The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 11, Issue 6 (September 1, 1936)
To Assist Industry
To Assist Industry.
Turning to the third scheme, that of introducing industrial standards and secuing co-ordination, Mr. Sullivan said that twenty-two great industrial countries had adopted those plans, and had been quick to realise their importance and value, not only in industrial efficiency, but as savers of production costs.
Mr. Sullivan, in his capacity as Minister of Industries and Commerce, has a clear vision and a strong purpose in regard to the reorganisation of New Zealand industries.
“Industry must resort to more coordination if it is to achieve efficiency,” he said. “A very large percentage of the industries of New Zealand are in a state of muddlement bordering on chaos. We have done something already by stabilising prices in some branches of industry, but we have only touched the fringe and must go further. There will be no 'big stick’ compulsion, but we will try to bring manufacturers to realise the benefits of coordination and then try to get them to adopt a plan.”
This is the man whom the Prime Minister has placed in charge of the New Zealand Railways.page break
Business, Commercial And Educational Institutions Of Hastings.
(1)Iona College from the air; (2) Watties Ltd., new canning works; (3) Block of modern flats, Nelson Street; (4) Westerman's corner; (5) Interior, Foster Brook's Book Emporium; (6) Land and Highways retail and factory premises; (7) Hastings High School; (8) The Pacific Hotel.