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WELLINGTON, February 9 The Minister of Internal Affairs intends recommending to Cabinet tho reservation of a large area of land at •Kaipara Head*, extending northwards from the lighthouse, as a sanctuary for water-fowl and other birds. He vi&ited the place during his recent northern taur and was able to dispose of some difficulties which stood in -the way oi making this practically worthless area useful as a breeding ground for black swan, duck and other birds. Mr bow nan, the owner of 14,000 acres adjoining the Government land, is willing to sell at a reasonable price There is a chain of fresh-water lakes on tho proposed sanctuary amongst the sandhills. Hero the birds are to be found in great numbers. The Maoris have fishing rights in the district'and they are satisfied that the proposed reservation will not infringe their interests, though t,i!«v will not bo nh\^ v I take swans' and ducks' fggs m (;>, future.

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BIRD SANCTUARY., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8790, 10 February 1914

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BIRD SANCTUARY. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8790, 10 February 1914

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