Safety, bowls and se­ri­ous deficit

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 there are a team’s ef­forts to make the community safer, Trixie win­ning more bowl­ing ac­co­lades, and of­fi­cial calls for ed­u­ca­tion t

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10 years ago Community safety key to cam­paign De­cem­ber 4, 2002 About 2000 safety packs will be handed out to Mangakino res­i­dents in a bid to pro­mote community safety.

An ini­tia­tive of the Mangakino/Taupo Safer Community Coun­cil and Mangakino Vol­un­teer Fire Bri­gade, the packs will con­tain in­for­ma­tion rang­ing from how to deal with a civil emer­gency through to pro­tect­ing your prop­erty from theft. Smoke alarms will also be in­stalled free throughout the cam­paign.

Vol­un­teers have al­ready de­liv­ered packs to sev­eral prop­er­ties in Mangakino with more expected to be de­liv­ered over the next few weeks.

Per­sonal alarms are also avail­able for sale at a dis­counted price throughout the safety cam­paign.

Safer Community co-or­di­na­tor Linda Moss said there would also be a push for peo­ple to join Neigh­bour­hood Watch groups and a meet­ing had been set down for 10.30am on De­cem­ber 13 at the Mangakino Community Agency Cen­tre.

25 years ago Trixie wins 14th ti­tle

Fe­bru­ary 13, 1987 Trixie Reid in­creased her club cham­pi­onship tally to 14 when she re­cently won the Toko­roa East Women’s Bowl­ing Club’s se­nior cham­pi­onship sin­gles.

The vic­tory was her third in suc­ces­sion in the cham­pi­onship, gave her four sin­gles ti­tles in five years, and left her one short of the 15 ti­tles she needed for her sec­ond bar.

Women bowlers are awarded a gold star when they win five club ti­tles and are given a bar for ev­ery five ti­tles they col­lect af­ter that.

Reid is also the holder of a Waikato Women’s Bowl­ing Cen­tre gold star, hav­ing won two cen­tre four ti­tles, two in­ter­me­di­ate sin­gles and one ju­nior sin­gles.

In ad­di­tion, she looks like adding to her club tally and win­ning her sec­ond bar when the club’s cham­pi­onship pairs is com­pleted to­day and the triples at some yet-to-be ar­ranged date.

50 years ago Ed­u­ca­tion must be taken more se­ri­ously

De­cem­ber 20, 1962 ‘‘This is spout­ing sea­son and there is geo­ther­mal ac­tiv­ity in ev­ery school in New Zealand at this time,’’ com­mented the mayor of Hamil­ton, Dr D Rogers, at the end-of-year func­tion of Pu­taruru High School last week.

‘‘This is the time of year when peo­ple like to have a lot to say. A cer­tain amount gets into the news­pa­pers – and no­body pays any notice of it what­so­ever.

‘‘These re­ports on school ac­tiv­i­ties and needs should be a vi­tal im­pact on the whole ed­u­ca­tion sys­tem and they are not taken as se­ri­ously as they should be.

‘‘I se­ri­ously be­lieve that the na­tion which has the most ef­fi­cient sys­tem of ed­u­ca­tion will sur­vive. Ed­u­ca­tion must be taken more se­ri­ously, and par­ents must take their share of re­spon­si­bil­ity with teach­ers.’’

SAFETY TEAM: These seven peo­ple are out to make your home a safer place. From left: Anaru Sav­age, Stronger Community Ac­tion Fund co­or­di­na­tor Linda Spaf­ford, Taupo/Mangakino Safer Community co-or­di­na­tor Linda Moss, AFS students Marvin Stein­boeck, Roger Cas­tro, Stine Son­der­gaard and Bernard King.

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