Congratulations to Year 11 student Alex Sharpe who has been selected in the New Zealand Junior (U21) Smallbore Shooting team. Last week Alex competed in the Target Shooting New Zealand Outdoor Nationals held here in Palmerston North. After shooting a personal best on Wednesday he finished in sixth place overall in the junior competition and was subsequently selected for the New Zealand team. That team shot on Saturday in a postal competition against teams from the UK and USA, although due to seasonal differences, they will not know how they got on until the Northern Hemisphere summer when the equivalent competitions have taken place.
Well done to the young men who competed in the recent Mini Stocks in Paradise event in Rotorua, the unofficial mini stocks national championships and the biggest meeting of the year with 150 competitors.
Congratulations to Harrison Cheetham who placed third overall in the senior 14 – 16 years class. Harrison made the top 26 competitors to qualify for the Tier 1 final and then competed in three races. After three races he was tied for third so had a fourth race, four laps against the driver he was tied with, which Harrison won to lock in third place.
Ashton Dorne placed third in the Tier 2 senior category and Jayden Clark was 13th. Logan Mulcahy and Fletcher Hoskins competed in the Tier 3 final, with Fletcher finishing in third place, while Kobe Dorn placed fifth in the Tier 1 junior competition.
A huge field of 135 competitors were at school early this morning to contest the 5,000m Championship - well done to all competitors.
Congratulations to all of the podium place getters:
1st - Jacob Lean (Kia Ora) 17.19
2nd - Jarvis Shaw (Gordon) 17.20
3rd - Cillian Carroll (Vernon) 17.54
1st - Jacob Lean (Kia Ora) 17.19
2nd - Cillian Carroll (Vernon) 17.54
3rd - Jamie Bennett (Murray) 19.22
1st - Jarvis Shaw (Gordon) 17.20
2nd - Filip Martin (Kia Ora) 18.50
3rd – Brodie Bennett (Kia Ora) 18.56
1st - Jai Parris (Pheonix) 18.19
2nd - Lachie Duffy (Murray) 19 54
3rd - Leo Webb (Murray) 20.37
“Mā te tā, mā te karo e ora ai ngā pūkōrero.”
Twelve players from each Super Eight kura competed at the Super Eight Ngā Tākaro Māori event from the 19th to the 20th of February. Napier Boys’ High School had the honour of hosting this event for the first time.
The nature of this kaupapa was underpinned by manaakitanga and whanaungatanga. The mauri (essence) of this kaupapa (event) was cared for by all schools. It was encouraged for each kura to have a student speaker kōrero at the pōhiri.
The three tākaro Māori chosen were Kī-o-Rahi, Waka Ama and Horohopu. It was the hope that the number of Tākaro Māori will increase in time, further fostering and strengthening Tākaro Māori throughout our Super Eight schools.
Horohopu was an opportunity for all Super Eight schools to mix and combine. Whanaungatanga (establishing positive relationships with others) was very evident and benefited all schools.
A special must be made to Matua Pohatu Paku of Napier Boys’ High School and his staff for making this event a great experience for all involved.
Ka ara te rā ki runga o Pukemokimoki, ka tō te rā ki runga o Te Marae o Hine.
The photograph shows the Ngā Tākaro Māori team holding the taonga 'Te Kanae Kura.' Back row (left to right): Henare Te Whaiti, Taine Flutey, Tairawhiti Crosswell-Waaka, Honour Whānau, Api Kahukoti, Bailey Hakopa
Front row (left to right): Monson Brown, Ihaka Rapira, Rakena Te AweAwe Mohi, Hawaiki Docherty-Parete, Boston Maniapoto