Hawke’s Bay Photo News 1960 – Number 020 July

Hawke’s Bay PHOTO NEWS
20th Issue
JULY 1960
HAWKES BAY’S OWN PHOTO MAGAZINE
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[Cover photo – Miss Valerie Flanders, a 15-year-old student from Hastings, and a keen ballet pupil of the Miss Ballantyne School of Dancing.]

Inside cover page

PHOTO NEWS
Hawke’s Bay’s Own Pictorial News Magazine
JULY 1960
Volume 2
No. 8

Editor H.D. Hanger

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P.O. Box 470, Napier

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Published monthly by The Hawke’s Bay Publishing Co. Ltd. on the 4th Thursday of every month

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OUR COVER PICTURES

Front cover. Miss Valerie Flanders, a 15-year-old student from Hastings, and a keen ballet pupil of the Miss Ballantyne School of Dancing, makes a lovely cover picture for this month’s issue.

The New Zealand Ballet Company’s visit to Hastings is also featured inside.
Photo by Batchelors Studios

Back Cover. Reader Reg Clapperton of Hastings sent us this excellent photograph of Te Mata Peak, a well known Hawke’s Bay landmark which rises majestically from farm lands near Havelock North.

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Another hard-working member of the staff is Mrs D. ROYLANCE, the firm’s cashier.

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tidal WAVE

At 2.15 a.m. on May 24th, the highest of a series of tidal surges came sweeping in through the Ahuriri Channel, Napier, on its way through the narrow confines of the inlet and the Scapa Flow boat harbour, forming a tidal wave of major proportions. It rose about 10 or 15 feet above the normal high-water mark and carried away the old footbridge linking Westshore and Napier. The gas and water mains and telephone cable went with the bridge, causing considerable inconvenience to Westshore residents.

Widespread damage was caused to furniture and buildings at the Napier Sailing Club’s grounds.

But owners and their families were still able to see the humorous side.

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Even though these pictures were taken many hours after the peak tides had occurred, they graphically show the extent of the rise and fall. The interval of time between the taking of the top two pictures and the lower two was only 20 minutes.

Miss Joanna Higgins of Napier, stands on the front foundations of her parents’ boat shed which was moved back 25 feet, where it became wedged between other buildings.

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Two salvage workers, Leo Lynam and Keith Vann of Napier.

The custodian of the Napier Sailing Club’s grounds, Mr W. Pendelbury, and his family were in very real danger when shortly after midnight they woke and found water rushing into their caravan. Within minutes it was waist deep. They saved themselves by scrambling onto the beds then dashed for safety when the water receded. The high water mrak [mark] can be seen just below the windows.

From this slip, the Napier Sailing Club’s rescue launch “Watchman” floated adrift and was swept out to sea by the back-wash. It was eventually located many miles away.

Further evidence of the height of the wave is clearly shown on this boat-shed door.

It’s not often that buildings collide with each other.

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Salvage workers take a breather after clearing up the mess – but they keep a watchful eye open for further trouble.

A right-of-way becomes a water-way.

A new stream came into existence for a short space of time. Luckily these boats grounded before being washed out to sea again. Incidentally quite a few fish were caught in this area.

Two days later a police message warned that another tidal wave of unpredictable size was heading for the New Zealand coast and requested people to move away from low lying areas. Despite the fact that just days before a number of people had only just escaped with their lives, hundreds of people chose to treat the warning lightly and flocked to the sea front to get a first hand view. Just as well for them nothing happened.

PHOTOS BY BATCHELORS STUDIOS

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ODDSHOTS

Demolition. The front section of the Standard Insurance Company’s building at Hastings Street, Napier, which was in the process of being demolished, proved it had been built to withstand anything. The demolition gang found they had quite a job on their hands trying to bring it down.

Contractor G. A. Williams (left rear), Neville O’Meke and Bert Brinkman try their hand at safebreaking.

