Pictorial News 1979 May

H.B. Newspapers


May 1979


Hawke’s Bay Newspapers



Front Cover

Miss Highland Games for 1979 Pamela Brewster, 18 trainee travel consultant won the title from 16 other contestants. Pamela is pictured here with highland dancer Miss Jo-Ann Sleeman and City of Hastings Pipe Major Mr. Jim Tweedie.   (Photo F. C. Fraser)

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The most recent addition to the park at Fantasyland featuring the pirate ship is shown in this view looking south from the Fantasyland castle.

(Picture by courtesy Photocraft Studios, Hastings)

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Highland lasses

A group of apprehensive young dancers wait their turn to compete in the Saturday morning highland dancing events. They are from left: Kirsten Shayle (Lower Hutt), Tina Loveday (Browns Bay, Auckland) and Andrea Read (Palmerston North).

It was a strenuous day for highland dancing judge Mrs Nita Ingram (Auckland) assisted by Hastings dancer Jo-Ann Sleeman.

A group of competitors in the New Zealand under 16 Sailor’s Hornpipe event. From left: Rosslyn Gard, Oamaru; Sherryn Clarke, Takapuna; and Sandra Mullins, Glenfield.

Getting acquainted at Windsor Park near the dancing events are from left Byron Appleton-Seymour, Waipawa; Jackie Dodd, Gisborne; Debbie Wilkes, Wanganui and Grayson Appleton-Seymour.

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Six-year old Sarah McLeod, Hamilton, commands a better view of the dancing from the shoulder of Mr J. Benzie, Auckland, prior to participating in the under 6 dancing section. On the right is Lianne Benzie, Auckland.

Young Wellington piper Karen McIntosh receives tuning assistance from Paul Mackay, Wellington.

Graeme Glass, (Albury) left, receives the trophy after winning the A grade piping special gold medal piobaireachd, from Mr Angus MacAuley (chairman of the music committee, Communa Piobaireachd Society). Looking on (centre) is Mr Gary Northe, Napier, the official steward for the A grade board.

Oblivious of the camera while warming up his pipes during the Hawke’s Bay Championship slow march event is Mr Ramsay McArthur, Whakatane.

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Mrs Anne Corney, Inglewood, Taranaki, makes final preparations to the costumes of two under 8 dancers in the Highland Fling section. They are Karen Moratti and Novaleen Muir both from Taranaki.

The judge in the under 8 Highland Fling: Mrs J Paton, Greymouth, and her assistant Mr David Brown, Hastings.

Felice Heaven, Mt Eden, Auckland, in action during the under 8 years Highland Fling.

Waiting their turn on the dancing board are a group of competitors in the under 8 years Highland Fling event. They are from left: Galene Albrett, Rochelle Willoughby, Novaleen Muir and Rosaleen Murphy.

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Dancers caught by the Pictorial News camera during the first day of the 29th Air New Zealand Highland Games held at Windsor Park on Saturday, April 14.

1.   Alisa McChesney, Whakatane.
2.   Stephanie Wilkes, Wanganui.
3.   Jacquelyn Allen, Palmerston North.
4.   Andrea Backhouse, Napier.

Checking over the programme to find their place in the dancing events are from left: Gai Mitchell, Mrs Val Mitchell and Fiona Mitchell, all from Napier

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Well-known sporting personality Mr Ron Scott, Christchurch, who was chairman of the Xth Commonwealth Games which was held in Christchurch in 1974 officially opened this year’s Highland Games. He is shown with (at rear) the Mayor of Hastings, Mr J. J. O’Connor and Mr David Poppelwell, president of the Highland Games Committee.

Rex Wilson, Hastings (left) winner of the 3000 national league steeplechase event is pictured with Wellington entrant E Cains [Cairns].

A sudden downpour of rain did little to dampen the enthusiasm of this group of athletic officials. They are from left: Mrs Pat Newdick, Mr Sid Plant, and Elaine Deacon, all from Hastings

Brian Sheat, Waikato, lies sprawled on the grass and receives medical help from St John attendants after crashing in the 800 metres cycling event.

Below: A bedspread affords temporary cover for a group of cyclists waiting in the arena. They are from left: Greg Bott, Murray Reid, Warren Connor and Trent Bott, all from Bass Kapiti Cycling Club.

