A look back at our archives

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Ev­ery week the

delves into its archives to see what was mak­ing the news 10, 25 and 50 years ago. This week we found sto­ries on Mag­gie True­man’s schol­ar­ship win, land for sale and streets given names. 10 years ago Mag­gie wins INL schol­ar­ship Au­gust 21, 2002 Mag­gie True­man, a 36- year- old from Whaka­maru, is the sec­ond win­ner of the INL Maori Jour­nal­ism schol­ar­ship for 2002.

Now work­ing for the South Waikato News in Toko­roa, she grad­u­ated in July with a Diploma in Jour­nal­ism from Wa­iariki ( Ro­torua) jour­nal­ism course af­ter two years of study.

She is ‘‘rapt and very happy’’ with her win – $5500 and a guar­an­tee of 12 months’ em­ploy­ment.

Her aim is to work in the print me­dia for a few years be­fore, hope­fully, go­ing back to the class­room – as a tu­tor pass­ing on her knowl­edge to as­pir­ing jour­nal­ists.

The first re­cip­i­ent of the four INL schol­ar­ships was Jon Stokes (32), who is now work­ing on the Waikato Times af­ter grad­u­at­ing from the Taranaki Polytech­nic jour­nal­ism course in May.

INL’s manag­ing di­rec­tor pub­lish­ing, Rick Neville, said the com­pany was pleased to be in­volved with the schol­ar­ships, which were de­signed to at­tract more Maori into print jour­nal­ism.

‘‘We are thrilled to have been able to em­ploy two schol­ars of the cal­i­bre of Mag­gie and Jon. Their work has re­ceived praised from their re­spec­tive ed­i­tors and they are now role mod­els for en­cour­ag­ing more Maori into jour­nal­ism,’’ Mr Neville said. 25 years ago Land for sale July 16, 1987 Toko­roa bor­ough coun­cil­lors voted last night to move to have reser­va­tion des­ig­na­tions lifted on two ex­ist­ing re­serves.

Mem­bers of the Plan­ning Com­mit­tee want to see va­cant sec­tions in Tui Place and Tainui St re-des­ig­nated.

The move must be ad­ver­tised and ap­proved at min­is­te­rial level.

Coun­cil would be happy to see both sold off for res­i­den­tial use.

Three sched­ules were ex­am­ined – Tui and Tainui came from a group of six con­sid­ered among ex­ist­ing re­serves.

Other land from a sec­ond sched­ule is in Rata St, Kauri St – which deputy mayor Maureen Seipolt be­lieves could be at­trac­tive to the Hous­ing Cor­po­ra­tion, and Fer­gus­son St – also a Hous­ing Cor­po­ra­tion pos­si­bil­ity.

That land is likely to be put on the mar­ket once its val­ued.

The third sched­ule in­volved re­serve land in Paraonui Rd and Mans­field St.

Coun­cil re­solved not to take any im­me­di­ate ac­tion. 50 years ago Streets named July 5, 1962 Two of the streets in the new sub- division were of­fi­cially named at the June meet­ing of the Toko­roa Town­ship Com­mit­tee. They are Mar­garet St and Cob­ham Cres.

In re­gard to Cob­ham Cres, Mr J F Higgins en­quired, ‘‘Do we have to ask per­mis­sion for that?’’

The en­gi­neer, Mr G W En­sor, ‘‘ We didn’t ask the Queen’’.

This was in re­gard to El­iz­a­beth Drive.

Mr Higgins: ‘‘Agreed, but it is not so close to home!’’

RE­CIP­I­ENT: Whaka­maru jour­nal­ist Mag­gie True­man is the sec­ond win­ner of the INL Maori Jour­nal­ism Schol­ar­ship for 2002.

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