Hawke’s Bay Photo News 1959 – Number 013 November

Hawke’s Bay PHOTO NEWS
13th Issue
November 1959

[Cover photo – Attractive Joy Kenny of Auckland, who was visiting a Hawke’s Bay farm at the time, poses for “Photo News” photographer.]

Inside cover page

Hawke’s Bay’s Own Pictorial News Magazine
Volume 2
No. 1

Editor H. D. Hanger

Postal Address
P.O. Box 470, Napier

Telephone Enquiries
4274 Hastings and 3697 Napier

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

Mail Order Service
“Photo News” mailed to you on receipt of 12 issue sub. of 32/-

Retail Agents throughout Hawke’s Bay



FRONT. Attractive Joy Kenny of Auckland, who was visiting a Hawke’s Bay farm at the time, poses for “Photo News” photographer.

BACK. A beautiful spring scene photographed in Cornwall Park, Hastings.
Photo by Roy Batchelor of Batchelors Candid Studios

From Lawn Mowers to Euclids – We Service Any Motor Vehicle

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“Ballet de Buck Jump”. An outstanding study of grace and co-ordination as horse and partner execute a series of complicated movements.

A popular sporting fixture, this year’s Rodeo at Meeanee again brought a large crowd to watch local and visiting riders try their skill.

“Look, Mum. No Hands!” To make it more difficult, his mount is headless and airborne as well.

“Well, what do you know. I always wondered what terra firma looked like!”

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What some people will do for a bottle of milk. Perhaps these fellows haven’t heard about milk deliveries and such!

The position here has been reversed, with the “milk manufacturer” still standing and two-thirds of the opposition hors de combat.

Not only the boys wore ten-gallon stetsons.


GIRLS! Don’t be shy – ENTER NOW for our monster SUNSHINE GIRL CONTEST
Entry is Free
At least 35 Entrants will receive Prizes varying in value from 2 guineas to £70
Contact any photographer or “Photo News” Photographers –
Batchelors Studios, Hastings & Napier,
Max Moverley, Waipukurau
Conditions of Entry and Prize List on pages 8-9

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“Wot! No grandstands for the horses!”

Quite a few of the competitors managed to stay on the required time.



Recently the Napier Table Tennis Sub-Association held a wind-up and dance and presentation of trophies at the Manchester Unity Hall, Napier. The Mayor, Mr. P. Tait, presented the trophies and shields to the title holders pictured here. From left, back row: A. Symons, Taradale Club; Joe Brown, Waiohiki Club; Noel Lyons (on behalf of B. Wilkins), Napier Club; B. L. Linton, St. Patrick’s Club; L. Sinden, St. Patrick’s Club; John McMillin, H.B. Club. Front row, L. Ramsay, H.B. Club; Eric Marriott, Napier Club; Mrs. Ivy Robinson, Napier Club; Mrs. Eileen Rees, Napier Club; David Christie and Peter Mathewson (on behalf of Don Burn), Napier Club.

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One of’the most inspiring sights during the Grand Parade on People’s Day at the Hawke’s Bay Agricultural and Pastoral Society’s Centennial Show was this six-horse team, here passing the packed grandstand. Driver is Roy Jessep.

Miss Retemeyer, daughter of the A. & P. Society’s Secretary, leads a pet goat in the parade.

In the midst of a spell of bad weather, People’s Day at the Show was a gloriously fine day, and here proud owners lead their dogs out into the ring to start the Grand Parade.

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This year’s show being a centennial event, the veterans’ shearing competition attracted a lot of interest, and entrant Mr. A. Tui at 57 years of age could still show the “youngsters” a thing or two.

Another competitor, 52-year-old veteran shearer Mr. A. Grant.

The Grand Parade, too, featured a large number of entries with the theme of old and new forms of equipment and transport. At right rear, to accentuate the progress made in the timber industry, Miss Daphne Roxborough of Takapau handles a late model chainsaw with ease.

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Mr. Staines and Family in an early Land Cab. The horse too, was a true veteran, being – at 29 years of age – the oldest horse there.

Mr. Black and Annette Warnes, in a horseless carriage nearly twice the age of the above horse.

Mrs. Nan Northey models a leather dress necessary for a car journey in the 1900’s.

Miss Rae Walker of Hatuma, and Miss Susanna Von Dadelszen of Waipukurau bring back memories of earlier times.

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Mr. D. McIntosh in the judging ring with his entry, which gained second prize in the best sporting junior section.

Mrs. Burtenshaw of Hastings grooming “Rajah” for the dog show.


At the Trinity Methodist Church: Margaret May McKee, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. G. McKee, to Donald James Morris, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Morris of Napier. Bridal party was, left background, Matron of Honour, Mrs. Aileen Maunder, and Groomsman Mr. Dennis Maunder, left, Junior Bridesmaid Ingrid Greeson, and right, Bridesmaid Miss Anne McGovern, and Bestman David McKee.
Photo by Batchelors Studios

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Prizes to the value of £250


Approximately £50 in goods plus £20 Cash Prize

A Classic Coat from McGruers of Napier up to the value of £20

Prize to the value of £12

Remaining Prizes will be given as Consolation Prizes, 1 prize to each runner-up

This is all you have to do

Send to Photo News, Box 470, Napier, a glossy print – size 6” X 3″ – of yourself in a bathing suit, shorts and top, playsuit, etc. Let your picture depict a happy shot in Hawke’s Bay’s famous sunshine.

Important- With your entry send name, address, occupation, age, and photographer’s name. (Top prize-winning amateur photographer will receive £3 of film from Batchelors Studios.)

Tell your photographer that the picture is for Photo News. Pictures by professional photographers or amateurs accepted. Photographs received become the property of Photo News and are not returnable.

If you are having difficulty in obtaining the services of a photographer, contact us and our photographers will make their services available.

