The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 7, Issue 8 (February 1, 1933)
My hobbies are canoeing, stamp collecting, and model building. My companion and I spend hours together making Meccano, wood and tin models, collecting and swopping stamps, and canoeing up and down a nearby stream. I think this competition is so interesting and unique. Later on, if you happen to find somebody wanting a pen friend, please don't forget me when it comes to stamps!
Hugh Kimpton, Broadway, Marton.
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My present hobby is gardening, and I spend every spare minute at it. I haven't a very big garden, but in it I have a splendid collection of flowers. One is a beautiful rose clipping of a lovely letter-box red.
Do you intend having a pen-friends’ corner in your pages? I would love a correspondent.
Agnes Ross, Mandeville, Southland.
Who would like to write to these two Trainlanders?
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I live at a small station called Mirza, on the Picton section, in the Marlborough Province. Mirza is only six miles from where the Main South Island Trunk Line was started about three years ago. I have been to Nelson, and also down to Gore, near Invercargill. Don't you think I am lucky?