Mails close at the Chief Post Office, Christchurch, for the following places (subject to necessary alterations) as under:— For Otago and Australian Colonies, per Te Anau. Wednesday, December 15. For the United Kingdom, via Brindisi (for specially addressed correspondence only), Continent of Europe, Point de Gallo, India, the East, Aden, Mauritius, Natal, Cape of Good Hope, Suez, the Mediterranean Ports, Australian Colonies, &c.: —Ordinary letters at 7 a.m. ; books and newspapers at 6 a. in. ; registered letters at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, December 14th ; money orders at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, December 14. Late fee letters may be posted in the travelling Post Office van attached to the express train on Wednesday, 15th December. Friday, December 31. For the United Kingdom, via San Francisco, &0., as under Money orders and registered letters, at 5. p.m.; books and newspapers, at 9 p.m.; ordinary letters, at 10 p.m. A supplementary mail will be closed at 7 p.m. on Saturday, January, 1, 1881. Late fee letters may be posted in the guard’s van attached to the 8.30 p.m. train >n Saturday, January 1. Mails close at the Ashburton Post Office, as follows: —
For Christchurch and North at 5.30 a. ra. 10 a.m., and 5 p.m., daily. For Chertsey Kakaia, &c., at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily. For Dunedin, Tinwald, Winslow, Hinds, •Coldstream, Rangitata, Orari, Winchester, and Geraldine, at 10 a. m. daily. For Temuka, at 6 a.m. and 10 a.m., daily. For Titnaru and South, at 6 a.m., 10 A.m. , and 4.20 p.m., daily. ■ For Greenstreet, Ashburton Forks, Mount Somers, and Ashburton Gorge, on Tuesdays and Fridays, at 10.30 a m. For Ashton, Waterton and Longbeach, at 4.30 p.m. daily. For Wakanui, Elgin, and Seafield, on Tuesdays and Fridays, at 6 a.m.
Mails arrive at the Ashburton Post Office— From Christchurch and Rakaia at 10.25 a.ra., 4.35 p.m., and 7.50 p.m. From Chertsey, &c. at 10.25 a. m. daily. From Dunedin and intermediate places at 5.35 p.m. daily. Frein Temuka and Timaru at 10.15 a. m. 5.35 p.m., and 8.15 p.m. daily. From Greenstreet, Ashburton Forks, Mount Somers, and Ashburton Gorge on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 3 p.m. ■ From Ashton, Waterton, and Longbeach at 10 a. m. daily. From Wakanui, Elgin, and Seafield on Tuesdays and Fridays at 2.30 p.m. W. St. G. Douglas, Postmaster.
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