NORTH CANTERBURY FREEZING COMPANY.
MEETING OF DIKECTOES.
At a recent meeting ef Directs of the Iforth Canterbury Sh.epfarmers' Freezing Company tenders were accepted for the supply and erection of machinery for the new works at Kaiapoi The machinery equipment;, which included a Haslani plant and complete electrical installation, tegether with plant fellmonery and manure departments, will be thoroughly up'to'date The various contracts, which total over £18,000, have been secured by the following firms:— Messrs Anderson Ltd , W Chamber and Sons Ltd,, National Electrical and Engineering Co,, Ltd., W Cable and' Co., and J, J. Niven and (Jo, Ltd,
Messrs Lawrence Birks and Gibson attended the meeting on behalf of tbe Public Works Department, and supplied information in regard to tbe amount of power required and the cost of a continuous supply of our* lent.
The chairman, (Mr G. D Greenwood) in tbanki'g Messrs Birks and Gibson for tbeir attendance stated tbat the question of utilising the power from Lake Coleridge was one which had considerable interest for the shareholders, and be had no doubt a con tracfcould be arranged which would prove satisfactory on the grounds of economy and continuity of supply
Arrangements were made for securing so me thirty six sores of land at Kaiap-'i as a site for the main works. The land extends from the railway station to the river. It was stated that in the opinion of exparts. tbe position is considered one of the finest in the Dominion for the purpose, as besides possess ing the neosssary water supply and facilities for drainage, the location lends itself to the undoubted future development of the river trade, besides being the rail route from North Canterbury to the main port of ship ment, and only a few hours journey for stock railed from Culverden and Cheviot in the North and Oxford and Springfield in the west.
The chairman stated tbat a progress report would be issued to shareholders shortly, and in the meantime the company 'contin. ued to reoeive good support from farmers as was evidenced by the faot that over £60,000 worth of shares had been subscribed to dat«, and the company possessed over 470 share* holders. A meeting of the Board would be held en October 20th, to deal finally with the plans for tbe works and to consider matters in connection wiih calling for tendon for the erection cf the building--,
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NORTH CANTERBURY FREEZING COMPANY., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3497, 19 October 1915