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We have again tetui ned to our cus tomary dullness a f ter the excitement ot the election, which was however cdnicil out in a good spiiit on both sides, \\ ltliout leaving any animosity behind. For the Western Distiict Maoii election, for the first time, a poll was taken at Otoiohanga in the King country. There was little 01 no excitement theie, all the eleetois but two polling for Wetcie Te Reienga. Everything passed of veiy quietly, the natives after a feed piovided by Taonui .111 d Mr Tlnmas Turner letiuing to their settlement soon after fom o'clock in the afternoon. An accidentliashapiKiied to a nativ eboy named Roie lliki attending t!ie Public School here, while wiestlmg with another lad he was tin own and his aim bioken A large number of pigs have come down fiom up countiy these last few days, but thcie docs not aj^pear mucn demand for them, and ilie natives ate complaining gieatly at the low pi ices obtained. A public meeting was held 111 the Public Hall last ni^lit for the puipo-e of calling the attention of the Govern ment through our new member, MrLaKe, to the wants of the disti ict. Mi T. Finch, chairman of the town boaid, was called tt r > the chair. Mi Finch on using lemaiked that Alexandia had hithei to been lookoil upon by the Government and theii mem bers as quite an linlcpoiiilant ili^tuct, that wanted nothing and j^Li'd foi noth ing hence nothing had been got. lie, how ever, and many othus heie weie quite of a difteicnt opinion, and thought such ideas should be put an end too, hence their meeting togethei that night. In tin. first place, the W'.upa budge was a disgrace to the district and danguiously unsafe. Theii member should nil the attention of the Government to it at once and net it upaiied ; at any moment it was liable to go away down the nvei carrying destiuction to tlia two expensive bridges below at J'e Jtoie and \Vhatawhata. Tlic hist thing tint should be brtfught befot c the Government should be the endowments belonging to the township, which at the present time could not bo utilized, so ciusiug a meat loss to the district and ictarding its advancement. Thirdly. — The necessity of extending formation of the road beyond the Whatiwhatihoe budge to Hikuiangi so as to join the lvawhia road, the said load having been pioclaimed a Maoii road, which at piesent is almost impassable beyond that biidge. Mr Aubin proposed and Mr Sinden seconded, " That a com mittee be formed, to diaw up a petition to the Government icspectfully asking them to take into their senous consideration of at once taking over and peiiciming the veiy necessary woiks as indicated by the chaiiinan. — Cariied unanimously. — The meeting then appointed the following committee to diaw up the petition, vi/., Messis J. I). Hill, John Aubin, J. Miles, M Assmuss, A. Smith and T. Finch. — With a vote of thanks to the chairman the meeting concluded. There were some ratepayers ptesent.

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Waikato Times, Waikato Times, Volume XXIII, Issue 1882, 29 July 1884

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ALEXANDRA. Waikato Times, Volume XXIII, Issue 1882, 29 July 1884