Hawke’s Bay Photo News 1961 – Number 035 October

35th Issue

[Cover photo – The fifth Queen of Hastings Blossom Festival, Colleen Tait, as she appeared on procession day.]

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Vol. 3
No. 11

Editor Arch. Barclay

Photographer Phil Moore

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Front Cover. The fifth Queen of Hastings Blossom Festival. Colleen Tait, as she appeared on procession day. Colleen is 21; lives in Pakowhai Road, Hastings. She is a hairdresser who has three times won trophies in H.B. hairdressing competitions.

Back Cover. Colleen on the official float flanked by her princesses Diane Francis and Norah Glew.

The Connoisseur

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The release of gas-filled balloons has become a feature of Napier’s Shopping Week in the past few years – especially when the balloons are likely to be picked up anywhere from Waipukurau to Wairoa, with prize vouchers attached.

These two lads are all set for the trolley derby, which, like all the races during Shopping Week, are held in the main street and also at the suburban shopping centre of Marewa.

Some agile mums set a cracking pace in a heat of the mothers’ pram race.

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Children were well catered for during Shopping Week. These kiddies turned out for one of the fancy dress competitions.

Mrs. Jill Williams, who came out of retirement to win the final of the pram race for the second time. She won in 1958.

Besides all the outdoor activities arranged by the retailers, the children had daily sessions offered at the Memorial Hall by the Kindergarten Association during their “Boys and Girls Week” as well as a bookweek at the Municipal Library.

At the library, Miss Bain, a former infant mistress, reads to a group of yougsters.

In the Memorial Hall basement boys (of all ages) found the car and train layouts an endless source of delight.

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Hairdos & Top Knots

A fabulous array of hairstyles through the ages with a peek into the future too, were presented by Chard’s Beauty Salon recently, in the Napier Memorial Hall. They had previously staged the parade at Wairoa and have since taken it to other centres. We have only room for a few of the exotic head-dresses and coiffures which made for a full evening’s entertainment.

Top left: “Witch Doctor” a fantastic pink feathered hair dress about two feet high was modelled by Yvonne Dawson.

Above: A touch of the future in these Space Girls’ hairstyles from outer space – Jacky Bromley, Jill Fargher and Bernice Bliss.

A brief interlude was provided when Basil Diack led in his pet leopard – Karen Lang.

A touch of the twenties as Janet Merrick and Brian Bates brought back the Charleston look.

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Wearing a white wool-plaited wig, Janet Price was a typical Dutch girl.

The white French wig and the beautiful gown were styled by Pat Carpenter as Marie Antoinette.

This exotic Spanish hairstyle was worn with all the necessary grace by Lorraine Munson.

Touches of gentle humour ware sprinkled liberally through the programme, This trio of mermaids was discovered by fishermen David McLeod, Ron McNaught, Denis Carpenter and Gary Harney. The mermaids were Judith Toms, Gay Jamieson and Doreen Smillie.

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South Pacific Offstage

While the Hastings musical “South Pacific“ was still in rehearsal, members of the cast contrived to take time off for a party and dance at the Puketapu Hall, organised by members Helen Codd and Peter Kale. It was a good opportunity for them to let their hair down before the stiff demands of a three-weeks season caught up with them.

Musical to their fingertips – Peter Kale, Brian Petrie (Stewpot) and Bruce Logan (Luther Billis) get in the groove on borrowed instruments.

Bruce Logan, Michael Harris, Pat O‘Leary, Ngaire Flowers and Brian Morley show how not to dress on Bali Ha’I.

Malcolm Palmer, Jenny Hall, Gladys Williams (prompt) and Ray Begg were others who paraded at Puketapu.

Sewing Class Displays Work

At the official opening of the Wycliffe Intermediate School assembly hall at Onekawa, Napier, the boys felt they could show off the work of the sewing classes better than the girls. The result: Back row from left: Dennis Lynn, Johnny Bergman, Billy Hardgraves, David Shaw, Peter Madsen, Michael Bull, Eric Karatau and Russell Kilpatrick. Front row: Murray Williams, Philip Young, Rodney Green and Roger Kean.

