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A difficulty has occurred iu connection with the work on the new Parliamentary Building-s. The specifications provide that the outer walls of the second and third stories are to ho of grey marble from Bandy Bay, Motueka, 52,000 cubic feet of material being required. It was expected that no trouble would be experienced in getting the marble, but it has now been found that slabs of a suitable size cannot be obtained owing to frequent “ faults ” running through the stone. So far only small sizes, suitable for windows, are obtainable. The contractors and the departmental officers have had frequent conferences, but as yet have not been able to arrive at any conclusion as to what shall be done. In the meantime the contractors’ arrangements are upset, and they have had temporarily to dispense with the services of 15 bricklayers and laborers.

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Page 6 Advertisements Column 3, Issue 15657, 23 November 1914

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Page 6 Advertisements Column 3 Issue 15657, 23 November 1914

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