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The Akaroa Mail. FRIDAY, JANUARY 28, 1916. LAKE COLERIDGE ELECTRICITY.

PehxnsuliA residents should keep the Lake Coleridge scheme well in hand, and make every effort to secure the current. It appears that if the people work hard to that end they willsecure the benefits of the schema. The* Government is not desirous of making a profit out of the sale of cur rent and power, and will meet sup pliers wherever possible, The Lake Coleridge supply is not inexhaustible, and if advantage is not taken'at once to obtain the ourrent, the opportunity may not be given later. In making their estimate of the sale of power the local bodies interested should re me racer that the amount of ourrent and power taken up in the end will far exceed tbat promised at tbe outset. Onoe people realise the convenience and benefits of electricity they always take advantage of same ; but there is always a large percentage of the population who want to see other people try it first before fchey come into the scheme. This has been the case in Akaroa, where the original piant is now far beyond the demands made upon it. Conditions on the Peninsula could not be worse than they are at present with the war on and a most disastrous drought. However, the future is to be considered when the outlook will be brighter, and it would ba very injudicious to miss our oppor tunity of obtaining Lake Coleridge through want of the necessary energy at the present time. In Akaroa itself the scheme will be welcomed, as the Akaroa plant cannot supply the power asked for now, and if residents could be sure of continual use of power, as with Lake Coleridge, they would take up a large number of kettles and other power appliances. It is the v.a•ertainty of the local Akaroa supply whioh prevents ratepayers taking more power. There is no doubt the Lake Coleridge scheme would be wall patronized all along tbe line, and if is to be hoped that every effort will be made to bring it to the Peninsula.

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The Akaroa Mail. FRIDAY, JANUARY 28, 1916. LAKE COLERIDGE ELECTRICITY., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3517, 28 January 1916

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The Akaroa Mail. FRIDAY, JANUARY 28, 1916. LAKE COLERIDGE ELECTRICITY. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3517, 28 January 1916

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