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Members of Ramblers Cycling Club relax while waiting to ride in events. The boys are: Alan Robson, Barry Houston, Grant Robson, Alex Marnoch, Chris Chote, Simon Roughton and Barry Marnoch.

Mrs Y. McPherson recording the scores for the mens discus while watching on is Mr Des Hagenson, the Highland Games Athletic Manager.

Sharing an umbrella are members of the Bass Kapiti Cycling Club. They are from left: Ross Kendall, Earnier Kendall, Nev Bott and Len Read.

Setting off in characteristic style are a bunch of walkers competing in the 10 kilometre road walk event.

A couple of choppers with an axe to grind are Mr Tim Heta and Mr Syd Hoari, both from Northland.

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Karate attracted large crowds during this year’s Highland Games. Below: Boyce Taumata (left) Flaxmere, shown during his encounter with the winner Lance Stowe, Hastings in the under 58 kilo championship.

A group of Whakatu Karate Club girls. From left: Jean Puna, Tania and Sharon Huata.

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One of the most popular spectator sports at this year’s Highland Games was karate and drew participants from many parts of the North Island. Above: Hastings competitor John Purcell (right) is shown during his encounter with Murray Jenkins, Auckland. The referee is Mr Robin Bigbe, Hamilton. Purcell won his round.

Karate executive staff are shown arranging events for the day’s fighting. From left: Mrs Teresa Purcell, Hastings; Tony Calder, Hastings and Robert Young, Napier.

Official referee for the karate was Mr J. Gibbon, Wellington, who is also branch chief of the N.Z. Kyokushikai.

Members of the Whakatu Amalgamated Karate Club take a great interest in the different fighting techniques. From left: Memory Sidney, Rona Gye, Jeremy Scia Scia (front), Olive Sidney and two-year-old Louise Sidney.

Karate referee Bob Gemmell, Wellington, is an exponent of the Kempo style.

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All in a tangle down on the mat are Francis Koning, Waikato, and John Ruten, Wellington, during a bout in the 82 kilo senior men’s wrestling.

Miss Toowoomba, Barbara Diamond (centre) chats to Mr Keith Scott (right) deputy chairman of the New Zealand and Wrestling Union while being escorted around the games by Mr Oliver Christoffersen, Hastings.

A group of wrestling officials recording points during a bout. They are Mr I. Lowe (left), Mr Mike Denny and Mr Mark Powell.

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Boxing & Wrestling

Winning smiles in the wrestling ring. Stephen Bell (left) winner of the 57 kilo event is shown with Bruce Storrie (centre) and Brian Pope runner-up in the 48 kilo class.

Palmerston North boxer Michael Foley receives some advice from his trainer Mr Malcolm Nicol.

A happy bunch of Central Districts wrestlers line up for a group photo. They are: Mr Bruce Hodges (Wellington Manager), Mr John Ruten, Graeme Hawkins, Neville Weir and Tony Stewart.

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Palmerston North boxer Billy Meehan, with his trainer Malcolm Nicol (centre) and Ivan Woodham, Napier one of the official boxing marshalls.

Miss Toowoomba making a presentation to Barry Paulin, Waikato, after winning the 62 kilo wrestling class at the Highland Games.

A group of boxers in light hearted mood as they await their bouts. From left: Tony Feltham (Napier), Peter Hunt (Hastings), Kevin Corkery (Napier), Patrick Mudford (Napier) and Martin Rochford (Napier). Below: Spectators around the boxing ring.

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Enjoying a cuppa during the athletic programme are from left: Mrs Lorraine Stewart, Mr Les Newdick, Mrs Zelma Ryder and Carolyn Stuart, all from Hastings.

First place in the men’s shotput event was taken by Aucklander Keith Falle, shown in this interesting action shot at the moment of release.

A group of athletic officials and competitors. Top row from left: Karen Witt, Wellington; Chris Sole, Inglewood; Bob Wellwood, Hastings (official starter) and Robin Taylor, Hastings (official marksman).

Seated are Jenny Elison, Taranaki (left) Sarah Waikari, Taranaki.

Gary Sword, Napier, gets a push from Trevor Marnock, Hastings, and Palmerston North cyclist Anthony Cliff is assisted by his father, Theo.

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The start of the 3000 metre men’s national league steeple-chase gets under way in the stadium at Windsor Park.

President of the Highland Games Committee Mr David Poppelwell, and Mrs Joy Armitage photographed at the park ready for a big day of activity.

