A look back at our archives
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.