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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 62

Reduced Fares to New Zealand

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Reduced Fares to New Zealand.

The high passage rates to New Zealand have in the past precluded many from going to the Colony. In the case of a person with a large family, the cost of transport makes a considerable hole in a small capital, and many who would otherwise emigrate to the manifest advantage of themselves and the Colony, hesitate to incur the necessary outlay. To meet cases of this kind, The New Zealand Shipping Company (138, Leadenhall Street, London, E.C.) has generously responded to a proposal made by the Agent-General for New Zealand that a reduction in the passage rates shall be made in eases recommended by him. Substantial reductions will be made on existing rates, and a special intermediate class will be established for families, but such reductions will only be made by the Shipping Company on the recommendation of the Agent-General. For the present the Agent-General is only prepared to recommend reduced fares in the easel of persons possessing fixed incomes or a capital of at least £100, with £50 additional for each child over 12 years.

Conditions Under Which Passages to New Zealand at Reduced Rates will be Granted.

1.—The applicant must be prepared to take with him to the Colony an amount of capital equal to £100 for himself, and £50 for each member of his family over twelve years of age, or, as an alternative, he must be possessed of a fixed certain income of such amount as may be deemed sufficient by the Agent-General.

2.—The applicant, taking capital with him, must either deposit with the Agent-General two weeks before the date of embarkation, the amount as above required, such amount being repaid by the New Zealand Government without deduction to the depositor on his arrival in the Colony, or it will be necessary for him to produce to the Agent-General before the Contract ticket is issued, a bank draft, payable in New Zealand for the said amount.

3.—On being approved, the applicant will be entitled to receive a passage to New Zealand by a steamer of The New Zealand Shipping Company's line at the undermentioned reduced rates, and he will in due course receive a notice as to the payment of the passage-money, date of embarkation. &c,.

Passage Rates.
Present Rate Reduced Rate
1st Class £63 to £73 10s. According to special arrangement
2nd Class £36 15s. £28
Intermediate £26 5s. £18 18s.
3rd Class £16 16s. £13

For Application Forms, &c., apply to the Agent-General for New Zealand, 13, Victoria Street, Loudon, S.W.