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INTERPROVINCIAL.

[per pkess association.]

Auckland, Mftv 6. The effort to secure, a holfday on. Satm*day afternoon for drapers* assistants has every probability of success. A nativo meeting, called by Tawhiao, has been held near Mercer, about 1500 being present. Tawhiao's object in holding the convention seems to have been his desire to establish his title bpvo^d I dispute, and form an inc^eponi^on^ Maori | Parliament.' T\\g, m'cqidsihion was coolly yccc-ivetl, and Taiwhanga and the Ngapuhi tribe left tho Assembly. The meeting then collapsed. . ° Wklungton, JVJay 6. Overtures have lately becAii made.' by a W- li: y -.'. - .--■.-■ ■v-anti j "tp ) 6)vtt"e';rs of flax ■ ■■ N i : .'district for continuing littx-m.iiuug opei'ations,, and it is understood, that in consequence several mills will ro-open in a few days. Great complaints are made of the difficulty of obtaining servant girls. Tho Dunedjn Eslubition, was responsible {qx

drawing away a large number, but the registry offices state that many more have pone to Melbourne, where there is a great demand for domestic servants and higher wages are offered than can be obtained here.

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INTERPROVINCIAL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2423, 7 May 1890

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INTERPROVINCIAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2423, 7 May 1890

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