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Threshing has been general in the district for the past week or two, two mills operating almost side by side; and judging by reports to hand the farmers should be well satisfied with the returns, one paddock of 30 acres of Tuscan yielding close on 70 bushels to the acre, while yields of 50 bushels an acre are common. There is still a quantity of Deas and clover to thresh. The drying winds lately have greatly helped in the harvesting of these cereals, which have been stacked in good order, and, like the wheat, promise good returns. Owing to the difficulty of getting fat sheep 1 away, the farmers are mostly overstocked, but feed has been fairly plentiful, and stock does not appear to have suffered very much from the dry weather. The cream supply is still well maintained, but can be expected to fall away as the cold weather increases". ■ •'-.-As-the' result .'of an interview .'some of the residents of the district held, with the Postmaster-General, a daily^ mail service now replaces the previous triweekly service.

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MARONAN., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9605, 9 May 1919

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MARONAN. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9605, 9 May 1919

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