Trackers. Reader N. H. Hay of Grove Road, Hastings, sent us this picture of Bruce Hay of Hastings (left) with. his dog “Tutu” and Bob Miller, New Plymouth, and his dog. Bruce and Bob were two of the trackers with the N.Z. 2nd Battalion in Malaya.

Sculptor. Mr. A. Ludvigsen of Hastings poses beside his plaster of paris statue of a little girl. Sculpturing is just a hobby of Mr. Ludvigsen’s, but there’s nothing amateurish about the standard of workmanship in this statue.

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NAPIER POLICE Youth Club

A group photo of members and organisers of the Napier Police Youth Club taken on a visit by our photographer on one of the club’s weekly Friday night “gym” evenings at the Pirates Gymnasium in McLean Park, Napier. Now in its second year, the club had its beginnings in an ideal mooted by Constable Frank Thompson, Officer-in-Charge of the Marewa Police Station, and with the continued support of the public and the unbounding enthusiasm of all concerned, the club’s ambition of owning its own gymnasium is well on the way to realisation. £5000 is needed to complete the project, but the organisers are confident they will reach this target.

The boys are always waiting for the doors to open and put all they have – including noise – into the many activities of the club. Discipline poses no problem as the threat of being sent home for the night keeps their noisy exuberance under a certain amount of control.

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The boys turn on quite a demonstration themselves.

On the night of our visit Phil Wallace (right) Australia’s No. 1 contender for the N.Z. Welterweight title, came along to give a demonstration, and is here seen sparing with Hawke’s Bay’s welter, Dudley Marshall.

Constable “Buster” Cooper roughs it with instructor Basil Diack on the wrestling mat.

Press-ups

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NAPIER Weddings

STICKLAND – KERSEY

At St. Augustine’s Church, Napier, Lois Ruth Kersey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.T. Kersey, 129 Waghorne Street, Napier, to Richard Maurice Stickland, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. Stickland, Mercer, Auckland.

The couple are to make their home in Napier.
Photo by Batchelors Studios

DICKASON – SUTHERLAND

At St. Paul’s Church, Napier, Maureen Jean Sutherland, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Sutherland, 52 Nuffield Avenue, Napier, to Bryan Joseph Dickason, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Dickason, 23 Gloucester Street, Greenmeadows. Bridal party, from left: Dick Sutherland, Leonora Lancaster, Groom and Bride, Jillian Healy and Gordon Gellen.
A. B. Hurst Photo

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NEW CUTTING ON NAPIER – WAIROA ROAD

With only just enough room to work in, a bulldozer carves out a new track between the existing road and the railway line on the major road works taking place at Kiara, approximately one mile north of Raupunga on the Napier-Wairoa road.

It’s a long way down . . .

Protective drums mark the spot, where, over the years the action of water draining across the road, and the Mohaka River far below has been undermining the road to such an extent that it has became dangerous to motorists.

Our superimposed pictures show the erosion that has taken place and the sheer drop down to the river.

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HERETAUNGA SWIMMING CLUB CHAMPIONS

Mr Harry Poppelwell, vice-president of the club, presented the cups and trophies at the annual prize giving evening in the Buffalo Hall, Hastings. Here the club’s Senior men’s champion, Peter Turner, receives his certificate.

Intermediate giris’ Champion, Janice Turner.

Trevor Pedlar, Intermediate boys’ champion.

13 year old Janice Durand, who broke the junior, intermediate, and senior breaststroke records.

J.Osborne and Co., represented by B.Williams, R. Britton and Jim Osborne, were the winers [winners] of the inter-firm relay.

Under 12 years champion, Corrine Hall.

The club trophy, the Heretaunga Cup, went to Mrs. Tom Hall.

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Iona College Debs

Twelve debutantes and their mothers were piped on to the dance floor at the Iona College Old Girls’ Association’s Ball held in the Assembly Hall, Hastings, last month.

