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Ron Thomassen has been announced as the new chairman of the King Country Rugby Union.
He replaces outgoing chairman Ivan Haines who will remain on the union’s board.
Thomassen, who runs Thomassen Logging Ltd, has been active in the local rugby and business community for many years, said KCRFU rugby manager Josh Standen.
“Ron has sat on numerous other boards and committees in the wider Taupō area through this time and has been on the KCRFU board for the past five years.”
Thomassen played rugby in his day in Putaruru, said Standen, and his son, Ben is currently pursuing rugby in Canterbury.
The union was still on the hunt for a new general manager, he said, at a presentation of two new Hilux SR Prerunners at Taupō Toyota on Friday (July 10) morning.
The vehicles, purchased by the union and serviced free by the business, would allow him and operations manager Kurt McQuilkin to get around the area they had to cover, including the union’s significant rural heartland.
The Midday Concert on Friday, August 7 features a mix of performances on piano, voice, flute, violin and cello by students from Waikato University.
The concerts, on the first Friday of every month at St Andrew's Church on Titiraupenga Street are open to anyone to attend.
The entry fee for the August concert is $7 (cash only).
For more information contact Elizabeth Marshall (3789296), Tracey Lidington (0272409228) or check the midday concert facebook page for details.