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Big Crowd At Fruit Show


In the Moutere hills area fame does not come to the "fastest gun in town" but to the "fastest packer in the hills". And recently fruit packers from throughout the province matched speed at the annual packing championships. Also on display for the critical eyes of the packed hall at Mapua were cases of fruit entered in the different championships. The open packing award went to Mrs D. Perry, of Mapua (below left) and the coveted J. W. Brash Cup for export fruit (cases chosen at random from export shipments by inspectors), to Noel Coutts (Mahana), below. The other winner on this page (below right) was Mrs L. Paynter (Tasman), winner of the women's title. The pic above is a general view taken during the packing. (Pix by Peter Cooper Studio).


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Nuthin' like a good apple, says Peter Robb and friend Jim Thorley


Oh, oh, looks like Peter didn't finish that apple, judging from the atitude of secretary, Mrs L. Masters.


Three Aussie lassies who packed in the area; Alison Bentley (Perth), and Denise McClynn and Alison Bradley, both Queensland.


Mr A. B. Home strong with four girls who packed Tor him during the season - Misses Cameron, Kelly, Wilson and Benjamin.


A study in concentration: John Waldron (Nelson) in action