Mothers presented their daughters to the headmistress of Iona, Miss C. McNeil, and the president of the association, Mrs. P. Wake (left). Making her curtsy in this picture is Miss Mary Wallis, daughter of Mrs. C. B. Wallis of Gisborne.

Miss Mary Coats being presented by her mother, Mrs. I.A. Coats of Waipukurau.

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Miss Patricia Dallimore, presented by her mother, Mrs. J. A. Dallimore of Havelock North.

Miss Linaire August, presented by her mother, Mrs. E. W. B. Butt of Gisborne.

Miss Rosemary Scott, presented by her mother, Mrs. Innes Scott of Gisborne.

Miss Christine Coup, presented by her mother, Mrs. A. A. Coup of Bulls.

Miss Lurline de Latour, presented by her mother, Mrs. G. A. de Latour of Te Puia

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Miss Judith Low, daughter of Mrs. A. L. Low, Havelock North.

Miss Mary Collins, daughter of Mrs. J. F. Collins, Porangahau.

Miss Mary Montgomerie, daughter of Mrs. A. Montgomerie.

Miss Sheila Wilson, presented by her mother, Mrs. G. E. Wilson of Waipukurau.

Miss Dawn Bramwell, presented by her mother, Mrs. W. S. Bramwell of Havelock North.

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GIANT Rope

A “reel” of rope, weighing about a ton and a half, dwarfs workmen on the Napier wharves as it is run out with the help of a tractor.

Scissors wouldn’t be much good here. Each coil has 200 yards of 20 inch rope and it is here being cut into lengths to be used as mooring ropes for overseas ships berthing at the Napier Port.

NEW SPECTATORS BANK AT SHOWGROUNDS

The show ring at the Hastings’ Tomoana Showgrounds, is being enlarged and a higher bank is being built around it to give standing spectators a better view. On this particular occasion it proved to be just as good for vehicular spectators.

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CUB RALLY AT HASTINGS

Enthusiastic cubs take part in the “Dance of Shere Khan”. This was performed by the whole pack during the Hastings District Cub Rally held at the Tomoana Showgrounds, Hastings.

First item on the day’s programme. The cubs and cub mistresses salute the flag.

Points were given to each pack as the day’s event progressed. Here the Heretaunga pack, who gained the most points, inspect their “finds” in the Scavenger hunt.

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Fruit Packers IN ACTION!

A consistent packer, Mrs. Du Frere, was last year’s winner of the Conway Cup in the Hawke’s Bay Fruit Packing competitions. This year they were held in the Apple and Pear Board’s packing sheds at Hastings, and were run by the social committee of the Hawke’s Bay Fruitgrower‘s Association.

Ray Baker was the winner of the Men’s Open. He also won the Conway Cup for the best packer, irrespective of speed.

Stewards and timekeepers. From left: Len Coker, Eric Ransom, Ken Whittington, Graham Wake and Allister Moffat.

Glamour at the packing bench.

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Every vantage point was taken by the large crowds who came to see the speed packers in action.

Tom Conway, who runs the Fruitgrowers’ session on the local radio station, was chief judge.

Non-competitor, Ian Davis, attaches a lid to a packed box before judging.

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Hastings Wedding

SIME – BRISKIE

At Hastings, Kay Briskie, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Briskie, Tollimarche Road, Hastings, to John Sime, third son of Mrs. C. Home of Timaru. From left: Raewyne Briskie, Ralph Morse, Hine Duncan, Groom and Bride, Jack Stannoway and Shiriey Motley.
Stuart Johnson Photo

Wairoa Wedding

REDDINGTON – TOMICH

At St. Peter’s Church, Wairoa, Olga Tomich, to William Lyall Reddington. Bridal party from left: Brian Woodhouse, Bryan Northcott, Groom and Bride, Elsie Raos and Milica Radonich.
Photo by Batchelors Studios.

