Asia Pacific Bowls Championships 2009

Leamington Bowls alumna Genevieve Baildon continues to shine on the world stage as a member of New Zealand Lawn Bowls (Bowls New Zealand) team aka The Black Jacks at the Asia Pacific Bowls Championships 2009 being played in Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur 6th-16th August 2009). Genevieve, 2008/09 Women’s World Junior Champion and current member of Hillcrest Bowling Club (Hamilton), joined Leamington Women’s Bowling Club (now Leamington Bowls) as a youngster during the 1996/97 season. On the national scene since 1998/99 Genevieve began playing internationally during the 2002/2003 season and joined the Black Jacks in November last year. The current campaign sees Genevieve representing New Zealand in the Pairs as lead with Val Smith (skip). She is member, also, of the Fours – again as lead – with Manu Timoti, Dale Lang and Karen Coombe (skip).

Wondering about Waipa?

Cambridge and Leamington combined form one of two major population centres within Waipa District, the other is Te Awamutu. Here are some stats from the localcouncils.govt.nz website. The Waipa District Council website. Waipa is one of the twelve district councils of the Waikato Regional Council or as it is more commonly known and branded Environment Waikato.

Kaka at Maungatautari Ecological Island

Feeding the Kaka (there are three in this photo – all nibbling on peanuts) at the aviary in the Southern Enclosure within the Maungatautari Ecological Island. Feeding times are 9:30am and 3:30pm daily. BTW MEIT are running a naming competition for these lovable characters. You can enter here – SUBJECT: KAKA COMPETITION.

Maungatautari Ecological Island

The Maungatautari Ecological Island Trust held an open day today, Sunday the 7th of September 2008, to celebrate Conservation Week 2008 and the unveiling of directional and interpretive signage sponsored by power generation company Mighty River Power. Visitors admire new signage at the MEIT southern enclosure at Pukeatua. David Wallace Maungatautari Ecological Island Trust ChairContinue reading “Maungatautari Ecological Island”