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.co.nz Jade puts on her golden boots
By JESS LEE
Exceptional performance: Metro Football
Club's Jade Parris is proving her worth on
Photos: JASON OXENHAM
Jade Parris spearheaded one of the
biggest upsets of the women's football
season for Metro FC and has her eye
set on a place in the Football Ferns
The 15-year-old claimed all five
goals in a striking second half come-
back by the Mt Albert side in the ASB
Women's Knockout Cup second qualifi-
cation round on May 12.
Bay Olympic kicked the game off as
favourites, sitting one division above
Metro in the first division of the Auck-
land Northern conference.
But Jade managed to turn around a
two-goal deficit to create the 5-2 upset.
The Mt Albert striker didn't stop
She went on to claim six goals for
the Metro side in a stunning 9-0 win
against Onehunga Mangere on May
19.Metro FC coaching director Ants
Owens says: Her performance last
week was nothing short of exceptional.
Whilst a great team performance, Jade
stood out and took the chances with
Jade has the ability to go to the very
top of New Zealand football, he says.
With such a mature and positive
outlook I have no doubt we will see her
reach those heights in the near
But a humble Jade says she was just
simply doing her job on the pitch.
She is already catching the attention
of selectors having been picked for the
national football talent acceleration
programme which acts as a pathway
for selection into national squads.
That's a big goal of mine.
To play for the Football Ferns
under-17 team would be amazing,'' she
For now though, it's just back to
doing her job.
Get dressed up and steam off to the Motat fair
Steampunk: Motat's Historic Village
will act as a backdrop for the fair's
Victorian science-fiction costume
The power that built New Zealand
will be on show at Motat this week-
The inaugural Great Motat
Steam Fair is set to showcase the
museum's steam collection. It will
give visitors a chance to learn about
the history of steam power while
getting to grips with it in a series of
Motat museum director Michael
Frawley says families won't be able
to resist climbing aboard the
museum's beautifully restored
steam trains and steam-powered
traction engines which will be giv-
ing rides throughout the day.
If you've ever fancied trying your
hand at coal shovelling then you can
put your teamwork skills to the test
at the fair.
There will be a costume parade
through Motat's Historic Village.
It will see steampunks,
cosplayers (people who dress up as a
favourite character from history or
fiction), social history aficionados
and theatre-lovers strut their stuff
in their best Victorian science-
Spot prizes will be awarded
throughout the day for costume
We encourage everyone to come
along dressed to impress,'' Mr Fraw-
Children will be able to transform
themselves into steampunks by cre-
ating their own goggles and top hats
to take home.
Visitors will have access to
Motat's restored pumphouse and
beam engine, authentic steam loco-
motives, engines and rollers, while
a team of volunteers will be on hand
to answer any questions.
The Great Motat Steam Fair will
be held on Sunday at Motat, Great
North Rd, Western Springs.
The fair is free with normal
admission to Motat.
Go to motat.org.nz for more
Lemon tree connects past and present
offshoot of a
in the early
It's a lemon tree with real his-
tory. A cutting from what is
believed to be New Zealand's
oldest fruit tree was planted on
the weekend in a ceremony
marking a unique piece of Kiwi
Pt Chevalier's Stan Hansen is
a relative of one of the people to
create the Oihi Mission Station
after landing in the Bay of
Islands in 1814.
grandfather Thomas Hansen,
captain of the brig Active,
brought missionary Samuel
Marsden and others to New
Zealand from New South
Today little evidence of the
settlement remains, just a few
gravestones of those who died
in the remote area and a
solitary lemon tree.
Mr Hansen says after four
years of planning, a cutting
from the tree that had been lov-
ingly nurtured to a decent size
was finally planted on Sunday,
meaning the tree will live in
The ship carried the first
horses, cattle, sheep, plants and
seeds,'' Mr Hansen says.
It could be best described as
a Noah's Ark.''
The settlement was aban-
doned in 1832 but the tree
survived and in 2009 Stan's son
Eric went to Oihi, beginning the
project of taking a cutting for
replanting at Kerikeri's Kemp
House which Thomas Hansen
had helped to build.
It's like the closing of a cir-
cle,'' Stan Hansen says.
The project has been suppor-
ted by the Department of Con-
servation and the Historic
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