Japanese Royal Visit
Mrs Nellie Rata, wife of the Minister of Maori Affairs, explains the words of an action song to Princess Michiko
The royal couple chat to members of the Royal Thai Airforce, and ignore the driving rain as they say farewell to people on the marae, following their visit to Turangawaewae during this year's Coronation hui (see page 4).
Turangawaewae Marae at Ngaruawahia will be ‘closed’ while the new Kimikimi dining hall complex is being erected. A few days after the Coronation hui in May, Akara dining room was to be dismantled, and shop and offices removed from the main old Kimikimi building, before it was moved alongside Pare Hauraki and Pare Waikato for eventual use as a sleeping house, possibly two-storied. Work is already well advanced on part of the new Kimikimi, and it is expected that it will be completed in time for a grand opening early next year.
MAORI EDUCATION FOUNDATION
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR MAORI PUPILS, 1974
The [ unclear: ] Maori Education Foundation seeks to encourage Maori pupils to make the best use of educational facilities and provides financial assistance to this end. For the purposes of the Foundation the term “Maori” includes any descendent of a New Zealand or Chatham Islands Maori. Assistance granted by the Foundation is based upon the dual criteria of merit and need. Teachers aware of promising Maori pupils in need of financial assistance to further their education are requested to encourage such pupils to apply to the Foundation.
For secondary school pupils, application form M.E.F., 5A should be used. This form has been widely distributed to schools, but more may be obtained from the Foundation at the address below. They are also available from Education Department offices in Auckland and Christchurch; Vocational Guidance Centres in Auckland, Hamilton, Napier, Lower Hutt, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin; Education Boards; District Offices of the Department of Maori and Island Affairs.
All applications for assistance at secondary school level should be lodged with the Secretary, Maori Education Foundation, Box 8006, Government Buildings, Wellington, C.1 no later than 31 October, 1973
Applications on behalf of those undertaking study at a university, a technical institute, a polytechnic, or other tertiary institution, must be made on form M.E.F. 5B which is obtained from the Secretary, and should be lodged with him no later than 31 January, 1974.