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No. 73 (July 1973)
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People and
Places

Gold Disc Presentation

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Beryl Te Wiata and her daughter Rima hold the gold disc presented by Kiwi Records to mark the record sales of Inia Te Wiata's disc ‘Waiata Maori’

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.

Mangakino Opening

Last October, months of planning and building came to fruition with the opening of a Maori Community Centre, Tamatea Pokai Whenua, at Mangakino. The

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Russell Orr

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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.

Waitangi Day

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

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National Publicity Studios

Waitangi, as Waihirere, who won the first Polynesian Festival at Rotorua, was over-committed.

Centennial Celebrations

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.