Hawke’s Bay Photo News 1959 – Number 004 February

Hawke’s Bay PHOTO NEWS
Number 4

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Hawke’s Bay’s Own Pictorial News Magazine
Volume 1
No. 4

Editor H. D. Hanger

Postal Address
P.O. Box 470, Napier

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Published monthly by The Hawke’s Bay Publishing Company Limited

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“Photo News” Photographers
Batchelors Studios
Hastings and Napier

Copies of photos published are obtainable from the photographer whose name appears on the photo, or where no name appears, from Batchelors Studios, Hastings and Napier

A feature of the interests and activities of the average New Zealander is his intense enthusiasm for sports, whether he be an active participant, or a mere spectator.

There is such a wide variety of sporting activities in this country that the New Zealander who has no interest whatever in any form of it is practically as extinct as our famous Moa.

With this being Hawke’s Bay’s Centennial Year many national championships are being held here, giving the people of this district a feast of sporting activities which they are finding very digestible.

In view of the great public interest, “Photo News” has devoted a considerable amount of space to sport in this issue and, will no doubt be featuring it further in subsequent issues.


Photography is a field that has a large following and yet the results are rarely seen by the general public. There must be many photographs taken by Hawke’s Bay enthusiasts that would be of great interest to our readers. and to encourage amateurs to have their photographs published in “Photo News” we offer a prize of one guinea for the best photograph, in our opinion, that is published in each issue.

If the response to this offer warrants it we will also give a prize of ten shillings for the second best. Photos other than the prize winning ones will also be published subject to availability of space. Prints submitted must be at least 120 size and accompanied by the negative. Negatives will be returned if a stamped addressed envelope is enclosed.

Cover photo by Batchelors Studios

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RADIO STATION 2ZC staged a Hastings Day recently and local announcers Ford and Chamberlain staged a breakfast session in the window of the town library, and Amos McKegg and Arch Barclay performed a lunch time “Siesta” session from the same place. These broadcasts were part of the publicity to climax a talent quest. As part of this publicity McKegg and Barclay dressed as the two hermits of Te Mata Peak, paraded around the town suitably attired in sack dresses.

READERS’ COMMENTS. Dear Sir, having just seen page 40 of the December issue I feel you should get in touch with the makers of the 490 c.c. Norton motor (reproduced right) which you maintain can propel a P-4 Alfa Romeo at 160 m.p.h. The “powerful and massive” engine shown actually propels a tiny Cooper-Norton. For the interest of your readers I have included a photo of the “mill” (ABOVE) which is capable of driving the P-4 Alfa Romeo. It is a supercharged 8-cylinder motor of some 2905 c.c. capacity, about six times the size of the Norton.
H. J. Searle, Hastings

Our error. – Editor

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ABOVE. Winner of this event, A. Cotterill of Heretaunga Club. BELOW, 2nd place, R. McLean, Olympic Club, Gisborne.

Third place went to R. T. Turnbull, of the Olympic Club, Gisborne.

Two days of successful swimming at the Maddison Baths, Hastings, saw swimmers from eleven clubs throughout the Hawke’s Bay-Poverty Bay district competing in 89 events. The fact that such a large number of events were held with the minimum of delay between events is a tribute to the organisers and host club (Heretaunga). The championships received excellent support from the public and something like a thousand people attended the two days. On the Saturday, spectators had the pleasure of seeing Loma Wise, pictured on the next page, break the Junior, Intermediate and Senior records for the 220 yards freestyle.

ABOVE is the start of the 880 yards mens freestyle, Insets are the three place-getters.

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J. Round, BELOW AND RIGHT, senior ladies’ diving.

J. Blythe, Senior Ladies 100 yards backstroke, 220 yards backstroke.


G. Wilson, Intermediate boys diving.

J. Palmer, Junior boys 50 yards freestyle.

L. Wise, Junior girls 100 yds free style. 220 yds freestyle, women.


Betty Strickland, winner of 1 3/4 mile harbour race, with chaperone Mrs. Palmer.

R. Hill, Junior girls 50 yds freestyle.

K. Hall, Intermediate boys 100 yards butterfly.


N. Booth, Intermediate Boys 220yds backstroke.

K. Anderson, Intermediate boys 100 yards breaststroke and 100 yds medley.

J. Wolfe, Inter. boys 440 and 220 yards freestyle.

W. Harvey, Inter. girls 100 yards backstroke.

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L. Morris, Junior boys 100 yards breaststroke.

L. Lewis, Ladies 440 yards freestyle.

D. Turner, Intermediate boys backstroke.

R. Skittrup, Women’s 220 yards breaststroke, 100 yards Medley.

T. Pedler, Junior boys 50 yards freestyle and 100 yds backstroke.

P. Turner, Intermediate boys 100 yards freestyle.

K. Brigham, Women’s 100 yards butterfly, 100 yards breaststroke.

J. Turner, Intermediate girls 100 yards freestyle, 220 yards freestyle and 100 yards medley.

T. Pedler, Junior boys 100 yards backstroke and 50 yards freestyle.


A. McLean, Junior Boys diving. ABOVE AND LEFT.

K. Griffin, Men’s 100 yards freestyle.

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Of the five events entered in M. Turbitt (RIGHT) won all of them. Entered for and won were the 100 yards butterfly, 100 yards breaststroke, 220 yards breaststroke, 220 yards backstroke and diving (Intermediate girls).

Start of 220 yards backstroke above, with J. Turner, Heretaunga, J. Craige, Hastings West, M. Turbitt, J. Knight, Gisborne, and W. Harvey, Napier, closest to camera. Names read from farthest side of pool.

M. L. Whittlestone. 100 yards backstroke, Junior girls.

J. Martin, Junior Girls 100 yards breaststroke.

D. McMann, 2nd in Ladies diving. RIGHT: Another shot taken during the diving events.

B. Hellyer, 220 yards breaststroke Senior men’s.

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R. Knight, 220 yds backstroke, 100 yds backstroke and 100 yds medley – Senior men’s.

In the Senior Diving class R. Swindell competed against six to win the championship. Swindell is pictured in inset at top right of above.

The Gisborne junior team won the most points during the swimming championships, and here Mr. Whaanga, the Gisborne team’s manager, receives congratulations and the trophy from Mr. Ron Shakespeare.

