Kapiti Observer : September 22nd 2011
4 THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2011 Landscape Supplies SPPPRIN NG IS AAROUUNNDD TTH HE CO ORRNER Deliveries and Courtesy Trailers available Buy Direct from the Manufacturer Certified Organic Compost, Topsoil, Bark and Twig Mulches Available in bags and bulk Also available Pathway lime, lime chips, pebble and river stone, builders mix, base course, foundation/drainage metal. Open 7 Days I Otaihanga Road Paraparaumu I 0800 888 200 3502977AB CERTIFIED ORGANIC COMPOST & TOPSOIL $40 per 1/2 m3 TWIG MULCH Only $30 per 1/2 m3 BARK MULCH 25mm & 50mm SIZE Only $35 per 1/2 m3 World Cup warmup for US visitors Runaway: Morris USA player Siobhan Doherty leaves Kiwi player Pat Ornberg in her dust during the women's touch rugby match. United support: Kiwis and Americans get behind their teams at the Morris USA v Waikanae rugby matches at Waikanae Park. Cornered: Waikanae's Grant Payne looks for a way through the Morris USA defence. Twenty-eight American rugby fans -- who travelled from Morr- istown, New Jersey, to New Zea- land for the Rugby World Cup -- were part of a special rugby day in Waikanae on Saturday. Men from the Morris Rugby Club took part in a golden oldies match against Waikanae, before the club's women played touch against local players. Event organiser Desarae Payne said the day was a huge success, with up to 500 people watching the festivities at Waikanae Park. Headlining the day was the Horowhenua-Kapiti under-16 v Wairarapa Bush match, which H-K lost by a point. I have had only positive feedback from the people who came over. They actually left [Monday] but they thoroughly enjoyed their time here,'' Mrs Payne said. The visit took about four years to set up, after her husband Grant and his friends met the Morris Rugby Club patrons on an over- seas experience. The club is about 50 kilometres from New York City on America's East Coast. Club members decided they would like to visit New Zealand for the World Cup, and booked flights and accommodation about four months ago. Mrs Payne said Waikanae Rugby Club members welcomed the 28 visitors to Waikanae and they were given a full cultural experience on Friday at Wha- karongotai Marae in Waikanae. She said they got up early and helped to prepare a hangi on the grounds and were shown how to build it and cook the food. Then at about 4pm they were officially welcomed onto the marae. They all loved the experi- ence and got quite emotional about it.'' After the rugby day at Waikanae Park, the group watched South Africa play Fiji in Wellington. On their departure, they were presented with a Waikanae rugby jersey, signed by all those involved, and a signed rugby ball. Mrs Payne said there had been discussion about exchange possi- bilities with the club and in future there could be an award for the player of the season at some level in Waikanae rugby to play with Morris for a month.
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