The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 7, Issue 7 (December 1, 1932)
The refreshment rooms are located at various points throughout the railway system of the Dominion, and whether at Whangarei in the north, or on the Lake Wakatipu steamers in the south, patrons are assured of obtaining high class refreshments at reasonable prices. Refreshment rooms are operated at the following stations:—
Whangarei, Maungaturoto, Helensville, Auckland, Mercer, Frankton Junction, Paeroa, Tauranga, Putaruru, Taumarunui, Ohakune, Taihape, Marton, Hawera, Patea, Aramoho, Palmerston North, Waipukurau, Woodville, Paekakariki, Kaitoke, Masterton, Christchurch, Otira, Ashburton, Oamaru, Palmerston, Dunedin, Clinton, Gore, and Lake Wakatipu steamers.
Set meals are obtainable at Frankton Junction, Marton, Otira, Oamaru, and on the Lake Wakatipu steamers, while light meals are served at Auckland and breakfast at Christchurch.