Keep them up-to-date with the old home town

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Napier Wedding


At St. Augustine’s Church, Napier, Helen Joyce Milliken, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. L. Milliken, Lucy Road, Napier, to William Frederick Quinn, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Quinn, Ward Crescent, Napier. From left: John Quinn, Shirley Scott, the groom and bride, Ron Bland and Mrs. Margaret Santarelli, Flower girl, Christine Manning.
Batchelors Studios Photo



At St. Columba’s Presbyterian Church, Taradale, Janet Esme McDonald, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. B. McDonald, Church Road, Taradale, to Alan Gordon.

From left: Joanna Mcdonald, Hemi Solomona, Betty Munro, the groom and bride, Sheena Beaton, Trevor Gordon and Merel Graham.
Batchelors Studios Photo

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We met this little fellow as we entered the room. On closer acquaintance we discovered he was quite docile except if disturbed while eating. Photo News politely declined an invitation to stay to lunch. But – how to go about this business.

1. First of all an impression is taken of your own teeth by your dentist using a pliable wax.

2. The impression is then sent to the dental technician who makes from it a model cast in artificial stone – similar to plaster of paris but harder.

3. Once it has hardened the impression is lifted off the model…

4. …which is then trimmed.

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5. An outline of the denture to be, is then pencilled on the model…

6….and a “bite-block“ is formed to this outline. First a base plate of a shellac material and wax heated to become pliable…

7. …is shaped to the model. A block of heated wax is then moulded onto the baseplate already in the shape of the denture.

This is the end of the first stage. The patient (you) must return to the dentist to have the bite taken with the bite-block.

8. Back at the mechanics the upper and lower bite-blocks are set on models of the patients mouth to give a correct relationship of the jaws. These are then set on an articulator designed to emulate jaw movement.

9. With a hot knife, teeth are now set in the wax “block” which has been formed by your dentist to the proposed shape of the denture.

This is the end of the second stage, The completed “setup” is then returned to the dentist for a further trial and in make necessary adjustments.

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10. In the third and final stage the technician seals the “wax denture” to the model and shapes the wax to simulate natural gums.

11. The wax denture on the model is “invested”, or set in plaster of paris contained in a metal flask.

12. When this has set, the counter half is poured in the other half of the flask and allowed to harden.

13. When the whole has set, the complete mould is heated in boiling water to soften the wax. The two halves are separated and the wax flushed out with boiling water.

14. Now we have a plaster cast with the teeth left in it and the wax has left the detailed shape of the artificial gums.

15. Plastic is now mixed. from a powder and liquid (polymer and monomer – a relation of perspex) into a dough.

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16. The dough is placed into the mould by hand is then pressed. 17.

The plastic is cured in a tank of hot water for eight hours, allowed to cool and then “deflasked” – that is extracted from the plaster of paris, 19.

The denture trimmed, 20, and polished, 21, is ready to wear, 22.

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21st Birthdays

Wendy Jane, daughter of Mrs. A. Jane and the late Mr. F. Jane, Georges Drive, Napier, seen with her mother, sister Cheryl and brother Peter, when she celebrated at the Old Folks’ Association Hall.

Syd Jago received his father’s advice and good wishes at the Oddfellows Hall. His parents are Mr. and Mrs. Tom Jago, Barker Road, Marewa, Napier.

Barry Sklenars, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Sklenars, Te Awa Avenue, Napier.

Photos by Batchelors Studios

Janice Lean, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. G. Lean, held her 21st in the old Folks’ Hall, Hastings.
Stuart Johnson Photo

May Wright. daughter of Mrs. and Mr. D. W. Niethe.

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First Communion

Father L. P. Spring, S.M., parish priest at Napier, with young members of his flock who have just taken their first communion. The young communicants belong to St. Mary’s Church and School Ahuriri.