J. Buckingham, 50 yards freestyle – Inter. girls.

M. Greening, 100 yards freestyle – Junior boys.

R. McLean, 440 yards freestyle Senior men (OLYMPIC)

G. Sullivan, 220 yards breaststroke Intermediate boys (OLYMPIC)

G. Barker, 100 yards freestyle, Women. (GISBORNE)

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ABOVE. The Heretaunga club relay team hold the Kinross White Cup. From left to right: P. Turner, J. Brogden, J. McCormack, J. Stephens, S. Kennedy and R. Hall.

BELOW. The Hastings water polo team retained the Dulcie Carmen Water Polo Cup and are, from left to right, A. Bruce, C. Palmer, V. Duggan, L. Bowsefield (capt.), L. Cook, J. Stephans, and F. Kerrigan.

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Pania received special attention from the gentleman in the background of the picture above. The group shown were at the time on a conducted tour through New Zealand. Napier is always a popular stop for overseas tourists and such groups travel through almost continuously throughout the year, a fact that is not well known. The Government Tourist Department conducts these tours and the traveller pays for everything in one lump sum before he 1eaves. The above party are Australians, and left Napier with many happy memories. The organisation of these parties of tourists and the wide variety of places they are taken to is such that many an overseas visitor leaves Hawke’s Bay knowing more about the district than do many residents.

Missionaries of the New Zealand South Mission of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, who recently assembled in Hastings for their annual missionary conference.

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When the Watapu-Moteo Pastorate Fund decided to raise money and enjoy themselves at the same time, they did a wise thing. The committee elected to hold an open air dance at Mrs. Otene’s home, Ruahapia Road, Hastings. On the spacious lawns couples danced in complete contentment to music supplied in a variety of styles. Over seven hundred people attended the dance, coming from as far away as Wellington. When dancing finished at 1 a.m. everyone was all for having more of this type of open-air dance.

Not the sort of setting an orchestra usually plays in, but nevertheless “Harry Brown and his Boys” look quite at home here.

Mrs. de Castro and Mrs. Otene dishing out the supper of steaming corn on the cob, another unusual and welcome feature of the dance.

BELOW, It’s really good.

Mrs. P. Panapa of Tokoroa, Mrs. Rangihu of Wairoa, and Mrs. Raphia of Motueka, enjoyed just watching.

Canons Te Hukaa, W. T. Huata, M.C., and R. H. Rangihu considered the evening a great success.

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Island Bay, Castleclift East End, Waimarama, Napier, Gisborne Ladies, and the Pacific Club on parade.

Recently the Pacific Surf Life Saving Club, which operates from the Marine Parade, Napier, organised as their contribution to the Centennial Celebrations in Hawke’s Bay, a Centennial Surf Carnival. This carnival, organised entirely by the Pacific Club (at a cost of over £150) attracted to Napier twenty-one teams representing Taranaki, Wanganui, Manawatu, Wellington, Wairarapa, Gisborne, East Coast, Wairoa and Hawke’s Bay. Among these teams were the very highly rated Island Bay, Castlecliff and East End clubs, all leading contenders for N.Z. Championship honours, and all helping to make the carnival one of the largest of this type to be seen in Hawke’s Bay.

That the public do take an interest in the great humanitarian work done by surf clubs throughout the Dominion, was borne out by the large number of people who turned out to see life-saving techniques demonstrated by New Zealand’s best. (It was estimated that over 5000 people saw the display.) In answer to the question, “Is all this precision drill, as impressive as it may look, really necessarv in the saving of a life?” the senior instructor of the Pacific Club had this to say: “The drill as displayed at this carnival has been developed over nearly fifty years, and has proved most effective in bringing teams up to such a high standard of efficiency that when the actual rescue operation is in progress, drill and discipline becomes automatic action, with no confusion or panic.” A record of 5132 rescues in forty-seven years, 158 last year, speaks for itself.

One of the big problems in surf life-saving clubs is the obtaining of new members, and the Pacific Club makes this appeal to all our readers, “Life saving Clubs throughout New Zealand will welcome anyone as new members, to be trained to take their place in teams or to help administer the affairs of clubs. The opportunity of attaining life-saving awards, and obtaining a grounding in this very interesting and worthwhile recreation, which is both a sport and a service to the community, is open to anyone from 11 years of age upwards.”

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ABOVE, K. Van der Borch, C. Mardon, A. Gempton and M. Munroe of the Pacific Club (Marine Parade) being watched very closely by judges.

LEFT, R. Spooner of Wanganui, and RIGHT, C. Wade of New Plymouth. L. Ronald is the patient.

ABOVE RIGHT. Pacific Ladies team: Beltman, J. Ronald, P. Chalmers and D. McMann, patient, and J. Price, This team will represent the club in New Plymouth on March 6th, 7th and 8th next.

The standard of judging in this sport is kept very high and to win an event in any championship, a team has to be right up to the mark. Every action is watched by judges, and a wrongly placed hand can cost the team points.

RIGHT, Even the neatness of the all important reel plays a large part in the march past and here watched by club members the Island Bay team carefully prepares their reel.

ABOVE, Napier Club (Westshore).

RIGHT. Official party, Messrs. A. Berge, R. Bickerstaff, B. Gorely, Mayor of Napier Mr. P. Tait, and Mr. H. G. Moore.

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R. Frederickson throwing B. Richards in a corner throw. This throw is also termed a sacrifice throw.

Miss Jackie Colby (yellow belt) throwing Mr. E Smith (brown belt) in a hip throw. A very useful throw and one where girls can overbalance a much more powerful adversary. (Would-be attackers of “defenceless females”, please note!)

B. Richardson applying an arm lock to P. Covell, with R. Frederickson pointing out correct method of holding. This can be a very painful hold to the recipient, and if care is not taken by the aggressor a broken or injured arm can result.

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Judo was first started in Napier in December 1955 when Mr. Ray Frederickson and Mr. Richard Bayliss who had become interested in the sport although knowing nothing about it, met a Swiss Judoka, Mr. Kurt Dobrew, who agreed to become their instructor. From this small beginning the club grew until it was necessary to move to a larger building and buy equipment. A club was formed in 1957 with fourteen members. Even though the number of enthusiasts had increased from only two to fourteen in twelve months, once the club had been formed membership became even more rapid and at present two practice nights are held each week, on Monday and Thursday nights, at the Napier Intermediate School. This sport is rapidly becoming popular in N.Z. and should go from strength to strength.