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PIPE BAND Social

“Paris models” (left to right):  Miranda (Mike Topham);  Karen (Ken Sparks Jnr);  Bobette (Bruce McLaren);  Michelle (Mike Wemyss); and Roderika (Roger Brown);  were the star attractions at the City of Hastings Scots Highland Pipe band “Hard Up“ social held recently at Hastings.

Teenager of today, Roderika (Roger Brown) models – among other things – the latest hairstyle, aptly named “Hidden Waves”.

At the end of their performance a grateful M.C. presented each model with a bouquet of home grown weeds as a token of appreciation on behalf of all who were present.

What the designers of pipe band uniforms suggest lady pipers should wear next year. Modelling this exquisite(?) creation is Miranda (Mike Topham).

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Radio SEARCH FOR STARS

The popular group from the Waipukurau Pukeora Home – Bub Pomana, Isobel Cumming, Peter Cooper, Henry Cooper and Jimmie Clark – on stage at the Hastings Assembly Hall, during the Hawke’s Bay section of the current “Radio Search for Stars” programme.

Solo artist Margaret Murray, who travelled all the way from Gisborne for the contest.

The Hastings group “Teddy and his Bears” were the most popular performers of the evening. In a later radio programme, listeners throughout the Dominion voted them “the best“.

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Another artist from Gisborne was Kevin Milne

Could it be that virtuoso Selwyn Toogood – compere of the show – is turning to rock ‘n roll?  Here he joins in a song with a Napier group.

It’s certainly a popular show. The packed house at Hastings proved that.

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it’s in the BAG

Held in conjunction with the “Radio Search for Stars” programme, was Selwyn Toogood’s “It’s in the Bag”. As always the master showman kept the crowd on its toes. Below, Selwyn clowns with a small boy who had been asked up on to the stage. The young fellow didn‘t mind a bit – and it‘s a good guess his mother was a very happy woman.

Jennifer Waghorne, from the Pukeora Home for Disabled stuck to her decision: “I’ll take the bag, please” – and won a White-way washing machine. Later on, while Miss Waghorne was talking to Selwyn back-stage, she generously donated her prize to the Home.

Miss Julie Gibson managed to talk Selwyn into offering her £35 – and won on the deal.

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NEW MANSE AT WESTSHORE

More than a hundred people gathered at Westshore for the opening and dedication service of the new manse of the Ahuriri-Putorino parish recently.

After the address, the Moderator of the Hawke’s Bay Presbytery, the Rev. W. C. Downard, unlocked the door and officially opened the building.

The modern and well equipped manse.

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N.Z. Ballet Co. IN HASTINGS

Prismatic Variations – Stopped by the camera and reproduced an this page are shots from what was perhaps the most spectacular section of the N.Z. Ballet Company’s performance in Hastings. In the absence of a Community Arts Service in Hastings, the visit was sponsored by Mrs. J. Hall. It was gratifying such excellent support was given to the Ballet Company’s second visit to the city. The “House Full” signs were out on the night of the presentation, and everybody went home well satisfied and already looking forward to the next visit.

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Valerie Whyman and Graeme Pickering in a scene from “Four in a Glasshouse”.

Hastings dancer, Stuart Hall, and a member of the company, is seen here helping to move scene props between curtains.

The full cast in a scene from “Petrouchka”. The producer, Paul Gnatt (centre) played the part of Petrouchka.

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WINTER Fashions IN HASTINGS

Fashion conscious women were provided with something different at the Farmers’ Tearooms, when Annabelle and Rubberware H.B. Ltd combined to show the latest in winter fashions.

A wide variety of winter wear featured glamorous cocktail wear, elegant coats, sophistocated suits, and smart and adaptable ladies’ and children’s wear. Plastic overshoes, fashion stroller umbrellas and gum boots, were included in the range at WINTER FASHION WEAR

Models (from left): Peggy, wearing a lovely raincoat of iced coffee with suede finish; Dawn, wearing a grey poodle cloth trimmed with a washable nylon fur collar; Diane, wearing a raincoat in soft pink candy stripe; and Margo wearing a raincoat of wild rice with tartan trim.

