MR P. A. WHITAKER AT WAIPA.
[bt telegraph.] Auckland, To-day. Mr F. A. Whitaker addressed his Waipa constituents on Saturday night. He supported the Property tax as preferable to the Land tax, and congratulated the Ministry on their efforts to place the public finances in a satisfactory condition, also on Mr Hall’s declaration not to allow the Home Government to interfere in native affairs. He disagreed with the proposed change in the constitution of the Legislative Council, and deprecated any changein the educational system, but it financial reasons rendered the latter necessary, he would advocate the exclusion of children under five or six years of age from the public schools. He said secondary education should be provided for by education reserves. He thought the proposal to lease the railways was a feeler thrown out by the proposed Middle party/ and strongly condemned the proposal. If Mr Ormond and that party got into power they would endeavor to further their own selfish ends by repealing direct taxation and re-imposing the tea and sugar duties, &c. He believed a redistribution of representation would be carried next session. A unanimous vote of thanks and confidence was passed. ■
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MR P. A. WHITAKER AT WAIPA., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 363, 6 June 1881
MR P. A. WHITAKER AT WAIPA. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 363, 6 June 1881
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