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EARTHQUAKE DAMAGE.

THS NELSON HOSPITAL. The tender of a local firm at £6855 has been accepted by tho Nelson Hospital Board for the repair of earthquake damage and (ho strengthening with steel ties of the hospital building. The chairman of tho board, Mr. F. W. 0. Smith, in a statement outlining the efforts made by tho board in respect'to the damage and restoration of the hospital building, said that after the earthquake last. Juno essential repairs.were done immediately, over £SOO being spoilt on chimneys, voofs and hospital services, in order that the work of the institution could bo carried on with tho least possible inconvenience. ,Somo time ago the board had, received notice that Cabinet had granted £5200 towai'd the work of putting the building in an absolutely sftie condition. The repair and strengthening; contract woijld take £6655. »tud ill addition £SOO had already been spent, making; tho cost of repairs £7400. Tho difference of £2200 between tho two amounts woliUl bo obtained by u levy on the local bodies contributing to the board. The actual cost of restoration would not be £7400, hut the building was Ijoiog sti'ingthened.

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EARTHQUAKE DAMAGE., New Zealand Herald, Volume LXVII, Issue 20462, 14 January 1930

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EARTHQUAKE DAMAGE. New Zealand Herald, Volume LXVII, Issue 20462, 14 January 1930

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