Home' Central District Times : June 12th 2012 Contents CENTRAL DISTRICT TIMES, JUNE 12, 2
Palmy boys too strong for TAS team
By PAUL GEORGE
TAS were away last Saturday to
play Palmerston North Boys.
How would a three-week lay-off
affect the players?
In the first half it was a very
strong wind that helped PNB domi-
nate but against the run of play
TAS opened the scoring and just
before half-time PNB equalised for
The start of the second half was
The wind had stopped and it did
not look like our halftime oranges
had worked as energy levels
dropped rapidly. PNB scored two
goals to make the final score 3-1 to
Our under-13s played Ruahine
Falcons, who have always been at
least equal to or better than Tai-
hape, but not this time. Some
brilliant goal keeping and well-
organised attacks led to a final score
of 4-1 to Taihape.
TAIHAPE GOLF CLUB
to lead juniors
By ALAN THOMAS
The weather and course were well
presented over Queen s Birthday
Weekend and the members
supported the programme accord-
Denis Robertson continued his
accumulation of pictures of Kate
Sheppard with a superb 6-up on par
performance to take a clear lead in
the junior Mortland par compe-
Jim Mickleson leads the seniors
on 5-up in another consistent round.
Brent Hamilton was all class
coming in 3-up. Paul Renwick
looked good at 2-up. Gary Cleaver
was all square. On 1-down were
Alan Thomas, Tom Power and John
Twos were registered by Paul
Renwick and Bernie Mickleson both
on 14. Alan Thomas snaked the best
putt on the 18th.
On Queen s Birthday the annual
President versus the Club Captain
was held contesting the Glen Tro-
phy. Merv Tapp and his team
accounted for Danny Mickleson by
413 to 383. Tapp s team was led by
a magnificent 49 points from Brent
Hamilton who fired 78 off the stick
despite not scoring on the first. His
round included birdies on 6 and 18
and 10 pars. Goodbye 20 handicap.
Ten adrift were Jim Mickleson,
Kevin O Brien and Tom Power all
on 39. Brian Bristol had 37, Ben
Cribb and Duane Dick 36, Kerry
Wells and Merv Tapp 35. Leading
the ladies in were Aunty Ngaire and
Ben Cribb eagled the last for good
Rangatira Golf Club
Men, June 2 Medal, 3rd Qualify-
ing results: S Brennan 65, R Geary
67, T Johnson 68, D Livingston 71,
R Leary 71, I Angove 72, J Marshall
72, A Bonnor 74, D Haitana 74, R
Lambert 74, Putting S Brennan 28.
Hidden Hole, Nett 3 S Brennan, I
Ladies, June 6 Medal, 4th Quali-
fying, E McDonald Stableford,
McCoard 65, J Guiniven 75, R
Rainey 76, L Leary 77, M Walshe
77, C Gregory 78, L Worsfold 78.
Twos, L Leary.
9.30: Court 1 -- Taihape v IROAM
DH, umpires Papanui, IROAM.
Court 2 -- Country Tactix v Tas
Swaggers, umpires Papanui, IROM.
10.25: Court 1 -- Outlaws v Moun-
tain View, umpires Taihape, Emma.
Majic, umpires IROAM DH, Tai-
Court 3 -- R&R Rebels v TAS
Torpedos, umpires IROAM DH, Kiri
11.20: Court 1 -- IROAM v
Papanui, umpires Chelle, Emma.
Court 2 -- Country Mystics v
Country Pulse, umpires Outlaws,
Mountain View. Court 3 -- TAS
Ferns v Country All Stars, umpires
Outlaws, Mountain View.
Bye: Utiku, TAS All Blacks &
Duties: Early -- IROAM DH;
toilets: Jude; rubbish and seats:
IROAM & TAS Ferns; pavilion and
goal pads: Papanui & Country All
Stars; EXC: Sharon McCarthy.
Achievements earn local lad invite
to Queen's Diamond Jubilee lunch
Many young people head off on
their OE experience.
