Pan­thers leave Aupouri stranded

The Northland Age - - Local News -

stood and sang “For they are jolly good fellows.”

— April 1, 1969 Den­nis Pan­ther showed a clean pair of heels to give Awanui two tries in the first half which the re­li­able Ted Thompson con­verted to give Awanui a 10-0 ad­van­tage at half time against Aupouri.

Later winger Ian bolted in af­ter the for­wards had made the break, and it was to Aupouri’s credit that they fought back and gained some re­ward when a winger’s try was scored.

A big crowd watched this game on Awanui’s new se­cond field, num­ber one be­ing rested for a face lift.

Ear­lier in the cur­tain–raiser good judges were im­pressed with the fine dis­play “Shadow” Subritzky’s Awanui ju­niors gave in de­feat­ing Kaitaia so con­vinc­ingly.

— April 23, 1969

To­day and to­mor­row, Redan Mo­tors Ltd. will have on dis­play Elvis Pres­ley’s $75,000 gold Cadil­lac, which is mak­ing a char­ity tour of New Zealand. The car boasts a re­frig­er­a­tor, an ice-mak­ing ma­chine, a gold tele­vi­sion set and tele­phone, record player (stereo­phonic), as well as air con­di­tion­ing and other as­sorted ex­tras.

Twenty-three feet long and six feet 10 inches wide, the Cadil­lac weighs three tons one hun­dred­weight, and can tool along at 135 m.p.h. Fuel con­sump­tion is seven miles a gal­lon.

Ridg­way’s Rodeo, Cir­cus and Zoo will be in Kaitaia at the Man­gonui A. and P. Show­grounds on Thurs­day, Fri­day and Satur­day.

At 4.p.m. on Thurs­day, there will be a tug-of-war be­tween a baby ele­phant called “Dolly” and 40 pri­mary school pupils. The event will take place on the carpark in front of the Su­per­value Su­per­mar­ket.

“Dolly” will be decked out in fancy clothes and a hat to add to the at­mos­phere of the event.

—April 22, 1969

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