Hawke’s Bay Photo News December 1961

Hawke’s Bay PHOTO NEWS
37th Issue

[Cover photo – Bette Cameron, 15 year old Colenso High School pupil was this year’s winner at the “Miss Revue Skating Club 1961″, held during the Revue Skating Club’s annual club championships.]

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VOL. 3
No. 13

Editor Philip Moore

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Front Cover. Bette Cameron, 15 year old Colenso High School pupil was this year’s winner at the “Miss Revue Skating Club 1961″, held during the Revue Skating Club’s annual club championships. Bette will now go on to the National Championships held in Christchurch in the New Year and compete for the National title.
Phil Moore Photo

Back Cover. This would never do for Bondi, not for that matter would it do for Napier’s Marine Parade if recent press reports are to be taken seriously.
A. W. Colley Photo


On the first official day of the swimming season in Napier, October 21st, our photographer got as far as the diving board at the baths on the Marine Parade, to take this long shot. It’s the nearest he’s been to a swim in years.

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Men at Work. Graham Giblett, Jack Semple, Roger Brebner, Dion Sceats, Ian Scott (and son Tony) and in front, Leo Gosney (and son Murray), Jim Ronberg, George Gillies, and Ash Evans, were quite happy to take a break and pose for our cameraman during the building of the Napier Jaycee’s monster Guyfawkes bonfire, An annual community project, the bonfire, along with the Guyfawkes parade, again proved to be the major Napier attraction on Guyfawkes day wiih thousands packing Napier’s foreshore in the not too close vicinity of the bonfire when it was lit at 7.45 p.m.

A very welcome and attractive addition to the work party, Mrs. Pat Gosney, president of the Jaycettes, provided a “cuppa” for the 17 Jaycee’s working on the project.

A sofa donated by a Napier resident provided quite a spectacular touch to the bonfire. In the “Hot Seat” is Dion Sceats. Fortunately he managed to climb down before lighting up time.

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Guys entered in the Jaycee’s Guy parade were judged by Mr. Peter Tait, Mayor of Napier, with prizes given for the best three. Final selection was made by popular acclaim. Apart from the winners, every child in the parade received a bag of fireworks donated by the Jaycee’s.

Judged third was this Guy made by Dianne, 11, and David Herbert, 6, of Marewa.

Second prize want to Desmond Sutton and …

. . judged as the best Guy by tremendous acclaim was this “Guy on a rocket”, made by Alister and Bruce Sutherland, and Gordon Veake.

A very enthusiastic “clapper”, in fact almost a cheer leader, Marion Roos applauded long and loud for every Guy as it was presented for the audience’s approval.

2½ year old Carol Mouritsen, of Taradale, as the youngest girl in the parade, received a prize donated by Ron Sang of Napier.

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There were many youngsters who had their first introduction to fireworks on Guyfawkes night and “Dads” had a very busy time coaxing junior into not being afraid of fireworks. Philip Edmonds, Michael Edmonds, Glen Taylor take it very cautiously.

Karen Martin would be just as happy at home with her “Teddy”.

Diane Cooper was quick to learn and gets a real thrill out of her sparkler.

Grand Finale to the Napier Jaycee’s efforts.

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Takapa [Takapau] Wedding

The wedding of Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Hodgson of Waipukurau, was recently held at St. Vincent’s Church, Takapau. Pictured, from left to right: Gary Hodgson, groomsman; Ann Thom, bridesmaid; the groom and bride, Mrs. Rosalie Taylor, matron of honour; Neville Shakespeare, pageboy; and bestman, Keith Draper.
Wendy Studios Photo

Hastings Wedding


At St. Andrew’s Church, Hastings, Marion Judith Ferguson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Ferguson, Whakatu, to Lyall Carl Hellyer, son of Mrs. L. Hellyer, Haumoana. From left: Janice Ferguson, Gordon Bulled, the groom and bride, Alan Williams and Margaret Meining. Flower girls, Alison Hellyer and Glenda Ferguson.
Lovell-Smith Photo

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Torch Light Festival of Dancing

A torchlight festival of dancing and rhythm produced these pictures at the Onekawa School, Napier. Standard three pupils are performing a folk dance.

