Welcome to Rita and Norris's website
Here we are in the lovely village of Havelock North. We arrived in NZ in January 1975 and lived in Palmerston North until May 1976 when we moved to Hawkes Bay from St. Helens in Lancashire. Diane was 10 and David was 9 and they went to Havelock North High School. Diane studied medicine at Auckland Medical school and now is Professor; Head of Pathology, Deputy Dean at Otago medical School in Wellington. David studied engineering at Auckland University and became a Doctor of Engineering. He worked for NASA Ames in California for several years and had his own business making computer boards for fishing vessels. David is now working on Robotics for the Fruit industry in Hastings Hawkes Bay.
Rita and I taught in Schools in Hastings and Havelock North and Norris was H.O.D Science teaching Physics at Hastings Girls High and then Deputy Principal for 24 years with the school (H.G.H.S) naming the Science Block after him.
We both retired in 2000 but have an active life walking, gardening, Cinema visits, flying radio control aeroplanes plus teaching Geology and computing for the U3A.
Rita & Norris
26 Palmbrook Avenue
Sadly Rita passed away on 11th May 2018. Dearly loved by everyone, Rita's family and friends donated money to provide a scholarship to two students from Hastings Girls High School who will be undertaking Teacher Training. I wish to thank everyone for their kindness and love. Shona & Amanda at H.G.H.S. will nominate these students
I will be taking Rita's ashes to the family grave in St.Helens where we were married in 1962 and were we were born in Sutton St.Helens two days apart and one mile apart in December 1937