Wellington P. O. Fire

These twisted girders are all that remained of the Post Office parcel store an Aotea Quay, Wellington, after fire swept through the building. The photo was sent in by B. Raxworthy of Hastings.

In Father’s Footsteps

Young Ian Pickett casts his line into the surf at Waitahanui, Lake Taupo. His father, Mr. T. F. Pickett, Southampton Street, Hastings, has long taken a keen interest in the fisherman’s art through his association with the Hawke’s Bay Acclimatisation Society.

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A host of 300 children from Taradale primary schools was called on last month to plant 150 trees in the town’s new Centennial Park. A large number of native trees was included, many of them berry and fruit-bearing to attract native birds. There were also ornamentals and single specimens as well as a cherry grove.

After planting instructions the children went to work. Bledisloe School pupils clockwise: Stewart Brooking, Ian Nugent, Heather Ramage, Michael Cullen, Linda Watson and John Mapu.

Russell Millington, Taradale School did a lone job.

Lee Maund and Barbara Halpin of Greenmeadows School planted their tree with loving care. Some day their children will reap the benefit of their project.

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Kindy Mothers

Kindergarten mothers’ clubs ares always well to the fore in providing their own entertainment in the community. The Hastings Central Club is no exception. At their annual birthday function they all turned out as characters from fairy tales or children’s stories.

The three blind mice were Josie Elliott, Betty Baker and June Rippon. Mrs. Dagg wielded the carving knife.

A Cinderella group, from Left: Rita Gardiner, Dorrie Eastwood, Joan Jenks, May Stevens (Prince Charming) Sadie Smith, and the ugly sisters, Gladys Monks and Pat Lowry.

The Madhatter, Pat Lowry; Cinderella, Dawn McFarland; the Wizard of Oz, Mrs. Pell; and Red Riding Hood, Pat Harmon.

Phyl Casey and Shirley Waterhouse as Hiawatha and Minnihaha.

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Rain, Hail or High Water

On a bleak Saturday recently harriers of the Hawke’s Bay – Poverty Bay district gathered at Clifton for their annual championships.

The juniors got away to a mass start and ploughed through the water at the beginning of the course… … and still a friendly wave for Photo News after a tough three mile run.

“A” Colts shiver in the frigid conditions as they listen to the starters instructions. Were they glad to get running!

Stewards stand by at the swollen Maraetotara Stream as the boys splash through.

The juniors too were glad to be on their way.

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Blossom Festival 1961

Again Spring came knocking on our door and Hawke’s Bay people opened it to another Blossom Festival – to chase the winter rains away. It may not have done quite that, but it did bring a ray of light relief into an otherwise dismal Hawke’s Bay scene.

Greater Hastings organisers were indeed fortunate to get fine and pleasant conditions for the Blossom Parade on September 9th – sandwiched as it was between steady rains.

Some claim it was not as good as in former years but there were many thousands seeing the parade for the first time who voted it “Tops”.

There was still just as much effort expended by just as many people to ensure the success of this 12th Blossom Parade; the public and private groups who built floats; the hundreds of citizens who made and affixed blossoms; the traffic controllers and stewards, the caterers, the bandsmen and marching girls, the entertainers and participants, even the police, and of course, the thousands who turned out to see – they all combined to create one of this country’s biggest, annual, community efforts.


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Mythical Chinese Iion

. . . and the clown who taunted him. Hawke‘s Bay Chinese Association.

Havelock North Citizen’s Association. The tractor driver – Barbara Inglis, a former Blossom Queen.

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Woolworth’s “Three Little Words”.

First – natural blossom section.

Leopard Brewery – Jason’s “Argosy“ and the Golden Fleece at the masthead.

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Heretaunga Tramping Club – mountain techniques and rescue operations.

J. Wattie Canneries – Frozen Foods.

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Raewyn Stringer in her beautifully decorated bicycle.

“The Riot Wagon” – aftermath of 1960!

Apple and Pear Board’s performing seal.


