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No. 59 (June 1967)
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Hostel Block Finished

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Mr C. M. Bennett opens Ahumairangi

Christchurch carpentry trainees also finished work on their new block, at Te Kaihanga Hostel, Hanson's Lane, and it was opened on 14 February by the Minister of Maori Affairs, Mr J. R. Hanan. The Bishop of Christchurch, the Rt Revd A. Pyatt dedicated the buildings, and the boys entertained the visitors with action songs and a haka.

When speaking Mr Hanan said that in spite of the measures taken to offset the low prices for our goods on world markets, the number of apprentices would be increased, and the building of hostels and flats for Maori young people coming to the cities would continue.

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The recreation hall at Te Kaihanga Hostel.

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Te Kaihanga boys in action at the opening ceremony
photographs by National Publicity Studios