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(THR PRESS ASSOCIATION.) Auckland, February 15. Owing to the faot, that certain concessions oonld not be obtained from the Shipping Companies and Railway Depart* merit, and to o her adverse olroumstanoes, the projected Beekeepers Association Convention has been indefinitely post* poned. Gisboene, Februtry 15. The Australia baa been floated off the < rooks at Oreti where she stranded yesterday, and ia no* steaming towards Glsborne. Do damage of any oonsequenoe has been done. Wellington, February 15. The police m the districts through whioh Te Kootl will pass on his way to Poverty Bay, have been instructed to arrest any person, whether European or Native, who may be polity of oondnct likely to lead to a breach of the peaoe. ' Serioai oomplaipts are being made about the Oity water supply. As the water Is drawn from the taps a strong emell is detected; The cause is attri* bated to the Polhlll gaily supply, whioh was turned on while » burst la tbe pipe of the Wal-nul-o-m»ta supply was being repaired. Mr W. S. Held, Solicitor-General and Oolonel Haaltata, have been appointed a Commlftßlou of El quiry into the differences between Judge Rawsoo and several residents of New Plymouth. OhriBTOHCBOH, February 15. A citizen of Chriatchurob was this week I greatly pleased and surprised at receiving I a oheque for £52 10j under the following oiroamstanoes : — Some years ago a mortgagee advanced him money on some property at 10 per cenr, which was at that time no extravagant rate of Interest. However, the mortgagee, whose seonrlty has been released, now writes to tbe effeot that he considers so high a rate to be prejudicial to tbe prosperity of the country, and accordingly returns the amount named above. The Secretary of the Lytteltou Harbor Board telegraphed to Admiral Fairfax offering the me of the do ok free of cost for any of the thips under the Admiral's command: The Admiral's Seoretary replied thanking the Board, but stating that at present there is no intention to dock the " Rapid."

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2065, 16 February 1889

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INTERPROVINCIAL NEWS Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2065, 16 February 1889