A Special Midsummer Prize, sponsored by the retailers listed here will be given to the best entry received before the 10th of January.

ROACHES, of Hastings    A latest fashion swim suit of your choice    £6/6/-
“ANNA BELLE”, 227 W. Heretaunga Street, Hastings       A latest fashion frock of your choice    £6/19/6
DAVID GEOR, of Hastings and Napier       Latest fashion shoes of your choice    £5/5/-
HAWKE’S BAY FARMERS       A handbag of your choice    £6/6/-

The winner of this prize will be entered in the big contest to be judged at the end of the summer period.

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GIRLS! Just read this list of wonderful prizes, generously donated by retailers of Hastings and Napier. Send in your photo NOW

Hawke’s Bay Photo News      A Cheque for … 20.0.0
Batchelors Candid Studios, Hastings      Camera complete with night photo attachment … 5.5.0
A. W. Bott Ltd., Hastings      Electric Toaster … 3.0.0
Hannahs Shoe Stores, Hastings      Ladies’ Shoes of your choice up to … 5.5.0
Richardsons Pharmacy, Hastings      A set of Dorothy Gray Beauty Treatment up to … 2.2.0
Lovell-Smiths of Hastings      A 12 X 10 coloured portrait, with free sitting … 5.16.0
Knights the Chemist, Hastings     A complete Dorothy Gray Beauty Treatment … 3.10.0
Faircloughs Radio Ltd., Napier     An order to the value of … 3.3.0
Vogue (Hastings) Ltd., Hastings      Underwear to the value of … 2.2.0
Lockyers of Hastings     Ladies Ronson Toilet Razor … 7.17.6
Villa D’Este Salon, Hastings      A Permanent Wave  … 3.10.0
Martin Alexander Ltd., Hastings     Jewellery to the value of … 5.0.0
Leah Gowns of Hastings     An order to the value of  … 3.3.0
Columbus Radio, Hastings and Napier     2 L/P records of your choice … 4.10.0
“Anna Belle” of Hastings     A Swiss Manicare Non Iron Blouse … 2.19.6
Loach & Price Ltd., Hastings     An order to the value of … 4.0.0
Alan Grants Pharmacy Ltd., Hastings     A beautiful Corday Perfume Set … 5.5.0
H.& G. Lingerie Specialist, Hastings     Lingerie set to the value of … 4.0.0
McAra’s Ltd of Hawke’s Bay     An order to the value of … 5.0.0
H.B. Farmers Ltd.     Recordings to the value of … 2.15.0
Hunts Drapery of Hastings      Ladies Wear to the value of … 4.0.0
Noel Wilson Pharmacy Ltd., Hastings      Cosmetics to the value of … 3.3.0
Bon Marche Ltd., Hastings     An order to the value of … 5.5.0
H.M.V. House, Hastings      Part deposit on an H.M.V. Mantle Model Radio of … 4.0.0
Baldwin & Swanwick Ltd., Hastings      A painting of your choice to the value of … 4 10 0
Rodgers Pharmacy, Hastings      An order to the value of … 2.10.0
Bunkers Ltd., Hastings      An order to the value of … 3.3.0
Mills Shoe Store, Napier      Any pair of shoes of your choice … 5.5.0
Becks Pharmacy of Napier      A Photograph Album of your choice … 3.0.0
Happ’s of Sydney, Napier      Lingerie to the value of … 5.0.0
Disabled Servicemens Shop, Napier      A picnic basket to the value of … 5.12.6
Napier Battery & Electrical Co. Ltd.      A Westlock Electric Clock … 3.7.6
Bissells Electric, Napier      A stainless steel frying pan … 4.10.0
Wally Ireland, Napier      A framed coloured picture of choice to the value of … 4.10.0
Jan’s Beauty Salon, Napier      A Permanent Wave … 3.3.0
Beggs-Lockyers, Napier      2 L/P records of your choice … 4.10.0
McGruers Ltd., Napier      A classic winter coat of your choice to the value of … 20.0.0
French Glove House, Napier      A nightdress by Peggy Clark to the value of … 5.5.0
Corbett’s Wedding Ring House, Napier      A charm bracelet to the value of … 5.5.0
Bestalls Ltd., Napier      A blouse of your choice to the value of … 2.10.0
Chards Beauty Salon, Napier       A 12 month permanant waving contract
Martin the Jewellers, Napier       A pearl necklace to the value of … 5.5.0
Robt. G. Newell Ltd., Napier       An H.M.V. automatic iron to the value of … 2.19.6
Russell Orr, Hastings       A 12 X 10 coloured portrait with free sitting to the value of … 5.16.0
Mandarine Gift Shop, Hastings       A dinner set to the value of … 6.10.0
Garland’s, Jewellers, Hastings      A 3-row Pompadour Pearl Necklace … 5.0.0
Stuart Johnson, Hastings      A 12 x 10 Coloured Portrait with free sitting … 5.16.0

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SIMS – WILLIS. At St. John’s Cathedral: Dianne Margaret Willis, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Willis, to Desmond Leslie Sims, only son of Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Sims. Bridal party was, from left, Hugh Pattullo, Judy Sullivan, Kathleen Willis, Groom and Bride, Des Thompson, Janet Hollander.
Photo by Batchelors Studios


HARRIS – MILLS. At St. James’ Church, Whetakura: Dorothy Beryl Mills, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Hills of Whetakura, to Allan Harris, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Harris of Havelock North. Bridal party was, from left, Brian Moore, Ngaire Mills, Bride and Groom, William Bryce and Gladys Mills.
Photo by Barrets [Barretts] Studios, Dannevirke

A sponsor in our “Sunshine Girl” quest – BON MARCHE LTD., Hastings

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Josie Fowler and Julie Spotswood welcome guests to “An Evening in Paris”. This was the theme of a student nurses’ dance held in Hastings recently.

