The six boys demonstrating at the stall. Left to right, standing: Ossie Renata, Matata, Tyrone Paikea, Ngaruawahia, Ben McKay, Hastings. In front: Sam Lemmon, Tokoroa, John Ngatai, Hawera, David Huriwaka, Murupara
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Six young trainees from the Wellington Maori Carpentry Training Centre at Seaview, were chosen to man a stall at this year's Hutt Valley Industries Fair at Petone.
They were Sam Lemmon, Tokoroa, John Ngatai, Hawera, Tyrone Paikea, Ngaruawahia, David Huriwaka, Murupara, Ossie Renata, Matata, and Ben McKay of Hastings.
The boys built their own stall under the watchful eye of the senior instructor, Mr Stan Hunt. It was very near the entrance to the Fair, and the excellent work done by the boys aroused a lot of interest and comment. The boys were kept busy, taking turns at demonstrating and answering questions on the trade training schemes.