Hawke’s Bay Photo News 1966 – Number 094 September

Hawke’s Bay PHOTO NEWS
94th Issue

[Cover photo – Lovely Miss Lorraine Herries of Hastings is featured on our Cover this month. Lorraine is 17 years old, a hairdresser, and her sparetime hobbies are, art, modelling, modern or free expression dancing, and music.]

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Vol. 8
No. 9
September 1966

Published Monthly by
Telephone 4857, P.O. Box 685

Photographer-Editor BRUCE MacCONNELL
4857, Napier; 4026, night

Hastings Agent
231 Heretaunga Street West
88-766, Hastings

Sub-Editor RAE McGILL


MacConnell’s Photo Services
Top Hat Bldg., Dickens St.,
Telephone 4857

Batchelors Studios
231 Heretaunga Street West
Telephone 88-766

H.B. Books (Wholesale) Ltd.
Telephone 39-479, Napier

Printed Photo-Litho by Swailes, Hurst & Co. Ltd., Napier


Lovely Miss Lorraine Herries of Hastings is featured on our Cover this month. Lorraine is 17 years old, a hairdresser, and her sparetime hobbies are, art, modelling, modern or free expression dancing, and music.

Back Cover: Features the well known and well loved Iren [Irene] Handl who visited and performed in Hastings recently.


Whilst our photographer froze on the shore, this keen young “surfy” rode the waves without a shiver or goosepimple. His name is Mr. R. Tancer of Napier and he is a Field Assistant with the Napier Ministry of Works. We shan’t make any cold comments on the bottom picture. Brrrrrr!

3/- or 30c   3/- or 30c

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No, not the “fearless young man on the flying trapeze, flying through the air with the greatest of ease . . .’ but Bub Christensen of Napier, one of the North Island’s three steeplejacks, who is painting a Feld Duct at the Awatoto Super Works. Bub Christensen, is 26 years old, married with two children and is completely undeterred by heights. He is seen here approximately 100 feet above the ground, slapping paint around with gay abandon.

This seat, above, called a “Flying Fox” is an item very seldom used in this modern day and age, Mr. Christensen uses it to enable him to paint the bottom of the feld duct.

Below: You will agree the painter’s carefree attitude whilst walking on wet paint, etc., at such a height is quite un-nerving.

This picture will give readers some idea of the height at which Mr. Christensen was working, and (below) he even spared a casual wave as he made his way out across the feld duct. Mr. Christensen informed us he had only a few close shaves, obviously not enough to lose his nerve.

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Recently we spent a delightful afternoon photographing a “Fancy Dress” held at St. Philip’s Methodist Sunday School. It is estimated that 80 children, ranging in age from two years to 15 years, attended and were helped by teachers and parents, who were also in fancy costumes. After a parade and games the children and parents partook of a much appreciated afternoon tea.

Left: “Mary Poppins and Bert”, depicted here by Jeanette and Graham Dine of Napier.

Above, left: “Cassius Clay” in person? No, just little Philip Mudford who was one of the youngest children there.

Above, right: “Shoot ’em Cowboy”. Our photographer had to duck as Murray Hildred drew his six shooter.

Left: As “Squaw and Papoose”, is Colleen Rainham, of Napier.

Below, left: Some of the parents and teachers who helped organise games, afternoon tea, etc.

Below, centre: Helen Rainham of Napier makes a delightful “Old Lady”.

Below, right: Behind this “Witchdoctor” disguise is Colleen Mudford of Napier.

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WALLIS – GRANT. Recently, at the Baptist Church, Napier, the wedding of Jennifer Grant to Tony Wallis took place. They were attended by, from left, Mr. Jack Wallis, Miss Allison Grant, bride and groom, Miss Lynn Grant and Mr. Peter Grant, all of Napier.
Batchelors, Napier

HALL – WOOD. At St. Columba’s Presbyterian Church, Havelock North, recently, the wedding of Rosemary Elizabeth, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Wood, Havelock North, to Robert Cecil, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. L. B. Hall of Palmerston North. The couple will make their home in Te Kuiti.
Photographer, C. Beale

In Napier recently, a combined 21st Birthday and engagement party took place for Judi, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Betteridge of Gisborne. Judi was 21 and also announced her engagement to Neil, son of Mr. and Mrs. S. C Drinkrow of Napier. A happy occasion indeed.
Batchelors, Napier

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Dan, a bellboy at a remote Essex hotel, has seduced Mrs. Bramson’s maid Dora Parkoe. He is summoned to Mrs. Bramson’s residence and she is so entranced by him that she immediately adds him to her household staff. Olivia who is an unhappy neice [niece] of Mrs. Bramson’s, traces the murder of a house guest to Dan, who then, powerless in the grip of his homicidal instincts plots the murder of Mrs. Bramson for her money, eventually being taken away by the police to be hanged leaving Olivia relieved but desolate.

The play, written by the Welsh dramatist Emlyn Williams, was Judy Evans’ first production for Napier Repertory.

Above Left: “Dan”, Graham Moore, and “Mrs. Bramson”, Gwynne Chadwick, who is Dans next victim in his new murder plot.

Below Left: “Dora Parkoe”, Betty Evetts, announces the horrifying find of a “headless body” at the bottom of the garden.

Below Right: “Hubert Laurie”, Jim Donovan, is pondering over the hat box belonging to Dan but found in Olivias bedroom – what were the contents of this locked, heavy, obviousiy hatless box?

Left: “Olivia”, Patricia Thomson, has strong suspicions of Dans guilt – here she is trying to get a confession from him.

Above: Dan is quite perturbed with “Inspector Belsize”, Neville Baker, constant questioning, he fainted through exhaustion when the Inspector left.

Below, back from left: Neville Baker, Betty Evetts, Jim Donovan, Graham Moore, and from from left: Patricia Thomson, Minnie Finnemore, Patricia Vossen and Gwynne Chadwick.

Footnote: You may be asking yourself, or your neighbour, what happened to the dismembered head belonging to the body found – for answer to this riddle turn to the last page.

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A cross country wonder, manufactured in Christchurch and exported overseas in considerable numbers especially to Australia and used extensively by Australian Police and the Army. At the moment it is being assessed by the New Zealand Police and Army.

Below: The Gnat is going through its paces at Redcliffe Station, Taradale, driven by Mr. Ian Morley. It is suitable for travelling over steep rough country such as we see here, through swamps, soft sand, and quite capable of ascending or descending angles of up to 45°. The Gnat which will pull a trailer load at 600lbs, will also carry two people at a time.


Left: Not even winter winds and chilling water discourage enthusiastic divers, here is Mr. Hart of Hastings, who was getting mussels from around the wharf.

While our photographer was on camera patrol he photographed this view of the Iron Pot at Port Ahuriri which has been the scene of considerable activity recently.

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The large crowd who attended the fifth Company Ball of Robert Holt and Sons Ltd., at the Top Hat Ballroom last month, witnessed the presentation of gold watches to 31 members of the staff in honour of their long service. Staff members of the Napier, Hastings, Pahiatua and Gisborne branches who had been with the company 25 years or more received the watches from the general manager, Mr. P. I. Baker.

Above: At the ball our photographer caught this happy group of recipients celebrating the occasion. From left: Messrs. Erickson (26 years), Chambers (30 years), Johnson (40 years and Mrs Johnson, Treasure (27 years), Smith (39 years), Alexander (42 years) and McGregor (32 years).

Left: A notable recipient was Miss Meta Stevens of the Napier branch, who for 34 years has acted as the first cashier. Miss Stevens was the only woman to receive a gold watch on the evening.


