Northern News : August 15th 2012
10 NORTHERN NEWS, AUGUST 15, 2012 SPORT YourHome&Surrounds Northern News & Bay Chronicle feature 4789148AA Time to sprout spuds By LYNDA HALLINAN Daylight saving starts in just eight weeks and that means we're on the home straight for spring. If you want gourmet waxy spuds for Christ- mas, now s the time to get started. 1. Sprout your seed spuds: New season s seed potatoes are available in garden centres and, in frost-free climates, they can go straight into the soil, while elsewhere you can sprout (or chit") them in trays in a warm spot indoors. After two to three weeks, when they pro- duce good shoots from the eyes, you can slip them into trenches in your garden. If you re planting seed potatoes in planter bags, baskets or large pots, you can skip the sprout- ing step. Just add 15 to 20cm of vege mix or a 50:50 mix of potting mix or garden soil to the base of your container and nestle the spuds into it. When they send up their first shoots, cover with more soil and repeat this process until the container is full. 2. Sow and plant: Peas, snow peas, sugar snaps, broad beans, spin- ach, silverbeet, cauli- flowers, broccoli, kale, baby carrots (in con- tainers), onions, florence fennel and lettuce. 3. Dig in cover crops: If you sowed green manure crops, such as mustard, oats or broad beans in your empty beds over winter, you can start digging them in now so they start to break down ahead of spring planting. Cover crops should be dug in before they start to flower, as by then the plants start to form woody stalks. Cover crops are an excellent way to improve your soil structure (by adding organic matter) and retain nutrients that would otherwise be lost to winter run-off or soil erosion. 4. Keep planting fruit trees: You may have noticed that the buds are start- ing to swell on stonefruit trees, which means bud burst is only a few weeks away. Spray with copper now if you want to reduce the risk of leaf curl later in the season. Itrytoplantafew new fruit trees every year, and this year I like the sound of the dwarf pear Garden Belle. Garden Belle is the first truly dwarf pear tree available in New Zealand, growing to just 3 metres, with sweet, green, mildly russetted skin. The fruit ripens mid- summer and stores well. Order from garden centres. Adapted from the e-newsletter Get Growing from New Zealand Gar- dener. What an achievement: 49er sailors Peter Burling, left and Blair Tuke on the Olympic podium with their silver medals. Photo: CLIVE MASON Town's first medal Blair Tuke and Peter Burling s silver was Kerikeri s first ever Olympic medal, New Zealand s hundredth, the 10th medal won by New Zealand at the 2012 Olympics -- and it is 20 years since New Zealand has won a medal in centreboard boat sailing. Bruce and Judith Burling got little sleep as their grandson Peter Burling and Kerikeri sailor Blair Tuke sailed their hearts out and were presented with silver medals. With limited tele- vision coverage, Bruce and Judith relied on emails from Peter s par- ents, Richard and Heather Burling, and they followed the 49er races on a blog. SCORES AND DRAWS GOLF Waitangi Golf Club August 8 Ladies mid-week LGU results: Silver division Merle Mounsey, 77; Bronze I division Raewyn Hanlon, 78; Bronze II division Val Mack, 84. Putting: Alison Taylerson, 29, 1; Val Mack, 31, 2; Sue Taylor, 32, 3. Bay of Islands Kerikeri Golf Club August 11 saw 49 top players from all over Northland play for the Citrus Cup, which also acts as a Northland reps trial. Unfortunately, the weather was against the players and the competition was shortened from 36 holes to 18. Even so, there was some good scoring with three shots covering the first six players. Chase McKeown of Waipu Golf Club won the 2012 Citrus Cup. Chase seems to like the Kerikeri course. Two years ago he had an albatross 2 on the par 5 first hole, last year he had a hole in one and this year he won the Citrus. Club captain Jim Chambers says that because of the shortened day's golf, all visitors would be given a complimentary round at Bay of Islands Kerikeri. Full results: Division 1 gross: 1 Chase McKeown, Waipu 74; 2 Kadin Neho, Whangarei 75; 3 Alex Neely, Kerikeri 75. Division 1 net: 1 Tony Mayo, Waipu 72; 2 Liam Young, Waipu 74; 3 Brad Bonnington, Wellsford 75. Division 1 stableford winner was Gene Wintle, Paparoa, 33 points. Division 2 net: 1 Phil Marsh, Rawene 68; 2 Steve McKay, Kerikeri 72; 3 Daniel Millett, Northland 73. Division 2 stableford winner was Shane Goffin, 34 points. August 8 men's golf David Reid Homes individual stableford competition. Division 1: 1 Mick Woods, 40 