Hawke’s Bay Photo News 1963 – Number 056 July

Hawke’s Bay PHOTO NEWS
56th Issue
JULY 1963

[Cover photo – Goslings and Fairies line the stairway, waiting for their entry on stage for the Wairoa Little Theatre‘s production of the Pantomime “Mother Goose”. From the bottom they are: Anne Bluck, Shirley Horton, Karen Gregory, Yvonne Johnson, Lynn Stuart and Bry Forbes.]

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Vol. 5, No. 8   July 1963


Philip Moore

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Front Cover. Goslings and Fairies line the stairway, waiting for their entry on stage for the Wairoa Little Theatre‘s production of the Pantomime “Mother Goose”. From the bottom they are: Anne Bluck, Shirley Horton, Karen Gregory, Yvonne Johnson, Lynn Stuart and Bry Forbes.

Back Cover. An unusual view of Milford Sound, taken almost above the Hotel landing strip from a steeply banking aircraft. Mitre Peak is shown at top right, and the streaking on the water is caused by high winds funneling down the Sound from the direction of the sea.

A railway worker risks his life in an effort to clear debris which was building up pressure against the piers of the railway bridge over the Tutaekuri River.

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The start of the deluge in Napier on Monday afternoon.

Geddis Avenue, where flood waters were aggravated by passing traffic causing some homes to be swamped.

Normally only ten feet wide, the creek in Georges Drives assumes river proportions.

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Once again, the people of Napier, Taradale, Bay View, Eskdale and Tangoio, have been subject to disastrous flooding with severe losses by both town and country people. Possibly flood is one of the calculated risks we have got to face, like earthquake, and no amount of men or machines can entirely prevent such disasters occurring, they can only be minimised.

As nobody knows just what form the next deluge will take or where it will fall, engineers etc. and all the people concerned with flood control have a most difficult task. This does not mean that we should be resigned to our fate, every effort should be made to prevent and minimise flooding of any kind, and it should be borne in mind that in any flood control plans, human life is by far the most important subject matter to be safe-guarded. As a point of interest, we re-publish the drawing and context of the Heretaunga Plains River scheme.

Right up to recent years the Heretaunga Plains of Hawke’s Bay have been subject to flooding, – not just surface water from local rains, but major flooding from three of the six main rivers that enter the Bay – the Tutaekuri, Ngaruroro and Tukituki Rivers. Although two of the worst floods occurred in 1867 and 1897, before back-country hills were entirely denuded of bush, the clearing of land for grazing has certainly not helped the plains area with its flood problems. However, since the Rivers Board, and later Catchment Board, have been formed, the control of these three rivers has been less a matter of chance.

Now, the Catchment Board is completing the scheme which should protect the Heretaunga Plains from any further floods.

In the diagram below, the Catchment Board has outlined the changes to be made.

