The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Wellington Provincial District]
The Halcombe Town Board
The Halcombe Town Board is the body in which is vested the care of the town. Six members are elected by the ratepayers. The area under the jurisdiction of the Board is 640 acres, or exactly one square mile. The annual rateable value of the property amounts to £850, and the revenue totals £85. There are five miles of formed and metalled roads in the district; the roads are kept in an excellent state of order. Mr. Jas. Purkiss acts as secretary to the Board, and the offices are located in Stanway Road.