Robynne Stark, Hamilton, adjusts the sprigs on Fiona Stack’s running shoes while getting ready for the women’s 400 metre handicap event. Watching in the back from left: Helen McCondach, Alison McKinnon and Linda Hancock (All from Hamilton).

Official scorer for the discus event Mrs June Taylor (left), Hastings, with her daughter Wendy, a participant in the women’s discus and Anne Douglas.

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On Target

A line-up of archers taking part in the men’s A and B grade Pacific Round during the first day of the Hastings Highland Games.

At the target recording their scores are Mr Ken Thomas (left) Hastings, Mr Colin Morrison, Wellington and Mr John Ramsay, New Plymouth.

In cheerful mood while participating in the women’s A grade Pacific Round are Mrs Caroline Lindsay (left) Auckland, and Mrs Gillian Wilde, Wellington.

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Recording points during a shoot are from left: Mr K. Trye, New Plymouth, Mr Fred McMillan, Wanganui and Mr John Pyer, Gisborne.  At right: from left: Mr Robert McMillan, Wanganui, Mr David Harris, Featherston, and Mr Allan Fulton, Rotorua.

Drawing a bead on the target are Mr Tony Lyons (right) World Champion archer in 1977 shown here with Mr Glen Fuller, Auckland. Mr Lyons recently was second in the Target Championships and first in the Auckland Field Districts championship.

Discussing the finer points of archery equipment are Mr Ernie Morrow, Gisborne and Mr Ken Thomas, Hastings.

Checking on the position of his arrows in the target with the aid of a telescope is Keith Tyre, Taranaki photographed with a group of competitors. They are Kevin Davidson (top left), C[…] Davidson (top right) and W[…] Davidson (centre)

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Cricket Wind-up

The Peterhead School cricket team from Flaxmere were proud of their efforts as the captain Jamie Craig holds the Hibernian Trophy which they won as the best performed team. Members of the team are front row from left: Gary Morrison, Ricky Miritana. Centre row: Charlie Henry, Stafford Paewai, Jamie Craig, Steve McQueen and Boyce White, coach. Back: Jason Pineaha, Hillary Kokaua, Peter Winter and Haira Abbott.

Greg Brittin, left, David Thorne and Dwight Abbott, Hastings, help to return the empties after the break-up.

Watching at the coaching demonstration. From left: Javanni Jones, David Winitana, Richard Rukupo, and Brendon Langley, all from the Camberley Primary team.

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Hastings junior cricket players assembled recently at St Joseph’s School for the wind-up to their Saturday morning competitions. These morning games have proved of considerable benefit in stimulating a lot of interest in the sport and some 600 primary boys and girls have taken advantage of the matches throughout the district.

Robin Schofield, a former Central Districts wicket-keeper, passes on his knowledge to Bill Noell, Raureka.

Andrea Hausman, Heretaunga Intermediate (left) and Michelle Kelly, St Joseph’s improve their wicket-keeping during a brief coaching session which was held before the prizegiving.

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“Umm. I wish I had one of those mouth-watering ice-blocks.” Paul Graham and Stephen Millar, Mayfair.

Greg Laddon, Maraekakaho, left, Darren Shand, St John’s centre, and Joe Caccioppoli, St Joseph’s, practice the skill of using a field glove during a coaching demonstration.

Drinks and ice blocks proved to be a treat for these young cricketers. From the bottom left, Daniel Klingender, Paul Jones, Gavin Higgs, James Bell, Patrick Gallagher. Top left, Brendon Andrews and Brendon Campbell.

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Joe Moffett, captain of the Hereworth boys’ cricket team with the T. V. Morrin Cup, presented to the best turned out and the best behave team during the season. The boys, smartly dressed in their whites and blazers, admire their trophy.

“An outstanding effort” was the description directed to Karen Musson (left) Heretaunga Intermediate School who this year was judged the most promising cricketer in the junior competition. Karen, who won the J. J. O’Connor Trophy, displays the coveted prize to Vanessa Coombs, Kimberley Ellis and Leanne Robertson. It was the first time the trophy had been won by a girl.

Last year’s winner of the trophy, Hamish Grey, Hastings, receives a pat on the back for his well deserved effort from Mr Bill Mathewson, left, and Mr Wally Boyle, the Havelock North groundsman.

