Huge congratulations to our secretary Diane Brown on receiving the Queens Service Medal for services to the community and sport.
BROWN, Mrs Diane Margaret
For services to the community and sport
Mrs Diane Brown has contributed to a range of community organisations in the Te Akau district in the Waikato region since the 1970s.
Mrs Brown served 12 years as Secretary of the Te Akau Waingaro Community Complex and has been the Treasurer since 1989. From 1971 to 1979 she was the President of the Te Akau Plunket Society and organised fundraising events, such as balls and dinners, to support the Society’s work. Since 2004 she has served as the President of the Waimai Polo Club and organises the annual Polo Tournament. She has helped organise multiple fundraising events in the community to support those in need. Throughout her 10 years as Secretary of the Te Akau Golf Club, she helped the Club regain financial stability. Numerous other organisations have benefited from Mrs Brown’s voluntary work, including the Te Akau Girl Guides/Brownies group, the Te Akau Play Centre, and the Waingaro Sale Yards Company.
The Queen’s Service Medal
The NZ Women’s Team to Play an England Women’s
Team at the Keyte Watson Tournament, Cambridge, 3rd & 4th February 2018 is as follows:
Missy Browne Captain
Congratulations and good luck!
Here’s the schedule for the Stella Artois International Polo Day
Saturday 9 December 2017
09:00 Media Q&A with Australia & NZ polo teams and Ronald McDonald House.
11:00am Ronald McDonald House marquee opens
11:15am Emerging players game
12:25pm Ronald McDonald House auction in marquee followed by lunch at 1pm
Stella Artois International game
Australia vs New Zealand
Followed by BBQ, DJ and drinks into the eveningCreate an Appointment
John Paul Clarkin will be the Manager/Coach of the NZ team to play Australia on 9th December 2017 at the Port Hills Ronald MacDonald day.
A Reserve will be selected in due course
The NZ Team has been announced by the NZ Polo Selectors.
The Team to play a Test against Australia on 9th December 2017 at Port Hills Ronald MacDonald Day
Glenn Sherriff 5 goals
Lochie Hunter 5
Guy Higginson 5
Jimmy Wood 5
Congratulations to this team. We all wish you the very best of luck.
From the entire NZ polo community, we congratulate Paul Kay.
KAY, DR JAMES RICHARD PAUL (PAUL)
For services to polo
Dr Paul Kay has significantly raised the profile of polo in his community and New Zealand, and enhanced New Zealand’s standing in the international polo community.
Dr Kay is a renowned breeder and trainer of polo ponies, President of Kihikihi Polo club, and past President and Life Member of the New Zealand Polo Association. In 2003, he was a driving force behind transforming the 16 hectare Kihikihi Domain into a community sport and recreational facility. He developed and funded a world-class polo pitch adjacent to the domain, which is made available to the community at no cost. He now organises annual international polo test matches on this ground and allows visiting teams to use his own ponies for the event. He also developed a polo pitch on public land in Cambridge, which doubles as a large open recreational ground for public use. Mr Kay continues provide his own machinery to maintain five grounds in the Waikato.