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24 — Howick and Pakuranga Times, Thursday, March 13, 2014 www.times.co.nz FOLLOW US ON OB1967 Terms and conditions: Offer is available on a limited number of Kia Rio LX Petrol’s only, all other offers do not apply to this vehicle. Finance is at 0% and is subject to normal lending criteria. ALL NEW KIA RIO WITH 1/3 1/3 1/3 AT 0% INTEREST ONLY AVAILABLE AT ANDREW SIMMS BOTANY 1.4ltrs DOHC CVVT petrol Automatic Engine ABS Brakes with EBD and BAS, Electronic stability control, Dual Front, side and curtain airbags for 5 star safety Daytime running lamps Stero system with Ipod and USB input and Bluetooth hands free Full electrics and remote central locking Multifunction computer Reverse Warning Sensors Includes Kia’s 5 year 100,000km warranty and roadside assistance utomatic Engine lectronic stability control, Dual Front, side and curtain B input and Full electrics and remote central locking + ORC now which can be your trade-in in 12 months and then one final payment of in 24 months 124018-V3 IVAN AGNEW: The poor performances of the Blues, Warriors and Mystics in international rugby, league and netball competitions belie the resources Auckland has at its disposal as New Zealand’s largest city. ➤ Page 23 Sisters making golf history NZ’s top youngsters playing at Pakuranga MUNCHIN and Wenyung Keh’s selection for the Queen Sirikit Cup is believed to be the first time sisters have rep- resented New Zealand in golf. The Botany siblings, along with Wellington’s Julianne Alvarez, have been chosen by NZ Golf for the tournament in Malaysia next month. Munchin, 21, won the Tauranga and Muriwai Opens and North Island Stroke Play titles in 2013, then added the LawnMaster Clas- sic earlier this year. Last weekend she finished third at the Riversdale Cup in Mel- bourne. Rounds of 78, 70, 78 and 81 on the par 74 course put her 17 shots behind the winner, while Wenyung missed the cut with scores of 82 and 81. Munchin, who plays out of the Titirangi club, was selected for last year’s Queen Sirikit Cup played in Taiwan, where New Zealand fin- ished 10th. Wenyung makes her interna- tional team debut on the back of many consistent performances. The 17-year-old from Pakuranga Golf Club won the player of the tournament at the Toro Women’s Interprovincial at Muriwai, going undefeated in Auckland’s domi- nant victory. She was also a defeated finalist in the New Zealand Amateur final in 2012, to her sister, taking the match all the way to the 36th hole. The Queen Sirikit Cup is an annual contest between 13 nations from the Asia Pacific region that is officially known as the Amateur Ladies Asia-Pacific Invitational team championship. New Zealand has won on three occasions, in 1984, 1990 and 1999. FIVE Howick Pakuranga Hockey Club players have been named in Auckland under-21 squads for national tournaments in May. Tyler Lench, Lydia Velzian and Alex Hunt are in the women’s team and Vincent O’Connor and Jacob Corbett are in the men’s side. Hunt and Velzian represented Auckland in the National Hockey League last years. The women’s squad is coached by Dianne Vao and Howick Pakuranga clubman Greg Chad- derton is a selector. Saint Kentigern College old boys Sam Jimmieson and Richmond Lum are also in the men’s squad, along with former Macleans College student Ruan Bezuidenhout. The men’s and women’s national under-21 tournaments are held at Lloyd Elsmore Park, Pakuranga, on May 4-10. IN THE FAMILY: From left, Wenyung and Munchin Keh. Photo supplied TYLEr LENcH Photo supplied Recognising sports best GET your thinking caps on to recall South-East Auckland’s sporting high- lights of 2013. The chance to recognise and reward the many successful sportspeople from Howick, Pakuranga and Botany is just around the corner. Nominations are open for the inaugural Howick Sports Awards, organised by the Howick Local Board in association with Counties Manukau Sport. The award categories are: sportsman, sportswoman, junior sportsman (18 years and under), junior sportswoman (18 and under), team, junior team (18 and under), disabled athlete, coach, and official of the year. There are also innovation, service to sport, and outstanding international achievement prizes. To be eligible, individuals must be a member of a club or school in the Howick ward and the achievement must have taken place between April 1, 2013, and March 31, 2014. Nominations are being taken online only at cmsport.co.nz, and close at mid- day on April 14. The Howick Sports Awards ceremony will take place at Pakuranga United Rugby Club on May 18. Tickets cost $40 and include a three- course meal. To purchase tickets and for more information about the awards, email Deanne Thomas at deannet@ cmsport.co.nz, or phone 021-0220-1778. The Howick Local Board is putting $12,000 of public funding towards the awards. The aim is to raise the profile of sport and sports clubs in the Howick ward and celebrate the success and dedication of athletes and volunteers.
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