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The Gisborne Photo News




Young Writer of the Month

Mini & Mod
Coaching Clinic

Te Hapara School


Pricilla Beach from Manutuke School was the McDonalds Young Writer for the month of May. Her story was written as a part of her classes everyday writing programme which encourages expression through words. Pricilla in the white top (centre) is pictured with her teacher, Riki Walsh (left), her Room 2 classmates and Don Carlton (centre) local McDonalds Owner Manager.


Rugby League Development Manager Dave Ahu (centre left) has been busy tutoring students of the Sports Eastland Certificate in Sport with 2 days of theory and practical aspects of coaching at Mini & Mod levels of Rugby League. The students with the Sport Eastland Kiwi Sport Programme Manager, Bruce More (centre right) are: Mihi Kokiri (back left), Bev Gordon, Dave Ahu, Bruce More, Marcus Phillips & Adele Newman. Front: Debbie Graham, Johnny Martin, Jamie Allan & Douglas Young. Absent Roger Davies & Bjorn Jansen.


The Te Hapara 11 a side Hockey Team that won the Team of the Day Shield awarded for Good Sportsmanship & Fairplay are: Perrie Swann (back left), Lydia O'Connor, Harmine Searanke, Julia Fruean, Kirsty Hitchins, Michelle Clarke Roxanne Newman-Price & Nikki Owen. Front: Michele McCullough, Kristina Destounis, Simone Taylor, Alex Moana Lila Callaghan, Nikita Davies & Kelly Headley.



The Fisher Aluminium Franchise Award of the Year for all round excellence in presentation, quality of work and sales was won by Lester Traue's Fisher Aluminium Co.


The Gisborne Girls' High School team that was top overall in the Smokefree Secondary Schools Aerobics Regional Finals for Individual & Pairs Routines.



Lester Traue & the impressive Fisher Trophy.


Back: Tamsyn Russell, Chanelle Owen, Tamson Elliott, Kate Wickham & Michelle Witters. Front: Bianca Harris-Richards, Elly McGuiness & Rebecca Walker. Absent for the photo were: Katie Wirepa, Jessica Anderson, Alasha & Amiee McCracken.


The winners of the Mercantile Swimming Relay held in conjunction with the Midwinter Swim at the Olympic Pool were the Fisher Aluminium Team. Lester Traue was proud of his grandchildren who made up his team. The relay was held in the "warm pool" under the new all weather enclosure where it proved to be nicer in the water than out. Doug Bell, local Vice President of IHC presented the Fisher Team the new Mecantile Cup & each team member with a small personal gift, a certificate & vouchers from McDonalds & Georgie Pie. From the left: Doug Bell, Glen Hoffman, Jonathon Herries, Lester Traue & Aimee Findon.