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TO THE EDITOK. Sir,—Mr Shury's letter m your issue of the 7fch met. was an " eye opener." Mr Shury certainly deserves the best thanks of this county for drawing their attention to an important public road which very few knew of before. The)map of the Wakanui district shows that a public road to the recreation reserve at the beach intersects the road now used at the corner of the plantation and skirts the gully, and, as Mr Shury points out, would be a very much better road than the one now ÜBed, as it would be free from that dangerous objectionable gully, where there have already been so many accidents. For many years adjacent landowners have illegally fenced across, grazed, and cultivated acres of the public road referred to, as part and parcel of their farms, gratis, and I think it is high time that the local public body whose duty it is to conserve and protect the people's birth-right, insisted on the removal of all fences and other obstructions from the only public road by which they may drive down to their seaside resort without risk of accident m that Nasty gully. The County Council has already shown commendable interest m the convenience of the public by erecting substantial buildings at the seaside for th- ir free use and benefit, and I trust the same gentlemen will again rise to the occasion aud move m this matter so that the good public road recently discovered by Mr Shury may be available before next summer. —I am, etc., Ratepayer. Ashburton, June 9th, 1905,

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6592, 10 June 1905

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PUBLIC ROADS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6592, 10 June 1905