Standard IV pupils give a display of rhythm work before a crowd of parents and friends. The evening performance was another means of raising funds for a school assembly hall and community hall.

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Each year young people from member churches of the National Council of Churches in Hastings and Havelock North, journey to Te Mata Peak for a dawn service on World Communion Sunday. The sermon was given by the Reverend John Ziesler, of the Hastings Baptist [Methodist] Church. The Salvation Army Band provided music for the hymns.

One of the lovely views from Te Mata Peak, taken on the same morning – looking over Havelock North to Hastings, with ranges in the distance.

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Havelock Wedding


Lorna May Lambert, daughter of Mrs. N. Lambert, to Anthony Joseph Beale, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. N. Beale, Havelock North. From left: Michael Beale, Myra Lambert (twin sister of the bride), the groom and bride, Brian Donkin and Robyn Hill.
Candid Camera Studies


Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Hart; “Hartleigh”, Tutira, recently celebrated their silver wedding with a function at the Tutira Hall. They are seen with their family, Ngaire, Peter and Glenys.
Photo by Batchelors Studios

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Big crowds thronged the rodeo grounds at Meeanee for the annual buckjumping and rough-riding events, The usual minor injuries – broken arms, bruised bottoms and the like – were suffered, mostly in silence.

This three-point landing might easily carry the warning “steer clear”.

Just tame – the shameful case of the nag that wouldn‘t buck.

Many buckjumpers are interested in ballet.

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Panic stations. The wild steer is loose somewhere in the middle of the melee.


Ups and downs

“Look – no hands”


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Bleak conditions made it rather unpleasant for the annual Coleman Shield shoot held at roys Hill Rifle Range, near Hastings.

Cadets, well-wrapped in greatcoats, stand round the score board as the competition between secondary schools progresses.

Captain T. W. Carpenter, Napier Boys‘ High School, who has been awarded the Cadet Forces Medal for 12 Year’s efficient service. The medal was presented at Roys Hill by Major R. W. Collins, Area Officer, Area 7.

Members of the school teams taking their turn at the mound. Spotters lie beside the boys as they shoot. The Coleman Shield was won this year by Hastings Boys’ High School.

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Summer Officially Opens

The paddling pool beside the Napier baths is always a popular spot with mother and children. The recent good weather has brought the youngsters out in force.

The adjacent play area on the beach also attracts the children who have made full use of the swings, slides and roundabouts there.

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Work has been progressing steadily on the extensions to the Hawke’s Bay Farmers’ wool store at Ahuriri. The new two-storey additions will be ready for use this season.

After many years of gradual silting-up, the yachting basin, Scapa Flow, Ahuriri, is being deepened and widened to provide more mooring space for the pleasure fleet. A Napier Harbour Board crane has been doing the work.

The driver of this truck held his breath when his load sliped [slipped] as he took a corner from Riverbend Road, Napier. A fork lift was called in to put it to rights.

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Napier Weddings

MOORHOUSE – COOMBS. At Gospel Hall, Napier, Marlene Lynette Coombs, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. R. Coombs, Alamein Crescent, Napier, to Basil John Moorhouse, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Moorhouse, George Street, Taradale. From left: The groom and bride, Miss P. Coombs, Mr. W. Moorhouse, Miss J. Hill, Miss M. Hughes, Mr M. Franklin, Miss S. HIll, Miss F. Kayser and Mr. G. Wilson. Future home Napier.
A. B. Hurst and Son Photo


At Knox Presbyterian Church, Ahuriri, Sylvia Forrest, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Forrest, Battery Road, Napier, to David John Palmer, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Palmer, Battery Road, Napier. Future home, Te Pohue.
Photo by Batchelors Studios

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One of the numerous free-for-alls that developed during the first tag wrestling bout seen in Hawke’s Bay. The game is strictly of an entertainment nature rather than a hard-fought match. The “tag” part of the game arises from the fact that two of the wrestlers must wait outside the ring (in theory) until they are tagged by their partner who is “fighting”. Even then he is supposed to hold onto a length of rope attached to his corner and known as a tag. This melee involved the manager of one pair, who is seen entering the ring unwillingly.

