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WELLS ON SAWMILL AREAS.

(To the Editor). Sir, —Can you inform me if sawmillers are required to fill in wells in bush cut through by them ? My reason for atJk'ing is this :—ln Spar Bush, when the hauling engines have finished in one place they move to another, and in order to provide water for the engine a well is made, the consequence being there are wells left in several parts of the bush, partly grown over with weeds, etc., and are alike dangerous to man and beast. In fact, several farmers have already lost stock through these traps/ No doubt the sawmiller wall say that the stock had no right there. Admitting that, it seems a very strange thing that if a farmer's cattle get out of a paddock and stray into the bush he should be compelled to run this risk. I would like to bring this matter under the notice of the Government, and think they should insert a condition in the lease to the effect that all wells not in use should be properly filled in under their supervision.—Yours, etc., SPAR BUSH. (Your grievance seems a real one, but we would advise you to see the sawmillers concerned, as, if they had the matter placed before them they would no doubt give instructions to have the wells filled up. Failing that call on the Commissioner of Crown Lands, Invercargill, and he will attend to the matter. —Ed., S.C.).

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WELLS ON SAWMILL AREAS., Southern Cross, Volume 14, Issue 52, 6 April 1907

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WELLS ON SAWMILL AREAS. Southern Cross, Volume 14, Issue 52, 6 April 1907

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