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Here & There

Sixth formers of Waimea College spent a period at Rotoiti Lodge recently. As can be seen from the pix (above), the time was the middle of winter. The party above was returning from Mount Robert; the pupils at right were listening to an outdoor geography lecture, and those at left were enjoying a snow fight. (Pix by Alexa Sutherland).

News From Huntly
Our feature recently on Mr Syd Croucher and the Suburban Bus Company has prompted Mr Bill Simpson of Huntly to send us these two pictures - of himself (left) and of his bus fleet (below). Bill still has many friends in Nelson from the times he first drove a taxi here about 1912 and later, when he drove first for Newman Bros and later for Rink Buses. While with Newmans in 1927 he was one of the royal tour drivers. He established his own bus company 30 years ago in Huntly, and retained his driving licence until he reached the age of 80 (four years ago).


Big Future
A boy with a big future in brass bands is Michael Higgins of Wakefield. Michael, a bass player, was selected for the band school in Christ-church recently, and even more recently was elected assistant conductor of the Wakefield Citizens' Band.