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Auckland, April 9. The excursionists who have been weatherbound at Tiri Island since Monday last were brought back to Auckland tonight by the steamer Awina, which had been chartered for the purpose;. A strong gale has been blowing for some days, with heavy rain, and shipping "work has been seriously interfered with.
Napier, April 9. A trial of the Howard Geddes sheepshearing machine was held to-day at Nelson Bros,' works, Tomoana, and was largely attended by sheep farmers, who expressed themselves as highly pleased with its performances. Last season two large sheds used the machines, with entire satisfaction, and a number of other sheds will be fitted for the next shearing season.
Weixington, April 9. Owing to the prevalence of influenza among •• the teachers and scholars, the Mount Cook school committee have closed their three schools (boys, girls, and inifarits) from. this morning. Clyde Quay school will also be closed from to-morrow. Medical men state that the epidemic as yet is of the mildest form. ■-; \ News has been received here'rbf the xleath at Bareilly, in India, of Major Eccles, formerly on Sir William" Jervois'; staff. . ;
The ship Merope, for London, which was ready for sea on Thursday last, is unable to sail owing to the majority of her crew being affected with La Grippe.
Timartj, April 9,
A man named J. Mulvahill, has been killed by a fall of earth in a deep waterrace cutting near Geraldine.
The Qripps patients are more numerous in the town and back to the Mackenzie Country.
Dunbdin, April 9.
An application was made to-day for a rehearing in the case in which £25 damages were given for alleged damage from poisonous matter in ginger ale. Mr Carew reserved his decision.
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INTERPROVINCIAL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2397, 10 April 1890
INTERPROVINCIAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2397, 10 April 1890
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