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No. 69 (1971)
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Unveilings at Mokai

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to be out-done, also sang their classic ‘Te Kiri o te Tau’. Orator and singer were Mr Rangihiroa Stanley and Mr Hirone Wikiriwhi.

Comedy had its part in the fun that followed after lunch and Mr Toka of the Queen's party entertained with a harmonium, and a ballet dance was given by Louisa, a local lady of great charm from Whaka.

These gatherings are surely bringing our peoples closer together until New Zealand will become a united land with no Maoris or Pakehas, but all of us alike, after Sir James Carroll's famous saying of ‘Tatou Tatou’ meaning, ‘we are all one people together’ or Governor Hobson's ‘He iwi kotahi tatou’.

Won Design Contest

A Maori boy stole a march on the girls at Ruapehu College, Ohakune. He is Taniwha Blackburn, whose design for a new school uniform for the girls at the college, won first prize in a competition organised by the college Board of Governors.

The college will not decide on a new uniform before the start of 1971 and even then the winning design may not necessarily be the one chosen, but it was considered the outstanding one of the competition.

A form 5A pupil, Taniwha called his design ‘Sammy’. He started with an A-line dress because ‘it suits all sized and shaped girls, it is fairly simple for the girls to make themselves, it allows for physical development and it is fashionable.’

The girls have not commented on the design.