Northern News : March 16th 2011
18 NORTHERN NEWS, MARCH 16, 2011 SPORT Three Tenors and a Soprano 2011 Single Tickets $25 Groups of 10 or more $22 each Book online at www.operatunity.co.nz For bookings phone toll free: 0508 266 237 Or email your request to: firstname.lastname@example.org "Musical concerts the way they used to be" Presenting our New Zealand Three Tenors, Benjamin Makisi, Derek Hill, Bonaventure Allan-Moetaua with soprano Susan Boland accompanied by Alex Wiltshire in a tribute to the great tenors, both past and present. A new look concert with this sell-out line-up! Sunday 3rd April, 2pm Concert Turner Theatre, The Centre at Kerikeri 43 Cobham Road, Kerikeri www.wdc.govt.nz A meeting will be held regarding the Hikurangi Swamp Scheme at Fonterra Farms, Jordan Valley Road, on Wednesday 30 March at 10.30am, to discuss: • 28 January Storm effects and issues • resource consent requirements and progress • swamp operation feedback • access to pump stations and operation of equipment • scheme nances - future scenarios including pump upgrades. M P Simpson CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Whangarei District Council SCORES AND DRAWS SOFTBALL Taiamai Social Sports Mixed softball tournament in Kaikohe at Lindvart Park on Saturday, March 26, $50 entry fee. A fun-filled event is planned for all with trophies, awards and cash prizes. The tournament will be played in the memory of John (Pop) and Kohu (Ma) who were considered the dad and mum to many in Bay of Islands and Ohaewai sport. They inspired, encouraged, cared for and fed an overwhelming number of youth in sports, including 16 of their own children. Mixed fastpitch 8 team tournament layout: 2x4 team round robin pool play, cross overs, semis and finals. Some gear provided if needed. Contact Mel/Del (09) 405-9755 or 027-308-8894. FOOTBALL Kickability Waipapa Kickability Enhance your Ability -- Kick the Disability is a non-profit organisation dedicated to coaching people with special physical and mental health challenges. Thomas Silk is contracted with Northland Sport to coach summer soccer and fun football. Open day: Sunday, April 3, 2pm- 4pm. Classes: Thursdays, April 7, 14, 21 and 28,1pm-3pm. BRIDGE Paihia Club Tuesday, March 8, Crawford Ind. Cup 2 N/S: E Killen & T.Morris 59.72, 1; J Arkinstall & M Schmutzler 57.64, 2; A Bowey & Di Sadler 41.67, 3. E/W: R Campbell & M Neumann 60.42, 1; A Christmas & D Sadler 52.78, 2; B Jepson&PMoffat 47.22, 3. Friday, March 11, March Prs 3 N/S: P McNicoll & G Roberts 55.50, 1; D Sadler & A Thomson 55.00, 2; B Oates & G Smith 52.50,3.E/W:AMSharp&N Shuker 59.50, 1; N Cunningham & J Hope 56.50, 2; V Christmas & D Sadler 49.00, 3. Kerikeri Club Monday, March 7 Handicap Pairs Howell: S Brown & L Hatrick 64.97, 1; A Chappell & J Robinson 61.79, 2; S Parker & D Sadler 60.32, 3; S Douglas & L Purdie 60.26, 4. Thursday, March 10 Ann's Travel Handicap Pairs Howell: A Hartstein & M Russ 66.70, 1; B Brown&DWilson 65.49, 2; L Dickinson & D Skinner 63.34, 3; M & G Wright 61.48, 4. RUNNING/ Bay of Islands Runners & Walkers Together with the Rawene Gym, we are hosting the Tour de Rawene this Saturday, March 19. This event is a run/walk around the town, one till four laps of 2.5km each. Start 10am. Prizegiving and lunch at the Masonic Hotel afterwards. Entries should be in by now but late entries are possible for $15. Call Gea on 405-7773 or email email@example.com. BOWLS Far North Centre Entries: Men's Champ of Champ singles March 19-20. The venues for the men and women also the first year bowlers are: Men (Kerikeri), Women (Kaikohe), first year bowlers (Coopers Beach) the finals will be at the Kerikeri bowling club for everyone. In the mens section; Monte