Gold Disc Presentation
Well-Known Teacher Retires
Mr E. Dwyer, a teacher at Te Aute College since 1926 and its deputy principal for his last 10 years, retired last year, after influencing the development of more than 2,000 boys, many of whom now hold prominent positions. His family will retain its links with the school, as his youngest son Jeremy has been appointed assistant master.
Arikinui, Dame Te Atairangikaahu, brought her elders for the ceremony, and here they are about to enter the house as it is named. Cultural competitions held to mark the occasion resulted in almost a clean sweep for Ngati Poneke. Ngati Kahungunu people of the Wairarapa have close ties with the area and were there in force.
The Governor General, Sir Denis Blundell and Lady Blundell link arms for songs with Ngati Poneke following the formal ceremonies marking the signing of the treaty. It was Sir Denis's first Waitangi Day as Governor-General, and also the first time as Prime Minister for the Rt Hon. Norman Kirk. Ngati Ponke was invited to perform at
People came far and near for the 100th anniversary of Tokanga-nui-a-noho, the carved house at Te Kuiti, when centennial celebrations were held there over Labour Weekend last October. Local people had worked for months re-painting the famous house, built by Te Kooti as a mark of his thanks to the people of Maniapoto for their help in sheltering him when he fled from his pursuers.