Waitomo News : NKC Farmer 8 July 2014
Tuesday, July 8, 2014 9 Agrofarm 115G with FEL FINANCE 1.49% FOR 36 MONTHS Agrolux 4.8 with FEL $46,990 ONLY $89,990 ONLY *CONDITIONS APPLY Benson Road, Te Awamutu | P 07 870 2411 | www.powerfarming.co.nz Te Awamutu Murray Barclay 027 475 3690 • A/H 07 872 1964 | Mike Whitburn 027 482 4614 See us for Tractor tyres • Batteries • Mufflers Oil Change • On-farm service WOF and Services • Fleet Service Wheel Alignment • Second-hand tyres and more Tyre Boss 43 Turongo Street, Otorohanga. Phone 873 8027 24 hours. Providing: Quality and professional advice to farmers and businesses Expert taxation planing A friendly and personalised service Family trust management We have accountants in Otorohanga, Te Awamutu, Te Kuiti and Taumarunui to visit your farm or business as you require. 18 Maniapoto Street, Otorohanga Freephone 0800 482 928 Taumarunui 07 895 7312 DIRECTORS David Bailey Robert Ingham Cheyne Waldron ASSOCIATE DIRECTORS Layne Kerr, Kelly Bair CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS Jayne Adams, Tracey Hall, Rebecca Lynch, Bridget Morgan, Vanessa Neustroski ASSOCIATE CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS Michael Crook, Shellee Hazeldon, Carolyn Perrett, Chrissy Beck LANCE HARTLEY WILLIAM KANA BORN: MARCH 27, 1925 DIED: MAY 23, 2014 By ROBBIE KAY LANCE Kana stood out on many levels. He will be remembered as a tall, tanned gentle- man of upright stance, with a good head of hair and a solid handshake. The ideal ceremonial marker at Te Kuiti’s ANZAC Day parades, the retired Aria farmer was respected for being straight up, honest and hard- working his entire life. A quiet and unassuming chap, if anyone needed help, he was first in line to lend a hand. With long-term commitments to his community, shearing and judging, woodchopping, deer hunting, tennis, fishing, whitebaiting, boxing and snooker to name a few of his favourite sports, he moved in many circles. It is little wonder hundreds of people attended his funeral at St Luke’s Anglican Church in Te Kuiti on May 29. Lance was known New Zealand-wide as ‘Mr Shearing’ – having judged from the late 1950s to the late 1980s. He touched the lives of many judges, New Zealand-wide and saw numerous changes in the sport over the years. In the early days, one person would judge the job on the board, then follow the sheep outside and judge again for cuts and wool left on. This system was deemed open to bias so the NZ Wool Board, under the direction of the late God- frey Bowen, consulted Lance and a few others to formulate the set of rules on which the system is still based today. One of NZ’s top judges, Lance was known for his honesty and fairness and was highly regarded by his fellow judges and shearers. He was a Golden Shears judge for 25 years and judged at the Australian Golden Shears on several occasions. An original record judge, he also judged records for many years – an elite position that can only be held by six NZ judges at a time. His contribution to the sport was recognised when he was made a life member of the Golden Shears (Masterton) and the New Zealand Shearing Championships in Te Kuiti. BACKGROUND Lance was born on March 27, 1925 to Kinohaku farming couple Frederick and Jean, at the Kawhia Public Hospital, the second youngest of two full sisters and four older half brothers and sisters. He attended Kinohaku Primary School, (where his future wife Norma was also a student), but left to work on farms when only 12 years old. OBITUARY A gentle man who touched many lives TO P10 DOING HIS BIT: Lance Kana (right) was only 17 when he enlisted in the Navy. he was in Tokyo Bay on September 2, 1945 as a repre - sentative of New Zealand at the formal surrender of the Japanese Empire. WEDDING BELLS: Lance and Norma Smith went to Kinohaku Primary School together and married in Otorohanga in 1950. What’s going on? t 07 878 1188 e editor@ waitomonews.co.nz Let us know!
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