Pawa (RSA), John Gleeson(Hou), Alan Martin (Kaeo), Henare Wikaira (Kaik), Barry Allison (Comb), Cedric Campbell (Ch/Rd), Robbie Norman (Kawa), David Hood (Keri), Peter Guest (Kohu), Shaun Richards (Okai), Graham Maunsell (Opo), Tupu Campbell (Oruru), Mark Williams (Russ), Chris Clementson (Wait). Womens section; Maureen Messenger (Coopers), Edna Thompson (RSA), Tania Tana (Hoki), Elizabeth Mansill (Hou), Maree Yovich (Kaeo), Karen Morunga (Kaik), Jean Huxtable (Comb), Liz Anderson (Ch/Rd), Kera Parata (Kawa), Ellaine Albury (Keri), Mariana Pirini (Kohu), Carmen Chiswell (Okai), Sophie Toi (Opo), Lee Kaio (Oruru), Claudia Harris (Russ), Judy Collins (Wait). First year (men) Dennis Hailey (Coopers), Brian Bellas (Comb), Derek Waro (Kawa), Michael Savage (Keri), David Haynes (Okai), Harry Barlow (Opo), Alan Bright (Oruru), Shane Leonard (Russ), Shane Moore (Wai). Women; Gaye Parker (Coopers), Shirley Parris (RSA), Delwyn Travers (Ch/Rd), Debbie Milner (Kawa), Emma Savill- Burley (Okai), Ana Pipi (Opo), Mel Naera (Waim), Diane Southey (Wait). Report time 8.30am trial ends before 9am start. Bring a marker. GOLF Bay of Islands Club Ladies Results, Tuesday,March 8. Round 2 of the Nancy McCormick National competition (foursomes handicap strokeplay) was played on Tuesday, March 8. The winners were Joanna Riddell and Mary Driesbock, followed by Lorraine Jamieson and Helen Toms. In third place were Angie Coen and Vera Hawthorn. Drawn twos -- Lorraine Jamieson, Helen Toms, Angie Coen and Vera Hawthorn. The alternative haggle was Fairways and Greens. The winner was Jenni Sorensen with 95 points followed by Bev Westend 87, Julie Spencer 61 and Diane Russell 55. Glenis Hilt scored the only two on the 13th. A great day for Knights After a memorable win over the Wellington Firebirds, the Yahoo! Xtra Northern Knights have pulled off a record- setting Plunket Shield victory in Whangarei. Wellington declared their second innings at 212-4 late on day three -- banking on further Knights batting woes. But Knights openers Brad Wilson and BJ Watling turned the tables, settling in to build a new Northern Districts record opening partnership against all teams of 274 runs. Both Wilson (151) and Watling (164 not out) surpassed their previous best first-class scores in the innings, with Hamish Marshall joining Watling for the last rites and adding a cracking unbeaten half-century as they hunted down the last of the 384 runs required for a shock nine-wicket victory and a vital six points from the key round six match. The Knights are two points behind leaders the Central Stags and play cellar-dwellers the Auck- land Aces in Hamilton this week. Changes to north's cycle challenge One of the largest fields will assemble for the Northland cycle chal- lenge this week. Some 460 have entered for the 11th challenge from March 17 to 20. There have been a number of changes made to this year s event by race director Stephen Cox. Accounting group BDO has taken on the naming sponsorship for the next three years, and the name of the challenge has changed to Tour of Northland. There have also been changes made to the course which include a new first day. Day one will start at the Tikipunga Sports grounds and travel to Dargaville via Three Mile Bush Rd, Kokopu, Titoki, Pakotai, Tangowahine Valley, SH14. Days two and three will continue on the normal route from Dargaville to Opononi and then on to Paihia. The final day will start in Russell and travel via the coastal road to Whakapara, SH1 until turning into Saleyards Rd, then Vinegar Hill Rd to finish back at the Tikipunga Sports ground. Mr Cox says the Cycle Challenge is extremely lucky to have the support of many local people and sponsors. The