Babies at the Show
Skilled personnel from the Hastings Plunket Society will provide all facilities for feeding, changing and rest for your baby at the Show. Do not feel that the Show will be too much for you because you have a baby to look after. Use the Society’s Plunket Rooms at the south end of the Oval.
You all know him well on Tv. with his Home Gardener talks. Come and see and hear him in person in Waikoko on People’s Day this year. If you get in the road of the television camera you might even appear on Tv. yourself!
The Brick Plunket Rooms were erected in 1929 from funds contributed by members of the Society as a memorial to the Pioneers of Hawke’s Bay, represented by the Past Presidents of this Society, whose names are inscribed on the building.
Your Member’s Car Sticker
The Transport Department asks that you fix this on the centre of your windscreen – at the top if your registration sticker is at the bottom; on the bottom if your registration sticker is on the top.
Spring Fashion Parade
On People’s Day of the Show this year, there will be two fashion parades sponsored and conducted by McAra’s Ltd. These will be held in the Dairy Cattle Judging Ring, on the west side of the creek from the Oval, in conjunction with the judging of the All Breeds Dairy Champions on Thursday morning. A total of $545 in prize money will be competed for in these classes and they will attract wide interest.
Saville Cup Winners
The Morrinsville Polo team, captained by Mr Ken Browne, winners of the Saville Cup this year, have been invited to play a team selected from the rest of the Waikato, captained by Mr Tony Kay, on Wednesday and Thursday of the Show. The turf in the Oval is receiving special attention from the Grounds Committee and some exciting Polo should result.
The City of Hastings Have Helped
The Committee have successfully negotiated with the City of Hastings for a sewerage connection from the new Grandstand to the main city sewer. This will connect near the Tomoana Freezing Works and whilst it will be costly, will give a much needed lift in hygiene which it is not possible to obtain with our series of septic tanks serving our present conveniences around the Grounds.
It has been possible for many firms to contribute more to the Grandstand Appeal than they would otherwise have done because of the Advertising Contracts the Society has been able to offer. The following firms have supported the appeal with contributions ranging from $200 to $10,000: –
J. Wattie Canneries Ltd.; Dalgety & N.Z. Loan Ltd.; de Pelichet, McLeod 8.: Co. Ltd.; H.B. Farmers’ Co-op. Assn. Ltd.; Murray Roberts & Co. Ltd.; Williams & Kettle Ltd.; Wright, Stephenson & Co. Ltd.; Robert Holt & Sons Ltd.; Daily Telegraph Ltd.; H.B. Herald Tribune; Bambry Bros. Ltd.; Overland Transport Ltd.; J. Mills Ltd.; Reeves Transport Ltd.; Thos. Borthwick & Sons (A’asia) Ltd.; H.B. Farmers’ Meat Co. Ltd.; Nelsons (N.Z.) Ltd.; W. Richmond Ltd.; H.B.-Gisborne Savings Bank; Wairunga Romney Stud; Te Aratipi Ltd.; Elgin Stud; West Derby Stud; Bull & Hodgins Ltd.; Walmsley
Photo caption – Here is a picture of the temporary seating erected for the 1925 H.B. Spring Show – the first show on the new Tomoana Showgrounds. It is still there! Plus a temporary roof and a temporary lean-to on the back!