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The Spike or Victoria University College Review June 1926


We mourn the loss of two of our most enthusiastic members, namely, Mr. R. F. Fortune and Mr. H. R. Holt. The former has gone to Vienna to make use of his Travelling Scholarship in Arts, and the latter has gone to America, more or less on holiday.

Our programme has continued to attract many. We offer a few items concerning it.

Butterfly Stream was noted chiefly for its sylvan charm and for its cheerful banter.

Papatahi Trig was a grand peak, but not worthy of the dread in which it had been held.

Kapakapanui was a "wash out." but a cheerful outing all the same.

Mt. Cecil-the botanist's paradise.

Smith's Creek has been spoilt by the laying down of a footpath through its wild majesty. Soon some enterprising person will start a store at Smith's Creek. But the surrounding forest has not yet recognised the presence of this stranger, and still remains in all its natural majesty.

The Tararuas have already had their first dusting of snow, and our party made a very successful crossing at the end of last term. The snow was thin and powdery owing to intense cold, but fine weather conditions. More than one impromptu bath was indulged in.

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