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20 --- Howick and Pakuranga Times, Monday, October 1, 2012 www.times.co.nz Tour our village and join us for lunch on Thursday, October 18 at 10.30am The 2010 RVA Manager of the Year Bruce Cullington will give a brief overview of the life at Acacia Cove. See and feel for yourself the Acacia Cove lifestyle. Please RSVP to 268 8522 by Friday, October 12 Wattle Farm Road, Wattle Downs, Manurewa Email: email@example.com www.acaciacovevillage.co.nz New Zealand Owned and Operated Acacia Cove is a country-style village situated on the beautiful Wattle Downs Peninsula. Who could ask for more? For those who appreciate the tranquility of an estuary setting Acacia Cove has it all, as well as its own restaurant, heated indoor pool, library, bowling green and new gym. Whether you choose to live in a villa or one of our luxurious apartments, you'll have the security of a 24 hour, fully monitored emergency call system built in. If you're aged 55 or over, value your independence but want greater security, come and have a look at the superb properties we have to offer. A right to occupy dwelling at Acacia Cove Village is unsecured. YOU'RE INVITED! 117981 FOLLOW US ON TARMAC ACTION: Howickian Sarah Tootill is a favourite in the lightweight, under- 70kg division at the New Zealand open blokarting championship being held at Ardmore Airport this week. ➤ Page 19 Tour's 12th man IT'S just not cricket -- has been the overwhelming response to a Times story about the theft of chocolates intended to support a junior sport tour. Last month, 21 boxes of Whittaker's chocolates were stolen from Mike Galloway's car during a break-in at Lloyd Elsmore Park. The bars were to be sold to raise money for the Howick Pakuranga Cricket Club (HPCC) under-14 boys' tour to Australia next year. Mike and his son Josh's appeal was read online by Whittaker's head o ce, which posted to www.times.co.nz with an o er to replace the missing chocolate. The donation has covered the $1000-plus hole the theft had left in their fundraising. "A member of the public came into HPCC and donated $100 to the team after reading your article," tour co-organiser Richard Wilkie told the Times. "We also had a sausage sizzle outside Bunnings in Pakuranga and received donations and support from the public that had read the item. " Roller Mills reps AUCKLAND East will be out to regain the title they've dominated for the past decade in this week's Roller Mills junior rugby tournament. The week-long competition, this year hosted by Auckland Rugby at Orakei Domain, features nine teams made up of the best year 7-8 players in the upper North Island. Seven of the 22-strong Auckland East squad are from south-east intermediate schools: Howick's Jesse Pascoe, Antonio Poua, and Taniela Tomasi, Somerville's Taumua Belford and Thomas Wiid, Farm Cove's Jordan Hewetson, and Pakuranga's Mykal Thomas Wilson-Faaofo. Auckland East have been crowned champions six times since 2003. Their rst game is today at 1.30pm against Counties Manukau, before facing North Harbour and Auckland West in pool games later this week. SPORTS BITES Forging league rivalry By DANIEL SILVERTON IN ITS frst year competing at rugby league, Howick Interme- diate is already turning heads with top results and forging an in- tense south-east derby rivalry. The school’s under-55kg and open grade teams made their debut appearance at the Auck- land and Counties Manukau Rugby League champion of champions’ tournament last Thursday. Howick qualifed for the eight-team competition, staged at Cornwall Park, after both teams made the fnals of the south- eastern zone event held earlier in the year. The open fnal, against Otara’s Sir Edmund Hillary Middle School, was abandoned while the under-55kg decider, also against their south-east neigh- bours, was won in thrilling fashion. “It was a draw at fulltime and in golden point, one of our guys got an intercept and ran the length of the feld to win it,” teacher Josh Angell told the Times. Angell, an Auckland under-85kg rugby union rep- resentative, coaches both of the school’s league sides and its team in the 15-man code. “We came fourth in the eastern zone of the rugby com- petition this year, but our focus has been the league,” he says. “A lot of the boys are leaguies and they know the game.” The restricted weight team opened their champ of champs’ campaign, in which they played 40-minute games on half felds, with a couple of heavy defeats to Kedgley and Wesley. They rallied in their fnal pool game, beating Orewa to make the play off for ffth and sixth against their south-east adversary. Once again, Howick and Sir Edmund Hillary couldn’t be sepa- rated and they shared ffth place. “It’s the battle of the south-east- ern zone,” says Angell. “We can’t beat them, apart from once in golden point, and they can’t beat us.” In the open grade, Howick beat Bailey Road and Birkdale, while losing to De La Salle in pool play to make the top four. “We were leading Henderson 2-1 at halftime in the semi-fnal, but then they got a couple of lucky breaks and we ended up losing 2-4,” says Angell. Henderson went on to win the open title, while Howick shared third place with fellow semi-fnal- ists Sir Edmund Hillary. “To go to Auckland champs and get third and ffth, it was an awe- some effort,” says Angell. Counties Manukau Rugby League development offcer Dan Keepa is pleased to see schools new to the sport succeeding. “Howick Intermediate being champions of their zone is a feat in itself for a school that has never played league before, and the improvement I saw from the zonal competition to champ of champs was huge,” he says. Angell hopes this year’s results are the foundation for establishing league at the school. “It’s put the benchmark out for future years to come, and hope- fully we can build on it.” Times photos Wayne Martin DEBUT FORM: Above, Daetyn Tanuvasa of Howick Intermediate's under-55kg rugby league team and above right, Joseph Oneyeke, of the school's open grade side. More photos at www.times.co.nz.
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