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Cup finally moves on
Sporting: Members of the Taihape Bowling Club team (blue and white) look gracious in defeat after going down
to the challenge from the Gonville Bowling Club (Wanganui) team and losing the Keesing Cup. Taihape president
Les Judd said it was the fifth time the Taihape team had defended the cup. It was a great game and a fine end
to the challenge season. More tournaments will be played this season.
Keeping a weather eye out
for forecast in New Zealand
The weather outlook for late
summer -- January to March --
indicates that seasonal rainfall
is likely to be above normal for
all North Island regions, normal
or above normal in Nelson-
Marlborough and below normal
or normal for the remainder of
the South Island.
According to Niwa a moderate
La Nina is in place in the trop-
ical Pacific and should persist
into early autumn 2012.
The outlook for the Central
North Island, Taranaki,
Whanganui, Manawatu and
Wellington is that seasonal
temperatures are likely to be
Late summer rainfall totals,
soil moisture levels, and river
flows are likely to be above nor-
mal for the three-month season
as a whole.
For the January to March
season, mean sea level pressures
are likely to be above normal
across the South Island but
below average to the north of
New Zealand, the Niwa forecast
There is likely to be more
north-easterly air flow than nor-
mal over the North Island.
For the tropical cyclone season
through to May fewer than the
normal number of cyclones is
January to March is typically
the most active part of the cyc-
The chance of an ex-tropical
cyclone close to New Zealand is
expected to be below the long-
term average. At least one ex-
tropical cyclone passes within
500 kilometres of New Zealand
in nine out of 10 cyclone seasons.
our region with
a big day out
Winner: In 2010 Stewart Morton presented the Morton Shield to Grace Greig on
Clifton on Rusty
Smith on Biscuit
were joint winners
of the Morton
Shield last year. It
was presented by
Rodeo: A bull riding event attracted a huge crowd in 2009.
On Wellington Anniversary Day, the
108th Ohingaiti and Hunterville
Districts Picnic Sports will take place
at the McIntyre Recreation Reserve at
Gary Illston, the president of the
group, says the day has always been
based around horse events, but many
other events have happened over the
''We have always tried to keep it a
low-cost family day and [about] keep-
ing them amused throughout the day.''
This year there will be face painting,
sack races, egg throwing, running
races, Tug o' War, a Mystery Box con-
test, Pass the Parcel, Piata, a
children's play area, sheep and steer
Horse events will run throughout
the day, as will wood chopping.
There will be stalls and lots of food
Ken Marsh has jet boat rides down
the road at the Rangitikei River.
Speed shearing will be held towards
the end of the day.
Last year's winner Cam Fergusson
may be back.
Mr Illston said as he remembers,
''There has been only two days when
the sport day was affected by the
weather. It rained in the afternoon of
the centennial day in 2004 and it
poured last year.
''Let's hope it is fine right through
the district so that when people pull
back their curtains and see the fine
day, they will come through and enjoy
the sports day.''
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