Jennifer Smith and her version of the Parisian “Sack Look”.

A group of student nurses who thoroughly enjoyed their trip to Paris. From left, Margaret McNeill, Shona Davis, Juan Taylor, Jenniffer McDonald, Jenny Hole, Diane Willoughby, Erin Hole, Jill Cameron and Judith Low.

A sponsor in our “Sunshine Girl” quest – RODGERS PHARMACY, Hastings

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Hastings and Districts Mothers Clubs combined to give an evening’s delightful entertainment in the Hastings Assembly Hall recently, with each club giving a half-hour item.


The opening scene depicting a family album picture with, from left, back row, M. Walker, F. Thoresen, E. Webby and J. Boyle; kneeling, D. Sparling and P. Sulzburger.

Penny Waddell, as a charwoman, sings “There was I, waiting at the Church”

Bathing beauties of the 1915 period: F. Thoreson, P. Sulzburger, J. Boyle and E. Webby.

A sponsor in our “Sunshine Girl” quest – MILLS SHOE STORE, Napier

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The Charwomen’s Chorus, B. Welsh, A. Hill and M. Papier.

Patricia Sulzburger as Carmen Miranda.


Dorothy Clark, Nola Harris, Betty Brain, Barbara Ericson and Nola Atkin of the Havelock North Club, sing “On the street where you live”.

A sponsor in our “Sunshine Girl” quest – HAPP’S of SYDNEY, Napier

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“Someone’s Honey Bees, from Barr’s the Grocer” – Dawn Welsh, Doris Eastwood, Carol Lowrey and May Stevens.

An appeal to Mabel Howard for correct branding – Joan Sneddon.

“The Rhumba” by Betty Baker and June Rippon.

LOWER RIGHT. These mothers popped into Harry Hopplewell’s [Poppelwell] and bought these lovely Airtex shirts — Sadie Smith and Betty Baker.

A sponsor in our “Sunshine Girl” quest – Napier Battery and Electrical Co. Ltd.

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Tutanekai (Lynn Marshall), Hinemoa (Dorothy Drew), Lord Nelson (Fay Walmsley), Lady Hamilton (Valerie Mays), King Charles (Cath Dorward), Nell Gwynn (Jean Hill), Hiawatha (Lesley Peters), and Minnihaha (Penny Berrigan).

The Goddess of Love (Vivienne Whitcombe) and her two maids (Mrs. Patal and Mrs. B. Smith) introduced the great lovers down through the ages as they came on stage.


A shot from the final scene of the Mahora Mothers’ Club play.

A sponsor in our “Sunshine Girl” quest – JAN’S BEAUTY SALON, Napier

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Sponsored by Blythes Ltd. of Napier, in conjunction with Newman Bros. this competition, which was only instituted last year, has proved to be so popular that Blythes and Newman Bros. intend to make it an annual event as part of the Napier Free Kindergarten Boys and Girls Week.

Winners of the Mother and Child section was Mrs. J. E. Henderson of 3 Milton Road, Napier, and her son Peter.

The major prize of a 14-day conducted tour on one of Newman Bros. tours, with all expenses paid, was won by Miss Jill Plested of Napier (left). Jill has chosen a South Island tour for early next year and we have made arrangements with Newman Bros. to feature a pictorial story of her trip in a later issue. Second place-getter was Jeannette O’Connell of Napier (centre), and Therese Pothan of Taradale gained third place.

Denise Kersey, 129 Waghorne Street, Napier, winner in the 3- to 6-year-old section.

A sponsor in our “Sunshine Girl” quest – McGRUERS LTD., Napier

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Elaine Pepper of R.D. 2, Napier, winner of the 12-15 yrs. group (second section) in which the model made the dress herself.

Sally Beach, daughter of Mrs. N. Beach of Bedford Road, Marewa, winner of the 7- to 8-year-old group.

Judy Christensen of Napier gained first place in the 12- to 15-year-old group. (1st section, in which the garment could be made by the mother.)

Some of the entrants in the competiton as they filed on stage during the competition.

Each section winner won a prize of a weekend in Wellington, with accommodation for the mother and child which was arranged by Newman Bros., plus £5 in Blythes Store Currency.

A sponsor in our “Sunshine Girl” quest – BATCHELORS CANDID STUDIOS, Napier.

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Gary Morris, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Morris of Hastings.
Reader’s Picture

Joan Frazer with her parents, Mrs. C. M. Frazer and Mr. J. Frazer of 105 Tomoana Road, Hastings.

Gwenda Wardle, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. W. Wardle of 51 Chaucer Rd., Napier.

Photos by Batchelors Studios

Max Galbraith, only son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Galbraith of 305 Hastings Street, Hastings.
Reader’s Picture

Beverley Hunt, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. Hunt of Bay View.
Batchelors Studio Photo

Brian Bates, youngest brother of Mrs. J. Forrest, Bay View.
Batchelors Studios Photo

Bruce Ralph, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. L. Ralph, Munroe Street. Napier.
Batchelors Studios Photo

A sponsor in our “Sunshine Girl” quest – A. W. BOTT LTD., Hastings

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Foundation members present at a special meeting of the Hastings Branch of the Women’s Division of the Federated Farmers, at which an official record book of long service was started. They are, from left, Mesdames R. J. McKinley, R. Wilson, R. E. Talbot, J. H. Joll, J. M. Joll, Miss E. Frobath, Mrs. W. Greening.

Mrs. F. Lowes, Dominion Vice-President, assisted members in the signing of the book. Seated is Mrs. J. B. Atkins.

The Mayoress of Hastings, Mrs. W. E. Bate, presents a spray to Mrs. W. H. Bryant.

Mrs. Knappe, a Wairoa and Hastings member.

Mrs. J. McNeil of Waimaramara receiving a spray from Mrs. W. E. Bate. Each long-service member was presented with a spray by the Mayoress.

