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T V 3 personality John Hawkesby visited Gisborne helping to lift the profile of the Cancer Society. John was the guest of honour at a fundraising dinner held at the Cosmopolitan Club featuring a fun auction with all funds raised going to the Gisborne Cancer Society. This Daffodil Day function was begun by Gisborne's Town Cryer, John Kibble, reciting a poem written for the occasion by John Dwight. At the conclusion of the auction our Town Cryer coerced John Hawkesby into autographing copies of the poem and selling them to the audience for $5. This initiative raised a further $300.


The Ilminster Under 13 rugby team which played in the JAB 1995 season were unbeaten. The team scored 678 points in 10 games and conceded only 54 points. Ryan Bridges was the top point scorer with 126 points. Top tryscorers were Avenir Maurirere and Robbie Poi who scored 18 tries each. Adam Clarke was among the points with 14 tries. It was a superb effort from the entire squad.


The Yates Young Gardener Competition which was organised by the Eastland Garden Festival Committee, sponsored by Yates N Z Ltd, supported by Cedenco and local retailers was open to children from S2 to F2 age. The participants were to grow a mixture of vegetables and flowers in a garden up to 2m x 1m in size. Prizes were awarded to the best 3 gardeners from each school and for the best 3 overall.


Ann and John Kibble with John Hawkesby.


Patrick Willock (Co-Coach), David Anderson, Jackson Houkamau, Joshua Taylor, Colin Hovell, Shannon Houkamau, Chris Moa (Co-Coach), Chris Moa Junior, Tiger Koia, Aaron McAughtrie, Ryan Bridges, Willie Willock and Andrew McGregor. Front: James Walker (Captain), Adam Clarke, Robbie poi and Aviner Maurirere.


David Holmes (Yates), Ann Osier & James Parker (Eastland Garden Festival Committee Chairman) with Emma White 2nd, Kristina Destounis 1st & Alex Dibble 3rd.





During the week of 25 September to 1st October local policeman and sporting personality Ross Brown undertook a Community Oriented Policing Project. He cycled 1052 kilometres in 6 days to raise $6,580 to benefit Gisborne IHC. Money was raised by way of a business houseraffle where an advertising package was donated by the Gisborne Herald and Radio 2ZG. 250 local businesses took part in the raffle raising most of the money. A daily update of Ross's progress was broadcast on the radio in conjunction with a public appeal to add to the funds being raised. During the six days, Ross cycled from Gisborne to Napier, Napier to Taupo, Taupo to Meremere, Meremere to Bombay, over the Kaimai Ranges to Tauranga then home via Opotiki. Gisborne Photo News commends the participating businesses and Ross for their magnificent effort.

Photo courtesy Sunshine Coast Newspaper Co Ltd

This photograph, taken in Noosa Australia, was sent in by Bernice Walters (formerly of Gisborne) When Bernice and her husband Myles first arrived in Noosa five years ago they organised these yearly picnic lunches. This year was "...the biggest one yet with more and more Gisbornites arriving each year. It's becoming a home away from home."