Northern News : August 24th 2011
10 NORTHERN NEWS, AUGUST 24, 2011 SPORT FREE FAMILY DAY The Centre, Kerikeri Saturday 27 August 2011 10am--2pm KERIKERI • Meet authors and illustrators • Listen to stories • Watch performances • Watch artists in action and create your own illustrations • Enter competitions and win prizes • Enjoy activities, talks and stories all day • Much, much more for more info visit www.storylines.org.nz 18th Annual Storylines Festival of New Zealand Children's Writers and Illustrators With the power of the internet today, when it comes to finding a prod- uct or service Google can search out and find what you are looking for in seconds. If your com- pany does not have a presence on the web you are missing out in favour of those who do. For a limited time Antix Copy Centre is offering a single page, Google searchable website for $99. This spe- cial price is in conjunction with their $99 for 500 full colour business cards of- fer. So that's $198 for 500 cards and website. For full details call Kelly on 09 401 6552. Advertisement Company Offers $99 Websites Kaitaia celebrates double finals wins RUGBY ' In Elijah [Taylor], Sam [McKendry] and Adam [Blair] we couldn't ask for more inspirational achievers for young men in Northland. ' Rob Wakelin, Rugby League Northland It's been a great season for Kaitaia as the town celebrated double suc- cess in Rugby League Northland 15s and 17s Grade Finals. Hometown hero Elijah Taylor was in the crowd on August 14 giving his support while enjoying a weekend break from the Warriors. The 15s won the cup bearing Taylor's name 34-4 against Marist, while a late try saw Kai- taia 17s beat Portland 32-30 in the Sam McKendry Shield. In cold conditions at Moerewa, the finals were the closing acts in a season that saw age- grade rugby league re- established in North- land, an outcome that pleased Rugby League Northland's Rob Wakelin. These grades were the number one priority for us this year and by getting them off the ground we now have a good foundation to build on next year and beyond. Successes this year have illustrated the opportunities that exist in rugby league and in Elijah, Sam [McKendry] and Adam [Blair]we couldn't ask for more inspirational achievers for young men in North- land. These guys are all rated just as highly off the field as they are on it.''Addressing the players after the match, Taylor recognised the talent that existed in North- land but warned talent only gets people so far. It also takes a lot of hard work,'' Taylor says. Though if I can make the NRL from having no power growing up in Owhata, then any of you can do it too.'' Presenting the Sam McKendry Shield was Rae Sowter, McKendry's mother, who passed on a message from her son for people to follow their dreams and urged par- ents to support those dreams. Kerikeri defeats defending champs SOCCER The defending league champions Onerahi foot- ball club faced off against Kerikeri on Saturday. The visiting side had a point to prove after defeats in the last two encounters against the Kerikeri team. Kerikeri began the game with a positive approach, playing the ball around at the back with the ever present Kieran Nagel and Zdenek Rosa playing in a defensive role. Onerahi tried to play high balls into the box but they were easily nul- lified by the strong Kerikeri defence. Kerikeri started to knock the ball around with ease and began to take full control of the game with Mark Coleman gaining a penalty. Zdenek Rosa stepped up to coolly slot the penalty away to take a 1-0 halftime lead. In the second half Kerikeri played some excellent possession foot- ball. The trio of Damon Lucas, Sam Green and James Daley were dictat- ing the midfield, feeding Dwain Beesley down the flank. Dwain put in an excellent performance but he couldn't find the second goal to finish the game off. Coach Jim Brooks made several changes with Danny Spake and Aiden O'Connor making a welcome return to the team. The change paid off straight away, as O'Connor linked up with Lucas to play an exquis- ite ball across the box to find Spake who blasted a shot across the keeper into the bottom corner of the goal giving Kerikeri a decisive win. Kerikeri's next game is at home against Bream Bay 2.45pm, Harmony lane, Waipapa. Coastal Classic stays on course SAILING The absence of a major sponsor will not prevent a perfect sailing and rugby experience going ahead at this year's Coastal Classic. The Coastal Classic will forge on to make the most of a chance to offer up Rugby World Cup viewing. Essentially the Labour weekend event will go ahead as normal during RWC finals weekend,'' says race director Jon Vincent of the New Zealand Multi- hull Yacht Club. That means the race will get going at about 1000hrs on Friday, October 21, from Devonport Wharf in Auckland and will fin- ish 119 nautical miles up the coast off Russell Wharf in the Bay of Islands.'' Prizegiving will kick off sailing's biggest party of the year on Saturday night and entrants will get the opportunity to watch the final at 9pm on Sunday night from a big screen, either in the Bay of Islands or at one of three points on the route home. There are some changes to the event format. The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squad- ron will run the startline on the New Zealand Multihull Yacht Club's behalf, with multihulls starting to the star- board end of the line and everyone else to port. The club will run the finish line and events in Russell. Because the prize- giving is on Saturday, the race cut-off time will be brought forward to 2pm on the Satur- day. Water taxis will run but only until the official party ends on Saturday night, so crews will need to ensure they have reliable on-water trans- port in the form of a dinghy or support boat. HSBC gave us eight years of fantastic sup- port and, like for many events pitching for sponsorship in difficult times, our quest this year was unsuccessful,'' Mr Vincent says. The Coastal Classic has been well managed for many years so it's in good health. We hope it's an opportunity to make the event better than ever in the future.'' Go online to www. coastalclassic.co.nz for more information.
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