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Otorohanga Volunteer Fire Brigade
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Come and meet us on one of our weekly training nights, Mondays from 7pm at the station.
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For all programmes – must have appropriate sportswear and shoes, water bottle, sunhat. Parents and
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GOLF HAVE A GO
Friday 22 April from 10am. Waitomo Golf Club. Ages
8 and above. Gear provided
FOOTBALL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
Tues 26, Wed 27 & Thurs 28 April 9.45am to 12.30pm
at Centennial Park, Te Kuiti. For ages 10 and above
– Please Register with coach Plendy, 07 873 7693,
email@example.com .nz. Endorsed by NKCJF and WaiBOP
SQUASH HAVE A GO
Thurs 28th from 1pm. Te Kuiti Squash Club.
Ages 8 and above. Gear provided
A FESTIVAL of cricket featuring
more than 180 competitors took cen-
tre stage at the Otorohanga Domain
In association with Sport Wai-
kato, KiwiSport cricket officer Carl
Schwarz hosted the fourth annual
NKC Primary School Cricket Festival
where 21 teams challenged each oth-
er in Kiwi Cricket-style matches to
promote the game to younger players.
The tournament took place on
April 7, featuring two grades (year
5-6 and year 7-8) which were both
won by Otorohanga South School.
Schwarz says it was a great day
of “organised chaos” that would not
have been possible without the sup-
port and assistance of parents, teach-
ers and volunteers as umpires and
“I set up this tournament four
years ago to provide local kids with
an option to play cricket,” he says.
“The idea is for the individual
schools to organise their teams, at-
tend an event like this and then hope-
fully they will end up playing each
other on a regular, more sustainable
basis rather than just once a year at
“It’s all designed to give the kids a
really good go at cricket and they all
played about four games each.”
Schwartz hosts six similar festivals
throughout the region every summer
and was very impressed with the
North King Country response.
“It started with just 12 teams and
has steadily grown over the years to
where it is now very well supported,”
“The standard of this event is prob-
ably the highest amongst all the
tournaments I run, however, with
that amount of kids there was always
going to be an element of organised
“Although I didn’t expect that
many teams, everyone that helped
out on the day really made it work.”
Schwartz says going by the number
of teams and dedicated volunteers
involved – the future of North King
Country junior cricket looks very
GOLF PIOPIO ARIA
PIOPIO ARIA Golf Club results.
April 7 – men’s stableford: K Hall 43, K Bradley 42,
D Sattler 39, H Hughes & L Hill 38. Twos: K Bradley,
K Hill, D Sattler.
April 10 – stableford: D Ryan & R Macdonald 41,
K Hall & H Hughes 40, C Sattler, J Wenzlick & H
Roach 39, N Mulligan & W La Roche 38. Twos: B
Black, T Mulligan, J Wenzlick.
April 12 – ladies’ stableford: S Taylor & N Mulligan
36, D Adams & S Alcock 35. Twos: N Mulligan.
RUGBY KING COUNTRY
KING Country club rugby competition results.
Waitomo 57, Piopio 22; Tongariro 87, Taupo Sports
B 14; Taumarunui Sports 23, Waitete 10; Taupo
Sports A 20, Taupo United 15; Kio Kio United 24,
Taumarunui Districts 20.
THE Waikato team competing at the New Zealand Pony Club
Eventing Horse Trial Championships this month includes five
Otorohanga and Te Kuiti riders.
Stormy Harris (TK) and Dayna Fox (Oto) are riding in the
A1 (110) section, Sian Macdonald (TK) is in the DC (105) sec-
tion and Clay Harris (TK) and Molly Nelson (TK) are in the
MT (95) section.
“The Christchurch event from April 22-24 is the most pres-
tigious on the national pony club eventing calendar and all
competitive young riders aspire to be successful there,” says
Karen Harris who is travelling with the team.
She competed in the same event for Te Kuiti in Wanaka in
“It was such a fantastic experience and I’m proud my children
will have the same wonderful memories. We have been planning
and preparing for this particular event all season.”
Harris says Dayna has been riding at this level for two years
and travelled to the South Island last week to compete at a 3
Day Event in Christchurch.
The Te Kuiti riders left on a horse transporter yesterday with
their horse feed and gear needed for the nine-day trip.
“It’s Molly’s first time at the championships, however she’s
done a lot of work with her horse ‘Bubbles’ and our club is very
proud of her progress,” says Harris.
“Stormy and ‘Foxy’, who’s a jumping machine, have been a
close partnership for three years and we’ve been working hard
on her dressage.
“Clay and ‘Swan’ should also go well down south.
“’Swan’s’ dressage is consistently good and she has a smooth,
“Sian has come up to the DC level with flying colours and I’m
so proud of her achievements this season.”
Their coach Robyn North of Cambridge says the team has
prepared well and is going south with high hopes.
Five riders in Waikato team
HOWZAT: Jim Gibb of Te Kuiti (above) was on hand to help young cricketers sharpen their skills at this month’s NKC Primary
School Cricket Festival held in Otorohanga. Among the 180 youngsters who took part were Rangitoto Primary School students
(below). PHOTOS SUPPLIED
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