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1 ■. ■ .» ., (Pbr Pkbss AssociailoN.) I Avqklakd, March 19* & The annual meeting of the New Zealand Alliance was held to day, when Sir W, Fox was re-eleeked President, Resolution! were agreed to confirming the constitutions! right of the people |to scppreis the liquer traffic, and urging that the exercise of tho direot veto be absolutely unfettered, expressing the opinion that compensation to liquor settlers wai contrary to political equity, social justice, and British law, and regretting the proposition for the establishment of State distilleries Hojlitixa, March 12. A curious complication has arisen over the Knraara racecourse. The Kamara Borough Council expended £1200 borough funds m making the racecourse on a reserve not their property, simply gaz9tted withdraws from goldfi ilds. They have also leased rhe reserve to the Jookey Club for twentyone years, an 4 given various rights over it. The matter was brought before the Auditor-General, who had already passed £ICOO of the expenditure, but is now instituting a searching inquiry. It feemc the Auditor General was a little oareieu m passing the first £1000, but will prooably surcharge the Councillors. Webifobt, Maroh 12. Messra Wilkle 8.-oe. and Wihion are bringing down some hundred cOa-anton men from Auckland, per Omapere on Friday, co work on their Gape Foulwind contraot. Fearing opponstloQ from the Union men at present employed) they hart applied for extra police protection. Dunzdih, Maroh 12. Eight boxes of salmon ova, containing 56.000 eggs, brought by the Aorangi, hava arrived In fine ondltton, They ware nnder the care of Me O. Young, ohlef engineer. Heavy rain commenced to fall at itz o'clock, and has continued ever sinoe. This pats an end to tbe water famine, whioh was becoming very severe In the suburbi. Most of the orops on the Trier I have been out, and any slight damage by the rain will be more than compensated for by th* growthof feed.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2086, 13 March 1889

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INTERPROVINCIAL NEWS Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2086, 13 March 1889