A sponsor in our “Sunshine Girl” quest – RICHARDSONS PHARMACY, Hastings

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Place-getters in the Exhibition Perfectometer Competition

Miss Perfect Figure, 17-years-old Janice Hitchman of Taradale.

Jill Manning of Hastings – 2nd

Kerry McDonald of Napier – 3rd

Nicky Brown of Napier – 4th

A sponsor in our “Sunshine Girl” quest – KNIGHTS THE CHEMIST, Hastings

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JOHNSON – BRUCE. At St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Hastings:  Jean MacPhee Bruce, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Bruce of Hastings, to David Stuart Johnson, only son of Mr. and Mrs. D. N. Johnson of Napier.

Bridal party was, from left, Margaret Reynolds, Ian Willis, Anne McMullan, Groom and Bride, Grahame Marple, Angus Bruce, and Frances Taylor.
Lovell-Smith Photo


WRIGHTSON – CROZIER. At St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, Napier: Jean Margaret Crozier, only daughter of Mrs. and the late Mr. P. Crozier of 124 Waghorne Street, Napier, to John Pearce Wrightson, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Wrightson of Waghorne Street, Napier. Briday [Bridal] party was, from left, Miss Margaret Bird, Mr. Graham Kittow, Jean Lindsay and Mr. Gavin Ebbitt.
Photo by Batchelors Studios

A sponsor in our “Sunshine Girl” quest – VOGUE (Hastings) LTD., Hastings

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A very popular annual event at all schools is the Fancy Dress and Gala Day.


A very serious business – Jennifer Twigg, Hamiora Wainohu, Karen Twigg and Mathew Poto

“What are you?” Keita Hapi and Susan Graham.

Let’s have a Ball – Jennifer Neilson, Rosemary Bauckham and Susie Jolly.

Ann McNiece meets Father Xmas, David Berkahn

A sponsor in our “Sunshine Girl” quest – VILLA D’ESTE SALON, Hastings

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Of special significance was the Maraenui School Ball, as it was the first to be held in the school’s newly acquired hall. Originally used by the Richmond Block residents for local entertainment, it has now been presented by the latter to the school for use as an assembly hall.

Fancy-dressed schoolchildren gathered outside before going into the hall

Jennifer Hopkins, Can-Can Girl; Jennifer Stevens, a Russian Peasant; and Annette Puflett, a Gipsy [Gypsy].

Four-year-old Susan and 5-year-old Carol, two cute daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Keith Hendy of Richmond St., Maraenui, Napier.

David Thompson, the little drummer boy.

A sponsor in our “Sunshine Girl” quest – Corbett’s Wedding Ring House, Napier

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The family of Mr. and Mrs. T. L. Zachan of Napier Road, Taradale, posing for “Photo News” photographer. From left, rear, John, Colin, Kevin, Leslie and Arthur; Front, Beryl, Gavin and Gregory.


The little shepherdess in centre foreground seems to have temporarily abandoned her lamb, and the striking butterfly outfit is worn by Marilyn Peters of Havelock North.

“Little Angel”, six-months-old Shayne Rumble of Napier

A sponsor in our “Sunshine Girl” “quest – MARTIN ALEXANDER LTD., Hastings

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Judges of the Exhibition fancy dress competition were, from left, Mrs. W. L. Atherfold, Mrs. J. A. Creagh and Mrs. D. Mill, all of Napier. “Jock” Knowles, publicity chairman, looks a little worried about something.

“Miss Patoka” at Patoka Schools’ Ball

Attention to detail is evident in this picture of Master Alex Palmer who came along as “Miss Patoka”.


At the Napier St. John’s Fancy Dress Ball – Pamela George and Sharon Uren.

One thing about this fancy dress – it wouldn’t be much trouble getting ready after the bath. All washed up in towel, soap, etc., is Joane McClurg of Napier.

Peter Olsen, Ashley White and Allan Barber.

A sponsor in our “Sunshine Girl” quest – “ANNA BELLE” of Hastings

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This rig is the result of two months planning and weekend work by 22 boys of the St. Paul’s Scout Troupe as a project to foster interest in the movement. Not only did the boys erect the swing but they went into the bush, felled, hauled and hewed the timber which was donated by the Waikahau Timber Co.


A section of the troupe waiting their turn for a practice swing. Seated is Collin Binns and John Snadden; rear, Patrick Hoy, Hugh Prosser and John Burn; and lower right, Richard Binns.


Mrs. Beverley Bell of 45 Ward Street, Rununga [Runanga], and her 3-year-old daughter Allison, were chosen by popular vote as the winners of the “Mother and Child” contest run during Napier’s Exhibition.

One of the four finalists who were brought to Napier for one week as guests of the Exhibition Committee, Mrs. Bell received £50 as well as numerous presentation gifts from local firms.

A sponsor in our “Sunshine Girl” quest – BESTALLS LTD., Napie [Napier]

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Hungry boys must be fed, and the “caterers” for the wants of the twenty-two workers were Mr. and Mrs. Sutton, Mrs. Skelton and Mrs. Masseman, with “assistants” Susan Skelton and Rae, Lee and Keith Masseman.

Members of the St. Paul’s troupe combined with the Trinity Troupe to build and display a “Flying Fox” on People’s Day at the H.B. A. & P.  Centennial Show, and the boys are here seen manoeuvring the mobile rig into the “ring”. Both this rig and the “Giant Swing” operated throughout the day at the show.

Collin Binns on a practice run on the swing.

Wairoa Readers!
Photographs for “Photo News” of your wedding, 21st, engagement, etc., will be accepted and forwarded by – WATSON’S BOOK SHOP WAIROA

A sponsor in our “Sunshine Girl” quest – ALAN GRANTS PHARMACY, Hastings

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An aerial view of Waipawa, showing the area in which the baths are to be built. The recent Queen Carnival campaign which resulted in the target of £6000 being exceeded by £3000 has assured the continuation of this project.

