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Hot off the phone from Ian Kirkpatrick, we have secured Frank Bunce and Hamish McKay for our prizegiving.

This year with a couple of personalities who will be keen to tell a few tales, have a few too many beers and take the piss out of each we should be in for a memorable night as we host the annual prize giving on the 20th of August at the Show Ground Events Centre

Committee meeting tomorrow night, so more details to come, but save the date, it's going to be a good one.

Weekend sport results


Farmlands Ngatapa - no game

Gisborne Glass Ngatapa lost to HSOG 36-19. Player of day Alica Caldwell

Fred Tate Ngatapa lost 19-12 against Rovers POD was Morgan McKenzie

Ballance Agri Nutrients Ngatapa are making a run for team of the year with their second win in as many weeks. They toughed it out to win 23-22 against GGHS - POD Eden Spedding

Express PR Ngatapa Soccer was cancelled- they reckon they were keen to play, but it was out of their hands! - yeah right!

Ben Holden Fencing Ngatapa Hockey had the weekend off with a bye

Harvest Transport Ngatapa senior one's came back from a hiding last week and dished one out to HSOB. Score was 50-7- or something like that

Larsawn Ngatapa came back from an even bigger hiding last Saturday and turned up to play. They were up at half time and then gave the lead away, only to come back and get the winning try right on full time.

Well done to both teams who stepped up and turn a bad week around.

Last round robin game of premier rugby this weekend. It's a home game against YMP. It will be great to see the end of the ordinary season off with a full deck. And great chance to get the semi-final build up started.

Team photos have also been locked in for 21 July so all players make sure you're at the clubrooms that night.



Friday 8th July

It was a great night on Wednesday at the Tairawhiti Sports awards. Ngatapa were well represented with the bulk of the life members, patron and a few other Ngatapa legends. All of them had come along to support and celebrate theServices to Sport award presented to Grant Allen

The dedication Grant has given to rugby over the years include

          53 years of service to Ngatapa Rugby- Life member

          21 years Poverty Bay Rugby committee - Life member

Grant has served as player, captain, Coach of All Black trial team 1994-95, committee member, Club Captain, President and Life member. He is also the first player to ever achieve 100 games played for Poverty Bay

Well done Grant, it's an honour to have you as a life member at Ngatapa. We are all very grateful for your massive contribution to our club and to rugby in the district. And to top it all off your acceptance speech was a bloody ripper.

Sport this weekend,


All netball at the courts, start times are:

Gisborne Glass Ngatapa play at 11.15am

Fred Tate Wool Ngatapa 1.05pm

And at 1.05pm also, Ballance Agri Nutrients will also be looking to go two wins in a row

Express PR Ngatapa Soccer are playing Boys High at Nelson Park at 12.30pm

Ben Holden Fencing Ngatapa hockey have a bye

Both rugby teams need a win this weekend after been thrashed last week

Harvest Transport Ngatapa take on HSOB at the Oval- 1.00pm

Larsawn Ngatapa play HSOB at the Oval - 2.30pm

Get your rain coats out and get amongst the action - No doubt Grant Allen will be there

Have a good weekend




Friday 1st July

The firewood pile has taken a hammering over the last few days. It was a pretty magnificent frost yesterday morning, but not exactly ideal for anyone who has mandarins hanging on trees waiting to be picked!

Super Rugby is back and there were a couple of cracker local derby's, especially the game in Fiji. Novack Djokovic took an early ticket home from Wimbledon in a shock loss and the Warriors got another win which might see them sneak into the top 8 fulltime yet.

Don't forget, Prizegiving - its earlier than normal this year.

20 August, put it in your diaries now. More details to come soon.

Sports Results

It wasn't a good day for the club with all but one team going down.

Larsawn Ngatapa lost their first game in a long time and received their biggest loss of the season going down to a sharp looking OBM 60-14.

Harvest Transport Ngatapa opened the scoring with a quick 5 pointer and then let Horouta score 38 points. Final score 38-5

Ben Holden fencing lost 4-0 against Paikea. Catlin Savage was the player of the day.

Express PR Ngatapa got beaten also

Farmlands Ngatapa had the weekend off

Fred Tate Wools lost 25-23 against Tatapouri and 46-15 against WOGS 2

Highlight of the weekend was Balance Agri Nutrients Ngatapa absolutely smashing the Thistle Rebels 20-3 for their first win of the season. Well done girls, great to see you turn your season around. Player of the day Oliva Craill.

