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By Paul George
Football is into full swing for
the summer, having stepped into
the shadows for a couple of
months while our rugby boys
reclaimed their rightful place as
World Champions -- good on them.
It is now international season
for Taihape soccer. November 26
sees the start of our annual Van-
uatu clashes at Rauma Rd. So if
you fancy your chances and can
spare yourselves for training on
Tuesday nights 5.30 to 7.30pm at
Rauma Rd, then you could have a
run on against George Turney's
very good Vanuatu boys. You don't
need to commit yourselves for a
full game, but a five-minute little
cameo performance could be
TAS football team will provide
the backbone of our players with
the odd ringer from Feilding, ex-
There is more going on behind
the scenes. Four of our players are
well into the Feilding five a-side
tournament which runs through
until March next year, every
Thursday evening. The two
Schweikert boys who go to Feild-
ing High School make up the rest
of the team.
So there is plenty going on. If
you play football or would like to,
come along and have some fun.
President of the Rangiwaea-
Taihape Branch of Rural Women
New Zealand Winsome Smith said
in her annual report although
membership stands at only nine,
the monthly meeting held at
members' homes have been well
These meetings have had inter-
demonstrators including Otaihape
Health directors Antonia Hughes
and Norman Richardson who gave
an update on health services pro-
vided by Whanganui Primary
Joan Black reported on the
RWNZ national conference and
Yvonne Sicely of the Taihape
police spoke on youth services.
Glenys Williams told of her cyc-
ling and bargaining travels in
Holland and France and Anne
Mould and Viv Jones talked on
their tramping journey in Switzer-
land, Italy, Dolomites and
Austria. Finally Sherryn Ramsay
described her travels to Gallipoli,
Turkey, Greece and Ireland.
Projects undertaken this year
were gathering and producing
knitted clothing for the Christ-
church earthquake appeal, which
was well supported by the com-
munity, and selling Shock Socks
for the earthquake fund as well.
Catering for a senior citizens'
lunch and doing a walk up Mt
Stewart to mark international
Association of Country Women of
the World. Showing support for
Daffodil Day and the Hunterville-
based mobile kindergarten which
visits Papanui, Moawhango,
Rangiwahia, Kiwitea and Rewa.
Jocelyn Fannin represented the
branch at the regional conference
at Tatum Park, Otaki in March
and the regional management
team attended a planning day in
Palmerston North in October.
Mrs Smith attended two Link
meetings in Palmerston North,
''Always an opportunity to net-
work and meet with our hard
working councillor Anne Finnie
and other provincial representa-
In August, Mrs Jones, Jo
Donovan and Mrs Smith joined
with Women in Farming
members, Rotary Club members
and others in a very successful
project to collect roadside litter
around Taihape and on some of
the main visitor routes including
SH1 and rural roads.
A farewell for retiring councillor
and finance chairwoman Jackie
Stafford was held at Balance
Bridge Cafe in October.
The guest speaker was Dame
Miriam Dell who for many years
has campaigned for women's and
minority groups rights.
Mrs Smith says: ''Women in
Farming continues to be very
strong in our area and we con-
gratulate Ruth Rainey and Nicky
Duncan on graduating from the
Leadership Course promoted by
Rural health services continue
to be a concern for everyone in the
Mrs Smith and Mrs Fannin
attended a community meeting
and met with Whanganui District
Health Board chair Kate Joblin,
chief executive Julie Paterson and
service planning manager Tracy
Shielby to listen to their report on
service planning and to brief them
on how plans were working for the
Taihape Bridge results --
Monday, November 14 -- Handicap
Tray No 3: North/South 1st Lesley
Keuning and Allison Thomas
60.20 per cent. 2nd Peter Batley
and Francis Hullis 55.56 per cent.
3rd Susan Marshall and Marian
Cleaver 54.11 per cent.
East/West 1st Graeme Gibbs
and Mike Cottrell 58.20 per cent.