Photos by Max Moverley, Waipukurau

A sponsor in our “Sunshine Girl” quest – McARA’S LTD. of Hawke’s Bay

A sponsor in our “Sunshine Girl” quest – MARTIN the JEWELLERS, Napier

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The Waipawa Queen Carnival, organised to raise £6000 for the building of memorial baths in Waipawa, was greatly assisted by a “King Carnival” with all the candidates for “King of Waipawa” entering into the project with a will; and here they are –

Jim Short, Empire Hotel

Ross Hammond, Onga Onga Hotel

Cyril Jackson, Patangata Hotel

William Fleming, Otane Hotel

John Wynn, Commercial Hotel


Bill Lawrence, Imperial Hotel

Photos by Max Moverley, Waipukurau

A sponsor in our “Sunshine Girl” quest – HUNTS DRAPERY of Hastings

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At the All Saints Church, Napier: Beverly Dawn Williams, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. W. Williams of Maramarua, Auckland, to William Jack James, second eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. L. H. James of Taradale.

Future home of couple is to be Davis Street, Greenmeadows.
Photo by Batchelors Studios


At St. Paul’s Church, Napier: Lynette Alice Duncan, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Duncan, to Robin Thomas Dickins, second son of Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Dickins, Palmerston North. Bridesmaids were Julie Dickins, sister of the Bridegroom, and Juliet Runciman. Couple are to live at Aohautere, [Aokautere] Palmerston North.
Batchelors Studios Photo

A sponsor in our “Sunshine Girl” quest – STUART JOHNSON, Hastings

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Not in bucketfulls, but in tubfulls – and on a Friday morning last month Napier South and Taradale residents awoke to find their lawns under water and the streets impassable. Napier very rarely is hit by flooding and never before has flooding been caused by rain and more rain of such quantity and intensity that the drains just could not cope with it.

Birdwood Street, Taradale, was one of the worst areas, and the sign (RIGHT) sums up the general feeling of flood affected residents.

As always in the midst of disaster the people most affected are able to smile and where possible see the humorous side of things, and we have endeavoured to capture this side of the picture rather than the unpleasantness.

Punts came in very handy in this street. Operating a ferry service is Mrs. S. Ross, Mrs. J. Blair and Brian Siggekow.

Allison Ross greets visitors from her garden box jetty.

It pays to build high letter boxes around these parts! The mail was delivered, too.

A sponsor in our “Sunshine Girl” quest – GARLAND’S JEWELLERS, Hastings

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Wycliffe Street, off the Kennedy Road extension, Napier, had its fair share and a little bit more; and this is as far as the Editor got on his way home. His wife was lucky enough to thumb a ride on a passing punt.

Mr. J. D. Little, of Wycliffe Street, solved the transport problem by putting to good use his surf ski.

Young Carl Taljaard has fun on his submarine scooter in Douglas McLean Avenue, Napier.

A sponsor in our “Sunshine Girl” quest –  DAVID GEOR, Hastings

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Napier children greeted sights like this with joy, and went to school hoping it would be closed – and in many cases they were right. Here 8-year-old Dennis Clode of 10 Kennedy Road, “sorrowfully” heads for home.

With just his chin showing, Marvin Norris of 14 Ward Crescent crosses Seddon Crescent at the Nuffield Avenue intersection.

Another group of holidaying school children – not all schools were closed, but of course it was far too difficult to get to school, especially with so much water to play in! From left are Patricia Mason, Judith Mason, Lester Reese, Vivienne Mason, Lindsay McMullen and (obscured) Randall McMullen.

A sponsor in our “Sunshine Girl” quest – ROBT. G. NEWELL LTD., Napier

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Under wet and difficult conditions P. & T. workmen toiled throughout the day and half the night to restore telephone communications between Napier and Marewa exchanges .

Wally Kutik of Napier works under canvas on the damaged cable.

Workmen lifting out the water-logged cable, which was renewed.

The Fire Department lends a hand with its pumps. Jim Downey, Snow Budding of the Fire Department, and Mr. G. Gilchrist, P. & T.

Finishing touches on the 600-pair cable by Bert Stretton and Mack Spring.

A sponsor in our “Sunshine Girl” quest – MANDARINE GIFT SHOP, Hastings

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They are not on a fishing expedition but on their way to work! Looking a little wet and bedraggled are, from left, Graham Mills, Andrew Jones and Ian Wilson, of Wycliffe Street, making their way up Kennedy Road, Napier.

This “Give Way” sign on a Taradale street was the only indication of where the street ended.

A lake-side residence? No, just a Taradale home with a temporary lake out front instead of two tennis courts. Out for a quiet canoe ride are Tony Malyon and David Fressell of Taradale.

A sponsor in our “Sunshine Girl” quest – HANNAHS SHOE STORES, Hastings

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.  .  . and it looks as if every child and teenager in Napier is trying to get into it. These pictures were taken by a “Photo News” photographer on Sunday, the 24th of October – the first really fine Sunday of the summer. The lower picture showing the crowded pool was taken just a few minutes after the top picture, which shows just as many still waiting to go in.

A sponsor in our “Sunshine Girl” quest – LOVELL-SMITHS of Hastings

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Kathleen Wales, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wales of Alexander Crescent, Hastings.

HASTINGS WEDDING. HOLDER – KEONG. Beverley Keong, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. Keong of Hastings, to Neil Holder, son of Mr. and Mrs. Manley Holder of Waipukurau. The bride’s sister, Janet Keong, was bridesmaid and Mr. Robert Davis was best man.

Celebrated at the Old Folks Hall, Hastings, was the coming-of-age party of Barry Clark, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clark, Hastings.

