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years behind other boys of the same age when they left the hostels. In their free time the boys tended to move round in their hostel groups and sometimes were ‘marked out for trouble’ by other groups of teenagers.

Speakers agreed that there was no single answer to the boys' problems, and the boys admitted that they were mostly unwilling to accept invitations to attend Maori Clubs or to visit the homes of local Maoris, except when they were relatives.

The general opinion was that older people should interest themselves in organisations aimed at helping young people before and after they got into trouble, and let the community know they were prepared to help.