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4pm TAS, Ph Phyllis on 06 388 0816
Starts 7pm at Taihape Women's club.
Ph: 388 0056 Marian
Ballet, Jazz and Tap Classes
Monday 3pm -- Ballet & Jazz. Ph: 388 0004
Monday 7pm-9pm at Presbyterian Church
Lounge. Ph: Helen 06 388 1611
Taihape Art Group
Monday 10.30am-4pm,Taihape Art Society
Ph: Margret 06 388 1553
Taihape Rotary Club
5.45pm at Taihape & Districts Woman's Club
Ph: Frances 06 387 6247
3.30pm at REAP
Ph: 06 388 1425
Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop
Ph:Yve 06 388 1302
Taihape Leisure Marchers
5pm at Old Taihape College Hall
Ph: Barabara 06 388 0938
Ballet, Jazz & Tap Classes
Wednesday 3pm Ballet,Tap & Jazz
Ph: Heather 06 388 0004
(Winter Apr-Sept), Wed 1.30-4pm
Taihape Bowling Club
Ph: Ruby 06 388 0770
Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop
from 3.45pm Ph:Yve 06 388 1302
Spinning and Knitting Club
1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7pm
Ph: Jenny Abernathy 06 388 1620
Senior Citizens Friendship Club
2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month
Social get together and lunch
Ph: Lynette 388 7574
Taihape & Distict Womens Club
1st Wednesday each month. 1.30pm, Speaker
Ph: Frances 06 388 0413
Ballet, Jazz & Tap Classes
Thursday 3pm, Ballet and Jazz
Ph: Heather 06 388 0004
9.30am at St Davids Hall. All welcome. Music
group for pre-schoolers Ph: Anna 06 388 1239
from 3.15pm, Ph:Yve 06 388 1302
Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop & Tap
from 3.45pm Ph: Yve 06 388 1302
1st Thursday of every month
Taihape Womens Club
7.30pm. Enquiries phone 06 388 1151
Older & Bolder fish 'n chips and a movie.
1st Fri of month. REAP 5pm-8pm.
Ph: Betty 388 0978.
Ohingaiti Gun Club.
next shoot Sunday 26th
Ph John Batley 06 388 0664.
Society gears up
for Relay for Life
The Wanganui branch of the Cancer
Society is gearing up for the annual
Relay for Life fun fundraiser that
will take place at Wanganui City
College on Saturday, February 25.
So the call goes out to those want-
ing to take part, put a team
together, register and begin
Relay for Life is not a race -- it's an
event to celebrate and acknowledge
cancer survivors, their carers, wha-
nau and friends and to remember
loved ones lost to cancer. It is a team
event for people of any age and level
of fitness. Corporate groups, famil-
ies, youth and service groups, com-
munity and sporting clubs partici-
pate together. The Cancer Society of
New Zealand held its first Relay for
Life in Palmerston North in 2001.
That event raised $189,000. Since
then millions of dollars have been
raised. Seventeen relays were held
across New Zealand last year net-
ting nearly $3 million.
❚ For more information or to register
visit the website
www.relayforlife.org.nz or email
telephone (06) 348 7402.
Bird on a perch: Keen young gymnast Sam Bird on the bar. Photo: SUPPLIED
New gym season opens
It's the beginning of a new year for
Taihape Gymnastics Club, which
starts back on Monday, February
13 with a new class designed for
Recreational gymnastics is an
active session open to boys and
girls aged 3-6 years.
Through obstacle courses,
movement to music, and lots of
fun games the little ones will be
kept moving while developing
basic gymnastic skills. Classes
will be held every Monday from
3.15pm till 4pm, at the gym on
For the older children there is
artistic gymnastics, which is open
to boys and girls aged 6-13 years.
This class takes the sport one
step further developing more
advanced gymnastic skills and
keeps the gymnasts challenged in
a safe environment.
Artistic gymnastics will be held
on Monday, 4pm till 5.30pm at the
gym on Rauma Rd.
Gymnastics is a fabulous sport
for children. The fitness benefits
gained by participating in a gym-
nastics programme include
muscle strength, cardiovascular
endurance and agility.
These fitness perks not only
help kids stay healthy, they can
also be applied to other sports.
Children who participate in
gymnastics often succeed at other
sports as well.
In addition to the fitness
benefits gymnastics also helps
children overcome their fears,
gain confidence, and also
improves co-ordination and flexi-
❚ For more information about the
club phone Jo Hobbs 388 1517 or
Helen Luoni 388 9209.
Last minute decision right one
By IN THE ROUGH
An excellent turnout of players
contested the Taihape Appliances
two-person ambrose. The course
was well laid out with the greens,
although a little hard, playing
better and better.
In the mixed section the last
minute pairing of Chris George
and Coral Thomas was too good
with a 3-shot victory on 98.7 net
for the 27 holes. Handicaps were
determined by a third of the
combined total off the 27-hole
gross. Gary and Allison Thomas
were runners-up on the toss from
Richard and Denise Millner. Gary
Cleaver and Lesley Hardwidge
were less than a stroke away
followed by Danny Mickleson and
Ngaire Bond on 103 then Robert
and Marian Cleaver on 105,
Chalky and Lesley Leary on 106,
Peter Valentine and Diane Mick-
leson 107 and John Gilbert and
Lorna Thurston on 112.
