Cadet Magazine 16 1957



August 1957   Vol. 2   No. 3



Having won by a margin of 100 points gained in the Team Test, the senior team from the Hastings division will represent Hawke’s Bay-East Coast District in the Dominion Cadet Competitions in August.

At Wellington, the venue for these competitions, we hope our boys will come through with flying colours and return to H.B. as New Zealand champions.

The examiners, Drs. Reeve and Barnett and Commissioner Barden and District Superintendent, Mr. Snadden, stated there was room for improvement in the work of the three teams that entered. It was evident, they said, that teams are slow in finding other injuries and in many cases, their resuscitation was lacking while more marks could be gained in the individual tests.

Points gained in the Contest were;
Hastings seniors, 363   1st
Hastings juniors, 263   2nd
Waipukurau, 262½   3rd.

The fake injuries were made up by District Officer of Cadets, Mr H. Taylor who also donated the afternoon tea.

Best of luck boys, we are proud to have you as our representatives.


As winners of the Nursing Cadet Elimination Competition on 20th July, Napier Team will represent this district at the National Cadet Championships to be held at Wellington on the 30th and 31st of August.

Competitions between Hawke’s Bay-East Coast Divisions were held the same day.

The judges, Drs. H. Barnett and A. Fitzgerald Sisters H.M. Wilson E.M. Gardiner, H. Mayo, Mr. Johnstone, and District Officers, Mrs. N. Hendry, and Mr. L. Jarvis, were reported to have been pleased with the results of the contests.

In the evening, a social was held and all who went seemed to have enjoyed themselves.

Places gained in the various events were:-

Elimination contest: Napier 1, Hastings 2.
De Costa Cup (first aid): Hastings 1, Napier B 2, Waipawa 3.
R. G. Wilson Cup (home nursing): Napier A 1, Hastings 2, Waipawa 3.

Members of the representative team are Marjorie Raynor, leader, Jeanette Heaven, Elizabeth Avison and Dawn Duncan. This year is a year of years – we have two good teams representing us, and plenty of high hopes for the chances of both teams.

VERY IMPORTANT NOTICE Unless the editor gets far more items of interest from ALL of our readers, by the 16th of next month this WILL be the last issue of C.J.

HERE THEY ARE – Yes, these are the young lads that the H.B. – E.C. District is relying on to create history in New Zealand. It is true that if these boys return home as Dominion Champions, they will be the first team of Ambulance Cadets from this area to do so. They are from left, Ray Baxter, Trevor England, Robin Hickman, Paul Hawke, and Malcolm McDonald (reserve).


WAIPUKURAU – Ambulance:-

The following are items of interest for the past month;

On Sunday 16th June, Cadet Supt. P.B. Gibson, Cadet Officer G. Mulvanah  and Pte. P. French attended the laying of the Foundation Stone of the new St. John Hall in Hastings.

The following Sunday, our division held its Church Parade at Saint Andrews Presbyterian Church in Waipukurau. This service was attended by fourteen members of the Cadet Division and an enjoyable service was appreciated by all those members present.

On Tuesday 2nd July, we were favoured by a visit by two members of District Staff. On this occasion it was District Cadet Officers H.E. Taylor, and R. Goslin. Escorted by the two Divisional Officers, they inspected the boys, and then watched them at work with practical first aid.

The Annual Re-examination was held on 9th July. All those who sat were passed by the examiner, Dr. Dickson, who made comment on the high standard of work.

Probably the highlight of the month was the Cadet Elimination Contest at Hastings. Although we were not placed, we feel that we learnt [learned] a great deal from this event, and perhaps will be able to do better next time. At this stage we would like to offer our hearty congratulations to the successful Hastings Senior Team. We wish them every bit of luck at the National Championships to be held in Wellington during August. There is a possibility that one or two of us might be there to help them on. – Cadet Supt. P. Gibson.

SUPERINTENDENTS are requested to send in their Divisional Reports by the 16th of each month. Our address is 511 E. Queen Street, Hastings.

Photo text –
16th June 1957

FOUNDATION STONE – Mr. P. A. Elworthy Esq. K.St.J. laid this foundation stone for the new hall being erected in Hastings.

APOLOGY: C.J. was to have published a photograph of the team of Nursing cadets that are to represent our district at the New Zealand Championships in Wellington, but unfortunately, our request was not fulfilled at the time of publication.

We have received a very large quantity of stamps from many quarters. We could still do with more – we print 500 C.J. and so if all our readers sent in 3 used stamps, we would have a nice collection to pass on to the Leper Board. Can you help?

FIRST AID   Lesson No. 1

The patient started to groan,
Because of a broken bone,
We got such a scare
When a scream rent the air,
That we ran and let him moan.
Sarge (the learner.)

Why are clouds like a man who drives a cart?
Ans. Because they both hold reins. (rains.)
By Cadet E. Joll (H.N.)

A word in your ears! Please don’t get the feeling, when you are asked for articles, that you cannot do it. You know the sort of thing – “Articles! Me! Oh I could never do that.” And forget all about it. To be successful we have to have contributions from you all and we are only too glad to have anything. “What shall I write about?” – “Anything” is our reply, “Anything at all.” Compose a piece of poetry, write an article on your first-aid experiences or a trip you did. How about those favourite recipes girls? Where’s them accounts of their trips from those bods who have been places. It is not hard. For two or three people to do all the writing it is a formidable task and after a year of it we find we are running short of material. You will find that once you start you’ll be surprised what fun it can be!

A donation of 5/- from District Supt. O.R. Nelson of Frankton Junction, was gratefully accepted.

When is a singer not a singer?
Ans. When he is a little horse.
By Cadet E. Joll (H.N.)

[An Invitation]
Havelock North Nursing Cadets are holding a
on August 17th at the Village Hall.
8 p.m. start.   Admission 2/6.

Come one and all and have a good time.

Would Superintendents please let Mrs. Watson, 9 Te Aute Road, know by the 12th August. how many are coming.

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Published from June 1955 to August 1959; first two issues known as “The Cadet”, later issues “Jottings”

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August 1957


  • Elizabeth Avison
  • Commissioner H Barden
  • Dr Barnett
  • Ray Baxter
  • Dr Dickson
  • Dawn Duncan
  • P A Elworthy
  • Trevor England
  • Dr A Fitzgerald
  • Private P French
  • Sister E M Gardiner
  • Cadet Superintendent P B Gibson
  • District Cadet Officer R Goslin
  • Paul Hawke
  • Jeanette Heaven
  • District Officer Mrs N Hendry
  • District Officer L Jarvis
  • Cadet E Joll
  • Sister H Mayo
  • Malcolm McDonald
  • Cadet Officer G Mulvanah
  • District Superintendent O R Nelson
  • Marjorie Rayner
  • Dr Reeve
  • District Superintendent Snadden
  • District Cadet Officer H Taylor
  • Sister H M Wilson
  • Mrs Watson, Mr Johnstone

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