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DUPLICATION OF PARNELL TUNNEL.

NOT TO BE PROCEEDED WITH." [EY TELEGRAPH — SPECIAL IO THE ?OST.j AUCKLAND, This Day. The Minister for Railways has decided not to carry out tho duplication of tho Parnell railway tunnel, as desired by the majority of members of the local committee which recently reported on the question. Mr. T. Ronaync, General Manager of the New Zealand Railways, in an interview, said that his department intended taking no action in the matter. The former Minister for Railways (Sir Joseph Ward) in referring the quest ion ■to a committee of 13 Auckland business- men, had mads it a condition that the necessity for duplication should be affirmed hy them before anything was dene. That condition had not been fulfilled, as only seven out of the ten men selected by the Mayor to go into, the matter had given their vote in favour of duplication. Under the circumstances, therefore, and knowing, aLo that the tunnel could accommodate twice the present traffic, the department felt that it was not at present called upon to proceed with the duplication. The Lower Hutt municipal roll closes at 5 o'clock this afternoon. Enrolment forms have been coming in steadily for some time, and it is expected there will bo about 550 new names added to the roll. Special arrangements sre being mads at Day's Bay for the entertainment of holiday-makers during Easter. The Ferry steamers will keep up a. quick and coustant service each day, vsiA there will be various kinds of amusements for young and old. The full timetable is advertised in this issue. Teachers of music and others interested are notified that entries for theory examinations to be held on Saturday, 3rd Juiu-, By the Associated "Board of the 11. A.M. and R.C.M., London, close on Ist May, at the board's office, 124, Lambton-quay. The monthly mooting of tho Accountant Students' Society will b& held this evening. Mr. Frank Grady, of tho old-established "Shop for Presents," advertises some old grandfather clocks, also some gurnet jewellery, enamels, and trophies. Messrs. T. Kennedy Macdonald, Ltd., will hold an auction .sale of building material to-morrow at Dimock and Co.'s lato premises, Waterloo-quay. The material includes 550 sheets of iron, 30,000 feet timber 50,000 bricks, to be sold without reserve. Tho sale commences at 11 o'clockMr. W. L. Robertson will sell to-mor-row at his rooms, Manners-street, traveller's samples, including linen, damaskt, and blankets.

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DUPLICATION OF PARNELL TUNNEL., Evening Post, Volume LXXXI, Issue 86, 12 April 1911

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DUPLICATION OF PARNELL TUNNEL. Evening Post, Volume LXXXI, Issue 86, 12 April 1911

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