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PERSONAL.

The following extract from an issue of the "King Country, Chronicle" is of interest to our Peninsula readers, the oocasion being an entertainment given by the retiring Waitomo County Coun oil. Mr P Mora is the eldest son of Mrs Mora, of German Bay, and a bro ther of Mr B. G. Mora, of Akaroa.

"Daring the evening tbe County Chairman made a presentation on behalf of the retiring councillors to Mr P. Mora, the clerk, and Mr B. R. Gould, engineer to the Council, of two handsome silver inkstands. In tnak ing the presentation, Mr Scholes paid a warm tribute to the officers mentioned for the work done in the inter ests of the district. The County clerk was the financier of the Council, and had during bis term, handled tbe amount of £77,000, and tbe Council had only paid £21 in interest to the Bank on account of overdraft. This showed careful and efficient management, and in other respects Mr Mora bad shown remarkable aptitude and initiative in promoting and carrying out progressive schemes. It was to Mr Gould's credit that he had since March 31st last got contracts let and the work in band for over forty miles of metalling. Hβ bad to handle tbe work of a big County, and his capacity had been thoroughly proved."

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PERSONAL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3463, 22 December 1914

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PERSONAL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3463, 22 December 1914

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