Sports awards this Wednesday night- our very own Grant Allan is up for an award for services to sport. If you are interested in going along let me know

Have a good week.



Monday 27th June

There was plenty of good sport on over the weekend. All Blacks sealed the white wash over Wales with a 40-point win sending them home with their tails between their legs. England have transformed in the last 8 months. Eddie jones pulled it off and white washed his home country.  It would have been good to see Ireland get a series win over South Africa, but the Boks are somewhat back on track. The Warriors lost in golden point to the ugliest, but effective drop goal ever and just to rub it in it was kicked by an ex-warrior.

Meanwhile it was wet and cold and actually looked like winter sport on Saturday

Sport results

Larsawn Ngatapa had a to face up to a fired up Waikohu. The game was pretty tight, but the boys held strong on defence and managed to grind out a 16-12 win. Once again the Larsawn Ngatapa team remain the holders of the challenge cup.  Player of the day was Sione Ngatu, it great to have him back out on the pitch. OBM demolished pirates and took the full points, putting them back in to second and leaving the prems third on the table. (I might have this wrong, official results tonights paper)

Harvest Transport Ngatapa are proving that they don't like to travel, 3 trips over the Whareratas and a third loss to go with now. The boys lost 42-10


Farmlands Ngatapa had two losses during the week, Going down to Whangara mid-week and to YMP on Saturday. Players of the day were Carrie Noad and Dayna Green

Gisborne Glass Ngatapa lost to Whalis 32-26 POD was Jess McMillian.

Fred Tate Wool Ngatapa lost to Ngai Tamanuhiri 31-17. Kay Twigley showing everyone how it's done still picked up player of the day award.

Balance Agri Nutrients had two games on Saturday going down top HSOG 23-13 and also losing to Rimurapa 27-9. Players of days were Tasmin Hunter and Jane McBreen


Ben Holden Fencing Ngatapa went down 5-1 against YMP. The score looks a bit one sided but this was a great game for the girls against the top of the table team.


ExPress PR Ngatapa silkies got the win 3-0. Bailey Curtis was the player of the day.

Make sure you have 20 August in your diaries - Prize giving will be on that night. More details to come.

Good luck to all the bull breeders hosting sales this week

Have a good week


Monday 13th June

What a weekend of sport we have had.

The Welsh came to play but there was never any need to panic, the All Blacks had it covered. Even if they were a bit rusty at times they still had things under control. As the reports said yesterday, that was Wales best chance to win as the All Blacks will build during the series.

The Warriors had a win and are somehow now in the Top 8, the All Whites had the win they were after but it came down to a penalty shootout!, Lydia Ko is sitting in a prime position to take out her third title. And just for good measure, Team New Zealand flipped their yacht while practicing in Chicago

Bit closer to home there was plenty of success too:

Sport results from the weekend


Farmlands Ngatapa went down to Whangara by 12 mid-week and couldn't turn it around again on Saturday going down by 14 to Horouta. Players of the day were Nat knight and Ellie Parker

Gisborne Glass Ngatapa had a win 28-17, but lost the second game 13-27. Their players of day were Leah Wilkie and Sandy

Fred Tate Wools went down to Pirates 16-28. Alice Trevelyac player of day.

Ballance Agri Nutrients Ngatapa lost to HSOG 23-33, Tasmin Hunter player of the day.


Express PR Ngatapa had the home game against Lytton High. The game ended in a 2 -2 draw. Ben Hansen was player of the day.


Ben Holden Fencing Ngatapa had a win 5-2 over GGHS, this win has seen them move to second on the table! Player of the day was Emily Willock.


It was a great day again for watching rugby out at Merial Ancare Paddys Park.

Harvest Transport Ngatapa put a stop to the losing streak with a 29-14 win over YMP. Player of the day was Pete Wilson

Larsawn Ngatapa hold on to the Challenge cup for another week having ended the second round unbeaten after beating YMP very convincingly 36-8.

Have a good week everyone



Friday 10th June

First All Blacks game of the season tomorrow night and while it's probably not going to be quite as exciting as sitting at Twickenham watching the world cup final, it's still going to be good to see the men in black back in action up against a Welsh team that are here to finally try and prove a point.