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The Inter-Provincial wrestling tournament between Napier Y.M.C.A. and Featherston Wrestlers Gym was held on the 16th July at the Napier Y.M.C.A. A demonstration bout was held between Neil Scott, and Ken McKenzie (seen right in a hold which is called “Leg Grapevined by Arm”). Both these wrestlers are from Featherston. Neil, wearing black trunks, is the N.Z. Featherweight Rep. for the Empire Games, and has already represented New Zealand in both India and Australia. He has also been awarded the title of New Zealand’s most scientific wrestler, and these two, shown below, will certainly need a bit of science to get themselves out of this jumble!

The picture above shows Neil Scott with Ken McKenzie in a “Leg Grapevine with Arm Lever” hold. Strenuous training is needed to reach Rep. Standards, and Neil runs from Featherston to Wellington every weekend for training.

Above: Scott has just attacked McKenzie with a leg trip.

Below: Because of unmatched weights, Paul Te Tau, aged 13, a College boy wrestler of Featherston, had only a friendly bout with Barry Rattray of Napier. Paul, who is underneath, is held in a “Half Nelson” administered by Barry.

Above: Again Scott attacks McKenzie, this time with a “Sasahara’s Japanese Leg Trip”.

Below: Though it is rather difficult to know whose legs are where, we were informed that Scott (top) had a “Leg Lock” on McKenzie.

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Barry Rattray, Napier, v. Tony Filipovitch, Featherston, who has spent only four months at the wrestling game. Rattray has Filipovitch in a “Body Press Hold”.

The champion, Scott, is once again putting the pressure of a “Leg Hold” on McKenzie.

Below: Submit! Seems to be the plea of Tony Filipovitch as Barry Rattray administers a “Body Press” to him.

Leapfrog? No, just Scott and McKenzie demonstrating a “Crotch Pick Up”.

Below: It is obvious from this picture that it is all in the way you hold your tongue, as Scott tackles McKenzie with a “Leg Pick Up”.

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Celebrated at the Druids Hall, Hastings, was the 21st Birthday of Raymond Bruce Sharp, son of Mr. and Mrs. D. Shellard, Hastings.  Adding considerable attraction to the picture is Carroll Hughes.
Candid Camera, Hastings.

Marie Madden, younger daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. Madden of Napier, announced her engagement to Malcolm Burgin, at a party held recently at the Buffalo Hall, Napier.
Batchelors Studios

Recently, Myra, daughter of Mrs. D. E. Miller, celebrated her coming of age party at the Merchant Navy Rooms.  With her are, from left:  Mr. and Mrs. J. Spring, (sister), Myra, R. O’Connor, (brother), Mrs. Miller, R. McIntyre, and Mr. and Mrs. F. Rickenbach
Batchelors Studios

The engagement of Christine, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Newell of Napier, was announced recently in England, to Christopher Thomas, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Tyson, of Welwyn Garden City, Herfordshire, England.
Stuart Johnson, Hastings

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Recently the engagement of Anne Elizabeth, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. Fleming of Hastings, to Allen Francis, only son of Mrs. N. and the late Mr. C. A. Rollander, also of Hastings.
Lovell-Smith, Hastings


Earlier last month, the Major Students from the Marewa School of Dance, were extremely successful when they took their R.A.D. exams in Napier. They were, below, from left, Carolyn Young, Heather Lomas, Jennifer Tarplett, Ann Bradley, Karen Thompson, Barbara Allen, Marcia Kent, Joy Mitchell and Iris Springer.

Right: Marcia Kent who is only 14, gained honours in her Royal Academy of Dancing Elementary exam, and commended in her Intermediate exam.
Burt Colley, Napier

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Every Sunday, Bledisloe Park, Taradale, is the scene of fervent activity, when the Taradale Junior Soccer Teams gather to practice the art of soccer, under the watchful, and helpful, eyes of Senior members of the Taradale Association Football Club. The boys number about 130 in all, with an average attendance each week of 70 to 80. They are classed as Junior members until they are approximately 18 years old.

Below: A view of the boys practicing on Bledisloe Park soccer field.

Right: 10-year-old Terry Lum of Taradale is seen here concentrating hard on his “ball dribbling” practice.

Though this young man’s name is unknown, we were told by one of the coaches he was in a perfect “passing position”.

Left: E. McDonald, of Taradale, is doing heading practice. He is one of 80 boys chosen for a select competition and representative team.

Above: M. Gray, of the Primary School select squad, has just made an excellent move in stopping a ball at the goal.

Training officials from left, are; L. Gerboult, R. Wilcox, E. Stok, J. McGettigan, E. Howes and L. Hayward, all of Taradale, seen here, discussing a training programme.

A. McMahon of Taradale, doing a good piece of “heading” practice, watched by other members of the club.

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Left: The Give Way sign that literally did just that.

Mr. G. Frater who celebrated his 90th birthday in hospital recently, came to New Zealand in 1905 from Melrose, Sth. Scotland, 61 years of this time being spent in Napier, where Mr. Frater was a baker. He was one of the founders of the Rugby League in New Zealand, himself being an International Rugby League Footballer. He was visited by many friends and relatives on this happy occasion. To add to the joy of having relatives and friends present, he also received two cakes, one which was baked by his family the other by McLeod’s Bakery, for whom he had once worked. We think Mr. Frater is a remarkable man and are sure our readers will as well.

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Nothing would have stopped these ardent followers of football, not even the driving rain and brisk wind which was whipping round the football pavilion in Hastings early last month. They were waiting to procure tickets for the impending Lions game. They are from left: Mesdames J. Watts, Onga Onga; R. Rasmussen, Onga Onga; A. McDonnell, Onga Onga; and C. Rasmussen, Napier.

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The Havelock North Scouts and Cubs held a presentation evening in the Assembly Hall, Hastings. The large audience appreciated the various items given by the boys, this was followed by presentations, six of the latter were Queen’s Scout Awards. This was a most unusual award as the six Scouts were from the same district and gained the certificate at the same time.  An enjoyable supper was had later in the evening.

Left: Mr. W. Ashcroft, Mayor of Havelock North, shakes hands with members of the Hillary Patrol, winners of the Steenson Memorial Shield.

Below (left back): Mr. Alf Steenson, Assistant Venturer Scout Leader and (right back), Mr. P. F. McAlpine, Scoutmaster, with Scouts who received Queen’s Awards. From left, back: Rodney Tregarthen aged 17, Andrew Jonas aged 18, Anthony Mort aged 17. Front, left: Jim Smith aged 16, Anthony Sutherland aged 18, and Mack Thompson aged 18.

Third top left: 1st Havelock North Cub Pack giving an item.

Left: The T.V. cameramen were there too.

Bottom, left: George Armitage’s item on the piano and electronic organ proved most popular with Scouts and Cubs. Below: Supper was much appreciated.

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On July 19th the R.N.Z.A.S.C. was camped at Roy’s Hill, during part of an exercise which took them from Linton Camp to Cape Runaway and back.

During the exercise the public was given opportunities to see them in action, and of special interest were the air drops of supplies made at Roy’s Hill, Ruatoria and Wairoa.

The exercise was controlled by Captain R. C. Tanner, O.C. 10 Tpt. Coy., who had under his command approximately 52 soldiers, with their vehicles and equipment, including cooks and vehicle workshop section who ensured that troops ate well and that the vehicles were mobile.

Right: An R.N.Z.A.S.C. Air Despatch team flying over the area which had been previously cleared during the course of the exercise, in readiness for the supply drop.