points; 2 Tony Brunton, 39; 3 Bill Hunter, 38. Division 2: 1 Kevin Stratful, 38; 2 Dennis Tanner, 38; 3 Murray Anderson, 37. Division 3: 1 Peter Nunn, 40; 2 Graham Barker, 40; 3 Bob Wolff, 38. Twos winners: Tony Brunton, David Potter, Dennis Tanner (2) and Chris Williams. BRIDGE Kerikeri Bridge Club August 6, Craigs pairs N/S: 1 A & L Purdie 63.69; 2 D Horsman & D Skinner 59.52; 3 S Douglas & B McCondach 54.17. E/W: 1 S Brown & L Hatrick 67.27; 2 A Chappell & J Harsveld 61.27; 3 M Driesbock & T Simmonds 57.83. August 9, New World pairs -- Howell: 1 L Hatrick & R Shearstone 67.55; 2 J Cottle & P Shearstone 62.76;3IMarr& M Russ 56.51; 4 J Harsveld & A Purdie 55.21. Paihia Bridge Club August 7 -- August event 1 N/S: 1 A Bowey & A Thomson 66.67; 2 V Christmas&TMorris 52.78; 3 E Killen&DWesson 41.67. E/W: 1 M Atterwill & J Forder 55.56; 2= B Corkill & H O'Neil and M Stevens & N Stevens 51.39. August 10 - August pairs 3 N/S: 1 B Jepson & A Thomson 63.50; 2 A Bowey & Di Sadler 60.50;3AMSharp & N Shuker 47.50. E/W: 1 M Atterwill & W Sharland 55.50; 2 C Fairweather & M Neumann 53.50; 3 J Hope & G Smith 49.50. RUGBY Bay of Islands J&T draw August 18 finals U8s: Keri Blue v UK Green -- Friday night in Keri; Keri Green v UK Black -- Friday night in Keri; Opononi v Keri White; Kaeo v Kaikohe Tautoro; Keri Red v Kaikohe Blue; Keri Yellow v Taheke; Otiria v Okaihau. U9s: Keri Blue v Keri Red -- Friday night in Keri; Okaihau v Keri White; Otiria v Opononi; Kaeo v Moerewa; Keri Black -- BYE U10s: UK v Keri Blue; Ohaeawai v Keri Red; Taheke -- BYE. U11s: Kaeo v Keri Blue -- major final; Keri Red v Moerewa; Kaikohe v Opononi -- optional. U13s: Opononi v Kaikohe -- major final; Kerikeri v Kaeo; UK v Otiria; Okaihau -- BYE. BOWLS Kawakawa Bowling Club Cyclone Wilma February 28-29 2011 was devastating and ripped through Kawakawa Bowling Club causing crippling damage to the greens and clubhouse. But the solidarity, determination and commitment to rebuild and continue to grow the game of lawn bowls has been stupendous. The year 2012-2013 will see celebrations galore including a 100-year-old birthday during the 2013 Easter weekend. The club is extremely grateful for the support received from so many fellow clubs, bowlers, individuals, businesses, communities both near and far and we thank you all for helping us achieve our success. The sport has no age boundary and all new and intending members are most welcome at the Kawakawa Bowling Club, 1 Waiomio Road, Kawakawa. For further information contact the club on 09 404 0120. INDOOR BOWLS Bay of Islands Championships Noel Bethel (Kerikeri) took the Bay of Islands singles championship on August 4 at Moerewa with three straight wins. Runner-up was Di Ross (Pakaraka) with two wins. Championship doubles winners were Basil Stewart and Pam Stone (Pakaraka) with 2.5 wins, followed by Noel and Judy Bethel (Waipapa) on 2 wins. In the Plate events, Jeanette Smith (Kerikeri) won the singles on 3 wins, with Judy Bethel coming second with 2 wins. The Plate doubles event went to Corey Armstrong and Noelene Starr (Kerikeri) gaining 3 wins with Di Ross and Kenny Ashby (Pakaraka) runners-up with 2 wins. Congratulations to the winners who are now eligible to go on to compete in the Northland Championships. RUNNING AND WALKING Bay of Islands Runners and Walkers Klondike 10/5km fun run/walk, August 18. Meet Pembroke St, Moerewa. Inquiries Kaye 09 404 0720 or Ros 09 401 8833. Kerikeri Striders Multisports Club Runners & Walkers Sundays, 8am, clubrooms Kingston House, Hone Heke Rd. Mondays, 4.30pm Rewa's Village, Landing Rd. Cyclists Sundays, 8am outside Police Station, Kerikeri Rd. Mondays, 4.30pm Rewa's Village, Landing Rd Call Jan 021 0286 27067 or visit striders.co.nz. Club seeks help to get team to tourney Twenty-four young men will participate in the NRM Roller Mills Rugby Tournament 2012, now in its 83rd year. It is held at the Marist Rugby Club in Ellerslie, Auckland, on September 30.The training squad was selected after the annual Northland Pri- mary Schools Rugby Tournament held in the Hokianga. To get the boys to the tournament will require major fundraising efforts to cover costs such as uniforms, training camps, travel and food. Club management is seeking businesses, clubs, schools and indi- viduals who would like to help. There s a range of ways to get involved including naming rights, newspaper advertising, food and nutritional sup- plements. If you would like to help contact Northland Rugby Union on 09 438 4743, Mark Anderson on 09 405 8214 or Catherine Stewart on 027 356 5031.
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