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Te Kawa

Te Kawa is a rural community in the Otorohanga District and Waikato Region of New Zealand's North Island. It lies just to the south of the volcanic hills of Te Kawa; until the swamp was drained in the 1900s, Te Kawa was well known for its eels. Te Kawa railway station, a station on the North Island Main Trunk, was located in the area, it operated from 9 March 1887 and closed 17 October 1971. A post office was open by 1909 and a dairy factory and a school existed in 1913. Te Kawa Bridge over the Waipa opened in 1915; the hill was quarried from 1925. A town hall opened in 1928. Te Whakaaro Kotahi Marae in Te Kawa is a meeting ground of the Maniapoto hapū of Te Kanawa, it includes a small building

Enchantress (DC Comics)

Enchantress is a fictional supervillainess appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. Created by Bob Haney and Howard Purcell, the character made her first appearance in Strange Adventures #187; the character, whose real name is June Moone, has periodically been depicted as an antihero. She appears in the fifth volume of the Suicide Squad comic series, in which she is a recurring member of the team and a romantic interest of Killer Croc; the Enchantress was portrayed by Cara Delevingne in the 2016 film Suicide Squad, part of the DC Extended Universe. The Enchantress first appeared in the nine-page lead story of Strange Adventures #187 the National Comics flagship science fiction anthology title, she appeared in two eight-page appearances in the same title: Strange Adventures #191 and #200, written by Bob Haney and drawn by co-creator Howard Purcell. The first two stories were reprinted in Adventure Comics #417 and #419, her only appearances in the 1970s. Following this, the Enchantress appeared in two linked Supergirl tales in The Superman Family #204–205.

Writer Jack C. Harris and artist Trevor Von Eeden proposed to DC an all-female superteam named the "Power Squad" which would have included the Enchantress, but were turned down; the character appeared in a two-part story featuring the Forgotten Villains in the Superman team-up title DC Comics Presents #77–78. She was one of the super-characters in Legends #3 and Legends #6, followed by the origin of the Suicide Squad in Secret Origins vol. 2 #14 and the following Suicide Squad series issues #1–8 and #12–16, written by John Ostrander. Eleven years she returned in Green Lantern vol. 3 #118 and Day of Judgment #1–5, written by Geoff Johns with art by Matt Smith and Steve Mitchell. She next guest starred in another DC Comics miniseries JLA: Black Baptism #1–4 by Ruben Diaz and Sean Smith and Jesus Saiz after which Enchantress disappeared again until the Day of Vengeance miniseries #1–5 by Bill Willingham, who used her character through the first 16 issues of the Shadowpact series that followed directly on from Day of Vengeance.

Matthew Sturges wrote the title from issue #17–25. During that time she made appearances in the major DC Comics cross-over series Countdown, #29 and #28, the associated Countdown to Mystery #1, one issue of Trials of Shazam!, #11. Since the cancellation of Shadowpact, the Enchantress has continued to make minor appearances in the DC Universe, including DC Universe Holiday Special, the miniseries Reign in Hell #2–8, she appeared in Action Comics #885, part of a new cycle of stories by James Robinson which lead up to the DC Comics 2010 limited series'War of the Supermen'. When DC relaunched their entire line in September 2011, it included a new team comic book titled Justice League Dark which featured the magical characters of the DCU: Shade, the Changing Man, their first enemy was the Enchantress gone mad. June Moone was a freelance artist, invited to a costume party at an old castle, stumbled upon a secret chamber where an unknown magical being empowered her to fight an evil presence in the castle.

Saying the words "The Enchantress", her appearance changes from blonde-haired June to black-haired and costumed Enchantress and defeats a minotaur creature from a tapestry. Soon after, she defeats a monster at Cape Kennedy and a mirage of a demonic creature manipulated by a crook. In her next appearance, the Enchantress is a misguided character fighting Supergirl, who prevents her gaining omnipotent magical power and cancelling all other superpowers on Earth, twice, her villainous side takes over after this, the Enchantress continues her career as a member of The Forgotten Villains and part of the army of supervillains during the'Crisis on Infinite Earths' event. She is next recruited into the newly formed'Task Force X', soon to be known as the'Suicide Squad', on the chance that she could keep her villainous side in check. In her first mission, she uses massive magical energy to defeat Brimstone, which sends her over the edge and she becomes temporarily villainous. During her tenure with the Suicide Squad, June Moone's control over her Enchantress side becomes weaker, she destroys at least one mission because of this.

Madame Xanadu diagnoses that June's loss of control is because she began using her powers before she could control them, the only way to counteract this is not to use them until her aura, which protects her from the evil influences in magic, regains its power. Madame Xanadu gives June a necklace that she cannot remove, which together with a ring to be held by someone else creates a feedback loop preventing the Enchantress from using magic for evil as a temporary measure, she raises an army to destroy the town and perform terror attacks as stated in the first mission. June discovers that her Enchantress persona is in fact a separate evil entity from another dimension fused with her, not a manifestation of magic, she learned this when she and other Squad members joined Nightshade on a mission to