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ANDERSON BAY POST OFFICE.

TO THE EDITOR, S IK There is a movement on foot, erninating from some fertile brain, to alter our present postal order of delivery, consequently a petition has been signed asking for a post office ; and in lieu of our present system, we arc to get two mails per day, everybody going to the post ollico lor their letters on the arrival of each mail. Many who signed tho petition arc now sorry, not seeing at tho time that they wero signing away a very great convenience. Tho arrival of a mail “every hour of the day ” would not compensate for the incovenience it will give to many. For a number of years we have enjoyed the benefit of a daily delivery ; any letters for outside the township are left at Mrs Walker’s and Mr Samuel’s. Besides, we have had a receiving box for more than twenty years at the bus terminus, which is at the junction of three roads—a great convenience to all. Is it right for tho residents of the Bay, and line of delivery thereto, to be subject to so much trouble and waste of time for tho benefit of a few. Say a person residing a quarter of a mile from the Post office on present route of delivery goes twice a day—that is six miles per week, 312 miles per annum, and all to suit a few. What a boon ! But they would soon weary on that, and go once or twice a week, often getting their letters two and three days late instead of on the afternoon of tho day of their arrival. Where, then, is the benefit ? They will be no better off than if they lived in a country town fifty or a hundred miles from Dunedin, with a mail twice a week. Fancy Mornington, Roslyn, Maori Hill, or North-east Valley dispensing with their postman ! Such a proposal would soon be snuffed out there. But sleepy Anderson Bay can be gulled into anything. Tho best way to improve the present system is to let the Bay postman come out direct in the morning and deliver over a certain area outside the township, which would suit all. I do hope that the Dunedin postmaster will pause before ho inflicts an injustice on the residents of the Bay and lino of route thereto, to the great inconvenience of many. —I am, etc., Pro Bono Publico. Anderson Bay, September 25.

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ANDERSON BAY POST OFFICE., Issue 8022, 26 September 1889

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ANDERSON BAY POST OFFICE. Issue 8022, 26 September 1889

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