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The Hawke’s Bay Softball Association recently held the annual end-of-year prizegiving at their new clubrooms, Hastings.

In charge of the kitchen and supper for the evening were Mrs June August (left), Mrs Fay Horsham and Mrs Lotus Wong.

A shy Kay Tamati, captain of the Flaxmere Girls’ 4th grade team, eludes a kiss from Mr Fred Franklin who was presenting the trophy to her winning side. Kay this year also competed in the New Zealand under-14 softball tournament.

Members of the Colenso Pirates softball club, Napier, were presented with trophies for winning the 2nd grade men’s competition. They also collected the award for their girls’ team in the under-12 competition. Colenso Pirates team took first place in the 12 and under-14 intercity cup.

Members of the club who were present to receive the trophies are, from left, bottom row: Kathy Kuru, Val Harris, Alex Matenga and Arthur Zachan. Top row: Bob, Kuru, Joe Taylor, Muera Kuru, Doug Kerr and Rangi Wiki.

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Mr Bill Elers (centre) received plenty of admiration from club members and players after winning the “Softballer of the Year” award recently.  The trophy was made in recognition of Bill’s willing work for the association during their season. With him are from left: Walt Nukunuku, Jim Adams, Bernie Jefferys, Bill, Colin Andrews, Fred Carroll and Sid Broadman.

Ray Squire, left, Hawke’s Bay Women’s A representative coach shown with members of the team. From left: Sharon Chapman, Terry Haami and Edgar Stirley.

Rhonda Hira (left), New Zealand representative player, with Adam Pitcon, Hastings.

Members of the Hawke’s Bay Softball Association committee. Back row: Mr Arthur Gay (treasurer),  Mr Brent Lacey and Mr C. Pryce. Front from left: Mrs Joyce Chapman (chairperson), Mrs Christine Nukunuku and Mr Ken Price.

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Members of the Mudgway Wreckers softball team with their trophies which they won in the under 21 Hawke’s Bay Senior Men’s reserve competition and the champion of champions trophy. These players also represented H. B. at the New Zealand Colt’s tournament, which they won. They are from left top row: Mark Goldsmith, D Meachen, A Blair, and D England.

In the front row are Mr G Pryce (left) who managed the colts’ team, Mr M Makris (coach) and Mr B Huata (assistant manager).

Frances Carroll (top right) congratulates members of the Hawke’s Bay senior women’s representative team. They are from left: Sandra Cottle, Jan Longley (captain), Gloria Wilkie and Charmaine Goldsmith (top left). Charmaine also played in the N. Z. Schoolgirls’ softball tournament and in the N. Z. under-21 softball team.

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Workers from the Pacific Freezing Company Ltd at Whakatu have formed three netball teams and they will be registered under Hastings Netball Association as the Pacific Freezing Works teams.

To assist the newly formed club the works has donated $750 which helped the team to buy track suits. W. R. Richmond Ltd donated four netballs to kick off their equipment list.

The manager of Pacific Freezing, Mr Cliff Brannigan (top), officially presented the track suits to the president of the club Pauline Hemi (third on left) at a club practice evening recently.

The management of the works has also supplied outside floodlighting for night practices in the works car park.

Club coach Caroline Chadwick measures the correct length for the girls’ netball uniforms. From left they are Ena Morunga, Tracy Morunga and Linda Bartlett.

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The Hastings Croquet Club, bedecked with thousands of fluttering flags, was the venue for this year’s 46th annual Hawke’s Bay championships which drew players of top rank from throughout the Dominion.

Tournament manager was Mrs J. Ritchie (right) shown keeping a tally of the scores with Mrs A. Lange, Hastings (centre), a distinguished player of former years, and Mr Ron Pattiullo [Pattullo], a committee member.

Mrs R. Jackson, Auckland, tees up her shot.

Mrs D. Unwin (left) Hastings, and Mrs R. Clarke, Gisborne, helped to record the day’s play.

Mr R. Jackson, Auckland, waits for his partner to finish play.


Mr and Mrs Kenneth Hamlin photographed after their wedding at St Paul’s Presbyterian Church, Napier recently. The bride is Jill, the youngest daughter of Mr J. Sutherland and Mrs Mercer, Napier. The groom is the son of Mrs J. Hamlin, Waipukurau.


