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FOR ALL ELECTRICAL repairs and said getting everyone together after five decades was not as difficult as installations by top-qualified electrician with There was a special presentation he anticipated. record of over fifty years of giving locals the at Rongotai College last Friday, “I have stayed close to [captain] lowest cost “around-the-clock” service, just when the school’s best-ever cricket Don it wasn’t OurFletcher summerand pools were hard builtto by us. phone 977-8787 or 021-0717-674 or email team reunited to celebrate 50 years touch base everyone Blends in with well did causeelse.” no fuss. since their unbeaten season. Whilehydro Facebook often used to jack.powell@outlook.com With slide is will cause a splash. Surviving members of the reunite friends from a bygone era, And to it many people dash. 1967/68 first XI gathered at the as- it was LinkedIn that did it in this Situation Vacant Through native bush we twist and wiggle. sembly hall as part of a weekend of case as most of them didn’t use From the children brings a giggle. reacquainting as well as reminisc- Facebook. Severn days helped a weekus the place is open. ing about their time at the college. “The school with findHotSid summer daysthe wecoach. all are We hopen! The team played 15 games that ing Turnbull, season, winning 14 (including six didn’t know if he was still alive.” outright) and drawing one. Graeme says the reunion was Several players went on to forge all the more remarkable the Publicfor Notice successful sports careers, though fact that while appearances had not necessarily in cricket - Brian OF THE D AY changed significantly, personalities Cederwall went on to play 52 first- hadn’t. Wainuiomata Squash Club class cricket games for Wellington “I haven’t seen Pete King since AGM but played nearly double that 1968 and he’s still the same guy.” N 51. J.K. number for the province in rugby, Sid believes the team’s success Rowling while Paul Cameron played two was due to the inspiration of their 7.00pm gamesthe for the All Whites. chose captain. Monday 30th November Apart from the deceased Neil “They had hugeAtrespect for Don unusual the Clubrooms Morris, the one absentee from the as his father coached Barry Sinclair name assembly was well-known local [who also went to Rongotai] who ‘Hermione’ of Main Road ABOVE: Rongotai College’s first XI sports broadcaster Grant Nisbett, later played forCorner New Zealand,” cricket team of 2018 stand behind so young whose daughter was getting mar- Sid says.and Moohan Streets, Wainuiomata surviving members of the ungirls ried that day. However he did join “Leadership was the key. They beaten 1968 team that returned to wouldn’t them at the one-day international were a really bonded group of the school on Friday. PHOTO: Jamie be at teased Westpac Stadium, as well as a people.” Adams Bringing local news for being at his place on Sunday. barbecue Sid believes the ease of their RIGHT: Rongotai College’s First nerdy! to must the be community The reunion was conceived by reunion shows they XI team that played during the a very Perth-based Graeme Cowan, who nice group of people as well. 1967/68 season. PHOTO: Supplied

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