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THE MAORI ELECTORATES.

In reference to the Southern Maori election a meeting was held yesterday in the Bunauga Hall, at the Native pa, !______- •«-__ ■ which was addressed by Mr Sidney Taiwhanga, M.H.R., a candidate for the Northern Maori electorate. -He gave bis views on political matters at some length, urgicg the electors to vote for a candidate who would Join with the. three- other Native members to force legislation suitable for Native requirements. He -explained the passing of several of the Native Acts, and his action in stonewalling the Mative Land Bill of 1888, but he regretted to say that the other three Native members were influenced by the Government te oppose Mm. in reply to ____• Taiaroa, Jan., Taiwhanga said the Bills referred to were brought into the Lower House, and admitted they were sent there i__ the instigation of the chiefs of Wiao___&_is_i and Wanganoi. In reply to My ! Parata. Taiwhanga stated the other three

members were bought over by the Government, at least he thought so. Mr Parata than asked If Mr Taiwhanga was sure the Minister of Lands did not oSer him (Taiwhanga) £11,000 for certain land if ho would give np stonewalling. To this Mr Taiwhanga gave one or two answers, hat neither of them direct enough to Satisfy the meeting, which broke up In an unceremonious manner.

The nomination of candidates for the Southern Maori electorate took place at noon, the Bey. J. W. Stack acting as Deputy Returning Officer, in the absence of Mr Alexander Mackay. The writ having been read, Hoani Urn proposed Tame Parata. Hoard Kahu seconded.

Tone Erihani proposed Raniera Erihani, seconded by Mohi Te Wahie. Hare Kahuproposed Honi Maaka Hape, seconded by I. Tika Wira. H. Paratene proposed Biki Te Malraki Taiaroa, seconded by Hohepa Henria. The show of hands was—Herd Maaka Hape, 13; Biki Te Mairaki Taiaroa, 8; Tame Parata, 6; Raniera Erihana, 3. A poll was demanded on behalf of Taiaroa, which takes place on November 27th. After the show of hands Mr Parata said, If elected, he should endeavor to study tbe Native wants. He counted on his supporters who had not shown hands as well as on the nearly unanimous support of Ofcago, Southland and Nelson districts.

A vote of thanks to the Returning Officer concluded the proceedings.

IPKESS ASSOCIATION TELEGRAM.!

AUCKLAND, October 27. The nominations for the Northern Maori Electoral District took place to-day. The following were proposed:—-Sydney Taiwhanga. Timoti Puhipi, Wi Pirihana Whakarangoura, and Wiremn Katene. The poll will take place on November 27th. NAPIER, October 27. Messrs Carroll, Tai whanga, Wtiperej R» Sturm, of Hawke's Bay, and T. W. Rlonine, of Waikato, have been nominated for the Eastern Maori electorate.

HAMILTON, October 27. The following nominations were received for the Western Maori District: — Hon! Tapu 31, KipaTe Ohatenui 3. Totana Tewhata Upoke 6, Tekahui Eararehe Kaka Kararehe 2, Pepene JSketone Eccleston Fairburn, 2.

(PBESS ASSOCIATION TELEGRAMS.)

AUCKLAND, October 27.

Mr HughShortland, solicitor, announces that he will be a Candida c for Newton at the approaching elections. It is said that complaint has been made to the Registrar of Electors that a number of factory boys, whose ages range from fourteen to sixteen and upwards, have had their names recorded on the roll for one of the electorates.

WELLINGTON, October 27. The Premier expects to issue his manifesto ac the end of the present week or early next. DUNEDIN, October 27.

A test case is to be brought to determine whether seamen who happen to be domiciled here at the time of the election can be put on the rolls. Mr A. J. Burns, who is a candidate for the Taieri seat, addressed a crowded meeting at Mo. giel to-night, and met with a favorable reception. ■ He considered the most essential thing for the country was the abolition of its debt, to accomplish which he advocated the sale of the railways, rigid and systematic economy, without material reduction of taxation. He believed, on the lines suggested, the debt could be abolished in ten years, when the colony would have an era of prosperity. He opposed the land tax, as If the burdens on land were increased it would .mean ruin to farmers. He denounced as unjust the burstiug-up policy. He favored female suffrage. A vote of thanks and confidence was declared carried.

INVERCARGILL, October 27.

At a meeting >of a representative character to-night it was resolved to ask Mr James Walker Bain, formerly member for the town, to consent to nomination for the new electorate.

Mr Hirst, a candidate for Wallace, addressed che miners On Saturday. Nearly all were present. He had a good reception and a vote of thanks.

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THE MAORI ELECTORATES., Press, Volume XLVIL, Issue 7694, 28 October 1890

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