Northern News : March 30th 2011
14 NORTHERN NEWS, MARCH 30, 2011 SPORT o Calln w for a free e! Dm o Safe: Excellent on hills. Strong: Top the paddock. Investment: High re-sale value. Tilt-up Deck: Easiest to clean and maintain. Efficiency: Mow your lawn up to 50% faster. Back-up: All parts are available locally, same NZ importer and Back-up for over 20 years. Value: Three mowers in one; you can Catch, Mulch, and side discharge, no tools required. Manoeuvrable: Out Front Deck, get into tight spaces, under trees, eliminates push mowing and line-trimming. www.fieldpower.co.nz email: email@example.com 115 Kioreroa Rd Whangarei PH: 09 438 7228 Klinac Lane, Waipapa PH: 09 4070666 Redwoods Dental Centre, 1536 State Highway 10, Kerikeri (1 km north of the Kerikeri Crossroads Roundabout) Ph 09 407 4240 Michael (left), Denise (centre) & Matthew (right) Your experienced team Denise Mariu Dental Hygienist Michael Bain Dentist Matthew Bristow Dentist 2629318AA PROUD TO SUPPORT LOCAL SCHOOLS Thanks to local farmers and AFFCOs Cash for Schools programme last season, we donated more than $80,000 to 300 local schools, including those listed below. Its easy to get involved; just register your bobby calves with AFFCO today. For further details contact 0800 722 422 Cash for Schools donations made to: Kawakawa Primary School $53.20; Kaingaroa School $45.20; Kerikeri Primary School $446.80; Maromaku School $85.20; Moerewa School $167.20; Ohaeawai School $21.20; Okaihau Primary School $126.80; Springbank School $74.80;Tautoro School $63.20; Umawera School $132; Waiharara School $46.80; Introducing Shayne Wyatt • Lawnmowing, • Hedge Trimming, • Section Tidies, • Gardening Specialist Mangonui, Kaitaia, Ahipara Mangamuka, Broadwood, Kohukohu HOME SERVICES For a no obligation free quote phone 0800 800 286 09 406 0683 Open water winner Bay of Islands super swimmers: Harry Pearson, Sarah Gorman, David Clarke and Scott Clark. Sunscreen was the order of the day at the inaugural Swimming Northland Open Water Championships held at Kai Iwi Lakes near Dargaville on Saturday, March 12. Open water swim- ming is becoming more popular with the success of the Ocean Swim Series and, in particular, our own Russell to Paihia swim. Although the num- ber of swimmers was a little disappointing, the day was a huge success. The event was split into a 5km Championship for Club swimmers aged 13 and over, and a 2.5km swim for all- comers. Bay of Islands Swimming Club swim- mers Harry Pearson, 15, and Sarah Gorman, 16, capped a great day by winning the male and female Championship troph- ies and David Clarke, 13, finished second in the 13/14 boys' age group. In the 2.5km event, Scott Clark, 11, and the youngest competi- tor in the 2.5km, fin- ished fifth in the club swimmer event and Matt Peters, a BOI Masters swimmer, powered to victory five minutes ahead of sec- ond place in the open age/wetsuit event. A big thank you to organisers Swimming Northland, who pro- duced a fantastic course at a pictur- esque location on a lovely, sunny day. Kiwi black belt ranks 5th in world Silver medallist: Kerikeri Taekwon-Do champ Alex Couling displays her skills. This year, for the first time ever, the Taekwon- Do World Champion- ships were held in New Zealand. More than 550 com- petitors from 60 countries battled it out in Wellington at the TSB Arena from March 9-13. In September last year, the Kerikeri Club sent three black belts to the NZ trials and all were selected for the World Champs. They were Alex Couling (Senior 2nd), Dan Patterns, Riley Phillips- Harris (U18 Open Weight Sparring) and Sam Couling (U18 Sparring-Under 50kg and Junior Female Team Patterns). Training for the World Champs was intense. The black belts had group training three times a week as well as personal training. The hard work paid off with Alex winning the first two rounds against Scotland and the United States and drawing with Finland in the final. In the play-off, Alex lost in a judges split decision 3-2, with Finland going on to win the Gold Medal. Alex is now ranked 5th in the world. Riley came up against Sweden in the second round and lost in a split decision. Sam had a first round sparring loss to the US after a very close fight with multiple head kicks and body shots being scored by both competi- tors, but brought home a silver medal. The NZ reps would like to thank the members of the Kerikeri Club for their support and willingness to help in every way possible. Visit www.itkd.co.nz or call 0800-800-495. New team for rugby under-18s ' Guys who are 13 can play in this division if they're big. ' Dan O'Halloran, team spokesman Teenagers in the South Hokianga may soon have a chance to play competi- tive rugby. The Opononi-based South Hokianga Natives rugby team is forming an under-18s side to give teenagers exposure to the game at senior level. They need that experience in the under- age grade to step up, otherwise it's quite dangerous for them,'' team spokesman Dan O'Halloran says. The under-18 side will train with the senior side at Opononi Area School's top field on Tuesdays at 6pm and play curtain- raisers at its weekend games. Help getting to practices and games may be available. O'Halloran says two under-18 players have expressed interest in joining the team and he hopes more players will come forward. Guys who are 13 can play in this division if they're big.'' Phone Dan O'Halloran on 021-674-269 or 401-0032 to join.
March 23rd 2011
April 6th 2011