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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 5, Issue 5 (September 1, 1930)

By Those Who Like Us

page 51

By Those Who Like Us

From Mr. A. M. Retemeyer, Secretary Hawke's Bay A. and P. Association, to the Stationmaster, Napier:—

At a meeting of my Committee, I was instructed to convey to you and to the members of your staff concerned, a very hearty vote of thanks and appreciation for the expeditious and careful manner in which stock was handled to and from our recent Show. Several of the exhibitors spoke in very complimentary terms as regards the careful handling of the stock.

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From Mr. A. Dawson, Taumarunui, to Mr. E. A. Smart, Stationmaster, Woodville:—

I wish to thank you sincerely for the prompt manner in which you recovered my suitcase, which I lost while passing through Woodville, and for sending it on so soon. One sometimes hears adverse criticism of the Railway Department, but it is only right that the Department should receive credit when it is due.

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From Mr. T. S. Fagg, Manager of the Waimarino Farmers’ Co-operative Association, Ltd., Raetihi, to the Stationmaster, Raetihi:—

Recently a fire broke out in our bulk store, and all our stock was damaged by fire and water. We sent wires to Wanganui, Palmerston North, Auckland and Pukekohe for goods. Your Mr. Charlton, from the goods shed, called on us and promised to do his best to get our goods through. To our great surprise and pleasure some of the goods were in our temporary store at 3 p.m. the following day, and the remainder came to hand the day after. With hardly any delay therefore, we were enabled to carry on with our business.

This service we esteem most highly, and we thank those members of your staff who helped to get our goods through with such little loss of time.

From the Hon. Secretary, the N. Z. Amateur Swimming Association (Otago Centre, Dunedin), to the Editor New Zealand Railways Magazine, Wellington:—

At the last meeting of the Otago Centre of the New Zealand Amateur Swimming Association, I was instructed to write to you expressing our appreciation of the manner in which the Dunedin Railway staff handled the arrangements for the despatch of our representative team for the New Zealand Swimming Championships at Greymouth.

We were met with the utmost courtesy, and nothing was too much trouble for the officials in the way of assisting us with the arrangements, etc. Such a spirit of helpfulness on the part of railway officials makes the task of a sporting body, under such circumstances as those referred to, much easier than would otherwise be the case. Members of this Centre are unanimous in declaring that they have always met with the same obliging treatment from the officers of the local railway staff.

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From Miss Enid Bell, Deputy-Chief Commissioner for New Zealand of the Girl Guides’ Association, to the Chief Clerk, Head Office, Wellington:—

I want to thank you very much for your most valuable help in arranging for the transport of 500 Guides to and from the first Dominion Guide Camp in Wellington.

The arrangements you made were of the very greatest assistance to us, and our transport officer, Miss Duthie, tells me you did everything possible to lighten her work and to ensure comfort for the travellers.

We are indeed grateful for the courtesy and kindness you showed us—the task of arranging our transport seemed a very difficult one until you gave us your help, when everything became easy.

The arrangements you made worked perfectly, and I want you to know how much we appreciate all you did for us.