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[per press association.] Christmas at Pungarehu. Pgngarehu, To-day. Christmas was chiefly celebrated by all the men having a holiday. Many of the tents were decorated, and at night illuminated, which presented a very pleasing effect The men behaved themselves well, and not a single case of insubordination or drunkenness has been reported. Destroying Crops. Two hundred men went out yesterday and destroyed about 150 acres of Maori crops. About the same number of men have gone out again this morning. Confiscation. It is stated here that Government have confiscated 60,000 acres of land as indemnity for the cost of suppressing the recent proceedings. Under Consideration. Wellington, To-day. The Government have under consideration the appointment of a Commission to consider the land claims of Volunteers who have taken part in the wars in New Zealand.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 520, 28 December 1881

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TELEGRAMS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 520, 28 December 1881