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10 years ago Amy plays her way to fi­nals

ap­pear­ance Fe­bru­ary 7, 2001 The South Waikato was well rep­re­sented at the World Youth Touch Cham­pi­onships held in Auck­land.

Along with Wil­lie Bishop, Toko­roa’s Amy Turner per­formed well on the field dur­ing the re­cent world youth touch cham­pi­onships.

Like for­mer Toko­roa youth Wil­lie Bishop who cap­tained the New Zealand Boys’ Un­der-18 team to vic­tory ( South Waikato News Wed­nes­day, Jan­uary 31), Turner was part of the girls team who made it to the fi­nal against Aus­tralia be­fore go­ing down 3-1.

John Whit­taker, coached the un­der-18 boys while his wife Shel­ley Whit­taker man­aged the un­der-20 women’s team which also went through to a fi­nal against Aus­tralia go­ing down 7-4.

Other Toko­roa in­volve­ment dur­ing the tour­na­ment came in the form of Kerry Brown, who was on the ref­er­ees’ panel.

Teams from Eng­land, South Africa, Ja­pan, the Cook Is­lands, Niue, Samoa, Lebanon and Aus­tralia com­bined with the six New Zealand and Maori teams.

25 years ago Van­dals in the dog box

March 13, 1986 The ken­nels from which Toko­roa’s SPCA was ‘‘evicted’’ fol­low­ing noise com­plaints have been the scene of a spate of wan­ton van­dal­ism.

And Toko­roa branch pres­i­dent Mrs Shirley Croxon said she hoped the same res­i­dents who com­plained about the first noise com­plaints might be able to help the branch this time.

‘‘Look­ing at the mess at the ken­nels it’s clear the van­dals have had a ball and made a fair bit of noise in the process,’’ she said.

‘‘I hope that nearby res­i­dents may have heard some­thing.’’

50 years ago Town gar­dens suf­fer Novem­ber 23, 1961 Gar­dens in Toko­roa re­ceived a se­vere set­back on Sun­day morn­ing when the tem­per­a­ture fell to 26.3 de­grees Fahren­heit, which would gen­er­ally be re­garded as 5.7 de­grees of frost.

The tem­per­a­ture, be­fore a ground frost is recorded, must drop to 30.3 de­grees Fahren­heit, which means that the ac­tual frost on Sun­day morn­ing was four de­grees but this was more than suf­fi­cient to af­fect ten­der young veg­eta­bles, par­tic­u­larly toma­toes.

SUC­CESS: Touch rugby coaches John and Shelly Whit­taker show their im­pres­sive haul.

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