E. Smith on the receiving end of a stomach throw administered by B. Richardson. This throw is termed a sacrifice throw, and can be used with great effect on a larger adversary and is generally taught to higher grade Judokas,

No, the photo is not upside down, but gives an idea what can happen to the man that tangles with this lady.

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Is it animal, vegetable, or mineral? Does it fly, walk, swim, sit, or squat – or what? And anyway, all these people have a living to earn, meals to prepare, husbands to keep happy children to put to bed. Yet here they are within sight of the ships that dock at Napier, peering downwards at . . . something. Could it be a submarine? A hippopotamus? A flying saucer? What on earth (or sky) can it be?

Whichever way you look at this, front view, back View, top view, or bottom view, these people are mightly interested in something.

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Exactly where the “thing” is, is hard to say, as people seem to be looking in all directions – that is, except upwards. It must be space men and the local residents shooting them down with cameras. And yet with all those children around and about, you’d naturally think of animals. Kids love animals, and they certainly love whatever everyone is looking at down there.

Sharpshooters take up suitable positions, aim, and on the word of command, open fire. No casualties were recorded.

Now here’s something. It or they apparently likes fish, or so this mother and daughter seem to think. It would also appear that a bomb aimer could be of some help. The little fellow on left seems very perturbed about it all. The lady, LEFT, gets plenty of advice.

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Well, well, it’s Susie, Hawke’s Bay’s own seal. Now if people get a surprise looking at a seal then see what a shock a seal gets looking at people! Susie seems ready to tell the world about these queer beings, who live on land and have to walk without flappers.

Susie recently paid a visit to Napier and took up residence down by Napier’s Port. People had to take up rather precarious positions to have a look see and after an incautious child had taken an unwanted dive into the sea, authority stepped in and unceremoniously took Susie ten miles out to sea. This, after much discussion by various departments and organisations as to whether Susie had come ashore to rest, just as a visitor, was in pain or just a plain nuisance. Anyway, after weighty discussion it was decided that Napier could do without its star attraction. Once she had been released at sea, however, Susie, who liked Hawke’s Bay even after such rude treatment, swam to Haumoana there to receive a warm welcome, even to the extent of having a 24 hour guard against dogs and cruel or unthinking people. After a few days of this V.I.P. treatment Susie very ungraciously up and swam away, never to be seen again. Now the dictionary isn’t very complimentary to the seal family. It says: “A seal is a carnivorous (which means it likes fish), amphibious (it can come ashore at Napier), marine (which means its destination, probably, is the Marine Parade) animal, and has a beastlike face. Seals are hunted for their oil, skin and valuable furs of some types (including Susie).” What a life!

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Susie, by the look of the scars, has probably had a bit of a scuffle at sea and had, in fact, come ashore for a bit of a rest.

“All I want to do is have a sleep, but if all you photographers don’t get out of here I’ll be forced to do something about it,” is what Susie seems to be saying. And a closer look at those eyes, ABOVE, and the teeth, RIGHT, show she could quite easily do something about it!

Sometimes our visitor looked sad, sometimes she looked scornful, and sometimes she simply threw her head back and roared with laughter, but always she proved friendly, especially to children who were allowed to approach exceptionally close. It Susie should ever return she’s sure of plenty of friends to look after her – especially at Haumoana.

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Susie found what she thought to be a nice quiet spot on the banks of an inlet at Haumoana. After rolling down some rushes she settled down for a nice long rest, but it didn’t take the local residents long to find her new home. A notice, warning all and sundry of the heavy penalty for molesting a seal, was promptly erected and the 24 hour guard duty was put into operation. Over the weekend that Susie spent at Haumoana a traffic jam such as has never been seen there before required the special services of a traffic officer. ABOVE and BELOW are two scenes of her Haumoana home.

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Here’s what we claim to be the largest cat in Hawke’s Bay. Can any reader dispute this. Jan is the beloved pet of the children of Randall House, Napier, and tips the scale at a shade over 261b. Thirteen year-old Jan has been the number one favourite at the children’s home for longer than most of the youngsters can remember. He recently suffered a severe attack of nasal catarrh, but careful ministrations by the vet. restored him to full health. Pictured with Jan are David and Rosalee, two of the youngest children at Randall House.
Russell Orr Photo

While driving north of Wairoa, “Photo News” photographers spotted this deer on the side of the road. It was at first thought to be wild but it turned out to be very tame and didn’t mind being photographed in the least, or being fed, as can be seen. It turned out that when hunters shot the mother at Tuai they found this fawn, then approximately two weeks old, so they brought it home and it has been grazing on the road side ever since.

This little fellow poked his head out of Mum’s pouch, Mum having been caught in an opossum trap and Petty Officer Bruce Schdvoski of Napier, at present stationed at Waiouru, took over Mum’s job, and the opossum is now his constant companion.

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From New Plymouth comes the engagement announcement of Hannihi de Neville, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. de Neville of Mt. Egmont Chalet, late of Havelock North, to Ian Wylie, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. N. C. Wylie.of Rangiora Street, Hastings.
Henry McGee Studios, New Plymouth.

At the Haumoana Hall recently, Garry Fargher, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. Fargher, Park Rd., Hastings, celebrated his coming of age.
Candid Camera Studies Photo

Barbara Grace Tweedie, seen here cutting the cake at her coming-of-age party held at the Twyford Memorial Hall. Barbara is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Tweedie of Raupare
Candid Camera Studies Photo.

The youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Lambert, Cunningham Crescent, Hastings, Garry Ronald Lambert celebrated his coming of age at the Old Folks Association Hall in Hastings.
Candid Camera Studies Photo.

Miss Ngaire Douglas, just receiving the “key of the door” at her coming-of-age party held recently in Hastings. Ngaire is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. R. Douglas, Hastings.
Batchelor Studios Photo.

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From the day in 1844 when William CoIenso stepped ashore at Ahuriri, the Port of Napier has been growing and improving steadily. It provides an outlet for the rich produce of our Province and is second only to Auckland and Wellington in export figures. In 1939, for instance, 170,000 tons of cargo was handled and in 1957, 430,000 tons, and the 1958 figure is expected to top the latter figure with ease. To handle this growing volume of cargo a new concrete wharf is being built and it should be completed by October this year. The breakwater is being extended by 800 feet and a new cargo shed of 30,000 square feet is planned.
McConnel Bros Photo

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Mr. J. W. Blake of Hastings, while on a fishing trip to Waimaramara, spotted and photographed this car, which had tried to make like a boat and cross the Waimaramara Stream. Susie the seal was able to negotiate similar waters but the above car just didn’t make it. And just to prove that he was on a fishing trip, Mr. Blake sent along the photo on right. It shows Messrs. T. Burn, D. Burn, J. W. Blake and R. L. Bone admiring one of the many(?) gropers they caught off Waimaramara.

