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NEW STEAMER SERVICE. A SUGGESTED. IMPROVEMENT. (Per Press Association —Copyright.) WELLINGTON. February 12. In connection witli the discussion, going- on regarding the Island fruit trade, the Union Company has written to the Chamber of Commerce explaining the new itinerary of its steamers,, claiming Ilia I the arrangement will place Wellington in direct monthly communication with Fiji, Navigator, and Friendly groups of Islands. The Chamber has replied, suggestingthat it would best meet the requirements of all parts of the Dominion if Wellington was made the first-port of call. By this means, the South Island would obtain long-neglected recognition, and the Christchurch and Dunedin markets would receive shipments of perishable fruits in 1 about seven. days, as against an average of 11 days now.

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ISLAND FRUIT TRADE., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8792, 12 February 1914

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ISLAND FRUIT TRADE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8792, 12 February 1914

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