I wonder what Richie will be up to on Saturday night? How do you go from living and breathing All Blacks rugby to not been there at all?

My guess is All Blacks by 17

Sport this weekend

Ngatapa are lucky enough to get another home game at Merial Ancare Paddys Park  this weekend.

Harvest Transport Ngatapa kick off at 1pm against YMP

At 2.30pm Larsawn Ngatapa will be looking to keep hold of the Challenge Cup and finish the second round unbeaten as they take on YMP in the last game of round 2.

YMP always up for a challenge and will be looking to spoil the party so no doubt it will be a couple of great games of footy at home.


Farmlands Ngatapa played against Whangara Old Girls on Wednesday night, results still to come.

The rest of the teams are in action tomorrow.

Fred Tate Ngatapa against Pirates at 9.25am

Gisborne Glass Ngatapa v Tatapouri at 12.10pm

Ballance Agri Nutrients v  HSOG at 2pm


Express PR Ngatapa silkies take on Lytton at Merial Ancare Paddys Park at 12.30


Ben Holden Fencing play against GGHS at 4.30pm

The air temperature is dropping, but it's meant to be fine weather over the weekend, dig out the merinos and get amongst a bit of sporting action.

It will be great way to build up to the All Blacks game with a bit of grass roots footy and a few beers on the deck.

Have a good weekend and best of luck to everyone getting on the pitch




Monday 30th May


The All Blacks naming yesterday dominated all the talk, there were a few curve balls, like only two halfbacks that opened up an extra spot which must have surely gone to Damien McKenzie. Great to see Izzy back in and now has the chance to crack 50 tests as he has been sitting on 49 for a while!

I got down and watched some of the Eastland Vets  Nipper rugby on Saturday, it's great to see all the green and white jerseys running around. Some of these kids have got a ton of guts and were all over the show with ball in hand and on defence. Looks like the prem team of the future will go well.

Quiz night was a great success on Saturday, thanks to everyone that helped organise it and those that came along and got involved.

Results from the weekend are

Larsawn Ngatapa remain the holders of the challenge cup after they hung in to beat HSOB 16-10. It was a good game to watch, especially when the Ngatapa scrum was demolishing HSOB. Player of the day was Paddy Allen.

Harvest Transport Ngatapa got taken apart by Tapuae losing 49-5. Player of the day was Andrew Parker.

Not a good weekend for netball,

Farmlands Ngatapa had the weekend off,

Gisborne glass Ngatapa lost 22-18. Sarah Gibson was player of the day

Fred Tate Ngatapa lost 24-17, player of day Hannah George.

Ballance Agri Nutrients lost.

Ben Holden Fencing Ngatapa Hockey had a 2-1 win over Paikeha, there players of the day were Harriet Rolls and Emma Robinson.

Express PR Ngatapa Silkies lost to Bohemians 3-1. Player of the day Bailey Curtis

Have a good week everyone



Friday 27th May

It's actually starting to feel a bit like winter and the right time of the year to be watching Saturday morning sports. It got cold quick this week and many of the fires around the district that hadn't been lit are now going. Ruapehu finally got a bit of snow, but it's a long way to go before we can get amongst the skis out yet.

The weekends are rolling around pretty quickly at the moment and tomorrow brings another Saturday with plenty of action for everyone to get out and watch.

Farmlands Ngatapa played mid-week and lost to Waikohu. It must have been a physical game looking at Jenny Randall's black eye!

Get down to the netball courts tomorrow and check out the action,

Fred Tate Wools Ngatapa play at 9.25am

          Gisborne Glass Ngatapa play at 12.10pm

          Balance Agri Nutrients Ngatapa play at 12.10pm also.


Express PR Ngatapa Silkies play at 12.30pm at Nelson park

Ben Holden Fencing Ngatapa Hockey are on the turf at 2.45pm against Paikea.

Harvest Transport Ngatapa Senior ones rugby are on the bus tomorrow to Wairoa to play Tapuae at home. Tapuae will be a hard game and keen to get their season on track after a second round start and a first up loss to Athletic last week. Harvest Transport boys have lost a few games in a row now too so they will be keen to get a win. It will be worth a drive to Wairoa tomorrow to watch this clash. If you're brave enough you can catch a ride home on the bus!

