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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 14, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta 16 THE LETHBHIDQE HERALD Friday, February 14, Growth causes problems Auckland'capital city9 of Polynesia By J. C. GRAHAM CP Correspondent AUCKLAND, N.Z. (CP) Auckland is cited nowadays as Ihe main city of title which suggests that it is the heart of the romantic South Seas. The distinction has created problems as well as benefits. Auckland is trying to work out a destiny as a modern in- dustrial city and a crossroads of Polynesian and white civ- ilization. Auckland holds more Poly- nesians than any other city. The Polynesians are a brown- skinned, race, not great in numbers but spread over vast tracts of the Pacific. .Descended from extraor- dinary navigators who settled the far-flung Islands of the Tokyo Japan North Pacific Ocean Los Angel California Hawaii? POLYNESIA Sydney Samoa Is. uckland New Zealand South Pacific Ocean oiopo Miles ADVANCE BOOKING CHARTERS BOOK NOW FOR 1975 DEPARTURES NO MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS CALGARY LONDON AMSTERDAM viaWARDAIR DEPOSIT WILL RESERVE SEAT A.M.A. TRAVEL AGENCY 608 5th Ave. S. Lethbridge Phone 328-7921 or 328-1181 OHice open Monday thru Friday a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday a.m. to p.m. When you mix it. you don't lose it. Lamb's full distinctive flavour comes smoothly through your mixer. In fact, Lamb's unique quality has made it known round the world for more than 100 years. Lamb's.Therum of the world. Pacific while Europeans still feared to sail out of sight of land, the Polynesians were the early inhabitants of island groups from Hawaii to Tahiti, from New Zealand to Samoa. The population of Auckland is approaching Today it is the main industrial and commercial city of New Zea- land with about twice as many people as Wellington, the capital. The population is still predominantly white-skinned. The number of Polynesians is largely a matter of con- little more than But the special feature of Auckland is that it is the meeting place and magnet for people from most parts of Polynesia. To the populations of hundreds of scattered tro- pical islands it is an El Do- rado, the place to go if the air fare can be saved for the journey. The rest of the world looks to the South Sea Islands as an idyllic, lotus-eating region where the climate is perfect, the maidens loving and beau- tiful and food always ready to drop from the trees. To the South Sea Islanders, paradise is-an opportunity to join the rat-race in New Zea- land. They queue for entry per- mits, work permits, air pas- sages. In some islands every outward aircraft is booked solid with migrants bound for the land of opportunity. They seek outlets for their talents not available at home, paid jobs instead of subsist- ence agriculture, the chance to earn high wages. New Zealand, needless to say, is not the El Dorado the Islanders expect. They sacri- fice their familiar, easy-going life for a less kindly environ- ment. They endure unaccus- tomed cold winters, crowded in sub-standard accom- modation and often take on dreary, unpleasant jobs. Some save enough to build a good home in their native island and return. Others set- tle permanently in New Zealand. The arrangements under which islanders arrive vary widely because of differing immigration circumstances. The Cook Islands and Niue, formerly New Zealand-admin- istered islands, now are self- governing but the people re-' tain New Zealand citizenship and enter New Zealand as of right. Extraordinary numbers do so. It is estimated that there are as many Cook Islanders in New Zealand at any one time as in the home islands. Western Samoa was pre- viously administered by New Zealand as a United Nations trusteeship. It is independent but, because of continuing close associations, Samoans are admitted under annual quota arrangements. Tonga, on the other hand, has always been independent of New Zealand so no quota exists. But Tongans enter New Zealand on tourist visas and take jobs. When a crack- down was made last year, it was found that some Tongans were illegally in the country. A new system has been in- troduced under which Tong- ans are admitted on six- month working visits when guaranteed employment, with possibilities of extensions. Polynesians from other islands come under still dif- ferent arrangements, so that the question of how many are in New Zealand at any one time, and for how long, is highly involved. New Zealand has its own Maoris. The first settlers, they arrived many centuries before the Europeans. They are closely related to peoples from many other South Sea of whom also call themselves Maoris. The New Zealand Maoris have for many years been moving into the cities. At one time they were thought to be a dying race. To- day they are increasing in numbers more rapidly than the white inhabitants and the present population exceeds But movement from remote Pacific islands and from country to city involves con- siderable readjustment. Poly- nesian civilization is substan- tially communal, with great dependence on the family and the tribe The weakening of traditional values without full absorption of Western ideas creates difficulties. Maoris and Islanders are alleged to be involved pro- portionally in more liquor of- fences and crimes of violence than the rest of population. There have been suggestions that Polynesians convicted of more than one violent crime should be sent back to their original islands or to the country. The proposal has aroused charges of racial