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SITE FOR FACTORY CHOSEN. A general meeting of 'shareholders »{ the newly forrred Akaroa Co opertive Bmter Fac'ory Company, Ltd., was held at (he secretary's office on Friday, April 24th, when there was a good attendance of shareholders, Mr \. J. Turner (chairman of director?) pre-kling. Tha question of a suitable site for bo new butter factory was gone into, and several offers of sites received. After a full discussion, that of Mrs Ojftiina Jesion, at the cornet of Jolie <nd Balguerie street", was accepted This property contains an area of 1 rood 15 perches, and has upon it the large building used as a boarding bouse. It 19 intended to utilise the present building aa a manager's house, etc.

The site is considered a most suitable one, as it gives access to the sea beacb, and is close to Daly's wharf, As the new company will receive cream from many tmy.s suppliers and ran a launch to gathei it and land it at Daly's wharf, it wa3 necessary to ebooe a site close to the wharf. The secretary (Mr G. W. Thomas) sported that npplieations for 872 hares bad been received, and the number of cows to bo rniiked for the new factory 385. Another supplier who intended supplying could not guarantee what number of cows he would milk, hut it was considered tbe number, of cows to be .milked for the factory would easily exceed the 400 cows required for the opening of tbe j factory. Tbe Government Agricultural Department forwarded a sketch plan of a butter factory, and promised to send particulars of the necessary plans of a plant tbafc would deal with tbe cream from 1200 cows, As soon as this information is received the obtaining of the new plant and the erection of the new factory will be gone on with. Since tbe meeting tbe secretary has received applications for about fifty more shared.

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AKAROA BUTTER COMPANY., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4391, 28 April 1914

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AKAROA BUTTER COMPANY. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4391, 28 April 1914

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