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A new industry, which pbould be welcomed on Banks Peninsula by all motor owDere, owners of milking plan's, motor launch owners and all users of machinery, has just been opened by Mr F. Goodwin, who has a welNeqnipped workshop in Lavaud street, next; to Ihe Hotel Metropoie.

Mr Goodwin has taken over the old garage of the Hotel Metropoie, which provides a fine roomy garage. Hia workshop is installed in the garage, and is well equipped with tbe most necessary repair machinery. He has installed a six-inch centre and six foot bed lathe, an emery wheel and drilling machine, besides having a complete garage outfit, so that he is practically able to undertake any motor or engine repairs. He has already beeD bu u y on motor repairs, with several other owners waiting to bring in tbeir motors.

Mr Goodwin perved bis apprenticechip with the famous Argyle Motors, Ltd., Scotland, and came to the Dominion a short time before war broke out. He joined the first Main N.Z Forces, and as he had given his youth to volunteering at Home the military authorities in Wellington kept bim back for drill instructor's work, After carrying out these duties be contracted rheumatic fever, and after leaving hospital his health was so impaired that be was unfit for further service, and received an honourable discharge from the forces. As he has done bis "little bit" for his country he aeks for the kind patronage of motor owners to allow him to prove that he can do his work to their satisfaction. Mr Goodwin says in his spare evenings be wi'l be pleased to coach anyone free who is going with the forces and wishes to qualify as a non commissioned officer.

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MOTOR REPAIRS AND GENERAL ENGINEERING WORKS., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3532, 31 March 1916

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MOTOR REPAIRS AND GENERAL ENGINEERING WORKS. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3532, 31 March 1916

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