bias. In fact, race relations in New Zealand have been bet- ter than in most countries with mixed populations. Most white New Zealanders and Polynesians get along to- gether. Intermarriage is- fre- quent without social stigma on either side. Successive governments have been at pains to legis- late racial equality and some whites complain that Maoris enjoy numerous special privi- Passport Photos Candid Weddings Picture Framing Photo Supplies A. E. CROSS STUDIO I Phone 328-0111 710 3rd Ave. S, Phone 328-0222 747 MM SKHTSEEMC CRUISER WITH STEWARDESS FLORIDA DISNEY WORLD. WASHINGTON. D.C. TOUR Washington, D.C., Cape Kennedy Space Centre, Cocoa Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Miami Beach, Nassau In the Bahamas, Walt Disney World, Pensacola, El Paso, Jurarez, Mexico, Phoenix, Las Vegas. Feb. 24th March 17lh. 24 As Low FWMTi Hit RHCMn' TUT. (To Idaho. Nevada, California, Reno. San Francisco, Hollywood, Disneyland. Las Vegas aboard the 747 Jumbo Sightseeing Cruiser of Northern Bus. San Diego. Maiatian, Acapulco. Puerto Vallarto aboard the luxury P C Princess Cruise Ship 20 day tours. Escorted by Sieve and Cathy Kotch. Feb. 24th. Twin As Low As S1119 Co-sponsored by Northern Tours and Thomas Cook World Travel Travel Service. Limited amount of space per tour. by TNT Feb. 26th 16 days. R0no. San Francisco, Flshermans Wharf. Knotts Berry Farm, Hollywood. Disneyland, San Diego, Tijuana, Mexico. Palm Springs, Las Vegas AS LOWAS9331 MHtlM. tN Tlftm LM TUT. Reno, S.n Fran- Cisco, Fisherman's Wharl, Hollywood, Universal Studios, Knolls Berry Farm. Palm Springs. March 1st, 16 days ASLOWAS 9391 ASLOWAS SEVERAL NEW JUMBO 747 SIGHTSEEING CRUISER! NOW IN OPERATION IN NORTHERN'S FLEET NORTHERN TOURS PIMHM327CHECKPH.NO. COLLEGE MALL HORSE-LOVING TOURISTS MAKE TRACKS ON BERMUDA BEACH Pre-breakfast trail ride gives new look at Bermuda WARWICK PARISH, Ber- muda When Dr. Paddy Heslop serves breakfast, the thick-sliced back bacon, fresh eggs and even fresher milk are but a small part of the total experience for Dr. Heslop's breakfast warm-up takes two and a half hours, covers six or seven miles and introduces Bermuda visitors to some of the secret beauty this mid-Atlantic British colony has to offer. Horse-lovers, not gourmets, are the ones attracted to these breakfasts, however, for Dr. Heslop, a veterinarian who fled here from cold.English winters 10 years ago, is an ad- vocate of seeing Bermuda before breakfast from the back of a horse. "It's by far the best way to see the the wiry vet says. "Every time I do it, I wonder why I've gotten iip at this hour but then, I get down to the South Shore and know why." The 6 a.m. start would seem likely to discourage all but the most ardent horse and sunrise over the water lovers, but in fact the ride attracts novice riders as and the climb up the steep hill behind the Warwick Riding Academy is enough to jostle anyone into wakefulness. The route varies, but generally riders climb' through Khyber Pass cut through 40 feet of limestone across the island chain's spine and down to the sands of the South Shore. Bermuda's beaches stretch for miles along the South Shore and all are but deserted at such an early hour. The horses and riders reach the 'water's edge at the east end of Warwick Long Bay and don't leave until the western end of Horseshoe Bay about one and a half miles distant. At Warwick Long Bay, the party usually divided into two groups those who would prefer a brisk gallop along the dunes and those who would prefer a slower, steadier pace along the water's edge on a hard, virgin beach where the tide has erased the footprints of the day before. The riders then head up an incline to the South Shore Road for a walk along the brim of the bluffs overlooking spectacular Whale Bay, a reef-studded indentation in the coastline Dr. Heslop, atop his alert, coal-black gelding, then heads for a seemingly inpenetrable wall of lush foliage and dis- appears from view. The trail goes steeply downhill into a valley'scented with oleander, all spice and the licorice-like smell of fennel. "You get a totally different view of the Dr. Heslop says. "You're up high and moving at a leisurely pace that gives you a chance to look around and really see things you might not give notice before. I don't even think most of the locals realize there is so much undeveloped terrain in Bermuda." The ride goes up another steep hill and onto a narrow "tribe road" bordered on one side with pink hibiscus and on the other with "Scotchman's a species of bright red hibiscus which never opens, keeping its petals tightly curl- ed around'its core. Flowers, birds, an occasional small green lizard, a hedge of Surinam cherries these are the things that come into focus better at the slow pace of a horse. Moving to the north along a tribe road closed to everything but pedestrians and horses, the Great and Lit- tle Sounds and Riddell's Bay come into view although a different, more private, view than the average visitor, or the average Bermudian, usually sees. The breakfast ride stays mainly on unpaved paths, over private property and estates and along the right of way oL Bermuda's one-time railroad system. The train, track and ties were uprooted long ago, leaving a flat trail which soon reverted to grass- covered bridle paths. EUROPE Tours from 1 day to 32 days includes accommodations most meals, tour escort. Tours depart from and re- turn to London. Even some one way tours. THOMAS COOK Travel Information Center Please send me information on your Europe programs TtiomasCooK The first name in travel. Everywhere. IN LETHBRIDGE 3M-5Ui8t.S. 329-3336 ;