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[per press association.]

Auckland, April 16; His Excellency the Governor is recovering from his indisposition. It is reported thac owing to the continued downpour of rain the township of Kawakawa, Bay of Islands, is almost surrounded by water.

Wang-anui, April 16. The Ministerial party returned by river to-day from their trip along the main Trunk b'ne. The Hons Fergus and Capt. Russell landed at Upokongoro and took horse to - catch the midday train at Aramoho for Wellington. All speak highly of the magnificent country, and IMr Christie Murray declares the Wan-1 ganui river to be the most beautiful of any he has yet seen in the world. There has been a rainfall of two inches here since Monday, and it has done much good. Wellington, April 16. Messrs Mnrray and Casey's drapery establishment, Cuba street, has been burglariously entered ; but, atlthough the shop has been thoroughly ransacked the proprietors only miss a few .shillings w f 6rth of coppers. Mi-Michael Prendergast, Justice of the Peace' at Palmerston North, has been committed to the Wellington Lunatic Asylum,

The Federated Wharf Laborers' Union, have taken strong objection to the system initiated by the Auckland Chamber of Commerce in setting up a Permanent Board of Arbitration, it being considered that such a Board should be a fairly representative body, and not appointed by any single interest. The matter is to be brought before the Trades and Labor Council. Christchurch, April 16. The first annual meeting of the Canterbuiy Grocers' Association was held today, Mr J. H. Gilchrist was re-elected President. . The report stated that the Association was in a very flourishing condition, witß 87 members. It wjvs decided to close members' places of business at 6 p.m. on Saturdays. The Association includes grocers of Christchurch, Lyttelton, Rangiora, Kaiapoi, Ashburton, Akaroa, and other country districts. Timaru, April 16.

The Timaru Harbqr Boa.rd yesterday instructed their Engineer to fix by next meeting a point beyond which the shingle cannot be allowed to accumulate along the breakwater without damage to the harbor, and earmarked £10,000 of loan balance to meet future expenditure on the shingle if needed. A minority objected to the latter that the liability was too remote. The Board resolved to proceed with the drafting of a Bill to enable them to make levies on the local rating bodies, to save, the cost of collecting a separate harbor rate,

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INTERPROVINCIAL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2403, 17 April 1890

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INTERPROVINCIAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2403, 17 April 1890

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