Four members of the Frimley Company Girl Guides who have just arrived back from Yarra Junction, Melbourne, Australia. Guides Helen Townshend, Jacky Jackson, Guider Catherine Stirling, and Guide Pat Wotherspoon, are pictured here with souvenirs of their trip, with the Koala Bear taking pride of place. 1000 girls from nine different countries congregated at Yarra Junction, and the contingent from New Zealand was made up of 60 girls from all parts of the Dominion. They travelled across on the Monowai and returned on the Wanganella after having spent a week in Sydney.

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A fitting farewell was given to the newly appointed High Commissioner for New Zealand in Malaya, Mr. C. M. Bennett, before he left to take up this important post. Mr. Bennett is the first Maori High Commissioner to receive such a post. The farewell was held at Kohupataki. The Vicar of Wairoa, Canon R. H. Reingihu, led a Haka of Welcome and the TOP picture shows, from left to right, Mr. G. Bennett, Canon Reingihu, and Mrs. L. Karauma.

ON RIGHT, Mr. C. M, Bennett addresses the large gathering, and in the background is Mrs. Bennett. We are sure that everyone, Maori and Pakeha alike, wish Mr. Bennett well in his post.

Photos by Robert I. Gardiner

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On the lst April, 1958, a fund-raising campaign was started by Napier’s Hastings Street School Baths Committee, which had been formed by parents and teachers. By the beginning of June £1000 had been raised – a remarkable achievement indeed. The total amount raised was £1189, more than enough to meet their requirements, and with a £450 subsidy from the Government a start was made on the Memorial Baths which were opened on the 7th February by the Hon. P. O. Skoglund, Minister of Education. The baths, measuring 40 x 15 feet, are a modern and well-built addition to this old and well established primary school which was built in 1887 and stands today much the same as when it was first built. They could perhaps be the start of many improvements, the machinery having now been put in motion to expand the school grounds after the Minister of Education, during the opening ceremony, had remarked on the inadequacy of the space provided for the children’s playing area. With a roll of 160 children or thereabouts for the past ten years such expansion will be welcomed by the school staff and parents of this area.

Mr. W. H. Shearer, President of the Napier Branch of the R.S.A., and Mr. G. Horsefield, foundation pupil of the school, unveiled the memorial plaque (ABOVE LEFT)

After the official opening, a demonstration on the teaching methods which will be used in these baths was given by the instructor, Mr. E. Hogg, and this group of children. They are, from left, Rex Sinton, Paul Skews, Peter Hammond, Russell Pattison, Peter Bullivant, Ross Smith, Barry Brown, David Wilkinson, Marlene Ward, and Elizabeth Hood – all pupils of the school. Standing behind the children is the Headmaster Mr. E. H. Nepia and the Minister of Education, the Hon. P. O. Skoglund.

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Before these baths were built it was necessary to march the children to the Marine Parade Baths, some considerable distance away, which took up a great deal of the time allotted to this most important part of the school programme. Now with the baths in the school grounds, no time will be wasted.

ABOVE, the swimming demonstration in progress. Mr. Hogg on extreme left and the official party in the background.

BELOW. A beautiful sunny day brought a large crowd of children, parents and returned servicemen to the opening.

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From Fenwicks Photography Studios, Taupo, come these shots of the Taupo Mardi Gras, held over the Christmas-New Year holiday period. An annual event, with bathing beauty contests, quick raffles, quiz sessions, and everything else that goes into the making of a Mardi Gras, it is a very popular addition to Taupo’s holiday attractions. The bathing beauty contest attracted competitors from both local girls and visitors alike.

ABOVE. Line up of some of the contestants.

RIGHT. The three place getters, from left, Miss Baker (second), Miss A. Liversay (“Miss Taupo”) and Miss H. Rewa (third).

BELOW. M. Simms congratulates Miss Liversay.

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ABOVE. A popular item of the Mardi Gras was the exhibition of Rock ‘n’ Roll Dancing.

LEFT. Two contestants in the pram race from the Spa Hotel to the Taupo Township.

BELOW. Morrie Simms, from Rotorua, who was the compere and organiser of the show, puts a question during the quiz session.

Patt Duffy, of Taupo, conducting the “Quick Raffle” for the Junior Chamber of Commerce.

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The Napier Skating Club was, late in January, the host for the Amateur Roller Skating Association’s national roller hockey championships. To open proceedings a 10-mile road race was held on the Marine Parade, using one half of the two-way divided roadway which runs alongside the rink. This is a tough endurance test for speed skaters, and the top photo shows the race about to start.

Situated on the Marine Parade, amid the beautiful setting of gardens, lawns and other sporting facilities the club’s rink offers one of the largest skating areas in New Zealand, and throughout the holiday period it was the mecca of hundreds of visitors from other centres, who tried their skill on eight wheels.

Five officials of the day, Messrs. Roy Young of Hastings, Brian Williams, Hastings, and Norman Sammons, L. A. Bowdidge, A. Reid, of Napier, were kept very busy and everthing went according to plan.

LEFT. Three very tired contestants.

ABOVE. Cathy Laurie the only lady contestant in the race, and ABOVE RIGHT, Ian Hughes, of Christchurch, clapping on the pace to gain third place.

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After the road race, held in the morning, the hockey championships were started. Teams from Napier, Palmerston North, Levin, Picton, Gisborne, Paraparaumu and Petone competed, and in the senior grade Napier, for the second year running, came out the winners. In the junior grade the Gisborne team took home the Championship.

RIGHT. During the Napier – Gisborne Junior game.

BELOW. Petone v Hastings, and BELOW RIGHT, Hastings v Palmerston North.

TOP LEFT. Napier v Gisborne Junior.

TOP RIGHT. Napier v Gisborne Senr.

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Over the holiday period large crowds were attracted to the Marine Parade Skating Rink when the Napier Club conducted its annual championships, preparatory to the fifth national championships, which were conducted by the Amateur Roller Skating Association on the Hastings Open air Skating Club’s rink during January.

