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This information was published in 1966 in An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand, edited by A. H. McLintock. It has not been corrected and will not be updated.

Up-to-date information can be found elsewhere in Te Ara.



Pre-apprentice Training

Pre-apprentice training schemes for Maori youths have met with marked success. Courses are available at technical institutes in Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch. Trades served at present include carpentry, electrical wiring, motor mechanics, painting and decorating, and panelbeating. When suitable boys are seeking training, a course is also offered in plumbing.