Women’s rugby clash entertaining
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,
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.