The many titles competed for included solos, pairs, dance pairs, speed, and free dance. The three place getters in each event were entitled to go forward to the national championships to represent their club. As a result, Napier entered a strong team and annexed many New Zealand titles.

Pictured on this page are some of the club winners receiving their cups.

ABOVE. Cheryl Rees, intermediate Girls Solo, Pairs, Dance pairs, Free Dance Pairs, and winner of the Romford Cup given to the competitor who gains the most number of points in the Championships. Cheryl won the same events in the National Championships, and shared with another competitor the honour of Queen of the Championships.

BELOW. Paul Snaddon, holder of the 1/4 and 1/2 mile junior speed championship in both the club and National events. He also created a new record for the 1/2 mile event.

ABOVE. Dianne Warton won the Free Dance Pairs and came second in the Junior Dance Pairs. Dianne was also runner up in the National championships in the Free Dance event.

BELOW. Beverly Price, holder of the Juvenile Girls Solo, and runner-up in the same event in the National championships.

ABOVE. Valerie Whyte in the club championships, won the Ladies Solo Open, Solo, Dance Pairs, and Pairs Free Skating cups. At the National championships Valerie took the honours in the Dance Pairs, the Free Dance Pairs and the Pairs Free Skating events.

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Ken Trotter, Chris Benda (U.S.A. and International Figure Skating Champion), W. T. Brown (President of World Congress of Roller Skating), and on right, Mary Clouse and Louis Parker.

Part of the international team which recently visited Napier, giving two nights of really top class skating exhibitions on the H.B. Revue Skating Club Rink at Whitmore Park. The Whitmore Park Rink is noted for its excellent skating surface, a point enthusiastically commented on by the visiting skaters, and which assisted them in giving the Napier public a feast of skating equal to any seen in New Zealand. At RIGHT is Suzanne Pickard, U.S.A. Speed Champion.

The Australian Representatives, Cecil Organ and June Pierce, guided by their Manager L. Smith, were one of the star attractions.

Helen Ball with Mary Clouse. Mary Clouse and Louis Parker (in top picture) are the U.S.A dance champions and runners up in the International Championships held recently in Christchurch.

At RIGHT, Kuzumi Kubo, billed as the Japanese Senior Ladies Champion.

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Local skaters showed their paces as part of the programme, and ABOVE J. Haley, H. Mayo, M. Haley, J. Houseman, D. Olsen, J. Murfitt and J. Olsen await the starter’s pistol. On the second night an exhibition of team skating was given when two sets of four, made up of six Americans and the two Australians, took the floor to give a demonstration of intricate and graceful skating, even though two days previously was the first time any four of the team had skated together.

Peggy Tippton, Ken Trotter, Ricky Mullican (U.S.A. solo freestyle champ. and runner up tor the National Championships) and Ruth Heeseman, practice for the fours exhibition.

ABOVE. Australians Cecil Organ and June Pierce.

LEFT, Ruth Heeseman and Ken Trotter, International pairs champion, the star turn on both nights.

Brian Webber, Canadian Speed Champion, Barry Espe of N.Z. (at rear), and John Drewery, U.S.A. Speed Champion, about to start. Drewery must be the fastest skater seen in New Zealand.

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The class of student nurses who recently started their training course at the Napier Public Hospital.

Back row, from left: P. J. Dampney, Dannevirke; Y. D. Davies, Masterton; E. Clark, Onehunga; J. J. McGregor, Taupo; J. M. Phipps, Gisborne; D. J. Saunders, Marton; C. M. Fayen, Hunterville; R. L. Dow, Palmerston North; C. J. Rouse, Palmerston North; L. A. 0. Cooper, Whakatu; J. Roberts, Tolaga Bay.

Middle row: N. R. Jacob, Levin; R. G. Gordon, Nuhaka; M. W. Leikis, Wellington; H. L. Roach, Gisborne; J. Carberry, Takapau; V. Horsman, Taradale; H. Kururangai, Opotiki; M. A. Harper, Hokitika; M. J. Husband, Foxton; B. L. Horne, Masterton; M. A. Pitkethley, Tokoroa.

Front row: M. Westrupp, Gisborne; J. D. Organ, Lower Hutt; R. M. Tuuta, Chatham Islands; G. A. Smith, Napier; S. J. McGregor, Wellington; Tutor Sister E. A. Will; A. H. Phin, Gisborne; V. M. Morley, Napier; D. C. M. Brown, Napier; M. Willis, Gisborne; B. D. Carson, Gisborne; J. E. Archer, Gisborne.

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Sent to us by Mr. P. Rayner, of 22 Freyberg Terrace, Waipukurau, the ABOVE photo was taken of Easton Transporters, with an unusually large girder aboard, tackling the sharp corner of the main road turn off into Waipukurau at the Post Office.

BELOW.A beautiful and typical New Zealand scene, looking down the Tuki Tuki River from the Pukeora San. hill. These photos earn for Mr. Rayner the one guinea prize.

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OUR BACK COVER PICTURE. A striking photo of Miss Pamela Dean with her horse “Kittywake”, taken at the Central Hawke’s Bay Pony Club’s Gymkhana, held at Porangahau last month. Miss Dean was judged the champion rider. Also from the Gymkhana comes two shots, ABOVE, of the reserve champion rider, Miss Helen Wakelin. Her horse, “Silver Morn” found the day rather hot and took to wearing a hat.

RIGHT AND BELOW. A new addition to Waipukurau is this R.S.A. club house in the making in Ruataniwha Street. Whenever a working bee is called R.S.A. members are not backward in coming forward. Whether the “morning tea” get-together has anything to do with this or not is hard to say. Nevertheless, the new club house is going ahead in leaps and bounds and all will agree that after a hard day’s work a bit of light refreshment is always appreciated. Whether it comes out of a teapot or a keg is beside the point!

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The Hastings Horticultural Society experimented with a new trend in display during their Gladiolus Exhibition held in the Assembly Hall, Hastings, recently. The latest news from overseas speaks of massed displays of twenty or more blooms exhibited in banks of flowers. This method, new to Hastings, resulted in many fine displays similar to the bank of Mrs. J. S. Leith, of Masterton, pictured ABOVE.

LOWER LEFT is the Champion of Champions bloom “Good Luck” by Mrs. G. Snaddon of Napier, and UPPER LEFT, Mr. P. Bennett’s Novice Champion bloom.

Mrs. McKeoun, with her daughters Linda and Janene in the background, makes minor adjustments to a display. Such people helped to see that the show ran along smoothly.

