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The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Wellington Provincial District]


At an elevation of 119 feet above sea level, and fifty-nine miles north of the Empire City in the Wirokino Riding of the County of Horowhenua, stands the picturesque and thriving town of Levin. Its chief points of interest are its State Farm, its fertile rolling country, and its wondrous Lake Horowhenua with its subtle bays, mysterious nooks, and ghostly headlands, all surrounded by the higher hills, the irregular tops of which mirror their outlines in the bosom of the sleeping, tideless sea.

At the town the accommodation is capital, either at the Levin or at the Wereroa Hotel, where special care is taken of the tourist. There is a post and telegraph office, and the Banks of New Zealand and Australasia open twice a week for business. Levin has also two churches, a State school, a newspaper and a creamery, which buys up all the milk of the dairy farms. The industries are sheep and dairy farming and agriculture; sawmilling is also carried on very largely, Messrs. Bartholomew's mill


page 1109 being fitted up with a band saw, which breaks down at times logs as much as eight feet in diameter, and is the only one in the whole of the Manawatu district. Large quantities of timber are periodically sent down the Wellington-Manawatu railway line to the capital for shipment, and the hills around Levin are becoming bare in consequence. Mails for Levin close daily at Wellington at 6 a.m., arriving at 10.15 a.m. Mails for Wellington close daily at 7.40 a.m. and 5 p.m., arriving at 1 and 10.5 p.m.