Comings and goings
Laurie Twidle, assistant trade foreman, Westfield, retired recently after 20 years service.
Sue Brown, personnel manager Head Office has left to have a family. She has been replaced by Peter Johnson.
David Clarke has joined as the assistant company secretary.
Graham Clark has transferred from Head Office production to become superintendent, boning and cutting at Westfield.
Nigel Hales is the new wool scour foreman at Tomoana, where he has worked as sorter for the past three years.
Bruce Healey has joined the Tomoana staff as an electrician foreman. He has been leading hand for the electricians at Kaiti for the past 14 years.
Gisborne cleaned up in the W & R Fletcher golf tourney, played at Taupo in September.
For the third year in a row Gisborne won the main teams event against Wellington, Westfield and Tomoana, and dominated in other events.
Captain of the Gisborne team, Allan Edwards, works manager, won the W & R Fletcher Cup for individual best nett, and runner up for the Shipping Corp. Cup was Maurice Taylor, manager of Nelsons (NZ) Ltd Gisborne.
The Blue Port ACT Cup for best stableford went to Brian Forde, the Supervising meat inspector, Kaiti, and the Cryovac Cup for best individual round of the weekend went to the manager of the Kaiti butcher ship, Phil Doleman [Doelman].
Which left the Wally Knight Cup for best par, picked up by Auckland Meat Co’s Peter Froude, and the Mark Hinchliff Trophy, won by Danny McComb of the Wellington accounts department.
“Wellington retrieved the wooden spoon from Tomoana.
Pictured: Allan Edwards receives the Rowlands Shield from Group General Manager Peter Johnston.
Long and loyal service
Three staff at Westfield works have clocked up nearly 150 years service between them.
Dave Jury, Eddie Walker and Lou Jefferis recently received gold watches for their loyal service.
Dave, a beef butcher who joined in 1936, is a quiet family man and motorbike fan. He is always ready to lend a helping hand, either with motorbike repairs or teaching newcomers the best ways of butchery and knife sharpening.
Eddie also joined in 1936. He is the number one legger at the works, and no-one technique for removing the trotter. Colourful and happy-go- lucky, Eddie is a keen armchair sportsman.
Lou joined the company in July 1940 and for many years had a brother at the works too. He is a boner.
Photo caption – Lou Jefferis, Eddie Walker and Dave Jury . . . a lot of experience to share.
Grahame Deans and Neil Pritchard from the Hastings Tanneries completed another marathon in August.
Their times were 3hrs 17 and 3hrs 30 respectively.
The two were among 500 others who competed in the race.
A sad loss
Management and staff of the Gisborne Refrigerating Company Limited were saddened to learn of the death of the recently retired Harry (Choc) Ngaira in September.
Mr Ngaira commenced at GRC on 10/5/1941 and 20 years later joined the staff. For many years he was the beefhouse supervising foreman, a position he relinquished this year, after nearly 44 years service.
He was very well known in Maori and rugby circles in the district.
GRC and WRF extend their deepest sympathy to Mrs Ngaira and family on their sad loss.