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The Gisborne Photo News





Roy Lownes, son of Frank Lownes a retired master mariner who ran a cartage business in Gisborne, recently returned to visit daughters and grandchildren. Roy is an uncle of Vanessa Lowndes the founder of Vanessa Lowndes Abilities which was originally a sheltered workshop. Roy now lives in St Helliers Bay in Auckland.


15 year old Tracey Gray from Tokomaru Bay travels daily to Ngata College (in Ruatoria) past the Te Puia Springs Golfcourse where she is a member and does the handicap cards. It was natural for her to developed an interest in the game at an early age by collecting golf balls hit at home by her parents, both golfers. Later she began to play "whack and chase" on the farm. Now with 2 years of "proper" playing on a golfcourse, with a 20 handicap, she has attracted the attention of Auckland Pro Jamie Kupa and is in the MaxFlite Maori Golf Development Squad.


The Poverty Bay Federation of the Country Women's Institute with the money raised at the "V J" Concert and from their 75th Jubilee of CWI in N Z fund-raising functions, purchase 145 Talking Books (cassettes) which were presented to the H B Williams Memorial Library.


Huia White (left), Raey Wheeler,Betty Lowndes,Roy Lowndes,Andrew Taylor (rear), Gordon Elder,Helen Taylor,Emily Elder and Jerram Fielder.


Tracey being interviewed by Turanga FM personality Willie Donnelly who is rumoured to have played a hole or two of golf himself.


Acting District Librarian Adrienne Simpson (right) accepted the Talking Books with Trevor Hughes (seated) from CWI President Alison Crawford and Isabel Spence (right). Trevor who has experienced a dramatic loss of sight over the past 5 years due to glaucoma said that "...they are all pretty good" and that he can "...get wrapped up in them."