This gentleman attacks from the air.

All on the way out – the referee had the ring to himself.

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It must be difficult for one referee to keep an eye on four men, even when they are so large. Their names were John da Silva and Joe Sokalski (the baddies) and A. Hobman and Steve Rickard (the goodies). The most interesting fact to the Hawke’s Bay audience was that Steve Rickard is really a Napier man, Merv Batt, who was not long ago a member of the police force in Napier.

The ropes are there mainly to push opponents through.

At the end of the bout, the performers got “annoyed” wth one another and refused to break. It took the referee and two seconds to prize them apart.

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First prize in this year’s Taradale Garden Competition went to Mr. J. Phillips of Guppys Road, Greenmeadows. Unfortunately our black and white picture does not do full justice to Mr. Phillips’ efforts.

Just a small section of Mrs. E. E. Wiig’s garden in Chester Street, Taradale, which was judged second.

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Napier Wedding


At St. Augustine’s Church, Napier, Glenis Lesley daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Cullen, Sanders Avenue, Napier, to Roger Frederick McCarthy, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. McCarthy, Campaign Street, Napier. From left: Robin Newton, Maxine Cullen, Raymond Taylor, the groom and bride, Janys Williams, Hillary McCarthy and Graeme McLean. Future home, “White Kura”, Ormondville.
A. B. Hurst and Son Photo


Mrs. C. F. Hamer, who, with her husband, recently celebrated their silver wedding at their home in Seddon Street, Hastings.
Batchelors Studio Photo

To keep wedding photographs in proportion to other material in Photo News, we ask you to send in a 3 X 4 glossy print of the couple only.
However, for those who particularly want a 6 X 4 wedding group, Photo News will publish such groups on receipt of a ten shilling postal note with a 6 X 4 glossy print.

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The Labour Day sports at Farndon Park, Clive, seem to have settled down into a regular annual fixture – these were the 49th held this year.

Mervin Lane, Clive, breasted the tape first in the egg and spoon race.

Les Ralph, a regular visitor to the meeting, just beat Ken Sparks to the finishing line in the two-mile open cycle handicap.

The baby show drew a bumper crop of bonny contestants. They are seen being readied for battle.

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Mr. and Mrs. O’Leary with their 13 children, seen with the deputy Leader of the Opposition, Mr. Skinner. The O’Leary’s took the prize for the largest family on the grounds.

Mr. R. Petherick, president of the Labour Day Sports Association, entertains children from Randall House, who were guests of the committee for the day.

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Two pipe majors, those of the Napier Ladies’ and the Hastings Scottish, leading their combined bands when they entertained the crowd at the sports.

A spectacular jigger chop was watched with interest by a big crowd. It was won by Jim O’ Brien, whose block can be seen falling.


Although tuataras are not found wild in Hawke’s Bay, people have the opportunity of seeing this one at the Hawke’s Bay Aquarium beneath the Memorial Hall in Napier. Don’t ask us how old he is – probably just a young one of 80 or 90.

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The garden of Mr. T. Colquhoun, 803 Rimu Street, which won him the first place in the retired persons section of the Hastings gardens competition. Mr. Colquhoun is standing at the left.

The home and garden of Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Fowler, 110 Duchess Crescent, which won then first place in the unrestricted class and the open vegetable garden class. There were four entries.

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The State house garden section in the Napier competition was won by Mr. and Mrs. R. P. Lewis, 5 Maxwell Street, Maraenui. This shows a portion of it only.

