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Elation at the Southland Stags'
winning of the Ranfurly Shield
last week spread throughout
Southland, with many making the
trip to Invercargill Airport on Friday
morning to welcome the team
There was standing room only
inside the terminal, both upstairs
and downstairs, with another
huge crowd gathered outside. The
air was electric with excitement
and beaming faces everywhere
declared how pleased they were to
be able to say "we were here".
Among those who made the trip
was Department of Conservation
Te Anau area manager Reg
"I woke up in the morning
and thought 'this is such a
monumental event, I'm going to
drive down in the car and watch
them bring the shield home'," he
Mr Kemper's son Mitchell, a
member of the Southland Boys'
High School 1st XV and Southland
under-18 rugby team, was also
there -- with his teammates
leading many victorious chants
and a rousing haka.
Mr Kemper said it was
inspirational for the young players.
"It's great for them to see what
can be achieved with a bit of hard
work and dedication."
Through his son, Mr Kemper has
enjoyed watching the Stags build
and develop their management
and coaching strategies over the
past three years. It was a pleasure
to see that hard work paying
dividends but even better to see
the way the players took time to
connect with their fans and ensure
all those present at the airport got
to share in the success.
"That's what I think was special,"
he said. "They couldn't do enough
to be available to the people at the
Shield fever widespread
Stags prop Fai Mika made time to share the shield with hundreds of young
Southlanders after the team landed at Invercargill Airport on Friday.
There was standing room only inside the Invercargill Airport terminal, with the crowd waiting outside equally large.
The Te Anau Lions Club is pleased
with the response to its 49th
annual Steptoe Auction at the
President Gary Kirkman said early
indications were that turnover
was on a par with previous years
-- likely between $23,000 and
$24,000, from which the club
hoped to reap about $5000 or
$6000 in profits to put back into
The quality of the items for sale
appeared to be higher than in the
past with "less junk", he said. That
made for some excellent bargains.
Anyone wanting to fully fit out a
crib or flat could have done so for
less than $1000 with everything
from crockery to televisions and
fridges up for grabs.
Mr Kirkman said he had run into
one young couple who had done
exactly that and were rapt with
Bidding kicked off at 9am and,
despite the enormous range of
goods on offer, was all wrapped up
by about 1.30pm.
The Lions Club took a 15 percent
commission on all sales but many
people had generously donated
goods this year meaning all the
proceeds went to the club, Mr
With the auction continuing to
grow in popularity and reputation,
the club was looking forward to
a bumper 50th sale next Labour
Weekend, he said.
Less 'junk' at auction
A huge variety of goods generated wide interest at the Te Anau Lions Club's
annual Steptoe Auction on Saturday.
The Te Anau Club's 19th annual
Labour Weekend Fishing
Competition, held on Saturday
and Sunday, was another great
Men: 1st D Robertson, 2nd
John Sherlock, 3rd Grant Brown.
Women: 1st Kay Wilson, 2nd A
Robertson, 3rd E Wilson.
Kids: 1st Alice Perniskie, 2nd Tom
McMurtrie, 3rd Heath Wilson,
4th Hailey Laverty, 5th Georgia
McLean, 6th Ben McIntyre
Mystery Length 38.3cm
Men: 1st G Brown, 2nd B
Wornock, 3rd S McKenzie.
Women: 1st T Sherlock, 2nd A
Robertson, 3rd M Fraser.
Kids: 1st Tom McMurtrie, 2nd
Alice Perniskie, 3rd Hailey Laverty,
4th Heath Wilson, 5th Georgia
McLean, 6th Ben McIntyre
Men: 1st Ian Excell, 2nd Grant
Brown, 3rd Dylan Wallis.
Women: 1st Tracy Earl, 2nd Lynn
Hughes, 3rd Faye Wilson.
Kids: 1st Alice Perniskie, 2nd
Georgia McLean, 3rd Nicholas
Hoffman, 4th Jack Ruddenclau,
5th Libby Ruddenclau, 6th Adam
Mystery Length 42.3cm
Men: 1st Shane McKenzie, 2nd
Alan Wilson, 3rd Dale Robertson.
Women: 1st Jill Hoffman, 2nd
Pip McLean, 3rd Lynn Hughes.
Kids: 1st Libby Ruddenclau, 2nd
Cameron McGlynn, 3rd Jack
Ruddenclau, 4th Georgia McLean,
5th Alice Perniskie, 6th Nicholas
DB Trophy Best Condition Factor
Rainbow: Ian Excell 52.8cm
Bill Brown Trophy Best Condition
Factor Brown: Dylan Wallis
Longest Fish: A McLean 62.5cm
Smallest Fish: Curly Drysdale
Children's Hard Luck Prize: Ben
Te Anau Club fishing results
Southland Stags captain Jamie Mackintosh shares a
moment with Southland rugby veteran Norm Bennett
who represented the province between 1944 and 1950.
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