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LAST WEEK'S ELECTIONS

I DUNEDIN CENTRAL. i The recount will begin before Mr WidIdowfion, S.M., in the Arbitration Court j room, La,w Court* Building, on Tuesday, | at 9 a.ru. i i HAWKE'S BAY. | Dr M'Nab received an ovation from Jus 1 supporters on arrival at Hastings from Wellington laet evening. Crowds of his j admirers took the horses from his carriage, which was awaiting him, and, amid great chcenng, the vehicle in which ha i was eeated was pulled trirouyh. the town. Trom the balcony of his old committee rooms he delivered a tactful and generous speech. He stated that he could not say whether thviv would be another election o« not, but, he felt confident that when Parliament met the leaders would be able tc evolve, a condition of things that would enable the business of the country to b< carried <;ii. He empnasised the statement tii.'it the Administration could not be coniinccd by any party that had not the conhdence <>i the country. The returning officer is stall busy with. the r.il. apparently satisfying himself that t-verythn.g is in order. He state* that he has lo make his official declaration on .Saturday. THE NORTHERN MAORI REPRESENTATIVE. An interesting deopatcb has been received from the Xawakawa correspondent of ti-.a Aii'.riiand 'Herald' with reference to the attitude of Mr Tan Henaie, the [lohtical reprwi .illative of the Northern Maori elecK.rat:;, i.onceniing whom there are many iitM'.iines. During the last lew days Mr Hc';,«ii-n has received a great number of ltttcrs *uid telegr«.m.i from B.ail in promt' in-nv piares, but bo liaa declined Vi make ar.v dethr.w armovmceraenT. several I'aiana chiefs assert that they supported him because they believed he would support Sir Joseph Ward, and they now demand that he should declare himself within a v.oek. Other influential Natives have telegraphed to him suggesting a conference of civht tribal representatives to decide what party he wiil support, but ha only replied : " Call to your mind the saying of our anoestoid, Mf tht> karaka berry I* eaten too soon it makes one drunk.'" Several Whangarei gentlemen telegraphed to Mr Henare asking whether he supiK>rtod Mr Massev or Sir J. U. Ward, but he. replied with all courtesy that he would allow them two guesses. A movement is on foot to pre.ient a petition against the election of Mr Hanaro on the ground that at several piaces there were no European returning officers, and that at one placfl ( tho booth waa not even open. 'i.he 'Herald's' correspondent remarks that yesterday Mr Henare was deluged with correspondence, and that hearing a rumor that the Opposition organiser was in the district he left on a visit to the bu6h in the backblocks. In the course of an interview with the correspondent, Mf Hon are said that he was not pledged to either party, but his general inclination was to 6apport the Maeeey Government on a want-of-confidenoe motion. He would not be a party man. He would represent northern Maoris, many of whom were on either side. He was not a plaything to be found in Mr Massey's pocket or Sir J. (>. Ward's pocket, and he was not a dog to respond to the crack o£ the party whip. OFFICIAL RESULTS. Wairau.—M'Galium (0.), 3,517; Duncan IM.), 3,148; Turner (I.), 25; informal, 109. Oamaru.—Lee (M.), 3,408; Macpherson (0.), 3,070; informal, 99. Mr David M'Laren has lodged an application for a magisterial recount of the votes polled for Wellington East.

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LAST WEEK'S ELECTIONS, Evening Star, Issue 15679, 18 December 1914

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LAST WEEK'S ELECTIONS Evening Star, Issue 15679, 18 December 1914

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