1. Redesign Tutaekuri banks to take 100,000 cusec. flood.

2. Divert Tutaekuri to form common mouth with Ngaruroro.

3. Redesign overflow banks to take full flood flow of Ngaruroro of 160,000 cusec.

4. Divert Ngaruroro completely into its overflow channel.

5. By double banks, discharge flood waters of Tutaekuri Waimate into system by gravity.

6. Build new road and rail bridges which will be at least 400 ft. longer than existing bridges.

7. Construct new bridge at Pakowhai over Ngaruroro, 1,300 feet.

8. Retain existing channel of Ngaruroro for free discharge of Karamu and Raupare Streams draining 200 square miles.

9. Install pump station to drain 2,600 acres of Pakowhai-Waiohiki area.

10. Install pump station to drain 2,300 acres of Brookfield-Awatoto area.

11. Karamu Stream floodgates to be removed.

12. Remove bank between Tutaekuri and overflow to use existing Tutaekuri bridges as outlet for excess floodwaters.

The reasons for making these sweeping and costly changes in our river system are also made clear by the Board. At present neither the Tutaekuri nor the Ngaruroro is capable of maintaining an open mouth to the sea, on its own. The re-alignment of the two rivers so that they combine about three-quarters of a mile inland will give a much stronger flow aimed more directly at the beach. The Tutaekuri, from Brookfields to the sea, loses flood capacity through silting up; the Pakowhai area becomes flooded when floodgates are closed on the Tutaekuri-Waimate; the Ngaruroro also tends to silt up from Pakowhai to the sea; the area served by the Karamu Stream and its tributaries – an area of 200 square miles including Hastings and Havelock North – becomes flooded when floodgates are closed at the junction with the Ngaruroro. This latter area will benefit greatly from the proposed scheme. Not only will the Karamu Stream have free outflow into the existing Ngaruroro riverbed, but, £160,000 will also be spent on improving the Karamu and its tributaries.

The whole scheme, spread over four years, will cost in the vicinity of £620,000, of which local ratepayers will have to find approximately £200,000.

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Residents of Birdwood Crescent, Taradale, required boats to get to and from their homes. This is the second time in two years that this area has been affected by serious flooding.

Hawke’s Bay Airport

A Taradale builder rows away from foundations of a house he is building in Kent Terrace, after making an inspection of the property during the recent flooding.

Floodwaters are seen swirling high around these houses in Warwick Crescent, Taradale.

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Emma (baby on step), Topsy, John and Heneriata Wano, with their Auntie outside their home in Harpham Street, Taradale.

A flooded house in Harpham Street, Taradale.

Members of Frames Electrical staff, Taradale, mop out their water sodden shop in Taradale’s main street, where water entered most shops, The linoleum had to be destroyed as it was so sodden.

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Small boys the world over love water, except when they have to use it to wash with.

Flood fashion.

An officer of the Army team rescues a stranded pussy cat.

Mr. Barry Morris, Harpham Street, walks down his flooded path after returning to his evacuated house to survey the damage.

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Onekawa South desolation at its worst.

A small incident of the many on that wet weekend. Mother and daughter shelter from the driving rain while a wheel is changed. The travellers were on their way to Gisborne. Needless to say, they didn’t get there.

Water rushes across the main highway, just north of Bay View.

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A mass of driftwood and littered with the carcases of dead sheep, this was the scene at the smashed Bailey Bridge, which lies in the bed of the flooded stream not far from Tangoio. The road approaches to the bridge were carried away on the Northern end of the bridge. The old wooden bridge at left is at present being used to carry traffic on the highway,

The mud and silt was too much for this M.O.W. truck.

Dropouts occurred on many parts of the Wairoa-Napier line. Here a gang repairs one such, just north of Bay View.

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Recognise this familiar spot? It’s none other than the junction of the Taupo-Gisborne highway just past Bay View, where huge slips shut the road for 24 hours following the torrential downpours in the area. Smaller cars were towed through the oozing mud.

During the torrential rain which fell in the Tangoio area, hillsides were literally turned into hundreds of waterfalls as shown in this section near Bay View.

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We feel the sign is rather frivolous – the surface is obvious. A car trapped in a slip in the Tangoio Valley.

A slip hard against the back of the Post Office house at Tangoio.

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A start on clearing one of many slips in the Valley by the Ministry of Works.

The Minister of Works, Mr. Goosman, talks to Tangoio farmer Mr. Barry Simmonds, when he made a visit to the flood stricken area.

The floor of the Tangoio Valley, flattened after the weight of water passing over it.

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The ravages of the flooding are evident in this picture on Mr. J. T. Porter’s property fronting the main road at Bay View, as workers engage in the gigantic task of salvaging pelts from sheep drowned in the deluge.

Drying out after floodwaters went three feet through their house at Tangoio are Mr. and Mr. B. Pokai and their daughter Olive.