Mr and Mrs Clifton shown after their wedding at St Mary’s Catholic Church, recently. The bride is Cheryl Maria, younger daughter of Mrs and the late Mr H. Hudson, Napier. The groom is Ian Francis, youngest son of Mr and Mrs D. Clifton, Hokitika. They plan to reside in Wellington.


Mr and Mrs Ian Duckett on their way to the reception following their recent marriage at St Patrick’s Catholic Church, Waipawa. The bride is Aileen Mary, only daughter of Mr and Mrs C. G. McCloskey, Waipawa. The groom is the second son of Mr and Mrs W. R. Duckett, Waipukurau.  They plan to live at Olrig.


Mr and Mrs John Fairgrieve shown after their wedding at St John’s Presbyterian Church, Hastings recently. The bride is Lois June, youngest daughter of Mrs Salmond, Hastings. The couple plan to set up home in Hastings.


Kevin and Jillian Stanton photographed after their wedding at St Peter’s Anglican Church, Waipawa recently. The bride is the daughter of Mr and Mrs T. Bell, Waipawa. Kevin is the youngest son of Mr and Mrs C. Stanton, Waipawa. The couple have made their home in Hastings.


Mr and Mrs Ruau Cuthers, photographed after their wedding at St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church recently. The bride is Terangi, daughter of Mr and Mrs R. Daniel, Auckland. The groom is the son of Mr and Mrs T. Cuthers, Auckland.

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Graeme and Heather Boaler photographed after their wedding at St Columba’s Presbyterian Church recently. The bride is the eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs H. H. Barr, Hastings. Graeme is the second to eldest son of Mr and Mrs H. Boaler, Te Aute Rd, Havelock North.


Mr and Mrs Peter Bloor photographed after their wedding at St Columba’s Presbyterian Church, Havelock North. The Bride is Julie Ann, the eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs T. Griffiths. The groom is the second son of Mr and Mrs A. H. Bloor, Havelock North.



Mr and Mrs Neil Edlin photographed after their wedding at the Hastings Baptist Church recently. The bride is Thelma Judith, youngest daughter of Mr and Mrs E. G. Johnston, Hastings. The groom is the second son of Mr and Mrs R. M. Edlin, Hastings. The couple will make their home in Hastings.


Mr and Mrs Tana Whaitiri photographed after their wedding at Maria Madonna Church, Frederick St, recently. The bride is Julie, daughter of Mrs J. Jones and Mr N. Alexander, Patoka. The groom is the eldest son of Mr and Mrs E. Whaitiri, Whakatu. The couple will settle in Greenmeadows.


Mr and Mrs Ivil Trent photographed after their wedding at St Peter’s, Napier recently. The bride is Jennifer Anne, only daughter of Mr and Mrs V. Baxter, Napier. The groom is the eldest son of Mr and Mrs G. Trent, Palmerston North. The couple will make their home in Palmerston North.


Mr and Mrs Brett Smith photographed in the garden setting in which they were married recently. The bride is Shirley, daughter of Mrs Lucas, Greenmeadows. The groom is the second son of Mr and Mrs Fred Smith, Taradale. They are residing in Australia.



Cutting the cake at their reception are Mr and Mrs Mark Norrie who were married recently at St Columba’s Presbyterian Church, Taradale. The bride is Carol the younger daughter of Mr and Mrs F. W. Bolton, Taradale. The groom is the eldest son of Mr and Mrs I. M. Norrie, Taradale. They plan to live in Napier.


Mr and Mrs Michael Matthews photographed after their wedding recently. The bride is Marion Elizabeth, only daughter of Mr and Mrs A. Wright, Hastings. The groom is the son of Mrs P. Matthews, Te Awamutu. The couple are both serving as firemen in the RNZAF.

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Amongst the competitors was promising 19-year-old Wellington player and one of New Zealand’s top players, Paul Skinley, shown here with his partner, Vivian Dooney.

Keeping out of the direct sun Mrs H. Woollett, Ohakune, relaxes under an umbrella.

Mrs Mary Ford, Auckland.

Mrs G. W. Kenning (right), secretary of the Hastings Croquet Club, shown with the vice-captain, Mrs U. Jeffries.

Mr C. Crosby, Hastings, studies play from the sideline.

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Grape harvesting this season brought its troubles to both growers and pickers who were fighting against time to pick the grapes before they rotted during two weeks of continuous rain and inclement weather.

