Beauty queen crowned

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 a lo­cal crick­eter’s na­tional se­lec­tion, beauty Lisa Cor­ban crowned Miss New Zealand and com­mu­nity mem­bers att

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10 years ago Sam named in NZ cricket

team Jan­uary 15, 2003 Toko­roa’s Sam McLeod was se­lected for the New Zealand un­der-17 cricket team af­ter an im­pres­sive per­for­mance at the Na­tional Un­der- 17 Cricket Tour­na­ment re­cently.

Rep­re­sent­ing North­ern Dis­tricts, over­all win­ners of the tour­na­ment, McLeod ( 15) scored the most runs and the high­est av­er­age, with 264 runs and an av­er­age of 88.

McLeod also had the two high­est scores with 101 not out against Can­ter­bury, the only cen­tury of the tour­na­ment and 92 not out against Welling­ton.

McLeod was se­lected for the North­ern Dis­tricts team af­ter cap­tain­ing the Mid­lands team at the North­ern Dis­tricts tour­na­ment late last year.

A former Toko­roa In­ter­me­di­ate stu­dent, McLeod now at­tends Hamil­ton Boys High School but chose to rep­re­sent his home team, Mid­lands, at the North­ern Dis­tricts tour­na­ment.

25 years ago Lisa is top Miss Au­gust 30, 1988 Lisa Cor­ban shone her way through a night of glam­our, beauty, mu­sic and no lit­tle ten­sion as she took the ti­tle of Miss New Zealand 1988.

The 19- year- old Toko­roa dental as­sis­tant never put a foot wrong through­out the two-hour show be­fore some 300 peo­ple crammed into Auck­land’s Pow­er­sta­tion night­club.

Look­ing poised and re­laxed, Lisa smiled through­out the show.

Each fi­nal­ist was called on to model swim­suits, day wear, fash­ion leather gar­ments and ex­er­cise wear as well as an­swer a ques­tion put by host Frankie Stevens, an in­ter­na­tion­ally recog­nised cabaret per­former.

Her crown­ing as the new Miss New Zealand was greeted with loud ap­plause.

50 years ago Pub­lic speak­ing course well at­tended March 14, 1963 Twenty-one peo­ple, in­clud­ing six ladies, at­tended the first of a six les­son course on pub­lic speak­ing at the Toko­roa High School last Thurs­day.

Or­gan­ised by the lo­cal Jaycee group, the cur­rent se­ries prom­ise to be an in­ter­est­ing and valu­able ex­pe­ri­ence for all those tak­ing part.

REP­RE­SEN­TA­TIVE: Toko­roa’s Sam McLeod was named in the New Zealand cricket team.

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