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Shirley and Barry Symonds, the local owner operators of Guthrie Bowron, responded to the needs of the Gisborne Junior Fourteens Representative Soccer team who have been fundraising for their trip to the National Tournament to be held in Masterton in the last week of August. The donation of a BMX Bike for the players to raffle boosted the fundraising considerably.


The Motor Trade Association, who promote good motoring and service to the customer, held a draw among their MTA members, for a Mystery Escape Weekend for 2. MTA President, David Mossman was pleased to announce that one of the longest supporters of the motor industry, Gisborne Motors Ford, was the lucky winner.


The new to Gisborne ASB Bank, built on the old Regent Building site, was opened amid a fanfare of national personalities. John Walker, once New Zealand's top athlete, now a 4th floor ASB Executive, was in town as a part of the opening extravaganza. John and the Regional ABS Manager, Alan Hewitt, were only too pleased to round up a couple of visiting sportsmen for a photo.


Shirley and Barry Symonds hand the BMX Viper over to Fourteens team representatives James Gunther and Craig Stirton.


Ted Stone accepted the prize, on behalf of one of his "to be announced" staff. The prize voucher was presented by MTA President, David Mossman (centre) and Graham Elliott who in association with Community Radio 2ZG & Elliott Travel sponsored the trip.


Alan & John with George Hooper (left), Rukumoana Walker, Tihi Kerei, Eru Chesley & Rodney Brooking from Rerekohu College, in town for a Rugby 7's Tournament.