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The Nelson Photo News



Hello and Farewell

We commence 1971 with news of an editorial change for "Nelson Photo News". Editor Barry Simpson (Top Left), who has held the post since "Photo News" started in Nelson in November, 1960, has resigned to take up a position as Nelson-Marlborough-Golden Bay representative of the Christchurch Press. The new editor is Peter Skinner, well-known to many Nelsonians as a journalist with the "Nelson Evening Mail" for the last two years.

In the transitional period several changes will occur. The most important of these are the address and telephone number of Mr Skinner. The address is 138 Parkers Road, and the telephone number, 86-685. Mr Simpson will no longer be reached through telephone number 87-574. All correspondence should be addressed, henceforth, to the new editor, at his address.

And So Farewell (By Barry Simpson)

It is not easy to relinquish something you've started from nothing. But towards the end of last year I made the decision to resign from the editorship of "Photo News" to take on a less demanding job in the journalistic world so that my family could receive a little more of my attention. I've loved all those 10 years and the 124 issues of "Photo News" that I have seen published. But it cannot be denied that the job has not been easy. Long and broken hours have left me little time to devote to family and home. In that time we have endeavoured to maintain a balanced and informative magazine which will interest a wide section of our readers. This hasn't been easy either, but our circulation proves that it has been fairly successful. We are certain that Mr Skinner, a young man with young ideas, will continue to publish a magazine which will continue to give pleasure to thousands of readers all over the world. In saying farewell, I wish to say a few "thank you's". Firstly, to my wife, Marie, who looked after the social news of the magazine, the circulation, the receipts and payments and a thousand and one other jobs connected with the business. Secondly, to Peter Cooper, my thanks and gratitude for 10 years of assistance and friendship. Others most worthy of my gratitude are Mr Bill Houston, and Mesdames Natalie Sellers (Stoke) and Myrtle Friend (Richmond) who have supervised the "Photo News" runners for the majority of those 10 years. To Mr John Sharp, formerly of Motueka, for his assistance in looking after all our interests in that area. Thanks also to the staff of N.A.C. for having delivered our magazines on time; to the other photographers in Nelson, to all the boys and girls who delivered magazines in wet weather and fine and to all our readers who have had faith in us and who supported us from our very first issue. Thank you all.


Barry Simpson


Peter Skinner