Below: Success! These pictures should be self explanatory. Actually it was the next drop. When the parachute and supplies landed safely, soldiers began the next phase in the exercise. As you will note by the pictures, team work and co-ordination are essential.

Below:  Here is what happens when the parachute and the supplies, which in this case were several drums of white spirit, become disconnected.  Our fearless photographer didn’t get sprayed with white spirit as did the other fleeing spectators, when the drums burst on impact – why?  Ever prepared as usual he was using a telephoto lens and was well out of the danger area.

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On Saturday, 25th June, the Jayceettes put an a one act play for the benefit of their husbands, in the Old Folks’ Hall, Hastings. Mrs. G. Richardson played the part of the young bride, whose wedding present from her mother included a course of THE PILLS. Returning from her honeymoon she is soon pestered by her neighbour, played by Mrs. P. Carron, to join a crusade which she is planning to BAN THE PILL. “Do you realise my dear midwives are actually having to go out and canvass for work nowadays”. Agreeing wholeheartedly and assuring her neighbour that she would never dream of taking “those things“, the young wife tries frantically to surreptiously remove her bottle of pills from the table, and in doing so knocks them to the floor. The neighbour pounces on them asking what they are for. The wife explains they are special pills for her husband who suffers migraine headaches!! After frantic efforts to retrieve half the pills from the neighbour, who had the other half because her husband, by some dreadful coincidence suffers from the same complaint, the wife realizes she must make do on half a months supply, hoping for the best. Unfortunately she ends up in a delicate condition and her good neighbour offers her one of those “marvellous pills” which relieved her husband of his headaches altogether, to ease her headache.

Left: Mrs. G. Richardson as the new wife.

Extreme Left: The wife’s neighbour scrambles round the floor picking up the “Pills”.

Left: Two “Victorian” ladies sat in the wings during the whole performance making disgusted remarks about the “Pill” and its uses, and generally de-crying the attitude of today’s society – “Pill-wise”.

Above: The author of “The Pill of Wisdom”, Mrs. Patricia Lewin, who wrote the play especially for the Jayceettes.

Left: Neighbour and wife discussing the pros and cons of the “Pill” and making wild plans to ban the latter.

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As the months go by the new wharf at Napier’s breakwater protected harbour reaches further out to sea.  A long job which will take many more months to complete, progress is nevertheless up to schedule. Last month our photographer went to see how they went about this colossal task, but first went to the top of Bluff Hill to take this picture (left) which gives a remarkable impression, with the two pile driver towers reaching into the sky, of a huge aircraft carrier nosing into the shore.

Above: Workmen about to descend from one of the pile driving towers. Our photographer, brave man that he is, had to climb to the top of the other tower to get this picture.

Below: Looking down from the tower, shows workmen preparing another section of decking with reinforcement, preparatory to the pouring of concrete.

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Left: On the right of this picture can be seen a metal-capped pile with a 4½ ton driving monkey a few inches above. This business of driving piles 15 feet in to the seabed is a slow process, for first a channel slightly smaller than the pile itself must be made.  In the background workmen appear to be walking on the water.

Below: To add to the difficulties on some occasions the piles will not go down far enough and have to be shortened, while on others added length is needed before the pile strikes a solid foundation. Here Ted Laufis chisels a pile down to the correct level.

Above: This ingenious device is used to transport the mixed concrete from the mixer to the wharf decking being worked on. The mobile hopper, which runs backwards and forwards on the extended rails of the trailer allows the workmen to “pour” concrete along the full width of the block.

Left: The “mix” is then spread around the previously laid reinforcements with pneumatic agitators. Working this equipment is R. Atkins (left), and R. Leggett.

Right: Mr. Darcy Wilcox, Harbour Board diver, surfaces after having laid a charge to remove rock in the path of a pile site.

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During a camera patrol we photographed the renovations to the Clive Hotel.  When completed there will be a new ladies and escorts’ bar and a bottle store, adjoining the present hotel.


“The times they are a changing …” goes a well known folk song, this is quite so, when we look at this photo on the left, and take note of the building which now dominates the corner of Emerson Street and Marine Parade, Napier.  At the time this photo taken, approximately 1924, Murray, Roberts had their offices on this site, the latter was destroyed during the 1931 earthquake.  About 1935 the T. & G. building was erected, beside the present Bank of New Zealand.

We were told that those two delightful old cars, could have possibly been Murray, Roberts stock cars.

Our bottom picture shows the building where Christie’s Furnishing, in Hastings Street, Napier, is now. This picture is estimated at being taken in approximately 1910-1911. On the second floor, where Mr. Burt Colley now has his Photographic Studio, was Deighton Studios.

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The efforts of the H.B. Boxing Association to promote boxing popularity amongst Junior Amateur Boxers in H.B. were boosted considerably when an Australian Junior team, ages ranging from 9 to 14 years, visited Napier to challenge H.B. Junior boys. The Australian lads were given a marvellous look round the Bay and it is hoped to send the H.B. boys who fought them to Australia next year.

Top left: A picture of the Aussie team with their manager, Mr. David Skuse, surrounding “Pania”.

Below left: An unusual sight is the Australian team, with their trainer Mr. Bob Holt, training on the beach.  Mr. Holt’s son John was born in Napier.

Below, centre: Doing sparring practice are Paul Troy (black trunks) and Alan Hughs (white trunks).

Far right: John Holt limbers up with skipping. John will be returning to N.Z. shortly, to compete for Australia in the under 5 stone Boxing Championships.

Below, left: Sparring brothers – Ian and Bruce Greentree of Napier.

Below, centre: Aussie trainer Bob Holt spars with Russ Taylor, Napier.

Right, centre: Joe Lenihan and Charlie Orbell, Napier, in sparring practice.

Bottom, left:  Charlie Orbell also in sparring practice.

Bottom, centre:  Warren Skews a young trainer, takes a group of boxers for physical exercise.

Bottom, right: Joe Lenihan during punchbag practice.

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ONLY 1 MONTH before OVERSEAS MAILS CLOSE For Christmas Gifts
Corner of Dalton and Emerson Streets, Napier – Telephone 7677
Our large range of SOUVENIR GIFTS on display In our shop includes
INLAID WOODWORK of all types

A wonderful occasion for Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Neill, when they celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary at the home of their son at 3 Chester Place, Taradale.
Gasson, Taradale

Doreen Juliana, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. G. Love of Hastings, announced her engagement to Christopher Robin, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. Stanton of Waipawa.
Lovell-Smith, Hastings

Left: Celebrated at the Mangatera Hotel, Dannevirke, recently, was the 21st Birthday of Gail Severinson, who is pictured here with her fiance, Neil Fergusson.
Barrett’s, Dannevirke

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The Kaiwaka Hall was the scene of much gaiety and splendour of many costumes when the Tareha School Ball was held recently.
Batchelors, Napier.

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For the first time the T.A.B. Annual Hoophigh Shield Indoor Basketball Tournament was held in the Red Cross Hall, Napier, with a large scale entertainment agenda for the visitors who came from Christchurch, Wellington, Hamilton, Rotorua, New Plymouth and Hastings. The entertainment included basketball, golf tournaments and a social.

Left: “Will he make it?” An action packed game between Christchurch and Wellington.

Below, left: Roy Savory and Bob Abraham, both of Napier, were in the Napier team opposing Wellington. The organiser of the function was Mr. A Tomlin pictured below with his wife.

The shield, which is competed for annually, was presented to Bill Mead, captain of the Hamilton team, by Mr. Jack Power, Manager of Napier T.A.B.

