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Commissioned by the Department of Education, this film is designed to encourage Māori students to pursue careers in the ‘Pākehā world’.

At a Rūātoki Marae, Minister Wharetini Rangi and elders discuss the importance and the need to educate their young people in preparation for the future. At Ardmore Teachers Training College, Māori students are taught the art of tukutuku weaving and participate in various curriculum areas. Also featured on this film are young men living away from home in a Māori Boys’ Hostel in Wellington, Christchurch, Auckland, and Rotorua. They move here from the country to study and train for various trades and occupations. Many remain in the city once their study is over, with the hope of finding employment in the careers they have chosen.

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Year 1956

Reference number F1721

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Short

Duration 0:12:16

Production company Pacific Films

Taonga Māori Collection Yes

Credits Producer: John O'Shea
Director: Roger Mirams
Director: John O'Shea
Photography: Roger Mirams
Script: John O'Shea
Editing: John O'Shea
Commentary: Bill Parker
Commentary: Denis Hurley
Sound: Lindsay Anderson
Production Assistant: Paul Woolston-Smith
Producer: Roger Mirams

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Whakamahia ai mātou ngā pihikete ki te rapu māramatanga ki te āhua o tō whakamahi i tēnei paetukutuku, ki te whakapai hoki i tō whai wāhi mai. Ki te rapu kōrero anō pānuitia te kaupapahere tūmataiti.