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HOW THE STRIKE EFFECTS BANKS PENINSULA.

FOOD SUPPLIES PER BAIL

The iffect of the strike has been felt on Banks Peninsula, and the local storekeepers are having their supplies brought by rail to Little Uiver and carted over the hill. The extra cost in transit hna resulted in an alu round rise in prices, although the advance ig not appreciably higher than ordinarily. Short supply in Christcburch will, however, result, in a sharp rise in all fjod stuffs. Sugar is j short owing to the short supply in Christ- ] church, and has risen to 133 6d per sGlb bog,, and the grooer3 are restricting the sale to ai few pound 3. The Akaroa baker has enough flour to last until Monday, but since enquiries supplies have been carted over the hill frem Little River. ACCUMULATING DAIRY PBODUCJT

'J he Peninsula cheese factories ate accumulating large cheese stock?, aa they sro unable to get their cheere away by the Home beats. The Pigeon Bay factory's cheese which was sent to Lyttelton hae been returned to Pigeon Bay and stored there in the meantime. ;

The Gerrnrn Bay faotory, shipped 130 cra'es of cheese on the cutter Dfveron which left the harbour for Lyttelton yester--day af ernoon. All the other cheese factories have accumulated stocks, which will depre. ciafca very mpidly, and unless the strike is over in a week or so they will be heavy losers.

BUILDERS IDLE,

The contractor for the new Akaroa Boating Club's sheds hae had to stop work on the new building, owing to his timber not arriving from LytteUon, The contractor for the new school, Mr White, has fortunately a fair supply cf timber on hand, and he is abe to proceed with the framework in preparation for the tiled roof.

ENROLMENT OF SPECIAL CONSTABLES

AND FREE LABOURERS,

Tha enrolment of special constables for service in Cbristcburch .and Lyttelton has been aoing en steadily the last few days round the watershed of the and in Pigeon Bay siiiy men have enrolled. There are none in Le Bon's available, as the dairy and the etriks leaders in Wellington industry requires everbody, and in Okain'a there have been no offers of service. A good number of men are being enrolled in Little Rivsr, Kaituna, Gebbie's Valley and Tui Tapu.

There are also upwards of twenty offering as free labourers in and around Akaroa, If necessity arises the number of both special oonstablea and free labourers will be amplified considerably.

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HOW THE STRIKE EFFECTS BANKS PENINSULA., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4348, 7 November 1913

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HOW THE STRIKE EFFECTS BANKS PENINSULA. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4348, 7 November 1913

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