The new editor of Te Ao Hou is Joy Stevenson, who comes from the teaching profession. For the last six years she has been teaching primer classes at the Department of Education's Correspondence School, where she assisted in the writing of a new two year primer course, wrote many radio scripts, and was for the last two years, co-editor of the school's magazine, The Postman.
Several times she acted as one of the school's visiting teachers, meeting many Maori and Pakeha pupils in their homes.
Miss Stevenson's main interests are in music and young people. She is keen to accept the suggestion made by many subscribers, and establish a section especially for Te Ao Hou's younger readers.