FROM THE ARCHIVES
Every week 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 school that puts emphasis on healthy lifestyles, a soccer side’s potential division slip and paying rates on ti
10 years ago Breakfast benefits for North School
students August 14, 2002 Tokoroa North School students got going with breakfast and an early morning fitness class last week as a part of a New Zealand Nutrition Foundation campaign.
About 150 year 3 and 4 students took part in the ‘‘ Get Going with Breakfast’’ programme and feasted on Anchor Milk, Just Juice, Quality Bakers’ Nature’s Fresh bread, Bonita Bananitos and Weet-Bix to help start their day.
They also took part in aerobics with Sport Waikato co- ordinator Heather Rydon and had discussions with community health nurse Helen Stockman about the benefits of eating a healthy breakfast.
North School’s Aspel co- ordinator Raewyn Thorne said the school had taken the pro- gramme one step further than breakfast and students were focussing on healthy food for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as keeping food diaries.
She said the programme was about pro- moting the benefits of starting the day with a healthy breakfast and teaching students the impact of healthy eating on their education. 25 years ago Soccer side on the brink July 21, 1987 Tokoroa could be third division-bound after its failure to beat Central in a Northern League soccer clash last weekend.
Despite the fact that the Strathmore Park side has lost just once in seven outings – and that’s better than many of the top teams in the league – it fell back into the relegation zone last weekend.
Ngongotaha scored a surprise 2- nil win at Waikato Unicol, and its three-point boost put it two clear of Tokoroa.
Eden and Tokoroa both drew, and Tokoroa maintained its narrow lead over the bottomplaced Aucklanders.
The major concern for Tokoroa is its abys- mal recent record in front of goal.
Strikers Mike Fitzgerald and Terry Blewett – who scored one good goal in Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Central – looked light- weight against a competent but not clever Central defence.
Tokoroa’s sevenweek run included four draws and two wins – but it has only scored twice in a game on one occasion – and in this very close league, that’s not enough.
50 years ago No publication if instalments paid
June 28, 1962 The Matamata County Council had no objection to receiving payment of rates by instalments, said the Tokoroa Riding member, Mr H J Spear, yesterday.
If satisfactory arrangements were made to pay outstanding rates in this fashion, he felt these people would not have their names published.
IMPORTANT MEAL: Samantha Gribble, 7, Sarah Flutey, 8, and Cindy Nguyen, 8, get going with breakfast at Tokoroa North School last week.