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Sir,— As a ratepayer, I wish to protest against the action of Cr Fish in wanting to spend L 25 or more in sending round voting papers re the Triangle. It is simply ridiculous to fool money away for such a thing. The ratepavers will never sanction the handing over of the Triangle to any syndicate. Mr Fish, with all his eloquence, can rest assured of that. —I am, etc., A Ratepayer. Dunedin, May 30. TO THE EDITOR, Sir ( —In older communities than ours an attempt to build upon an open space such as the Triangle would almost cause a revolution in tho city where it was sought to be perpetrated. When one of the Georges wanted a slice of St. James’s Park for a garden to Carlton House, he asked what it would cost, and a Minister replied “it would probably cost him his crown.” We are not perhaps so hard up for ground as Londoners, but it is quite clear we do not put sufficient value upon our reserves. Where would the City be in that respect if it had not been for the worthy pioneers securing us our Town Belt, and we had to purchase it now ? An open space at the very entrance to the City, where strangers are continually arriving and departing, is so desirable that nothing should induce the citizens to consent to cover it with buildings. To obtain these open spaces, the cities of the old countries, especially London and Paris, are taxing themselves with millions of debt. It is not likely that Dunedin is going to stand stilly and every year will make it more desirable that this grand entrance to the City should be kept open and beautified. In years to come the Triangle will probably become a kind of Trafalgar Square or Glasgow Green, and we should like to hear what reception the offer to build upon those spaces would get. It is to be regretted that in some quarters there is a tendency to utilise our reserves for other purposes than those for which they were intended. Already the Market Reserve of the Town Belt, at the head of Maclaggan street—a beautiful piece _ot ground—has gone, and- is now turned into a township. Perhaps a vigilance committee should be formed to look after these matters, as every addition to our population, and every year, make every acre of reserve more valuable.— I am, etc., T. Coull. Dunedin, May 31,

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THE TRIANGLE., Issue 7922, 1 June 1889

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THE TRIANGLE. Issue 7922, 1 June 1889

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