Digging through the old Otago Witness on the PapersPast website, I found this little bit of history from 12 Aug 1908. A hundred years ago, we had also lost the bid for the banner to a very dominant Orepuki side. Otautau, in fact, didn't win the Western Banner until 1910. So if cycles and timing mean anything, our turn may come soon. (These newspaper images are from PapersPast).