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LOCAL BODY ELECTIONS.

X API Eli MAYORALTY. MR. H. HILL A CANDIDATE. Mr. Henry Hill, who has occupied the Mayoral office for the past term, was waited upon by a representative and influential deputation with a requisition to allow his nomination for a further term. Mr. J. Clark Thomson, as spokesman, read the following requisition : "The undersigned hope you will allow yourself to be nominated for the Mayoralty of Napier for a furthct term. They recognise the good work that has been done during your term of office now expiring, and. believe that the majority of citizens feel with them that, it is to the interest of the town that you should continue in office. We beg you to give our request your favourable consideration, arid assure you of our support for your candidature. /-The requisition was signed by 28 citizens." Mr. Thomson said a large number of citizens recognised the good work' done during the past two years and i felt that His Worship should remain ; in office. The criticism of the cili-j zens represented by the deputation! would always be favourable in re-, spect, to the past, for his manap<-; inent and control has given Mr Iliii'sj supporters pleasure. They hoped he > would stand again and were certain j he would be returned by a thumping: majority. Mr. Hill said he deeply appreciated the remarks in reference to the; requisition made. When such a, body of gentlemen whom he had! known so long and been associated, with in many matters came along j with such a request ho felt he must.; at once do his duty and accede. • Should he be returned he would f. \ the same kind of attention as in the past two years to the duties of his , Office. Because of the war there h;m ; been no machinery for public works,: but the Council had been thrown-.j its own resources during a period J which lie would look back upon as , the best in the history of the Ber-1 ough. He had had the earnest co-: operation of the Council and thriv»; I things to his mind stood out: —ti>I The superannuation scheme for bor-; [ough workmen; (2) the acquisition ■of the Prison Reserve : (.'?) the estab-, ! liniment of conferences in regard t.'v tlie Waikaremoana hydro-electric scheme. 1

There hail been good work (lone, and if elected he would give his heart and soul to the furtherance < f the welfare of tlie city which he loved. He would work in the same good spirit, to make 'his _ citv tli - most beautiful and flourishing in the North Island. With such a backing as the deputation rrpiesinted he hoped he would be successful. (Applause). Mr. Hill's nominators were Messrs .1. C. Thomson. W. Dinwiddie, U. W. Venables, 1). Miller. S. Wood, ami W. Hannah. Mr. J Till hn:s also consented to stand for re-election to tie- !1.8. Hospital and Charitable Aid Board.

M v . J. V. Brown M.P., as previously stated, will also stand for tlv M ayoralty. - , , ' Councillor Sam "Wood has been nominated by Messrs F. A\ illiain- 4 , ami .T. P. Williamson (same lioniin-j ators as in 1017). I Councillors W. E. Hill. It. C'. , Wrhrht, E. S. Mill van ah. W. Harvey 11. W. Thompson. It. C. Rimeinian, a itj o Messrs C. W. V enables, Arthur Williams, anil J. C. Thomson, are probable Council ciuididatos, _ < The Labour ticki-'t is comprised of, .Messrs ,T. Harris, J. Sinclair, 1). G.j E. (.Joldie and M rs. 11. baho d for the Council, and Mr, 1 II i •; and Mrs. IT. Hal combe for l'n IIo 1 - : pitnl Board. HASTINGS NOMINATIONS, Following nominations wore received to-day : - Frederick Cook. Nominated by John Colihiije, J. 11. Colebourne ami John Macdonald. William Ilart.—F. L. Bone and J. A. i'otlian. This makes four candidates - Messrs 11. Lan Simson, G. Ebbett. F. Cook and W. Hart. COUNCIL. Maurice Hoche.— John Macdonaln and G. A. Luttrell. Win. White -J. Phillips, E. A. Wostennan and A. Muriey. ]). E. Davis. —T. 11. Gill and I). Banks.

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LOCAL BODY ELECTIONS., Hastings Standard, Volume IX, Issue 105, 17 April 1919

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