sixty members of the waihirere maori club have taken part in a film to be shown in picture theatres and on television in Asian countries. One of the largest ventures undertaken by the National Film Unit, the film shows the Maori people as integrated with the Pakeha, but at the same time retaining their own culture.
an arts and crafts ‘working bee’ will be held at Tikitiki for a week next May. The participants will be a group of about 60 Maori people from Orakei, who wish to decorate their new church with carvings and tukutuku work. A number of students at Elam School of Arts are also keen to take part in the project.
The course is being organised with the help of Auckland's university extension department, and one of the tutors is to be the well-known carver Pine Taiapa.
The group will be accommodated at the Rahuia-o-Kehu marae, Tikitiki, and the catering will be undertaken by the Ngati Porou Women's Welfare League.