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The members of the South Rakaia Road Board met at Rakaia on Wednesday, 7th January. Present Messrs. C. N. Mackie, John Lambio, and Neil M'Lean. NEW MEMBERS. .A letter was read from Mr. A. Makeig, returning officer at the late elections, testifying that Messrs. John Lambie and D. G. Holmes had been duly elected to the vacant seats at the Board. CHAIRMAN. Mr. N. W. Mackie was unanimously re-elected Chairman. BUSHY PARK ROAD. A letter was read from Mr. Copeland, offering the Board so much of his land as was necessary for tho work for Ll 5 per acre ; and Mr. W. A. Brown wrote, asking L2O per acre for any of his land that might be required. Tho Chairman informed tho Board he had replied to Mr. Brown that the Board could not sec its way to give more than LlO per acre for the land in question. The action of the Chairman was approved of. dobbin’s eord. Mr. Lambie reported that ho had examined the locality, and recommended that nothing be done till the river has returned to its original channel. Agreed to. GRAVEL PITS. 'Mr. M £ Lcan drew the attention of the Surveyor to tho unprotected state of the gravel pits on the Acton Road, a man having nearly ridden into one of them. DISTRICT MAP. Mr. B. 0. Latter wrote, asking whether tho Board could let him have a copy of the map of the district. It was resolved to let him have a copy. TENDER. A tender by Mr. L. Maugham for the formation of eighty-three chairs of Upper Chcrtsey Road, at 7s. Cd. per chain, was accepted. The Board then adjourned.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 45, 8 January 1880

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SOUTH RAKAIA ROAD BOARD. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 45, 8 January 1880