Northern News : December 8th 2010
16 NORTHERN NEWS, DECEMBER 8, 2010 SPORT Take your place@NorthTec Whakatangata ia koe@NorthTec Courses and programmes may be cancelled, postponed or have their content or configuration changed from time to time (including during the academic year) at the discretion of NorthTec. NorthTec has campuses in Whangarei and Kerikeri, and Learning Centres in Kaitaia, Rawene, Silverdale and Kaikohe. Freephone 0800 162 100 For more detailed information visit: www.northtec.info Study close to home Do you want to study but need to combine your learning with working part-time or looking after children? Then study close to home at one of our friendly regional campuses or learning centres in Räwene, Kaikohe, Kerikeri or Kaitaia. Be near to whanau and get all the support you need to succeed. You can learn from tutors who are leaders in their fields and embark on a new career or create employment opportunities for yourself without leaving the north. Enrol now for 2011 SERVICING AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS - KAIKOHE and KAITAIA A long-standing interest in cars led 17-year old Aaron Tau from Rahiri to enrol on the NorthTec Certificate in Servicing Automotive Systems in Kaikohe. "I've always wanted to work with cars so I was keen to take this opportunity." Places on the course are in demand so Aaron knew he had to show tutor Roger Floyed that he could make the most of his chance. Now Aaron has completed the programme he is being considered for an automotive apprenticeship in Waipapa next year. "I've always been a hands-on person, a real 'tutu' fella, mucking around with motorbikes and stock cars. Now I would like to see how far I can get working in a garage. Perhaps, if I work hard I can own my own business one day." Teams rewarded with prizegiving trophies Delighted: The Kawakawa under-11 team proudly displays its trophy for overall Kaupapa champions. There was a lot of fun, food, music, laughter and skill at the finals and prizegiving event for the Kaikohe Junior Youth Touch competition at Lindvart Park. With the music playing and the skill and pace of the finals, a lot of energy was spent by all who attended. In the under-11 grade, Kawakawa s speed was too much for Kaikohe West Warriors and they won 3-1. The under-13 grade saw Moerewa s skill and pace outdo Kaikohe Intermediate in their final 6-0. The under-15 grade had Dark Assailants use their representative players to control the game, beating Hokianga 5-2. The Kaupapa Champions trophies for exhibiting Trust, Honesty, Respect, Excel- lence, Attitude and Develop- ment in each of those three grades went to Kaikohe West Warriors in under-11, Moerewa for under-13 and Streetwise, the only girls team from Northland Col- lege, in the under-15 grade. The main trophy for over- all Kaupapa Champions in 2010 went to the under-11 Kawakawa team. Thanks and appreciation must go to Pub Charity, Southern Trust and COGS for funding donations that allowed the module to pur- chase all the gear and help run such a successful compe- tition. Thomas Fish Shop has also supported the sport for the past five years. Four set sights on Oceania event Kerikeri power men: From left: Douglas Hope, James Waghorn, Caleb Wright and Stephen Pickens. Stephen Pickens, Caleb Wright, Douglas Hope and James Waghorn of Kerikeri are off to the Oceania powerlifting competitions in Samoa. Pickens is competing in the masters category 2, 50-60 years three lift and hopes to better the NZ record of 201kg. Wright will enter the sub-junior, under 100kg, and hopes to achieve his personal best, NZ record and Oceania record, benching 170kg. Hope will enter the sub-junior, under 67.5kg class and aims to achieve his personal best and Oceania and NZ record of 120kg. James Waghorn will compete in the 100kg open men s division and hopes to achieve a per- sonal best of 160kg. Excitement builds for rugby match It s going to be a rugby year in the Far North next year with a pre- season Blues v Hurri- canes Investec Super Rugby game at the Kerikeri Domain in February and Rugby World Cup activity in October. Excitement is building around the match and people are already asking for tickets to the game on February 4, which will be available from Far North District Council i-Sites and ser- vice centres this week. The Far North District Council is hosting the match at 5pm after an approach from the Blues to hold a game in the northern region of the Blues franchise. It was an opportunity too good to miss so we re going for it, says Far North mayor Wayne Brown. We expect a lot of people will add the game into their Waitangi weekend plans and stay over in the Bay of Islands and we re pleased to be working with the Waitangi National Trust to promote both activities. Council operations manager Sue Hodge says a corporate marquee with 10 tables of 10 will take the place of trucks used last year. Ms Hodge says there was strong backing for the game from the busi- ness community, evident in Barfoot and Thomp- son s and Placemakers sponsorship. Tickets are $30 for reserved grand- stand seats with general admission $10 adult and $5 children. Visit www.fndc.govt. nz/rugby, email super 15@fndc. govt.nz or phone 0800-920-029 for information.
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