Nor West News : February 24th 2011
22 NOR-WEST NEWS, FEBRUARY 24, 2011 NEWS Solid win buoys United Fearful: The Waikato wall was kind enough to let this ball through for Allan Pearce's second goal. Photos: SHANE WENZLICK Number one: Waitakere's Allan Pearce reacts after his second goal of the game. United front: Waitakere United player Jason Rowley is joined by teammates after scoring while Waikato players look on. Waitakere United football club demolished Waikato FC 6-1 in their premiership match-up at Fred Taylor Park over the weekend. The west Auckland team were looking to rebound after two losses in a row and did so against an overwhelmed Wai- kato side. The win means Waitakere are almost certain to claim the minor premiership title in 2011. Goals went to Michael Gwyther, Dakota Lucas, Jason Rowley and Ryan De Vries. But the star of the game was Allan Pearce with his double. That moved him to 11 goals for the season. House sale will help school Generous gift: This house has been donated by Kumeu businessman Craig Walker, right, for a Massey High School fundraiser. Checking it out are Colleen Cameron and Mark Markovina. By RANI TIMOTI Continuing to help youth is a key reason for donating a house for the Massey High School Foundation. Kumeu businessman Craig Walker, a founding student, wanted to give the school's March 26 gala a major push. The event will launch the fundraising programme of the foundation so the school can continue to deliver the highest possible standards in education and offer a wide range of extra-curricular activities which are not funded by the government. Other foundation plans range from scholarships for students and helping with fees and uniforms to sport- ing equipment and facilities for the performing arts. If we can get the foun- dation up and mobile it'll do wonders for our youth,'' says Mr Walker, who is renowned for supporting community initiatives. Foundation chairman Mark Markovina says it's great to be able to give back to a school which has also done so much for him. Gala co-ordinator Colleen Cameron says Mr Walker's generosity has just blown her away'', especially with tough economic times. It's really hard to fund- raise these days and this event means it doesn't put pressure on our families.'' The two-bedroom house will be auctioned at the gala after some quick-fire raffles and a general auction. The school year is shaping uptobeabigonewithanew 500-seat performing arts centre being built and due to be finished in May. Mr Walker says people can visit the 59.9m2 renovated house which will be at his Kumeu premises at 134 Main Rd. Classed as a minor house- hold dwelling, it can be used as a secondary dwelling on a lifestyle block, a cross-lease section or a beach house.'' Steve Theobald from Harcourts Kumeu will be the auctioneer and support has also come from business partners Chesters Plumbing, Mitre 10 Westgate, Nor West Flooring, Heron Plumbing, Absolute Electri- cal and Dulux. Contact Craig Walker on 412-6405 to see the house before it is trucked to the school. The school is also looking for second-hand goods to sell along with tinned food, preserves or condiments to put into gift baskets for the raffles. Volunteers are also needed. Call Cameron on 831-0505.
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