support and understanding from other road users during the four days will also be very important. Drivers need to expect a few delays here and there as 460 cyclists will obvi- ously cause some minor delays. The safety of all road users is paramount. Cyclists need to take special care out on the road. The field is split into a number of groups to help spread the field. In the men s field, Northland rider Lee Johnstone is expected to be a strong contender for the overall title but strong challenges will come from Nick Lovegrove (Auckland) and Matt Gorter (Hamil- ton). Others expected to do well include Tom Andrews and young Mat- thew Markby. The women s title could be a battle between local Chubby Hale and Hamil- ton rider Deane Bell. This year will see a total 72 Northland riders take part. If you require further information con- tact Stephen Cox, 027- 492-5672 or stephen@ dynamoevents.co.nz or visit www.dynamo events.co.nz for more information. Trail ride is timed to perfection No horsing around: The vetting ring where horses' heart rates are checked after the ride. A successful day was had at the Northland Trail Riding Club s timed trail ride with 37 competitors taking part. The weather was fan- tastic and it was excel- lent riding. The results were: Nov- ice 10K -- 1 Pam Wordley on Willow; 2 Cherie Bateman on Cappy; 3 Fran Paul riding Grom- met; 4 Megan Bramley on Sunkiss. Novice 20K -- 1 Ross Matheson on Nevada; 2 Chris Boniface on Mas- sari; 3 Sharon Palmer on Santa; 4 Miranda Vriend riding Rielly Intermediate 20K -- 1 equal Sarah and Gerald- ine Gorman on Pippi and Coldplay; 3 Emily Fladg- ate on James. The next event is on April 17 at Waitangi For- est starting at the Paihia Pony Club grounds. The club has a Facebook page, Northland Trail Riding Club , which will be updated regularly, or contact Adele Maraki on (09) 401-9444, 021-232- 3028 or email adele. firstname.lastname@example.org. Luke's whopper fish reels in $32,000 prize money A happy Cantabrian: Christchurch man Luke Boyes finds some luck at the Snapper Bonanza. Christchurch man Luke Boyes won $32,000 at the 90 Mile Beach Snap- per Bonanza despite it being cut short by the threat of a tsunami. Police and Civil Defence ordered 90 Mile Beach closed at 2am Saturday and organ- isers were forced to can- cel the last day of this annual fishing compe- tition. Volunteers patrolled the beach in the early hours informing people of the tsunami alert and sending them away to safety. Access roads were manned and fishermen were told of the ban. Ahipara resident Kylee Harrison reported large tidal movements in Shipwreck Bay, and residents of Houhora on the east coast reported similar sea changes. The irony of the morning s events did not escape Boyes but he was happy to walk away with the cheque for $30,000 for his 8.89kg fish, the overall prize for the heaviest snapper of the week, plus a $2000 daily prize. Because the final day was cancelled the prizes were all lucky draws. Port Albert resident Wallie Regan won $2000, Sharon Rider from Kaitaia won $1000, Dargaville resi- dent Paul Ralph col- lected $500, Carol Berghan from Ahipara won $300 and $200 was won by Reg Frost from Kaitaia. Lucky team 43 from Kaitaia, led by Mike Scott, was $400 richer as team of the day. $1000 for average weight went to lucky angler Edith Scower from Kaitaia. The lucky draw run over six days had 12 people vying for the Mitsubishi Triton 4x4 ute valued at $51,000. The 12 entrants were whittled down to one winner, Dennis Clarke from Auckland, who got into the draw on Saturday afternoon. This was a fantastic contest with perfect con- ditions and 802 snapper weighed in.
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