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, . GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE ''FOR EXPEDITIONARY FORCE GENEROUS REBPONSE FROM LITTLE RIVER. A large and enthusiastic meeting -of residents of Little River was held - in ihe Town Hall on Friday evening 1 to farther tbe movement to equip the Elpeditionary Foroa, Mr J. O. Coop , presided ' A committee wae set up to canvass , tbe district for funds. , • The anm of £120 was in tbe room, and nine horses promised. Tbe following telegram was despatched to the Rfc Hon. W. F,

Maspey :— ' "Citizens of Little River and pur rounding districts, at a meeting held 'to night, enthusiastically supported the action of tbe Government and the

Empire in the present crisis, £120 and nine horses premised in tbe room. - More to follow. (Signed) J. O. Coop, Chairman." Mr J. F. Buchanan has given £100 towards the Little River war fund, tbe Hon. W, Montgomery £ 50 and there ' are various offers of £5, making in all a sum of £250. OFFERS OF HORSES. Mr J. 0. Coop has given four -borees, Mrs W. H. Montgomery two artillery horses, Mr W. F- Parkinson four-horses and Mr R Wright one horse. REPLY FROM THE PREMIER. Mr J. 0. Coop received the following reply from the Prime Minister yesterday :— "I desire on behalf of the Government to thank yourself and your fellow citizens in and around Little River for your patriotic message and your assistance to the Government in •the way of cash and borsee.— (Signod) W. F. Massky, Premier." AKAROA ASSISTANCE. His Worship the Mayor (Mr G, Armstrong) is calling a meeting of the citizens of Akaroa at the Ak-m'a ' Borough Council Chambers this fvi n ing to see what assistance '-k io,i would give in helping the Guci ment to equip the New Zeala- . peditionary Force.

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HELP FROM BANKS PENIN SULA., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 4420, 11 August 1914

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HELP FROM BANKS PENIN SULA. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 4420, 11 August 1914

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