The champion garden in Napier was judged to be that of Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Wimsett, 131 Nuffield Avenue, Marewa. Mrs. Wimsett cut this beautiful Josephine Bruce rose especially for Photo News.

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NEW New Zealanders

Another ceremony in which ten naturalised New Zealanders took the Oath of Allegiance to the Queen was conducted in the Napier City Chambers by the Mayor, Mr. Peter Tait.

Mr Wong Fook Loy and his wife Mrs. Chin Foon Wong were two who took part in the ceremony.

After the ceremony, over cups of tea, our new New Zealanders relaxed and chatted, From left: Mrs. Gerlinde Berthe Gregory (Austria), Mr. Jacob Arnold Conayne (Netherlands), Mrs. Renate Johnson (Vienna), Mrs. Tryntje Kuiper, and her son, Mr. Jan Jacob Kuiper.

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Mr. Arie Molenaar taking the oath before his Worship the Mayor.

Mr. Job Kloppenburg and Mrs. Nui Tye completed the group.


An unusual angle on a seldom-photographed school – Hukarere Maori Girls’ College, Napier. This view looks east from the roof of Hinepare, Nurses’ Home, Napier Hospital.

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Turangakumu Beaten

The abruptness of the ranges between Hawke’s Bay and places to the north must have been a tough challenge to our pioneers who blazed the first road over them. Native bush, steep ravines, and fast rivers must have been much more frightening in the days of the horse and the shovel than they do today in the light of our machine age. Yet they blazed a route over fifty miles of twisted hills for a coach to make the Napier-Taupo journey in three days. Often the road was just a rutted track – in the riverbeds it disappeared altogether and the horses picked their way as best they could over the rough boulders. How the coaches survived the journey far less the animals and passengers seems something of a miracle to us today. The teams forded the Esk River over thirty times each trip.

At the opening ceremony recently visitors came by car and landrover, by bus and by horse. It was good that he was not forgotten.

Appropriately enough, a sheath-knife, not scissors, was used by Mr. C. G. E. Harker, Member of Parliament for Hawke’s Bay, when he cut the ribbon and declared the Turangakumu deviation open. Beside him is the man who steered the job through – Mr. D. O. Haskell, District Commissioner of Works.

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Where old and new meet — the tortuous hill road gives way to modern machinery’s sweeps and curves and controlled grades.

A stop for lunch on opening day brought this crowd together at Turangakumu.

First commercial vehicle travelling north.

The old road was a test for any driver. The new – a learner’s dream.

The opening of the Turangakuma [Turangakumu] deviation on the Napier-Taupo road, part of the streamlining of the Napier-Taupo road, is the culmination of years of planning and earth moving for engineers and workers of the Ministry of Works. A department map reproduced here, shows the deviation which changes a treacherous and tortuous hillclimb into an easy drive on sweeping curves.

A Motor Company bus is glad of the easy grades. “Another half-hour off my time”, it purrs.

The Summit Kiosk, long a motorist’s respite, will see even more traffic use the road.

Three months ago the deviation was still a quagmire in places. Sunshine and the Ministry of Works have wrought the changes.

First commercial vehicle travelling south.

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While in the area, the official party and our photographer inspected the work on the new Mohaka bridge. The high pylon soars up from the riverbed 160 feet to meet the new level road being cut and filled on the Hawke‘s Bay side of the Mohaka.

Construction teams are now working on the decking of the new bridge high above the river, and

the old bridge with its solid timbers and difficult approaches.

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Pictures from the Past

Most people in Hawke’s Bay will know the Masonic Hotel in Napier, at least by sight, but many would not know that two earlier Masonic Hotels have stood on the same site. This is the second one built about the turn of the century and destroyed in the 1931 earthquake. The shadow of a young Norfolk pine can be seen on the roadway.

The original Masonic Hotel, Napier, built in the 1860’s, also lasted about thirty years. It was destroyed by fire in 1897. (Photos copied from prints in the Hawke’s Bay Museum.

