Mr Massey in the South.
United Press Association —By Electric Telegraph. Dunedin, April 20 Mr Masaey, speaking at Alexandra South, congratulated the district on its apparent prosperity, which was largely due to the dredgiDg industry. He was convinced that irrigation was absolutely necessary. He favours a special referendum dealing with the Bible m schools. Local Government reform would be the leading plank m the Opposition platform. The Act ought to be amended to allow ratepayers to say whether they preferred County Councils or Road Boards. There should not be a dual contest. Local bodies ought to have an assured finance, to which end the main arterial roads ought to bo maintained by the Works' Department. Graduated subsidies might be allowed on rates lOlleoted. Loans under the Local Bodies Act ought to ba reduced. Mr Massey received some splendid samples of locally grown fruit, which caused him to declare that Central Otago would m future be the main source of supply for the colony.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6551, 20 April 1905
Mr Massey in the South. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6551, 20 April 1905
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