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[To the Editor.] Dear Sir, —I visited your beautiful seaside resort some twenty years ago for the first time, and have taken a keen interest in the resort, having' revisited it on seven occasions during that period, having proved its beneficial effects on the run-down citizens of the large centres. . Your magnificent and safe harbour gives every facility for boating and fishing : the fine and energetic walks in all directions, the drives to the bays on the Summit road, and its motor launch trips to the heads and outside leaving nothing more to be desired. With your permission, sir, I would like, after thus dealing with the pleasure side of the picture, to {suggest that, in my opinion, there is a commercial side which should not be lost sight of. In the first place, might not greater facilities be given for large industries to acquire sites for factories by the large prohibitive prices Cor these sites being. reduced. I believe it is intended to acquire electric power from Lake Coleridge, I take it Ibis would mean as many users for that power us you e.ould gei The establishment ol* freezing works. '- a jam factory, and a woollen mills

Don'l lot oatarrb clog your mind, Get a ' bottlo o( Kfasol and a Nasol Inhaler, and tho oatißO of trouble will bo quickly and easily removed, Believes sufferers from Sore Throat and Bronchitis.

would mean a much larger population necessitating a greater number of re-1 tail businesses. Instead of as at pre-1 sent a very large number of the re-j quirements of the town could be got i direct from England by the vessels! which would call at your port for fres&i} meat, woollens and other produce (chese, butter, etc.,) You have one of the best harbours in New Zealand, practically running to waste,' while all around you are the raw products which have to' be sent by rail to the various factories in Canterbury and railed again to the polls for ship ment,, all adding to the expense. In making these suggestions I will probably he accused of wanting to spoil the sanctity iof the resort, but if I thought it would, I would be the last to suggest anything of the kind. The fact of the electrical machines being used would do away with the smoke nuisance (one of the worst in connection with factories as a rule) and your system of drainage would be another factor in minimising danger from that source.

I think your motor car sevvice from Little River a great Improvement on the coach service, but to improve it mora would suggest a motor launch service in connection with it, to connect at Duvauchelle's Bay wharf This 'would make the latter pari of journey very enjoyable, and would save considerable expense in the wear and tear on motor ears over the last two hills into Akaroa, Thanking - you in anticipation, I remain, etc.,


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IMPRESSIONS OF AKAROA., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3529, 21 March 1916

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IMPRESSIONS OF AKAROA. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3529, 21 March 1916

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