Five past presidents who attended the 21st celebrations of the Hastings Male Choir, held in the Old Folks Hall, Hastings, late last month were, from left, Messrs. Jack Spence, T. Macdonald, T. Jackson, J. Boyd and F. C. Rush Munro who was first president of the choir.

Photos by Candid Camera Studies, Hastings

A sponsor in our “Sunshine Girl” quest – FAIRCLOUGHS RADIO LTD., Napier

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Spring is here – regardless of floods – and it’s the time when men keep a close watch on their wallets and women’s eyes start to light up with the prospect of new spring and summer outfits. To encourage this state of affairs Jenny Lee of Hastings, in conjunction with the Junior National Party, staged a fashion parade in the Assembly Hall, with local girls modelling the latest in spring and summer wear.

Diane McCutcheon, “Wedding Guest”.

Nicki Brown of Taradale, “Gay Peasant”.

Kay Brigham, “Emerald Isle”.

A sponsor in our “Sunshine Girl” quest – LOCKYERS of Hastings

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Murray McKearney, announcer, and Deirdre French, “Demure and Sweet” by Cole.

Juliet Conway, “Prairie Flower” by Cole.

Betty Larkin, “Female Animal” by Cole.

A sponsor in our “Sunshine Girl” quest – LEAH GOWNS of Hastings

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Just to show that the ladies can’t have it all their own way, this modern men’s and boys’ wear store in Emerson Street, Napier, stepped into the women’s world and featured a fashion parade on 2ZC’s “Women’s Hour” with Valerie Austin. (Valerie is fast becoming a “Photo News” star.)

The parade was staged in the station exhibition studios during the Napier Exhibition and was watched by a very large crowd.

Valerie Austin, announcer, and Mr. Ron Steele modelling a single-breasted shadow stripe suit.

Fourteen year old Gary Southgate of Napier.

Ron Steele and Bernard Hill, copy writers for our local radio stations, portray shortie pyjamas for modern night wear, and far away back in the dim dark ages.

Bill Shuker, a Napier businessman, was roped in to model this futuristic bathing suit which will probably be worn around the 2060’s

A sponsor in our “Sunshine Girl” quest – COLUMBUS RADIO, Hastings and Napier

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Photos by Candid Camera Studies

BARHAM – TASSELL – Marie Therese Tassell, daughter of the late Mr. Tassell and Mrs. V. M. Tassell of Hastings, to Charles Russell Barham, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Barham of New Plymouth.

Bridesmaid was Rose Dassler, and best man was Mr. Jim McCarthy.

Bill Bell, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Bell of Havelock Road, Hastings.

Pat Geenty, son of Mr. and Mrs. Geenty of Oak Rd., Hastings.

Trevor Jeffries, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jeffries of Havelock North.

Phillip Mardon, second son of Mr. and Mrs. P. Mardon of Pakowhai Road, Hastings.

A sponsor in our “Sunshine Girl” quest – LOACH & PRICE LTD., Hastings

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The new tennis club pavilion and courts which cost between £5-6000 and which is reputed to be the finest building of its kind in N.Z., was recently opened by club president, Mr. Alex Savage.

Memorial Plaque, hung in the pavilion in memory of Mrs. Crowther who, by donating two sections to the club many years ago, made the new building possible.

Taupo’s Mayor, Mr. Joe Storey, serves the first ball on the new courts.

The Nukuhau Hockey Team which won all of the last season’s fixtures, including the championships.

A sponsor in our “Sunshine Girl” quest – H. & G. LINGERIE SPECIALIST, Hastings

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An impressive and inspiring building, the Hastings District War Memorial Library was last month opened and dedicated at an official ceremony witnessed by over 2500 people.

In the foyer – the Hall of Memories – visitors inspect the large mural (reproduced opposite) and behind them can be seen one of the figures which have been sandblasted into the front plate-glass windows.

Lt.-Colonel N. J. Rainbow, marshall of the parade, and Miss Topsy Bolt, Commandant of the Hastings Red Cross Society, make their way into the hall.

A sponsor in our “Sunshine Girl” quest – H.B. FARMERS LTD.

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The central section of the huge mural which covers one wall of the Hall of Memories, under which is permanently enshrined the names of those who gave their lives in both great wars.

The Air Force is represented on the left and above by a “dog-fight”, and a naval battle is depicted on the right.

Originally planned for an outdoor ceremony, the threat of rain necessitated its being held in the building itself, and the many hundreds who could not get in heard the ceremony over loudspeakers.

Veterans file through the Hall of Memories. Four soldiers of the Hastings Regiment formed a memorial party, standing one in each corner of the hall with reversed arms throughout the opening ceremony.

A sponsor in our “Sunshine Girl” quest – NOEL WILSON PHARMACY LTD., Hastings

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Jack Maybury’s quiz shows went a long way towards making the Exhibition the success it was. Even though the rain dogged the ten-day event it wasn’t enough to stop the crowds flocking to the “6400 Question” and the “Number, Please” shows.

Eric Robertson receives his qualifying gift from Jack Maybury after answering the first four questions correctly. Eric apparently had his eye on the gold watch at the 400-mark, as he went that far without much difficulty and then stopped.

Mrs. Gregg of Napier took the subject of “Quebec”, but was unsuccessful in gaining a major prize.

Mr. Des Gibson receives his qualifying gift.

During the show children were invited on stage for a chat, in return for which they each received a bottle of “Coke”.

A sponsor in our “Sunshine Girl” quest – BALDWIN & SWANWICK LTD., Hastings

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“Number 7, please,” says Mr. Dick Wood who, even though he sang with a very broad Scots accent and had the crowd singing “The Northern Lights of Aberdeen”, was an Irishman as far as Jack Maybury was concerned.

Large crowds, regardless of the wet and cold conditions, packed the covered Centennial Grand Stand to see and listen to the “Number, Please” show.

