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Topping Off Ceremony at the Rutherford

The managing director of Dominion Breweries Ltd, Sir Henry Kelliher, marked the topping off of The Rutherford, by smoothing a small square of concrete on the 14th level of the structure. The $3.5 million building is scheduled to open on November 20. Four thousand tons of concrete have gone into the construction since work started a year ago. A large party of local body and civic leaders and representatives of the construction company were on hand to watch Sir Henry perform the topping off ceremony.


Watched by the managing director of Dominion Breweries' Nelson-Marlborough branch, Mr R. S. Duncan, and the manager of Dominion Breweries, Mr W. S. Otto (Auckland), and other officials, Sir Henry smooths the final square


Among the guests was the Mayoress, Mrs R. McLennan, who, like all others on the site, had to don a hard hat


Listening to the officials' speeches are members of the construction crew