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The Gisborne Photo News



Television For The Coast

Members of the East Coast Televiewers' Society have been toiling mightily in recent weeks to instal their translator on Pungarehunui Point, 11 miles from Ruatoria.

The translator is now in working order, and will broadcast signals to viewers from Te Araroa to Tolaga Bay.

The pictures on this page were taken during two of the working bees by Tolaga Photographers and Don Turnbull.


Two of the workers dig a hole for a reflector pole out of almost solid rock.


Frank Herbert, of Tolaga Bay, wiring up a reflector.


The main reflector parabola is hoisted up to its approximate position.


The reflector is fixed into position. At top of right pole is Mr T. August, who supervised the workers.