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Auckland, April 8. A number of new mining companies have started operations at the Puhipuhi field. A proposal is on foot to form a company to purchase a crushing plant. New Plymouth, April 8. A letter received by last mail states that the company which has been formed In London to work the petroleum a.t New Plymouth will commence operations in May next. Masteeton, April 8. Influenza and Typoid fever are very prevalent in the Forty-mile Bush. Wellington, April 8. The Maoris at Orakei have been celebrating the Jubilee of the introduction of Christianity among them. Bishop Hadfield was one of the clergymen who originally preached the Gospel to them. There was a great gathering of Natives from all parts of the province, and the celebration concluded with a procession of 500 Maoris, clad in white, to the Church. Tawhiao's great Native meeting has been fixed for April 24th.
Dunbdin, April 8. Carlton 0. Fynmore, seventeen years old, a cadet; in the Railway service, was run over by some trucks this afternoon, while he was engaged in removing tickets, a stone having tripped him, which caused him to fall in front of the trucks. He was removed to the hospital, where he died.
Three fishermen while plying their vocation at the Heads this morning, found the body of a man in their net. It has been identified as that of James Rodger, of Portobello, who has been missing for more than a week. At the inquest a verdict of " Found drowned " was returned. The deceased had been in an asylum some time ago.
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INTEPROVINCIAL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XII, Issue 2396, 9 April 1890
INTEPROVINCIAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XII, Issue 2396, 9 April 1890
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