki-o-Rahi Tourism Trail around the country during the Rugby World Cup, which will have its finale at the treaty grounds at Wai- tangi. It's all of us working together, believing in positive change and chal- lenging the status quo. Its also about part- nerships and the devel- opment of a medium which is attracting thou- sands of Maori and Pakeha players each year,'' he says. The Maori Sports Awards will be presented at the TelstraClear Pacific Events Centre, Manukau, on Saturday. Paperchase leads chase A beautiful evening with a gentle, fluctuat- ing breeze put a pre- mium on picking the right sail and going the right way in the Trixie Newton World Travel series 4. Nineteen starters set sail at the Kerikeri Cruising Club on Wednesday night. In the B division, Paperchase, fresh from winning the A division in Sunday's 30-miler, moved out to a large lead which she was to hold and increase all around the track. Paperchase crossed the line seven minutes ahead of Coyote Blue with That Girl another three minutes back. The handicap was won by Paperchase from Coyote Blue and Bedouin. The A1 Security 2-handed race 4 saw a continuation of the sub- lime summer weather and light airs. The officer of the day selec- ted course 10 which goes out to Motutera- kihi Island, around Flat Island and back up to Te Puna. All the way back to Kent Pass- age before entering the Kerikeri River and up to SW buoy, across to Western buoy and back to the finish outside the Kerikeri Cruising Club -- a distance of 12.5 miles. Vim led from the start, followed by Physical Favours, who soon took the lead. She held for a large portion of the course before surrendering to North- ern Rebel, who crossed to take line honours. For the second race in a row, Zuma took the handicap prize by just six seconds from Bedouin with Coyote Blue in third. Kerikeri secures third win BP Kerikeri Boys 1st XI Cricket team have secured another win in the Whangarei Collegi- ate Twenty20 tourna- ment. It's the third con- secutive win for the team. Kerikeri ended the first innings against Kamo High School in the 19th over. Chasing 132 to win, the opposition were unable to gather momentum with Kamo reeling at 4-20 and end- ed their innings all out for 70 in the 16th over.
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