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Happy the bride who wore these dresses – at least in her own day and age. If, as experts tell us, fashion runs in cycles, then many of these styles are due back very shortly. Whatever women, and men too, for that matter, may feel about long or short skirts, a bride always looks beautiful, as is proved by this display of gowns down through the years recently viewed by an enthusiastic audience.

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A team of New Zealand’s leading athletes, at the invitation of the Hawke’s Bay-Poverty Bay centre, recently took part in a track meeting held at McLean Park and organised by the Napier Amateur Athletic and Cycling Club. One of the stars of the meeting was W. Bailey, N.Z.’s mile champion, seen ABOVE during the mile event. Bailey, an Aucklander, is fourth from the left and he won from two of his club mates in what was considered to be the best race of the meeting.

BELOW. C. Atkins, Hawke’s Bay’s road and track champion, leading from Aucklander L. Rickey during one of the cycling events.

Star of the meeting, was Jennifer Thompson, here having just thrown the discus. Miss Thompson is an Empire Games Medallist for discus throwing.

Judges, Messrs. F. Uren, B. Couper-Smith, E. Watts, and F. Winkley in an excellent arrangement for their job.

Relaxing between events is, from left to right: D. O’Connell, B. Neale, B. Wilson and G. Lawrence. Neale, Wilson and Lawrence were H.B. Rugby Representatives during the football season and take part in athletics during the summer months to keep in trim.

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At a Water Polo match held in Napier recently, the Hawke’s Bay team defeated a touring Australian Universities team, 5 goals to 4. The Hawke’s Bay team pictured ABOVE, consisted of C. Palmer, J. Baker, A. Bruce, L. Cook, D. Apted, V. Duggan (captain), and K. Hancox. The Australian polo team was part of a 21 man swimming team appearing at various centres through out New Zealand competing against local clubs. The public support given to such overseas touring teams is greatly appreciated by local clubs as, by competing against them, invaluable experience is gained.

John Conroy, the Universities captain, signs autographs for two young admirers. Conroy, is the freestyle swimming (all distances) champion of Victoria, Australia.

The Australian team receives instructions from their team manager during the half-time spell.

RIGHT. The ball beats Thiele, the Australian goalie. Thiele holds the Olympic title for the 100 metres backstroke.

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The Hastings open air skating rink was this year the venue for the National skating championships of the Amateur Roller Skating Association. Held over a period of six days with 133 competitors from 17 clubs who travelled from as far away as Christchurch in the south to Te Aroha in the north, the championships proved a great attraction to local and visiting enthusiasts. On the final two days an estimated 2000 people attended, an all-time record for the Hastings rink.

The unanimous opinion of experts is that the standard of skating was the highest it has ever been. The loss of the first two days through rain put the organisers to the test of making up the time, but they came through with flying colours.

Space considerations did not allow all the winners to be shown, but on this and the following pages are a few shots taken from the championships.

ABOVE LEFT. Larry Griffiths of Hastings, M. Wybrock of Hastings, and J, Hughes of Christchurch, during one of the speed events.

ABOVE RIGHT. Mr. V. Townshend Who carried out the mammoth job of announcer over the 6-day fixture. He is the Hastings Club’s usual announcer as well as being the technician.

BELOW. A line of some pretty skaters who took part in the tournament.

R. Hudson and P. Bromley of Hastings, second in the Senior free dance pairs.

H. Symonds and P. Bromley, second in the Senior freestyle pairs.

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In the Junior free dance event Gay and Raymond Hayes, of Hastings, were first CENTRE. (Gay also shared the honour of Queen of the Skate with Cheryl Reece, of Napier). Second, Dianne Warton and Ian Jones, of Napier (LEFT), with third place going to Ellaine Mathews and Trevor Warton, also from the Napier club (RIGHT).

ABOVE. Anne Gillett, who won the Juvenile Girls solo championship.

BELOW. Winners of the Senior Novice dance pairs, Beverley Lett and Frederick Rogers, both of Hastings. Beverley also won the Senior Novice Ladies solo championship.

Valerie Whyte and Peter McCauley, of Napier, gained first place in the Senior dance pairs and the Senior freestyle pairs. In addition, Valerie Whyte won the Senior Ladies freestyle, and Peter McCauley the Senior Men’s freestyle.

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Speed officials of the championships were, from left, standing: F. Rogers, Hastings (referee over the 6-day tournament); R. Young, Hastings; P. Aberheart, Gisborne; B. Lafferty, New Plymouth; Mrs. C. Laurie, Hastings; W. Gray, New Plymouth; E. Timms, Christchurch; E. Richards, Gisborne; and

Front row: J. Eckersley, Palmerston North; G. Davidson, New Plymouth; R. Sinclair, Napier; F. Hayes, Hastings.

The reason for such a large number of officials is that three timekeepers, three judges (place), two lap stewards, two track stewards, and one referee are required for speed events.

ABOVE. Two contestants, G. Birling and F. Rogers, both from Hastings,

LEFT. Place getters in the Kindergarten solo dance were: lst, Dean Hayes, of Hastings; 2nd, Christine Matthews, of Napier; 3rd, Judith Ellingham, of Palmerston North. They are seen receiving congratulations from Mrs. Martin, of Nelson, wife of the President of the Amateur Roller Skating Association.

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The Primary Schools quadrangular cricket tournament was won by Auckland this year after keen contests with Hawke’s Bay, Hutt Valley and Wellington. Windsor Park, Hastings, scene of so many senior games, for several days saw the youngsters playing on two pitches. Runs were scored often at a great rate but the wickets fell just as often.

ABOVE is Paul Lockhore, of Wellington, padding up and ABOVE RIGHT his team mates taking the field against Hawke’s Bay.

BELOW: Tea break.

Murray Baker, H.B. Captain, at bat.

The Hawke’s Bay Primary School Representative Team
From left to right, back row: Mr. S.G. Grant, N. Rapley, J. Hislop, D.Sutton, M. Johnson, S. Reaney, H. Van Ash and Mr. D. F. Lynch
Front row: D. de Gruichy. I. Rapley, M. Tucker, M. Baker (capt.), B. Brook (vice-capt.) J. Farquhar, J. Morrison and R. Grant

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ABOVE. 2 year old Gary Hammond in a new version of the sack look.

BELOW. The most original “dress” of the day. It was very hot!