A happy Waipawa contingent, from left:  J. McCulloch, J. McCleary, R. Lawrence, G. Edwards, G. Smith, J. McCleary, J McCulloch, G. Smith, R. Lawrence and G. Edwards.

Left: Enjoying their evening are Mr and Mrs. Brian Rudd of Napier.

Below: Irene Claughton and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Horton of Havelock North.

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The District Play Centres recently held a combined day at the Waipatu Hall, Hastings, for Supervisors, mothers and children. The guest speaker at the function was Mr. R. Grey of Auckland, a Pre-School officer for the Maori Education Foundation.  He spoke to the guests on how to recognise different stages in childrens‘ development and the necessary play equipment for each stage.

Above: Intense concentration is seen in the face of Glenn Ratcliffe, aged three, of Taradale, with “Musical Chimes”.

Left: Mr. Grey demonstrates the making of dough to Martin Rockford, aged four.

Left, centre: Dale Wilkie, aged 2½, of Haumoana, is seen here playing in the “Water Bath”.

Bottom left: A spot of painting by Geneve Rohrs, aged three, of Haumoana.

Below: Michelle Avison of Clive is only 18 months and already doing fine “Finger Painting”.

Bottom right: Self explanatory. Two busy young ladies are Janine Paipa, aged three, of Waipatu, and Ingrid Gay, aged 4½, of Taradale.

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Right: Group of Queen contestants, from left, back: Heather Flack, Lesley Thompson, Pamela Flanders, Diane Smith, Pauline Gestro, Dorothy Boxall, Eunice Johnston, Christine Hall and Irani Waihi.

Front: Gloria Beach, Sandra Hough, Karen Stevenson, Patricia Reilly and Colleen Bishop.

Mid right: The Euphony Singers gave a most appreciated item.

Below: The judges, from left, Mrs. Tua Cross, John Bennett, Miss Kathleen Beamish, Warren Toogood and Mrs. Joan McVicar.

Bottom left: The comperes of the concert were, from left, John Minty and Peter Brown.

Below: Four of the girls who were interviewed by Mr. John Minty.

Irani Waihi

Dorothy Boxall

Diane Smith

Pauline Gestro

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The day Hawke’s Bay had been waiting for came at last on Friday, 19th August. The Lions rugby team had arrived to play Hawke’s Bay; but not until the next day, and until many social engagements had been attended. Left: Two pictures showing the arrival of the team, as you can see they were flocked by many photographers and admirers.

Below: M. Campbell-Lamerton is seen here being presented with a gift by, from left, Kim Southerden and Jane Puflett, at Taradale School.

Below. left: Mrs. Kelvin Tremain thanked the staff and children, who were from Greenmedows, Meeanee, Bledisloe, Pakowhai, Taradale and Puketapu schools, on behalf of her husband and herself for the gift which she received for their baby Christopher.

Bottom: Each school present gave an item, in the form of a folk song dedicated to each member of the teams’ nationality, and were thanked by the respective members present. Our picture shows a group of children singing, accompanied by Christine Ward who is 12 years old.

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On Saturday, before the big game, was the procession in honour of the Lions. Above: Birds Eye put in a most appropriate float and (left) and (below) an excellent float by the N.H.S.O.B. Rugby Club.

Directly below previous picture on left: A comical float which amused all, was the Havelock North Rugby Club effort.

Bottom left: This float was a hit with, I am sure, most of the huge crowd who turned out to view the procession.

A group of young rugby enthusiasts marching proudly along Marine Parade watched by just a small portion of the crowd.

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On Sunday, the 21st August, the Lions visited the Dolphin Pool, and one can see by the pictures below they were in relaxed and happy moods after their strenuous game on Saturday and the tiring social whirl they have had since arriving in Hawke’s Bay.

Left: Two Lions, who don’t look too sure about this Dolphin, which is jumping for a fish.

Above: A frolicking Dolphin is watched by quite a crowd as well as the Lions boys.

Centre, left: D. Watkins (Lion) receives a kiss from a Dolphin, watched by S, Watkins, also a Lion.

Below: G. Prothero, T. Price, B. Price and D. Williams were caught relaxing over after dinner coffee at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Kelvin Tremain.

Bottom. left: Another glimpse of, from left, D. Williams, Kelvin Tremain and A. Pask. All these boys were from Wales.

Miss Gydene Bell of Poraite, accompanied Mr. Ken Jones of Wales (Lion) at the Lions Ball on Saturday 20th August.

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We were robbed, of that there can be no doubt. Hawke’s Bay deserved to win their tussle with the Lions, and morally they did, but the record books will show an 11-all draw. But whatever the score, this was a match out of the box with over 20,000 sore-throated fans getting their money’s worth and more besides. From the kick-off until the final whistle, this match throbbed with excitement and for most of the match McLean Park reverberated to the sustained roar of the crowd. The Hawke’s Bay XV certainly made their indelible mark on this tour, but for the Hawke’s Bay spectators, the visitors’ performance, when compared to the glorious artistry of their 1959 predecessors, left much to be desired.

Left: The men of the match. Tom Johnson, this time well and truly caught, scored the home team’s only touch-down and Wellington referee, Mr. P. McDavitt, who out-hawk-eyed “Hawke-eye” by spotting an infringement, thus disallowing Bill Davis’ winning dive in the closing minutes of the game.

An interesting sequence. With just one minute to go and the score 11-11 (above, right) Bill Davis took the ball (above), lined up on the touch-line, and set off ar top speed. At this stage the ref. appeared to be quite satisfied with progress. A few seconds later, after he had skilfully weaved past a couple of defenders, Davis grounded the ball right where it counts. The crowd went wild with excitement (below), but, 20 yards back up-field Referee McDavitt stood, like the Statue of Liberty, pointing his hand to the clear blue sky. At that moment he was the most unloved man in New Zealand, but there it was, no points on the board. All that was left was a few minutes injury time, and that just wasn’t long enough for the rampant Hawke’s Bayers.

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Every one of the Hawke’s Bay players put their best into this match, but none more so than veteran player N. Thimbleby, who is here seen fending off a defender. Backing him up is I. MacRae who on many occasions throughout the match demonstrated his tremendous defensive ability. Unfortunately, he didn’t see a great deal of the ball throughout the match. Coming up on the left is Campbell-Lamerton who didn’t exactly see eye-to-eye with the referee on a couple of occasions.

Left: This was one of those occasions. McDavitt had just awarded a penalty against the visitors and Captain Campbell-Lamerton took time off to tell the referee what he had on his mind. In fact, he continued to tell the referee these things for quite a space of time, but, naturally, it was to no avail.

Right: In the line-outs, the Lions were nothing to roar about, but here W. McBride beats K. Crawford to the ball.

Below: There were enough home side men on the spot to ensure that this Lions‘ bid for superiority was well and truly buried. A few minutes later, Hawke’s Bay was hammering away down the other end of the field. A notable feature of the match was the number of sudden switches from one end of the field to the other.

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Somewhere under there is Tom Johnson, in his hand is the ball, and that ball is planted firmly across the touch-line. Johnny-on-the-spot is Referee McDavitt and this time he favoured Hawke’s Bay with a three-points decision. Fullback Bishop kicked straight and true to add another two points, just as he had done early in the match with a penalty kick. The other three points of the total 11, came from a glorious dropkick by M. Loughlin.

Left: The restraining arm of a Lion forward didn’t help K. Crawford in this leap for the ball. And the Lions complain about our unfair play Tut! Tut!

Below: Hawke-eye presided over it all from his lofty perch at the Northen end of the ground.

