Lake Lease Signed
The former Minister of Lands, the Hon. Duncan MacIntyre and Sir Turi Carroll, after the signing of the ‘Treaty of Waikare-moana’. Leaders of the Tuhoe and Ngati Kahungunu tribes, co-owners of the lake, signed documents leasing the lake to the Government. Although ownership is retained by the tribes, the lake will now be available to all New Zealanders as it is administered by the Urewera National Park Board.
In a highly successful new venture, the National Bank, in association with the Department of Education, brought together 26 promising young artists from schools throughout New Zealand for a week's residential workshop under specialists in the visual arts. Pictured are Peter Brunt of Auckland and Albert McCarthy of Taihape with painting tutor Ralph Hotere, well-known artist.
Capped Master of Science
George Habib of Tuwharetoa and Arawa descent, has graduated M.Sc. with distinction in zoology at Canterbury University, and is continuing on to complete his Doctorate with a thesis on the red cod.
Born at Oruanui, 12 miles north of Taupo, he is the eldest son of George Habib and Monica (nee Thomas), and is a nephew of the writer Rowley Habib. George attended Oruanui Primary School, and except for one year at Rotorua High School, had all
his secondary education at the newly-formed Taupo-Nui-a-Tia High School, where in his last year he was head prefect. All his university education has been at Canterbury.
Old Girl's Achievement
Mrs Georgina Te Heu Heu (née Manunui). a former pupil of Turakina Maori Girls' College, is accompanied by the present headmistress. Mrs Helen Jackman, and Mrs Day. as she receives the warm congratulations of staff and pupils after being guest speaker at her old school's break-up. Already a B.A. graduate, she had made history by becoming New Zealand's first Maori woman lawyer.
South Pacific Guests
Following their meetings during the first South Pacific Forum, these Pacific leaders visited Maori land Incorporations. Pictured with Dame Te Atairangikaahu after a formal welcome at Turangawaewae Marae are the then Minister of Island Affairs, the Hon. D. MacIntyre, Mr Albert Henry, Premier of the Cook Islands, Fijian Prime Minister. Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara, Prince Tu'ipele-hake, Prime Minister of Tonga, the Prime Minister of Western Samoa. Tupou Tama-sese Leolofi IV, and the Australian Minister of External Territories. Mr Barnes.
Living in the City
Des O'Connor, a law student at Auckland University answers questions put by Lorraine Watene of Huntly College, Ngahera Palmer of Western Heighs High School. Rotorua, and Kura Pahuru of Opotiki College, three girls attending a ‘Live in the City’ course at Auckland. These courses, designed to prepare country pupils for life in the cities, have now become well-established in all the main centres.