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No. 6 (Royal Tour)
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worst degree, and an example of a carelessness that must not be tolerated in the future.

I recommend strongly that all farmers (particularly those with young children), contractors and any who assist with tractor work should take proper care to avoid tractor accidents.

On October 15, 1953, the Oparure branch of the Maori Women's Welfare League held their third birthday. Visitors from branches in Waitomo, Otorohanga, Waipa and Te Kuiti were welcomed together with members of the Women's Division of Federated Farmers. Enjoyable items included community singing and novel guessing competitions. All food for the function was home-cooked by members themselves.

One of three lambs chosen by the Southern Hawke's Bay A. & P. Association to be exhibited in London comes from Rakautatahi, a sheep station near Norsewood, managed by the Maori Affairs Department. Rakautatahi lambs came sixth on hoof, fifth on hooks and first in the regrouping for exhibition in London.