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From: "Carol Spragg" <>
Subject: [NZ-TARANAKI] The Way We Were
Date: Mon, 18 Apr 2011 08:06:29 +1200


>From 18 April 2011”Taranaki Daily News”

50 YEARS AGO

After assisting an Auckland trawler which was in trouble, Taranaki’s latest
trawler the Norman McLeod owned by Messrs L KUTHY & M I ANTUNOVIC, arrived
at Port Taranaki following a 700 mile journey around Nth Cape from Auckland.

Two Tahora men, Messrs W RILEY & D MATTHEWS, shot a 12-pointer fallow deer
near Moki Rd, Tahora, the first seen in the district for 20 years.

A former student of St Mary’s School Stratford, Miss Joy BISSET SMITH of
Hawera gained first place in an intermediate examination in Hospital
Laboratory practice at Wellington Hospital.

The 18-ton launch Valiant built by Mr C BIRD, was taken from the section on
Which it was built via Bedford & Egmont Sts on a 16-wheel trailer to be
launched on the Patea River.

The oldest playing member of the Stratford Golf Club, Mr T HENDERSON of
Tuna, scored a hole-in-one on the Club’s 3rd hole.

An almost completely unblemished stone adze, a relic of Maori occupation of
the district, was unearthed by a Normanby resident Mr R WILLING.

Mr H P DICKSON was president of Taranaki Rose Society.

When the YWCA of NZ held its annual meeting, a NP woman, Mrs P C DAVIE was
elected a Vice-President.

The principal parts were played by Lynette McMAHON, John SEXTUS & Valerie
COLEY when the Stratford Repertory & Dramatic Society presented the farce
Wild Goose Chase.

A total of 253 acres of dairy pasture land including a shearing plant and a
shed and 2 other sheds on Croyden Rd near Stratford was sold at auction on
behalf of the estate of the late Mr A BARLOW for £78 10/- an acre.

Port Taranaki’s Deputy Harbourmaster and Dredgemaster, Captain A GRIEVE was
appointed Harbourmaster at Timaru.

35 YEARS AGO

Archdeacon G A BUTT was transferred from NP to Lower Hutt.

Eltham Young Farmer Bob SARGESON won a 6-week exchange visit to Australia.

25 YEARS AGO

Gavin HURLIMAN (NP) won national Full Contact martial arts title.

Loralee CHITTENDEN won Hawera Plunket Society baby contest.

A survey supported the decision of Eltham All Black Bryce ROBINS to play in
the Cavaliers unofficial tour to South Africa.

Fellow tourists, Taranaki’s David LOVERIDGE and Kieran CROWLEY were named in
NZ Rugby Almanac’s 5 players of the year.







Carol



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