From New Zealand Deaf News, 1969, Vol. 6, No. 2:
A very happy day in lovely weather was enjoyed by members of the Auckland Deaf Society and friends who attended the annual picnic at Orewa Beach on 16 March 1969.
A large group of Auckland Deaf Society members go to a picnic at Orewa Beach on a beautiful day. On the North end of the beach, they participate in a series of tug-of-war contests and try to pull a car. Men and ladies model in swimsuit competitions for the prize of Mr Auckland and Mrs ADS 1969. Bernard Clews wins the men category with Miss J.Pearce the winner of the ladies. There are also sprinting contests, along with egg-throwing and soccer on the beach.