On Sunday 1st July we are having a’ Tour of the Pavilion’ from 9 am – bring your lawn mowers, trailers, shovels etc. We will have morning tea and a good chance for all to catch up on where the Pavilion is at?
Hope you are well and that someone has control over the weather?
We want to finish off the seating project at Kaipaki and to that end we are having a Working Bee this coming Sunday 12th at 9 am 12 am.
Just bring spanners and such nuts and bolts tools!!
We want two people to bring strimmers to finish off the banks that are looking a little better than before.
Grass growing and outfield looking better.
Thanks to all those who have attended working bees thus far – some great work done!
Can we put this on Facebook so the young ones know about the working bee please?
Security measures are likely to be beefed up after thieves targeted the Kaipaki Settlers Hall.
Burglars broke into the hall, also known as the Kaipaki Community Centre, and made off with a television, barbecue, fridge and sports equipment.
The hall's association planned to meet to discuss the burglary and what security measures would now be needed.
The hall was on Kaipaki Rd, in a rural area between Cambridge and Ohaupo.
Association chairman John Parker said people feared the thieves would return.
"So the first thing we'll be looking at is a security system of some sort.
"Get that set up and then replacing the goods after that, so it's step one and step two really."
The hall previously did not have any security measures and Parker had ideas for what the association could install.
"I'm sure it'll be an alarm system and a camera system, I think we'll probably invest in both of those.
"So we'll do that over the next week or so."
It could have been somebody that knows the code on the front door of the old hall. Parker said the association was going over details of the break-in. Police had been notified.
"They could have came in, opened the window and made it look as though they came in through the window."
Many items had been taken during the burglary, including a barbecue that was recently donated by Bunnings.
"It's interesting though when you look at the range of stuff that was taken it's as though they're setting up," Parker said.
Parker had left the centre on the morning of Saturday, October 20 and returned to mow the lawns at 1pm the next day.
He believed the burglary happened sometime during that weekend.
He first noticed the barbecue outside had gone, a shader and a lawn mower.
A group then came in on Sunday and had a tea dance, then reported to one of the board members that there had been a burglary inside.
It was then on Monday, Parker noticed how many things had gone missing, including a 60-inch television, mini fridge and archery equipment, to name a few.
"It's a nuisance isn't it, never mind that's life and you just have to get on with it," Parker said.
Last updated 14:16, November 4 2017
The Kaipaki population is expected to be out in force to ensure the nations capital 'Kaipaki Oval' is in pristine condition heading into a bumper season.
With an exciting cricket season looming, Kaipaki members are rolling up their sleeves this Sunday from 9am - 12pm and giving Kaipaki Oval some tender loving care. The redevelopment of Kaipaki Oval in 2010 has been instrumental in rebuilding Kaipaki Cricket and it is important that the Kaipaki community look after its greatest asset by giving the 'Nation's Capital' the attention it deserves. It will also act as a prime opportunity to ignite the famous Kaipaki culture that is built around good old fashion banter and hard work.
This season, Kaipaki will continue to field 4 Saturday teams that play in local club competitions. Kaipaki has an exciting 'Kindred' match schedule lined up with games already confirmed against ND Maori's, NZ Croatia, UoW Vice Chancellors XI, Seddon CC, Waikato Valley Seniors, Clifton CC, Wanderers CC, Northern Districts Emerging Players XI, Cobham CC and the West Indies. Due to a pay dispute between the Australian Players Association and Cricket Australia and because of Kaipaki's club colours being green and gold, there was talk about Kaipaki hosting England in the upcoming Ashes Series. Fortunately for England, Australian Cricket has sorted out their differences....
It's Green, It's Gold, It's Great.
Hi Kaipaki Nation Members,
Wonderful things happening at Kaipaki, the steel is all in place, the concrete slab floor is solid, roof line able to cope with any snow falls that may befall a Kaipaki winter, the A frame where the clock will be in now obvious. I can see the roller about to come out to roll the pitch after another excellent Kaipaki bowling effort (all LBW from the same end) and the normal array of drop catches that provided the crowd of approximately 80 sitting on the terraces in the front of the stand and another 35 sitting on the strategically located seating around the banks with the expected amount of horror while gaining full advantage of this ever developing Village Green that is fast becoming more English than England.
As the above quote from a 2016 English cricket journal (Dec edition) will probably indicate, things are happening at Kaipaki and we must all play our part and do our little back for the ‘Club’. To play our part for a club that does such a lot for us, the following Working Bees have been organised.
· This coming Sunday 18th Sept @ 9 am there is a tidy up of the Pavilion site so all with trailers will be welcome. We will also be digging holes and putting in posts for the seats that the journal article refers to.
· Then another 2 Working Bees will held on Sunday 9th Oct and Sunday 16th Oct 9 am start – bring paint brushes to paint the pickets, shovels to trim the nets and dig holes for more seats to be erected around the ground. 2000 plus pickets to paint for a fresh look to the new season!!!!!
All hands on deck.
If you would like to help at any other time with the painting, please contact Raymond and he’ll show you what needs to be done.
Contacts : Day 027 559 4422 or Evenings 823 6977
Many thanks for your help, in anticipation – we need about 30 people each day to get the ground prepared for the summer
The AGM will be on 6th July 7 pm at Kaipaki Centre.
Business at the AGM will be as follows -
• Minutes of last meeting,
• Chairman’s report,
• Financial report,
• Election process of the board,
• Elect auditor and general business.
Hope you are well?
The Kaipaki Oval will have a 3 pitch Grass Block ready for next season thanks to the Ohaupo Bowling Club. Kaipaki Centre applied for a grant and are now able to have the pitch and watering to the pitch ready within the next few weeks. This will allow the Kaipaki Centre to organise the water and then reseed the outfield so all is ready for the start of the next season.
Many thanks to the Ohaupo Bowling Club.
Steel frames have been erected which is showing the above ground Pavilion structure is continuing and hopefully will be completed by Mid September. A lot of work has been done off sight (Ray Walker of course contributing a lot of time) and as the photos show were shifted on site and erected with very few issues. The next stages of completing the framing, shifting dirt for placing water tanks, then fitting the concrete floors on the first floor and then lots of volunteer hours needed to close the building in.
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