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HBH Tribune Dec 10 1975
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HBH Tribune Dec 10 1975 JACKSON Inquest

The Coroner Mr C E Weston WACHER praised people who tried to get a young woman out of a car, which plunged into the HAUMOANA lagoon late on the night of September 6.

At an inquest into the death of 20-year-old Janis Noeline JACKSON, Taradale Rd, NAPIER, Mr WACHER also commented on the lack of adequate signposting in the area of the accident. Mr EACHER found that Miss JACKSON died by asphyxia caused by drowning in the car, which went off the end of COLLISON Terrace into the lagoon.

Witnesses Sharon Joan MURPHY, Hastings said that she was with Miss JACKSON at her home when Myles Peter YOUNG picked them up. They went by car with him to Clifton.
Mr YOUNG, an Australian said he picked up the two girls at Napier and all three were drinking on the way out to a party at Clifton attended by 30 to 50 people. The car hit the water and went under, but landed right way up and filled with water slowly. He tried to find Miss JACKSON in the car and then had to get out of the car. He went down again to the car after reaching the surface. He found the car but could not control his breathing and had to go up again. Others then came on the scene. He pleaded guilty in the Napier court to causing the death by Miss JACKSON by driving with an excessive blood alcohol level and was fined $500 and disqualified for three years Jacob Manu SCOTT and Alexander George Brown ROBIN, both Collison Terrace residents, said they heard a car travelling along the street at high speed. There was no sound of deceleration or braking. Constable P J SCHMIDT said Mr YOUNG was shocked and hysterical. Later he was taken to Napier hospital and a blood sample was taken with an alcohol level of 157 mg. Mr WACHER said there was no doubt the tragic death of the young woman resulted from driving at high speed and the inadvertence or inattention of the driver in failing to find the turning on the road.

Wednesday-Page One.

Fifteen year of John CUNNINGHAM saved a Newman’s bus from blazing in central Hastings today. The drama made an exciting first day to John’s school holiday job at the Karamu Mower Court Karamu Rd Hastings. Just before noon John saw smoke and flames coming from the driver’s side of the bus as it travelled south along Karamu Rd. Accompanied by 16-year-old Anthony IRWIN, they chased the bus a quarter of a mile to the At Aubyn St Intersection, where they managed to cut in front of the bus Told the driver about the fire, got the 15 passengers moving out, and used the bus fire extinguisher to put out a small fire in the engine. Mr Ray WEBSTER, the driver, was unaware of the fire. The Manager of the Newman’s Coach Lines, Hastings, Mr R J CARDO, said John deserved a vote of thanks for his actions. Mr WEBSTER and the deputy chief fire officer Mr A P BLACKMORE also thanked him.

Gisborne Train derailed Page 1 GISBORNE NZPA

Police are convinced that the derailment of a goods train one mile from GISBORNE station last night was deliberate. The mechanical engineer in charge of the district from Wellington to Gisborne, Mr L C UPTON was in Gisborne on a routine visit and he estimated damage of $50,000 and said that with a little luck the line could be open tomorrow night. The engine drivers, Mr Joe BLAIR and Mr Russell DICKSON were shaken but uninjured. They were able to clamber from the cab after it came to rest by the side of the track. The guard Mr T LIMA and a 14-year-old passenger, Francis WATT, were in the rear end of the train, which did not leave the tracks. Rest of page is unreadable-Elaine


A Waihi fisherman whose 10 ft dinghy was capsized by a 9ft shark yesterday says his boat is for sale. Sixty-seven year old Mr Jim CARTWRIGHT vowed yesterday that he will sell his “death trap aluminium boat as soon as he gets out of bed.” Yesterday Mr Cartwright and his fishing companion, Mr George DAVIS, 67, were thrown out of the light weight boat when the shark capsized it in calm seas off Boat Bay, north of Waihi beach. The men’s saviour was the Mr Cartwright’s wife Joyce.

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BEGGS-On Dec 6 1975 at Memorial Hospital Hastings to Jan and Bruce-a son. Thanks to Dr G CLARKE and nursing staff.
BROOKER-To Jeanette and John on Dec 7 1975-at Philadelphia U.S.A.-a daughter Sharyn Leigh. A sister for Tracy
CACCIOPPOLI-Dec 10th 1975 at Memorial Hospital Hastings-to Nedina and Vince a son.
LUSHER-Dec 7th 1975, at Essex Maternity Hospital Christchurch-to Elvi and Ken-a daughter- (Saara Jane)
PRINS-Dec 9th 1975 at Bethany, Napier to Sally and David-a son.
TOA –To Eveline and George-a baby girl on December 8 1975 at Hastings Memorial Hospital. Special thanks to Dr YATES and staff.

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HUNT-Barbara Joy-22 Rakeiora Grove, Korokoro, on Dec 8 1975, at Wellington Hospital, tremendous wife of John. Loved mother of Jonathan, Katie and Matthew, dearly loved daughter of Beryl and Ray Mc CRACKEN (Hastings) and loved sister of Peter (Waipukurau) and Joan (Wellington) Service will be held at St Stephen’s Church, Woburn Road, Lower Hutt, on Friday Dec 12 1975, at 10 am and thereafter to the Crematorium Chapel Karori-J R CROFT Ltd. F.D.A.N.Z

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LOWER-Hilder Primrose-On Dec 8th, at Hastings. Beloved wife of the late Adrian Lower Private funeral-TONG & PERYER Ltd. F.D.A.N.Z. Hastings

Bereavement HILLEN Henry Gerald- Marjorie CURTIS wishes to thank all her kindly friends and neighbours for cards, telephone calls, and beautiful flowers and the many acts of kindnesses in the sad loss of her father. My special thanks to the Little Sisters of the Poor for their wonderful care and attention they gave my father.

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