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The Gisborne Photo News



Where Are They Now?

....Ray Brein Gan is in London, working in a garage and riding in motor cycle races in England and the Continent. Son of Mr and Mrs J. F. Breingan, 81 Chalmers Road, he was selected in the three-man N.Z. team to compete in the 1966 Isle of Man, and left this country in February of last year. Staying on in England, he now has two overseas seasons to his credit, and again represented N.Z. in the 1967 Isle of Man. On these demanding circuits, Ray has had his share of misfortune, with mechanical troubles and injuries. From two spills he has broken his ribs, foot, and hip. His plans for the future include at least one more season in England before returning home. He started his racing career at 19 years of age, riding for Noel Third Motor Cycles, of Gisborne.

....Michael Bugden is in Fiji, managing the Iautoka branch of the National Cash Register Company. Son of Mrs A. Bugden, Collins Street, he will be in Fiji for two years. Educated at the Boys' High School, he was a member of the "Berrytones", a Gisborne male-voice choir.

....Mary Burton is in London working for Lloyds Bank. A former member of the A.N.Z. Bank staff in Gisborne, Mary is the daughter of Mr and Mrs W. J. Burton, 35 Waitangi Street. She left N.Z. in March, 1966, with two other girls from this area, Irene Evans (nee Samson) and Christine Parsons (Waipukurau), and while in London teamed up with another Gisborne girl, Jan Goldsmith. Mary has made three tours, of the Continent, the Mediterranean and the British Isles. Earlier this year she was one of twelve New Zealand girls selected from 100 applicants for hostess work at the N.Z. Dairy Board's stand, which ran for six weeks in London and Scotland. She is pictured in front of the stand on N.Z. National Day, 21st March, with the High Commissioner, Sir Thomas MacDonald, and Lady MacDonald. She intends to fly home via Greece, Hong Kong, and Sydney in October, this year.