Cro­quet club gets more greens

Havelock North Village Press - - News -

The re­cently es­tab­lished Here­taunga Cro­quet Club, which is the largest cro­quet club in New Zealand, has been given al­most $25,000 to de­velop ex­tra lawns at its grounds along Napier Road in Have­lock North.

The money comes from the East­ern and Cen­tral Com­mu­nity Trust (ECCT), which says the club fa­cil­i­ties are used ev­ery day by club, com­mu­nity and school groups, with play go­ing on most of the year.

The club is amerger of the Hast­ings and Te Mata Cro­quet clubs, with amem­ber­ship of 120. Both as­so­ci­a­tion cro­quet — which is the more tra­di­tional style of game — and the faster golf cro­quet, are played and taught at the club.

“The money from ECCT is ab­so­lutely won­der­ful,” says club pres­i­dent Dave Ward.

“We can now put to­gether a timetable and be­gin lev­el­ling, sow­ing, ir­ri­gat­ing and fenc­ing the ex­panded area over the next six weeks and hope the new lawns will be ready for play by Labour Week­end,” he says.

The lat­est project will add two new lawns to the ex­ist­ing seven and the club has a five year devel­op­ment pro­gramme to re­vamp the fa­cil­i­ties to even­tu­ally pro­vide a club­house.

HIT PA­RADE: Erica Stephens and her fa­ther Tony Stephens play­ing golf cro­quet at Have­lock North.

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