Mails close at the Chief Post Office, Christchurch, for the following places a übject to necessary alterations) as under
Thursday, December, 23.
For Northern Ports and Australian Colonies, per Rotomahana, at 3.20 p.m. ; late fee letters, at 3.30 p.m. ; guard’s van, 4 p.m. train. For Akaroa and Otago, per Hawea, at 11.15 a. m. ; late fee letters, at 11.30 a.m.; guard’s van, 12 noon train. Friday, December 24.
For Northern Ports, per Penguin, at 7.30 p.m. ; guard’s van, 8.30 p.m. train. A supplementary mail per Penguin for late fee letters only will be closed on Saturday, 25th December (Christmas Day), at 7.30 p.m. Friday, December 31. For the United Kingdom, via San Francisco, Ac., 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 pan. on Saturday, January, 1, 1881. Late fee letters may be posted in the guard’s van attached to the 8.30 p.m train on Saturday, January 1.
On Saturday, December 25th (Christmas Day), all branches of the Post Office will be closed.
On Saturday, Ist January (New Year’s Day), all branches of the Post Office will he closed.
Mails close at the Ashburton Post Office, as follows : For Christchurch and North at 5.30 a. m. 10 a. m., and sp. in., daily. For Chertsey Ilakaia, &c., at 10 a. m. and 5 p. in. daily. For Dunedin, Tinwald, Winslow, Hinds, jldstrcnm, Rangitata, Orari, Winchester, and Geraldine, at 10 a.in. daily. For Temuka, at 0 a.in. and 10 a.m., daily. For Timaru and South, at 6 a.m., 10 a. m., and 4.20 p.m., daily. For Grcenstreet, Ashburton Forks, Mount Somers, and Ashburton Gorge, on Tuesdays and Fridays, at 10.30 a m. For Asliton, Watorton ami Longbeacb, at 4.30 p.m. daily. For Wakanui, F.lgin, and SeaSeld, on Tuesdays and Fridays, at 0 a.m. Mails arrive at the Ashburton Post Office — From Christchurch and Ilakaia at 10.25 a.m., 4.35 p.m., and 7.50 p.m. From Chertsey, Ac. at 10.25 a.m. daily. From Dunedin and intermediate places at 5.35 p.m. daily. Frem Temuka and Timaru at 10.15 a.m. 5.35 p.m., and 8.15 p.m. daily. From Greenstrcet, Ashburton Forks, Mount Somers, and Ashburton Gorge on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 3 p.m. From Ashton, Watorton, and Longbeach at 10 a.m. daily.
From Wakanui, Elgin, and Seafleld on Tuesdays and Fridays at 2.30 p. m.
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