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GIFT BUTTER SCHEME.

DIFFICULTY IN SHIPPING

Efforts are being made by the Mayor of Auckland to secure space for the transportation of a gift of butter to the New Zealand forces on active service. A few days ago he received a letter from Captain G R Hutchinson Army service Corps, asking bim to endeavour to arrange for a supply of butter to the forces, and go satisfy a longing that is general among tho men.

I The principal difficulty in tho mat tor i=i thai; of arranging for transportation, as fe.Y vessels wi h coo! storage tve feeding to thy ports nearest tbe Now Zf-atand base; Ac tbe reijue.ic of the M'-yoi, Me-W:*. Heathpr, Robertson, and Company, the !• cal agents of the Tysec line, have cornmunicited with th'*ir principals. Tho hitter tele, t-niphod yesterday tbat they had re - i co -neudud the Overseas Shipowners'|

Committee to allot space for five tons of gift butter in a steamer sailing in a few days. Definite advice in regard to tbe matter will be given'shortly.

The proposal has been communicated to the minister of Defence. He celeginph-d to tbe Mayor that when ever cool storage (-pace has bean avail able butter has been sent by the trans ports, but the space is very limited* Mr-Allen added that he would ask the commandant to advise the Mayor whether space would be available in aoy c.f the early transports.

Mr Gunson has asked the Minister whether the Government proposes to forward supplies of butter to the troops. He staged that if tbe Govern tuent does not intend to do so, he had no doubt that ever factory would gladly contribute a few boxes, rapre seoiing in aggregate a considerable quantity. The greatest difficulty would be to arrange for the shipment, but even this might be overcome,

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GIFT BUTTER SCHEME., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3531, 28 March 1916

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GIFT BUTTER SCHEME. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3531, 28 March 1916

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