50 years ago

Taranaki Daily News - - Magazine - DE­NIS GARCIA

❚ A mas­sive search and res­cue op­er­a­tion swung into ac­tion when

25 stu­dents and four teach­ers from New Ply­mouth’s Spotswood Col­lege were re­ported miss­ing on Mt Eg­mont and they were found early in the morn­ing hud­dled to­gether in a dry river bed, us­ing fern fronds as blan­kets, the only ca­su­alty be­ing a teacher, Mrs K Lean, who was car­ried down the moun­tain af­ter suf­fer­ing a leg in­jury.

❚ To­tal chaos reigned on the Taranaki ho­tel front fol­low­ing the le­gal­is­ing of 10pm clos­ing with 13 North Taranaki ho­tels opt­ing to close at 7pm and other North and South Taranaki li­censees say­ing they would stay open un­til 10pm.

❚ With more than 100 ex­hibitors the 1967 Haw­era Hob­bies Ex­hi­bi­tion, held in the com­mu­nity cen­tre, proved very suc­cess­ful, the chair­man of the pub­lic re­la­tions com­mit­tee, Mr A Mackay, say­ing crowds had been so heavy move­ment in the hall had been chaotic.

❚ With 100 mem­bers mak­ing a fi­nan­cial com­mit­ment, the pres­i­dent of the Haw­era Lawn Tennis and Squash Club, Mr S Shera, told the an­nual meet­ing it had been pos­si­ble to call ten­ders to con­struct squash courts which could be avail­able by April 1968.

❚ The Taranaki Ir­ish So­cial Club was formed at a meet­ing called in Manaia by Mr W Bracken who was elected the first pres­i­dent.

❚ For the first time the Ra­hotu Young Farm­ers’ Club had a mem­ber, Mr B E Beard­more, cho­sen to go on an over­seas ex­change scheme, giv­ing him a six-month tour of Great Bri­tain.

❚ The Haw­era Mu­nic­i­pal Band, un­der Mr Harry Far­ring­ton, scooped the pool in the A sec­tion at the Cen­tral Dis­tricts brass band con­test at Haw­era.

❚ Play­ing for New Ply­mouth Old Boys against In­gle­wood in the Taranaki Cricket As­so­ci­a­tion’s com­pe­ti­tion, A Jor­dan had the best bowl­ing fig­ures of the week­end with a tally of seven wick­ets for 24 runs.

❚ Lack of sup­port from lo­cal res­i­dents had seen the dis­band­ing of the strug­gling Wai-iti club, the chair­man of the Taranaki Surf Life Sav­ing As­so­ci­a­tion, Mr G N Light­foot, re­ported to the an­nual meet­ing.

❚ Movies: As­sault On A Queen

(Haw­era Re­gent), Frank Si­na­tra and Verna List; Blow Up (State), Vanessa Red­grave and David Hem­mings; Torn Cur­tain

(Opunake Every­body’s), Julie An­drews and Paul New­man; The Ap­paloosa (Strat­ford Plaza), Mar­lon Brando, An­tonette Comer and John Saxon.

❚ For the sev­enth year in suc­ces­sion Mr O E Bal­som was elected to the chair­man­ship of the Taranaki Cricket As­so­ci­a­tion when the an­nual meet­ing was held in Strat­ford.

❚ Spon­sored by lo­cal youth groups and the Waitara Ro­tary Club, Waitara Sea Scout Gra­ham John Alexan­der at­tended a three-week course at the Out­ward Bound school, Anakiwa.

❚ The pos­si­bil­ity of es­tab­lish­ing a veteran’s home in Taranaki was dis­cussed by more than 50 del­e­gates rep­re­sent­ing Re­turned Ser­vices As­so­ci­a­tions from through­out Taranaki meet­ing at Strat­ford.

❚ A ten­der of $77,489 was ac­cepted by the Haw­era Race­course Part­ner­ship Com­mit­tee for an im­me­di­ate start on ma­jor al­ter­ations and ad­di­tions to stand fa­cil­i­ties at the Haw­era race­course, the com­mit­tee chair­man, Mr D McCarthy say­ing the new fa­cil­i­ties were ex­pected to be ready for the Fe­bru­ary meet­ing.

❚ 35 Years Ago: Fire de­stroys half of Opunake High School; Patea chemist Howard An­der­son re­ceives Lions com­mu­nity ser­vice award; for­mer New Ply­mouth man Mr Graeme Con­nell, ap­pointed Mo­tunui syn­thetic petrol project pub­lic af­fairs man­ager; War­wick­shire all-rounder Robin Dyer ap­pointed Taranaki Cricket As­so­ci­a­tion’s pro­fes­sional cricket coach.

❚ 25 Years Ago: Taranaki gets two women may­ors, Claire Ste­wart (New Ply­mouth) and Mary Bourke (South Taranaki), in lo­cal body elec­tions; Euan Means (15) cap­tures Strat­ford Golf Club’s se­nior cham­pi­onship; TSB Bank slashes low­est mort­gage rate to 8.4 per cent.

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