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No. 16 (October 1956)
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HOSTEL
IN
ROTORUA

Te Whanaungatanga Hostel in Rotorua, administered by the National Council of Churches, has given many Maori boys an opportunity of being trained in a skilled trade. The greater number of the boys want to become carpenters and motor mechanics, but Paretoro Callaghan, a Te Aute old boy, is studying refrigeration (above left). After work the boys attend apprenticeship classes at Rotorua High School (top and right). These courses consist of practical and theoretical work. When it was found that the Whanaungatanga boys were not progressing too well in mathematics, a special course was arranged for them at the hostel where extra tuition is given one night a week.