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NEW ZEALAND

(Per Press Association.) Wreck of the Lady Don. Auckland, To-day. The Lady Don has been wrecker at Hokianga, but all the hands are saved. Rashly Importunate. A gum digger named Nixon commuted suicide by hanging himself at Kawak-iwa. The Governor’s Tour. Wellington, To-day The Governor starts on a tour of the North Island on Friday next. He visits Auckland first, then Waikato, Napier, Pahnersion, Wanganui, and New Plymouth, stopping at all the intermediate places of any note. A Sailor Drowned.

A seaman named Rickets, who ■ ame ashore from the schooner Fleet win - on Thursday, is missing. A pair of jots found at the end of the wharf arc idem tied as his, and it is feared he attempt 'd to swim to the vessel and was drowned. Pigeon Flying. Christchurch, To-d <y. The Christchurch Pigeon Club Zvices took place to-day. The run from R -Heston to Christchurch, 14 miles, was a tie between Mr. Foulkes’ Chippendale and Mr. Ashby’s Blueskin, both doing. the distance in 16i minutes. For the C hampion Race, from Dunedin, 233 miles. Mr. Foulkes’ Blair Athol and Blue Y Ilian tied, the time occupied being 8 hou 3 35 minutes 15 seconds. A Handsome Present. Dunedin, To-day. The weather is threatening, but nc rain is falling. (12.30) There is a large attendance at the Caledonian Sports. Mr. Inglia, draper, who paid over L4OO for the booths and privileges has had to present the booths to two publicans, 1.3 he was unable to obtain a license to sell. 2.15. Heavy rain has put a stop to everything and cleared the ground. A Cool Customer. At the City Court, John Christie, alias Lee, the notorious horse-stealer, now undergoing a sentence, was couimitt ;d for trial this morning, for horse-steal; i;g at Naseby in October last. He roue the horse to town, and was on his back, iu Princes street, when he was arrested on another charge. Gold Returns. The Cromwell Company obtained 350 ounces gold from nearly 500 tons of stone ; the Oome-in-Time Company, at Boa iigo, got 110 ounces from 350 tons ; ami. the Homeward Bound, at Arrow, 286 ounces from 430 tons of stone. -

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NEW ZEALAND Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 232, 3 January 1881

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