A national speech contest open to Maori pupils is to be held annually. The contest will be organised jointly by the Post-Primary Teachers' Association and the Maori Education Foundation. It will be sponsored by the Governor-General, Sir Bernard Fergusson, who has commissioned a handsome prize, the Korimako Trophy, to be awarded to the winner of the senior section. The Secretary for Maori Affairs, Mr J. M. McEwen, has offered to present a trophy for the junior section.
Individual schools will conduct their own elimination contests, and there will then be regional finals. The Dominion final of the section will be held in the August vacation, and the junior in early December.