Panthers leave Aupouri stranded
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