— ♦ nN ATTRACTIVE WATERING PLACE. The inbabi'aifcs of Timaru bave made for themselves a watering place wbioh id likely to become one of the moat attrac:ive iD tho South Island, and even now it attracts many thous *-nds of tourists in tbe course of a year. Timaru is essentially suitable for a watering place. There is the open ocean with its never ending upp'y of cuoliug bretze?, whioh is the afset in the warm summer -.ea.hor, and to enjoy this to the full the residents have an ideal waterside rendezvous in Caroline Bay. The bay was practically dug out of the clay bunks which Brand at ohe back. The beacti was originally all shingle, but tbe erection of tbe breakwater and tbe harbour protection has had the effect of creating a beautiful sandy beach safe for bathing and quite firm. The bay is lined with bathing houses, tea kiosk-.-, band rotunda, tennis courts, awiDgs, air flights, etc All these latter attractions bave been given by the tradespeople of Timaru. The g miens in the bay, with the handsome tockeries and approaches are beuucifully cared for. All these have bnen created by means of working bets organised by the Caroline Association. This Association deserves (he greatest credit for the ex-' cellent work it has accomplished, and it has not only made very pleasant surroundings for the townspeople of Timaru in the warm summer, but a spot which has proved attractive to
the many visitors who come from all parts of"New Zealand. Akaroa residents should take a leaf out of Timaru's book in the way of making its town attractive tor its townspeople and their visitors.
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PROGRESSIVE TIMARU, Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3443, 2 October 1914