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Mr 0. W. Leefce, boo. secretary of tbe Akaroa Beilway League, recently wrote to the member for Ellesmere, tbe Hon. R Heaton Bbodes regarding tbe possibility of tbe Government ex tending tbe railway from Little River to Akaroa and utilising Lake Coleridge electrical power for a line ovor tbe bills. He bas received tbe following reply.— "Replying to your letter of the 16 b instant on the subject of a railway to Akaroa and tbe possibility of utilisiop Lake Coleridge electrical supply, I desire to say that 1 have again made representations on behalf of tbe rail way to tbe Minister of Public Works You will remember that when I approached him on this matter on b former occasion there was difficulty id obtaining a surveyor, and I fear ai the present time there will be stil greater difficulty, as quite a num bei , of surveyors have volunteered

for service at '.he front Howe I shall ba pleased to do what I c : "■' '•Hβ maf,t9;' I bad hopßd to visit Akaora before 'he opening of the session,, but owing So unforeseen work I shall not be nb!t to leave Wellington until Monday and rami be back in time for the opening >f Parliament on Thursday. I enclose a newspaper paragraph about the shortage of surveyors," ENCLOSURE. SPIRIT OF SERVICE;

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AKAROA RAILWAY EXTENSION., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3468, 25 June 1915

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AKAROA RAILWAY EXTENSION. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3468, 25 June 1915

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