At Lombardi Wines, Te Mata Rd, Havelock North, there was a steady flow of grapes for the owners, Mr Tony Green (left) and his father, Mr Bill Green, as they empty grapes into the crusher.

Mrs Joan Turner, Hastings, peers out from under the vines.

Well prepared for the wet was Mrs M. Newton, Hastings.

Mrs Pearl Sexton, Havelock North, was working at Lombardi vineyards.

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Richard Thomson manoeuvres the tractor through the swamped rows of his father’s vineyards at Haumoana.

It was a job keeping his balance for picker Martin Webb, Meeanee.

“Fancy a bunch of juicy grapes” suggests Sidney Maaka, Murupara, to Pictorial News photographer Harriet Scott.

A mud-splattered Chris Pell, Clive, picking into a sack.

Sonja Shaw (left) Canada, and Regina McMahon, U. S., dripping wet but nevertheless in jovial mood as they assisted with the harvest and earned extra to continue their working holiday in New Zealand.

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Gate stewards Mr B. Williams (left) and Mr Barry Spargo, both from Hastings, helped handle the large flow of people into the Hastings Racecourse.

A group of Matamata racegoers pictured during the first day of the meeting. They are reading from right on the bench: Mrs J. Swap, Miss K. Lewis, Mr and Mrs J. H. McGregor and standing at back, Mr J. Swap.

A view in the members’ stand.

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Autumn meeting

Hastings punter Mr Tim Titi relaxes in the sun while watching the horses parade.

Steward Mr Patrick Slattery (left) Hastings, looked after a lost booy until he was claimed by his parents.

Youthful punter Sheryl Hann from Napier.

Pleasant sunshine and ideal track conditions mad the first day of the Hawke’s Bay Jockey Club’s Autumn Meeting a successful event. On these two pages we bring you candid photos of the racing.

Patrons hold their own views on the running of the race.

Studying the form for the next race are from left: Mrs Isobel Aranui, Waipukurau; Mrs M. Ropiha, Waipukurau and Mrs J. Neilson, Flaxmere.

Enjoying the day’s outing at the Autumn meeting are from left: Mrs O. George, Hastings; Mrs N. Cuthers, Havelock North; Mrs Ruth Tetonga, Hastings; Mrs O. A. Anderson, Napier with 2-year-old Mirima Anderson, Miss M. Tere, Hastings and Miss P. Tupekea, Napier.

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Y. F. C. in Hawkes Bay

Youth for Christ’s Certain Sounds musical group are at present engaged on a three-month tour of New Zealand. The members were chosen from the National Convention at Wellington during last Queen’s Birthday and the above pictures were taken as the group performed before the junior classes of Colenso High School. Members of the group are from left: Chris Heyhoe, Wellington; Murray Burton, Palmerston North; Dave Treeby, New Plymouth and Phil Hensman, Hastings. Lower pictures show groups of students listening to the Certain Sounds.

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A retrospective exhibition of paintings by Shona McFarlane was staged this month at the Hawke’s Bay Art Gallery and Museum. Amongst the collection was this unusual painting (Upper picture, not in text) depicting the artist’s husband entitled “The man in the bean chair.” Jane McKee was helping arrange the exhibition.

[HBKB – The man in the bean chair is David Highet 1913-1992, who was a Member of Parliamant]

Mark Hamer, art gallery assistant arranging a selection of early works.

General assistant Mrs Lily Lowe was carrying out cleaning on the surface of the paintings.

Guest speaker for the official opening of the exhibition, Mr J. W. Edwards, positions one of the paintings. Mr Edwards is also a member of the Hawke’s Bay Art Gallery and Museum.

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who holds the lantern?

It’s no longer a man’s world when it comes to swinging an axe. Mother of two Mrs Norma Granger, Rotorua, was the drawcard at the recent H. B. Axemen’s Centre and Petane Lions Club woodchopping and sawing championships at Bayview. She is shown (above) and below during her attempt on the 14-inch underhand cut event.

Mrs Granger being congratulated by Mrs B Johnson, Waipukurau after the championship event.

Mr Roly Kent (left) Wairoa, who came third in the 12-inch underhand chopping event, is shown with fellow chopper Mr Colin Harper, Wairoa, who took first place in the 10-inch underhand event.

Mr Mutu Spooner, Tarawera, in action during the 13-inch underhand event.

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Mr Lloyd Stokes, Wairoa prepares his log in the 13-inch underhand event.

