The Akaroa Mail. TUESDAY, APRIL 18, 1916. PENINSULA ROAD BOARD ELECTIONS.
The election of the new Road Boards on Banks Peninsula takes place early next month, and provide an opportunity for those who consider that their districts have snot, been well represented in the past to nominate someone who will be able to put the claims-of their district before the Board. The work done by Peninsula road boards in the past has been far reaching and gradually the back country roads have been metalled and graded so that the residents are able to get out in the winter, but there still remains much to be done in the outlying districts:' The outlying settlers have paid rates for years past as well as those who are closer to th» main thoroughfares, and it is only right that their claims should be considered in the interests of closer settlement and of the district in general. Good roads are absolutely necessary in the general development of the district and we look forward to the time when even the remotest portion of the district shall have its good metalled roads. But the point we would like to stress is that the elections of the new boards give the men in these outlying districts an opportunity to cornel forward as members so that their claims can be fully ventilated. There is far too much talk of the shortcomings of local bodies and unfair treatment, etc., but this might be real or imaginary. If real than the opportunity is now provided for the men who consider they have grievances to come forward and seek representation on the new boards. Another thing is very noticeable about Peninsula local body work and that is that the same men carry on this work in the public interest year after year. As Mr G. Armstong said at the last meeting- of the Akaroa and Wainui Road Board he would like to see some younger men coming fojward to take on local body work. It would mean new ideas and would give those who have been in harness for many years now a well deserved rest. Now that the opportunity is here those who have been dissatisfied with' the work done by the boards in the past should seek representation, and if they do not do so they should not blame the new board for the work they do, but rather themselves for Hot putting their claims through a representative of their own.
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The Akaroa Mail. TUESDAY, APRIL 18, 1916. PENINSULA ROAD BOARD ELECTIONS., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3537, 18 April 1916