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Auckland, May 8. At the Zaalandla Rink, the race for the five-ml/e skating ohamptonihip cf New Zealand was was won by J. Eaton. Time, lSmln 43£seoi, the fastest m the aolony. The Tahauogi ohlef Tekapi and some other Rotorua chiefs have been at Te Kootl's settlement with the petition to tbe Qaeen that their lands may be restored to them. They ware not particularly successful In getting signatures. Te Kootl remarked that they had sold the land and •pent the money, and now they wanted the land baok again. Ho regarded such conduot ss childish.
NapibA, May 8. The exports from Hawka's B*y this ye»r will exceed a million sterling, showing an Increase of of over 30 per cent on last year's return?. The oUlef increases are In wool, frczm meat, and timber,
Gisborne,' May 8. Ahd named Oooper, who took some horses to the river to water, was found last night Insensible from oononssioo of the brain. Hs has remained insensible all day.
Woodvillb, May 8. The long tunnel on tho gorge line Is now pierced. The length U 600 yards, and the contractors have been at it twelve months, Wellington, May 8. Bomo dUappolntmens Is felt at the Exhibition Committee having succeeded In . raising only £168. Efforts «te to bo made ; to lnoreaie the ram* j
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