Northern News : December 21st 2011
18 NORTHERN NEWS, DECEMBER 21, 2011 SPORT PROUDLY SPONSORED BY Bay of Islands www.paihianz.co.nz Midnight New Year's Eve 31st December 2011 Supported by the businesses of Paihia, Haruru Falls, Opua and Russell Organised by Business Paihia, Calders Design & Print, The Lion Foundation, The Bay Chronicle, The Northern News, Fullers Great Sights, Kingsgate Hotel, 35º South, AwesomeNZ, Classique Souvenirs, 4 Square Paihia, Explore NZ, Paihia Pharmacy, Scenic Hotels, Professionals - Dianne Quinn Real Estate Ltd MREINZ, Far North Holdings Ltd, Russell Business Association, Salt Air, Retail Holdings Ltd, Pub Charity. Season a stand-out In action: Kerikeri hockey player Leah Warren was voted most valuable player. It has been a hugely successful season for Kerikeri turf hockey players. This year 10 young sportspeople from the area were chosen for Northland regional representative teams. Representing Northland hockey in the U18 age group national tournament were Ellie Miller, Melissa Simpson and Samantha Wasson. Ellie recently trialled and gained a place in the U18 New Zealand team to play Aust- ralia this month. Northland was also represented by Nikki Wilson, Samantha Polovnikof and Georgia Miller in the U15 squad. Northland U13 Collier girls team captain Leah Warren was voted the most valuable player for Northland in the October tourna- ment. Most of these players started playing hockey with the Kerikeri Hockey Club at Kaikohe s Lindvark Park. The club needs new entrants and parents of potential young players are encouraged to intro- duce their children to the sport. They need coaches and organisers willing to develop teams at pri- mary and intermediate levels. Phone Claire Warren on (09) 407-3223 or email email@example.com. Weepu wins grand award Top award: Piri Weepu, recipient of the Maori supreme sports award. For the second year in a row another champion All Black has scored the supreme Alby Pryor award for top Maori sportsperson. Rugby World Cup star Piri Weepu took the senior Maori sportsman title before being named Albie Pryor Memorial Maori Sportsperson of the Year on December 3. Te Tohu Taakaro o Aotearoa hosted the 21st National Maori Sports Awards at the TelstraClear Pacific Events Centre in Manu- kau. The annual event was established by the late Albie Pryor. The 2011 award recipients: Albie Pryor Maori sportsperson of the year Rongomaraeroa: Piri Weepu (Te Whaka- tohea, Ngai Tahu) rugby. Senior Maori sportsman Te Tama-a-Tanenuia- rangi: Piri Weep. Senior Maori sportswoman Hineahuone: Lisa Car- rington (Te Aitanga-a- Mahaki) canoeing. Jun- ior Maori sportsman Te Tama-a-Ranginui: Trent Woodcock-Takurua (Nga puhi) BMX. Junior Maori sportswoman Te Tama- hine-a-Papatuanuku: Thea Awhitu (Taranaki Tuturu) boxing. Maori world champions in teams awards: Piri Weepu, Israel Dagg (Ngati Kahungunu), Richard Kahui (Ngati Maniapoto), Zac Guild- ford (Ngati Kahungunu), Aaron Cruden (Ngati Raukawa), Corey Jane (Ngati Kahungunu, Te Atiawa), Corey Flynn (Ngai Tahu), Hosea Gear (Ngati Porou) All Blacks, Rugby World Cup. Reuben Te Rangi (Nga- puhi) 3 x 3 basketball. Maori world champions awards: Jason Wynyard (Ngati Maniapoto, Nga- puhi) chopping, Luke Thompson (Ngapuhi) tae kwon do karate, Sam Sutton (Te Arawa, Ngati Tuwharetoa) extreme white water kayaking, Chelsea Marriner (Ngati Ruanui) dog agility, Jayne Parsons (Tara- naki) tandam cycling, Lisa Carrington (Te Aitanga-a-Mahaki) canoeing, Jan Khan (Ngati Rangitihi) lawn bowls. Maori sports media awards Whaka- paaoho Reo o Hinepuko- hurangi: Maori Tele- vision/Te Reo 2011 Rugby World Cup Final. Maori sports coach Te Maru o Tumatauenga: John Love (Te Atiawa) softball. Maori sports team Ika a Whiro: Jason and Karmyn Wynyard (Ngati Maniapoto, Nga- puhi) Jack n Jill Saw. Maori umpire/referee Te Aratiatia: Miah Williams (Ngati Tamatera; Ngati Hako) touch. Disabled Maori sportsperson Te Toihuarewa: Jayne Par- sons (Taranaki) tandem cycling. Maori Adminis- trator Maui Tikitiki-a- Taranga: Tony Kemp (Te Atiawa) rugby league. Cash and Classic Team effort: The inaugural Subaru NZ Triples Classic winners, from left: Skipper Joe Hovall, Steve Naera and wife Mel with Subaru NZ general manager Wally Dumper. The inaugural Suaru NZ Triples Classic was played at Waimamaku last month. Club president Ian Donovan took the bull by the horns and set the $1000 first prize. The winners were Joe Hovall (skipper), Steve Naera and wife Mel. Runners-up were Merv Kennedy s team from Kaeo, with the most aver- age team being Murray Riki s from Opononi. Cybil Dumper, 84, pulled out half- way through the first game with a knee injury but was not going to be left out. He is a distant relation to the sponsor, and they met for the first time at the tournament, Local member Barbara Coulter jumped to her aid with bandages. With her knee strapped up -- and just like an All Black -- Cybil went on to knock out one of the hot favourites of Henry Wikaira s team from Opononi. Members have greatly improved facilities since the club s establish- ment in 1955. Normal play is every Wednesday evening and most weekends. All visitors are welcome. Call Ian on (09) 405-8335.
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