British Prime Minister, Mr. MacMillan has sent a message of congratulation to Doctor Fuchs, leaser?
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Background: British Prime Minister, Mr. MacMillan has sent a message of congratulation to Doctor Fuchs, leaser of the British party who recently reached the south pole. At a civic reception in Auckland, New Zealand, today, Mr. MacMillan met the father of Sir Edmund Hillary, leader of the New Zealand polar party.
Last night, the British Prime Minister had unscheduled discussions for several hours with the Prime Minister of New Zealand. Earlier, Mr. MacMillan in the course of his Commonwealth tour had reached Auckland by air form Ceylon. A warm welcome awaited him as he and his wife, Lady Dorothy, emerged from their aircraft. On the tarmac a guard of honour presented arms in a smart salute. Greeting Mr. MacMillan - at the right - his New Zealand counterpart, Mr. Nash. Then the two visitors were introduced to other members of the New Zealand welcoming party. At an ensuing Press Conference, the British Prime Minister made these comments:-