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Local historians weekly "Back Issues" article in the Manawatū Standard. From 1958, the government required that new kindergartens be established in specially designed buildings. Kindergartens were owned and operated by committees, requiring community planning, local fundraising and extensive parent involvement. The Palmerston North Free Kindergarten Association oversaw the opening of the Hokowhitu Kindergarten in 1958. The association was renamed Manawatū Free Kindergarten in 1969, when it oversaw 22 kindergartens. A key local figure was Edith (Edie) Martin, whose contributions spanned 30 years and included being a mother help, an associate president and seven years as National President of the New Zealand Free Kindergarten Association (NZFKA).

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Manawatū Standard
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April 9, 2022
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