Waitaki Herald : August 27th 2014
36 WAITAKI HERALD, AUGUST 27, 2014 Enfield club hits 100 By DANIEL BIRCHFIELD firstname.lastname@example.org The Enfield Smallbore Rifle Club celebrates 100 years on Friday. The milestone is being marked at the club’s annual end of season function and trophy presentation at Windsor Hall at 8pm. Originally known as the Enfield Defence Rifle Club, it was formed on August 31, 1914. In early 1915 the club was granted a licence to construct a range, which was opened on June 24, 1915. At the time the club had 19 members. The range was on a property owned by Mr A Meeks and by 1917 miniature rifle shooting, pea range and 303 range shooting was taking place. In the club’s early days, compe- tition shoots took place with the Papakaio, Glenavy and Oamaru clubs. Having a crack: Shirley Kingan, left, Bruce Hay, Heather Kirk and Lynne Isbister enjoy a spot of croquet at the Awamoa Croquet Club. The club, into its 90th year, is hosting a series of open days on September 1, 3 and 6from10amto 4pmfor those who want to give it a go. Open day organiser and club member Ethel Johnson says the open day will start with golf croquet, a more simple form of the sport.Newclub member Kingan says croquet is great fun and and good way to meet fun, friendly people. The open days take place at the club’s greens on Awamoa Rd. Old Golds tripped by Buller By DANIEL BIRCHFIELD email@example.com North Otago suffered it’s first ever loss to Buller in Heartland Championship rugby on Saturday, going down 17-9 at Westport’s Victoria Square. It’s a bitterly disappointing start to the campaign for Old Golds, given they were heavy favourites going into the encounter. Not only was it Buller’s first win over the visitors since the inception of the Heartland Championship, it was also the first time they’ve managed to keep North Otago tryless. North Otago first five-eighth Stephen Fenemor opened the scoring with a penalty against the 2013 Lochore Cup finalists, only for Buller to hit back a handful of minutes later with a try out wide to second five-eighth Pene Nabainivala, which first-five James Lash failed to convert. North Otago managed to keep in touch through the boot of Fenemor who added two further penalties, to take a slim 9-8 lead. However Lash got one back before the break to make it 11-9 at half time. Nabainivala’s try early in the first half turned out to be the only one in a low-scoring clash, with two second half penalties from Lash the only points coming in the second stanza. Buller take away four compe- tition points, while North Otago will go back to the drawing board. Coach Mike Mullins says the Heartland Championship is becoming more competitive every season. ‘‘The Heartland competition is getting tougher to win every season. The results from the weekend aren’t always a true reflection of how teams are going to perform each week. ‘‘Collectively we are all disappointed in the performance and the result, and know the importance of getting a win this weekend if we want to keep our Meads Cup hopes alive. We were in a similar position last year and came back to make the top four and go onto make the final.’’ He said it will be a matter of getting things right at training this week, before meeting Poverty Bay at home on Saturday. Poverty Bay got their season off to the perfect start, thrashing East Coast 52-12 in Gisborne. In other action, the St Kevin’s College 1st XV defeated Waitaki Boys’ High School 38-13 in the bowl final of the Highlanders 1st XV competition at Murray Field. Anniversary: Enfield Smallbore Rifle Club president Reg Partridge with the club’s 100-year-old minutes book. However, Enfield Smallbore Rifle Club president Reg Partridge says in 1923 the club petered out, until it was brought back to life in 1929. While the club closed down in 1940 due to World War II, shooting resumed in 1946. The number of members at the club dropped in 1966 and regular events slowed. No minutes were kept from 1969, however shooting continued until 1972. It wasn’t until 1991 that the club was reformed and was given its current name. The club struggled for members until 1999 and had up to 12 members at the time. In 2007 a decision was made to shift the range to the Windsor Hall, but retain the Enfield name. Partridge says the club is once again in search of new members. ‘‘Today we only have five and need more.’’ Any candle can light a room… Woodwick candles transform the room by engaging your senses with a hypnotic flame and sophisticated scents Wooden Wick * Odor Eliminating * Soy Wax * Unique Scents * Impressive Burn Time Buy Online! We Deliver Nation Wide! 6220816AA www.thechinashop.co.nz Phone. 03 308 2757 Mon - Fri 9am - 5.30pm Sat 10am - 1pm Email: firstname.lastname@example.org The Arcade, Ashburton. Suppliers to CRT / RURALCO / RD1 Worth travelling miles for. . .
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