In addition to the nationwide Miss New Zealand contests, local contests were held at community festivals. Here, the Hastings Blossom Festival queen of 1962 gives the royal wave to festival-goers during the street parade. The festival princess, Janice Troup, is in the foreground swathed in a pink quilted gown.
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Photograph by Peter Trask
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