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TO THE KDITOK. sir.— There is another aspect of lh« onestion re; the, purchase- o£ Wakari site whieh has been overlooked. The determined stand made by tho residents of Wakari when they .succeeded in preventing the- purchase- threo years .ago has saved the ratepayers £3,009." If this projierty has been in the market ever since, ami can be purchased now for £3,000 Jew than tho price- originally ask<-d (as stated by Mr Walker, who is anxious to study the ratepayers' interests], would it not be wiao to delay the purchase for another three years, .and probably get tho property at itfi actual value ? Were you serious, or wnf. it sarcasm op vour part, when vuu mentioned the possibility of tho bu'ldinca being used as a sanatorium for disabled British officers j In snitc of the. fact that the building is a wooden structure, which was erected by the late Mr Hepburn as a dwelling houas 50 years a;;o, it : s. to quote I>r Gordon M-a-ecloriald, " valueless for liospital orevea administrative- purposes," Is it necessary to purchase another site at a cost of over £2OO an a«o when, according to your locaj of December 21, the honorary medical staff expressed unanimously their preference for the board's property at Pine Hill, evon without the. additional acreage?—l am, etc., Ratepayee. January o.

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THE SECONDARY HOSPITAL., Issue 15694, 7 January 1915

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THE SECONDARY HOSPITAL. Issue 15694, 7 January 1915

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