2nd Catherine McCartin and
Michael Anderson 56.48 per cent.
3rd Viv Mickleson and John Platts
54.98 per cent.
By WICKET KEEPER
On Saturday the Taihape Cricket
Team suffered an exciting and rather
unlucky one wicket loss to Wanganui
Taihape lost the toss and were asked
to bat first. Although 10 runs were
scored off the first over, four quick
wickets fell with the score on 13.
Wayne Davies was batting well
before he was bowled for 16. However,
wickets continued to fall and with the
score teetering at eight down for 36,
Arthur Kauika rescued the innings
with an exciting and hard struck 59.
His first two scoring strokes were
sixes, which set the tone for his
dynamic innings (which included four
sixes and four boundaries).
While Arthur Kauika attacked the
bowling, he found solid support in
partnership with Tremain Gilbert and
In the end, the total of 117 proved a
handful of runs too few.
Excellent bowling from Wayne
Davies, Matt Jacobson, Tremain Gil-
bert, and Brad Fannin almost brought
about an unlikely victory. Collegiate
struggling throughout and only
reached the target of 118 with their
last two batsmen at the crease.
The outstanding bowler was Matt
Jacobson who bowled quickly and accu-
rately. He bowled the first three
batters in his first spell, then returned
later in the innings to pick up two
more wickets. His 5 for 14, off eight
overs, was his first five-wicket bag.
Unfortunately, the fielding didn't
quite match the efforts of the previous
two weeks with sloppy work yielding a
number of unnecessary runs. However,
Nathan Chaney was tidy as keeper,
and took two excellent catches, while
Edward Symes took a hard catch at
Summary: Taihape 117 (Arthur
Kauika 59, Wayne Davies 16, Matt
Jacobson 10) lost to Wanganui Collegi-
ate 118 for 9 (Matt Jacobson 5 for 14,
Tremain Gilbert 1 for 15, Brad Fannin
3 for 29).
GOLF UPDATE: BY IN THE ROUGH
A good contingent of locals and just a
couple of visitors turned out on
Saturday for the annual spring tourna-
The senior men's section was won by
Chris George with 40 points on a count
back from Jimmy Mickleson also on 40.
Gary Cleaver and Kevin O'Brien were
one shot back on 39 and Kerry Wells
took out the gross prize with 76 off the
bat for 37 points.
Life member Rose, put in a rare
appearance and took out the junior sec-
tion also with a winning score of 40
points to share the Mobil Trophy with
George and Mickleson and also take
out the Brian Paki Trophy. Chris
Clark was 2nd on 39 points, Pete Val-
entine next best on 37, the patron had
36 and John Gilbert 35.
The ladies' section saw a three-way
tie for first place with Ngaire Bond,
Allison Thomas and Denise Millner all
on 37 points. Coral Thomas had 35
points and Marion Cleaver 34.
Twos were recorded by Gary Thomas
on the 6th, Chris George and Alan
Thomas on the 14th and Kerry Wells
on the 17th.
The Chamberlain Shield was held at
Pahiatua on Sunday with the Taihape
team coming third in the combined
gross behind Manawatu and Feilding.
Matt Booth put in two excellent
rounds, however, to take out the indi-
vidual gross prize.
Next Sunday is the Waiouru
Christmas Cheer with Taihape tee-off
at noon. Annual meeting, Wednesday,
8pm, club house.
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Taihape police report
two vehicles have been
broken into in the past
week in Taihape. Police
would like to hear from
anyone who knows any-
thing about these
Police are seeking any
information relating to
drugs. It is this time
every year that cannabis
plots start appearing
throughout the district.
If you have any infor-
cannabis being grown or
sold then police need to
be informed. Any infor-
mation given to the
police is treated with
confidence. A phone
number is available to
pass anonymous infor-
mation. Call 0800
The Christmas party
period is nearing so
police remind everyone
to have a sober driver.
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