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No. 73 (July 1973)
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Polynesian
Farewell To
Governor-General … and Welcome

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Mr Ralph Love presents the retiring Governor-General, Sir Arthur Porritt and Lady Porritt with gifts from Wellington Polynesians at the farewell in the Wellington Town Hall last August

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Representatives of Tokelau, Niue, Samoa, the Cook Islands, and Wellington Maoris performed their traditional dances at the farewell. At right, a vigorous Tokelau dance, and below, a poi from combined Maori clubs

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On 14 October, the new Governor-General, Sir Denis Blundell and Lady Blundell were welcomed by Polynesian groups at Aroha Ki Te Tangata, Waiwhetu

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Te Ouenuku Rene speaks on behalf of local Maoris

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Theresa Linda Perez presents flowers to Lady Blundell

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Sir Denis replies

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Poko Unuia, leader of the Hutt Valley Cook Islands group leads the relish for Sir Denis's speech