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The N.Z. Insurance Co. recently held a Boys v’s Girls basketball match on the Marine Parade. The teams are, from left, front: Dorothy Boyd, Gerald van Zanten, Anne Poynter, Kay Ainsworth (who is holding the “Newzico Rosebowl”), Jocelyn Spriggs, Pauline McLean, Nancy Roy.  Back: Murray Smith, Ken Anderson, Ian Finlayson, Jim Hurford, Clare Dillon, Neville Hocking, Alan Steffensen and Graham Harris. The match was won by the Girls 6-3. It was the first of an annual series of matches to be held for the “Newzico Rosebowl”.
Photo by Batchelors Studios

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The engagement was announced between Edward Lawrence Hosking, and Ellaine Anne Griffiths, daughter of Mr. and. Mrs. H. W. Griffiths, Whakatu.
Photo by Batchelors Studios

Shown at their Engagement Party are Barry, son of Mr. and Mrs. B. Webber, Napier, and Lenore, daughter of Mrs. I. Ryder, Napier.
Photo by Batchelors Studios

The engagement was announced recently between Gary Hall, son of Mrs. L. I. Nelson, Waipawa, and Joan Gush, daughter of Mrs. B. M. Turner, Napier.
Photo by Batchelors Studios

The engagement was announced recently between Lorrane Jannet, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arnott, Napier, and Peter Frank, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Williams, Napier.
Photo by Batchelors Studios

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JOHNSON – PARFITT. The wedding was held recently of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Garth Johnson. The bride was Annette Marie Parfitt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Parfitt, Greenmeadows. The bridal party, from left are: Mr. J. Gleeson, Miss R. Stuart, Groom and Bride, Miss L. Bradley and Mr. M. Robinson. The flowergirls are Misses D. Frost, P. Fearn, and M. Fearn.
Photo by Batchelors Studios

ROTHWELL – ARNOTT. The wedding took place St. David’s Presbyterian Church, Napier, between Margaret Moncur, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Arnott, Napier, and Russell, youngest son of Mrs. M.E. Rothwell, Napier, The bridal party are, from left: Jan Cooper, Garth Mitchell, Fay Arnott, Bride and Groom, Jill McDonald, Doug Montagu. Flower girl is Barbara Arnott.
Photo by Batchelors Studios

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“This is 2ZC, Hawke’s Bay, bringing you the morning’s breakfast session from Christies’ display window in Hastings Street, Napier,” says announcer Neville Madden, during one of the most unusual sessions ever undertaken by Hawke’s Bay’s commercial broadcasting station. Pictured here are technicians Hilton Reid, Ian McMaster, at rear, Neville, and Joe Ingley, station Advertising Manager, who had earlier served up breakfast to Neville.


At 7 a.m. on the 8th May, Napier “early bird” city workers travelling along Hastings Street, Napier, were startled to see, in the middle of Christies display window, and for all the world to see, 2ZC announcer Neville Madden, dressed in nightcap and dressing gown, reclining in bed with a microphone in his hand and backed by all the paraphernalia of a broadcasting station.

Arranged for by the furnishings firm of Arch Christy Ltd., Napier, with the co-operation of the local commercial station, 2ZC, the complete breakfast session, from 7 am. to 9 a.m., the lunch hour, and the women’s session, from 12 to 3.30 pm., were broadcast from the firm’s display window in Hastings Street.

It was all one big happy family that morning for hundreds of passers by, 2ZC announcers and technicians, and Christies’ staff, who all combined to make the breakfast session, and women’s hour in the afternoon, the most interesting and hilarious the station has had for many years.

Breakfast in Bed

Highlight of the morning frolic was the serving of breakfast in bed to Neville Madden, by 2ZC Advertising Manager Joe Ingley, who took the opportunity to repay Neville, as representative of all the announcers, for all their misdemeanours against the sales staff, by serving up a breakfast that cannot be described as being anything other than a burnt up mess.

As a public relations effort it was a roaring success for both Christies and 2ZC, and Christies are to be congratulated for giving the people of Napier the opportunity to see just how a broadcasting station operates.

It must be borne in mind of course, that radio announcers do not normally carry out their daily work while reclining in a bed.

This progressive wide awake firm have only recently opened up for business in Napier, having taken over from the old established and well known firm of Burts Furnishers Ltd. Undoubtedly they have helped to bring about the “new look” that has became evident in the Northern business area of Hastings Street, Napier.