Adam Illston, son of Charlie and
the late Janet Illston, of
Tiriraukawa, did just that, only to
return to England to complete an
internationally recognised qualifi-
Upon returning home and work-
ing in the wider Taihape area
shearing and fencing, Adam
returned to the United Kingdom, to
complete a Diploma of the Wor-
shipful Company of Farriers.
The diploma is the pre-requisite
for admission to the Register of
Farriers. To get there, apprentice
farriers train with an approved
training farrier for four years and
two months, attending college for
extra training and exams.
The final exam comprises a live
horse-shoeing test, a written paper
and an oral assessment to estab-
lish the candidate has the know-
ledge and practical skill to shoe
horses to a safe and acceptable
Throughout the apprenticeship
training, Adam gained in-depth
knowledge of the anatomy and
physiology of the horse and the
causes of common lameness and
A farrier should not be con-
fused with a blacksmith . Farriers
and blacksmiths both work with
metal but only a farrier is permit-
ted to fit shoes to horses.
At the recent presentation cer-
emony, Adam received the Dip-
loma of Worship Farriers
(Honours) and additional awards
for the highest marks in both
practical and theory, a feat not
achieved conjointly for more than
Because of his high achieve-
ments, Adam received an invi-
tation to attend the Queen s Dia-
mond Jubilee lunch. Not bad for
a lad from Taihape!
He and fiancee Amanda will
return to New Zealand in
He hopes to undertake farrier
work in the wider Auckland area.
Majestic spot for all occasions
Big day: Lots of fun at a 5-year-old's
Taihape s Majestic Theatre is seen
as a wonderful venue for all sorts of
It is being increasingly hired for
children s birthday parties, dinner
and movie nights, annual meetings
or gatherings where the big screen
allows information to be shown eas-
ily.There have also been musicians
and a jazz band and opera nights
have been well supported.
In future it is hoped to develop a
stage area and develop the theatre
as a function centre with perhaps
live plays and high tea.
The older population love the
theatre, Majestic Trust member
Betty Tierney said.
The young ones are not
interested, so we must cater for our
resident population. The oldies love
films at 4pm followed by a cup of
tea. It is a great way for them to
Of course the children s parties
have been great. They hire the
theatre, bring their own food and
show a DVD on a Saturday or
The trust has recently bought
another gas heater and put fireproof
They are investigating a chairlift
to make the stairs easier.
Warmth is so important, Mrs
We want people to come in and
find it cosy and welcoming. The
knee rugs have been accepted
The theatre is viable and
breaking even, thanks to the reg-
ular rental income from the two
little shops. However, there is
always ongoing maintenance.
At present, the veranda needs fix-
ing after someone drove into the
The World Cup was great and we
are hoping to show the rugby semi-
finals on our big screen. Lee Anne is
just great at thinking outside the
square and coming up with ideas.
We are so lucky to have her enthusi-
Women glory in local history
By JOCELYN FANNIN
tea to Betty
Eighteen members of the Taihape
and Districts Women s Club enjoyed
some nostalgiawhen they spent
Wednesday afternoon at the Tai-
hape Museum amid its collection of
memorabilia, photographs and
Volunteer Marjorie Doole intro-
duced the group to a recently
acquired set of three Hilda books,
set in Taihape and written in the
1920s by a young lady, Phillis
Jarard who lived with then Taihape
Mayor, Mr Arrowsmith.
The museum received the books
after a woman living in Toowoomba,
Australia visited the museum say-
ing she read the books when she
was a child in Glasgow and was
determined that if she ever trav-
elled she would visit Taihape.
A museum volunteer was able to
source the books on the internet.
The museum has recently been
gifted a book of paintings by
impressionist artist, Douglas
McDiarmid, now living in Paris but
who spent his young years living
and painting in Taihape and the
Rangitikei. The Taihape and Dis-
tricts Women s Club then moved
back to the recently refurbished
Gwennie Archer cottage. Many
remembered Taihape teacher, the
late Ms Archer who lived in the cot-
tage for many years and who with
her friend Muriel McKee went every
January to the tennis in Auckland.
Many of the artefacts in the cot-
tage were made by Taihape
The group finished the afternoon
enjoying high tea and tiny cakes
and declared a lovely time was had
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