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ANNUAL MEETING. (Per Press Association.) NEW PLYMOUTH, February 19. The annual meeting of the New Zealand Press Association was held this morning, Mr H. Brett presiding. Thirty-eight members, representative of all the newspapers of tho Dominion, wero present. The chairriian delivered an address, which stated that the af-, fairs of the Association were in a condition of efficiency and stability, and , concluded by saying that the New Zealand Press Association possesses one of the most complete cable services in the world. The annual report and balance-sheet were approved. Messrs Brett, H. Horton, G. Carson, and F. Pirani were reelected directors.

Timaru was chosen as the place for the next meeting.

The meeeting of the Association was attended by the following members: — Messrs H. Brett, chairman (Auckland "Star"), G. Fenwick ("Otago Daily Times "), H. Horton (.*' New Zealand Herald"), L. P. Blundell , (Wellington "Post"),' P. Selig '(Christchurch "Press,"), G. Carson (Wanganui "Chronicle"), .C. S. Smith (Dunedin "Star"), F. Pirani (Feilding "Star"), (all directors), Robert Bell ■ (Ashburton "Guardian"), A.' L. Muir (Gisborne "Herald"), E.Y Darley (Pahiatua "Herald"), G. T. Allen (Eketahuna "Press"), 1 J. A. Mackay (Gisborne "Times"), H. L. Dolamore (Mataura "Ensign"), A. E. Copping (Stratford "Post"), W. Gothard (Westport "Times"), W. Atkin (Westport;, "News"), J. Petrio (Greymouth; "Star"), H. V. Duigan (Wanganui; " Herald "), R. J. Gwynne (Waikato;. "Argus"), C. Walker (Hawera " Star."), A. McNicol (Dannevirke "News"), E. Abbey Jones (Southland "News"), P. Dinwiddie ("Hawke's Bay Herald"), F. E. Hyman ("Lyttelton Times "), W. Robinson (Westport "Star"), N. Mcßobie (Waihi " Telegraph "), A. A. Lucas- (Nelson "Mail"), F. McCullough (Thames " Star "), F. McCarthy, W. C. Weston and H. Weston (" Taranaki Herald "), T. O. List ("Taranaki Daily News"), R. J. Gilmour (" Southland Times "), J. Coombe (" Manawatu Standard"), P. Bond (Nelson "Colonist"), R. P. Furness (" Marlbrough Express "), E. G. Kerr (Timaru " Herald "), and Hon. W. F- Carncross (Eltham "Argus"). The chairman stated that the Association was now receiving 50 per cent more than the number of cables received five years ago. Arrangements had been made for a cable service for the next three years. Mr George Fenwick complimented the chairman upon his able address, which he considered the best ever delivered. It was resolved that the address should be printed and forwarded to all shareholders.

The annual report mentioned that '■ a fresh agreement had been made with the Australian Cable Association and the r right to use the Sydney " Sun " and' independent. cable; services had been acquired for a term of years. It was mentioned that 72 ■ papers now subscribed >to the Association, of which all but four also .took the .cable services. Shares had been issued-to six new applicants during: the year. Votes" of thanks were passed to the directors and staff, and the meeting also passed votes expressing hearty apprciation of the kindness shown by the Borough Council, the local papers and the people of New Plymouth. ■..,... Mr George Fenwick was electee! chairman of the Association, and Mr P. Selig vice-chairman.

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PRESS ASSOCIATION., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8799, 20 February 1914

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PRESS ASSOCIATION. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8799, 20 February 1914

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