Pen-name for Mason Durie.


  • "Goodbye." Te Ao Hou 27 (1959): 14-16.
  • This story, which won first place in Te Ao Hou’s fourth literary competition, traces the upcoming departure of Tuhou for medical school in Dunedin and how this impacts on his father and grandparents. Granny, seeing the onslaught of Pakeha ways to the detriment of traditional Māori values, feels she is ‘losing her favourite mokopuna to the Pakeha’, Koro had wanted to be a doctor but his people had not allowed him to travel far from home, and Rangi, Tuhou’s father, remembers his time in the city: a mecca for young men but ultimately a place of sadness because this was where his wife had died in a taxi accident.