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The Gisborne Photo News





The E C P B Golf Assn announced with great pleasure the support of a world leading sponsor. Earl Thomas, Managing Director of Spalding N Z, was in Gisborne with Top Flite golf bags, balls, caps, etc. Members of the Tower and Masters representative teams met Earl at the Pov Bay Golf Club to pick up their new gear.



The new radio station, Gisborne's B 96, is found on your dial at 96.6 FM. The station was launched at a giant party in the foyer of the Gisborne Media Centre, HQ of The Eastland Sun, Radio 89 FM and B96 in what was the Masonic Hotel. The new FM station promises to play Classic Gold and is the latest brainchild in the media empire of Janet & Bruce Johnstone.


Noel Ashcroft (left), Brian Sexton, Peter Goodwin, Phil Kamene, Earl Thomas, Grant James, Ian (Spud) Murphy, Eric Gordon & Maurice Hacche with Dave Jenkins & Robbie Rann (front)


Mrs Muriel Jones (left), Mrs Peggy Kaua J.P. & Mrs Frances Gregory M.B.E. are three close friends who collectively recorded 280 yrs in serving their community & city who met for lunch at the Marina to celebrate Peggy's 80th Birthday. All have served on local bodies & are Past Presidents of the National Council of Women. Frances & Peggy were awarded Life Membership honours, Peggy was the 1st Maori President of the Gisborne Branch & was also the 1st Maori to be appointed to the Board of the National Council of Women. Muriel was the 1st and only woman to become a councillor on the Cook County Council while Frances was the 1st woman on the Gisborne City Council.


Bruce carries his sign, to be fixed to the outside wall, through the throng of invited friends and associates who were present for the countdown for the new station, B96 FM, to hit the airways at 6pm on 29-9-95.



Gisborne Palliative Care acknowledged the infinite value of some of the long serving volunteer staff at a luncheon held at the Poverty Bay Club. Palliative Care arose from the need to give care to the terminally ill. It is Christian based & unconditional.



Project Cobblestone which has reclaimed thousands of cobblestones for sale as 2nds enabling Wainui Lions to donate a computer, printer, desk & chair to Palliative Care. The computer was purchased from Bryce Parker & the furniture from Gisborne Furniture Court will be used for statistics & administrative proceedures.


Those who were present to receive their awards were: David Worsnop (left), Maude Boyce, Pat Cleary, Jo Broeke, Ann Swann, Annette Oram, Edna Worsnop, Bill Patterson, Audrey Evans, James Carstens (Director-Palliative Care) Kath Patterson, Ray Buckley, Marilyn Baty, Joan Coates, Leslie Askin & David McLean ( Palliative Care Trust Board)


A reunion was held at Pete's on the Beach for the Markie Family. Their decendents George & Fanny Markie sailed from London to Auckland in 1874 on the 887ton, iron clipper Dorette, in what was considered a rapid passage of 83 days. Not long after arriving in N Z George had opened a shoe store in Peel Street, Gisborne. The Trengrove, Ryan and Owen families also attended this reunion as did Eric Markie who travelled from Northampton (London) to visit his relatives in Gisborne.


Dave Parker (left) with Wainui Lions Ian Flockhart (Treas), Jerry Huberts (Sec), Terry Donovan (Past Pres), Ewen Cameron (Pres) and Barbara Grout (Admin Staff at Palliative Care's Hospital Office.