Northern News : April 20th 2011
22 NORTHERN NEWS, APRIL 20, 2011 SPORT Go online to our digital editions at www.northernnews.co.nz or www.baychronicle.co.nz, click on Latest Edition and register for FREE. Go to the last page to find The Great Big Easter Egg Hunt Competition. Print it out and circle the 10 purple Easter Eggs, fill in the coupon and send back to us to go in the draw for a $50 Warehouse voucher. All details are in our Digital Edition. Entrants must be 12 yrs or under. The Great Big If you are looking for new commercial directions, the introduction of the Twin Coast Cycleway from the Hokianga Harbour to the Bay of Islands could provide new and unique business opportunities. The cycle trail has the potential to provide new income streams for existing business entrepreneurs and for new players seeking to develop their own innovative business concepts. To register your interest in being part of these exciting new opportunities within the visitor industry, and for more information, please contact: Adrienne Tari Cycleway Co-ordinator Far North District Council Phone 0800 920 029 or 09 405 2750 Te Wananga o Aotearoa is offering to provide free First Steps to Business (FSTB) courses in the mid-north for those seeking to develop introductory business skills. The first course starts on 27 April at Kaikohe and the courses will be extended to other centres if there is sufficient interest. www.fndc.govt.nz 32 teams in event Best bowlers: Don Ramsey, Denis O'Callaghan, Ann O'Callaghan and Beryl Jamieson-Corbett. Great fun was had at the Coopers Beach Bowling Club's major tournament of the season, the 22nd Doubtless Bay Open Mixed Fours. The event attracted 32 teams to play over three days from April 5 to 7. There was a black and white theme this year so the clubrooms and surrounds were suitably adorned. Many players joined in on the theme, along with the kitchen helpers and raffle sellers, by dressing in black and white. Monday night was a get- together over drinks and nibbles and on Wednesday night a hearty meal of spit roast pork (donated and cooked by Chuck Grey), barbecue chops and salads were served before the dancing and singing began. The format of play for Tuesday and Wednesday was three two-hour games per day, with the top 16 teams progressing to the main event and the other 16 in the consolation event on Thursday. During the three days there were lucky team draws, daily raffles and a multi raffle. Before pres- enting the prizes, presi- dent Jack Hughes thanked the sponsors and all who helped make the event such a success. See results P16 Students' talents showcased Strong challenge: Bay of Islands College students give it their all in a powerful performance. Moving performance: Bay of Islands College wahine put on a convincing performance at the Te Tai Tokerau festival. Northland's young kapa haka groups almost moved audiences to tears at the Te Tai Tokerau Secondary Schools Kapa Haka Festival 2011. Co-hosted this month by Whangarei Girls' and Boys' High schools, the festival is a non-competitive celebration of culture and art through kapa haka. The event involved 25 schools from Warkworth to Kaitaia. Each was given 30 minutes to per- form to kaumatua, kuia and VIPs at Whangarei Girls' High. They then repeated the performance at the school's gymnasium. Hundreds of people came to watch the competition. Girls' high head of dance Leone Neal says the event had a really good atmos- phere. Te Tai Tokerau Secondary Schools Festival was con- ceived in 1976 by Opononi Area School parents and staff. It aims to encourage student participation in Maori cultural activities and showcase the talent of youth. The festival will be hosted in 2012 by Te Rangi Aniwaniwa in Awanui. Taipa squad gets serious A perfect Glee moment: Taipa Ki-o-Rahi squad ready for action. Forging ahead this season with an ambition to be recognised as serious competitors are the Ki-o-Rahi squad from Taipa Area School. Last week 17 senior students from the school travelled south to chal- lenge the more experi- enced Bay of Plenty teams at the National Secondary School Ki-o- Rahi Tournament in Uawa, Tolaga Bay. The Taipa squad has been practising inten- sively over the last few weeks. They have trained under the watchful eye of trainer and New Zealand Ki-o-Rahi representative Paulette Lewis. As the only Tai Tokerau team they did well to come fifth against some serious competition from the more experi- enced East Coast squads. The event has doubled in size since last year and is set to become a major event on the sport- ing calendar in the future. Taipa extends thanks to Te Runanga o Te Rarawa and Te Oranga for sponsoring a vehicle.
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