Chooks News 8 Mar 2024

Chairpersons Update

This week was the last week of training before our teams split into their squads for the year. Our premiers will train with a larger squad leading into the Poneke game with the intent of giving some players the chance to push for a permanent spot in the Premiers. I am looking forward to seeing our other squads out there training and we now expect all players to dust their boots off and start coming to training.

Our Woman Premiers have started to get into some contact training, and all look good in their new Blue and White mouthguards. These girls are really impressing me with their want to learn and be a part of a special team. They help each other wherever they can and are really working hard. Wednesday the 13th March we have sorted out a small skills day with coaches coming in to help Plims and Jason so they can split their team into smaller groups to teach the skills needed. So far on the list we have Laurence Corlett, Lisa Appert, Tangi Takie, and our Premier men’s coaches Nathan and Scotty. It is awesome to see all these coaches keen to help out. It's not too late to join the team - turn up on Wednesday at 6:00pm and you will be welcomed with open arms.

Tukapa Lawn Bowls Day

This long weekend sees the second Tukapa Bowls Day being run at Vogeltown Bowls Club on Sunday. If you’re floating around and feel like a beer, come up from 11:00am onwards.



TEAM NAMERinkGame 1RinkGame 2RinkGame 3
Liam Brown246
Chook Peters468
Nathan Laurence571
Dan Johanson682
Dan O'Keeffe713
Cam Clout824
Fletcher Smith174
Drew Whitehead285
Jeff Bishop316
Henry Miles427
Josh Hopkins538
Lagen Kumeroa641
Pete Siffleet752
Chris Jollands863

Team Training

From Tuesday onwards our Men's teams will be splitting into squads and training as teams. So, if you’ve been waiting to get those boots on, we will see you on Tuesday for Premiers, B’s, and Colts and our Snr 3rds will go for a trot on Thursday all starting at 6:00pm.

Club Working Bee

Next weekend we are running a Chookhouse working bee and have made a list of the jobs we are keen to get done. The idea is that you have a look at the list and put your hand up to help out. The other job we are trying to do this day is to put posts up and also the new lights on field 3 so we are looking for someone who can portable weld and some Sparkies to help Darryn. If you can help out or are keen to do something else that you have seen at the club, get in contact with Dan so we have the right materials on the day to get the jobs done.
Dan Johanson, Club Captain 021 454 685

Chook House Workday

Saturday 16Th March - 9:30 AM Start

Halfway Containers, Clean & Tidy, Paint Inside Top Container, Lay Rubber Flooring, Seats end of field & Posts upScott S
All Sheds Cleanout & tidy upPlayer or Management from a squad to do their room if available
Refs Room Clean-up & TidyDJ
Empty out the old office & lift the carpetDJ
Front Entrance & Ash’s StairwellDJ
Clean up the back stairwell
Run Weed eater around cricket pitch edges & machine blow/brush vacuum around outskirts of the club (glass & rubbish etc)
Clean out behind all 3 barsGav
Showers Steam Clean/Water Blast & clean outside room in showers where water heaters are
Screw floor plate down in Main bar walk-in chiller
Clean out gear container and pack in a tidy organised way
Lights field 3 & Tidy up wiring to all TVs/projectorsDaryn Jones
Stain Deck & paint errors on deck that need attentionCurly
Repairs to the main deck, end panel by the scoreboard, repair runner shelves around inside plus any other building work required inside the clubKernel
Check all Bar leaner feet downstairs to be used on the dance floor and set up all furniture in the club
2022 Sign to come down above the main downstairs bar
Clear out all hallways/storage cupboards by the strapping room and remove the compressor tidy up that corner push the freezer back

Boots Swap

If you are following Tukapa on Facebook or Instagram, you would have seen that we are on the hunt for secondhand rugby boots to give out to our players and help take the cost out of rugby. Outside the club, there is now a blue bin where you can drop off your boots so we can give them out.

Keep an eye out for our boot swap nights as well, where you can bring your old boots in and swap for a bigger size.

Sponsorship Update

This year we have had a massive uptake of sponsors coming on board and can’t thank these people enough for putting their hands up for the first time or for many years. Each week I will try and profile a different sponsor and tell you a little about what they do and how you can support them in their businesses which in turn helps our Club. A couple of weeks ago we featured Lindsay with HTL and I hope some of you have contacted him, which in turn will give our club $100 per person who signs up.

This week we look into NZ Sparky and Dave & Rolley. These lads have been around Tukapa for more years than I have, with them both working for Cast Iron back in the day and doing the maintenance on the club, to now running NZ Sparky which has a lot of strings to their bow.

Sponsor Profile: NZSparky

It has always been a pleasure for Shaun Rohloff and myself to be associated with the Tukapa Rugby Club.
From our first days of playing here, recruited by the master himself Wayne Penn, to the present day where we enjoy being able to give back to the club that gave us so much by being a sponsor for the Senior B's.

At NZSparky, we pride ourselves on excellent service at a reasonable price.
We operate 4 entities under the NZSparky banner which provide the following services:

NZSparky - www.nzsparky.kiwi

  • Solar Design and installation.
  • New Home, Renovation and Maintenance electrical work.
  • Commercial Installations.
  • Industrial services.
  • Data and Communications.
  • TV and Audio Visual.

Taranaki HVAC Supplies - www.taranakihvac.kiwi

HVAC Heating and Cooling Wholesale, Repair and Installation.

Taranaki Appliance Services - www.tasl.kiwi

Appliance Sales and Repairs.

Foundit - www.foundit.kiwi

  • Utility Scanning including:
  • Underground Cable
  • Pipe Locating
  • Ground Penetrating Radar
  • Liquefaction Reports
  • 3D Scanning Reverse Engineering

Please feel free to contact us at any time for an obligation-free quote.

David de Villiers

Club Membership

Along with the increase in living costs, we have also had to put our season memberships up to keep our club ticking, these are now due and can be paid through the links below or over the bar on a Thursday, Friday, or Saturday.

Division 1:$120
Division 2:$3,000 team fee
Colts:$120 (or $60 if first year in Colts Grade)
Juniors:$40 1 child in the family/$70 for 2/$90 for 3 or more in the family
Non-Playing Members
(Social Membership):

All memberships may include a partner for an extra $10 per annum which will entitle them to a member’s card and season passes.

Signup buttons below:

Junior Rugby 2024

Junior rugby registrations are now open. If you are keen to sign your kids up, click the link below.

The season kicks off Saturday 4th May and runs to middle of term 3.

If you have any questions, the best place to ask them is on the Tukapa Junior Rugby Facebook page.

Well enjoy your long weekend and remember over the weekend dig those boots out and either drop them at the club or put them on and I will see you this week at training.

Blue and White for Life
Scotty Siffleet



Gladstone Road
New Plymouth, 4310

P.O Box

PO Box 389
Taranaki Mail Centre
New Plymouth 4340




Scott Siffleet
021 317 331

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