Nor West News : November 10th 2011
www.nor-westnews.co.nz 8 NOR-WEST NEWS, NOVEMBER 10, 2011 SPORT VOTING IN THE REFERENDUM MADE EASY For some simple tools to help you decide, visit elections.org.nz - or you can call 0800 36 76 56 ECF0 E 056_0800 The second question asks which of four other voting systems you would choose if New Zealand decides to change from MMP. You'll find out more about them at www.elections.org.nz On the Referendum paper, there are two questions to answer. The first is whether you think New Zealand should keep MMP, or change to another voting system. At this year's General Election, there's a referendum on our voting system. So when you go to vote, along with your orange ballot paper for the General Election, you'll get a purple Referendum one too. If we vote for a change of system, Parliament will decide if there is another referendum in 2014 to choose between MMP and the most popular alternative. If we vote to keep MMP, there will be an independent review to assess if there should be any changes to the way it works. Tee off for school's fundraiser Fancy teeing off for a good cause? The third annual golf tournament will be held at the Helensville golf course with proceeds going towards a landscaping upgrade at Kaukapakapa School. The event is on November 30 with a shotgun start from 9.30am, with sponsor- ship and playing packages available for nor-west businesses. A free barbecue and two refreshment carts will provide nutritious energy for players out on the course. Prizegiving and finger food will be in the club- house after the event. It's organised by the Kaukapakapa School Support Group which is looking forward to a sellout this year, after the last two successful tournaments. Phone Tracy Bronlund on (09) 420-4581, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Sandy Marshall on (09) 420-4534. Visit http://kaukapa kapa.schoolweb.co.nz to download sponsorship and playing packages. Huapai hosts national tourney Friendly rivals, above: Norwest Blues shake hands with Eastern Suburbs players at the 10th grade national football tournament. Catch and chase: Emma Collins of the Norwest Slammers takes the ball down the field. Photos: RANI TIMOTI Skilful play: George Neverson of Norwest Blues controls the ball. Enthusiastic budding soccer stars swerved and sped around Huapai Domain dur- ing the 10th grade national football tournament. For the second year Norwest United hosted the successful event. It attracted 30 teams from around the North Island. The quality of the fields and the organisation were praised by participants and supporters. The three-day tournament began with a Friday opening ceremony featuring the Norwest Slammers led out by New Zealand Football under- 17 player Megan Lee. The pitches were in per- fect condition, the weather was fantastic and the support from the club volunteers was amazing,'' tournament com- mittee chairman Craig King says. Volunteers Rita Eddy and Marilyn Hill were kept busy in the canteen while Chris Fraser and Megan Macfadyen organised the referees, tallied the scores and ensured the tournament fixtures ran to time. A number of the club's coaches and youth players who went through New Zea- land Football's club-based refereeing course oversaw the games, along with volunteers from Northern and Auckland Football. At the prizegiving cere- mony, Football Ferns player Kristy Hill and NZ under-17 representative Scott Armis- tead presented awards. The girls section was won by the Hibiscus Coast Ice Angels after a exhaustive penalty shootout against Three Kings Real Madrid. The boys' winners were Papakura City with another entertaining penalty shootout against Bay Olympic. The Norwest Slammers were plate runners-up in the girls' division with goal- keeper Ashlee Tyacke awarded the team's player of the tournament trophy. The Norwest Blues were runners-up in the bowl with Joe Scopas voted the team's best player. The club would like to thank all the volunteers and sponsors who made the tour- nament a success and we look forward to seeing more of the same next year,'' Mr King says.
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