Northern News : October 19th 2011
19 NORTHERN NEWS, OCTOBER 19, 2011 SPORT To enter please go to the back page of our online edition at www.northernnews.co.nz - click on "latest edition" to view our online edition The lucky draw takes place on Monday 24 October so make sure your entries are in by then. The winner will be contacted by phone. A brand new book by Benji Marshall with Glenn Jackson - 256 pages published by Hodder Moa Benji: My Story details how a skinny kid from a small town in New Zealand became arguably rugby leagues most exciting talent. From his upbringing, born to a young mother and a father who he has never met; to the lows of his sporting career, the shoulder problems which derailed and almost destroyed him, and the off feld scrutiny which shadows him constantly; to the triumphs, the Tigers stunning premiership win and New Zealands World Cup and Four Nations victories. It introduces the uncles and wider family who helped raise him, as well as the man he would call his father, whose life and death changed him forever. This is Benji Marshall as you have never seen him before. THREE LUCKY READERS WILL WIN! BeInToWin Benji My Story The Authorised Biography Check out Sir Peter Leitchs Sports Museum at www.sirpetersmuseum.co.nz Horseback ki-o-rahi Horsing around: Ki-o-rahi on horseback in the Hokianga. Traditional ki-o-rahi saw an exciting change earlier this month in Rawene. Schools and riders from the region showcased the HEHA (healthy eating healthy action) Rugby World Cup ki-o-rahi event not only on foot but also on horse- back. For the first time Sport Northland in con- junction with the Hoki- anga Rough Riders brought to life the popu- lar Maori ball game. Leela Hauraki of the ki-o-rahi train the trainer workshops was thrilled with the day. It made sense to experiment and trial the game on horseback. But the highlight of the day was the partici- pation of schools dressed up in the colours of their adopted rugby country. Kohukohu School rep- resented Japan and walked away with the best dressed and school spirit award. Waima School (Ireland) took the year 5 and 6 category and Te Kura Kaupapa o te Tonga o Hokianga (Italy) won the year 7 and 8 final against Rawene (Samoa). The day was a great success and everyone enjoyed the hangi which promoted the healthy eating healthy action message. Rain spoils the season opening Slip sliding away: Bruce Mallindine testing the conditions. Super saloon driver: Geordie Inglis. The start to Kaikohe Speedway s opening day on Sunday, October 16 was looking great for the first race meeting of the season. Scrutineering started at 9.30am and there was a good showing of cars, drivers, volun- teers and spectators. But the rain gods had a different idea and the weather closed in. There was little con- trol out there, says Bruce Mallindine who went out to test the con- ditions in car 94k. After many attempts to try and bring the track back racing had to be called off. Next race date on October 30. Driveshaft shatters Not quite what he expected: Ray 'he who dares' Dare with the driveshaft piece in hand. Before: Dare leading before the mishap. Saloon drivers came out to play and test their new cars at Taipa Stock & Saloon Car Club s Practice Day on Saturday. Unfortunately not everything held to- gether for some drivers with Ray he who dares Dare s driveshaft shearing into pieces. Taipa s new season opening day on October 23 is set for racing to start at 1pm and will be a great afternoon s entertainment. New Ladies C grade driver Ashley Holder in her Mazda C Saloon will be a force to be reckoned with in the new season. Taipa Speedway is just 1km along Oruru Rd and is signposted from Taipa Bridge. Refreshments will be available.
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