The Wedding of the Year
Last June, in a fairy-tale setting at Ohinemutu, Rotorua, Maureen Kingi (‘Miss New Zealand’ in 1962) married John Waaka, her childhood sweetheart.
Maureen is the youngest daughter of Mr and Mrs Iri Kingi, and John, who is a forestry trainee, is the eldest son of Mr and Mrs Kuru Waaka. Five hundred guests, coming from all parts of New Zealand, attended the wedding.
The minister was the Rev. Manu Bennett.
The photograph below shows the bride arriving with her father.