Nursery and Toy Centre

Well up with modern trends, Christies have entered the field of radio, television and home appliances, as well as opening up a “Nursery and Toy Centre”, immediately opposite their store and next to Bon Marche.


The principals of Christies are certainly no newcomers to the furnishing trade, having operated successfully throughout Hawke’s Bay and Poverty Bay for many years, the opening of the Napier store being in line with their policy of expansion throughout Hawke’s Bay.

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The moment of truth, as 2ZC Advertising Manager Joe Ingley, serves up the “Burnt up mess” he had concocted for Neville‘s breakfast. Neville, at this stage, was still making the most of the heaven sent opportunity to “sleep in”, and get paid for it into the bargain.

During the morning, and as part of the session, questions were asked of members of the public watching the show outside the window, and here Mr. P. J. Guthrie, Waipukurau, receives a prize from announcer John Minty.

Our cameraman catches the eye of technician Arnold Bircham, who, despite the unique situation of working before a continually changing audience, looks somewhat bored with the whole business. Perhaps because he didn’t have the chance of staying in bed that morning.

Neville Madden took up the challenge broadcast by fellow announcer Joe [John] Minty from the main studios, that he was not game to push a scooter from Christies’ to the station dressed in his “night attire.”

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Obviously amused by their concentrated efforts shoppers and passers by crowd the window as they watch . . .

Bill Brooker, Hastings, who seems to be cheating on Ian Mills, of Mills Shoe Store, Napier, and Ron Steele, Napier, competing in the sewing contest organised by Patricia Cummins in the “Women’s Hour” session. Keeping a watchful eye on progress are Hilton Reid, Technician, and “Shopping Reporter” Kathleen Harbidge. Winner Ian Mills received an ash tray appropriately inscribed “Drinking Allevates [Alleviates] Tension”.

Schoolgirls cause a traffic jam outside the store as they congregate on their way home from school, to watch Patricia Cummins‘ “Women’s Hour” session.

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The Official Opening of the new Sherwood School, which replaces the two old schools of Ashley Clinton, and Makaretu, now closed, was carried out recently by Mrs. T . S. K. Gilbertson.

The new Sherwood School, the most modern school of its size today in New Zealand, comprising three classrooms, staff room, two cloakrooms, stationery store and printing room.

The assembled school and staff.

Mr N. White making his address.

Wendy Studios, Waipukurau

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England‘s captain, M. P. Weston (right) and Hawke‘s Bay’s captain T. Johnson, led their teams on the field at McLean Park for the representative match, which Hawke‘s Bay won over the visitors.

Hawke’s Bay flanker Kelvin Tremain bores down on speeding England winger F. D. Sykes.

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Grim determination is written in the expression of Hawke’s Bay forward R. H. Hiha, who has wrestled the ball from a line-out.

The star of the Hawke‘s Bay side, as far as scoring was concerned, Ian MacRae, comes in for a low tackle to floor speedy English centre C. G. Gibson, making a valiant opening move.

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Hawke’s Bay breakaway Tom Johnson (left) tries to clear the ball from a ruck in England’s territory, during a determined forward struggle. England’s B. J. Wrightman comes into the fray, a lonely figure against the Magpies’ jerseys,

A moment of indecision for England lock A. M. Davis, caught in midfield play by Hawke’s Bay forwards.

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The D. B. Clarke of the English side was their powerful fullback R. W. Hosen, who scored eight of their team’s 11 points in the first test match.

Wingers in conflict. English left wing J. M. Dee, heavily strapped up around the legs prepares to kick for the line as his Hawke’s Bay opposite Bill Davis, comes in to the attack. At left is England centre C. G. Gibson.

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Every picture tells a story, and this is no exception. A view of the packed temporary stand at the moment when a penalty kick was given against the Bay. Can you see yourself here?

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During the English rugby team’s short stay in the Bay recently, time was found to visit the St. Joseph’s Maori Girls’ College at Greenmeadows. The team was greeted at the gates by schoolboys‘ teams from Greenmeadows, Bledisloe and Taradale Schools, before being entertained in the school hall by Maori action songs presented by the students.

