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The recent heavy rain has had a disastrous effect in the Kaipara district, and landslips have occurred. The train leaving Helensville for Kr.ukapakapa yesterday had to return, and on the journey to Auckland it was found when the train reached Kaipara Bridge that the beams had been carried away by the fresh, and about 600 or 700 logs have been borne down on to the railway bridge, which ia in some danger because of the extra weight upon it. The next obstruction met with was a slip that had taken place in a cutting about Woodhill. The train had to stop while a party of platelayers rearranged the rails, which had been lifted out of place, with the sleepers, nn each side of the way. The district presents a scene of devastation, hundreds of acres, both pasture and bush, being totally under water ; while trees are rooted up and fences destroyed. A new flax mill erected near Rewiti was about 6ft under water. At Waitakerei it was found that a heavy landslip had occurred at the mouth of the tunnel, where 200 tons of earth had been displaced, and the entrance of the tunnel was almost entirely closed. The train could not proceed further, and the passengers had to walk over the ranges and get into a train at the other side. The railway authorities have taken steps to cleat the line.

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Page 2 Advertisements Column 4, Evening Star, Issue 7946, 29 June 1889

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Page 2 Advertisements Column 4 Evening Star, Issue 7946, 29 June 1889