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Background

Born on 13 March 1941 at Hamilton. Lived in Te Mata most of childhood. Parents, Esma and Arthur Keyte, farmed near Hamilton and worked for the Ministry of Works also. In family of nine children, all worked at odd jobs to subsidise family income, all contributing. Extended family featured a lot in his life, including Church family.