Students and players mix freely for a few minutes before departing.

Members of the team try their hand at manipulating the poi.

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FOUR GENERATIONS. Baby Mandy King is held by her Great-Grandmother, Mrs. K. Allan, while her mother, Mrs. R. King (left), and Grandmother, Mrs. La Broome look on.
Photo by Batchelors Studios

The 21st was held recently of Gail, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Law, Napier, at the Meeanee Hall. She is shown here with her mother and father.
Photo by Batchelors Studios

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For the first time in its history, the Academy of Elegance of Auckland is conducting a series of courses in Napier and Hastings, designed to help the young Miss, and the not so young as well, in the acquisition of poise, personality and confidence in our everchanging world today.

The courses are not necessarily for girls interested in modelling only, although all that is taught, an experienced model would be expected to know. One very useful feature is instruction in the correct use of make-up and another is the use of a closed television circuit which enables students to the course to watch their movements and correct mistakes. The instruction is under the direction of Miss Dawn Olsen, Public Relations Officer for the Academy, who is also one of New Zealand’s top models.

How to place feet when walking.

Instruction in the formal curtsey.

“Photo News” went along to one of the first lessons conducted in Hastings, and seen here are a few aspects of the course.

Feet, and how to place them when standing or turning.

Correcting posture.

Miss Olsen instructs how to sit elegantly.

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The Cherry Blossom Show

Organised by the Japan Society of Hawke’s Bay, the reception at the War Memorial Hall, Napier, to the cast of the Cherry Blossom Show, was an unusual experience to the members of the cast, who were accorded the honour of a Maori welcome. Above we see the Maori warrior approaching the Japanese party in the traditional manner.

Miss Takata, secretary and interpreter for the Company, receives a posy from little Leyette Braid.

Mr. Peter Tait, Mayor of Napier, converses with Diana Nakamori, who can speak English.

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Misayo Kamijo enjoys herself with members of the Waipatu Concert Party, who provided the excellent entertainment at the reception.

Entertainment at the reception was provided by the concert party, and after the formal business, guests and members of the show mixed freely, despite the language barrier.

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Some of the Japanese boys try on the Maori costumes.

During their stay in Napier, members of the Japanese cast were shown around the district. Above left is Keitso Nakayama making friends with the ducks on Georges Drive, and right, Nanko Tazima and Yoshiko Mizutami approach the Game Farm kiwi with some trepidation.

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A few excerpts from the Show that filled the Napier Municipal Theatre for thirteen performances.

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A demolition gang has now almost removed every trace of one of the oldest landmarks in Hawke’s Bay, the suspension bridge at Puketapu. Above: Almost at the half-way mark, the gang are shown dropping decking to the river bed below. The small van holds oxy-acetylene cutting equipment for the job.

Dangling in mid-air, the metal supports from the old structure flap in the breeze. The new single-lane concrete bridge is pictured at left.

The chasm widens as minute by minute the solid decking beams are prised off.

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Exponents of the trampoline, Raewyn Breed (left) and Glenda Drown, in action.

Since it began in Hastings, some eight years ago, the Y.M.C.A. has gone on from strength to strength, and particularly so since the start of the extended programme, which came about through the building of the magnificent stadium some two years ago. This set of pictures was taken during the Saturday morning session, which caters for some 120 young people in the school age groups.

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The three people principally behind the efficient running of the Y.M.C.A. are, from left: Mr Ray Whiteman (General Secretary), Mr Ross Duncan (Youth Work Secretary), and Miss Glenda Drown (Office and Girls Worker).

Junior leaders learn the principles of safety in catching children using apparatus from Ross Duncan, extreme right. From left, the junior leaders are: Glenda McNee, Carol Whittington, Raewyn Breed, Glenda Drown, Lyndsay Thom and Ian Cumberbeach.

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A happy group of primary school youngsters queue up for their attendance cards upon arrival at the gym.

Miss Beverley Curtis (right) leading a devotional period for the girls.

