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ALTERATIONS TO WALLACE SEAT.

NOW BIGGEST ELECTORATE IN NEW ZEALAND. i I

! “\s a result of the recent changes recommended by. the Electoral Boundaries Commission, Wad ace has be come the biggest electorate in Zealand and now has the bi nn e9a auota of votes in the South Island, ' said the Leader of the Opposition (the Hon. Adam Hamilton) during an address to electors at Dipton on Saturday night. The electorate now took in*a portion of Central Otage and extended up the West Coast for ii j tauce to meet the Westland electorate A portion of the original Av allacc electorate has been included in, Awarua, including Riverton, the former headquarters. “I have heard it said that there was d sign in making Wallace wore (difficult for me as Leader Dt tIK

Opposition to retain,” said Air Hamilton, ‘‘but I tlii 11 K 'not. I think the licensing Question, was realty responsible for the, extensive alterations

made. 1 ” “It Is unfortunate that the. change. disturbs the boundaries of the Wal-, face electorate and county, which have existed for a very dong time,” ho said. “Riverton has gone into Awarua and new headquarters of Wallace will have to be fixed. The Chief Returning Officer expects to visit the electorate this month and make in- 1 quirics for the most central location; Otautau, Lumsden and Queenstown have been suggested as likely places, and no doubt the choicct Will be between these threw”

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ALTERATIONS TO WALLACE SEAT., Lake Wakatip Mail, Issue 4347, 11 January 1938

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ALTERATIONS TO WALLACE SEAT. Lake Wakatip Mail, Issue 4347, 11 January 1938

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