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No. 18 (May 1957)
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WEDDINGS AT OTIRIA

DAVIS — HENARE

Mr Rome Hemi Davis was married to Miss Grace Te Aorewa Henare at Otiria by Rev. Henare Paraone, Uncle of the bride, and was assisted by Rev. W. N. Patiawa of Kaitaia before a large gathering of over 1,000.

Mr Davis is the second son of Mr and Mrs W. T. Davis of Kawa Kawa, and Miss Henare the eldest daughter of Lt. Col. and Mrs J. C. Henare of Motatau, Bay of Islands.

The Bay of Islands Tribal Executive with Mr S. W. Maioha had full control of the marae. It was a day full of incident and festivity. Only three cartons of beer were confiscated by the Wardens. But there is still a mystery “What happened to the three cartons?” They disappeared!

In the evening a dance was held where over 500 couples enjoyed themselves in varying “Rock'n Roll” gestures to the popular music of the Ngawati Brothers Orchestra, all of local talent.

Mr D. Wynyard, Maori Warden of Moerewa, was M.C. and indeed controlled the dancing with ability and co-operation.

KURU — CHERRINGTON

Mr Hotu Kuru was married to Miss Mereana Pouahia Cherrington before a large assembly of Maoris and pakehas. Mr Kuru's people came by bus from Porangahau, Hawkes Bay, Rev. Canon Paki Tipene, vicar of Kawakawa, assisted by Rev. Canon W. H. Cherrington, M.B.E. (grandfather of the bride) officiated at the wedding. Mr and Mrs Kuru will reside at Orauta, Bay of Islands. Mr Kuru is a school teacher in the Motatau District High School Staff, and is a North Auckland halfback (Rugby) and Bay of Islands rep. and Tai Tokerau Maoris half. He is also a skilled tennis player in the Bay of Islands. Mrs Kuru is a Northland basketball representative and Bay of Islands B. rep. too, and is in the Bay of Islands Dairy factory office staff.

DAVIS — CHERRINGTON

Mr Walton Whareunui Davis of Kawakawa, was married to Miss Te Aue Hinenuiitepo Cherrington at Otiria. Mr Davis is the eldest son of Mr and Mrs W. T. Davis. Miss Cherrington is the second daughter of Mr and Mrs G. W. Cherrington, Motatau. It was a grand wedding full of incident, and good Maori entertainment.

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