Northern News : September 26th 2012
21 NORTHERN NEWS, SEPTEMBER 26, 2012 SPORT Winners on target On target: Husband and wife Bruce and Doreen Sanderson smoked up the clay targets at the Whangarei Clay Target Club Champs September 22 and 23. Doreen won the A grade Triples Title and Bruce took away the High Gun for the day. Rule changes for 2013 rally Exciting future: Day two of the Rally of Wairarapa 2012. Photo: MIKE PEFFERS PHOTOGRAPHY The final round of the New Zealand Rally Championship was held in Gisborne on August 25 and 26. After a trying season, team driver Kingsley Thompson and co-driver John Allen of Team Dilusi still managed to finish a credible sixth over all after securing points from pre- vious rounds. Organisers have just released the 2013 Rally Championship Portfolio announcing significant changes to entries. An open-scope in respect to car limitations in the main 4x4 category will see what is essentially a bring-what- you-built formula. Teams are enthusiastic about building new hi-tech modified cars for next sea- son, and Team Dilusi are certainly one of them, so watch this space. Other changes include an amalgamation of the 4WD classes and restrictions on the numbers of tyres teams can use. The majority of teams are now using non-mineral blends of fuel -- a primary sector derived ethanol fuel, available commercially from select service stations. Being good for the environment and having the added benefit of increased engine power means it s a win-win for the teams. Team Dilusi would like to thank their sponsors, service crew and supporters for their hard work and dedication during the 2012 season. For further information visit teamdilusi.co.nz. High kicking: Matthew Brewer clears the ball from the backline for Bay Cosmos. Bay Cosmos take home cup The Bay Cosmos men's soccer team capped off the season by winning the second division Knockout Cup in a hard fought game at Otaika domain on Saturday against the Madhatters Black. It was a see-sawing match that finished 3-3 and went to a penalty shoot-out. Brilliant saves by keeper Owen Cookson meant the cup went back to Kawakawa with Bay Cosmos. Klondike Tavern player of the day was centre-back Ben Harder. The team would like to thank all their sponsors and loyal supporters over the season. Coastguard volunteer skipper wins award Coastguard Whangaruru volunteer Alex Wakefield was named rescue vessel vol- unteer of the year at the national Coastguard awards evening. The volunteer of the year award was one of five annual national awards given to individuals and Coastguard units in recognition of their achievements at a ceremony on September 22, held in Rotorua. In nominating Mr Wake- field his peers cited not just his technical skill, but just as importantly his mana as a leader. Alex is a past president of Coastguard Whangaruru and now plays the role of training officer and master of the rescue vessel RV Tangaroa. Coastguard is New Zea- land s primary provider of marine search and rescue services. It is made up of highly-trained volunteers who put themselves in harm s way on a regular basis to ensure the safety of people at sea. This year the New Zealand Coastguard s 2398 brave volunteers have brought 6634 Kiwis safely back to land and devoted over 350,000 hours to keeping New Zealander s safe on the water. Mums proud as punch Aspiring riders: Youngest members of the Pakaraka Pony Club. From left: Amelia Morris, Reggie Moorhouse, Indigo Chamberlain and Cerys Crombie with their proud Mums. The Kaikohe Glass and Windscreens Ltd Spring Dressage Series hosted by Pakaraka Pony Club, is attracting good entries after round 2. Some of the youngest dressage riders in the 1st Year Ridden class were up for the challenge. Shining a light on environment with our sports clubs' help As part of the LiteClub initiative, Philips Lighting is providing energy-efficient light bulbs for sports clubs across New Zealand to help them improve their environ- mental footprint and save money for sports. LiteClub is part of Project Litefoot -- a charitable trust championed by seven top sports people who are inspir- ing New Zealanders to be environmental champions. Conrad Smith, Caroline and Georgina Evers- Swindell, Michael Campbell, Barbara Kendall, Daniel Kareopa and Brendon McCullum have been activ- ating community sports clubs to follow their lead by measuring and reducing their environmental impact. For many sports clubs, a simple switch in lighting can result in large savings on their power bill. To date 127 clubs have been transformed by Lite- Club and collectively they have saved more than 2 mil- lion kWhs of electricity -- which equates to a saving of over $590,000 in energy costs -- as a result of the lighting, tap aerators and insulation. LiteClub is an entirely free service for sports clubs. Community sports clubs can sign-up at liteclub.org.
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