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[Photographs of the crowd at Lions v. Hawke’s Bay Ruby game, Saturday 20 August 1966.]

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By D. Hanger and Photographer B. MacConnell


With this issue we continue the story of the trials, tribulations, and enjoyment experienced by David and Margaret Hanger and Bruce and Margaret MacConnell on their caravan sightseeing tour from Napier to Cape Reinga. The story so far has covered the journeyings of the quartet as far as the Kaitaia Municiple [Municipal] Motor Camp where the caravan has been set up and the travellers are preparing for a night out at New Zealand’s farthest north township.


After a mouth watering dinner at Kaitaia’s one and only licensed hotel, we walked across the road and bought tickets for the evenings picture performance at New Zealand‘s farthest north full-time picture theatre. Without being too unkind to the management, this theatre was not exactly the most modern in New Zealand, consequently the seats could have been just a little bit softer. We discovered too that someone had taken to the screen with a knife, or some other sharp instrument, with the result that the projected image was somewhat spoilt by a three cornered mend which reminded one of a darned sock.

However, we enjoyed the show and made our way back to the caravan later than night, happy in the knowledge that we had sat in a geographically signficant spot.

Next morning, Sunday, we prepared for the last lap of our journey north. We had originally planned to tow the caravan up to Cape Reinga with us, just so we could take a photograph of the caravan at the most northern point of the country, but we were advised by the camp management that this was not very practical. He explained that the road was not the best, especially in view of the fact that it had been subjected to considerable rain over the past few weeks. As it was then threatening with another downpour, we decided to take his advice. Events proved that this was sound advice indeed. Immediately we drove out the gate it started to rain.

The map told us that it was some 70-odd miles to the Cape, so, figuring that a couple of hours would see us there, we didn’t hurry our departure. As a consequence it was somewhere in the region of 11 o’clock before we set off. We had decided to take both cars, one reason being inspired by caution as the result of the dire warnings given us by various wellwishers on the state of the road; we didn’t relish the thought of being stranded out in the wastes of the north overnight.

The first ten miles of the journey north were grand. Tarsealed roads, smooth, with long stretches of straight going. This was going to be a piece of cake, we thought. Then we came onto metal, or rather, hard clay gone soft and then mixed with varying quantities of coarse metal. Not only did the road surface leave a lot to be desired, but its width and alignment led me to believe that the road makers hadn’t been up this way since the horse and [continued next page]

Photo caption – A pint-sized replica of the family nest.

Photo caption – Barren countryside (Cape Reinga is just over the brow of the rise in the background).

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cart days. It was fine on the straights, which were few and far between, but on the more numerous stretches of winding, dipping, pot-holed immitations of a road, it was a nightmare. Everytime I managed to get up a head of steam, we would round a bend and drop into a foot deep “lake” covering the whole width of the road. The windscreen would immediately be transformed into an opaque mud bath, cleared only by the combination of overworked windscreen wipers, light rain and the windscreen washers. If I am able to pass on one piece of advice to prospective travellers in this region, it is that if you have ideas of making the trip in winter, and insist on making it to the Cape regardless of the weather conditions, make sure your car is equipped with windscreen washers and a very sound set of  windscreen wipers.

As we jounced and slithered northwards, rain beating steadily down, the mud laden water sloshing steadily upwards, I wondered why on earth I had ever set out on this hairbrained trip. But then, as we progressed, sometimes at five miles an hour, sometimes speeding along at 40 miles an hour, it began to develop into an exciting test of skill and anticipation. I had often read of those daring road-trial drivers who slugged their way through the wastes of this or that country, and I began to think of myself as one of them, battling on in spite of appalling odds. Margaret H., a passenger, and therefore unable to bring her imagination to bear with quite the same enthusiasm, was not altogether hilarious about this particular section of the tour but she gritted her teeth and endured our tank-like progress with considerable and commendable calmness.

An hour and a half after setting out, it dawned on me that the map makers down through the ages had just guessed at where the north of New Zealand was and that they hadn’t really surveyed the area at all. In fact I was beginning to believe that New Zealand was attached to Australia after all. But Captain Cook hadn’t pulled a fast one and we eventually arrived at a point in the barren surroundings where some misguided soul had built a house. This turned out to he the homestead of the farmer whose property one must drive through to reach the Cape. A short distance past the house a sign said that we still had ten miles to go and that we couldn’t go any further until we had obtained permission. This latter condition on our continued northward treck caused a sudden sinking of the heart. What if the permission giver had gone off for a Sunday afternoon drive? Had we triumphed over nature and an absent Ministry of Works only to he thwarted on the threshold of success? The first reaction was to tear open the gate barring the way and charge on regardless, but common sense – and a fear of getting caught – prevailed. Bruce backed up and some ten minutes later drove back to inform us that we could proceed – but please shut the gates.

Shut the gates! Now there, thought I, was something. The public roads of New Zealand did not dissect the countryside from end to end as I had always thought, they stopped ten miles short of the top. (I understand this will alter soon as the Government has purchased the station and will, in time, run a Government controlled road through to the Cape.)

I must remind the reader at this point that it was still raining. As I got out to open the first gate, I was made perfectly aware of this point – just as I then thanked my forsight in throwing in the gardening boots before I left home. As Margaret, followed by Bruce and Margaret M. in their Puegoet [Peugeot] , drove through, I fervently prayed that there was not going to be a gate marking every mile of the way. As it happened there were only half a dozen, which wasn’t too bad. However, I decided then and there that Bruce would lead the way when it came time to make the return passage.

The last ten miles wasn‘t too bad at all, mainly, I suspect because we knew that it was in fact only ten miles. From a  scenic point of view this stretch [continued next page]

Photo caption – A washout on the last ten-mile stretch.

Photo caption – The distance to Bluff. A staggering revelation.

Photo caption – “Please shut the gates”.

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did not have much to offer, although the first sight of the sea and the sand dunes of North Cape did relieve the monotony of the relatively flat rolling countryside, bare of trees and dotted with patches of manuka scrub – at least I think it was manuka. It must be remembered of course that for most of the trip we viewed our surroundings through the haze of a continual drizzle. Perhaps, on a beautifully clear day the effect on the eye may be entirely different.

In due course we topped a hill and there before us was the sea, whipped up by the howling gale (that had arrived at roughly the same time as we had), and stretching endlessly into the distance. A swing to the left, through another gate – this time open – and we were parked outside the nest of buildings which, along with the three or four houses scattered along the hillside, go to make up the settlement of Cape Reinga; one of the buildings sported the imposing title of “Cape Reinga School”. However, the drizzle had now turned into a solid downpour so there was little else we could do but sit it out in the cars and eat our boxed lunch, purchased on the way through Kaitaia. As it was now 2 o’clock (it had taken just on three hours to cover the 70 miles from Kaitaia), we knew we weren‘t going to be able to “sit it out” for very long.

About a half an hour after our arrival the rain eased off and we were able to disembark and explore the area, although there wasn‘t really very much to explore. Just two or three buildings huddled up photographic gear, secreting it under flapping coats to see in five minutes flat we gathered up our against the side of a hill. Having seen all there was to protect it from the fine driving rain, [Just two or three buildings huddled up against the side of a hill. Having seen all there was to see in five minutes flat we gathered up our photographic gear, secreting it under flapping coats to protect it from the fine driving rain,] and set off down the bridle path to the lighthouse itself.