The outdoor woman is featured here with trim golf jacket and wrap-over plastic skirt.

Diagonal striped pockets give this raincoat that different look.

An attractive raincoat by “PLASTALON” which features swing back and stiffened collar.

Margo models a sophisticated three quarter suit in black and white.

Peggy again, in a cornflour blue suit in a softer line.

Margeaux Hayes of Melbourne cocktail frock of irridescent midnight blue, modelled by Margo.

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GOLDEN WEDDINGS

Mr. and Mrs. H. Kemp of 210 Gascoigne Street, Hastings, who were married at the Havelock North Presbyterian Church 50 years ago, recently celebrated their Golden Wedding with friends and relations.

In the family group above are, from left, Mr. George Kemp, Mrs. M. Fletcher, Mr. and Mrs. Kemp, Mr. T. Kemp, Mrs. P. Growden and Mr. L. Kemp.
Batchelors Studios Photo

Celebrated at the home of their daughter, Mrs. F. French, was the Golden Wedding of Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Jones of Tikokino.

Cutting their double-tiered cake are Mr. and Mrs. V. Pedersen of Ashley Clinton, who celebrated their Golden Wedding in the Ashley Clinton Hall.

Photos by Max Moverley

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HAPPY FACES AT THE ESKDALE SCHOOL BALL

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21st Birthday. Margarite Williams, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. Williams of Hastings.

Debutante. Alison Cameron, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm Cameron of Hastings.

21st Birthday. Cutting her birthday cake is Miss Glenys Hawkins, second daughter of Mrs. Hawkins of Hastings.

Engagement. The engagement was recently announced of Adrienne Wright, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Wright, Hastings, to William Coombe, son of Mr. and Mrs. E.V. Coombe of Hastings.

21st Birthday. Campbell McConachie, second son of Mr. and Mrs. G. A. McConachie of Hastings.

Photo’s by CANDID CAMERA STUDIES
Karamu Rd
HASTINGS

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A VISIT TO White’s Gymnasiums

A group of senior boys performing exercises for developing back, legs, and chest muscles at one of White’s gyms. These gymnasiums at Napier and Taradale are claimed to be two of the best equipped in New Zealand. There is a floor space of more than 2,400 square feet . . . and it all began 12 years ago in an 8 by 15 Taradale garage. Over the years the gyms have given hundreds of boys and young men the opportunity to improve their health, strength and physical well-being.

At the Taradale gym, David Neathie and John Nielson practise on one of the climbing ropes.

No trouble to this youngster.

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John Harrison, Graham Hancox and Keith Bishop, develop their shoulder muscles by training on the alternate dumbell press.

Instructor R. White demonstrates the use of the leg press machine.

With single weights from the weight lifting bars, young Taradale boys carry out exercises to build up the chest.

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Instructor Mr. R. White (right) is kept busy with the large muster of boys passing through his gymnasium at Taradale and here poses with a class of youngsters.

The aim of the training is to improve the individual physically and to teach the boys a happy and healthy life. As this pictures show, the boys seem to have a lot of fun.

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HARRIERS AT HASTINGS

A Hastings harrier faces the hazard of cold water as he crosses the Hastings Windsor Park stream during the Mercurians Harrier club’s annual steeplechase. It’s even possible that those responsible for the laying out of the course thought it was for a horse race.

R. Wilton of Napier (minus his horse) clears the bush jump and managed to cross the finishing line first.

Leading the field at this stage is J. Milne, closely followed by R. Rawnsley of the Waipukurau Rovers. Left rear is P. Crisp, and right R. Wilton who won the event.

Has he lost his mate, or is he digging for pippies?

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The competitor at the rear must be a very short fellow indeed.

One harrier looks as if he’s having trouble with a shark, and the others are leaving him to it. Well, wouldn’t you?

Cruiser-class cross-country runner puts up a battleship bow-wave.

