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Monday, July 03, 2006

The last day of Term 2.

Friday 30th June

I found myself sick on the last day of school, something very unfortunate to be on the verge of the holidays. To make things worse the staff together with the students had a big end of the term clean up on our hands. Cleaning windows, vacumming, moving furniture, all these things just aggravated my sickness and made me feel worse. But hey you know what they say, get hard or get out. The rest of the day proved to be eventful.

At lunchtime Napier Boys High's Under 15 Rugby team arrived and were welcomed with powhiri. Pā Doug was scratching for a team as the majority of his Under 15 sqaud were home sick. Drawing from the 5th and 3rd form he prepared a makeshift crew, which on paper looked very good.

The game kicked off at 1.15pm. The 1st half was tight as both teams tested the waters. Our boys were bigger but the Napier Boys had determination and composure. A couple of bruising runs were made by our larger lads from the 5th form, but at the same time they were making gains through their backs. The scores were neck and neck untill the last 15 minutes where they showed their true potential through brilliant draw and passes onto their speedsters.

Hato Pāora Under 15's VS Napier Boys High Under 15's - LOST 17 - 27

The other highlight of the day was later on that night at Queen Elizabeths College in Palmerston North. This event was to be a fundraiser and dress rehearsal for the two groups representing our region, Hato Pāora Senior A's & Te Piringa (combination of students from Te Kura o te Pouhoia Palmy Boys & Mana Tamariki). The hall was overloaded with people, so much so that all the children had to sit on a mat at the front of the stage to make room. Through door takings, the Te Piringa whānau selling hangi, sausage sizzle, steak sandwiches, and gentle persuasion from Pā Tihirau the crowd gave most generously and the funds will certainly aid the rōpū on their trip to the Nationals.

As for the performances themselves, both groups were great. I dont want to say anything more about each group but only that they will uphold the mana of our rohe with dignity. Hato Pāora - have a good weeks rest before you guys come back. We look forward to listening to you all on the radio during the 18-20 July, mauriora ki a koutou katoa! Pictures coming.


Blogger wyatt said...

1.he pukapuka taau
2.he ngenge au
3.kaore aku pene
4.kei te haere ahau ki te tari
5.kei te raruraru au

6.we went to school
7.we swam at punawai
8.in the middle of the boy and girl
9.the car is behind the chaple

10.peter sharples,maori partie
12.its partof our heritage

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