THE NATIVE MINISTER.
The Hon. James Carroll, AlinUferi* Native Affairs, arrived'from".Wel!ii#»» by. the through express this mortfflgi accompanied by his private secretary. Mr: Gordon, TJie Minister le#agilMty the Rotorua train at oie« to attend the Maori meeting:»t.HulujMr. Carroll will probably return to AVeW lington on Monday. In conversation m™ a representative of the Auckland "Star, Mr.. Carroll explained that owing; to,s 9 many Ministers being α-way from W«; liugton, lie had been kept pretty;clort down there since his last visit'to/An* land. "For that reason/ saidjSfc.W'roll, "the Hon. Mr. Ngata attended tM Huntly meeting, but in response. » j several telegrams received asking i»e;H ; come, I decided at last to make a, &)W visit there." . . . ~, "Do you expect any tangible resUiu from this meeting!" ; > ' ■ ; ;. ; i "Well you see, with all Native-inert-ings the best course, is to. let Oie^^ : \ get together and talk matters over, W ■when they have arrived at" elusions see hfrvv far will s ?& then try and arrange the points Wγ dispute., They have now bsen : at ,rt/»S several days, aad perhaps possible to do. /something definite-. |T fli-st thing to be considered is the conclusions they may .have arrives • are practicable from; bur point ;&}.??■£ So far as I can see at ing is still in the preliminary stages. "There is generally: no particularnow; a3 far as meetings, of Maoris .are;M_ cerned?" '■'■'-■■■it"iNp; they go into questions .vety,«. hausbively, and the only thing we do is to let them take their own; ; . in coming to a decision;: then 5* 4 :... wliat they want is acceptable." :. "Will you return to Aucklandr/. '-No, it is my intention to \ Wellington from Hiintly." - . if Eeferring to ' the j public departiiientsi'iV&r. Carroll »«.!ftj of course it would eniadl- more w°™,°J i the Ministers, but atill the sayiu?,W. j to be effecteti, and it would.have v | advantage of enabling the Ministers w ■ get into closer touch" with various" I . - - . I
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