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DISPUTE OF A FENCE.

H. A. Nutt, of Gebbie's Valley farmer, claimed 10 per cent, and half the cost of a fence between his property and that of John, Manson, for whom Mr Williams appeared. He claimed £7 4s. He estimated the fence \\fas worth, 17/6 per chain. . I

H. A. Nutt in evidence said Manson had promised to repair the fence and to transfer the section to witness when he left."

To Mr Williams : Manson had not repaired the fence though he. had-requested him to do so. He admitted that Manson had agreed to transfer the section to him and' keep the fence in repair. He had not been to the Railway Department to try and get the lease.

To the Magistrate: He had asked Manson to pay his portion to the fence.

John Manson, farmer at Motukarara, said he had occupied the railway reserve next to Mr Nutt for 12 years. He saw Mr Nutt and to keep the fence in repair and he had done so. It had not cost him much to repair the fence. Nutt had not applied to him for his share of the fence. He fenced off part of the road and Nutt had used the land.

The Magistrate said it was too late for plaintiff to claim. Evidently plaintiff had brought the action because defendant had not handed over the lease to plaintiff. He would giye judgment for defendant with costs.

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DISPUTE OF A FENCE., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXXV, Issue 3536, 14 April 1916

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DISPUTE OF A FENCE. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXXV, Issue 3536, 14 April 1916

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