To stand at the tip of New Zealand and look down on the cauldron which is reputed to mark the spot where the Tasman and the Pacific meet head on, but which I suspect is merely a near-to-the-surface reef, is quite an experience. To do so while leaning into a howling gale is even more of an experience. The discomfort caused by the forces of nature were, however, as nothing compared to the exhileration of looking out to sea with the  knowledge that the whole of New Zealand was at our backs. But our exhileration was dampened somewhat when the rain again came slashing in from the north, straight into our faces, with such ferocity that we were forced into retreating behind the lighthouse, there to stay for another half an hour, all the while hoping that this was just another squall.

Miraculously, the skies cleared and, battling against the wind, Bruce was able to shoot off the film we had come to record. Even so, we knew we would be lucky to finish up with anything worthwhile as no sooner had the skies cleared than they clouded over again. In the distance we could see a black mass advancing towards us, so, after making a hurried telephone call to Napier from the Cape Reinga Post Office, a 4-foot x 4-foot annex to the Cape Watchhouse (incidentally, it took just three minutes to get through to Napier), we piled back into the cars and headed back for Kaitaia. It was 4.30 p.m., and the approaching storm was blacking out the skies fast. (It was the next day that the distress call of the ill fated Kaitawa was picked Up.)

The journey south was not quite so exciting as the trip up had been as, now more than a little weary, the continual twisting, breaking, gear-changing, and windscreen washing, had begun to pall. Added to which, it was not long before visibility was reduced to nil. The one bright spot on the return journey was the stop at “New Zealand’s Farthest North Hotel”, at which point we arrived during a break in the rain. If any of the occupants had noticed our arrival they must have thought we were off our heads, for Bruce commenced to take photographs with a massive flash unit.

At 7.30 p.m. we arrived back in camp. While the girls prepared dinner, Bruce and I set about removing the layers of accumulated mud in the light of the respective cars’ headlights. Practically, the camp facilities included an excellent car-wash set-up, an amenity which no doubt came in for plenty of use, both in winter and summer; in the summer, I imagine, the mud that we had encountered would be transformed into fine dust, But make no mistake, whether it be the discomforture of mud, dust, wind or road, the pleasure and achievement of standing at Cape Reinga overrides everything else. Too, most travellers would have waited for better weather conditions before taking on the Kaitaia-Cape Reinga stretch, but we all throughly enjoyed the experience anyway. That night, after a good dinner, followed by a hot shower, we took to our beds in the comfortably warm interior of our caravan, well content with the day’s happenings, our thoughts turning to the journey back which would begin the next day.

Photo caption – The rugged coastline at Cape Reinga,

Photo caption – The two Margarets lean back into the gale under the A.A. sign atop the Cape Reinga Cliff.


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A recent visitor to Napier was the “W. J. Scott”. The ship is a Marine Department Technology Vessel, commissioned in Auckland in April, 1966. The 93-foot long trawler is equipped with the most modern equipment, including an echo sounder for measuring depth and locating shoals of fish. The Scott carries a crew  of eight, including Captain Doug Munro, and also has showers, three cabins and an excellent mess room. The “W. J. Scott” had just completed a three-day trawl down the coast from Gisborne, getting on the way, what is thought to be a record catch of 5 tons of Frost fish and many other varieties besides, These Frost fish are believed to be a scarcity.

George Burgess, the Scott’s cook, made our two thirsty photographers a most welcome “cuppa” in the galley.

View of the very modern trawler and (below) our picture shows the inside workings of the Scott’s radar.

Below: Part view of the Scott’s engine which is 500 horsepower and maintains constant revs.The speed of the ship being governed by a completely reversible pitch propeller.

Below, centre: Shows the winches, etc, used for hauling the nets on board.

Above: Shows the enormity of the Perrse Seine net with a full load of Frost fish inside.

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While driving through Greenmeadows our photographer came across this group of children waiting, with the School Patrol, to cross the road.

It crossed our minds that perhaps a few adults who drive cars did know how to spell the word “stop”, for while we were watching the safety procedures a car went straight through the “stop” sign held by Douglas Thompson (right). More care and attention is obviously needed by some of these people.

View of the office block being erected in Oak Avenue Hastings for the Hawke‘s Bay County Council.


These goats seemed completely at ease, as you can see by the one resting in the centre of the road at Pakowhai.

This handsome Billy decided to remove himself as we approached and joined his friend in the shade of the hedge.

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The arrival of Mr. David Chen (left) who is the new Physical Education Director for Hastings Y.M.C.A., is an added valuable asset to the club. Mr. Chen, who is from Taiwan (the old Formosa), is an accomplished sportsman, and has been in the following Taiwan University teams: Basketball, volley ball, swimming, baseball and Chinese boxing (judo-karate etc. is included in Chinese boxing). As well as these staggering facts, he also has his Batchelor of Education and Master of Science degrees from Taiwan University, Major of Physical Education Oregon University, U.S.A., and is a Third Dan judo expert. Mr. Chen’s family are also in New Zealand with him.

The Hastings Y.M.C.A. now boasts 900 members and averages a weekly attendance at classes of over 1000, where the members study gymnastics, basketball, badminton and judo, under the instruction of two full time professional instructors with the addition of Mr. Chen.

Here is how it’s done. Members of a gymnastic class at a Saturday morning class for Junior Girls.

Left: Mr. David Chen is being greeted at the Y.M.C.A. by Mr. Guy R Baillie, President of Hastings Y.M.C.A. as well as National Y.M.C.A. of New Zealand (left) and Mr. Fred Chu (centre).

A group of young enthusiasts with Mr. Chen, from left: Tony Lewis, David Timu, Wayne Price, Trevor Ruffell, Mr. Chen, Russ Shuker, Kent Luttrell, Murray Daws and Garry Clapcott.

Again chatting with Mr. Chen, were, from left: Trevor Ruffell (Instructor, Green Belt) and Murray Daws (Instructor, Orange Belt).

Mr. Fred Chu is about to lend a hand to one of the members of the gymnastic class.

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View of the 15-minute-drying-time hair dryers.

The decor of the Salon is a delight to see, with all modernistic hair dressing  equipment. There are two reception areas, the main one being at The Arcade entrance, which is handy to the car park, the other off Kennedy Road.

Far left: Picture shows the three lovely young ladies descending the attractive staircase in the Salon.

The attractive main reception area.

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TRASK – PEDERSEN. Recently, at St. John’s Church, Mahora, Bethalie Ann, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Pedersen, Hastings, to Ernest Edwin, son of Mr. and Mrs. I. A. Trask of Hastings.
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Held recently at the James Banquet Lounge was a party to celebrate the 21st Birthday of John, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. Lister of Tutira.
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HALL – BEACHEN. Recently in Taihape, Betsy Ann, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. Beachen, of Taihape, was married to Richard Adam, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. Hall, Maitere.

Below: Pictured with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. V. Jeffares, is Russell, who celebrated his 21st Birthday at the Westshore Hall, recently.
MacConnells, Napier

Below: Denis, son of Mr. and Mrs. D. Monti, Gow Avenue, Haumoana, celebrated his coming-of-age party, at the home of Mrs. Ireland, who is also of Haumoana.
Candid Camera. Hastings.

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PETERSON – RENTON. Joan Linley, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. R. Renton, “Whanakino” Station, Hawke’s Bay, was recently married to John Wilson, elder son of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Paterson of Glencoe, Patoka. at St Luke’s Church, Havelock North.
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LAUGENSEN – ARNOTT (Below). At St Peter’s Church, Waipawa, recently, Beryl Joan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Arnott of Waipawa, to Alan Frank, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Laugensen of Hastings.
Wendy Studios, Waipukurau

DOBSON – GALLON. Iona Chapel, Havelock North, was the church where the marriage of Suzanne, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. S. Gallon of Pongaroa, to Rodney, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Dobson of Napier, took place.

