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The Gisborne Photo News



Town & Around

New Turanganui Club. A strong committee heads the new Turanganui Club, the formation of which was started in 1973. Present membership stands at more than 200 but with a proposed maximum of 600 the club is sure to be fully subscribed by the time its premises are opened, expectedly within six months. These premises are in Lower Childers Road and with renovations, new furnishings and charter will fill a long felt need in the club field. The club is open to both men and women.

First Engineer .


Outside the premises (note the symmetrical design of the whole building) the committee is, from left, Messrs Roland Croskery, Arnold Askew, Brian Shepherd, Doug Corbett, Adrian Falkner-Head, Tony Furlan (chairman of the building committee), Dan Green, Doug Cumming, Bill Green (secretary/treasurer), Ted Mitchell (club chairman), Terry Samuel and Ken Burton-Batty. The club is fortunate in having Messrs Falkner-Head and Burton-Batty in the club as both are civil engineers. Absent: Wayne Callaghan (club solicitor), and Frank Amor.


Mr Bob Elliott, born and bred in Gisborne, has returned to this city as the first engineer to assist with the development of the East Coast Project, He started his career as a draughtsman with the Ministry of Works and after being awarded a bursary to Auckland University, gained his B.E. degree. He is pictured with his wife (the former Heather Creswell, also of Gisborne), and family Karen and Craig.


Second Century

Hockey Away

Christchurch Convention

Six members of the Tairawhiti Playcentre Association attended the five-day Early Childhood Convention in Christchurch during the school holidays. Nearly 1000 delegates were at the conference (including some 300 from South East Asia) where all aspects of early childhood development were explored and discussed. With some of their families going along those members about to depart for the convention are, from left, Mesdames Mana Rangi MBE, Lena Tamatea, Nora Maclaughlin, Elizabeth Joblin, Alison Crosswell and Collette Berge.


Artist Peter Ferguson's "Second Century" exhibition of paintings opened in Gallery 5-1 on Augus 25 and is attracting much attention. The paintings depict a slice of New Zealand's past and contain some excellent scenes. Artist Peter Ferguson with four of the works in the exhibition.


A "first" for primary school hockey occurred during the school holidays when a team travelled to Masterton to take part, with 21 other primary teams, in the Hatch Cup tournament. With manager/coach, Mr Jim Carroll, the team is, from left, in front, Mark Dolman, Mark Kernohan, Barry Hughes, Alan Cockburn, and Marshall Hopps. At back, Brett McKnight, Ross Scott. Robert Dyer (captain), Peter Duncan, Graham Foster, Kevin McKay and Andrew McLatchie. Absent: Mark Squires, and Ronald Hayes who joined the team in Wairoa.