In the men's section Matt
Thomas and Merv Tapp finished
on 93, Jim Mickleson and Josh
Clarke 93.4, Nick McGuinn and
Paul Renwicks 94.7, Alan Thomas
and John Booth 95, Kerry Wells
and Duane Dick 96, Koke Cashell
and Briany Bristol 98, Kevin
O'Brien and Graeme Rose 99,
Koke Cashell and Briany Bristol
98, Kevin O'Brien and Graeme
Rose 99, John McKinnon and Bill
Thomas and Tapp were pres-
ented with the J P Mortland Cup
while George and Thomas won the
On Anniversary Day a chicken
run was held with the stayers
tested off the blue tees. But it was
Denise Millner who led the men
on a merry chase with 42 points.
One adrift were Karen Clarke,
Merv Tapp and Jimmy Mickleson,
who was only 5 over the card
when he lost a ball on the last.
Collecting one chook was Kerry
Wells, Alan Thomas, Gary
Thomas and Chris Clarke.
This weekend the President's
Trophy team meet Brookfields at
Palmerston North. The team was
not finalised at the time of print-
ing but players will be contacted.
On Waitangi Day the annual
Maori vs Pakeha will contest the
battle of Ngawaka in a match play
On Sunday, Feburary 12 the A
grade pennant team starts its
2012 campaign with the first
round to be played at Taihape.
The Taihape team meets
Wanganui and will be selected
from D Thompson, B Cribb, M
Thomas, M Booth, K Wells, D
Dick, K Cashell, G Thomas and A
Thomas -- with one to be omitted.
The morning foursomes start at
The C grade team travels to
Waiouru where they play
Tawhero in the afternoon. The
team, yet to be finalised, will
include; G Cleaver, P Renwicks, D
Mickleson, J Mickleson, K O'Brien
and one other.
Best win of season
By WICKET KEEPER
On Saturday, January 14 Taihape
played Hunterville in the first game of
2012 competition cricket on the
Taihape Recreational Ground, the first
game played there for many years.
Taihape batted first and scored an
imposing 226 after their two innings of
20 overs. Nathan Chaney, 15, led the
way with an impressive 63 which
included seven fours and two sixes. He
received excellent support from Brad
Fannin (11), Wayne Davies (31), and
Matt Jacobson (21). Then Dion Hooper
smashed a quick 37 to finish the
innings. This was the best batting
effort by Taihape since the resurrec-
tion of the club.
In reply, Hunterville scored 138.
Matt Jacobson continued his excellent
form with the ball, taking 3 for 22.
Tremain Gilbert produced his best
bowling performance of the season
with 3 for 29. Brad Fannin. 1 for 40
and Nathan Chaney 1 for 29 also
bowled well. Kerryn Clark and Dion
Hooper took excellent catches.
This was the second win of the
season for Taihape and without doubt
their best effort. Notably, the contri-
bution of the batsmen who added to
the team's effort, unlike in previous
games when only one or two batsmen
It was wonderful to be able to play
on the Rec, a fantastic setting for
cricket, where you get the opportunity
to reflect and soak in the surroundings.
Interestingly, the game was extremely
well supported with a large number of
spectators adding atmosphere to
Summary: Taihape 226 (Nathan
Chaney 63, Dion Hooper 37, Wayne
Davies 31, Matt Jacobson 21, Brad
Hunterville 138 (Matt Jacobson 3 for
22, Tremain Gilbert 3 for 29. Brad
Fannin 1 for 0, Nathan Chaney 1 for
29). Win to Taihape by 88 runs.
Last Saturday Taihape played
Hunterville in a rematch. This was the
play-off game for 5th and 6th in the
Wanganui Cricket Porter Hire Premier
Unfortunately both sides were
depleted and struggling to field a team.
Hunterville batted first and after
their first 20 overs had 93 runs on the
In reply, Taihape scored 99.
Unfortunately, the second innings
proved decisive with Hunterville
posting a total score of 184, which
proved too much for the Taihape team
which was all out for 117.
Bowling for Taihape, Nathan
Chaney took 2 for 7 runs, Matt
Jacobson 1 for 39, Tremain Gilbert 1
for 44, and Brad Fannin 1 for 57.
Richard McMillan top-scored for Tai-
hape with 32, sharing in a partnership
of 75 runs with Wayne Davies (29),
which at one stage looked like turning
Summary: Hunterville 184 (Nathan
Chaney 2 for 7, Matt Jacobson 1 for 39,
Brad Fannin 1 for 57, Tremain Gilbert
1 for 44).
Taihape 117 (Richard McMillan 32,
Wayne Davies 29).
Results of the Taihape Mixed Basket-
ball community spring tournament
saw Huia A win the Golden Knife and
Ngati Lucas the Silver Fork. The
Wooden Spoon went to TAS.
A wide cross-section of the Taihape
community was represented at the
Taihape Men's Basketball hosted tour-
nament, spokesman Alfred Simi said.
''We had netball players and
shearers, junior school students and
''Also present were Taihape basket-
ball young guns and the old 'never give
up on the dream' players.
''Basketball, like other sports, is a
young adults' activity but mixed
basketball enabled the rest of the
community to participate in and enjoy
the game with the best players in
town, Mr Simi said.
''We even had the pleasure of playing
with and against Taihape ex-best
players, back home for Christmas.
'' They made people remember
Taihape town hall basketball, a lot of
'back in the day' and 'you still don't
pass the ball' stories.''
''On behalf of the Taihape basketball
community a big shout out and thank
you to Taihape New World for donat-
ing vouchers prizes for the three final
winning teams,'' he said.
''We also thank Taihape Area School
for their ongoing support.''
Muster night, which will be held on
Monday, February 13, is for teams
wishing to play in the tournament and
players wishing to find a team to play
in.The tournament begins on Monday.,
February 20. For team registrations
and information see Alfred Simi at
Taihape New World.
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