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
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.