[by telegraph.] Normanby, Feb. 7. The Hon. Native Minister and Colonel Roberts left here yesterdny for New Plymouth and the North, to inspect the Constabulary stations on this coast. The contract for metalling three sections of the Waimate road, was let to Daniel Hughes, Kakaramea, who has prospected fur gravel and found a supply sufficient for all purposes within a quarter of a mile of the contract. The gravel is said to be of fine quality', and the most extensive gravel ptit y'et found on the coast. The formation of the road towards Kaupokokonui is being vigorously pushed forward by the Constabulary. Nothing new at the camp at Kaipipi.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 59, 10 February 1880
NATIVE AFFAIRS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 59, 10 February 1880
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