Mary, Dennis, and Jane Duffy make up a family team.

8 year old Terry Foot ready to take on any Indians that come his way.

Tina Roberts, 7 year old Bo-peep.

A 7 year old cowboy from out west – John Pollock.

9-year-old Rodney Fredrickson, with a good scrubbing up required after the parade.

“You’ll get an arrow between the shoulders if you don’t stop annoying me, and my cowboy friend here will finish you off.”

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A part of the annual Carnival Week held in Wairoa, is a children’s fancy dress parade, which is always well supported by the local children. As an encouragement to dress up, every child who does so receives a free ice-cream. After forming up at one end of the town’s main street the children parade the length of the street to the Carnival grounds, where they receive the ice-cream and prizes after passing before the judges.

LEFT. Judges Mrs. A. Smith and Mrs. P. White, of Wairoa.

Just a few of the over 100 children who took part in the parade are pictured on these pages.

5 year old Barbara Woods

5 year old Lynn Stuart

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ABOVE. HINGSTON – LEWIS. At St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Wairoa. Gwen Lewis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. V. Lewis, of Wairoa, to Keith Hingston, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Hingston, Feilding. Attendants were from left, Janet Holmes, L. Gilbert, Valarie Hagen, (Groom and Bride), R. Maxwell, R. Wosley, and Helen Dalzell. Future home is Feilding.

BELOW. SABA – BLAKE. At St. Paul’s’ Anglican Church, Wairoa. Bella Blake, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. Blake, Opoutama, to Raymond Saba, youngest son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Z. Saba. Attendants were, from left, Mr. A. Georgiff. Mr. V. Fraser, (Groom and Bride), Marliene McAllister, Joyce Blake. Future home of couple is Wairoa.

Photos by Hamilton Studios, Wairoa

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ABOVE. STAIRMAND – LONG. At St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Wairoa. Lorraine Joan Long, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. Long of Waipawa, to Patrick Henry Stairmand, son of Mrs. D. Stairmand and the late Mr. M. Stairmand. Attendants were from left Kevin Murphy, Napier; Kay Baines, Hastings; (Groom and Bride); Vicky Cooper, Waipawa; Peter Stairmand and Gloria Stairmand. Future home is Wairoa.

BELOW. FORD – McINTYRE. At St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Wairoa. Shirley McIntyre, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. McIntyre, Wairoa, to Brian Ford, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ford, of Palmerston North. Attendants were, from left, Roberta McIntyre, Maxine Robertson of Huntly, Brian Gregg and Amanda McIntyre. Future home of couple is Palmerston North.

Photos by Hamilton Studios, Wairoa

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LEFT. It’s hard to say whether Miss Ann Shepherd of Wairoa is in the money or not.

BELOW LEFT. Mrs. Kaipuke of Nuhaka came along prepared for any sort of day, and seems to be enjoying the outing.

BELOW, taken during the first race. The field taking the “stand hurdle”, and on the opposite page is the finish of this race, with Duplication winning from Briefcase.

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The panorama of the parking area and part of the track of the Wairoa racecourse is caught in our full-spread photo. This meeting is a very popular one and draws punters and their families from far and wide. The plantations seen on the right are ideal as picnic spots, and families, though they may have no interest in the race meeting itself, come along and make a picnic day of it. As always at a race meeting the ladies take the opportunity of trying out the latest fashions, and some of the hats worn are to the male eye a wonder to behold. The two lassies, RIGHT, Miss Shirley Reynolds and Miss Jeanette Smith, received many admiring glances.

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Jockey J. J. Dixon, whose mount in this case was “Faint”, receives last minute instructions from Mr. M. Coll.

Miss Green walking “Whaka”in the Birdcage.

ABOVE. Three members of the one family enjoy the day’s outing: Miss Vera Redshaw, Mrs. C. Redshaw, and Miss Janice Redshaw. BELOW. Mrs. Mossman and Mrs Redwood of Gisborne try to predict the winners of the next race.

Mrs. Mary Green of Wairoa, with a very nice smile for the photographer.

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Aerial photography provides many striking scenes and here you see a very well known sight in Hawke’s Bay. The jagged peaks of Cape Kidnappers are a landmark to overseas and coastal shipping and when viewed from the Bay shore on a clear day are a scene of rugged beauty. Cape Kidnappers is perhaps known best for its three gannet sanctuaries sheltering something like 10,000 birds. A closer study of the picture above shows a colony in the extreme left and middle top.

An impressive aerial shot of the S. S. “Oronsay” as she Steamed past Napier recently.

Photos by McConnel Bros.

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At the Hastings Sacred Heart Church. Patricia Zelda Connor, elder daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. Connor of Omapere, to Desmond Lindsay-Hawkins. Attendants were N. Meikle, Anthony Connor, Vicole Vivequine and Colette Vivequine. Future home of couple is Canada.
Batchelor Studios Photo

At the Seventh Day Adventist Church, Hastings. Patricia Anne Tasker, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Tasker, Hastings, to Alan Herbert Coombe, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Coombe, Hatuma. Attendants, from left to right: Julie Tasker, Joan Coombe (Bridegroom and Bride), and Mr. David Dobson.
Stuart Johnson Photo

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At St. Luke’s Church, Havelock North, Sharon Elizabeth Fleming, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. Fleming of Otane, to Derek Harold Bright, second son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Bright of Gisborne. Best Man Brian Proudfoot of Gisborne; Bridesmaid Anne Mackie of Woodville, and Flower Girls Melva Walker and Barbara Jack from the West Coast. Future home of the couple is Gisborne.

At St. Andrew’s, Hastings. Joyce Elizabeth Whitehead, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. P. Whitehead of Lumsden Rd, Hastings, to Malcolm Terence Terry, second son of Mrs. J. Beck, of Sussex Street, Hastings. Best Man P. Mohi, Bridesmaid Margaret Whitehead, Flower Girl Christine Scott, and Page Boy Trevor Overend. Future home of couple is Hastings.

