The recently appointed director of the new Rotorua Maori Arts and Crafts Institute is Mr P. H. Leonard, M.B.E. Mr Leonard, a former Rotorua deputy mayor, was for 10 years chairman of the Arawa Trust Board. He is well known as a carver. The institute's chairman is Mr A. M. Linton, mayor of Rotorua. Also on the committee are: Mr R. S. O'Dell (general manager, Tourist and Publicity Department), Mr J. M. McEwen (secretary, Maori Affairs Department), Mr H. H. MacFarlane (Whakarewarewa Maori Committee), Mr H. Rogers (N.Z. Maori Council). The institute plans firstly to develop Whakarewarewa as a first-class tourist area, then to proceed with the much greater task of promoting and teaching traditional arts and crafts.