A reunion was held late in October to mark the thirty-year anniversary of Tawera Maori School whose roll has now 190 pupils.
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The great East Coast mountain Hikurangi is now known to be exactly 5,753 feet high—the fifth highest in the North Island—the four higher ones being Egmont, Ruapehu, Tongariro, Ngauruhoe.
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A £12,000 university scholarship is to be established as a memorial for Dr Maharaia Winiata. It will be worth about £600 a year and will be devoted to furthering studies in Maori sociology or education. Students must be of Maori descent to qualify for the scholarship.
The decision to set up this scholarship was taken at a conference of Maori leaders in Auckland last July. It is supported by Maharaia's home people at Judea; organizer of the appeal is Mr John Waititi, supported by a twelve man committee appointed by the conference.