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The vastness of the spacious stadium is illustrated above as gym teams compete in the Saturday morning programme. Above left: Glenda McNee stands ready to catch Madge Mohi in a straddle exercise from the miniature trampoline. Top right: Carol Whittington, another junior leader, aids a young gymnast.

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Young basketballers in the making cluster under a net as they receive instruction in goal shooting. From left they are: Vivienne Kenyon, Christine Lowe, Lyndsay Thom (instructor), Christine Thornton, Jennifer Breed, Christine McLaughlan and Diane Fulford.

Superintending youngsters in preliminary mat work are Jillian Taylor (left) and Jackie Harrison.

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A junior boys’ relay gets under way. White singlets, shorts, and gym shoes is the basic clothing for Y.M.C.A. members.

Boys from Lindisfarne College have established a healthy judo club within the Y.M.C.A.  P. Marsh demonstrates a throw with P. Brown, while other members look on.

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Taradale, Meeanee and Greenmeadows children attended their first communion at Meeanee Catholic Church. They are shown with Father Milligan (left) and Father Kennedy.
Photo by Batchelors Studios

In wet conditions, Arnold Dobbs, riding this 350 c.c. Manx Norton won both the 350 and 500 c.c. NZ. Tourist Trophy titles at Pukekohe. Arnold hopes to represent New Zealand in the lsle of Man, during 1964.
Photo by Batchelors Studios

ATHERFOLD – GALE. Shown at their wedding are Mr. and Mrs. Lester Atherfold. The Bride is Joyce, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Gale, Greenmeadows, and the Groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Atherfold, Napier.
Photo by Batchelors Studios

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IRVINE – ROGERS. Shown after their wedding at St. Mary’s Church, Waipukurau, are Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Neil Irvine. The Bride is Gillian, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. F. Rogers, Mt. Spencer, Waipukurau, and the Groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. K. L. Irvine, Brenchley, Waipukurau.
Photo by Hurst Studio

FOUR GENERATIONS. Mrs. I. J. Doidge holds her Greatgrandson Gary, while Grandson Brian (left) and son. Mr. A. M. Doidge (right) look on.

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The Taradale Festival, now an established fact, has once again proved an outstanding success – nearly 20,000 people saw the exhibition. The Taradale Advancement Society is to be congratulated on its foresight in putting Taradale on the map, and as the years progress, with good management, this Festival could become a national event. No doubt the acquisition of their own Festival Hall in the not too distant future will be the whole key to the future of the Festival. We say “Go ahead Taradale, you have the community spirit that builds mountains.”

Jack Kavanah demonstrates the art of French polishing – possibly the most durable of surfaces for furniture.

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Part of the crowd at one of the performances.

Causing very considerable interest was the national dancing of the two Thai Students, Misses Montharop Smitananda and Patcharee Chittaporn, who are pictured below performing two of their dances.

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The best job of the whole exhibition was Christine Wilson’s. All she had to do was look elegant in bed, a job she did very well.

Looking down the length of the enormous marquee.

Mrs. Germain of Taradale demonstrates the ease with which a knitting machine can be used.

Noel Lineker of Taradale stands beside a really wonderful model of a heavy truck chassis.

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Bob McLachlan pauses a moment for the camera. Bob was demonstrating his considerable skill as an artist and designer on Robert Holt’s stand.

A demonstration of skin diving by the Lohtas was another feature of the Festival.

Lorraine McCarthy and Val Hunter pause a moment from their task of serving portions of Watties delicious products to the visitors.

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One of the highlights of the Taradale Festival was the Wool Fashion Parade organised by the fashion houses of the borough, under the sponsorship of the N.Z. Wool Board.

Robyn Bee

Jackie Thomas

Diane Gilmour

Ann Johnson

Kathleen Dean and Robyn Bee in twin outfits.

Lauris Varney

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All the models parade on the stage, which was decorated  with a wool backdrop, and set off a white two-piece trimmed with black, modelled by Ann Johnson, which won a N.Z. Wool Board Supreme Award in its class.

