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To the Editor,

Sir,—l am pleased to see in your issue of March 31st, which reached me to-day, a letter from Mr Armstrong, re the above and my remarks at the last County Council meeting. You know Sir from the beginning I have been doing all in my power to ascertain the requirements of the various hays and Akaroa. The Mayor has repeated my words published in a letter to you many months ago, that we should all work together to bring this ever-ready power to the Peninsula. In my opinion it is not the County Council's work to canvass each district, the residents of each should be interested enough to find out their requirements. This information from the outside bays, I am pleased to be able to say is before the Council, but what information have they before them from Akaroa, none whatever, and why is it that the County township is last instead of first ? We have read month after month of the inconveniences the ratepayers have had to put up with, and I would ask, what steps has the Borough Council taken to remedy the trouble and bring the lake current along*, as I said above, none. Now Sir, if a person or persons cannot do a thing themselves and wil not help others to do so, I think its rather like the dog in the manger. You have a very fine little plant installed, which I have always been much interested in, but the demands upon it much exceed its output, therefore I would think if the Borough Council cannot supply the demands with the present plant they| should certainly be the chief movers in finding some other means of doing so. Some months ago after a meeting in Akaroa it appeared in the "Mail" that all unanimously agreed to do their best to bring the lake

power along, but to the best of my knowledge they haven't done a tap. Now Sir, I sincerely trust the Councillors will not consider I have said too much, but I hope they will wake up and let the Council know • before its next meeting (that which I am truly sick of asking for) namely the requirements of Akaroa and its watershed, over and above that which can be supplied in a satisfactory way by the present plant. If this information is not forthcoming, I shall feel obliged on my return to the Peninsula to do as requested by some of your residents, come and canvass the town myself. Mr Armstrong says I deserve the thanks of | all concerned. Well, Sir, I would much prefer to see the thanks in peoples interested help. No one on the Peninsula knows the conveniences and comforts of electricity in their homes more than I do, and for us all to have such comforts in our much scattered districts, we must all join hands and work as your Mayor says to attain that end.—l am, yours, etc. A. GOODWIN, 10/4/1916. Waipukurau.

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LAKE COLERIDGE FOR AKAROA., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3537, 18 April 1916

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LAKE COLERIDGE FOR AKAROA. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3537, 18 April 1916

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