Schools share pres­ti­gious prize

Ev­ery week the South Waikato News delves into its ar­chives to see what was mak­ing the news 10, 25 and 50 years ago. This week we found sto­ries on the shar­ing of a pres­ti­gious award, pub­lic re­la­tions in Toko­roa and youths ad­mit­ting to theft

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10 years ago Pres­tige shared around schools Fe­bru­ary 21, 2001 It’s a pres­ti­gious prize, so it’s be­ing shared around.

The national Manu Korero speech com­pe­ti­tion was won by Toko­roa High School fourth form stu­dent Tamielle Monk last year.

He Waka Tohu Aroha Na Te Wairarapa, the tro­phy is a glass-en­cased minia­ture waka with a pad­dle and it has been kept at the school since Tamielle won.

On Thurs­day Tamielle and her sup­port­ers in­clud­ing Maori teacher Poi­haere Bar­rett of­fered the tro­phy to For­est View High School in Toko­roa.

Tamielle com­peted in the national com­pe­ti­tion af­ter win­ning the Sir Turi Car­roll Cup in the ju­nior English sec­tion of the Manu Korero Tainui com­pe­ti­tion.

25 years ago Coun­cil to re­view its pub­lic re­la­tions Jan­uary 14, 1986 The Toko­roa Bor­ough Coun­cil is to re­view its pub­lic re­la­tions of­fice on State High­way One soon.

The dis­cus­sion, partly prompted by a PEP pro­gramme which pro­vided pub­lic re­la­tions of­fi­cer Leigh Mal­colm, will end in Jan­uary.

But it will be part of the wider is­sue of Toko­roa’s pub­lic re­la­tions.

Town clerk Allan Bleak­ley said that one prob­lem to be re­solved was who would man the in­for­ma­tion cen­tre once Mrs Mal­colm went.

‘‘It will be easy enough to Toko­roa High School prin­ci­pal Roger Som­merville and stu­dent Tamielle Monk with her prize. put a coun­cil staff mem­ber in to man the cen­tre tem­po­rar­ily, although I will stress to coun­cil that there is not enough staff avail­able to ap­point some­one on a long-term ba­sis,’’ said Mr Bleak­ley.

‘‘But while that will solve the prob­lem in the in­terim, we still have to look at the wider is­sue of pub­lic re­la­tions gen­er­ally for Toko­roa.’’

Mr Bleak­ley be­lieved that Toko­roa needed a pub­lic re­la­tions cen­tre but also said that there was much more to pub­lic re­la­tions than that.

50 years ago Two youths ad­mit to theft Au­gust 3, 1961 Two 17-year-old Man­gakino youths, Tay­lor Wong and Jimmy James Te Whata, pleaded guilty to charges of break­ing and en­ter­ing and theft, in the Toko­roa Mag­is­trate’s Court on Mon­day, and were re­manded in cus­tody for sen­tence at Pu­taruru to­day by Mr G J Donne, S.M.

Con­sta­ble A Scott said on June 1 two crates of Coca Cola had been stolen val­ued at 27/-from the Youth Club Cen­tre.

Six ju­ve­niles had also been in­volved but the two de­fen­dants were the lead­ers.

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