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No. 4 (Autumn 1953)
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POUAKANI PROJECT

Pouakani is for the Maoris. It is a tract of country of great potential wealth now being developed by the Department of Maori Affairs. Maori settlers from Wairarapa, who have proved their ability in training courses, can take up farms by ballot in this block. The farms are in pasture, are fenced, and have road access. Houses and farm buildings are provided, and the land is stocked with first-grade dairy cattle. The top picture shows one of the farms drawn in a ballot held last March. Below is the town of Mangakino on the fringe of the settlement area.