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•"•■ ■ ■ •' ■■ . ' ■ ' : . • :■■■■ ' .-...■.■ ~- ~■ -■>;■ ■ ;"■.;!: >-; , .:_ ,\ WHERE THE MONEY GOES. • ' ■••■>'■■-■•■''. J : " One of the "inheritances" of Mr. Massey's Government is the Otira Tunnel, which is being constructed on the South Island Midland Railway route to pierce the Southern Alps. The contract for the work was originally let. for £599,794, but : . -V Wi when only of the work had been done the contractors found that they could not complete it, except at a loss to themselves of £140,000. They had already disbursed £59,581 in excess of all moneys rweivedfrom the Government.; Q - mentreleasedthemfromtheircontract, and decided tocall for fresh tenders, the work being meanwhile carried on by day labour. It is suggested that while realty necessary works-such a the construction of jhe Auckland East D C^ EK^^~ are ': hung up for lack of funds, the Government should not bs "pouring money into a non-developmental hole in the Alps." ' .from the cckund eekit

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•"•■ ■ ■ •' ■■ . ' ■ ' : . • :■■■■ ' .-...■.■ ~- ~■ -■>;■ ■ ;"■.;!: >-; , .:_ ,\ WHERE THE MONEY GOES. • ' ■••■>'■■-■•■''. J : " One of the "inheritances" of Mr. Massey's Government is the Otira Tunnel, which is being constructed on the South Island Midland Railway route to pierce the Southern Alps. The contract for the work was originally let. for £599,794, but :. -V Wi when only of the work had been done the contractors found that they could not complete it, except at a loss to themselves of £140,000. They had already disbursed £59,581 in excess of all moneys rweivedfrom the Government.; Q – mentreleasedthemfromtheircontract, and decided tocall for fresh tenders, the work being meanwhile carried on by day labour. It is suggested that while realty necessary works-such a the construction of jhe Auckland East DC^EK^^~are ': hung up for lack of funds, the Government should not bs "pouring money into a non-developmental hole in the Alps." ' .from the cckund eekit, New Zealand Herald, Volume L, Issue 15252, 15 March 1913, Supplement

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•"•■ ■ ■ •' ■■ . ' ■ ' : . • :■■■■ ' .-...■.■ ~- ~■ -■>;■ ■ ;"■.;!: >-; , .:_ ,\ WHERE THE MONEY GOES. • ' ■••■>'■■-■•■''. J : " One of the "inheritances" of Mr. Massey's Government is the Otira Tunnel, which is being constructed on the South Island Midland Railway route to pierce the Southern Alps. The contract for the work was originally let. for £599,794, but :. -V Wi when only of the work had been done the contractors found that they could not complete it, except at a loss to themselves of £140,000. They had already disbursed £59,581 in excess of all moneys rweivedfrom the Government.; Q – mentreleasedthemfromtheircontract, and decided tocall for fresh tenders, the work being meanwhile carried on by day labour. It is suggested that while realty necessary works-such a the construction of jhe Auckland East DC^EK^^~are ': hung up for lack of funds, the Government should not bs "pouring money into a non-developmental hole in the Alps." ' .from the cckund eekit New Zealand Herald, Volume L, Issue 15252, 15 March 1913, Supplement

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