“Coming in on a wing and a prayer”.

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21st Birthdays

Twins celebrating their 21st birthday are David and Barry Reid, sons of Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Reid, Lumsden Road, Hastings.
Batchelors Studio Photo

Cutting his cake at the home of Mr. and Mrs. G. Wilson, of Fairfield, Onga Onga, is Henry Hooper, a resident at “Pukeora” Home for Disabled, Waipukurau.
Max Moverley Photo

Engaged

Glenda Robb, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. Robb of Napier Road, Havelock North, recently celebrated her 21st birthday and announced her engagement to David Smith.

Edith Christophersen, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. Christophersen, recently announced her engagement to Larry Griffiths, only son of Mrs. O. Griffiths. Both are from Hastings.

Photos by Batchelors Studios

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VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL CLASS AT NAPIER

The third undenominational Bible school’s choir was formed by school children who attended the vacation Bible school sponsored by the Seventh Day Adventist Church during the second week of the school holidays. This was a community effort to help entertain children, and to help children whose parents work during the day.

From 9 a.m. to midday on each of the five days, children of all denominations gathered in the Maraenui School Hall and took part in singing, outdoor games, Bible instruction and other activities, such as handcrafts. Here Jan, Trevor and Kevin Hills, of Maraenui, display their work.

Jan Reid of Napier, made worked handkerchief and a heart shaped pin holder.

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Hastings WEDDING

BIXLEY – EDLIN

At St. Martin’s Church, Hastings, Phyllis Lillian Edlin, second daughter of Mrs. M. H. Edlin of Hastings, to Ian Roger Bixley, second son of Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Bixley, Twyford. The bridesmaid was Annette Salt, the flower-girl Mavis Edlin, and the bestman was Colin Bixley.
Lovell-Smith Photo

CLIVE Wedding

TAYLOR – GORDINE

At St. Mark’s Church, Clive, June Ann Gordine, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O. Gordine, Clive, to Robin Lindsay Taylor, son of Mr. and Mrs. D. Taylor, Hastings.
Batchelors Studios Photo

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Social Shots

With a large party of friend and relatives, Miss Lorna Glenny, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Glenny of Te Awanga, Hastings, recently celebrated her 21st birthday at the Casa Blanca, Hastings. From left: Duncan McNeil, Jim Willis, Lorna Glenny, Jenny Chaplin and Gerald Anderson.

Engagement. Recently announced was the engagement of Rhonda, younger daughter of Mrs. and the late Mr. M. O’Rourke, Tirau, to Desmond, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. C.D. McClure of Napier.

Photos by Batchelors Studios

Miss Beverley Nicolson, daughter of Mrs. N. Nicolson of 17 Barker Road, Marewa, Napier, pictured with her brother Stan, on the occasion of her 21st birthday.

Miss Deirdre French, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. C. French of Hastings, recently celebrated her 21st birthday.

Photos by Batchelors Studios

Celebrated in the Majestic Hall, Napier, was the 21st birthday of Terry Mahoney, son of Mr. and Mrs. F. Mahony, Thackeray Street, Napier.
Photo by Bruce MacConnell

Miss Nina Sheild, youngest daughter of Mrs. I. J. Sheild, St. Aubyn Street, Hastings, cuts her 21st birthday cake.
Photo by Batchelors Studios

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Cathederal [Cathedral] Ball

Dancing with their partners (in foreground) are three of the seven debutantes who were presented to the Bishop of Waiapu, the Rt. Rev. N. A. Lesser, at the St John’s Cathedral Ball, held in the Napier War Memorial hall recently.

A lovely smile from Miss Jane Louise Dyer of Patangata.

Miss Elizabeth Anne Shuker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. R. Shuker of Waipukurau, poses for Photo News with her mother after the presentation.

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Miss Jennifer Williams, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. Williams of Waipukurau, walks up to the official dais with her father who presented her.

