Northern News : September 14th 2011
10 NORTHERN NEWS, SEPTEMBER 14, 2011 EWNVWTCN LWPEVKQP QH VJG PQTVJ *SiS]SiS 7fWS_ He TRAINS DEPART KAWAKAWA VINTAGE RAILWAY STATION FROM 9AM TO TAUMARERE RUGBY GROUNDS (and returns every hour) PURCHASE TICKETS ON DAY AT STATION NO PARKING AT OR CLOSE TO RUGBY GROUNDS. ALCOHOL PURCHASE ON SITE ONLY. PARK, RIDE & ENTRY $10 PER ADULT CHILDREN FREE SAT 17TH SEPTEMBER *SiS]SiS 7fWS_ He SAT 17TH SEPTEMBER Full steam ahead for a big day of sporting fun Let the games begin: Gabriel gets steamed up for the Steam 7's. It is going to be a fantastic day of sport and fun on Sept- ember 17 when the Kawa- kawa Steam 7 s kicks off, organiser Kate Moroney says. And she has a high- powered committee to help her ensure it is a great day for the region. The committee comprising representatives from the Kawakawa Business Associ- ation, Sport Northland, Northland Rugby Referees Association, Bay of Islands Vintage Railway and United Kawakawa Rugby Club has put together what promises to be a very special and unique occasion that links in with the Rugby World Cup and is also intended to become an annual event for Northland. And with the organisation by the Northland Rugby Referees Association, the sevens tournament compris- ing 16 teams from areas including North Harbour, Whangarei, Waipu, Kerikeri, Dargaville, Ohaeawai and Kawakawa is certain to be run very professionally. The teams will compete for prize money of $5000 put up by Far North Holdings, and for the three rugby/railway- themed trophies made by railway operations manager Mike Bradshaw. But it is the involvement of the Vintage Railway that is set to make this Steam 7 s tournament stand out. There will be no public parking at or close to the United Kawakawa Rugby Club grounds. Instead, all spectators and supporters will park in Kawakawa and ride the vintage steam engine Gabriel, which departs the station every hour from 9am to the new platform at the grounds. The $10 charge covers the ride and entry to the grounds. Children ride free and entry for the day is free for chil- dren. The games begin at 10am and finish at about 4pm. To ensure there is a great atmosphere there will be food stalls, a bouncy castle for the children, softball organised by Third Base for children, and raffles. One is the Sporting Legends raffle -- the prizes being a rugby ball signed by a number of high-profile sport- ing legends of the past and present, and the other is a rugby ball signed by the Taniwha ITM Cup team. This is another event that will highlight the innovation and fun that the Far North can produce and it will be an event to make Northland proud. We just hope that Northlanders will turn up in large numbers to support it, Ms Moroney says.
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