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The Gisborne Photo News





Beverley Miller entered her Kea in the FLORANZA Show held in Wellington. It was the 5th World Association of Flower Arrangers Show ever held and the 1st in New Zealand. Beverley spent hours cutting, clipping and painting leaves to construct the Kea to create a lifelike to scale figure that captured the judge's attention to win First place in the "All Creatures Great and Small" section.


A very promising career is unfolding for former Waikirikiri, llminster and Gisborne Girls' High School pupil, Kirsten Scott. Her early dance lessons were with Amanda Kay School of Dance. At 19 she has in her her 3rd year at the New Zealand School of Dance in Wellington. Her most recent performance was at the War Memorial Theatre, the last show of a 10 day tour of the North Island.


Gisborne Media Journalist, Lynda Hallinan, recently won the TVNZ One Network News Award for the Top Broadcast Journalist and the Median Award for the Top Radio Graduate for 1995. Lynda studied for 3 years at the Auckland Institute of Technology for a Bachelor of Communication Studies. Originally employed as a Radio Journalist Lynda called upon her training experience, in TV journalism, to slide comfortably into her new role with the local MCN TV News at 5.45pm and 8.45pm daily.


Beverley and her treasure - a lifelike, to scale, Kea that would deceive a real bird.


Kirsten Scott (right) with Melissa New from Blenheim. Both have been accepted into the London Contemporary Dance School for a 1 year course commencing in September.


Lynda with her two Awards. You often see her in the Media Centre's Suzuki or on Eastland TV (select the UHF Band on your TV & push the Auto Tune button) or through your video receiver. Bunny Ears often give a good reception.



29 trophies won at the 1996 Junior Rock N Roll Nationals shows that the newly formed Crusin Club has arrived. It was their 1st away competition. Results included a 3rd in the Intermediate Couples section, 3rd & 4th in the Junior Couples, 3rd in the Top Club section, 2nd in the Intermediate Triples and the Junior Triples, 1st in Competing Couples Best Dressed, 1st in the Competing Triples Best Dressed, 1st for Best Dressed Female and 2nd in the Novelty section. Their tutor is Lorraine Walker.


At an action packed New Zealand I.R.B. (Inflatable Rescue Boat) National Championship held at Mount Maunganui late in March the Wainui U/ 21 team picked up Gold in the U/21 Single Rescue and a Gold in the U/21 Assembled Rescue. The Club acknowledges their sponsors the J N Williams Memorial Trust, Harbourview Marine and Juken Nissho Ltd who enabled them to compete for their successes.


The Gisborne Junior Rock N Roll Club recently attended the Junior Rock N Roll Nationals held in Lower Hutt. Reubin Te Pairi and Anne Marie Kaa placed 4th in the Intermediate Couple section with Eric Kaaho & Teveia Walters, William Te Pairi & Antoinette Tiepa and Alister Hobdell & Kelsi Rhodes doing well in their heats. They won the much coveted Novelty Section (as they have for the last three years)


Grant Baty (left), Chloe Gardiner, Norman Nikora, Nicola Worsnop, Kylee Grogan, Kazna Winitana and Makariki Kowhai. Middle: Kristina Destounis, Te Rina Kowhai, Rapata Simeon, Candaclee Beach, Cannon Te Hurua, Chadwick Nepia, Holly Edwards and Christopher Joseph. Front: Nicole Brenchley and Liane Richardson.


The Wainui Surf Life Saving Club's I.R.B. manned by their Gold Winning team of Crewman Tamma Paul (left) and Driver Justin Martin. Their patient, Heidi Clapham, a very important part of the team was absent for this photo.


Back: Missy Kaa (left), Anne Marie Kaa, Kelsi Rhodes, Alister Hobdell, Anntonette Tiepa and Kirby Babbington. Middle: Reubin Te Pairi, William Te Pairi, Monique Hobdell, Mariana Nepe and Eric Kaaho. Front: Erana Potae, Stephanie Duffy, Rachael Gardiner, Christy Reynolds and Adam Hollis. Their tutor was Karen Hollis.