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The Gisborne Photo News



The Monthly Community Photo Magazine
Published by: Gisborne Photo News Art Services Ltd. P.O.Box: 2010 Gisborne. Office: State Insurance Building, 124 Bright Street.
The photos taken for this magazine and many others are available following publication.
40 years ago on June 3rd 1954 the first issue of the Photo News went on sale. Debutantes at the Hunt Ball were pictured on the cover and work had begun on the new wharf outside the freezing works. Gisborne had two All Blacks that year, R.A. "Tiny" White and Brian Fitzpatrick (father of Sean) while our top sporting female was Mary Hutchinson of Manutuke who captained the N.Z. Women's Golf Team to Australia. Work was well underway in the Waipaoa River Flood Control Scheme with 2 huge diversion cuts in the river's course accounting for a large part of the $1,600,000 budget. Selwyn Toogood's "It's in the Bag" was the big radio entertainment and sitting Labour Member R. Keeling won the General Election, The most controversial issue of the year was the removal of the poplar trees boardering the Botanical Gardens and the operatic production of "Sally" was a resounding success. Gisborne Motorcycle Club meetings at the showgrounds were very popular and the Waikanae Pavillion was opened in pouring rain by the then Mayor H.H. Barker.
A touch of the past as we look to the future and a new year of unforgettable facts and photographs with the Photo News.
Editor: Ginny Sherriff.
Photographs: Ross Moodie, Ginny Sherriff
Production and Design: John Stirton.
Administration: Vicki Coley.
Advertising Representative: Mare Hodges.
Phone: (06) 867 2262