Photos by Candid Camera Studies

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At St. Mary’s Church, Waipukurau. Jocelyn Anne Smith, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Smith, “Koro-miko” Hatuma, to Frederick Forsdick Watson, elder son of Mr. and Mrs. N. A. Watson, of Miramar, Wellington.
Max Moverley Photo

At St. Columbus Church, Taradale, Jill Toomer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Toomer, Nuffield Av., Napier, to Morry Howell, son of Mr. and Mrs. F. Howell, Gloucester St. Taradale. Future home of couple will be Taradale.
Attendants were Mr. B. Leadbetter, Best Man, Mr. J. Merson, Groomsman, Miss A. Lancaster, Chief Bridesmaid, Miss B. Howell, Bridesmaid, and Miss Lorraine Toomer, junior Bridesmaid.
Russell YEULETT Hi-Light Studio

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At St. Columbus Church, Havelock North. Delcie Rae Westerman, third daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Westerman, Simla Avenue, Havelock North, to Neville Kennedy Norwell, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Norwell, Te Mata Road, Havelock North. Attendants were Merle Westerman, Garethe Jones, Malcolm Campbell and David Apperley.

At St. Matthew’s Church, Glen Kay. Margaret Rose Tate, third daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Tate, Pakowhai Road, Hastings, to Graeme Charles Cousens, youngest son of Mr. W. A. and the late Mrs. Cousens, Terrace Road, Hastings. Attendants were Annabel Webster, Connie Tate, Heather McNee, Alan Cousens, Brian Cousens, and Bruce Hastie. Future home of couple, Whakatane.

Photos by Candid Camera Studies

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ABOVE. MURPHY – BARCLAY. At St. Patrick’s Church, Napier. Valerie Joy Barclay, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. Barclay, Clive, to Kevin Emmet Murphy, youngest son of Mrs. B. A. and the late Mr. Murphy, of Munroe Street, Napier. Attendants were: Bridesmaids, S. Hislop, M. Andrews, J. Baker, M. and D. Almond; Best Man, Peter Lyons; Groomsmen, O. McGarvey and G. Barclay.
Russell Orr Photo

BELOW. MITCHELL – MORTON. At St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Hastings. Dorothy Margaret Morton, to Errol Louis Mitchell. Future home of the couple, Hastings. Bridesmaids were Patricia Thompson and Jennifer Robson.
Lovell-Smith Photo

An Introduction to Astrology with The Signs of the Zodiac by “ Red Cloud ”

ARIES – March 21st to April 19th
Social trends, short trips, as well as the activities of children and community, may be hectic. Don’t neglect your planetary planning for you can attain some special hope or wish. Friends and interesting communications should be heartening. March: Cooperate, retire from the frantic gaiety. Even though your personal charm is high and keeps you in popular demand, take time out for solid thinking behind the scenes.

TAURUS – April 20th to May 20th
Emotions harmonize. Consolidate long range personal programmes. Concentrate on career. Will make fine advances. Be tactful for you may run into opposition from elements working more or less secretly. Don’t sign important papers or make commitments. Wait until 24th-28th. Romance, artistic endeavours, pleasure and solid cash benefits. Financial increase. March: Avoid frustrations lst to 5th. A rare opportunity is likely in business, social events and romance.

GEMINI – May 21st to June 21st
Balance your relationships at home and office and keep to a sensible budget; should find rewards come to you from professional or worldly sources. Old friends and situations can be the source of unexpected blessings. Don’t neglect them. Love and money should make your daily life a glowing wonder. Your personal affairs and freedom of action are high. Don’t let changes of a hectic nature upset you.

CANCER – June 22nd to July 22nd
Love from afar, messages from old friends, and own inner stirrings should help you to make solid plans in secret to be acted upon in May. A possible trip or some matter at a distance can bring very interesting results. Avoid abuse of power, use it to your heart’s joy. Duty fulfilled, even under the hard demands from partners or the power that be in your life, can result in business and financial boosts.

LEO – July 23rd to August 23rd
Love and money do not go together during the first week; don’t spend. An old love or dear friend can be a source of inspiration and joy. March is a very active month. Distant matters are pleasing and profitable. Make the most of them your popularity is highlighted along with exceptional opportunities personal and business.

VIRGO – August 24th to September 23rd
You’re a sticker for method and detail, but don’t be a tyrant. Avoid emotional partnership situations, mistakes in judgment. Temporary oppositions to your projects can be harmonized, profitable it you cooperate. Love and money result from meetings. You should know where you stand and where you are going by now! March: Last call to get programmes under way. Romantic frustrations, disappointments, old matters can be happily solved when finances, business, relatives are highlighted.

LIBRA – September 24th to October 23rd
A trip, perhaps in connection with work. Stimulating possibility. Connections with important organizations, communications from afar may lead to splendid connections and personal distinctions from middle to end of month. Avoid antagonizing. Love and money go together. March: Don’t succumb to doldrums as glamorous opportunities abound. Accomplish as much as possible before the 20th.

SCORPIO – October 24th to November 22nd
Take time out to catch up with long pending matters, old friends and situations. Alter mid-month romantic invitations and good news regarding your special endeavours, children and emotional joys abound. Make the most of business and social opportunities, but be circumspect lest the thoughtless word cause upsets. March: Friends, people of social importance, can play a paramount part in your life this month.

SAGITTARIUS – November 23rd to December 21st
Friends, older people, those in authority can provide introductions, backing and recommendations for your pet project or goal. Don’t be impatient or give in to frustration, emotional upsets, quarrels. Inspiration, love, social events and the world are yours for the seeking. March: Partnerships of love and business are high all month. Conclude agreements and important matters before the 21st.

CAPRICORN – December 22nd to January 19th
Creative vision in tackling progressive programmes, problems, will enable you to advance. Watch out for extravagance and tricky social situations. Romantic attachments may be under stress due to your loved one’s private difficulties. Be sympathetic. End of month glamour and prosperity comes your way. March: This month will require careful handling in love, money and business. Old friends or situations may be able to turn obstacles into progress.

AQUARIUS – January 20th to February 18th
Fashion your future this month. Concentrate on particular goals in love, money and the world. Important messages and contacts are likely after the 11th, so keep moving. No extravagance or disagreements with higher-ups or at home; beware of financial slip-ups when old matters may require cash or service. March: Lasting benefits from important people, groups. Follow through. Profits can come. Glamorous situations and opportunities.

PISCES – February 19th to March 20th
Make important plans to improve finances and talents by May. Home entertainment, beautifying, is in order and will prevent restlessness, quarrels, with loved ones, neighbours. Ticklish personal business with partners or contacts can be turned into a wonder, so don’t act prematurely. Love and good fortune from a distance. March: Accent continues on home or base of operations. But financial easement, increase and opportunity should be stabilized on a lasting basis by agreements, contracts, savings and budgets before the 21st.

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