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No. 57 (December 1966)
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NGARIMU V.C. ESSAY
COMPETITION

Prizewinners for 1966 in the Ngarimu V.C. Essay Competition were announced recently by the Minister of Education, Mr Kinsella, who is also Chairman of the Ngarimu V.C. and 28th (Maori) Battalion Memorial Scholarship Fund Board which organises the competition.

The essay competition is an annual event and is open to children of Maori descent. Some 330 children from 39 schools entered the competition this year. A prize of £5 is awarded for the best essays in Maori and in English in each of the five sections of the competition.

The prizewinners this year were:—Essays in Maori

Primary: Kathleen Samson, Towai School, Bay of Islands.

Form III: Sophie Kelly, Queen Victoria School, Auckland.

Form IV: Caroline Walker, Auckland Girls' Grammar School, Auckland.

Form V: Wikepa Keelan, Ngata Memorial College, Ruatoria.

Form VI: Mihi Kaiwai, Auckland Girls' Grammar School, Auckland.

Essays in English

Primary: Mihi Biddle, Rotorua Intermediate School, Rotorua.

Form III: Josephine Keelan, Queen Victoria School, Auckland.

Form IV: Janice Tumata, Queen Victoria School, Auckland.

Form V: Sonia West, Manurewa High School, Manurewa.

Form VI: Karen Latimer, Auckland Girls' Grammar School, Auckland.

An Australian Study Party including several aborigines is to visit New Zealand in December and will visit many parts of the country during an intensive ‘School on Maori Affairs’.

Mr Kuru Waaka is the new director of the Rotorua Arts and Crafts Institute, which was officially opened on 29 October.