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MORE SHIPS.

GOOD NEWS CONFIRMED.

The news thai; two Australian transports would come to New Zealand ports to load frozen meet during May is confirmed by a telegram received by the Prime Minister from Senator Pearce, Acting-Prime Minister of the Commonwealth. The telegram is as follow?:—

"Referring to your telegram of April 10, the Secretary of Btata for the Colonies has been informed that the Australian transports Borda and Afric, after refitting required, and bunkering in Aua tralia, will be despatched in> mediately to Wellington to load frozen meat. It is desired that that the utmost dispatch may be

given in New Zealand " Mr Massey stated in explanation of the telegram that' the steamers would nob load wholly at Wellington, but would go also to otbev porta They would, however, toad only with beef and mutton, first preference being given to beef They would take no dairy produce "These phips," Mr Massey continued "are being sent partly in response to a request I made after the accidents to the Matatua and the Rangitira. I pointed out that ow ing to shortage of tonnage for May. very serious loss and inconvenience would result. Not only would producerß Bjffer. but a quantity of sup plies for troops mighu b~ lost. In view of this, I asked the Imperial Board of Trade to supply us with other ships if possible. This is now being done. I think that with these two ships the position in May will be fairly well met. I don't think there will be quite enough space, but the two ships additional will make a great deal of difference, and things will be better than I expected."

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MORE SHIPS., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3539, 26 April 1916

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MORE SHIPS. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3539, 26 April 1916

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