Mails close at the Chief Post Office, Christchurch, for the following places (subject to necessary alterations) as under: —
Wednesday, January 4. For Cape Town, per Ocean Ranger (for specially addressed letters only), at 11.15 a.m. ; late fee letters, 11.30 a.m. ; guard’s van, 12 noon train. For Chatham Islands, per Island Lily, at 7.30 a.m.
For Otago and Australian Colonies, via the Bluff, per Te Anau, at 4.20 p.m. ; late fee letters at 435 p.m. ; guard’s van, 5.25 p.m. train.
Mails close at the Ashburton Post Office, as follows: — For Christchurch and North at 5.30 a. m. 10 a.m., and 5 p.m., daily. For Chertsey Rakaia, &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 Timaru and South, at 6 a.m., 10 a.m., and 420 p.m., daily. For Greenstreet, Ashburton Forks, Mount Somers, and Ashburton Gorge, on Tuesdays and Fr'days, at 10.30 a m. For Ashton, Waterton and Longbeach, at 430 p.m. daily. For Wakanui, Flgin, Seafield, Rowland, and Ky’e, on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, at 6 a-m.
Mails arrive at the Ashburton Post Office—
From Christchurch and Rakaia at 10.25 a.m., 435 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. u. daily. From Temuka and Timaru at 10.15 a. m. 5.36 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 Elg’n, Wakanui, Seafield, Rowland and Kyle, on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, at 4 p.m. W. St. G. Douglas, Postmaster.
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