Mr Ron Waho, Hastings, getting his log in position for a chopping event.

Taking advantage of a few minutes’ rest prior to participating in the jigger chopping event is Mr Terry Rice, Masterton.

Two of the youngest choppers taking part in the events at Bayview were Maurice Granger (centre) and Robert Price, Gisborne (second right), shown with an admiring audience. They are Aaron Brandon (left) Paul Nation and David Bodenham (extreme right).

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First World war veteran Mr Herb Petterson (right) who led the Salvation Army band at the Hastings Hospital Memorial Service chats to Sergeant Paul Hawke, Hastings, regimental sergeant for the procession.  Extreme left: a lighthearted moment prior to the Hastings Anzac parade as the long and the short of soldiering met. They are Mr Ken Drummond (left) and Mr N. L. Cavaney. Lower picture: The sun glistens on the medals of Mr Owen Sinclair as he prepares for the parade.

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A group of Hastings ex-servicemen picture before the Anzac memorial service at the Hastings Hospital. They are from left: Mr W. I. Kemp, Mr C. Petterson, Mr C. L. Taylor, and Mr G. D. Richardson. Below: Servicemen and women march to the memorial service inside the hospital grounds.

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Father B. G. Condon from St Mary’s Catholic Church leads a prayer of remembrance during the Anzac Parade at the Taradale Memorial Gardens.

Pausing for a minute’s silence at Taradale.

Grant Stichbury, Taradale Boys’ Brigade lays a wreath at the Cenotaph.

Mr A. R. Robbins, centre had the distinction of receiving the Gold Badge, one of the highest awards bestowed for service to the R. S. A.  With him are Mr J. L. Dean (left) and Mr J. R.  Germain who were awarded gold stars.

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A record of 1200 people including 110 ex-servicemen and women attended Taradale’s Anzac  commemoration services. Pictures shown on this page were taken during the street parade to the Memorial Gardens. The parade was led by the Napier City Band.

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A large contingent of Scouts, Guides and Brownies, Boys’ and Girls’ Brigades and primary school children shown during the Taradale Anzac parade.

A group of Australian R. S. L. Members who were in New Zealand to attend the Taradale Anzac commemoration service.

The president of the Taradale R. S. A. Mr Jack Lister (left) with the leader of the Australian delegation Mr Vern Bettridge.

Laying a wreath on behalf of the Taradale Primary school are Jarron McInnes (right) and Wendy Couch.

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RSA members rescue wreaths tossed about by a strong wind during the Anzac commemoration service at Clive Square, Napier. They are from left: Mr Max Collett (vice president). Mr Ivan Mc Millin (secretary-manager)  and Mr Vic Burgess.

The Rev. A. Goss, Napier Presbyterian minister officiated at the Napier parade.

Returned servicemen and servicewomen on parade in Napier.

Students from Hukarere School and Colenso High about to lay wreaths.

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The second Maraekakaho creative arts and crafts exhibition and sale was held recently at the historic woolshed which was built in 1883.  It is one of the largest woolsheds in New Zealand being built originally for Mr Donald McLean and comprises some 28 shearing stands. One of the unique features of the old building is the rose feature adorning the apex of the roof. The sale attracted a large attendance over the three days.

Admiring a collection of dolls manufactured from clothes pegs are Mrs Val Gray, Napier, with her daughter Michelle (centre) and friend Michelle Gorst, Napier.

“Shall we buy it or not?” Mr and Mrs G. Spence, Napier with their daughter Rochelle ponder a wood sculpture.

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The Maraekakaho branch of the Red Cross provided a vital service to the exhibition with their hot drinks and home-made scones. Reading round the group from left are:  Mrs R. Pattullo, Mrs C. H. Bogard, Mrs R. E. Tankersley, Mrs M. D. Lowe, Mrs D. R. Twigg, Mrs R. N. Clarkson and Mrs H. S. Logan.

Maraekakaho painter Mrs Mary Walsh (right) talks over the price of her works with Mrs Elizabeth McIntosh, Hastings.

Mrs Peggy Percival (right) and Mrs Reo Reynolds from Mangatahi admiring home-spun shawls.

“If the cap fits!!” Trying on a home spun ski hat is Mr E. H. Williams, Hastings, assisted by his wife Margaret (left). Enjoying the spectacle are Mr Herbert Carpenter and his wife Iris (right).

