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Wellington-, August 27. The Postal Pepartment have completed arrangements for the conveyance of mails in the event of the coastal steamers being laid up from the Bluff to Lyttejfcou, and from Wellington to Taranaki and Napier. The main lines o| communication can be kept open by. rail, and the Government steamers Jlinemoa and Stella will be placed at tha disposal of the Department to carry mails between Lyttelton and Wellington, and New Plymouth and Manukau. If necessity arises the steamers ■will be manned by members of the Permanent Artillery force. The Union Company's steamers in noj;t to-day when the crews requested, to gi,"ve notice of their intention to. leave vessels were the Rotorua, Tak&puna,, Manawatu, Grafton, and Waihi. Th© Penguin came in hb<n\ & day-, Tli© crews of the Roto,^l*,l*, Penguin! and; TajSapuna will not be taken out u,ntil thos@ vessels go to I)unedin, as the. men were shipped at that port. The orews of the Grafton, JMEanaw,atu, and Waihi having been shipped in Wellington, will come out here. The Union Company have withdrawn their advertised time-table, and ■*$& advertising for A.B.s, firemen, and trimmers. In anticipation ojf «iifiiculties arising from want of fw,ejt, the Railway Cony missior^(irs will at once reduce the* train service on the Napier, WangAimi, and Wellington sections to four c^ays a, week. : Large reductions will also be made in the service on the Hiirunui-Bluff section^ iai ccoiHQqUfence, of suspension of ajfcl port traffic. All workshops a,ra fco be worked only four days a week.

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HOW NEW ZEALAND IS AFFECTED., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2503, 28 August 1890

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HOW NEW ZEALAND IS AFFECTED. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2503, 28 August 1890

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