Miss Phillipa Jane Pettit, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Pettit of Tikokino, was presented by her father.

Miss Marian Lange, daughter of Mr and Mrs. F. C. Lange, Onekawa, Napier, dances with her escort.

Mr. R. Davis of Napier escorts his daughter, Miss Patricia Davis, up to the dais.

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MASONIC BALL DEBUTANTE

After the presentation the debutantes gathered on stage with the Rt. Rev. N. A. Lesser and Mrs. Lesser for a photograph.

A lovely girl and lovely gown. Miss Faye Ross, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Les Ross of Hastings. Miss Ross was a debutante at the Hastings Masonic Ball.
Batchelors Studios Photo

Readers PICTURES

A Wairoa girl, Miss Janice Redshaw, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. Redshaw of Wairoa, who recently celebrated her coming of age.

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FLAMES DESTROY NAPIER HOTEL

A Napier landmark, the Clarendon Hotel, was built at the lower end of Shakespeare Read nearly 100 years ago. The old building provided a spectacular blaze, and a narrow escape for the guests and staff, when a fire started in the top storey at 3.30 am. on May 21st. The fierce blaze quickly reduced the top storey to a mere shell and thousands of gallons of water ruined the rooms on the lower level, leaving the hotel practically a write off.

A single bed in one of the lesser effected rooms.

The Fruit Mart, which forms part of the building (lower left in picture above) was directly below the seat of the fire and was almost burnt out. The terrific volume of water pouring down from above finished off the damage.

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The office on the ground floor presented the licensee, Mrs M. Bishop, with the almost hopeless task of making it fit for use again.

Room with a view.

Not “soaks” in the bar – just a soaked bar being tidied up by the firemen. The three bars, by happy chance and fire-fighting abilities of the Napier brigade, were saved from major damage and were opened for “business as usual” before mid-day.

Third Officer Frank Thompson (left);  Bill Dysart of the Volunteer Fire Police and Sub-Officer White, in the hall of the gutted hotel.

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One of the hardest hit areas of the hotel was the staff quarters on the top storey which was completely burnt out.

Firemen were still working in the morning, and a large crowd gathered to view the damage and watch proceedings before going to work.

One of the few wooden buildings left in the business section of Napier. The fire caused little damage to the more solidly construction buildings on either side.

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FROM Wairoa

The new memorial gates, which were recently dedicated at Wairoa, mark the entrance to a park in which trees have been planted in memory of the fallen. Future plans are for a driveway and fountain.

Cleaning up and resowing grass on the river bank reserve at Wairoa was a big job after a recent very high flood had covered the existing lawn with river silt. At the time of the flood, the ornamental ship seen in the picture had every appearance of a ship steaming up river.

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RIVER WITHOUT AN OUTLET

The flow of the Wairoa river became so weak that the mouth silted up during high tides to such an extent that it became blocked altogether – lines show where the outlet used to be.

Bulldozers got to work at low tide and carved out a new opening just before the floods and averted a major catastrophe.

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JUMPING SCHOOL AT WHAKAMAHIA BEACH, WAIROA

It was a pleasant day out for parents at Whakamahia Beach, Wairoa, when during the school holidays the “Bolgar” jumping school brought out Wairoa’s pony club enthusiasts for a course of instruction in show jumping.

Jillian Burridge takes a difficult jump under the critical eye of the instructor.

Mr. Bolgar lectures the class on the finer points of control.

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AT THE Casablanca

At the Hastings Dine and Dance restaurant, this party was celebrating the boys’ return from a weekend camp. From left are Rodger Redmayne, Janet Daniel, Tom Finnimore, Jill Frizzell, Murray Hastie, Rosemary Gooch and David Kibblewhite.

Also enjoying the evening were Jim Brown and Nancy Berkahn.

A pre-wedding outing for Jo Kale and Denis Kelly (left). With them is Lynn Hawley and Mike Wilson.

