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The Canterbury settlors at Walmamaku Valley, Hokiacga HeaJs, h*vo sent down '.0 Obtistohurob a sample of product" grown by thorn — muoh of It grown by people who entered luto possession ot (heir "Homestead" sections lea than taralve months ago, when they found their land covered by luxurlunt forest or heavy manuka. During that time they have of nest-Baity workod for wciges on farms out4lde of their laud One of the objtc sof sending the consignment ia to convince I their southern friends that there is good j land m tbe "Fjr North," and tha- all j kinds of vegetables that can be grown m I Uhrletohuroh oan be grown there, and that variety of Irults oan bo successfully grown that the South Inland ia not warm enough to grow. There ate several varieties of pctUoes, including Sutton's Redskin, Flour Ball, Magnum Bocum, Early Rose, and two Maori varieties. Kumaras, a spco'us of ojuvolvo'u*. yield a heavier ocop thin potatoes, and are more nutritions than potatoes. Amongst other things sent are water melons, rook melocs, malzj (several varieties) Taimaniftn rye, o*pe barley, haricot beans, white, Dutch, and scarlet runner beans, wheat, millet, Virginian tobaooo, Mexican tomatoes, Passion fruit, ridge oaoamber, tubers of arrowroot, ctrrots, parsnips, onions and sorghum. The public oan inspect the above at the chop of Mr Nancorrow, next the White Heart. After a few days the - samples are to be sold, and the proceeds handed to the patients' relief fund, Ohristohurch Hospital. At the rooms of the Canterbury A. and P. Association oan be Been some olover hay, also grown at this settlement. Tbe three oases were grown there — that Ip, the kauri was out oontiguous to their land, — Press.

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THE HOKIANGA SETTLEMENT., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2113, 18 April 1889

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THE HOKIANGA SETTLEMENT. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2113, 18 April 1889