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GERMANS AND WIRELESS.

PRIME MINISTER'S WARNING

In the course of his speech at Pukekohe last evening the Prime Minister said there was a good deal of uneasiness in regard to the presence of Germans in NV.v Zealand, and also on the subject of wireless installations. In regard to the latter he pointed out that no private wireless plant could send out any messages without them being picked up by the Government stations. They might receivo messages, but these could not be made uso of unless they were posted beyond the Dominion, and this was guarded against by the strict censorship that had been established. As to Germans in New Zealand, some of them were satisfied to live and die under tho Union Jack, but a large proportion were symn.ithisers with their countrymen. These people required watching, and they were b;:ing wuched. There were probably 10,000 German subjects in New Zealand, and if any of these or a. member of any other nation was discovered giving information to the ennny which might lie used to our detriment," he would be handed over to the Military Court. If he were found guilty the punishment would be in a<:< "i'<!;iue with the offence, and he did not need to tell them what that meant.

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GERMANS AND WIRELESS., Issue 15648, 12 November 1914

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GERMANS AND WIRELESS. Issue 15648, 12 November 1914

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