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The Napier Sailing Club Season Opens. With the addition of over 20 new P-Class yachts taking the water this year, and a number of sundry other classes, including some Cata-Marans, the Napier Sailing Club looks forward to a very successful season and perhaps a National Trophy in the offing.

Preceeded by the P-Class the yachts of the Napier Sailing Club start to take the water.

From the smallest to the largest racing yacht in the Club, the 18 foot Matara, skippered by Lyall Wiig, make a fine picture as she prepares to set sail.

Harbour Board Chairman, Mr. A. Kirkpatrick, speaks at the official opening ceremony.

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Bill Pendlebury

Linda Devine

These young skippers, representative of the large number of new skippers taking to the water this year, wait with illconcealed impatience for the word to go. The Club, forever conscious of their responsibility to newcomers has, during the weeks preceeding the opening day, been giving these young owners intensive training in the handling of their small boats.

Ross Gardner

Wayne Fisher

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Graphically illustrated here is the type of rescue work the “Watchman” is called upon to do. This incident took place last season when our photographer went along during a race patrol and recorded the rescue of an Idlealong’s crewman.

Crewman loses footing and upsets the delicate balance and …

… over she goes with everyone taking an unwanted dip in the sea.

Another rescue operating on the same day involved the rescue of a P-Class yachtsman and his craft.


Another side of the sailing Club‘s activities is the maintaining and manning of their rescue launch, “Watchman”. Watchman and her crew are on duty whenever the Club holds races or other official functions. It‘s not only during official functions that the rescue launch is called out, but will answer a call at any time from any vessel in fair or foul weather.

Fred Graham, skipper

We are always glad to receive pictures from our readers, but please remember or valuable prints, we have to use when sending them in except for old often cut the actual photo you send.
They must be glossy prints to reproduce well, with subjects, preferably, not too small. If you send the negatives with the print we can enlarge it to suit our space and will return the negative to you.
The Editor

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(Issue 36, page 51)
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Mining operations have been making a mess of Taradale streets over the past months; the end result, a drainage scheme for the borough.

In Meeanee Road, the huge heaps of spoil dug out to make room for these oversize pipes, have all but blocked the road on several occasions. But residents just smile sweetly at the prospect of better drainage by next winter.

A section of five-feet pipe being lowered into position as the drain slowly makes for the centre of town.

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Catholic Tournament

Tennis was played at the Nelson Crescent School courts.

A Catholic Youth Festival was held in Napier at Labour weekend with members from Hastings, Napier and Gisbome Catholic clubs taking part. They competed in public speaking, impromptu speaking, tennis and basketball. A picnic and talent quest also filled out the weekend.

Basketballers played off at Intermediate School.

Yvonne Fischer takes a break at the tennis pavilion bwtween sets

A picnic at the river was obviously a great success.

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21st Birthdays

Carol Martin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. Martin of Hastings.

At the Twyford Hall, Margaret Hemingway, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. Hemingway, Raupare, Hastings.

A double celebration for Daphne Roxburgh, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roxburgh, Otane, who, as well as celebrating her coming of age, also announced her engagement to Derek, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Christensen, Hastings.

Miss Avery Bishop celebrated her 21st at the Nelson St. Hall, Hastings. Avery is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. Bishop of Hastings.

Held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. G. Saccioppole [Caccioppoli], Longlands, Hastings, was the 21st of their son, Bernard.

The 21st of Ron Flowers, son of Mr. and Mrs. P. Flowers of Twyford, was held at the Twyford Hall.

At the H.H.S.O.B. Hall, David Shepherd, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Shepherd of Hastings.
Photos by Candid Camera Studies

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“Baby in the Bullrushes”…

A scene from the religious play “Baby in the Bullrushes” which was placed first in a Napier-Hastings choir and drama festival inaugurated this year by the Methodist Bible Classes. From left the Napier players are: Marion Nicholls, Alistair Black, Elizabeth Shute, Ian Dine, Shirley Shute, as the Pharoah’s daughter, Judith Jarvis, Nola Russell and Bernie Nicholls. The play, produced by Janice Fortune, with sets painted by Len Nicholls, tells the story of Moses from childhood to manhood.

