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Connection Fee Donated

Off to St Louis


The initial connection fee for a telephone was donated to the Riding Club For The Disabled by the New Era Social and Welfare Club Inc. The donation is worth $35 and thanks to the New Era Club the Riding Club's premises are being connected by phone that much sooner than previously expected. Holding the phone and signifying the connection are, from left, Social Credit candidate Mary Haynes and Riding Club chairman Dr Vera Davidson. Looking on are New Era Club secretary Gerry Escott and past Social Credit candidate Peter Phin who is now vice-president of the Gisborne Branch.


From Wellington comes the news that Ata Kerekere, daughter of Bill and Mihi Kerekere (formerly of Gisborne), is off to St Louis, Missouri, on an American Field Scholarship for one year. She was farewelled at a combined Bon Voyage and Birthday Party in the Ngati Poneke Marae Hall and this was attended by 250 guests. Forty members of Gisborne's Waihirere Maori Club also travelled to Wellington especially for the function. With Ata at the cutting of her 18th birthday cake are her grandmother, Mrs Kihau Parata and her mother, Mrs Mihi Kerekere (right).