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An enthusiastic Woolworths Gisborne team entered the Mid Northern Zone U/18 Basketball Tournament held in Matamata. They improved from 9th (from 14) in 1994 to 6th in 1995 despite playing against teams that play in stronger leagues at their local competition level.




Back: Woolworths Deputy Manager Phil Perano, Cary Walker (Mgr), Dale Hailey, Dion Walker, Ryan Tapsell & Kahu Ripia (Coach). Front: Ainsley Paea, Billy Maxwell, Tim Beattie, Joseph Hotai & Hugh Stuart with Hayden Ripia the aspiring reserve.


Ilminster Intermediate entered 4 teams in the B.O.P./ Pov Bay Intermediate Touch Tournament played in Kawerau. F1 Boys were 1st overall, F2 Boys were 2nd Overall, F1 Girls 3 draws 4 loses & F2 Girls 4 draws 3 loses. Fair Play Awards to Michael Allen, Alan Westrupp, Tui Akurangi & Leah Tautau. Back: Jamie Wilson, Pare Taiapa, Nathan TeMiha, Vance TeMaro, Hayden Keelan, Krystal Karaka, Lisa Winiata, Marina TeMaera, Chantel Gray, Renee Ngarimu, Arihia Waikari, Shantelle Letufuga & Kelly TeRauna. Middle: Jared Horsfall, Barny McRoberts, Joshua Taylor, Alan Westrupp, Tanya Kingi, Kathryn Waihape, Myra Brown & Gaylene Coleman. Front: Phill Dunnet, Morgan Tamatea, Joshua Matete, Kelly TeMiha, Tui Akurangi, Craig Clark, Carmen Cooper, Peggy Thompson, Jamie Kernohan, Ropoama Hape, Michael Allen, Tina & Zac TeMaro. Absent Trevor Westrupp (F1 Boys Coach)


The team that performed at the Gisborne Gymnastics Festival held at the Enterprise Gym Complex in Aberdeen Road. Recall Performances were made by Shamus Poutawa (Bar), Bill Huia (Vault), Lucy Langston (Vault & Tramp) & they won the A Grade Tramp. Back: Anzette Wilson, Chelsea Thorpe, Janine Riwaka, Lisa Devries, Niki Tamihere-Stevens, George Reid & Jodie Ngata. Middle: Daniel Rimene (Tramp), Khalia Ferris (Tramp), Monique Coulter, Cindy Bain, Juliet Poison & Bill Houia. Front Aaron McAughtrie, Lana TeKiri, Lucy Langston, Phill Dunnet, Anna Gibson, Kirsty Spooner (Tramp) & Shamus Poutawa.






Gisborne Gym Club sent a team to compete at Competitive Levels 3, 4, 5 & 6 at the Hawkes Bay/Poverty Bay 1st Ribbon Competition held at the Centennial Hall in Napier. The Team won Top Club - Boys, 2nd Overall - Level 3 Girls, Charles Jacobs was 1st Overall on all apparatus, Sam Jolly was 2nd Overall on all apparatus & passed up to Level 4 with Kristen Khull passed up to Level 4 also. The Team pictured is: (back) Sam Jolly (left), Yvette Jennings, Hayley Carleton, Vicki Petroski, Lance Sutherland & Charles Jacobs. Front Kim Rowlands, Taimania Rickard, Kristen Khull, Keisha Karaitiana, Mike Rowlands, Penny Khull, Emma Walters & Matilda Jolly.

Photo courtesy John Berry

Dame Catherine Tizard, Governor General of NZ, recently visited the Riverside Road cheese factory of Managing Directors Rick & Carol Thorpe. The Waimata Cheese Company produces blue brie, blue vein, camambert and Waimata Port Gisborne (a semi soft cheese in a white rind) in a range of shapes and sizes to suit the individual requirements of some of NZ's major supermarket chains. Dame Cath (left) is pictured with Rick and Carol beside one of the stainless steel cheese vats. Sterile clothing is worn by all visitors and staff to prevent contamination in the delicate process of producing Waimata's range of blue and white cheeses. Rick who is from a local wine making family believes that Waimata Cheese provides the perfect compliment for Gisborne's fine wines.


Janine Bull a member of the Police Education Unit spoke to a gathering of people at the Gisborne Museum & introduced Amy Maynard an ambassador of the district who had received a totara tree from the Minister of Police to plant as a symbol & a challenge for the local community to keep our young people safe. The police can't do it all. (The totara is the strong base & the new leaves are the strong & healthy future) Telecom is sponsoring $2million to a 3 year programme working with school kids. John Clarke assisted Amy (2nd from right) to plant the totara in Kelvin Park.