- Rita celebration video
- Our Favourite Walk- Napier
- Golden Wedding Twin Waters 2012
- Norris in England 2019
- Readings for Rita
- Rita's Service Booklet
- England 2018 St.Nicholas Church & Reception
- Wedding 1962
- Engaged in Montreux 1958
- Rita & Norris Songs
- Photo Gallery
- Home Videos
- Plane Videos
- Around the Garden
- Christmas, New Year 2016-2017
- Memories of Sutton
- Early Days in Sutton
- Slide shows
- Liverpool; Southport and Blackpool
- Taylor Park Squirrels & Robins
- At Iris & Bob's Aug 2018
- A 380 Plane to England 2018
- Holiday Videos
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, at Otago medical School campus in Wellington. Diane lives in Island Bay Wellington. David studied engineering at Auckland University and became a Doctor of Engineering. He worked for NASA Ames in Sunnyvale California for several years and then had his own business making computer boards for fishing vessels. On returning to NZ David is now working on Robotic systems for the Fruit industry in Hastings Hawkes Bay and in the Kiwi fruit industry in Te Puke. David also lives in Havelock North near me.
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 then had an active life walking, gardening, Cinema visits,
Probus and the U.3.A. organisation.
Sadly Rita passed away on 11th May 2018. Dearly loved by everyone, Rita's family and friends donated money to provide yearly scholarships 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 took Rita's ashes to the family grave in St. Helens where we were married in 1962 and again traveled there last year to visit my sister Iris. Lifelong friends Rita & I were born in Sutton St. Helens, Lancashire two days apart and one mile apart in December 1937 - she was and will always be the love of my life.
Today at 83 I still fly & build radio control aeroplanes with my son David and continue living as Rita & I always did.
I teach Geology , Computing and Digital Photography for the U3A (University of the third Age) in Havelock North and build websites.
Our Grandson Adam was Dux of Scotts College in Wellington and is now in his final year in Medicine at Nelson Hospital and Logan has come top of his honours degree in Electrical Engineering and computer systems and is joining David's company. Liam is now studying Electrical Engineering and Katie who was Dux of St.Margarets College in Wellington completed a BSc in Maths, Physics, Geology and an MSc in Geophysics at Otago works in a Government Department in Wellington. Andrea after completing her degree in Commerce and Sports Science works as an Event Manager in Auckland. Ella is in her final year at Scotts College year 13 as a prefect has Classics, Art. Chemistry and Biology as her favourites and lovely Kayley is in intermediate school and is in dance groups and will go to High school in 2022
Rita & Norris
26 Palmbrook Avenue