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N. Z. RAILWAYS.

AND DEBT EXTINCTION PROPOSALS. During the course of his speech on the proposals for the extinction of tlie public debt of New Zealand the Prime Minister said: — \ I have no hesitation in saying that the total amount necessary for railways, roads, bridges, public buildings, other public works in the next fifteen years will certainly not exceed twenty > millions. Mr Massey: From the present date? The Prime Minister: Yes, from the present date. If the railways already authorised were finished at once, the cost would be £2,243,000, made up as follows : — COST OF AUTHORISED LINES . The railways authorised and under »onstruction, with estimated «ost of completing them as from April Ist, 1910, were as under: — £ Kaihu to Wafena 15,000 Kawakawa-Grahamfcown ... 50,000 Kawakawa-Kaikohe 140,000 Helensville-Maungaturoto ... 175,000 Tauranga-Te Puke 100,000 Gisborne-Motu 215,000 Waipuku-Waingongoro 31,000 Stratford-Whangam«mona -.... 140,000 Pioton-Mk-ma 40,000 Waipara-Parnaseus 80,000 Nelson to Hole and Buller Junction •. ... 100,000 Reefton-Innngahua Junction . 60,000 Otira-Broken River 700,000 Westport-Twelve Miles ..•. ... 160,000 Ngahere-Blackball 15,000 Greymouth-State Coal Mines.. 72,000 Lawrence-Beaumont 70,000 * Catlins River-Tahakopa 130,000 "YVaimahaka-Tokonui 50,000 Total £2,343,000 SUGGESTED RAILWAYS. The following statement showed the railways suggested, but not yet authorised, with probable cost oi> construction :—: —

! THE GRAND TOTAL. The total cost of the railways authorised and suggested could be put at £22,094,285, of which £13,197,000 was estimated to be spent in the North Island, and £8,887,275 in the South Island.

.Length. Cost. Railway Miles. £ Waima-Hokianga 35 500,000 Kaikohe-Hokianga ... 26 260,000 Waipu-Marsden Point (Whangarei Harbor) . 11* 40,000 Maungaturoto - Mangonui 100 1,000,000 Coromandei-Ruaotumri 20 ' 200,000 Papakura-Clevedon and Mangatawhiri 40 350,000 Pae««a-Pokeno 40 280,000 Paeroa-Mauurqwa (Clevedon) 60 420,000 Waihi-Tauranga 54 ■ 400,000 Te Puke-Opotiki 46 414,000 Te Puke-Mamaku 34 -200,000 Opotiki-Motu 50 750,000 Opotiki-llotorua 60' 450,000 Pukekohe-Waiuku 12£ 90,000 Ngaruawahia - Raglan harbor 25 250,000 Kawa-Kawhia ..• 28 280,000 Te Awamutu-Kihikihi... 3 20,000 Ohakune-Raetihi • 7£ 50,000 Ohakune-Wanganui ... 60 120,000 Utiku-Maowhango 10 70,000 Napier-Gisborne 116 1,100,000 "Waipukurau-Ongaonga 10" • 50,000 Bannevirke-East Coast 38 270,000 Masterton - Weber-Dan-nevirke 86 530,000 Masterton-Tenui-Castle-point - WallingfordWaipukurau 98 850,000 Greytown-Martinborough 10£ 80,000 Featberston-Martinb'rgh 12 93,000 Whangamomoria - Otorohunga 100 725,000 Stratford-Opunake ... 26 \ -222,000 Eltham-Opunake 23 173,000 Te Roti-Opunake 22 153,000 Hawera-Opunake 26 183,000 Feilding towards Apiti . 20 118,000 Ashhurst-Pohangina ... B*' 60,000 Foxton-Ocean Beach ... 3 10,000 Levin-Greatford 40 400,000 Hutt-Day's Bay-Gollin's Valley - Lake FerryMartinborough - Carterton 70 500,000 Te Aro-Island Bay 3J 70,000 Ricbmond-Motueka ... 22 180,000 Hope and Buller Jsno* tion-Inangahua rail- l Nvay io Inangahu Junction 14 280,000 Cape Foulwind-Charles-ton 12 120,00§ Ross-Waitaba 10 110,000 ! Mirza-Parnassus 78 950,000 Culverden-Hanmer ... 18 150,000 Culverden-Waiau 14 56,000 Culverden-Conway ... 30 450,000 Darfield-Greendale ... 15} 50,000 Mount Somers (conversion from tramway)... 8J 32,225 Little River-Akaroa ...-23 115,000 Ashburton-Mayfield ... 6 30,000" Orari-Geraldine 4^ 17,000 Temuka-Kakahu 13 $ 64,800 Pleasant Point - Raincliffe 10 51,200 Fairlie-Pukakl 80 640,000 Fairlie Burkes Pass ... 12 50,000 Burkes Pass-Tekapo ... 17 100,000 i Nonnanby-Pareora ... 16 71 ? 0QQ Waihao Downs- Wajhorunga • U 56,000 Duntroon-Naseby 39 375,000 Tokarabi-Livingston ... 3f 25,000 Otago Heads line 12^ 125,000 Kailvoura-Cattle Yards.. 3 20,000 Clyde-Hawoa 50 500,000 Brooklvn-Brighton-Taieri mouth 16i 80,000 Lorell's Flat-Kaitangata 8J 40,000 Balclutha-Roxburgh via Beaumont 62 - 500,000 Tahakopa-Tokonui 32 320,000 Clinton-Clydevale 16 112,0/10 Gore-Kelso 24 170,0T)0 Wvndham-Mokoreta ... 20 200,000 Wright's Bush-Heddon Bush 18f 100,000 Winton-Heddon Bush... 12 60,000 Waicok-Orowia 13J 9p,000

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N. Z. RAILWAYS., Hawera & Normanby Star, Volume LVII, Issue LVII, 23 August 1910

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N. Z. RAILWAYS. Hawera & Normanby Star, Volume LVII, Issue LVII, 23 August 1910

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