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[pee, press association J Auckland, August 12. The feeling in Wangarei respecting the future of Puhipuhi is one of great confidence. An offer of £20,000 has been received from a Sydney syndicate for the Puhipuhi prospectors' mine, £10,000 being cash and £10,000 in shares. Thomas McKeelan, miner, died suddenly at his residence, Whangarata. WoODVILLE, August 12. A man named Walton is missing.. The horse which he had been riding was found in the gorge, and the police searched the river without finding any trace of him. A search party is being organised. Invercaroill, August 12. | A rock about 33 feet long has been discovered in the channel entering Bluff harbor, where the Admiralty chart shows 27 feet of water. Several peaks of the reef have only 20 feet over them at low water, and are so sharp that the lead cannot rest on them. An enthusiastic representative meeting was held to-night to discuss the railway tariff, principally that for the carriage of live and dead stock in the district, which is alleged Lo differentiate against Southland as compared with other parts of the colony. The following resolutions were carried :—"(1) That the existing railway tfiriff arrangements are highly unsatisfactory and detrimental to the interests of this district; (2) that this meeting is of opinion that in particular the rales charged for the conveyance of live and dead stock and wool arc seriously retarding the advancement of the agricultural and commercial interests of Southland, and call for immediate amendment; (3) that as the Commissioners have declared their inability to make any material alteration in the existing tariff without the sanction of the Legislature, the members for the district be requested to bring the matter under the notice of Parliament with a view to obtaining the necessary redress."

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INTERPROVINCIAL, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2490, 13 August 1890

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INTERPROVINCIAL Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2490, 13 August 1890