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The delay caused by the strike in Obtaining the timber for the new Akaroa school will pub back the building oonsidarably. Had the tim bar come to han'l aH the proper time, the roof would have been put on at once. As it ia, the lato heavy rains V, have wot the building thoroughly, and it takes a long time for the brickwork to dry. Speaking to one of the builders yes &era»y, we were told that the building ooutd not be finished till after Chustmasr and that it was very doubtful Whither the children could go into (be nejf-echool after the Cfajristmaa holirltiys. Our informant thought that the brickwork and plaster would be hardly dry enough before that date. As to the grounds, the mud about the building is very plentiful, and a great deal more asphalting is required. Only 40 yards of asphalt is down in the contract, and the playgrounds will bo found vary wet and muddy, A great deal of storm water comes down from the hill at the back, and tbe grounds want a lot of tidying up and improvement before they will be suitable as playgrounds for the children.

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AKAROA SCHOOL, Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4353, 2 December 1913

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AKAROA SCHOOL Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4353, 2 December 1913

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