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[BY TELEGRAPH. —PRESS ASSOCIATION.] NEW PLYMOUTH, This Day. Close enquiries by the Taranaki Herald reveal that though a large area of country has been swept by tires destroying fences, and in a few cases buildings and stock, and causing individual hardship, the net results are- not so seiious as expected, especially if warm weather continues and gives the grass a good start before tho winter sets in. Settlers who have suffered are averse to anything like charitable- assistance, bnt some will welcome Government loans to help them o^er present difficulties. ASCERTAINING INDIVIDUAL DAMAGE. In order to- expedite the work of ascertaining the damage doric by tho bush and grass fires to individual settlers, the Lands Department Las issued instructions that Government surveyois are to assist the Crown Lands rangers. This will enable settlers to have their requests < l ea)t_ with much more promptly than v/ould have been the case if they had fco wait for tlie visit of the ranger. When the Commissioner of Crown Lands ;s; s satisfied as to a settler's loss, he has authority to give the sufferer an order for seed on a merchant.

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THE BUSH FIRES. TARANAKI'S DAMAGE NOT SERIOUS., Evening Post, Volume LXXV, Issue 47, 25 February 1908

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THE BUSH FIRES. TARANAKI'S DAMAGE NOT SERIOUS. Evening Post, Volume LXXV, Issue 47, 25 February 1908

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