Northern News : October 12th 2011
8 NORTHERN NEWS, OCTOBER 12, 2011 NEWS Congratulations: Elley Miller and Melissa Simpson have made the NZ U18 hockey squad. The Kerikeri girls train for four days this month in Christchurch and if they are successful they play Australia in December in Australia. They also played for the Northland NHL womens team and came fourth at the national tournament. Elley and Melissa would like to thank their sponsors. Girls make hockey squad Anyone for croquet? Have a go day is coming up If you're keen to try out a new game this summer, the Kerikeri Croquet Club is holding a have a go day on October 20 at 1.30pm at Cherry House, Landing Rd. Men and women of any age are welcome to come to the lovely lawns surrounded by large trees and bordered by the river. The club plays both association and golf croquet, the difference in these two games will be explained. If interested, you can have three free games and if you wish to join, a reduced annual fee will be offered. Kerikeri Croquet Club participates in tournaments between clubs from Waipu to Kaitaia and further afield. Association croquet is played on Wednesday at 9.30am onwards and Saturday morn- ing. Golf croquet is played on Thursday morning, and twi- light croquet is played Tuesday evenings from 5.15pm until 7pm during the summer months, starting on Tuesday, October 25. Any inquiries to secretary Anne Macrae phone 407-9460, or president Pauline Koreman 407-5222. Golfers get on course with rugby fever Cup fever: Lady golfers catch the Rugby World Cup fever. Rugby World Cup fever struck the Bay of Islands Golf Club on September 26 when the ladies took to the course to contest the Rugby World Cup Finals, There were many surprises on the day. The biggest upset was Tonga (Ann Nunn and Pat Ford) thrashing Australia (Carolyn Price and Lyn Stratford). The other well deserved wins were Ireland (Angie Coen and Pat Strang) beating Samoa (Betty Ashby and Margaret Warehau), Wales (Shirley Sceats and Heather Jobson) beating Canada (Vera Hawthorn and Sue Ebden) and Japan (Nobi Matsubara and Elenor Douglas) beating Namibia (Mavis Graham and Lyndsay Messenger). Several teams treated the other players to impromptu renderings of their anthems. RWC volunteers: A team of 50 Northland Rugby World Cup 2011 volunteers headed south to work at the North Harbour Stadium pool match. Volunteers happy to do their bit Northland's RWC volunteers again helped out their Auck- land neighbours for the Sept- ember 30 pool match at North Harbour Stadium. Around 50 Northlanders headed south to add to the team of Rugby World Cup volunteers working at the South Africa v Samoa match. We have been really happy with the wonderful support from our Northland RWC 2011 volunteers,'' Northland 2011 volunteer workforce manager Colleen Atchison says. Out of the 50 RWC 2011 volunteers in the crew, 13 worked at the previous three pool matches at North Har- bour Stadium,'' Mrs Atchison says. It's a really long day and night for many because the catchment of our Northland RWC 2011 volunteers includes people from Whangarei, the Bay of Islands and the wider mid- north area.'' Whangarei's two pool matches have been played but Northland's cup volunteers are still working in the Bay of Islands and at the Northland Welcome Cen- tre in Kaiwaka until the end of the tournament. For further information, REAL NZ Festival events and other news happening in Northland throughout RWC 2011, visit www.north land2011.com. Golf club to hold tournament for cancer research Pink Ribbon: Golfing for charity at Kaikohe. Kaikohe Golf Club is holding the inaugural Pink Ribbon Charity tournament on Octo- ber 15. The event is open to all golfers, nine- holers and non-golfers are welcome. The tee is open from 8am until 1pm. Prizes cover best gross, nett and stableford for all handicaps. Longest drives and nearest the pin will be by age divisions. Any holes in one will be awarded a special prize and all entry cards will have a number for lucky draws. A raffle will also be held prior to prize giving. There'll be a gold coin saus- age sizzle on the course and a barbecue available after completion of play. The club has obtained some sponsorship but would welcome more from the business community and also individuals. The more sponsorship, the more prizes and the more fun. Money raised will all be donated to breast cancer research. For tee times call (09) 405-3814 or 027-275- 3899.
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