DRAGER – JARVIS. At St. David’s Church, Napier, Judith Ann, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. R. Jarvis of Napier, was married to William Robert, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Drager of Wairoa. They were attended by, from left, N. Galbraith, Tikokino, D. Winter, Wairoa, groom and bride, C. Drager, Wairoa, B. Jarvis and K. Jarvis, both of Napier.
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The Hastings Combined Districts Cubs celebrated their 50th Jubilee recently, attended by a large crowd, at the Premier Hall, Hastings. The ingenuity and quality of the work, which was on display, done by the Cub members themselves, amazed parents and spectators.

Miss V. Beavis, of Wellington, who is the National Commissioner for Handicapped Scouts and Cubs, also showed some films which were of great interest.

Above: The four judges of the Cubs’ handiwork, were, from left: Mrs. P. Sowman, Greendale Cubmistress, Mr. and Mrs. R. Sutton (Mr.Sutton is District Badge Secretary of the Scout Association) and Miss V. Beavis.

Top right: This beautifully made basket is the handiwork of a 10-year-old Cub.

Right: Mrs. Wilhelmina Manaena admires some mats made by Lance Milward, aged 10.

Below, right: Part of a winning entry.

The winning team, from left: Hugh Clarkeson, Maraekakaho; Timothy Harker, Paki Paki; Nicholas Harker, Paki Paki; Michael Timmer, Maraekakaho; Allan McNiece and Koto Nuku, both of Fernhill, with Mrs P. Harper of Fernhill, who is the Akela of Hastings Lone Cubs Group, and Mrs. R. N. Clarkeson of Maraekakaho, Assistant Cubmaster, are at the back of the boys.

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Above and below: Groups of happy children who attended the Eskdale School Ball recently. As you can see the costuming was quite superb.
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MARSH – BILLINGHURST. At St. John’s Presbyterian Church, Rotorua, Barbara, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Billinghurst of Lynmore, Rotorua, was married to Barry Marsh. They were attended by, from left: Peter Rolphe of Thames, Heather Billinghurst (sister of the bride), groom and bride, John Kent of Rotorua, and Heather McLeod (Matron of Honour) of Auckland.
Fenwick, Rotorua

FIELD – BLACKETT. At St. Matthew’s Anglican Church, Hastings, Janice Leila, youngest daughter of Mrs. L. Blackett, Dannevirke, was married to Robert Newton, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. R. J Field of Waimarama.
Lovell-Smith, Hastings

HELLYER – PERRY. Recently, at St. James’ Anglican Church, Hastings, Margaret Lynnette Perry of Hastings, was married to Bruce Arthur John, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Hellyer of Clive.
Lovell-Smith, Hastings

Pictured with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. Birch, at the Old Folks’ Association Hall, Hastings, is Michael, who celebrated his 21st Birthday.
Lovell-Smith, Hastings

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EXETER – DYKES. At St. Paul’s Church, Napier, Jeanette, laughter [daughter] of Mr. and Mrs. C. I. Dykes, was married to Terry, younger son of Mr. and Mrs. S. Exeter, all of Napier. In attendance were, from left, groom and bride, Mr. Morris McCutcheon and Miss Alison Dykes.
Batchelors, Napier

BAUDINET – DALTON. Carolyn Jane, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs Doug. Dalton, of “Strome”, Korokipo, was married to Dennis Graham, younger son at Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Baudinet of Paki Paki, at All Saints Church, Taradale.
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Left: Marie Jocelyn, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. O. Chatterton, Napier, celebrated her 21st Birthday at the Overseas Visitors’ Club, Earls Court, London, on the 15th of June this year.
Readers Photograph

Seen here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Webster, is Pauline, who celebrated her 21st Birthday at the Labour Hall, Taradale, recently.
Batchelors, Napier.

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Recently our photographer called at Pakowhai School, which was the scene of much activity with an “open air arts and craft“ session in full swing, under the helpful direction of the Education Department’s Arts and Crafts adviser, Mr. K. Taylor. Both staff and pupils benefitted from his advice in the arts of carving and handmade pottery. The children gathered willow and poplar wood for their carvings. There was a happy atmosphere throughout the school playing area, with the banging of hammers, chipping of wood, and slapping of clay into various shapes and figures, mingled with the happy little voices of the Infant Room children singing a “Maori Canoe” song, taken by their mistress Miss E. McKenzie.

Right: Mr. Taylor is seen here showing Paul Anderson, aged 13, where to make the next incision with his chisel into a block of wood, which will eventually be transformed into a face.

Above: A group of young enthusiasts, or should we say budding young “sculptors”.

Right: Wayne Rogers, aged 7, displays determination as he attacks his piece of wood.

Below: Miss McKenzie sings with the Infants, as they  perform the “Maori Canoe” action song.

Mr. K. Taylor gives Mr. D. Alexander (second from right), from left, Gregory Sykes, Kevin Sykes and Paul Anderson, some expert advice.

What will it be? At present only Gay Anderson, aged 12, knows, She appears to be progressing favourably in the art of “Handmade Pottery”.

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An aerial View of Colenso High School and surroundings.

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On August the 19th to 21st, the Te Aute College Old Boys Re-union was held, at Waipatu Pa, Hastings. Our picture shows the school’s staff and boys in 1920. If you look closely you will see Mr. E. G. Loten who was then the headmaster (he was headmaster for over 30 years), beside him is Nurse Barrow in white. The boys in this photo are now doctors, lawyers, dental surgeons, headmasters, sheep farmers, Maori Affairs Department Officers, and the only reporter is the supplier of our photograph, Hori Karaka Tamihana, or otherwise known as “The Roving Hori”.
H. K. Tamihana, Tolaga Bay


Whilst Photo News was cruising around and about we came across this group of extremely happy youngsters attending Terry Symes‘, of Napier, ninth birthday. Terry is seen at the back with his mother, and his guests are surrounding him.

We also hope Maree had a happy birthday if she didn’t after finding this present on her front lawn there was something wrong.

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“Call Me Madam” is the 16th Annual Production by the Hastings Musical Comedy Co.  Photo News sat in on one of their rehearsals.  Photography was made difficult with all the hilarity going on, as readers will note by the pictures below.

Right:  The leading lady, Doreen Mudgway, was “Mrs. Sally Adams, U.S. Ambassador to Lichtenberg” is a delightful character, she is seen here before being presented to the Grand Duke. “When I asked for a dress with a train I didn’t expect the Golden Express!”.

Below left: “Mrs Adams” about to be presented to the Duke – readers will see what is about to happen. From left: Fred Jackson “Pemberton Maxwell”, Doreen Mudgway “Mrs Adams” and Earl Berentsen as “Cosmo”.

Above, centre: Wayne Lister as “Kenneth” and Sandra Chambers as “Princess Maria” singing a duet “It’s a Lovely Day Today”.

Above: Wardrobe Mistress Miss Marie Spence.

Left: Doreen Mudgway with chorus, singing “Something to Dance About”.

Lower Left: Wayne Lister “Kenneth”, Fred Jackson “Grand Duke Otto”, Judith Cater “Grand Duchess Sophie” and Doreen Mudgway “Mrs. Adams”.

From left: Bryan Petrie “Sen. Brockbank”, Derek Belcher “Gallagher” and John McKenzie “Wilkins” singling “I Like Me”.

