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The Gisborne Photo News




Te Whare Wananga O Ngati Porou

The purchase of 10 new mountain bikes by Te Whare Wananga 0 Ngati Porou heralds the availability of cycles for use on the Coast. Members of the Runanga picked them up at Frank Allen Cycles & rode them to Ruatoria on a 3 day cycle tour beginning with a Karakia at Te Toka-a-Taia - "The Rock" a building in the old Weddel complex, staying at Hauiti Marae & Waiparapara Marae. The Cycles will enable the Sport & Recreation Programme to be more mobile, extending the accessibility of groups to a wider area on the Coast.

Winning Window Display

The Business and Professional Womens' Club annually present the Window Display Shield for the Best Shop Window. The competition runs alongside the Spring Festival, Camelia Week and Daffodil Day. All shops are eligible but must apply for inclusion in the competition. This year 18 retailers took part and were judged in one day. The winning shop was Speedicolor who best met the criteria of the judges who were impressed with the high standard of all the entrants.

Disability Pride

Workbridge - jobs & training for people with disabilities - a pathway to employment through 27Centres & their satellites Nationally. Locally Wokbridge have put 300 people through training centres (155 into employment) in the last 12 months. Emphasis to employers should be ...people employed for their potential as an effective worker, and employers choosing the best person for the job. Awards were presented to employers who had fully utilised Workbridge.


Judges Beverley Kerr and Bonnie Dwyer with Lee & Peter Manual of Speedicolor.


Pat Ransley (left) NZ Employment Service, Richard Barclay Park Golf Club, Lois Harding Elgin Butchery, Gisborne's Mayor John Clarke, Colleen McKay Pac N Save & Arthur Chapman Workbridge Regional Manager.