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Assistants for the sale are from left: Mrs Bonda Sandtmann, Maraekakaho; Mrs Clare Neech, Maraekakaho, and Mrs Janet McCardle, Taradale.

Mrs Joe Mazengarb, Puketapu, appraises a piece of pottery.

Assistant for the exhibition Mr Jim Walsh, Maraekakaho brought his family pet to the sale.

Mrs Dora Cowan (left) and Mrs Margaret Sloan, from Hastings, captivated by the coloured glass lampshades.

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End of season

The Nelson Park Lawn Tennis Club recently held their end of season presentation of trophies. President of the club Mrs Dorothy Leitch (right) hands the prize to the winner of the men’s singles Mr Ron Currie.

The oldest playing member of the club Mr Cyril Richardson (left) with Mr Jack Wright the club captain.

Congratulating Dennis Buckley (second on right) for winning the men’s doubles are: Mrs Grace Dean, Trevor Harris, Liz Scott and Carrine Jackson.

Winners of the ladies’ doubles were Mrs Dorothy Leitch (left) and Mrs Dale Roderick.

The club’s mascot Cassey.

Enjoying the occasion are from left: Kathy White, Paul Perry and Heather Wright.

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Some 36 women from Napier come together for morning badminton as part of the Napier Badminton Association. They play their games at the Centennial Hall, McLean Park. Shown above is Mrs Donna Shaughnessy and below, Mrs June A’Court.

In conversation prior to a game from left: Mrs Judy Todd, Mrs Judith Roberts, Mrs Lynette Stone and Mrs Vivienne Wrathall.

In this group are from left: Marie McDougall, Val McLean and Eleanor Brydon.

Collecting subs from members is Mrs Jill McConnochie (second from right) shown with from left: Val McLean, Pam Aldous and Joan Rogers.

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The first ever Bride and Groom of the Year contest was held recently at Vidal’s Vault and Wine Bar, in Hastings. The contest arranged by Photocraft Portraits attracted some 18 brides and their husbands. It was a grand opportunity for brides to have an excuse to wear their beautiful gowns again and as some couples commented, an opportunity for husbands to realise how lovely their brides looked on the wedding day. The winning pair were Royce and Vicky McCutcheon (the fourth couple back in the line). They received a $200 cash prize. Vicky is shown (lower right) after the announcement of the winner.

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Flaxmere Golf

The Flaxmere Golf Club staged their 72-hole match-play tournament on the 28th and 29th of April. The event was the second big match-play trial in the last two weeks for prospective members of this year’s Hawke’s Bay provincial and Freyberg Rose Bowl teams. The winner of the tournament was young Hastings player Bill Hill (right) shown here with John Bone during the first round of the match. He won 4 and 3 in the final against Napier’s Steve Transom.

Mr Kawi Puata, Flaxmere, contemplates with his caddy son what club to choose for an approach shot.

Hastings golfer Dean Crafer, holds the pin while playing in the first round.

Waiting their turn to tee off in the mid-morning play are from left: Trevor Mohekey, Flaxmere; Don Harper and Russell Walsh, Maraenui.

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Checking progress on their scores for the first round of the Flaxmere 72-hole match play tournament are Mr D. Barber (left) Dannevirke; Mr R. Litchfield, Tirau (second on left), Mr Geoff Herbert, Flaxmere (second on right) and Mr Bruce Evans Napier (extreme right).

Following the flight of his ball from a tee shot is Mr R. Buckley, Hastings.

Hastings golfer john Hilton (right) relaxes with his caddy Mr Dick Green during play in the Saturday morning round.

Making their way to the next tee during play in the first round of the tournament are from left: Brian Donovan (Flaxmere Club Captain) Graham Thompson, Keith Loye and Dick Libby.

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Waiting to tee off from the first hole are from left: Judy Marshall (caddy) Tony Phillip, Bob Warren and Russ Manning.

Promising young Napier golfer Jamie Kupa who won the Hawke’s Bay amateur championship over Easter weekend lost in the second round but went on to win the champion consolation flight.

Runner up in the tournament Napier’s Steve Transom caught in action during an approach shot.

Seated on his trundle while waiting to play off is Napier’s Martin Doole.

Peter Mortland, Napier, won his first game but was then defeated in the next two matches to be eliminated.

Cleaning his ball before teeing off is Mr A. Simmonds, Dannevirke.

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