TAKEN OVER BY DEPARTMENT
The Hon. R. H. Rhodes, Minister
in charge of Tourist Resorts, informed
a reporter on Friday that arrange* ments had been made for the control of tbe Tongariro National Park to be placed under the Tourist Department, and it was intended to develop this national asset; somewhat on the lines of the Fiordland National Park. Tbe details were now engaging his atten-
tion, ancl the necessary legislation to
give effect to this decision was in the course of preparation. The park, which bad been presented to tbe Do-
minion through the generosity of tbe
Maori chief, Te Heu Heu, of Taupo, was of huge extent, and contained tbe volcanoes of Ruapehu, Tongariro, and Ngauruhoe, and was within easy react of the Main Trunk railway When the necessary funds were placed at bis disposal he hoped to have tbe district further developed, tracks cut, and huts erected, and generally to make tbe park available for the use of tbe people of New Zealand. Very little had been done in past years to open up tbe Tongariro National Park, and he intended when he had the necessary legislative authority and.funds to see that it was developed as quickly as possible. 1
Hitherto the park bad been under the control of a Board which was pro-
vidpri wil' hi iii visx t■ \ . M't,' i f! m a Oin< q 'H'l.cp i; v.■ ■ :« i '■<■ v .co mi' -h "'"-y ii tt!e in tbe \v>iy of di-vetopuient 8 improvement. - "Dominion."
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Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4373, 20 February 1914
TONGARIRO PARK. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4373, 20 February 1914
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