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In recent weeks keen interest has been taken in the formation of the local unit of the Home Gaurd. A few weeksn ago the inaugural meeting was helf at the Hinekoraro meeting house and the following provisional committee was elected: Chariman, Mr. SS Spence; secretary, Mr. RJC Richardson; committee members, Messers Poki Karauria, Moses Hata, W. Richards, J. Niania and Mana Lewis.
On Saturday afternoon the second meeting was heled and not only the men but their wives and children were present in large numbers. Major Scott and Mr. Cherry, Wairoa, attended to create interest in the movement. Major Scott discussed the main objects of the guard movement and was most helpful in answering questions. He later gave instruction in signalling in which much enthusiasm was shown. New members were enrolled, bringing the total to 42, but it is anticipated that soon the membership will be about 70.
Next Sunday Captain Turnbull and instructors will be present at the guards’ meeting which promises to be both very interesting and practical. From Te Reinga the officers will travel to Ruakituri to inaugurate the Home Guard.