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MR RICHARDSON'S POLICY ATTACKED. [From Oub Own Correspondent.] NASEBY. September 7. The Mount Ida Chronicle' thus animadverts on the conduct of the Minister of Lands in refusing to throw open the land for which many monied settlers have for years been watting:—"lt will be seen from cur telegrams in this issue that, in reply to a question by the member fjr the district, the Hon. G. F. Richardson (the Minister of Lands) has decided not to cancel an area of 5,000 acres for the purpose of settlement from the Maniototo Run (Mr Pogson's), The request was a very reasonableone to make, seeing that there is such a demand for land at the present time in this district, and that the other week no less than 186 applications were lodged to acquire a few sections aggregating less than 1,000 acres. Let it then be known far and wide that the Hon. G. F. Richardson, holding theportfohoof Ministerof Lands intheCabinet of New Zealand, has not the interests of settlement at heart, and that, so far as this district is concerned, he has proved himself to be an obstruction and a stumbling block in the way of true and legitimate settlement. He has, in fact, intimated to intending settlers here that they must wait for eighteen months before any land will be opened. This is settling the country with a vengeance."

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LAND ADMINISTRATION., Evening Star, Issue 8006, 7 September 1889

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LAND ADMINISTRATION. Evening Star, Issue 8006, 7 September 1889