Three Egyptian maidens meet near the rushes by the river.

The part of Moses as a young man was played by Bruce Tasker.

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Leopard Fancy Dress

Early in the spring, when the sap was running, the staff of Leopard Brewery, Hastings, held a fancy dress party at the Hastings H.S.O.B. Hall. With prizes for the best turn-outs as an incentive, many and varied were the costumes.

First prize for the best comical outfits went to Ray and Peggy Jensen, who went back to school.

Jockey Peter Stephinson took the honours for the best-dressed man. His wife was scratched for piracy.

A group of assorted costumes.

This lugubrious clown took the prize for the best men’s humourous outfit and although unrecognizable, it is Lionel Priest behind that make-up.

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Skating Championships

Jennifer Anderson, winner of the Senior Ladies Figure Skating title is caught by the camera during the Napier Revue Skating Club’s annual club championships held recently on their Whitmore Park skating rink. Jennifer also holds the New Zealand ladies Figure Skating title.

Wally Davidson and Bette Cameron, runners-up in the Novice Dance Pairs.

A line-up of contestants in the “Miss Revue Roller Skater” of 1961. From left, Barbara Tringham, Trudy Thodsen, Jennifer Anderson, Yvonne Spiller, Raewyn Sutton, Bette Cameron (winner), and Karen Chambers.

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Winners of the Novice Dance Pairs, John Murfitt and Karen Chambers.

Junior Dance Pairs title holders this year, Kaye Cameron and Billy Heap.

Paul Jones, leading during the Intermediate Men’s 880 yards speed race, followed by Dereck Olsen and Wally Davidson.

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Scout Exhibition

A competition of handicrafts between Napier Scout and Cub groups finished with an exhibition of their work in the Asher Hall. Commissioner for Special Duties, Mr. J. R. Cooksey (Little John) Rissington, is seen with the winning cubs of Trinity Pack and the winning scouts of Napier South Troop.

The competition is designed to teach the boys to use their hands and create things from materials that would normally be thrown away.

Scouts and visitors admire some of the work of the Westshore Sea Scouts.

Members of St. Paul’s Scout Troop climb a pioneering tower which they erected in the hall. The tower is intended for use in crossing rivers or difficult terrain. A “flying fox” on a cable or heavy rope is used to transport boys and supplies across the offending river.

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Hastings Wedding


At St. Matthew’s Church, Hastings, Margaret Mathers, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. Mathers, Raukawa, to Leonard Fletcher, son of Mr. H. Fletcher, Onga Onga. From left: Brian Hunter, Heather Mathers, the groom and bride, and Bernadine Beattie.
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Taradale Wedding


At St. Mary’s Church, Taradale, Joyce Mary Parker, elder daughter of Mrs. M. A. Parker, Coverdale Street, Onekawa, Napier, to Owen John Greene, second son of Mr. and Mrs. M. H. Greene, Tannery Road, Taradale. The wedding party are seen leaving the church under a guard of honour formed by the groom’s fellow members of the Meeanee Fire Brigade.

Photos by Batchelors Studios

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The injection of new interests such as polo into the general programme of the Hawke’s Bay Agricultural and Pastoral Society’s Spring Show seems to have given this annual event a “shot in the arm”. Attendances were good this year, with more people staying later on peoples day to watch the match. Let us hope the society‘s committee will continue this progressive policy.

Madam T. Wegner-Clausen, wife of the Danish Charge d’ Affaires in New Zealand, enjoys a joke after placing the championship ribbon round the neck of Mr. Les Galon’s dairy cow, winner of the “all breeds section”.

Mr. S. J. Slarnes does a fast circuit of the ring with his horse Bon between the shafts.

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Charlie Matthews, Gisborne, takes Arakihi over the gate.

Saba Sam with G. Hansen up.

