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Rugby + Kiwis = fun
By KERRY GALLAGHER
Wheel deal: The Oranges at Halftime exhibition trailer.
AMID the hype of the Rugby
World Cup, a travelling exhi-
bition is shifting focus to the
relationship between rugby and
Oranges at Halftime: Rugby
and the Kiwi Experience has
been touring the country and
will be displayed in Orewa on
Sunday and Monday.
The exhibition is part of the
REAL New Zealand Festival
and is a collaboration between
the National Science-
Technology Roadshow Trust
and exhibition designers Eklek-
tus Inc. It has visited some
areas that are not otherwise
getting a lot of world cup action,
and it has been well received,
Eklektus chief executive officer
Morgan Davie says.
The guys in the trailer say
people really enjoy it and are
responding to the variety of dis-
plays -- and that it s quirky, fun
and a slightly different take on
rugby, he says.
It sets off nicely all the other
stuff that s going on around the
country at the moment.
The exhibition is touring the
nation in a transforming trailer.
At each stop it folds out into a
huge space containing a variety
of displays and interactive
In one, visitors are invited to
add their own rugby anecdote to
a video collection being com-
piled by rugby commentator
In another, votes are taken
for a Grassroots XV, with rugby
characters nominated from the
There will also be four large
display cases with different
themes, photographs and
They include such items as
old match programmes, a rugby
recipe book and a rugby comic
book from the 1960s.
Oranges at Halftime will be at
the Orewa Community Centre
carpark on Florence Ave on
Sunday and Monday from 10am
By LISA HONEYBONE
A 39-year-old man has appeared in
the North Shore District Court
charged with attempted murder
after an incident in Albany.
Senior sergeant Mark Fergus
says in the early hours of Sept-
ember 24 a man went to an address
in Albany armed with a metal bar
and a knife.
A family member of the alleged
attacker lived at the address, Mr
The man allegedly attacked a
female family member and a male
occupant with the knife and metal
bar before fleeing the scene, he says.
Mr Fergus says the male victim
was the partner of the woman who
is related to the attacker.
The male victim had come to the
defence of his partner, he says.
He was taken to hospital in a
serious condition but has now
The woman was treated on the
scene and did not require hospitalis-
Mr Fergus says a man was pur-
sued by police through the North
Shore until the police helicopter
The man travelled at speed along
the northern motorway before
crashing into a vehicle near
Silverdale and he was then appre-
The driver of the other vehicle
was not injured.
A 39-year-old Kingsland resident
appeared at the North Shore Dis-
trict Court on Monday.
He was charged with attempted
murder, assault with a weapon,
aggravated burglary and reckless
Sausage the cow takes field for cowpat fundraiser
By SARAH CODDINGTON
Moo moo: Mark Fitzgerald meets Sausage the cow from Dairy Flat which is being used in a fundraiser for Westlake Boys High School.
Photo: BEN WATSON
There is a lot riding on where
Sausage the cow chooses to make
her first cowpat on the Westlake
Boys High School rugby field.
The first patch the Dairy Flat
cow chooses to poo on will win one
lucky person $5000.
Square metres of the rugby field
are being sold for $10 to help
raise money for the school s 1st XV
rugby team trip to Canada in
Whoever buys the patch the
11-year-old cow decides to do her
business will receive prizemoney.
There is also a prize of $3000
and two of $1000 up for grabs for
the following times the cow poos.
Owners are allowed to encour-
age the cow to perform in their
neck of the woods , organiser Mark
Raffle ticket holders are also
invited to come to the field for a
carnival celebration while waiting
for the cow to perform.
Sausage s owner and former
Westlake Boys student Warren
Haigh is confident his family cow
will do the job .
She will reach the grass and go
like all good cows do, he says.
The grass on the rugby field is
being allowed to grow in antici-
pation of Sausage s arrival. Saus-
age the cow will be at the school s
rugby field on Sunday from 1pm.
Tickets can be bought from
Westlake Boys school office, Taka-
puna s Kiwivelo, Fred s Fine Food,
The South African Shop in Browns
Bay and Albany.
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