Mrs G. E. Keys, originally from North Auckland, but a Taumarunui resident for 30 years, won the Ladies' Club Championship at Taumarunui. She has been an outstanding sportswoman, excelling at tennis and table tennis, and did not take up golf until her six sons were almost grown up.
Her sons have excelled at golf and tennis, and many of her 29 grandchildren are also proving keen players.
Talented Young Singer
Nine-year-old Linda Henry, daughter of Mrs Anihira Henry of Taumarunui, is already proving an outstanding singer.
After being placed in all nine events in the under-10 classes at Te Awamutu Competitions (five 1sts, two 2nds, two 3rds), she went on to win all the under-10 classes in the Hamilton Festival. The judge commented on the outstanding quality of both voice and performance, and awarded Linda the highest marks given to any vocal performer throughout the festival.
New Meeting House
On 11 January, Mr P. Reweti, M.P. for Eastern Maori, opened the new Tamawharina meeting house at Te Rereatukahia Pa, Katikati. He thanked the people of both races, particularly those of Bethlehem and Judea Pas, for their practical assistance in the decoration of the house.