Book praises New Zealand landscapes

There is a form of patriotism which, if not justly flashy, is at least deep and permanent. It consists in the publication of books that expose both the origins and the beauties of our country. To that end, the publication of a few new books about New Zealand – valuable additions to the already large library of purely New Zealand literature – is something that should not be ignored or overlooked. Miss Blanche Edith Baughan has had something more than a New Zealand reputation from many of her articles – including ‘The Finest Walk in the World’, a description of the Milford Sound track; “The Snow Kings of the Southern Alps,” depicting the Mount Cook region, and “A River of Images and Peace,” the Wanganui River, first appeared in the Spectator columns. Subsequently these three papers were expanded upon, and with illustrations, included in a substantial volume entitled “Glimpses of New Zealand Scenery”, and the wide circulation of this volume will prove one of the best advertisements for the dominion. Miss Baughan wields such a graphic pen that opening the book to any page compels reading, not to mention the attractiveness of the illustrations. “Glimpses of New Zealand Scenery” is exactly the right thing to send to friends in the homeland for a Christmas or New Year’s gift with the effect of inspiring them to take a trip to the dominion and probably securing them as as permanent residents. Miss Baughan is to be congratulated on her work and the publishers – Whitcombe and Tombs – can be congratulated for presenting such a fine book at such a moderate price.

The Council asked to dig deeper

The Water Committee recommends that in order to directly interest the men employed in the work of the South Reservoir in maintaining the production of cuttings at the highest possible rate, it be authorized to pay the employees concerned a bonus at the rate of 1 shilling 6 pence per man per 100 meters for each 100 meters of material excavated in excess of 400 meters per day, based on the daily average over six-day periods.

How Opoho Rd Got Its Curve

It is understood that the City Engineer has reported on grades in connection with the proposed streetcar extension to Opoho, and is not advocating either of the two suggested routes. The objection is thought to be due to the stiffness of the notes. The direct route is rated 1 out of 5, and the other, via cemetery road, is 1 out of 9. Apparently the only way to get an easier rating is to do a wide circuit through the belt and that would be a very costly undertaking.

The new high-end premises of Neills

This will come as no surprise to MM customers. Hugh and GK Neill, opticians and scientific instrument dealers, to learn that ever-growing business relationships have forced the move to larger premises. The building now occupied by MM. Neill is on the corner of St Andrew and George streets, familiar to Dunedinites as a grocery store since the early days of settlement. His appearance is now altered beyond recognition. The beautiful floor-to-ceiling windows now effectively showcase scientific instruments and optician’s wares, and the beautiful display achieved is sure to impress any passers-by.

ODT21.10.1922 (Compiled by Peter Dowden)


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