Hutt News : September 27th 2011
62 HUTT NEWS, SEPTEMBER 27, 2011 SPORT Semi Finals Wed 28th Sept 4pm Taita V Porirua Thurs 29th Sept 4pm St Bernards V Bishop Viard Sat 1st October Whakatiki Street 10am U85kg Tournament 2pm Johnny Lomax Cup Yr 9 & 10 Semi Finals 3.30pm Wellington Orcas 18s V Penrith Panthers Development Proud supporters of local rugby league 3732822AU LOWER HUTT MOVE YOUR BUTT BASIC ORANGE Personal Fitness Studio Dont put off until tomorrow what you can do today, dare to have fun with a great mix of combat, core and fitness exercises! When New time: every Monday 5h30 pm 6h15 pm. No need to be fit, just be there! Where Hutt City Senior Citizens Association Ground floor, 45 Knights Road, Westfield Towers What does it cost Only $10, contact Claudia on 027 776 3478 or email@example.com to register What to bring Towel, water bottle, comfortable clothes www.basicorange.co.nz 3893465AE 4044817AA We've got awesome Mixed and Mens comps with 14 weeks of Touch action (Over 30 Grades on Selected Nights). It all begins on Friday 28th October and Monday 31st October at Hutt Park, Seaview. Junior comps also available! See website for full details. Crossing cultures Like this: Argentinian Nicolas Castanos tries out the haka with some guidance from Naenae kapa haka group's Malcolm Tangitutu. By NICHOLAS BOYACK English pride: Russell Shepherd, Seb Newbold, Andy Thomson and Joe Large fly the flag for England during a cultural evening for overseas visitors at Hutt Old Boys Marist on Friday night. Tied up: Israel Rugby Union President Menachem Ben Menachem is presented with a HOBM tie by chairman John Sheehan. On show: Makereta Amopiu-Pihama and fellow members of the Naenae College kapa haka group entertain the crowd. With all the attention focused on on-field play it's easy to forget the impact the Rugby World Cup is having on grassroots rugby. In the Hutt, clubs such as Hutt Old Boys Marist (HOBM) and Petone have put in a big effort to attract overseas visitors. Last Friday HOBM held the second of its cul- tural evenings and like the week before it attracted a hardy group of supporters. HOBM chairman John Sheehan says more than 60 attended, mostly from Argentina, Australia, England and Scotland. The previous show also attracted a large group of Argentineans, as well as French and South Africans. The visitors were entertained by the Naenae College kapa haka group, which featured in a video made by the club to promote HOBM and Hutt City. A special guest on Friday night was Menachem Ben Menachem, President of the Israel Rugby Union. He was presented with a club tie and in turn he presented an Israel Rugby Union badge to the club. The final item was a haka in which representa- tives from each of the countries represented were invited to participate -- and they did so with great enthusiasm. Sheehan says their performance was a good one but he said it could not match the incredible'' haka the kapa haka group performed to start the night. The two nights represented what the Rugby World Cup is all about, he says: visitors from all over the world joining with New Zealanders to celebrate their love of rugby. The common bond'' was enough to overcome any language difficulties and everybody has had had two truly memorable nights, he says.
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