The Premiers

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Don Mills Collection


The Premiers - an early iteration of the group, shown here at The Caledoniam Hall, Christchurch
Pat [Rongo] NehoNeho (Guitar), Don Mills (Piano Accordian), Brian Ringrose (Bass Guitar), Dean Whaitiri (Vocals), Peter Ward (Drums) and Doug Barnard (Trumpet)

Other members of The Premiers included "Super" Cyril Edwards (Vocals), Wayne Martin (Bass Guitar), Barry Blackmore (Brass) and Chris Whitehead (Drums)


Dean Whaitiri, Unknown Vocalist and Don Mills

Pat "Rongo" Nehoneho, Brian Ringrose and Don Mills (drummer obscured)

Wayne Martin, Don Mills, Dean Whaitiri, Pat [Rongo] Nehoneho
Chris Whitehead and Doug Barnard