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“Latest Addition”

Judy Graham, who graced the Taradale Society’s float “Vineyard of Hawke’s Bay”.

This lass was one of several attractive fiddlers on Woolworths’ float.

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Morrison Industries Ltd.

The Humpty family continues to increase.

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Second – natural blossom section. Baillie Motors – “the years roll by”.

Marching girls too added their share of glamour.

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Memorial Hospital nurses

The Begley family were sadly disappointed when they arrived too late for judging of the children’s fancy dress section. However, Photo News came to the rescue with a promise to publish this photo to square the account.

[From left: Unknown, Michael, Margaret and in front, Luke – names supplied by Leonie White, née Sudfelt.]

Past N.Z. Champion Drum Major, Ian Sargent, gives a staff swinging display at the park.

The L.D.S. group came down off their float to entertain the crowd at Windsor Park after the parade.

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Blossom Queen, Colleen Tait, with Tauranga Orange Festival Queen, Patricia Barclay, left, and Rotorua Queen of the Roses, Rosemary Scholos right

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Many bands came from far afield.

Milk Treatment Station.

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The winning float, “Blossoms Around the World”, entered by Aerial Mapping Ltd., Hastings.

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Crowds at the blossom parade appeared as big as usual although estimates dropped the figure from 50,000, two years ago, to 35-40,000 this year. Last year‘s crowd was discounted because of rain.

Fun and Frolics

So successful have the Hastings retailers’ fun and frolics been in past years that this year they transferred their operations to the main street.

Bookseller and siesta-fan, Ian Hickman, reclines on the track while scooter contestants buzz him.

We wonder whether Selwyn Toogood chose the spot for this photo with it’s appropriate sign.

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“The five best dressed women in Hastings” according to the judges of the Spring Ensemble competition organised by the Hastings Retailers’ Association, during Blossom Week. They were chosen each day from shoppers in Heretaunga Street, and finally judged on Thursday, September 7th. From left: Mrs. J. Thompson, Mrs. C. G. Mudgway, Mrs. Marion Crawford, the winner of £30 worth of prizes; Mrs. D. R. Hembrow and Mrs. L. Rawcliffe.

A would~be escaper from the Hastings mock court received rough justice when he was apprehended and brought before judge Murray McKearney.

Harold Barden of Sutcliffes, was brought to book by Sid O‘Neill, Doug Grant and Barney Walsh, and fined for selling bagpipes in a music shop.

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Many shops went to great lengths to deck out their staffs for Fun and Frolics Day. Thorp‘s Shoe Store won first prize with this immaculate array of costumes.



Harold Barden of Sutcliffes in happier mood than at the mock court.

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Ugh! Westerman’s Reservation.

Hallenstein’s “Noddy’s Tea Party” on the footpath.

Hawke’s Bay Farmers – High Fashion!

Griffiths Footwear on deck.

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Sutcliffes’ Nigger Minstrels put all they had into their kerbside dixieland session. We understand their employer has disowned them.

The decision to transfer activities from a side street to Heretaunga Street was more than justified by the large crowd which turned out to enjoy the frolics.

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Queen Candidates

These are the girls who entered for the blossom festival queen eliminations this year. They are seen on the night of the final blossom queen concert when they were required to appear in a ball gown.

From left: Tui McGee, Joan Davey, Judith Tinklin and Margaret Kersey.

Gail Bishop, Marian Smith, Moira Hardy and Kathleen Smiler.

Patricia Langford, Colleen Tait, who became Blossom Queen, Barbara Carrington and Kay Davey.

Carole Platt, Pauline Bromley, Norah Glew and Diane Francis, both chosen as Princesses, and Colleen Barry.

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While waiting backstage to be called in the Blossom Queen contest, some of the girls performed a stately “rock ‘n roll gavotte” to the onstage music of Edward Bennett and his ensemble.

And in the same Assembly Hall on another evening, Selwyn Toogood paused in proceedings to dispense “Coke” to three children who wandered on stage – Gail and Chris Berrigan and Pauline Walsh.

