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No. 20 (November 1957)
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He Pitopito Korero

The Pouto Maori land development scheme near Dargaville was capped off recently by the planning of a town site. At a special meeting of owners at Dargaville, land was set aside for this site, as well as 11 acres of native bush for a reserve. A community centre comprising a hall, tennis courts and children's swimming pool is also in view.

The Pouto scheme, with now 3,000 acres in good grass is well on the way to completion. Ten dairy farms have been established, averaging 60 cows, and are producing very well. The men on these farms will be settled if they prove satisfactory after a probationary period. Ultimately 30 dairy farmers will be settled on the block.

Pouto is situated on the North Head, Kaipara Harbour, approximately forty miles south west of Dargaville. The supervisor is Mr D. Finlayson, and the scheme manager Mr N. Te Wake.

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The Huia football club of Moawhango, near Taihape, held its diamond jubilee on Friday and Saturday, August 30 and 31.

The Club began at Moawhango in 1897, although football had been played there before that. There are two surviving members of the original team…Mr J. Bartosh and Mr H. Salmon In 1899 and 1900 the team's line was not crossed and they were unbeaten from 1899 to 1905. The Club of course is principally Maori as can be seen by the names of the original organisers…Hiraka Te Rongo, Hakoha Te Ahunga, and Pine Tuakau with Punch Pine as first captain.

Punch Pine, with Wilson Winiata and Jo Whenuaroa donated the Whenuaroa Shield fo Maori football in the Wanganui District. Whare mahihi Mako, Boyce Whenuaroa and Miria Pin also donated trophies for Maori football and the Tuiuke Cup signalises the tribal link with Tokaanu. The Club has also been largely represente in the Ngati-Tuwharetoa team which competes at the Coronation Celebrations at Ngaruawahia an won the trophy, the Coronation Shield, in 1954 and 1955.

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Errol Haora, a young swimmer of Rotorua, has had a new national record recognised. This record is for the New Zealand 100 yards junior boy breastroke.

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Ngapuhi ex-servicemen of the former A company, 28th (Maori) Battalion, have decided to organize a reunion. Chairman, Mr T. R. Kepa; Secretary, Mr L. Munns.

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The memorial windows in memory of S Apirana Ngata and Bishop Bennett were unveiled on August 24 in the chapel of St Michael and All Angels, Hukarere School, Napier.