Wedding dress well described
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 a talented singer, a champion cyclist and a wedding
10 years ago Emmasarina enjoys being a star
May 16, 2001 She’s only been singing in public for one year but 13- year- old Emmasarina Tangohou walked away with first prize at a recent competition.
The Forest View High School student won the junior and intermediate sections of the Red Star Country and Western Music Awards held in Matamata on Saturday.
‘‘I’ve always wanted to be a singer,’’ she said. ‘‘I love it.’’
Emmasarina cannot read music and has not had any voice training.
She learns a song by listening to it over and over, and practising until she gets it right.
She won the competition with a version of Shania Twain’s From this Moment. Emmasarina includes Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey among her singing heroes.
Emmasarina began singing in clubs such as the Tokoroa Country Club and the Forestland Variety Music Club a year ago, and has since joined the Forest View High School choir.
The teenage said she had no problems singing in front of people – she enjoys being a ‘‘star’’.
25 years ago Riding to keep titles
January 7, 1986 Tokoroa cyclist Andrew Whitford will be defending individual and team pursuit titles at the Oceania Games in Wanganui this week.
Whitford, a member of the New Zealand cycling team, is competing against top cyclists from throughout Australasia.
He is defending the two titles he won at the Oceania Games at Tahiti in 1985.
The games started today with the qualify- ing rounds of the 4000 metres individual pursuits.
Finals will be raced tomorrow.
Whitford will then be part of a four-man team to race in the 4000m teams pursuit on Thursday and Friday.
His father, Harry Whitford, is presently in Wanganui supporting his son who is tipped to take home a medal.
He has spent the last few months training in Auckland with the New Zealand Commonwealth Games coach Dick Johnson.
Harry Whitford believes his son is at peak fitness.
‘‘He has trained consistently over the last three months,’’ he said.
Immediately after the Oceania games, Whitford will recommence training with Johnson for the Waikato-bay of Plenty provincial hard- track champs. 50 years ago Married at
St Francis September 7, 1961 St Francis Church, Tokoroa, was the scene of the recent wedding between Miss Yvonne Harrison, daughter of Mr and Mrs WK Harrison, of 25 Baberton Rd, Tokoroa, and Alfred Harold, third son of Mr and Mrs S O’donoghue, of Mikkelsen’s Rd, Te Aroha.
The Rev PJ Munton officiated.
The bride, who entered the church on the arm of her father, chose a gown of white peau de soie satin cut on princess lines with long sleeves which tapered to a point at the wrists.
The boat- shaped neckline, front bodice and side panels were heavily embroidered with lace motifs.
The very full skirt had detailed back fullness with side paniers and sashes which formed a large bow and fell into a chapel train.
WEDDED BLESS: Mr and Mrs A H O’donoghue, following their marriage at St Francis Church, Tokoroa. The bride was formerly Miss Yvonne Harrison.