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The Gisborne Photo News





Mr Leo Fowler, Palmerston Road, who has been appointed supervisor of Maori programmes for the New Zealand Broadcasting Corporation, in Wellington. Mr Fowler has been in Gisborne for more than 10 years, as station manager at 2XG, during which time he has been closely associated with the Maori people of the district. He is considered an authority on Maori culture, having recorded many songs and talks during his period in Gisborne. A true friend of the Maori people, he is typified in this picture holding a smiling young Maori girl, Annette Crooks, of Waihlrere, in his arms. Mr Fowler is secretary of the Waihirere Maori Club, which has been in national prominence in recent years, and is considered the top concert party in the country.


Miss Patricia Wareham, youngest daughter of Mr and Mrs G. Wareham, 17 Centennial Crescent, has passed her State final nursing examinations. She also recently celebrated her 21st birthday, and leaves this month on an 18-months overseas tour of England and Jamaica.


Dr J. M. Hoy, son of Mr and Mrs J. Hoy, 141 Fox Street, who has been appointed director of the Entomology Division, D.S.I.R., in Nelson. Prior to his appointment, Dr Hoy was senior principal scientific officer in the Entomology Division, leading a research team on the control of two of New Zealand's most important insect pests, grass grub and proina.

He has been closely associated with the successful development of chemical control of pasture insects, which has resulted in a greatly increased level of primary production in the country. Dr Hoy has travelled extensively in the Pacific area while working on his projects, and has been awarded the Doctor of Science degree by Lincoln University for his works. He is the immediate past president of the Entomology Society of New Zealand.