Watties Corn Cobs were another group which entertained Blossom Queen concert crowds and helped to fill these popular programmes.

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When Selwyn Toogood called for contestants in one of his programmes recorded in Hastings during Blossom Week, he hardly expected this response. There weren’t many left in the audience. Some tough eliminations soon righted the situation.

This beautiful orchid specially imported from Malaya, was on display with others, at the Flora Court in the Apple and Pear Board’s building.

Besides the many classes for floral courts and displays, there is a highly competitive section for miniature gardens. This one, entered by Christine Baker of Hastings, won the first prize.

Answer to last month’s Picture Puzzle (Issue 34, page 12)
A woman’s plastic hair curler.

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These fresh-faced youngsters, all ninth grade members of the Technical College Old Boys’ ruby football club, journeyed to Porirua during the school holidays to play the local Club there. The A team won their match 14-0 against a team unbeaten in two years. The B team romped home with a 22-3 win. The boys are seen with their coaches, Ron Tozer and Barry Liddell before they left from the Napier station.

Junior Red Cross

At the annual combined Te Mata and Havelock North Red Cross gathering, children of the group presented a tableau play portraying the Geneva Convention and its importance to the society.

Members of the cast during the performance. From left: Murray Davis, John Tucker, Graeme Jones, Joy Fickling, Joanna Mackenzie and Joanne Beauchamp.

The soft-drink stall is always a popular feature. “Barman”, Michael Natusch serves Ian Small with a “coke” under the able supervision of Frederick Hardy.

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Not only does the Napier City Council clean up its streets, it also considers it a duty to keep the foreshore clear of debris and driftwood. They couldn’t import a little sand could they?

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On a recruiting campaign in Napier and Hastings army cooks demonstrated their trade to

….prospective army cooks.

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The annual nurses’ graduation ball held in the Hastings Assembly Hall, went with the usual carefree swing this year. Dancers thronged the floor all evening…

…but they took time out to gather round when young John Dick “went to town“ on the bongo drums. The innovation of continuous supper was a great success.

And the girls who had passed their state finaIs were in a happy mood too. These now qualified and registered nurses are seen with Memorial Hospital matron, Miss E. M. Hall.

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Police Sports Day

Not getting enough exercise on the beat, the police of the Hawke’s Bay and Manawatu districts decided to meet at McLean Park, Napier, for a “friendly” game of rugby. Hawke’s Bay selfishly went on to beat their visitors 13-9.

During the course of the match it became necessary to resort to police practices to ensure a local win. Local detectives handcuffed referee, George Nepia, to the goalposts.

Soccer Reps.

These lads recently travelled to Auckland to represent Hawke’s Bay in the under 16 North Island Soccer Tournament. Last year virtually the same team won the under 14 tournament easily. This year they met stiffer opposition and won only one game in five. Poverty Bay (Gisborne H.S. team) won the cup from ten other teams.

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Barry Franklin of Waipukurau, seen with his parents Mr. and Mrs. L. Franklin, Racecourse Road. He held his party at the St. John Hall.
Wendy Studios, Takapau

Tuakana Edwards. son of Mr. and Mrs. Taylor Edwards, Pukehou, with his mother at his 21st party.
Batchelors Studios Photo

Judith Smith. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Smith, Faraday Street, Napier, enjoyed her 21st at the James Banquet Lounge.

Moira Hardy of Cook Street, Hastings, cuts her cake while her parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. Hardy, look on.

Paul Bishop and his mother, Mrs. A. L. Bishop, Geddis Ave, Napier, when Paul celebrated his coming-of-age earlier in the year.

