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No. 5 (Spring 1953)
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BOARD OF MAORI AFFAIRS

Mr Mason Durie, of Aorangi, Feilding, and Mr Peaterika Hura, of Taumarunui, were appointed to the Board of Maori Affairs recently. The Board of Maori Affairs meets monthly at Wellington, under the chairmanship of the Minister of Maori Affairs, who is responsible for administering the finance available for Maori land development and housing.

MR MASON DURIE, who belongs to Ngati-Kauwheta and Rangitane, is Chairman of the Raukawa Tribal Executive. An experienced farmer, he has been prominent in many Maori activities; he is also a J.P., and a leading layman of the Anglican Church.

MR PAT HURA, from Ngati-Tuwharetoa, is a cousin of Hepi Te Heuheu, the paramount chief of that tribe. He has had extensive business experience, both in farming and timber milling in the King Country.