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HON R. H. RHODES.

VISIT TO KA I KOI'I! A. DKITTATIONS HKCT.I YKIX [Fi'.OM On; Conui:srn>:ni;.\T.] KAIKOUSA. Ma v r>. ilon |? 11. Klmd". arrived here Uiis evening, acoompr.ti' :l l>y 'Vilnnoi Chaffev. They iimti;,". d from SV;: i;; 11, and had a'good trip ail ihroneh. calling on til-- way at. the (i; i 'i"e I',stale. Tiiis evening. »t 'he A'lelphi Hotel. A 1 r I! bodes received denotations. n; trodn<--ecl hy Mi' .ia.mc:, lioyd. County < hairman. . ... In regard to a daily mail service \ntli i'ne" sontli. ii said thai coached now arrived only every other day, hut. cars arrived at. five every evening. The, owners were agreeable to carry on at. reasonable terms. Air ' • Cuiian. I'or the Kaiknura Alotor Company, said company was willing; to do anything to" help the district along. Mr Rhodes promised to look into the. matter but foid he thought nothing could bo (lono until the time camojor a." contract, when alternate tenners would ho called for coach or motor. Tlio County ehairmaai brought, under the Minister's notice the. question of linking tip the Clarence Bridge and Kokcrangu and Blenheim by metallic <I TIi" L Minister promised to see what could be done. Tlie question of a daily mail service from Blenheim was also brought under the Minister's notice, and 1m .stated that lie -would put it before the Minister of Railways in respect, to train arrangements between Blenheim find Ward. , , The delay in tho completion of the Hapuku T3ridg© approaches was mentioned by a deputation. The bridge was there, it was .stated, but owing to the approaches not being finished, it was practically useless. The Minister replied that it was a mHitter for tho Minister or Public Works, and that he would bring 'it under his notice.

A .large deputation of_ Puhipuhi settlers waited on tho Minister regarding postal and. telephone facilities in ihat district. Mr Mouk asked that more consideration should be given in regard to fees. Afr Rhodes said they were not_ the only settlers asking for these facilities. After getting figures regarding the volume of business, ho promised to seo what could bo done regarding the request. To-morrow Mr Rhodes, with Colonel Cha.ffey, will inspect the Territorial camp, and will go on to' Blenheim by tar.

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HON R. H. RHODES., Star, Issue 11382, 7 May 1915

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HON R. H. RHODES. Star, Issue 11382, 7 May 1915

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