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The Richmond School held a Fancy Dress Ball at Maraenui School Hall on 5th July, it was a great  success and attended by over 200 children who were nearly all in fancy dress. The children entertained their parents and teachers with Folk dances and a Grand March, in return the children were shown movies and given supper.

Right: Three of the teachers, from left: Misses Jackie Graham, Shelley Iggulden and Anne Childs.

Left: Fae Smith made a delightful Indian maid, equally as lovely, Shiralea Shepherd as “Bo Peep”.

Below, left: Yes, it’s “Cleopatra and Mark Anthony”, portrayed by Helena Howell and Kim Wagg.

Above, left and right: “Howdy!” said Peter Taurima as a “Cowboy”. “Attention!” The call of Ashley Richardson (Soldier).

Below: “Ballerinas”, Sanora and Denise Diack, and “Sailor Boys” Stephen and Rodney Wagg.

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Recently H.B. Men’s Association Indoor Basketball Team played the visiting Australian team, Reno (Victoria), at Napier. The H.B. Women’s team played Taupo Association in a curtain-raiser; Hawke’s Bay winning 55 to 26.

Above, left: The Taupo team.

Right: H.B Ladies’ Rep. Team, from left, back row: M. Haye, J. Martin, M. Dowerick, D. Hook, M. Gallagher, H. Burgess, L. Miller, A. Wilkinson, D. Merritt and J. Johnson

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Above: Members of the Reno (Victoria) team, from left: Owen Hughen, Barry Saunders, John Batten, Fred Feegan, Mat Frances, Charlie Rostyn and Tony Parie.

Right: Hawke’s Bay Men’s Association, from left, back: G. Tuck, R. Wotherspoon, A. Dean, I Greenhalgh. D. Roberts, B. Goodson.

Front: B. Bowden, R. Robertson and D. Harford, Reno won the game 70 to 61.

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This photo which was supplied by M. L. Bee for Napier Seventh-day Adventist Church, is of Pastor and Mrs. Freeman McCutcheon, Seventh-day Adventist Missionaries from New Guinea, who have been visiting the former’s father, Mr. David McCutcheon, of Greenmeadows. Pastor McCutcheon, President of Seventh-day Adventist Church Missions in New Guinea and Papua, administrates several Hansenside hospitals, one general hospital, a large number of Mission Stations and over 123 schools.

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CUNNINGHAM – BILLINGTON. Recently at St. Patrick’s Church, Napier, Elaine Pearl, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Billington of Napier, was married to John Charles, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Cunningham of Hastings. They were attended by, from left, Mr. K. Wilson, Miss M. Williams, bride and groom, Mr. W. Cunningham and Miss G. Conaghan.
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SHERRIFF – LAMBESS. The marriage of Jillian Murial, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. T. C. Lambess, to Peter, son of Mr. and Mrs. K. R O. Sherriff, took place at St. Augustine’s Church, recently. Mr. and Mrs. Sherriff’s future home will be at Greenmeadows.
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Left: Mr. and Mrs. R L. Clareburt of Napier, recently announced the engagement of their daughter Glenys Edith to Alan Charles, son of Mrs. Lorna M. Granger and the late Mr. Walter R. Granger, of Dover Heights, Sydney.
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There was a good attendance at the Clive Football Club’s Cabaret Evening, held in the Clive Hall on July 30th. Almost all the people who attended were in Fancy Dress Costume. The pictures below are self explanatory as far as “what they came as” goes.

Below: Mr. and Mrs. B. Dellow, obviously enjoying themselves.

Right: Also having a ball, W. Beckett and J. Hutchison.

Below: Mr. and Mrs. G. Leonard and beside them is an unknown gentleman whom we shall call “Big Chief Sitting Bull”.

Right: Mr. and Mrs. Hellyer; Mrs. Hellyer won the Women’s Prize

Left: Mr. Tom Libby and Robyn Smith, and (Right) Mr. and Mrs. K. Williams, appear to be enjoying their evening.

A visiting couple and Mr. and Mrs. M. Pope; who won first prize.

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The Waipawa Musical & Dramatic Society’s production “The Boyfriend”, which was recently presented in Waipawa, was very well received. The picture we have here is taken at rehearsals, and Mr. David Monrad of Taradale is seen giving a few of the 30-odd cast members some instructions. They are, from left front: David Monrad, Tom Dallas,  “Lord Brockhurst”, Nancy Horney, “Hortense”, Lorraine Williams “Dulcie”, Peter Kale “Bobby”, and front, from left: Jan Kirk “Lady Brockhurst”, Bill Treseden “Percival Browne” (Polly’s father), Marie Godge “Madame Dubonnett”, Helen Kale “Polly Brown“, Johnny Williams “Tony Brockhurst”, and Vivian Bibby, “Maisy”.


“The Lark” is set during the trial of “Joan of Arc”. As the play open “Joan”  played by Adriann Smith, faces her accusers watched by her family and the royal court, who look on as she relives the early part of her life.

This play by Jean Anouilh, which ran for three nights and a matinee, was presented in the Boys’ High School Assembly Hall in August, by Sacred Heart College and Napier Boys’ High School, the first time the two schools had combined to perform on stage. It was produced by Mr. John Dow and Mr. John Beardsell.

Far left: Aston Parker is seen operating the switchboard, which requires much work to get the required lighting effects.

Centre: Prompt Kay Strachan calls for the next group of actors on the inter-com.

Left: A life of two jobs, Stephanie Nelson, off stage, studying for a University bursary.

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Right: “Agnes”, played by Yolande Gibson, watches in mild amusement as the young queen, Elizabeth Butten, criticises her husband “Dauphin” Michael Patterson.

Below: Sister Selinia discusses with “Joan”, “Agnes” and members of the cast a variation in the text.

Right centre: A stitch in time saves a mishap! On stage that is. Last minute needle work is part and parcel of backstage work, this time just before curtain up.

Below, left: In jail, “Joan” restates her case to  “Warwick”, Christopher Hanking, while “Beadricourt”, the man who first assisted her and her soldier protector. “La Hire”, Hammish Johnstone, support her statements,

Bottom, right: A view of the large cast, stagehands and producers, on stage.

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The Oldies of the Eskview Football Club played the Youngies of the same club at Petane Domain, Bayview, recently. The Oldies aim was to beat the Youngies, the deflating result was a 3-3 draw, but all the same the men enjoyed their game as you will see below.

Right top: D. Thomas at front on top of the ball, scored the only try in the game.

Right (from left): W. Sands, A. Cullen, B. Jordan, B. Spooner, B. Beachen, G. Steed, J. Mudford, W. Pearse and F. McLeod.

Below: A line-up of the two teams.


The Hastings Y.M.C.A. held a social evening in the Y.M.C.A. last month in the form of a parents evening. The parents were entertained with a sports exhibition and also the fun of the children while they played games organised for them, supper followed and wound up a pleasant evening.

Right: Mr. Chu and Mr. Chen, who are both instructors at the Y.M.C.A., are seen checking through articles collected by some of the children during a game.

Below: Mr. Chu is giving the children further instructions on yet another game, this one was to collect numerous signatures of certain guests present.

Bottom: A portion of the audience.

Bottom, right: Mr. Guy Baillie, President of the Y.M.C.A., is presenting Mr. Tom Libby with a prize which was won by his family during a team game.

Readers will remember “Hubert Laurie’s” consternation over the contents of the hat box which was unusually heavy and very securely locked – well here is your head!

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29th Sept.
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[Back cover photo – Features the well known and well loved Iren [Irene] Handl who visited and performed in Hastings recently.]

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