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% COMMERCIAL UNION FORMED. : (Per Press Association.) j AUCKLAND, February 20. Much importance was attached by fruit-growers in the North Island to a'-conference held this morning to disciiss the possibilities of a scheme of federation by which the interests of those engaged in the industry in North Auckland can be amalgamated. It was .convened at the instance of the Port iAlUert fruit-growers. The conference ;is primarily the result of the rapid increase in ,the apple production of the north, and the question of opening ;fresh channels rtfr the fruit export rtrade had, also weighed with the con.veriers of the meeting in their effort 'to form a commercial union. Mr B. Giibb, of Port Albert, said: "In these day-s when we hear so much about cooperation and unionism it is time fruitgrowers got a move on. W> are about .the: worst organised of all industries of 'the, same importance in the Dominupn." He moved, "That in the .opin--ioii; of this meeting" 'of ff uit-gro'yvers the !timehas arrived wften in the interests <.of the industry and of the_ public a 'commercial union or association of the 1 fruitgi'ovvers' association in the Auck-, land-province is desirable." '/ p After lengthy discussion the motion; "vvas; carried and a committee was ,set make preliminary arrangement's^ "

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OECHARDISTS CONFER., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8800, 21 February 1914

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OECHARDISTS CONFER. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8800, 21 February 1914

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