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No. 18 (May 1957)
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Miss Hannah Pareunora Tatana of Taupo, and a pupil of Queen Victoria school for Maori Girls, Auckland, has been awarded the Hemi Matenga scholarship tenable at Queen Victoria school, She is the daughter of Mr and Mrs D. Tatana. This is the first occasion on which the scholarship has been awarded.

The award sprang from a legacy left by the late Hemi Matenga who set aside in his will £1,000 to be administered by the New Zealand Mission Trust Board. Year by year it is intended that this award will go to a worthy and capable pupil who, after passing school certificate wishes to take the extra year to prepare for university entrance.

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The Bishop of Aotearoa, the Rt. Rev. W. Panapa, officiated at St Luke's Church, Rotorua, on December 14 at the wedding of Lieutenant Anthony Taroa Averill, son of the Rev. W. P. Mataira, of Manituke, and the late Mrs Mataira, to Marjorie (Billie), third daughter of Mrs R. Rogers, of Mourea, Rotorua, and the late Mr Rogers.

Assisting Bishop Panapa was the bridegroom father. The newly-married couple will reside in Tauranga, where Lieutenant Mataira is adjutat of the 1st Battalion of the Hauraki Regiment.

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More than 400 Maoris of the Mormon fait gathered at the Mormon Community Centre in Kaikohe recently to farewell Dr M. N. Paewa who left for the United States of America the week-end to further his medical studies. He wi be away for about a year.

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A resolution of sympathy with South African suffering in present race disturbances was passed by the Maori section of the National Council of Churches. The text of the resolution was: “We Maori and European members of the Maori section of the National Council of Churches learn with deep concern of the suffering being experienced in the relationships among the peoples of South Africa through the application of the apa theid policy.

“We wish to assure all who seek a Christian solution to the troubles, of our prayerful sympathy and hope that from their suffering may soon come a healing and reconciliation to work for the well being of all peoples in that land.”

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