Star of this show was Mrs. Doris Cottle of 3 Burke Street, Napier, here concentrating on her “song for a £1”. After this ordeal Mrs. Cottle went on to win the “Ladder of Luck” and a Frigidaire.

From the audience, Mr. Cottle advises his wife to “Take the Fridge”!

A sponsor in our “Sunshine Girl” quest – BUNKERS LTD., Hastings

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For the fourth year in succession Takapau residents turned out to watch seven basketball teams fight it out for the Rosalie Anderson Memorial Cup.

In an early game the Takapau ‘A’ girls came up against he-men tactics. P. Moaut gets the ball away, with two of the “Soaks” team, B. Johansen and R. Rupuha arriving a little late. P. Check is down and out.

The two best teams, Takapau ‘A’ and the “Teetotals” (married men) in an exciting final with the girls taking the honours, 9-6.

The winners, back row, from left: A. Allen, M. Allen, J. Miller, A. Tucker and L. Sharples. Front row, M. Rupuha, E. Maaka (capt), A. Taurua and P. Moaut.

A sponsor in our “Sunshine Girl” quest –  BECKS PHARMACY, Napier

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Kevin Bearsley, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Bearsley of 118 Te Awa Avenue, Napier.

John Latton, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Latton, 401 Collinge Road, Hastings.
Lovell-Smith Photo

Maureen Hodson, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. R. Hodson of 227 High Street, Dannevirke.
Reader’s Picture

Miss Beverley Symes, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. Symes of 1024 Hood Street, Hastings.
Batchelors Studios Photo


Anne Lorraine Berntsen, only daughter of Mrs. J. Berntsen, to Richard Lyndon Patching, eldest son of Mrs. K. H. Patching of Levin.
Batchelors Studios Photo

A sponsor in our “Sunshine Girl” quest – DISABLED SERVICEMENS SHOP, Napier

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Ladies, girls, and children, take note – this is what you will be wearing next year.

Models displaying next year’s casual and dress footwear at a private showing in the War Memorial Hall, Napier, recently were Miss Helen Germain, an Auckland model.

Seven-year-old Rhonda Spiller of Napier and Mrs. Ruth Wait of Taradale,

Miss Gail Smith of Napier.

A sponsor in our “Sunshine Girl” quest – BISSELLS ELECTRIC, Napier

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Compere for the parade, sponsored by the New Zealand Footwear Distributing Co., in conjunction with the Carlyle Footwear Co., was Miss Tam Cochrane of Auckland.

Some of the ladies present indulging in the fairer sex’s favourite pastime.

A selection of the shoes displayed.

A sponsor in our “Sunshine Girl” quest – WALLY IRELAND, Napier

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Judges Mr. Peter Tait, Mayor of Napier, and Jaycee Mr. A. K. Monagan judged the guy of Tony Chittenden and John Ennor as the best entered in this year’s Guy Fawkes competition.

Beauty and the Beast. A cute little girl, Katherine Miller, received a prize for the youngest girl entry with her not-so-cute effigy of Guy Fawkes.

A broken arm did not stop Rita Gilchrist (right) of 91 Vigor Brown Street, Napier, from pushing around this sinister looking character. With Rita is Dale Ansell of 3 Shamrock Street, Napier.

Second place-getters were, from left, Jaqueline, Denis and Laurie Flittenden.

A sponsor in our “Sunshine Girl” quest – BEGGS-LOCKYERS, Napier

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So many people have asked just how the H.B. Farmers’ Blossom Float was transported that we asked the designer to let us reveal the secret.

A picture of the float in its early stages of construction shows how the motive power was cunningly tucked in under the front end.

A close-up of the cut-down Land Rover shows how the driving controls, other than the gear shift, were shifted forward of the motor. The reason for this was to allow the float proper to be as low as possible. The driver was Ian Ebbett and co-pilot, Charley Proctor, worked the gear lever when required. As can be well imagined, a high degree of co-ordination between Ian Ebbett and Charley Proctor was necessary to avoid loud grating noises as the gears were changed.

Shows just how close to the ground the clutch and brake pedals were set.

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A sponsor in our “Sunshine Girl” quest – FRENCH GLOVE HOUSE, Napier

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Stuart Jones of the Hastings Golf Club, who has recently made a name for himself both in New Zealand and overseas. The two cups are, left, for the N.Z. Amateur Championship, and the Bledisloe Cup for the best amateur in the N.Z. Open.


Susan Tabernacle and Lynette Evans competing in the 10- and under 12-year-old Highland Fling event at the picnic sports meeting held at Clive on Labour Day. With the emphasis on family participation, this annual event always attracts a large crowd, and this year the old cry, “It always rains on Labour Day”, was well and truly wide of the mark.

Mrs. Gible romps home the Winner of the Ladies’ Egg and Spoon race.

Scratch markers in the 1½-mile cycle race: Les Ralph (pusher, R. A. Wharton) and Lawrence Cook (pusher, D. Reece).

A sponsor in our “Sunshine Girl” quest – CHARDS BEAUTY SALON, Napier

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The Labour Day sports is a day for the family to get together for a picnic, and in this group are Mr. and Mrs. W. Boyle, Mrs. Boyle, snr., Mr. and Mrs. Sweetman, Mrs. Alderman, Mr. and Mrs. S. Boyle, Mrs. Taylor and their children.

Mr. and Mrs. L. Dyer and Family, another group enjoying a picnic lunch between sporting events.

Piper Tony Watters, from Waipukurau, provided the music for the dancing events.

A sponsor in our “Sunshine Girl” quest – H.M.V. HOUSE, Hastings

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by “Red  Cloud”

ARIES – March 21st to April 19th
Keep practical all month, even though prospects for unexpected good fortune are high and likely to be fulfilled directly after the holidays. Accent is still on distant matters and travel, stimulated intellectual conquests in business and social life from the 13th onward. A bonus or a profitable gift may be yours, 20th – 21st. Avoid quarrels with your loved ones, foolish risks, over indulgence on the festive 24th – 25th. New Year’s Eve and Day should be the best for you. Better than for years.