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Hastings Wedding


At Gospel Hall, Hastings, Valerie Florence Whitfield, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Whitfield, Pakowhai, to Barry Arthur Andrews, third son of Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Andrews, Matamata. They have made their home in Taradale.
Stuart Johnson Photo

Napier Weddings


At St. Augustine‘s Church, Napier, Dianne Elizabeth Taylor, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Taylor, Kennedy Road. Napier, to Colin James Reid, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Reid, York Road, Hastings.
Batchelors Studios Photo


At St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, Napier, Gillian Naida Anderson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Anderson, Ahuriri, Napier, to Cecil Harvey Swenson, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Swenson, Norsewood, Central Hawke‘s Bay.
Batchelors Studios Photo

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Gown of the Year!

“Fantasia” – Ann Lynch

“Petite Fleur“ – Yvonne Hindley

Once again Tam Cochrane’s “Gown of the Year” contest has been to Hawke’s Bay with it’s five glamorous models and a collection of dream dresses. Soon after this Photo News reaches you the winning design from amongst these fourteen fabulous gowns will be known. The final judging will be done by an Auckland audience on October 2nd. Meanwhile we present these gowns for your appraisal – all designed in New Zealand by New Zealanders and modelled by New Zealand girls.

This is the largest number of entries in this exacting contest, now in its third year. Tam Cochrane is certainly achieving her aim of encouraging local fashion designers to find a place in their own country. Of course, until the competition has been decided, the names of the designers will not be linked with their creations – we give merely the name of the gown. The five models who fashion them are Anne Lynch, Yvonne Hindley, Emma Migliore, Elaine Bullen and Dierdre Tomory.

“Rhapsody” – Elaine Bullen

“Bronze Goddess”

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“Moon Glow”- Deirdre Tomory

“Fountain of Paradise”- Emma Migliore

“Tulipana” – Yvonne Hindley

“Stardust” – Deirdre Tomory

“Ao-tea-roa” – Elaine Bullen

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“La Fleur d’Or” – Deirdre Tomory

“Maja” – Yvonne Hindley

“Versailles” – Ann Lynch

“Midnight Lace” – Ann Lynch

“Desiree” – Emma Migliore

And just a taste of some of the other high fashions modelled during the evening. Emma Migliore (incognito) displays the latest in beach attire.

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To give their Maori-Island group a little more latitude, the Hastngs Musical Comedy Company wrote in a prologue to “South Pacific” for its recent seventeen-performance run in Hastings and Napier. This shows an authentic hula in progress, danced to one of the island songs especially imported for this scene on exotic “Bali Ha’l”.

Timed during the last war, “South Pacific” has a wonderful setting of colourful forests and palm-fringed shores. Early in the story Marine Lieutenant Joseph Cable (Terry Coyle) explains to Island Commander, Captain Brackett (Bill de Garis) and 2/I/C, Commander Harbisom (Pat Gillespie) of the plan to place him and a French planter on a Japanese-held island to spot shipping movements and report by radio.

Three of the seabees (navy construction engineers) who provide much of the comedy, The “Professor” (Brian Wilkinson); Luther Billis (Bruce Logan) and “Stewpot” (Brian Petrie).

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Nurse Nellie Forbush (Patricia Chapman), decides to “Wash That Man Right Out of My Hair” after she has had a brush with French planter Emile de Becque. He enters while the song is in progress and the girls in full cry. After a short meeting with him Nellie exercises a woman’s right to change her mind and agrees to attend a party at his home.

The lusty men’s chorus of seabees sing the rousing number “Bloody Mary” to this shrewd Tonkinese woman (Sadie Brown), who knows all the wiles for extracting money from them for souvenirs. She also has Lieutenant Cable lined up to marry her daughter, Liat.

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Bloody Mary sings the delightful “Happy Talk”, while daughter Liat (Diane Kilworth) creates the actions for an entranced Lieutenant Cable.

As the finale of a Thanksgiving Day Concert on the island, Nellie Forbush and Luther Billis join in the noisy number “Honeybun”.

After the concert Emile de Becque (Arch Barclay) tackles Nellie about her request for a transfer (because of his former marriage to a Polynesian). Cable listens unhappily, then later persuades Emile to accompany him on the coast watch mission.

