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LOCAL AND GENERAL.

Accident,---Mr T. Ma.efield'a ho.se, which fell at the slaughterhouse on the AkaroaGerman Bar road, bas made a remarkable recovery, and will ptofcabVy be able to> travel | tomorrow. :

Akaboa Boatslip—Nothing further seems to have been done about the fisherman's boat slip for which the Government have voted £50. Tho alip will be at tbe bend on the road to Green. Point at the site of the old Akaroa baths, The amount of the grant is again on thi year's estimates.

Cboqoet—The members of the Wai Iti Croquet Club are having a tournament on Mrs, Armstrong's lawn to-day, commencing at 230p m. .harp. Tl ere will be general afternoon tea for all croquet members, and a good attendance of members is requested.

Sheei' Guessing Coji.eti.on.—At the Show laet Thursday the result of the weightguessing competition was as follows:—A. Barker, W. Kearney and T. fcjbadbolt 821b?, and VV. B, Shadbolt 82_lbs. Tho sheep weighed 32Jlbs, co the four men, being the nearest fiuessers, divided the sbeep. The Association obtained £3 10s for the various guesses.

Hew Akaeoa Vicabaoe—Fome days ago a start was made with the road leading to the new Vicarage at Akaroa. The building will be on tho section adjoining the new Akaroa school, Bad will be on the level pieoe of ground where an old orchard was planted. The new road into the seotion from Beach road is a zig-zag one, and some ohainß in length. The proposed Sunday schoolroom will be built at the lower end pf the section at a point opposite Mrs Fergus's hoardings house.

Back Page.—A reporjt of the tennis match iittle Akaloa v. Akaroa appears on our '.-jurth page.

New Zealand Railways. Notice re railway concessions for the Auckland Exhibition ii given elsewhere;

Akakoa County Council. --Ths s nnu-il meeting of the Akaroa Ccunty Cowil »t'l be held at Duvauchelle a'noon on Wednesday (toTuorrow).

Borough Seats-One of the Council's =eats has been l.ving under r. small f.nl of e-rth by the old Akaroa Boating Club sheds for months pist. Not only does Ihe upturned peat look very untidy, but n.s many -ea's as possible are required the birough, and it is a pity to see a food one wasting.

Little River Fict.rks.—A very fine programme of pictures will be screened at J Little River to-night. Tbe films include the two stars, "Relief of Lucknow" and '• Yen geance is Mine," a powerful drama—"The Miscarriage of Justice, and a comic. "The Rebellion of Martha," in which the favourite John Bunny takes part, and acts the disagreeable brother to perfection. There is also a fine collection of the Gaumont Graphic collection ot the world'B events, and several fine scenios.

A Fine Collection.—The pup'ls of the Akaroa High _School have sent away to-day a tine colleotion of plant' and shrubs to the Auckland Exhibition as specimens of th e fl-ra of Banks Peninsula. The specimens have all been ob'ained and mounted by the pupils themselves, ard tha style of tho mounting is a credit to the children, Mr Gray, tbe secondary master, is a recognised authority on native plants, and the children are fortunate in having such a good instructor in native botany. That the pupils have benefitted by tho opportunity is clearly shown by the style of the specimens. In the colleotion, which had to be curtailed owing io the lack of notice, the items of special interest are the plants peculiar to Banks Peninsula, which include the mountain daisy and the pink veronica. There were about specimens in the Collection.

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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4350, 25 November 1913

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4350, 25 November 1913

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