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CLOSED FOR HOLIDAYS ESSENTIAL NEEDS ONLY Shops for the sale of foodstuffs remained open for a short while after the announcement of the surrender of the Japanese to enable the public to secure necessary supplies and then closed for the holidays. Grocers and butchers will reopen on Friday. Bakers have arranged to bake bread this evening for delivery tomorrow and will observe Thursday and Friday as holidays. Chemists remained open for an hour and closed at noon. Urgent requirements will be met during the evening between 7 and 8 o'clock. In districts where the roster system operates tb<f appropriate pharmacy will be of ' <1 betweei. these hours. The urgenSjpispensary ;vUI .be open from 9 p.m. to-day and from 10 a.m. to noon and from 9 p.m. to-morrow.

All other retailers and all officer •were clos< d rfs soon as possible after the peace announcement and will reopen on Friday morning.

The postal, money order and savings bank branches of the Post Office were closed down at noon, but the telegraph counter at the Chief Post Office will be open between 6.30 and 7.30 this evening and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.: and from 7 to 10 p.m. tomorrow. Postmen's deliveries were completed to-day, but there will be no delivery of mail to-morrow. Cargo work on ships ceased at noon and -will be resumed on* Friday! morning, but where frozen cargo or cargo which required cool storage had been loaded out from the works .men remained on the job long enough to load it on board ship.

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SHOPS AND OFFICES, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 192, 15 August 1945

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SHOPS AND OFFICES Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 192, 15 August 1945

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