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(Per Press Association.) Maori ItemsHawera, To-day. A gentleman just returned from the new camp stalei that there are 170 men there under the command of Major Goring and Captain’s Newan and Fortesque. He goes on—The camp is about five miles from Piringarehei, and not far from the old camp at Pukehinau. The men will be employed in road making between Pingarehei and Opoua. The fence at the Opunake side is not a recent erection ; it has been there for five or six months, and encloses two acres of potatoes. The road is impassable, as it was merely scratched last year, and not formed. The fencing at Waitaki has no political significance, so far as I can learn. There are some old clearings and burial places in the vicinity. It is not improbable that some reserves may be made there. The ringleader, although recently returned from prison, says that the pakeha will not again get a chance of putting him in Lyttelton Gaol. The natives appear notorious for the subdivision qf their holdings, and Sir Wm. Fox is likely to have a busy time of it. The fire af Farjhaka' wag a yery small affair, and but little damage wag dpp§. Dropped Out, Wellington, To-day. Hailstorm and On Dit have been scratched for all engagements. The San Francisco Mails. T’he Zealandia, with the London mails of bbth Ppyember, left San Francisco for Auckland on Tyfesday the 13th, ult., three days later than form table date. The City of -Sydney, with the January Colonial mails, arrived at San Francisco, on the 30th ult., two days later than time table date. Jatal Fall of a Scaffold. An accident at Waikanae bridge this morning A fccah'ojcling gave way and one man, named Johnstdnpvyys killed. Two others seriously injured were brought to the hospital. An Appeal Sustained. Dunedin, To day. At the Magistrate’s Court, Mr. Simpson, R.M., recently held that the Harbor Board were liable to be rated for by the Corporation for the reclaimed land. A special case was stated for the Supreme Court, and their Honors Judges Johnston and Williams sustained the Board’s appeal, holding that land reclaimed or used for harbor works was exempt, under section 10 oif tHe' Municipal Corporations 4pt Amendment Act, 187,5.' ’ '

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NEW ZEALAND, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 258, 2 February 1881

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NEW ZEALAND Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 258, 2 February 1881