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FORMAL OPmEI BIG CROWD PRttSl „ In the presence of a Eegent street, the modern *t way connecting Gloucester-iij||raHj streets, was formally ** by the Mayor (Mr D." G|;-|S9I -Ji M.P.). The striking and WnJ|||l ** tecture, and the brightness J* lighting were generally admblrllßh f . by the Stanmore Band and Miiß «* added to the gaiety of tta',)J||B % Speaking from a '' erected about halfway - hi Mr D. Manson, chairman v! of Eegent Street, Limited, ft when they looked around "' wonderful street made for^t^^H^ 01 people of Ghristchurch, they wgJllß A that it was worth all the trojtif|S \ time spent on it. Of tht V in the street he was pleased fak j|9 " to announce that half of themlfegfjj k Gr. B. H. Andrews, cbairmiuifS • City Council's Town Planningln||S » tee, said that the Council had)ftM« * jected to some criticism I to a street 40ft, instead of tJUffiK ary 66ft wide. He supposed Jd|| * many knew that streets 40ft$B| a some cases 30ft, were aUowe I Town Planning Act. He thoAgra ' the Council's action wonld &sjfl| ] the approval of the majority 4!nm ' who would agree that this '»£JH| ' street was to be preferred \ and dilapidated Colosseum' - i (Applause.) He wished thej|ji ; 1 every success. - "Srar 1 Mr A. P. Stacey, a direc&wwl company and the originator bf>sy|j of the afreet, said that he happy and a very proud maaMu plause.) They talked of the (SWtn tifulj but Christchurch was folQiai ful as far as its commercial "fff#i ture was concerned. New had set a standard and in the instead of drab buildings, he Mug! see more buildings like those aulas street. The Mayor's 'Beaaifctt <|g The Mayor, who was receiwiS applause, said that it had takeii||| deal of moral and business <WUw| undertake the enterprise, and honestly he congratulated 4«| rectors, and he and them success. (Applause.) J*sm , as he was in the workers, -Jwißj grateful to the company for?«n|| .out their ideas because men _h*o| able to get work and to that they would not have «arnaO|| lief works. Much of the pression was due to lack of and if others displayed the cbbfijii&i that the Eegent Street Compaiyjh displayed the present economic ,m tions would not last very longJfi function-was an interesting it was not often that they had, ftp portunity of attending the opening]! a whole business street. On belw||j the citizens he congratulated tors, the architect, and all ~whSoi been instrumental in adding £90,000 to the value of the Cisj||j formally declared New Begen|f«| open. ' I!ym,_ Mrs D. Manson then cut the'Sß stretched across the street, andSM|| the music of brass instruments-jiff! end of the street pipes at the other, the functionlM

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Press, Press, Volume LXVIII, Issue 20511, 2 April 1932

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NEW REGENT STREET. Press, Volume LXVIII, Issue 20511, 2 April 1932