Topic: The Hot Lakes Guides 1950s-1986

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A list of guides with known dates that they worked in this region. From "The Hot Lakes Guides" by John C. M. Cresswell c2008

Guide Name Year/s Notes
Whareaitu, 'Katie' Katarina 1950s-1970s  " Very petite, prim and businesslike"
Tuhakaraina, Katiroa (Bim) 1950s-1970s  "A knowledgeable and quietly spoken guide"
Raponi, Kura 1950s-1970s  
Ratema, 'Maku' Tamaku 1950s  
Hatu, Mariana 1950s-1970s Mostly a part-time guide
Pearl  c1950-1970 Wairakei. Guided Prince Phillip. Married Graham Mika.
Te Rangipuawhe, Puha nee Ehau  1950s-1970s Her father Kepa Ehau was a famous Arawa orator.
Jolly, Rata nee Hemopo 1950- Performed with Guide Kiri's concert party. Lived in Whakarewarewa Village.
Mika, Robert (Bob) c1950-1970 Wairakei. Nephew of Guide Rangi.
Marsh, Tuihana Huhana (Susan) nee Rikihana 1951-1955 Daughter of Guide Edith Hunt.
Waaka, 'Whata' Rangiwhata nee Ruka 1953-1956 Was puhi at the opening of Wahiao III
Fergus, Anne 1971-1973 Married Jimmy Fergus a carver at the Maori Arts and Crafts Institute and one of the first graduates.
Mika, Aroha 1970-1973 Wairakei. Sister of Guide Jane, both appeared on postcards of the time.
Waiariki, Aroha nee Morgan 1971-1972 Compere for Len Ruhi's concert party 1983 and then at Heritage Park concerts Auckland.
Hawkins, Betty nee Heretaunga 1975-1982 Guide Supervisor. Niece of Guide Mere.
McGarvie, Caroline nee Waaka 1974 Daughter of Kuru Waaka, Maori Arts & Crafts Institute, Director 1966-1980
Hunter, Diana 1976  
Waiariki, Donna 1967-1980  
Wiringi, Frances 1971-1974 NZ Representative Basketball player
Mika, Jane 1970-1975 Wairakei. Sister of Guide Aroha
Hall, 'Jonelle' Atareta 1986  
Bedford, Kaa (Caroline) nee Raponi 1970s Guided briefly. Moved to Australia 1980s
Leonard, Karl 1970s-1986 First male guide to be employed by the MAC Institute.
Mikaere, Laurel 1975  
Rickard, Leilani 1971-1975 Author and Artist
Haehae, Luana 1975-1981  
Nicholas, Makea (Mak) 1971-1975 One of the last guides to be employed before the establishment of the new Institute plan and first to become a salaried guide.
Waretini, Mere 1971-1973, 1983  
Thompson, Mereana 1975-1976  
Kingi, Merenia 1974-1975  
Hooker, Mereheeni 1982- Member of Guide Bubbles concert party as a schoolgirl. Great-grand-niece of Mita Taupopoki
Raponi, Millie 1970s-1986 Twin sister of Guide Kaa
Hohepa, Mini 1970s-1986  
Haira, 'Pipi' Pipiana 1971-1974 Later a ticket seller at Whakarewarewa
Tautari, 'Rihi' Te Whatu 1976-1980  
Natahia, 'Sheree' (Missy) 1971-1974 Daughter of Guide Mere
McGoon, Tangi 1976-1983  
Murray, Theresa nee Khan 1976-  
Mikaere, Wehi 1976-1979  
Ngawhika, Wiha nee Morehu 1971-1974  

 

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