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No. 10 (April 1955)
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A Parson's Family in Honolulu

Full of enthusiasm for the American way of life, the Rev. and Mrs M. A. Bennett are back in New Zealand after fourteen months in Hawaii. In charge of the Wellington Maori Pastorate Branch of the Wellington Diocesan Maori Mission, Mr Bennett was granted a year's leave so that he could accept an appointment in Honolulu as assistant vicar at the Church of the Holy Nativity Mission, Ainahaina. Living and working in the ‘island paradise’ gave the couple much more opportunity than tourists ever have to get to know the place and the people, and they have returned with a wealth of interesting impressions.

A house and car went with the salary, and so Mrs Bennett was able to settle straight into housekeeping. With a washing machine and a deep freeze unit, ‘super’ markets nearby, and hospitality so overwhelming ‘that we only had dinner at home about twice a week,’ she had plenty of spare time, so she spent her mornings