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to the editor. Sir,—The application made by Messrs Stanford and Milne to the Corporation for a lease of the Triangle must surely be a practical joke on the part of the applicants, and I was glad to observe that several of the councillors treated it as such. I feel sure that the citizens would never allow this valuable reserve to pass into the hands of private speculators without a struggle. No one would object to see a handsome Supreme Court Building and public library built in the centre of the reserve, and the ground around laid out as a garden; but to allow it to pass into the hands of speculators at a low rent of LSOO a year, or at all, is beyond a joke.—l am, etc., Citizen.

Dunedin, May 17. P.S.—I hope the Conservation Society will keep an eye to this matter.

TO THE EDITOR, Sir,— l respectfully submit the following queries to the serious consideration of our City Fathers Have the Corporation any power whatever to lease the Triangle Reserve ? Even should a private Act be passed, would it be in the best interests of the ratepayers that such a reserve should be leased to any body of speculators whomsoever ? But if leased at all, ought not such lease to be submitted to public competition in the usual manner, as all other Corporation leases are? Is not the rent offered inadequate? What is the nature of the guarantee offered by the intending lessees ? And finally, in the words of Cr Solomon, “is not the whole affair a joke?”—l am, etc., Ratepayer. Dunedin, May 16.

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THE TRIANGLE., Issue 7909, 17 May 1889

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THE TRIANGLE. Issue 7909, 17 May 1889

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