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Householders Meeting.

:. + ■ WAKANUI. •-.• • (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT,) f ' The annual meeting of householders took place at Wakanui" Main School on Monday last, when the attendance was poor, only 18 householders being present. It was proposed by Mr P. Stewart, and seconded by Mr Jas. Brown, that Mr D. Johnston take the chair. This met with universal approval, but it required some persuasion to induce Mr Johnston to accept the office. The Chairman read the minutes of the last annual meeting which were confirmed, l and then the Education Board's advertisement was read convening the present meeting and called upon Mr P. Stewart Chairman of the outgoing School! Committee to read his report. This report showed that there was a change of teachers in the Main school, and it was hoped that the school- would | soon recover its position in this Educational District, but this could not be done unless parents exerted themselves to secure regular and punctual attendance on the part of, the scholars, and at present things were not at all what could be desired on those two points. The building have recently been repainted, and gates, furniture etc.,- put in repair, while the grounds were in good order, and new' apparatus had been procured. The finance showed a credit balance of £9 5s 5d up to date, with outstanding liabilities of only a few shillings. The Inspector's reports on the two schools were read, which commended the work of the mistress of the main school and the master of the side school. v On the Chairman of the meeting calling for an expression of opinion from the householders, Mr James Brown rose to state that he as a member of the Committee objected to the report, as it was all too short, and moved " That the minutes of the Committee meetings for the whole year be now read," as that would allow him to touch on several things whioh were of importance to-the householders-to know, and which were not mentioned in the Chairman's report. The meeting, however, was not anxious for this infliction, and ultimately, the minutes of 3 meetings were read, showing who were elected as members of Committee in July last, that the Schop^ had been let to the Good Temphys^ and ( that the office of Caretaker had been let to Mrs McGinn, * Over the latter more than an- hour was wasted, as an attempt was made to amend the minutes of the Committee meejting at the meeting of liouseholders A The Chan-man of t;h© meeting then put a resolution moved by Mr N. Fitzgerald and seconded by Mr Rickard, " That the report as read be adopted."—This was carried. Mr James Brown then moved a resolution whereby ths approval of the householder?, tv^s. expressed in favour of the Giopa. Templar, movement in the district. This was seconded ,by. Mr,,C, Hill' and carried.' -', .-: .•; .. .;'" ;r; : ( , , Mr Johnson ijhen. read the notice from, fch© Board which informed the itieeting that it was necessary to take a ballot,/ and tHen the , following gentlemen were nominated, and the results were asfollows : P. Stewart 27, D. Leddy 14, John Doak 14, James Brown 14, G. Cole 15, C.Hill 12, George Tait 12, N. Fitzgerald 10, & Sinclair 8. - „ _, The Chairman declared the first seven gentlemen to be, duly elected is members, of the now Committee, and aflor the usual yoto of thanks to" the* Chairman and scrutineers the meeting terminated. ' The new Commjtieo then met to elect a

Chairman when Mr P. Stewart'.was again. ;. chosen for the poet. • . - ,;'■,.'"'i ; [Mem. —This report though dated Aipril ~ ■". : 29fch was not our office until Saturday, 3rd inst., after the. ■'■.- " Guardian " had gone to press.—Ed.] : ■ '<-, ■

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Householders Meeting., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2421, 5 May 1890

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Householders Meeting. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2421, 5 May 1890

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