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Life in Early Poverty Bay

Extensive Plant in Use

Extensive Plant in Use.

Machinery is playing a large part in this extensive works programme and the plant owned by the Cook County Council, which now ranks fifth in order of importance in the Dominion, is a comprehensive one, including four motor rollers, eight 3 and 4 ton motor lorries, three Fordson tractors (to two of which are attached Wehr graders), bitumen sprayer and heater, in addition to many smaller machines, together with two motorcars and a motor van for the use of the engineering and bridge building staffs. The quarrying plants number three. That at Patutahi quarry originally was of an 80-yard per day capacity but, under the loan scheme, this was reinforced with a new crusher and engine, which has increased the capacity to twice that amount. The gangs of men on the various classes of works, by experience, are becoming experts and the work being carried out is of a high class.