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NEW ZEALAND

(Per Press Asoociatiou.) The Governor. Auckland, To-day. News from 'Fiji per the Southern Cross is to the effect that Governor Gordon is making a tour of the islands in H.M-S. Danae, and will arrive in New Zealand about the ,18ch.- W. J. Hunt, who was prohibited by Sir Arthur Gordon’s proclamation from being within the Navigator Group for a period of two years, brought an action in the Supremo Court against Sir A. Gordon, at Levuka, for L 2,000 damages. The Court ruled it had not jurisdiction, as the Governor was privileged, and acts done by proclamation could not be questioned. Hunt, who is a passenger to Auckland, threatens to bring an action here. The Wesleyan Missionaries of Fiji presented an address to Sir A. Gordon, expressing their high admiration of his unwearied efforts for the advancement of the native race. The Auckland Review. Gn.AH.vw !rowx,.To-day.' One hundred Volunteers loft this morning to take part in the Auckland review to-morrow. .A’ largo detachment loaves to-night Jewellery Robbery at Tim aru. . Ti.uauu, To-day. W. H, Osborne and J. Drayton have been remanded till Friday next for break: into the promises latterly occupied by F. A. Sims and Co., and stealing therefrom jewellery and other goods valued at L2O, the property of the National Bank. Other charges are pending, the total value of property removed being Ll3O. Timber Thefts at Waimate. David Hayes was sentenced to two months’ imprisonment for stealing timber from a sawmill near Wuimate. A Hoax on the Orangemen. Forged documents, bearing the seal of the Magistrate’s Court, were served on some of tho Orangemen attending the late procession, charging them with carrying firearms, Official envelopes were used, and the matter is meeting searching hivestigation. A Swimmer Drowned. Dunedin, To-day. Frank Butler was drowned in attempting to swim across the Kawarau Falls. New Steamers for the Union Shipping Company. At the trial trip of the Boojum on Saturday, Mr. Mills announced that the Union Company are building a, number of new steamers. The Manipori, 285 feet long, 3G feet beam, and 25 feet depth of hold. She will be of the same power as the Roto mah ana j a twin screw, having,a carrying capacity of 300 tons, on a maximum draught of nine feet, and intended to trade between Hokitika, Greymouth,-. Westport, and Wanganui. A. .third steamer is intended to trade exclusively, from Westport to ports on the east coast, and so develop the coal resources at that port. She will carry 500 tons on a draught of lift. Three other steamers will be built of steel, and will somewhat resemble the Boojum. One is to tender the Waitaki at Wangarei, and trade between that port and Waipu ; another is to tender the company’s steamships at Gisborne ; and a third will be employed in tendering tho Waitaki at Tauranga, and keep up communication between that place and Qpotiki Two smaller steamers and three launches are to be in the colony by this time next year. More Stack Burning. Five stacks pf oats, belonging to Alexander Toungson, Popotunoa, were burned down on Friday. Incendiarism is suspected. They were insured in tlie Norwich Union for LI 50.

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NEW ZEALAND Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 187, 8 November 1880

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