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No. 35 (June 1961)
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The appointment of Mr Michael Ropata of Wellington to be Public Relations Officer, New Plymouth, was announced recently. Thirty years old, Mr Ropata has been Public Relations Officer to the P. (New Zealand) Oil Co. Ltd. for about a year. Before that, he served ten years in the Department of Lands and Survey and was engaged in all phases of land development work. A married man with four children, Mr Ropata has spent most of his life in Wellington. He was born at Otaki. He is a member of the Jaycee organisation, the Academy of Fine Arts, and Heritage. He was well-known as a Rugby player and tennis player. Mr Ropata took up his duties last month.

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