Northern News : March 23rd 2011
22 NORTHERN NEWS, MARCH 23, 2011 SPORT verses--- by neil ieremia Whangarei 5 April Forum North 0800 TICKETEK www.ticketek.com Kerikeri 7-8 April Turner Centre (09) 407 0260 www.centakeri.com www.blackgrace.co.nz "A polished, pungent, bone- crunchingly physical alchemy of music, muscle and motion" New Zealand Herald, 2010 Te huihuinga o te wai o Omanaia A meeting regarding the water in Omanaia 5.00pm Monday the 28th March at Omanaia Marae Residents and whanau of Omanaia and all those concerned to the Omanaia Water Supply Line including those with connections in the outer Rawene area and Oue) are invited to provide feedback on their preferences for the Supply Line. Options currently being discussed can be summarized under the following headings: FNDC proposed dual supply line (dependant on community input for management protocols & approval) Community owned and operated line (dependant on funding availability) Agenda: 5.00 -- Potluck Dinner (please bring a plate to contribute) 5.30 -- Karakia/Mihimihi - Brief introduction to both schemes (10 mins) - Pros & Cons workshop (10 mins) - Open floor discussion - Call for resolution from attendees on preferences 7. 3 0 -- Karakia/Himene -- to close Nga mihi nui ki a koutou katoa, na Dallas Williams (Representative for Nga Uri O Omanaia) NEXT RACE MEET 27TH MARCH 2011 Racing starts at 1pm Featuring the C Grade 10 lap dash Upcoming Events Easter Stampede & CTRA Champs 22, 23, 24 April 2011 Club Secretary: Debbie 09 401 2651 3572503AC art ups tairs presents Seeing Red New works by Brenda Welch, Jan Beck, Wendy Galbraith & Joan Honeyfeld Opens Thursday 31 Mar 2011, 5-7pm www.artupstairs.org.nz 22 Mill Lane, Kerikeri Preview 5pm to 7pm Thursday 31 March 2011 Exhibition open 10am to 4pm weekdays 31 March through 29 April 2011 Dont miss out! Students take to the water Student's sailing day: Valentine, That Girl and Wavelength jostling near the start line for the race. It was a perfect day with light winds as Okaihau College year 10 students crewed 12 yachts at the Kerikeri Cruising Club, Doves Bay, on March 15. The conditions were ideal and gave students the opportunity of hand- ling different aspects of sailing and racing. The students crewed on a large range of boats from both the Opua and Kerikeri cruising clubs. The owners and skip- pers gave their time with some taking the day off work to make their boats available. A special thank you to all owners, skippers, other helpers and crew for a special day. In Race one Valentine slipped over the line at the hooter but was over- taken by Opua-based California Kiwi who led to the mark with Petty Cash, Rock n Roll and Aalita not far behind. This is the way they finished, with Bloody Mary fifth and Valen- tine fighting it out for sixth placing against Wavelength, five seconds behind. That Girl, Space Station, Kotahi Rua, Grey Seal and Second Wind brought up the rest of the fleet. It was a more spaced out start for the second race with Space Station leading the fleet, fol- lowed by Petty Cash, That Girl and Aalita. Captain Frank's loud and clear instructions worked their magic to see Petty Cash cross the line first. Rock N Roll lived up to its name heeling over, but the crew reported it was awesome'' and no one fell in. A serious moment came when the handi- cap results were read out, shifting the plac- ings about, but all students were happy with their perfor- mances. Skippers were thanked by the students and given a gift. Northern rugby on a high TheTeHikuOTeIka (Northern regions) Maori rugby team travelled to Palmerston North to play Te Tini A Maui (Central Regions) in the annual national regional Maori programme last week. The THOTI teams had a clean sweep, winning all three games for the first time in a number of years. Unfortunately, because of the Christ- church earthquake, the games against Te Waipounamu (South Island) were cancelled so THOTI teams are 2011 champions. The women won 26-5, the men 41-26 and the colts 82-17. The colts were coached by Northland Rugby development manager Hector Davies and were managed by NRU board secretary Henry Mackie and Dargaville rugby stalwart Blackie Wal- ters. The team included Ray Hutton, Jordyn Wiki- tera, Darryl Albert and Beau Dickens from Kai- taia, Eli George from Okaihau, Kadin TeNana from Kawakawa and Aorangi Stokes Ihaka Dunn, Ryson Thompson and Tyler Lansdowne from Whangarei. The team led 26-12 in the first half playing into the wind and completely dominated the TTAM team in the second half. Northland point scorers included Kadin TeNana two tries, Eli George, Ryson Thomp- son and Ray Hutton one try each, with Tyler Lansdowne kicking two conversions. In total the THOTI team scored 13 tries and kicked nine conversions. The level of this game will probably be the highest that a number of these players will achieve. There is no doubt, however, that some emerging stars will come from this group and coach Hector Davies is hoping that these players will remain in Northland. Keen competition at touch champs Winning girls: Tikipunga High School. It was great to see 20 teams from 15 schools represented at the Northland Secondary Schools Senior Touch Championships, sup- ported by Sport North- land and ASB. Kaikohe senior and junior youth touch modules hosted the championship at Lind- vart Park last week. In the girls' grade, Tikipunga were too strong for the rest of the teams in the round robin competition. Only North- land College looked like pushing them close but Tikipunga came out on top 4-1. Kerikeri was third beating Kamo in their game. The mixed grade had Kaitaia beating a very young Dargaville High in the semifinal, while Okaihau played their best game against Bay of Islands College in the other semi. The final was very close with Kaitaia defeating Okaihau 4-3. The boys' grade saw Bay of Islands too strong for Whangarei Boys in one semifinal while Kai- taia took out the other semi against Kamo. Bay of Islands beat Kaitaia 5-2 in the final. Plenty of jobs for volunteers during world cup Kitted up: Volunteer Gary Pearce in the official Rugby World Cup uniform. Rugby World Cup organ- isers are urging Northlanders to quickly put their hands up for volunteer roles as time is fast running out. Northland's world cup planning team will be filling remaining volun- teer roles at the last round of interviews later this month. The region will host three teams during the tournament -- Canada, Japan and Tonga -- and volunteers are needed in September and October leading up to and during the six-week event. While the tournament itself is still six months away, time is pressing because interviews need to be completed promptly to allow training and uniforms to be organised. Interviews are being held in Whangarei's ASB Northland Sports House, Kensington Park, from 2pm to 7pm on March 22 and 23 and in Paihia, at the Paihia Community Hall, Williams Rd, from 3pm to 7pm on March 24. The interview takes about 30 minutes. For more information on being a world cup voluntee visit www. rug- byworldcup.com/volun- teer. You can also follow Northland 2011 on www.twitter.com/North land2011 or become a fan on Facebook www. facebook.com/North land2011. 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