Horse jumping at the A. and P. Show attracts most visitors – town dwellers for the spectacle, country folk for the interest, in particular horses and riders. Most of the main events are conducted on international standards under the rules of the F.E.I. (Federation Equestre Internationale).

Tornado, ridden by O. W. Hansen, lived up to his name as he went through the brick wall.

Susan Talbot, who won the main jumping event on Gilbert.

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All competitors dress in traditional black riding habits for the side-saddle section of the riding classes. It is surprising that in 1961 there are still eight habits (top hats and all) to be found in the district.

Mrs. L. M. Carian‘s “Goblin of Alderboune”, a pekingese, was judged best dog in the show.

This poodle, “Chanticleer of Kon Tiki”, owned by Mrs. T. Ross, Palmerston North, was judged the best non-sporting dog under two years.

A general view of the new, extended dog ring with competitors parading their animals before the judge. The perfect weather brought the public out in their thousands.

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The shearing sheds attracted the usual interested crowd to the gallery to see men like J. Pai plying their craft before the judges.

Mrs. M. Ra Reme carries out the all-important task of shedhand – spreading the fleece on the table ready for skirting.

A general view of the showgrounds woolshed.

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Sunshine and shadow – a lovely setting for any lunch.

One of the pleasant walks in the spacious Tomoana Showgrounds.

Lorraine Calcott and Margaret Wilkins from Dannevirke were given the day off to visit the show.

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The excitement of polo proved such a crowd-holder last year that the A. and P. Society have decided to make it an annual fixture. This year an Auckland team played and beat Hawke’s Bay for the Herald Tribune trophy.

At top, G. Spence, Auckland, swings his mallet at the ball.

Centre, A. R. Saunders clearing the Auckland goal line.

The Auckland team with the handsome trophy.

John Chambers stands tall in the stirrup to return the ball the way he has come.

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DARTS – Napier Club Takes World Record

It took the Napier Cabana Darts Club just nine hours 18 minutes to cut out the world marathon record for 1,000,001 points. Playing in the Community Hall, Napier, an eight-man team threw two darts a second to make the score. It was a hot day and the men were suffering from cramp in fingers and legs before they reached their goal. The two photos above show players hard at it timing the last half-hour of the attempt.

So fast was the scoring (an average of 26 points a second from the four boards) that several adding machinists found it impossible to keep up with the score.

The previous record of 15 hours was set recently in England. Napier’s successful record was engineered by Mr. L. Willis, who led the team. At the last, the players converged on one board for the run to the final double.

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R. Willis

M. Kawhe

L. Cording

D. Gempton

R. Beach

R. Boyd

L. Willis, Captain

R. MacLean, scorer for the run home.

P. Boyd threw the last dart.

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The Hastings Junior National Party staged a mannequin parade of Spring Fashions followed by a dance in the Hastings Assembly Hall.

These were the six girls who showed off the frocks to advantage. From left they are Dierdre Tweedie, Colleen Barry, Rhonda Pirrie, Diane Sullivan, Kay Cooper and Karen Gibson.

Rhonda Pirrie treads the catwalk, before an appreciative audience.

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Dierdre Tweedie

Karen Gibson

Diane Sullivan

The boys enjoyed the parade as much as the girls – in fact more so. From left: Frank Cooper, Milo Wilso [Wilson] and Graeme Tweedie are absorbed in the proceedings.

Kay Cooper looks dashing in a spotted blouse and white skirt. The dresses and other outfits displayed were supplied by Milday’s Fashions Ltd.

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The stronger lager
Double L
Here’s the new brew that satisfies the knowledgeable man’s quest for a really fine strong lager – Leopard Double ‘L’. In pint bottles, it’s ideal for the odd spot before dinner, elegant enough to serve the most fastidious guests, tasty enough to order more after the first sip.

Back cover

Next Issue
21st Dec.

[Back cover photo – This would never do for Bondi, not for that matter would it do for Napier’s Marine Parade if recent press reports are to be taken seriously.]

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December 1961

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