Probably the biggest game of the season in the competition tomorrow at Rugby Park. Larsawn Ngatapa vs HSOB. Top of the table HSOB taking on a green and white team that have found form and ability to close out the game. The last two wins were at Merial Ancare Paddy's Park, let hope they can win away and keep the momentum going. The game kicks off at 2.30pm.

Quiz Night tomorrow night at the club rooms, turn up with some mates or by yourself and we will find you some mates. Register at 6.30pm- kick off at 7pm. If your keen to win bring bribe money, I will see you there!

Have a good weekend, make sure you get out and about to support Ngatapa.





Friday 20th May


Another week gone by and we arrive week 3 of 5 in round 2 in the rugby competition. Netball has been going through the grading weeks and starting to get settled. Hockey is chugging away quietly with a few games mid-week and the soccer team is trying its best to smash school kids up again this year!

Round two against OBM sees the Graeme Allen Cup go up for grabs. It was created after the passing of Graeme Allen who played for Marist. His brother Trevor played for Ngatapa hence why the memorial clash is between Ngatapa and OBM.

Over the coming weeks I am planning to sit down all the "old wise ones"  from Ngatapa and squeeze the history out of them before it disappears and the meaning of all the trophies and cups in the cabinet are gone.

If you have any stories around any of the cups it would be great if you could let me know.

Tomorrow brings another home game at Merial Ancare Paddys Park for all rugby.

Eastland Vets Nippers kick off at 9.00am and run through to 12.00pm

Harvest Transport Ngatapa will be looking to get back to their winning ways against OBM kick off at 1.15pm

Larsawn Ngatapa will be wanting to go 3 on the trot when they run out against OBM premiers at 2.30pm.

Gisborne Glass Ngatapa, Fred Tate Wools Ngatapa  and Ballance Agri Nutrients Ngatapa will be dominating the netball courts from 9.05am through to 2.50pm.

Farmlands Ngatapa played during the week- results to come.

Express PR Ngatapa Soccer have a home game also and will be kicking off at 12.30pm at Merial Ancare Paddys Park also.

Ben Holden Fencing Ngatapa Hockey take on YMP at 4.30pm 

I am just about to bolt to Hamilton for the Ahuwhenua Dairy awards tonight, given the down turn in the milk price I can't see it been the most lively party so hopefully I catch you on the deck at some point tomorrow, make sure you get out and about and support the green and white for another week.

Have a good weekend

Go green!!



Monday 16th May


It was another great day on Saturday at Merial Ancare Paddys Park. The deck was full again and the supporters had the benefit of the extra warm weather for May. The old people that would have been moaning about the sunshine were the players. The pitch had more dust coming off it than it did in February and the heat didn't help the players either.

It was a great day at the club with the Ngatapa U21s from 1991 having a bit of 25 year reunion. It was great to see them coming together for a catch up and see them all pretending to be under 21 again!

Results from the weekend

Larsawn Ngatapa retained the Black and White Trophy by beating Waikohu 30-26. This game was an intense game, fast running, big hits and a few nerves near the end when Waikohu got their tails up. Well done to the Larsawn Ngatapa team who also won the Challenge Cup off Waikohu. They now have to defend it against OBM this weekend. Player of day - Paddy Allen.

Harvest Transport Ngatapa lost to Athletic 14-8. Player of day - Cactus

Farmlands Ngatapa Netball had two games during the week. Both games were lost . YMP 44-71AND HSOG 48-55. Players of the day - Dayna Green and Georgina Richmond.

Gisborne Glass Ngatapa lost to HSOG 19-37. Player of day - Abby Bright

Fred Tate Ngatapa got the win against Waikohu 26-18. Player of Day - Monica Hall

Balance Agri Nutrients Ngatapa Lost 3-25 against Rimurapa Player of Day - Hayley Velden.

Express PR Ngatapa Silkies got a win

Ben Holden Fencing Ngatapa Hockey lost 9-0 against GMC

FarmCare Services Player of the Week went to Abby Bright.

There is another home game this weekend at Merial Ancare Paddys Park, hopefully a bit of rain between now and Saturday to soften up the pitch.

Look forward to seeing you on the deck next weekend










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