Kaierau rugby club is back to whole again after the election of their new patron Mark Carroll.

The club's life member Carroll was the sole nominee for the position, by president Geoff Davies, at Wednesday night's meeting, with the consensus that the former Wanganui Rugby Football Union president (2009-10) was very much the next in line for the distinguished position.

Carroll takes over the role from another former WRFU president in Ken McGifford, 85, who died peacefully at home on December 22.

It is an important few weeks for Carroll's Kaiwakas, as Wanganui Car Centre Kaierau head up the Waitotara

Advertisement
Advertisement