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THE EDITOR, P.O. BOX 470, NAPIER

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Hastings Wedding

BOAG – STENBERG

At the St. Leonard’s Methodist Church, Margaret Isobel Stenberg, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. Stenberg, Hastings, to William John Boag, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Boag, Whangarei.

NAPIER Wedding

MCNEILL – SHEERAN

At St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, Napier Margaret Sherran, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. H. Sheeran, 49 Havelock Road, Napier, to Graham McNeill, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. McNeill, 101 Shakespeare Road, Napier. Bridal party from left:  Mr. John McNeill, Groom and Bride, and Mrs. Joyce Williams.
Photo by Batchelors Studios

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ODDSHOTS

Three chimneys are practically all that was left of 106 and 108 Eastbourne Street West, Hastings, at the time this picture was taken. These two houses were right in the centre of the business area and have been demolished to make way for the new premises of the Reliance Tyre and Rubber Co. Ltd.

Prefects of the Hastings High School pose for a group photo at the prefects dance held early in May. Girls, from left, are Helen Anderson (head prefect), Patricia Thompson, Judith Wallace, June Forster, Ansley Smith, Alison Park, Donna Davidson, Janice Turner and Elizabeth Gollip.  Boys, from left, David Baird, Alan Monk, Colin Monk, Brian Barley, Phillip Painter, Bruce Robertson, Gray Shattkey, Alan Clark, Barry Donovan, Keith Greville and Henry Randal (head prefect).

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Travelling Abroad

ABOARD THE “ORSOVA”

Two Hastings nurses, Miss Doreen Bright, daughter of Mrs. M. Bright of Havelock North, and Miss Marilyn Miller in a festive mood on board the S.S. “Orsova” during a fancy dress parade. Doreen and Marilyn are on an extended tour to Canada.

FAREWELL PARTY AT THE CASABLANCA

The Casablanca was the scene of a farewell party to Adele Taylor who is going on a working holiday to Australia. In the party (back row from left): Richard McNee, Rosa Jay, Nigel Shaw, Adele Taylor, Morris Brain, Juliet Conway, Peter Wood, Marion Hood, Ron Ward, Jenny Flanders, Maureen Caves, and David Keys. Front row: Peter McCullum, Barry Sanford, Christine Fuller, Robin Gay, Colin Young and Prue Brain.

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21st Birthdays

Andrew Mathers, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Mathers of Raukawa, receives the key of the door from his father on the 21st birthday.

A lovely smile from Lila Thomsen, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. R. Thomsen, Norsewood, as she poses for a photograph at her 21st birthday party.
Photo by Barretts Studios

On the occasion of the 21st birthday celebration, Bob Fleming (right) son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Fleming of Greys [Grays] Road, Hastings, has a photo taken with his parents and Miss Diane Gibson.
Reader’s Picture

At his brothers home in Hastings, Bob Nisbet, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Nisbet, Putaruru, cuts his 21st birthday cake.
Photo by Batchelors Studios

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the OLD and the NEW

Taken 30 to 35 years ago, this picture shows the original position of the South African War Memorial, at the top end of Emerson Street, Napier, opposite the Y.M.C.A. (now the site of the T. & G. Building). On the extreme right is the original three-storey Masonic Hotel.

Taken from very nearly the same spot – but just a few weeks ago – it shows the present position of the Memorial which came down during the earthquake. It was not re-erected for some time as the head went missing for nearly 20 years. The trees planted in the late 1800’s (note the bend in the first tree hasn’t grown out), the stone wall, and the seats are just the same now as they were when the first picture was taken.

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Back cover

NEXT ISSUE
JULY 28th

[Back cover photo – Reader Reg Clapperton of Hastings sent us this excellent photograph of Te Mata Peak, a well known Hawke’s Bay landmark which rises majestically from farm lands near Havelock North.]

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Published November 1958 – June 1967

Date published

July 1960

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Magazine

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The Hawke's Bay Publishing Company Ltd

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967/968/35390

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