The Akaroa Mail. FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 1916.
The locality known as German Bay, in the Akeroa-Wainui Road District, Is, the "Gazette" states, to be known in future as Takamatua, the proclamation to take effect after Nov. Ist, 1916.
The arrival of holiday makers in Akaroa for the Easter holidays is well up to the usual holiday figures, and between fifty and a hundred arrived by motor car yesterday. The bookings are heavy for to-day and it is expected there will be a large numker making the trip. The beautiful weather should attract tourists.
At tke last meeting of the Wairewa County Council we reported Mr J. C. C. Gebbie as aaying "he dW not think the Hospital and Charitable Aid Board should erect buildings which would last 100 years that this generation should pay for and that the annual levy should have be«n redu«ed." What he did say was that he thought it was not fair for the Board to erect buildings out of rates from local bodies and this money ought to be teken out of capital moneys. The Board should borrow money for that purpose. This generation wae paying for buildings that *tfee next generation would hove free pee of.
The Mayoress acknowledges receipt of the following amounts for the Red Cross Branch:—Mrs J. W. Hayward 6/-, Iftiss Mary Wilkins 1/-.
Owing to the withdrawal of the eteamer John Anderson from the Port Levy—Lyttelton running, several residents of Port Levy recently com pieted the purchase of the launch Toi Toi, built some time back by Mr G. Whelch, of Akaroa. The vessel, which is fitted with a three-cylinder engine of 18 h.p., left Akaroa on Tuesday night, and cut out the_ journey to Lyttelton in, four and three-quarter hours. The Toi Toi is 38ft long, with a beam of Bft 6in. She inaugurated the ne# service on Wednesday.
At Wednesday's meeting of the Akaroa Borough Council Cr Henning said he thought it was time a revaluation of the Borough was made. He said one-eighth of an acre had been sold in the Borough for £100, and he asked what the valuation on this property was. The Town Clerk said the last valuation of the Borough was in 1911. The property in question would be valued at £20 or £30, but the new buildings on the property would be valued. The Mayor said property in the Borough often old below the valuation and it cut both ways. Cr Henning , said he thought where land was cut up and sold in sections the valuation should go up. No action was taken in the matter.
The Town Clerk has received the following , letter from the French Red Cross Secretary at Auckland :—I have pleasure in acknowledging , receipt of your letter dated 12th inst., enclosing your cheque for £193 11s 10d, as Akaroa's contribution to Tricolour Day. In handing you official receipt herewith, I would like to thank you for all the good work you have done, and also to thank most heartily, in the name of the New Zealand Executive, all the workers of your Committee and others who have so generously given their time. I also wish to thank your Citizens for the ungrudging response they have made to our call, in spite of all the numerous other calls necessitated by this terrible war. In due time, you will receive direct official acknowledgment from Parie, as soon as my roport on N.Z. Red Cross Work will reach them.
A discussion took place at the Borough Council meeting on Wednesday evening , , as the result of the Works Committee recommending the extension of the sea wall in a straight line, starting somewhere on the north side of the old boat slip and finishing near the culvert at the bottom of Jolie street. The chairman of the committee pointed out that by using this as a dumping ground they would make half an acre of ground. Cr Munro said he thought the Esplanade was one of the beauty spots of Akaroa and be thought the spoiling of the curve should be very carefully considered. The Mayor pointed out that the ground reclaimed could be beautified. Another objection raised was thet ;the new wall might have the effect 'of driving the Band away and replacing it with shingle. After discussion the Works Committee recoamiendation waa approved.
Mrs A. Laing, of Akaroa on Wednesday forwarded £5 to the English Red Cross Pall Mall, London, and £3 to the Blue Cross (where horzes are cared for). This Is a monthly contribution made by Mrs Laing.
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The Akaroa Mail. FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 1916., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3538, 21 April 1916