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No. 6 (Royal Tour)
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NEW HOMES IN
PUKEKOHE

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General view of housing settlement built by the Maori Affairs building organization. (J. Ashton.)

When Te Ao Hou's photographer was passing Pukekohe he took the opportunity to look around the new houses built by the Maori Affairs Department for Maoris in that district. These shots indicate what he saw. The interiors are typical of the new homes. There was no opportunity for ‘stage managing’, the photographer's visit being unexpected, and the shots undoubtedly illustrate that once people have good houses, they look after them carefully.

So far, 25 housing sections have been obtained for Maori housing in Pukckohe, and building on most of them is completed. Great difficulty is experienced in the purchasing of suitable land for further Maori housing, which is badly needed for a total Maori population generally estimated to be 1,000.

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Below: Living room and kitchen in one of the homes. (J. Ashton.)

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The carver's spare time in Korea. With a large army pocket-knife as his only tool, Bombardier Boy Mangu, of Ruatoria, has turned out some excellent swagger sticks with Maori carving similar to the one shown here. (Kayforce Official Photograph.)

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Charles Taite, one of the ex-servicemen settled by the Maori Land Development Scheme near Te Kuiti, shearing a sheep in his new woolshed. (J. Ashton.)

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Organised to raise money for two hostels, this Catholic Queen's Carnival held last winter, was one of the greatest social events among the Auckland Maoris so far. The function, organised by Mrs Whina Cooper, Dominion President of the Maori Women's Welfare League, was distinguished by the attractive dresses worn by all those associated with the “Queen's” coronation and by the splendid decoration of the Auckland Community Centre. (Weekly News.)

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This Anglican Church at Ohaeawai, now one hundred years old, arouses many memories for the Ngapuhi Tribe. (J. Ashton).

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PRESENTED TO THE GOVERNORGENERAL: Miss Myra Love, daughter of the late Lt./Col. E. T. W. Love and the late Takau Makea Rio Love, who was Ariki Nui of Rarotonga, is a direct descendant of Te Wharepouri Te Puni and Wi Tako Ngatata, and also of Te Whiti, the paramount chief of Te Atiawa. Miss Love, formerly head girl at the Hutt Valley High School, is studying for B.A. at Canterbury University College. (W. H. Love.)