The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 12, Issue 1 (April 1, 1937)
In the lambing season numbers of little lambs play around in my neighbour's paddocks.—“Happy little woollies. Many of them, however, are born to a greatness they never expect, or probably would wish for. They are destined to one day occupy a prominent place in the London markets in competition with their foreign brethren and receive the blue stamp of worldwide superiority. Every year, great quantities of wool, mutton and lamb are exported from New Zealand. Nearly one half of New Zealand's vast acreage is grass land, and of this about 16,000,000 acres are improved pasture and 15,000,000 acres grass and tussock country suitable for sheep rearing. Over 90 per cent, of the country's produce is pastoral and the sheep take pride of place.—A.J.
How is this for a speedy and efficient removal of furniture and household goods from the Waikato to Christchurch?
It was Tuesday when the Railway Department took charge of our things —all carefully packed with a minimum amount of fuss or bother, by skilled men. Arriving in Christchurch the following Saturday we succeeded in finding a suitable house the same day. On the Monday afternoon our furniture was unpacked and safely deposited in the new abode; so that within one week of leaving our home in the north, here were we ensconced in a modern bungalow not far from the beautiful Avon. What is more, not a single article had been damaged in transit—everything intact—china, mirrors, and even my supply of home-made jam!
To quote Mr. G. H. Mackley, General Manager, we experienced a household removal “with no bother at all to the householder.“—Waikite.”
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