TE RANGIHIROA, M.P.
Dr. Buck (Tβ Rangihiroa, M.P.) whc has severed his eounecfcion with the De partweat of Public Health, was yester day presented with a memento, accompanied with [the following addres* signed by the local etaff:— lealTn 1-0 ?;, Es( *- M -P—On your leaving the Health Department we the BtT'Z °\? c Al,Ckland Dl «frlct bfflc Staff, in asking you tp accept a small memento of peasant associations with us desire to express our appreciation of youv work as Native Health Officer to the Northern Maoris. It was wit h that we learned that yoir were severing your connection with tlie Department minflfu! as we are of the loyal, n-hole-bearteu enthusiasm you hare shown, and the success which has attended your efforts to improve the Sfsf r h \ aanit ? r y cou ai«on aud forward the well-being .of the Maori people in the North, lou will always be able to look back with.pride to the marked improvement in general hygiene in many Maori communities owing to your work among them during the past two years. With your natural gifts, energy, and capacity for making others co-operate with you, we f ee i sure that in your new sphere of labour you will not only maintain but enhance the reputation you have established as a friend to your colleagues and a benefactor to your people. you and your wife many years of happiness and prosperity" (Signed by the staff). The presentation was made by Dr. Purdy, who referred to the estimation in which Dr. Buck is held by all who have been associated with him, their interest in his work and people, and their hope for his extended usefulness. Dr. Buck, in reply, said it had been only the hope, that he would be able < n more effectively promote the best crests of the Maori that he had agreed become their representative, and he mid still look forward to eventually roting himself to the special medical sanitary work in which he had -i engaged. He would like it to be' understood that he was going to take part in legislation generally and would assure all that Auckland's interests would alw*7» Cad • vwn Mend fa Mm.
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