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(Per Tress Association.) The Governor’s Tour Auckland, To-day. A Star special says that the Governor left Ohinemutn yesterday for Whakarewarewa en route to Rotomahana. At Te Wairoa, Te Pangipuaneke and other chiefs of the Takourngi, let their men out along the road to meet the Vice-Regal party, and returned singing songs of welcome. Captain Mair accompanied the Governor through the native districts. , A Probable, Row. The natives held a monster meeting yesterday to consider the course of action to be pursued with regard to the land courts. Nothing was settled, and probably there will be a great row between the rival claimants. Not Sufficient Enterprise. Gkahamstown, To-day.

The reports from Te Aroha are not so promising. Men are working steadily, but no rich finds are reported. The claim-holders are making strenuous efforts' to get a crushing battery erected, but the residents of, the Thames and Auckland refused to take shares in the undertaking. • . Waterlogged. Napier, To-day.

The Silver Cloud, 820 tons, from Newcastle, N. S'. W., while , being kedged into the wharf, broke' the hawser, swerving round, bumped heavily, and broke her stern post. She now has grounded at the. neck of the channel, between the piers, and nearly waterlogged. The ship belongs to Vautier of Napier. The Fencers at Work Again. Opunakb, To-day.

Since the evacuation of the camp at Opua, four miles from Opunake, the natives have erected fences across the new. road here, which still remain, necessitating the public travelling some miles over a heavy beach. Going to Law, Wellington, To-day. The captain of the schooner Fleetwiag, which came in first in the Coasters Race at the regatta, but was disqualified on the .ground of not having Sailed the proper course, was summoned by the Regatta Committee for the amount of the prize money and trophy. The case will be heard on Monday. A Christchurch Conviction Quashed. At the Appeal Court, this morning, judgment was given in the Crown appeal case, Murphy v. the Queen, an application to reverse the judgment upon a verdict given at the Supreme Court; Christchurch —the prisoner being sentenced to 4 years’ penal servitude for forgery. The application was successful, and the prisoner was discharged. The Australians at Timaru. Timaru, To-day. The Australians arrived from Oamaru this-morning, and started at noon for tile cricket ground,' which is two miles from town. Play was 1 commenced at 1 o’clock. Black was chosen as umpire for the Australians, and Dundas for’ the local team. The Australians went first to the wickets and Gioube scored 19, when he was thrown out.

Drowned. Dunedin, To-day. Mr. 0. E. Blanck, oil manufacturer, was drowned at Pelichet Bay at two o’clock this morning. Ho was returning homo on horseback. The deceased was insured ,in the Accident Insurance Company for LSOO. At a Popular Price. The Daily publishes at a penny from the Ist February, Cricket. The iuter-provincial cricket match will be played at Christchurch on February 34th, 25th, and 2Gth. : Tobin, of Melbourne;, plays for Australia at Canterbury. ' ‘

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NEW ZEALAND., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 252, 26 January 1881

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NEW ZEALAND. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 252, 26 January 1881