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GOVERNMENT'S OFFER TO TIMARU.

A few issues ago we printed an offec by the Government snowiDg the terms in which they were prepared to metal electricity in a borough This offer was made to the Timaru Borough and stated that the Govern ment were prepared to carry the high tension wires to the Borough bound ary, put in the primary transforming station and apparatus, supply the energy at the Borough distributing etation, either in the present powei house or elsewhere The Borough

hud to undertake the installation o auy regaining apparatus that migh Ihs required We published th-i lig t ■■{ fihitrge-j fo>-en-lent. Tbtt Bormigu tine! also ?o undertake to reticular !,La who'e of the Borough area as required within (i period of five year*, aod to supply consumers at- retail rates not exceeding Gd nett for light and 8d net* for power, cooking and beating, j provided that electric irons and liffcs I may be charged at the lighting rateg, j aDd in all oases a minimum charge not exceeding 2g 6d per month per kw. or part of a kw. cf maximum de mand may be required of each service. Under these offers the Department would erect a single transmission line until the maximum load within the Borough reaches 50 kw., when provision would be made for the erection of a second transmission line. LINE TO LITTLE RIVER. The residents of the Wairewa County from Halswell to Little Bivor aro veiy keen to see the iine extended lo Little River at least, and the reeident3 all along the line are willing to connect up. while in Liftle Hirer ( there is a big demand for power. Tho whole thing is simply a matter of cost, and until Mr Birks is consulted nothing definite ct<n he done. Mr J. 0. Coop, a member of the Wairewa Coanty Council, informs ub that he believes the scheme will get good support all the way to Little River provided, of course, the cost of current is not too dear. A great many shearing sheds and dairies will be connected, besides extensive house lighting and fittings. The nsw oheese factory at Little River will also absorb a great deal of power. Mr Coop thinks that if the lines aro taken as far as Afcaroa that in the Wai rewa County there will be a great deal of support, and if the Akaroa County Council and Akaroa Borough ratepayers also cup port the I ke Coleridge system there should be no difficulty in getting the Goverament to put the line through. The shortest way to bring the wire to the Peninsula would be to tap it at Hornby. The Tai Tapu Company's I'neoomes 1C miles from Christchurch and Iβ vow at Mr R. Morten's, near Gebbie's Valley. The Wairewa County delegates will meet Mr Birks with other Peninsula delegates. / VISIT OF ME. BIBKS. Mr T. Lewitt, chairman of the Eleotrio Light Committee of tho Akaroa Borough Council, reoeived word that Mr Birks would probably visit the Peninsula on July 7th. Mr Birke is at present in Timaru, and has to pay a visit to the North Island before vißiting <ha Peninsula.

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GOVERNMENT'S OFFER TO TIMARU., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3468, 25 June 1915

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GOVERNMENT'S OFFER TO TIMARU. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3468, 25 June 1915

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