a new accommodation house, to sleep 1,000 people, is planned for the Turangawaewae marae.
figures quoted by the n.z. maori council show that the number of Maoris going overseas is 14 times greater than it was 10 years ago. In 1963, almost 580 Maoris travelled overseas.
In 1951, three and a half per cent of all our overseas forces were Maoris; by 1961, this figure had risen to almost 12 per cent.
a rotorua family the Macfarlanes of Rotokawa, can certainly be proud of the academic record they are building up.
Last year Angas, aged 18, and his sister Marjorie, aged 16, both passed their university entrance examination. Angas, who attended St Peter's Maori Boys' College in Northcote, will train as a teacher. Marjorie, who studied at Rotorua Girls' High School, has taken a job in a Rotorua government department.
Another son, Kenneth, also got his U.E. at 16 years of age and is now taking medical laboratory training at Greenlane Hospital in Auckland.
To round off a successful year, another daughter, Anne, a nurse at Oakley Hospital, gained top marks for New Zealand in the Division of Mental Health final examination.