REOPENING AFTER A YEAR. BOROUGH COUNCIL'S APPROVAL. After being closed for over a year as tho result of the collapse of a sewerage tunnel which was being driven as part of a £75,000 district drainage scheme, the Delta Theatre at New Lynn is to be reopened on Thursday next. It will be remembered that this theatre was the subject of protracted litigation hinging on the question as to responsibility for the subsidence of the earth. Although the matter has not yet been finally adjusted plans were approved by the late town board for the reconditioning of the building. These were drawn by Messrs. Millikin and Brentnall, structural engineers and architects, in consultation with Messrs. Gray and Gulliver, engineers in charge of the drainage scheme, and approved by the town boi*rd. As the work lias been completed a meeting of the newly-formed New Lynn Borough Council was held last evening to consider the granting of a license for I the building. The borough's building inspector, Mr. W. H. Potter, and Messrs. MillikSp and Brentnall reported that the work had been faithfully carried out, and a further report was received from Mr. iG. T. Murray, consulting engineer, who was selected by the council, endorsing the scheme of reconstruction and work carried out. The contractor was Mr. Thomas Clements. In addition to the work of strengthening, the theatre has been remodelled and brought up-to-date in every way, and now compares favourably with other modern suburban theatres. The Delta opens its doors on Thursday afternoon, a free entertainment to the children marking the event. In the evening the theatre will be officially opened by New Lynn's first Mayor, Mr. C. F. Gardner.
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