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The Gisborne Photo News



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Six-year-old Atamoana Kerekere, the delightful little "star" of the Waihirere Maori Concert Party, is the subject of our colour cover this month. The daughter of Mr and Mrs Bill Kerekere, 75 Stout Street, she made her first appearance with the club's primary group at the age of four, when they won their section in the annual Maori competitions.

Selected on merit to perform with the senior concert party before the Queen at Waitangi in 1963, she was paid a personal tribute by the Governor General, Sir Bernard Fergusson, when he visited Gisborne last year.

She will be competing with the junior party in the forthcoming competitions at the Opera House early next month.

Back Cover. N.A.C's Fokker Friendship Kopara, which was the first jet-prop aircraft to land at Darton Field, pictured being re-fuelled on the concrete apron at the airport.