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SOUTH RAKAIA.

(From oub own Cohrespondint.)

During tho past few weeks a very oonBlderable number of Bh<?ep have been despatched south, but owing to the high freights the railway getu but a small portion of the stook and the roads are used. List wook Mr Seorotan, agent fur the New Zsal&nd Loku and Morowttiie Agency Co., chartered a special t,ri*io oonsUttog of thlzty doublo deokera carry - inj> two thousand one hundred shoep sooth To-day he deapatohes another opeoinl of thirty truoka whh two thousand thrcn hundred. Both oonalgoments are fur Gore, and all the sheep are young sound merino ewes. At present the loading yards are not In a good state for working, and Improve- , mentß at a very slight cost would be a great oonvenienoe. 81ncej|tbe rain came there has been great growth of grass, and the pastures I are looking green and fresh. Should frosts keep off a little longer we ought to have some fair winter feed, The weather lately has been splendid, and the warm rain whioh fell to-day (should greatly improve matters. A meeting was held last evening and tteps taken for the formation of a Skating Rink Olub. A sub-committeee was appointed to arrange details with the Town H»ll Oo eto , and report to a fuller meeting. The proponed;railway tralo alterations do not ssem likely to glva aoy satisfaction at all as far as tbii distriot Is concerned, and Indeed if carried out will give general dissrtisfaotion, and the department will lose by it.

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SOUTH RAKAIA. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2104, 12 April 1889

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