SILTING OF THE OHINEMURI.
(By Telegraph.—Own Correspondent.)
PAEROA, this day. The Ohinemuri River Silting Committee met last night, the members present being Messrs. E. W. Porritt (chairman), Kenny, Hutobard, Forrest, Laughlin, Brunskill and Niccol (secretary). Mr. Forrest, in connection with the damage done by the debris, referred to Mr. Barry's statement "that it would cost ss. per ton to take the tailings out of the river," and etated that he was prepared to remove them for Is. per ton. The Minister for Mines is to be informed of Mr. Forrest's offer. Letters of thanks are to -be sent to the Auckland "StaT" and Ohinemuri "Gazette" for their assistance in the movement. The Minister for Agriculture, Hon. A. W. Hogg, and Minister for Education, Hon. Geo. Fowlds, are to -be invited to the district to inspect the river and note the damage dene. A special committee was appointed to point out to the Waihi and Iva-nangahake miners' unions that the Silting Committee's actions will in no way affect them. The next meeting is to be held on Wednesday, April 7th.
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