Kapi-Mana News : November 1st 2011
45 KAPI-MANA NEWS, NOVEMBER 1, 2011 SPORT Tawa Great Starter Ideal investment or just a cosy pad to live in. With 2 double bedrooms, off street parking & handy to everything this is ideal! Don't hesitate on this one. View at: www.harcourts.co.nz/TW111010 $210,000 Tawa A Genuine Family Home - 1A Findlay Street Around the corner from the shops & trains, this 3 bedroom home is sited on a sunny, flat 405 m2 section that's set up for a gardener. A great first home or retirement property you can't go wrong here! Call fast as this opportunity won't last long! View at: www.harcourts.co.nz/TW110905 $345,000 Tawa City Chic -- Suburban Smart - 1A Cecil Road You can buy this contemporary apartment style townhouse for well below its RV ($405,000). Open plan living with 2 bedrooms & in a fantastic location, it's an easy walk to shops & transport. Very low maintenance with easy care grounds. Beat rising interest rates & secure your future now. Call us to make a time to view. 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View at: www.harcourts.co.nz/TW100405 www.open2view.com/223879 Enquiry Welcome From $359,000 Sun 06/11 2.00 - 2.30PM Best of best By KAROLINE TUCKEY The Northern United Cobras under-13 rugby team have capped an impressive three-year unbeaten run in the local competition by defeating the best in the country. This season the Cobras topped the regional club rugby scoreboard with more than 1300 points, and only conceded two tries. Their impressive form saw them invited to the second annual New Zealand Jun- ior Rugby Festival, in Taupo early last month. The event comprised the best age group teams in the country, as well as a guest side from Australia. The young Cobras team were excited to have the opportunity to play at a higher level, and were unsure how they would square up, coach Frazer Edwards says. It's the best of the best pretty much . . . the boys were all a bit worried.'' The team played five games during the weekend, winning every match convincingly. In the final they squared off against competition favourites Kia Toa of Palmerston North. Earlier in pool play Kia Toa had been the first team to have made the Cobras trail in a game in years -- albeit briefly -- says Edwards, but the final was decisive. The Cobras won 28-5. Edwards credits the boys' dedication to training for enabling them to hold form throughout the tourna- ment. It was a bit of an eye opener, a harder competition for them, it was good to see,'' he says. They've worked hard at training, I've had them for five years, so that makes it really easy, they all come to training.'' The tournament was a final send-off for this team, with only six of the 22 eligible for the age grade next season. This year we were hoping for a good year because it's the last year they can put the Norths jersey on till they get to college. They are all rugby mad, they love it, and going to Taupo and finishing it off like that was the best way I can send the boys off really,'' Edwards says. Radio cricket changes SPORTS TALK JOSEPH ROMANOS Another sporting era passes There's been quite a fuss since Radio Sport announced it would no longer be broad- casting ball-by-ball commen- tary of domestic first-class cricket. The station will cover tests, and one-day and Twenty20 internationals, but for domestic first-class matches will confine itself to regular score reports. This seems sensible. After all, almost nobody attends Plunket Shield matches. Like many people, I'm interested in the scores, but I don't need ball-by-ball descriptions. The reaction has been amazing. The station was flooded with complaints and people I've spoken to or tweeted have harked back to those gentle, summer days of Sports Round-up. We have very fond memor- ies of Sports Round-up. Pres- ented over the years by Doc Williams, Rob Crabtree, Bill McCarthy, Grant Nisbett, Keith Quinn and John How- son, it covered domestic sum- mer sport fully. Plunket Shield (and later Shell) cricket underpinned the programme. Players such as Harry Unka of Northern Districts, Ian Therkleson of Welling- ton, John Cushen of Otago and Stuart Speed of Auck- land, none of them inter- nationals, became part of the summer scene. Listeners would be taken from Hamilton, to Lancaster Park to Nelson to hear Gra- ham Newdick trying to bring up a century or Graham Viv- ian trying to urge Auckland to victory. We'd tune in from 10.25am each day and got to know the commentators well. Jim Read, with his distinc- tive Scottish burr, was a per- sonal favourite, broadcasting from Christchurch. But Tre- vor Rigby and Noel Lawson in Wellington, Alan Richards and Colin Snedden in Auck- land, Iain Galloway and Lankford Smith in Dunedin, and the rest were there day after day faithfully bringing us the cricket. Interspersed between the cricket commentaries would be events such as the national bowls champion- ships (Ian Birch at the bowls, talking about Percy Jones of Otahuhu Railways''), the international tennis in Auck- land (described by John Lockington, Bruce Broun and Allan Burns, and often featuring heroics by Onny Parun), softball (fronted by Garry Ward or Keith Geary) and various swimming, ath- letics and cycling meetings. Sometimes there'd be treats from overseas -- test cricket (what joy listening to Alan McGilvray and Lindsay Hassett) and Davis Cup ten- nis ( a volley by Stolle'') from Australia. My father and I were such avid Sports Round-up listeners that we had to get earphones attached to our transistors because the incessant cricket commentaries were driving the rest of the family mad. Sports Round-up was broadcast by Radio New Zea- land and continued until the mid-1990s when Radio New Zealand was split up and Radio Sport was established as part of The Radio Net- work. Radio Sport offered ball- by-ball commentaries of afternoon sessions, intersper- sed with talkback and cover- age of other sport. But it's a different world now. Sky TV screens a vast amount of sport from around the world, and cricket fans can follow games via the internet. Cricketers Martin Crowe, Iain O'Brien, Dion Nash and Scott Styris have criticised the decision to abandon the ball-by-ball commentaries and an online petition has attracted a large number of backers. People have protested to me that they will no longer be able to paint their house during summer while listening to the cricket. I can't see the complaints doing any good, though. Radio Sport has decided the domestic cricket commen- taries are not financially viable and New Zealand Cricket, while not be especially happy about that, doesn't seem inclined to fund the service. Another era of New Zea- land sport is passing.
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