TAURUS – April 20th to May 20th
The crown of victory should be yours this month, or at least it is on its way to you early in the New Year. Partnership matters are rewarding; expanded, solid and long-lasting worldly progress is yours for full participation. A powerful ally can establish or back you to new heights. Engagements, marriages are for you now. Don’t let hurt feelings, unexpected disappointments cause estrangement on the holiday uplift, 24th – 25th. Social activities and old friends or situations arising from the past, could fulfil some special hope or wish of yours. This promises to be one of the happiest and concretely rewarding New Years for the steadfast.

GEMINI – May 21st to June 21st
If you think before you act, you will find this one of the most rewarding months financially, emotionally and psychologically. Some faithful and important person in your life appears to help you. You should know a new certainty in your domestic setup as well as in that “place where you live inside you”. Inspiration and joyous messages bring holiday cheer.

CANCER – June 22nd to July 22nd
This month is as vital to your future as it is dangerous to the foolish. Conclude important business after the 4th, but leave the way open and room for outstanding financial and personal events, surprises and increases after the 26th. They hold a glowing good fortune for heightened daily living and joy in 1960. No upsets on the 24th – 25th. It should be the happiest of New Years for you.

LEO – July 23rd to August 23rd
First ten days hold tremendous potential financial and job security. Because this is long-term, be prepared for hard work and read all the fine print. Inspiration, good news and a harmonious conclusion of old situations provide additional blessings, 20th – 28th, with special accent on 26th – 27th. So don’t let 24th – 25th cause a rift in your romantic or home partnership. The 31st could bring developments for future expansion.

VIRGO – August 24th to September 23rd
The important business, ambition, romantic and personal goals begun during January-March can be concluded and/or established on a remarkable level of lasting worth and recognition. 4th – 11th, accent is on your home or base of operations where you should have renewed happiness and certainty. Entertain. The last week can be unexpectedly profitable and increasing benefits, bonuses and backing should be yours without asking. You can now apply for that patent on your invention or that formula for success.

LIBRA – September 24th to October 23rd
Your popularity is high, bringing you personal favours and acclaim. Accent is still on active prosperity and financial matters. Some person of authority backs you to the full in domestic or professional circles, 2nd – 11th. The 13th – 16th opens the way to capitalise in permanent monetary or time investments, ditto, 20th – 28th. A bonus or business contact, 20th – 21st, promises to be most fruitful. Don’t let holiday pressures or overindulgence cause a romantic quarrel, 24th – 25th. Community and business affairs along with exciting news bring the last week of the year to a scheduled opulent grande finale.

SCORPIO – October 24th to November 22nd
This should be one of the outstanding months in many years if you have acted wisely, previously. Financial increase, bonuses and love are yours as well as invitations and pleasant news from the 4th onwards. The 20th – 21st and 26th – 27th can be outstanding days for your private and worldly renown, so don’t let emotional upsets of the 24th – 25th get out of hand. Some special intimate surprise can terminate the old year and catapult you to a high position by New Year’s Day. Best of all, this will but point the way to additional treasure the first month of the New Year.

SAGITTARIUS – November 23rd to December 21st
You can and you should rise and shine from the 5th onwards, when personal affairs, popularity, some special secret happiness reach a new high. This should be one of the outstanding months of the seven-year cycle for you. So don’t let emotional upsets of the 24th – 25th spoil things. The cosmic promise of the last few days can bring you a heart’s wish and/or a worldly goal beyond your imagined limits if you have worked to attain this celestial abundance.

CAPRICORN – December 22nd to January 19th
The year ends with your planetary supporting cast giving you full co-operation in all directions. Business, inspirational ideas, long-term plans, important associations and financial increase are slated for you all this month. Clamour [Glamour] and romantic uncertainties, even disappointments, are possible 24th – 25th, but your stimulated social holiday programme is not likely to give you much time to mope. Anyway, December 26th – 27th brings a communication of exciting surprise that should bring down the curtain on your 1959 theatre of the stars amid universal applause.

AQUARIUS – January 20th to February 18th
If you have done your part, your mixed cosmic blessings become a heavenly blend of dynamic achievements now, while new worlds beckon. Your popularity, renown and prosperous business and personal partnerships, your capacity to express your ideas, talents and renewed inner strength, can make this month one of the most outstanding of your life. Best of all, it is but a spring-board to greater goals under the now revealed cosmic secrets of this cycle.

PISCES – February 19th to March 20th
You can rise and shine after the 4th. This should be an outstanding month for professional matters and your overall goals in romance and worldly standing. Tremendously powerful alliances, social and business, arrived at by the 11th are strangely long lasting. Inspiration and travel potentials, plus money and renown are big possibilities, December 20th – 28th. No emotional upsets 24th – 25th. Bonuses, promotional news, job advances and sudden personal public achievements on the 31st can, and are intended to culminate your 1959 harvests in a burst of glory.

Printed photo-litho for the publishers by Swailes, Hurst & Co. Ltd., Napier

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On a recent Friday in Hastings, shoppers gathered inside and outside the Anna Belle dress shop to watch an unusually presented fashion parade. Models from Napier paraded the length of the shop and then stepped up into the display windows for the benefit of the large number of passers-by who had gathered on the footpath.

Mrs. Dawn Wright in an Alice Edwards Calpreata Cotton.

Mrs. Lorraine Chamberlain (wife of our famous radio announcer, Neville) wearing an Alice Edwards Calpreata Cotton.

Mrs. Robyn Cox – a Cabana Sunfrock

Mrs. D. Wright models a navy and white afternoon dress with reversible collar.

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[Back cover photo – A beautiful spring scene photographed in Cornwall Park, Hastings.]

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