It might have been a nail biting final – but we got there, the All Blacks won!
What a relief…
On Saturday the shops in the main street who donned a teams colours and decorated their shops were judged by Huw Turner and Sue Matthews. The winner got a $100 Pizza Barn Voucher – it too was a close call! Scroll to the bottom to see all the photos Read more
The Waipu Museum and the Waipu Rugby Club put on a fabulous welcome yesterday to Rugby World Cup supporters, especially the Canadian supporters, but there were some supporters of Tonga there too, and quite a few locals to welcome and entertain them and it was a great feed – very classy and very New Zealand.
The Waipu Primary School entertained, their kapa haka group has only performed once before (see them on Youtube below) , the Waipu Highland Band and Highland dancers, the local circus and local comedian Neil Troost performed before Steve Jones led off to board the 3 buses off to the Tonga and Canada game.
It was a great game and Canada won!
Shops have chosen a team to follow and will be dressing the shops to match – should be fun.
They will be speaking french and wearing Berets in the Hammer Hardware, the bakery are backing the USA, the Four Square are anxious they might lose business if their team wins and Pat’s Healing Centre has picked Namibia – well, because no one else did!!
2. Wednesday September 14th 2011
Canada vs Tonga in Whangarei
Come and help us welcome rugby supporters to Waipu and the North
All welcome to come on and join the fun and get into the spirit of the RWC
- 11.30-12.30 Happy hour at Waipu Rugby Club
- 12.30-2.30 Continuous Lunch $20pp at Coronation Hall – organised by the Waipu Rugby Club
- 3pm Bus to Whangarei to watch the game
To book bus and/or meal – phone Waipu Museum 09 4320746
3. Waipu Museum is hosting a Men in Kilts Rugby Exhibition September through to November
Waipu’s senior rugby team sits at the top of the table in its second division competition for the second week now, after beating City 38-5 at home in the wind and rain on Queens Birthday Weekend. The score was 5 nil at half time but with the wind behind them in the second half Waipu completely turned the game around.
Team manager Carl Pereira said one of the features of this game against Onerahi at the Waipu Caledonian Park on Saturday 28 May was that all players backed each other.
Next week there is another home game (in the Waipu Caledonian Park.) when Waipu meets Whangaruru. The game begins at 2pm. Team manager Carl Pereira urges people to come down and support this young team. The oldest player Andy Ryan is aged 50 but most of the players are aged from 17 to 23. The team is coached by Dusty Reader and Merv Kenny.
Story from Bream Bay News Photo by Christine Birss
Don’t forget the Rugby Men in Kilts Challenge in Tartan Week 7.30pm Friday 8 July – www.waipu-tartan.co.nz