Cable is killed, but de Becque the mission successful, returns to find Nellie has once more changed her mind, has accepted his former life and fallen in love with his two children Ghana and Jerome.

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Four Generations

The christening of Colyn David Mackinlay, prompted this picture of four generations great grandmother, Mrs. Harker of Haumoana holding Colyn, flanked by her son, Mr. Jack Calnan, Napier, and grand-daughter. Mrs. P. Mackinlay, Taradale.
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A wedding was the occasion which brought this four-generation quartet together. At the Quinn-Miliken wedding (elsewhere in this issue) the matron of honour, Mrs. M. J. Santarelli and her daughter Josephine were photographed with Mrs. P. L. Milliken and Mrs. N. Manning, grandmother and great grandmother. Batchelor Studios Photo

Golden Jubilee

A posie and a buttonhole from grand-daughters Sally Ann Beach and Kathryn Haley must have helped make the day for Mr. and Mrs. C. N. Beach when they recently celebrated their golden wedding at the Memorial Hall cafeteria, Napier.

Twins Celebrate

And at the other end of the scale, twins Adele and Jenny Ansell are just on the threshold of life as they happily celebrate their fifth birthday. They are daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Keith Ansell, Savage Cres., Napier.

Batchelors Studios Photos

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Tareha School Ball

On the Darkey’s Spur Road which leaves the Napier-Wairoa highway at the top of the Devil’s Elbow stands the Tareha School. They recently held a school ball there and from our photos there would appear to be just as much ingenuity employed by mother’s of country children as there as those in the towns. No lack of variety there.


Business as usual down by the old mill stream? On one of the numerous occasion this winter when the rain got the better of the drainage system in the district, the shops at the corner of Tomoana Road and Frederick Street presented this picture. The shopkeepers in “Ducktown” were forced to put down blocks for stepping stones to bring customers to their doors.

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Large crowds thronged the Wairoa Electrical Exhibition held in the new Memorial Hall and sponsored by the electrical traders of the district, The Show was right up to the minute with its models and appliances and gave patrons a fuller understanding of our electricity supply system and its usage.

The “Do It Yourself” stand was a popular exhibit, as also were the cooking demonstrations.

Chidren taking part in a quiz session.

A Fireman stands by outside to give a searchlight demonstration.

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Wairoa College

Miss Rhonda Smith conducting the choir of Wairoa College when they performed during a school concert. The concert was staged at the same time as the electrical exhibition and provided another attraction in the town for two nights.

Boys of the school, including this clown, provided entertainment on the mat and high box.

The camera caught more than the aerialist in this revealing shot.

At the beginning of the programme the Maori Choir of the College sang three hymns unaccompanied in Maori.

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Homemakers’ Circle

Each year the Catholic Homemakers Circle entertains friends and husbands with an evening of sketches. They go to a great deal of trouble to dream up new situations to present in a hilarious manner. “Operation Smallgoods” needs no further explanation.

This group took patrons on a quick globetrot “Around the World in Ten Minutes”. Each member besides acting as a tourist, performed a dance or item from some distant part of the world.

“Breakfast Session” was an opportunity for Mums to get their own back on father and the children. Judging was by popular vote.

Dad used to dole out the “pin money”
When she was a young lady, your Great-grandmother took it for granted that Father controlled her finances. Very few young women in her day had careers outside the home – or were earning regular salaries of their own.
– but today there is a better way
How times have changed! The modern Miss manages her own finances, budgets for her expenses, and plans her savings. Each year, more and more young women are discovering the advantages of their own BNZ Cheque Accounts. It’s smart, it’s modern – it’s so much more convenient to pay bills by cheque, and your Bank statement will always show exactly where you stand.
Young woman – you need your own BNZ cheque account
1861  A Century of Progress  1961
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Next Issue
Oct. 26th

[Back cover photo – Colleen Tait on the official float flanked by her princesses Diane Francis and Norah Glew.]

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Published November 1958 – June 1967

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