Barry Bowman models a short coat of excellent cut.

At the conclusion of the show, Mr. Eric Mason, organiser of the Festival, makes a small presentation to Miss Kathleen Beamish, who acted as compere.

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The annual visit by the Wairoa Little Theatre and their presentation of “Mother Goose” proved that this small theatre group’s annual pantomine has become a much looked-forward-to event in the lives of the young folk of Napier and surrounding districts.

A quartet ofi attractive chorus girls. From left, they are: Stephanie Cone, Lynn Marshall, Maxine Porter and Valerie Lloyd.

“Peter”, the principal role, played by Diane Wilson, falls into the clutches of King Demon, played by Richard Edmonds.

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“Little Boy Blue” complete with horn, was acted by Gay Hamilton.

The part of “Mother Goose” was played by Eddie Wilson.

“The Three Blind Mice” are, from left: Shirley Burkart, Jill Johansen, and Sandra Knighton.

The exquisite costume of the “Goose”, played by Alexa Shepherd.

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“Little Miss Muffett” Judy Pickett, meeting the “Spider”, Tania Aitchison.

A couple of sad guys, “Bill Biffen” (left), played by Eric  Montgomery and “Bert Basham”, played by Peter Jelbert.

“Mother”, played by Billie McCorkindale (right) and “Susie”, played by Paula Montgomery, team up for this delightful shot.

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Roslyn Merle Horn is shown at the Farewell Party which was held for her, as she is entering the Army on a three year enlistment as a typist. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. C. T. Horn, Tuai.
Photo by Batchelors Studios

During the course of his recent ten day visit to New Zealand, Pastor Ernest H. J. Steed of Coorangbong, N.S.W., Director of the S.D.A. Church’s Temperance and Public Relations Dept. for Australasia, spent a short time in Napier and Hastings. Pastor Steed was here for the purpose of seeing whether a national committee for the Prevention of Alcoholism could be formed in this country.

Raymond, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Thodey, Hastings, is shown with his parents at his 21st, which was held in the Twyford Hall, Hastings.
Photo by Batchelors Studios

Young Alan Nisbett looks after his uncle‘s gun and ducks, which were shot on the first morning of the shooting season.

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Miss Betty Cottrell is shown at her 21st, which was held at the Puketapu Hall. She is shown with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. Cottrell, Puketapu.
Photo by Batchelors Studios

Presented at the Meeanee C.W.I. debutante Ball to Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Holt, were these five Debutantes. Mrs. Holt is Dominion President of the C.W.I. The Debutantes from left are: Misses Leigh Dumble, Christina Ericksen, Jillian Eriksen, Janetta Hardgraves, and Ann Nicoll.
Photo by Hurst Studio

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The ballerinas (above) are known as the “Moose-cow Freybergski Ballet” of the Hastings Tin Hat Club. Back row from left: Lawley Leed, Jim King, Ray Bushby, Kapi Eru. Front row: Fred O’Laughlan, Norm Caveney (ballerina “Normanova Cavanovervich”), and Len Gregory.

The Hastings Tin Hat Club recently gave an outdoor concert of [for] residents of the Little Sisters of the Poor Home. Their main attraction was the all-male ballet above.

It was a happy occasion indeed for the elderly folk who, wrapped up in warm clothing and rugs, enjoyed the entertainment to the full.

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Hatuma Women’s Institute decided to celebrate their Institute birthday with a fancy dress party at the Hatuma Hall, during the recent school holidays.

All the small fry dressed up in their finery.
Wendy Studios, Waipukurau

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Presentation of trophies by the Te Awa Swimming Club held at the Top Hat recently.

Mrs. Collison receiving cups won by her son Murray who, unfortunately, was in bed with ‘flu.

Ian Davidson (12 years) receiving the club certificate in recognition of his swim in the Harbour Race. Ian was placed third.

109. Ian Watson, club vice-captain, receives the club aggregate cups.

To wind up the evening, comedy items were presented by club members Clark and Wilson family. This was followed by supper.

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Published November 1958 – June 1967

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