Children win challenge
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 trophies for Surf, Waikato rugby shows its dominance and newspaper representatives visit Kinleith.
10 years ago Trophies stay at Surf July 31, 2002 SURF Club junior boys and girls 9th and 10th grade teams had a very successful school holiday retaining the Waiheke Island Waipapakauri Challenge trophies.
The six- day tour to Waipapakauri and Waiheke Island takes place each alternate season and has run for the last 10 years.
Two teams of 42 boys and girls and 18 parents from SURF stayed at Waipapakauri Marae.
The day before the tournament was a tour to Cape Reinga, with the highlight of the trip the tobogganing. Down the sand dunes on 90-mile beach and back along the beach to Waipapakauri. The day of the challenge saw both teams play excellent games to win back the Waipapakauri Challenge Trophy.
After prizegiving and a farewell function, the team then travelled to Waiheke Island the next day to defend the Waiheke Island Challenge Trophy. 25 years ago Ferdinand crumples on horns of Mooloo July 2, 1987 Former Tokoroa sportsman Ian Foster provided the individual highlight with a brilliant try as the Waikato representative rugby team gained ever-increasing dominance to defeat Taranaki 31-nil in its first major test of the season yesterday at Rugby Park, Hamilton.
This was the first test in the first division again after local participation in it had been rudely interrupted for a year, and it is clear that Mooloo can make it at the top level.
First five Foster scored the second of Waikato’s six tries after 27 minutes.
Receiving a characteristically accurate pass from halfback Kevin Putt, outside the Taranaki 22, he sold a dummy whose quality was enhanced by being slightly understated.
Foster then took off inside the defence, showing the high pass over a short distance which is one of his biggest assets.
Though the defence reached him, he made the line in a tackle to put Waikato 8-nil up. 50 years ago Newspaper men Kinleith February 22, 1962 Newspaper representatives from the North and South Islands visited Kinleith on Saturday as part of the halfyearly conference of the New Zealand Country Newspapers’ Association.
After a business session at the main venue, Putaruru, in the morning, members adjourned to Tokoroa.
Following a luncheon at the Tokoroa Hotel, as guests of New Zealand Forest Products Limited, the delegates went to Kinleith, where they inspected the pulp and paper mill and the No 3 paper machine which is under erection.
TROPHY HAUL: Kara Robson, Surf 10th grade captain, with the Waiheke Island Challenge Trophy, and Jordon Monk, Surf 9th grade captain, with the Waipapakauri Challenge Trophy.