Women’s rugby clash en­ter­tain­ing

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10 years ago Women turn on the rugby skills June 13, 2001 The Me­mo­rial Sports­ground in Toko­roa put on a bril­liant af­ter­noon for the wom­ens’ rugby match be­tween Waikato and Eng­land yes­ter­day and a large crowd was treated to an en­ter­tain­ing match.

The Waikato side, of which South­ern United was well­rep­re­sented, were beaten 27-7. huge Eng­land pack out­mus­cled the Waikato girls and the vis­i­tors’ or­gan­ised and speedy back­line took full ad­van­tage of the pos­ses­sion they had.

But Waikato did ex­tremely well, es­pe­cially con­sid­er­ing the English were field­ing at least six of their test play­ers.

A kick­ing duel pro­ceeded right af­ter the open­ing kick­off, both sides jock­ey­ing for field po­si­tion.

Eng­land would even­tu­ally have the bet­ter of it and opened the scor­ing on 15 min­utes with a huge back­line over­lap.

25 years ago Snow hails the last

of the first March 18, 1986 New Year’s Day just won’t be the same for Don­ald ‘‘Snow’’ Wal­lace now he has re­tired from Kin­leith.

Mr Wal­lace was a tech­ni­cal as­sis­tant with the elec­tri­cal en­gi­neer­ing depart­ment at Kin­leith for 29 years.

Part of that job was to read the elec­tri­cal me­ters on the first day of ev­ery month,

week­ends

and in­clud­ing hol­i­days.

And that meant no trips away over New Year for Mr Wal­lace and his wife Mavis, as the day was spent read­ing me­ters – in­clud­ing those in the bush.

‘‘I can’t re­mem­ber that last time I wasn’t work­ing on New Year’s Day and could stay late at a party,’’ he said.

To mark Mr Wal­lace’s re­tire­ment last Fri­day, his work­mates pre­sented him with a spe­cial gift to re­mind him of the many hours read­ing me­ters – an old me­ter with the in­sides taken out and a model of Mr Wal­lace placed on its stead.

50 years ago Toko­roa be­ing in­spected

for ra­dio li­cences

Jan­uary 26, 1961 Dur­ing the next four weeks ev­ery house­holder and busi­ness con­cern in Toko­roa can ex­pect a visit from ra­dio li­cens­ing in­spec­tors who are car­ry­ing out a house to house can­vass through­out the town to check cur­rent ra­dio li­cences.

Those res­i­dents who are op­er­at­ing un­li­censed sets, or who are un­able to pro­duce their li­cence, will be re­quired to sup­ply de­tails and sub­se­quently pay the fee of 30 shillings.

No doubt many res­i­dents will take the op­por­tu­nity of pay­ing their fee at the Post Of­fice prior to the ar­rival of the in­spec­tors and will then have a cur­rent li­cence to pro­duce.

GRASS­ROOTS: Waikato Women’s Rugby Team de­fend Eng­land’s vis­it­ing side’s strong at­tack at Toko­roa Me­mo­rial Sports­ground, last Tues­day.

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