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The question of town and counlirepresentation on tho Lyttelton Hui' bour Board was brought up at thmeeting of the Ashburton Counfcx Council yesterday by Cr. Hugo Friecflander. ,He stated that ho considoric] it his duty to bring under the notic-i' of the Council the 1 fact that an application had been made to the Minister"o Marine (the Hon. F. M. 3J. Fislier) b> certain peoplel in Christclnirch for additional representation for ■ Ohii.v church on the Board. The application was still going on, and the, people whu | wore moving in the matter wanted i:. ' get more representation on the Harbour Board and thus leave the country with reduced representation. Accord ing to their idea, they should have representation in proportion to t! population. The matter had come up i;\

the last mocbing of the Harbour Board, and he had made a vigorous prates; against any alteration of the present system and the Ashburton Counly Council should protest against it. If it did not, the Minister might take ' for granted that tho country people had no objection to it. The largest amount of money was paid to the liar-, hour- Board by the country people, and the greater part of its revenue was derived from the import and ,export oi produce, and the country thus provided tho biggest share. Cr W. T. Lill said it was a nw 1 serious matter so far as the counfcrv was concerned. He moved: "Thatj the Prime Minister and the Minister of Marine be informed that this Council strongly protests against aiiy alteration in "tho system of representation on tho Lyttelton Harbour Board as advocated by a deputation which waited on the Hon. F. M. B. Fisher in February ; also, that tho attention of the Premier be drawn to tho Ashburton vacancy caused by tho retirement of Mr John Lambie not having vet been filled up." Cr. H. J. Harrison seconded the motion, which was carried.

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TOWN V. COUNTRY., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8812, 7 March 1914

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TOWN V. COUNTRY. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8812, 7 March 1914

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