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No. 60 (September 1967)
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Farewelled at Wellington

Revd Kingi Ihaka and his wife Manu were farewelled at several functions in Wellington before shifting to Auckland, where Revd Ihaka is now Maori Missioner. Among these was an evening with the Mawai-Hakona Club at Silverstream, where each was given a pendant, Mrs Ihaka a Maniheke pearl shell, inset with a greenstone cross, and Revd Ihaka a rei-puta, carved from the tooth of a sperm-whale.

Canon Hohepa Taepa of Otaki has taken Revd Ihaka's place in Wellington.

N.A.C. Air Hostess

Recently trained as an Air Hostess with the National Airways Corporation is Miss Whera Douglas. Initial training lasts about six weeks, and is followed by a three-month probationary period. We hope to have an article by Miss

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Douglas in our ‘Younger Readers’ Section’ shortly, giving details of training and opportunities in this career.

Wedding at Levin

Over 450 guests attended the wedding at the Gospel Hall, Levin, on 1 July of Miss Tangiwai Tihema, eldest daughter of the late Mr and Mrs R. Tihema of Levin, and Mr Keith Mildon (Keita Meretana) of Wellington, third son of the late Mr L. W. Mildon and Mrs C. Mildon of Wairoa.

Bride and bridegroom are both well known. Miss Tihema of Ngati Raukawa, granddaughter of the late David Raunini Tatana, M.B.E. of Levin, a descendant of Te Rauparaha, has worked for ten years as an Agrade cook at the Levin Hospital and Training School, and Mr Mildon, of Ngati Kahungunu, is a professional wrestler of long standing.

Both Maori and European delicacies were served at the reception, and among the vocal items was one given by Hannah Tatana, cousin of the bride.

Guests included Mr and Mrs Ike Robin, O.B.E. of Hastings (grand uncle and aunt of the groom) and Mr Watarangi Pohe of Putiki (grand uncle of the bride).

Mr and Mrs Mildon will make their home in Wellington.

U.S.A. Visit

Alan Nino Marino, son of Mr and Mrs David Raroa Marino of Gisborne, formerly of Tolaga Bay, left New Zealand on 20 July for an exchange visit to the U.S.A. in a party of six A.T.C. Cadets. Now a Pilot Officer, he intends entering the Air Force, when he leaves Gisborne Boys' High School, where is in the sixth form, a prefect, and a member of the first XV.

Alan's paternal grandfather was a direct descendant of Hinemoa and Tutanekai. His paternal grandmother was a granddaughter of Nopera Rangiuia, a chief of Tolaga Bay. His maternal grandfather was a descendant of Charles Ryland, one of the early whalers on the east coast.

Scouts attend World Jamboree

Two Maori boys, representing the North and South Islands, were chosen among the group visiting Idaho, U.S.A., for the World Scout Jamboree. They are Robin Pene of the Wakefield Scout Troop in Nelson and Pataka Bush,

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a Venturer Scout in the Ward 1 L.D.S. Scout Group in Hamilton.

Pataka, in the 5th form at Fairfield College, began as an eight-year-old Lone Cub when living 60 miles away from Napier, and with the encouragement of his parents progressed steadily, earning his 1st class award last January, His Scoutmaster, Mr W. P. Mitchell, accepted the challenge of raising the necessary funds and his efforts were so successful that Waikato were able to help Robin with the balance he needed.

Street stalls, an elephant race, a hangi and dance, support from other scout groups, and ‘buying the miles to Spokane’ helped to raise money for Robin, who is now a 1st Class Scout, after starting when he was 11. He is an apprentice upholsterer.

Graduates Conference

A seminar on education was held at the annual conference of the Maori University Graduates Association at Ohinemutu on 20 and 21 May. During the weekend, His Excellency the Governor-General, Sir Bernard Fergusson, patron of the Association, presented to Mr Pei Te Hurinui Jones a certificate of Life Membership,

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in recognition of the help and encouragement he had given the Association.

Graduates and others attending the conference, are pictured below.

On the day following the conference, many of the graduates paid an official visit to Turangawaewae Marae.