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(Per Press Association.) AUCKLAND, February 22. The Prime Mirfister visited Pukekohe show on Saturday and received a number of deputations in the township. He was entertained at luncheon by the show officials and delivered a short speech, in the course of which he dwelt upon the splendid season fanners had experienced. He stated that the exports would prove a record. Mr 'Massey said that the Government was doing its duty to the settlers by providing access to their holdings arid giving railway facilities and better roads. Referring to the Board of Agriculture he mentioned the encouragement the Governor was . giving to. scientific farming. On his advice a Board had been set up and it was expected that it would prove of great advantage not only to the Minister, but also to all engaged in farming pursuits. Referring to condemned cattle Mr Massey mentioned that he had asked Parliament to increase the compensation from £8 to £12. The Prime Minister will leave tonight for Hastings. .

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8801, 23 February 1914

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VISIT TO PUKEKOHE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8801, 23 February 1914