AKAROA TELEPHONE SYSTEM.
EIGHT TO EIGHT SERVICE
The telpphrne system in and around Akaroa has lieen exUnded very malerinllv during the last few months, nndnsthesubj-ori-hers now number over 50, the 8 a,m. to 8 p.m diiil*- Fervice was inaugurated from the 2lst A new party wire is being taken over to Stoney Buy, which will connect up six more residents and Mr Jos. Arm strong's homestead in Stoney Bay. Another pnrty wire is being prectrd in Balßueristreet, and at the north end of the town. Tbe extended time for use of the telephone w.ill be a great convenience to those connected with the Akaroa bureau. The party wire sy:«ti m certainly is a very great boon to outlying settlers, who can, by paying an extra pound a year for each party wire, be nonnected with the doctor's residence night amd d«v. Tbe Government go to a great deal of expense in -tbe erection of party wires, and it seems strange that settlers have not before made use of the liberal, concession made to bring them in touch with the centres.
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AKAROA TELEPHONE SYSTEM., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3443, 2 October 1914