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Akaroa Post Office.—Tender* lor the irw poßt office at Ahuroa closed yp=te-rday, Rale Day.—To.-day is tale day at Duvru ihello Trout Fiphino in Akakoa HAnnouit, -A ather remarkable catoh wa3 landed on the AJ'aroa wlnif yesterday, when a visiter fishing with a line, landed a fine trout. Lyttelton Reoatta Aba.nhdnt.d —The [jyttfclton Regatta held usuilly on New Year's Day has been abandoned this year owing to the strikp. If the strike were continued up to January Ist, the public would not be allowed on the waterfront. Akaroa Regatta,— The following crews have been selected to represent the Cure Boating Club nt the Akfiroa Regatta: — Maiden' Four -J. Cooksley (stroke), E. Morrh, H Cooksley, L, Pearce, Maiden Double Sculls— J. Cooksley (stroke), H. Oooksley. Youths' Double Sculls—P Clarke (3t:o';f), S. Turnbull. Little Biveu Perch,—The season for perch opened on Decpmber Ist. Little River is tha most popular re3ort for perch li,hermen, although there are said to ba plenty oi fish in the Kaituna, Akmioa Water Bksfrvoir.—The borough workn en are still engaged on the work ol J3linirg the bottom and walls of the watei Viservoir with cemeit. They hive had c good deal of bai luck, a3 the rain has severa timfis washfd the cunent away. It is hopec the job w'.H be finished at the end of th< week. School Cookeky Class,—U the completioi of the year's work on Tuesday last the schoo class of cookery, carried on in the PoninsuU Technical School by MUs Lynsksy, had £ practical examination. In the senior divisioi prizes wen awarded to Lorna Armstrong am Mary Checkly, and in the junior to Morvei Fergus, Ethel Pilkington wo 1 tho priz for the neatest notebook in the year. Akaroa Regatta—A special meeting/; the Akaroa Regatta will beheld at the CoOii oil Chambers at 8 pm. to-morrow night t< consider the postponement of the -Regatta The training ot the Cbristchuroh ' rowin crews has bean held up, as most crtha mem bers are acting as special cnnstrvbles. It i also very uncertain whether tho Union Corn pany can send an excursion steamsr round. S.S. Hinemoa.-The Government steama Hinemoa, which arrived at Alr.r > on Won day last, is sfll in the hat* iU&js'< southerly gale has prevent*itfiT^.jftiW(i stores at tbp ( »Akiioa TO.'ft weathei was tJ ' jfrptirtg i existed to i! the stoics at the Li«s I hh «c tome tiMe ,day. ,/ i I'wtjT r ' *y 'EiLi r MrriE,— Npw tha trolitn" tl * ■ % iVas bten puccesf-fully trie in i Luke It nurr- '-aya the " LytteUp rnpc« ") (i..n» elioi/v) be a good opening fo j an eXtiUM'tflt el Ivf <!rt Lake Forsyth.^h j latt«i% Aku ia bo teeming with trptii a & nfb * few are^.tuka; icßi , l> ibern are no favourable r« poiird iiO'ii Littli River about the big fia running ip BtiPTn yet, but ple?^-: : e|4|f; smaller trout arc being ta on. »'*■■*s* \ Bidlis in State Schools.—Thrbugljou I Canterbury and Westland Sunday, Decembe 14th, is to be observed as Bible in Stat School* J>ague Sunday in the Church c England, Presb.vterian, Methodist and Fc ! vatioD Army, At St. Peter's Church, \ Akatoa, Rev. G. B, Fox* vicar at liittlp I River, will preach at 11 a.m. and 7 'M> \, jii , and at St. John's, Duvauchelle, at 2 -15 p m. on that date. Rev. A. H. Julius will lake the services at Little River. ~,. - Tennis.—A verjfjjjfaffant ceremony took place ye3ter l ' 3 at '.ao Akaroa Lawn Tennis Court«jvh,!f',' , '"< ntdtion of a silver teapot ■ ■••'vJibTß of tha Club to Mips C. V* ' r - tho occasion of her approaching ■0 '3 y. Air E. E. Lelievre, in a few well- / jr -eu -'ords, refened to Miss Bruce's ser- '' .-,u2S » " B,Club, and wished her success in 1.. J!u ■);>'• Site. Airs Armstrong made the pA-scntiition, voicing the regret of raembars at her departure, and their good wishes for her new life. Miss Bruce thanked them ali for the gift, and Faid she would ahvaye re , member the pleasant days spent on the Akaroa courts,—The Opawa Club meets the Akaroa Club at Akaroa to-morrow (Saturday) play commencing at 2 p m. The following 13 the Akaroa team :—MLsses M. Vangioni, Sforrison, M. Jacobson, ond F. Vangioni or fc , . Jacobson, Meesrs G. Elenuing. Foreter, Donnell, and Poehin. MoTon Boat Missing —Heme at xiety v;as expresfjod at LytU-ltori on Wednesday night regarding the safety 0|... j<hn Duffel and Samuel Bamford, two well-known water , siders, who loft on R|onday afternoon in a small motor beat owned by E. Gillard, for Pigeon Bay, where they intended to do soma fishing, Up till Wednesday night they had not returned, and as the weather has been very bad since Monday, fears were expressed that some mishap had befallen the men. The police mjeived information that a raetor boat was seen in Pigeon Bay-air , " p.m on Tuesdayj More reassaringvnew3 was biftjjgh.t by the email steamer Monica, whose stated that he had sighted three motor-Jyoftte at anchor in Pigeon Bay on Wednesday evening. . . \ . ''.■■v^'a'e Moktahiy Ajiqh*'-" tt-Rj: wintry weather ;-i'^|ierience^id»3ft|g;HtJfc.last week haY hot*Soly jeßSaring oper : ations yery considerably|-DH B nka.Penin,' but it ha 3 also in a fair!/. heavy*" loss among shorn sheep, the'weather, having been' with the ft«,qaent showers of liaiL'i^Eeyera'l'farmers in the eastern bays state t%(t,they have lost oofe 7 * siderably owing to 'thV'rough weather, ihe mortality, especially among shorn shtejC has been a heavy loss to them. Farmers am anzious for warm weather, so thai they can' push forward with their shearing, which haa, been uuduly delayed this year owing to the' strike, aa many of tboir scjja and farm hands have been enrolled as "special" constables or free labourers. With the return of warm weather and those taking part in shearing will go on briskly for the nosHe , '*': weeks on Banks Peninsula. .',- • . _, ivp>> ,,|, Peninsula Telephone £m\7w~--TM& duplicating of the telephone wires betwjsw Akaroa and Christchureh is now beinra carried out, and the connecting link ,1 between and Akaroa and Little River will soon be joined up, When the Premier and tho Hon. K. H. Rhodes paid a visit to Akaroa some months ago, a deputation waited on them pointing out the urgent necessity for a better telephones Bervice between Cbristohurch and the PenintulaJ The telephone uonnection on Banks Penirwj sula is certainly a very extensive one, as ; almost every buy has its party wire and bureau, and we understand that the PigeotyJ Bay residents nre also going in for a party wire bureau, and will connect a great many bouses in the bay with it, The einglo line from Akaroa has been overtaxed forihe past two or tbrflo year.-*, and with the ever increasing number of telephones being added to the main bureau it liaa been verf incon,, veniont to subsoribcre, a<? to got phrisfcjijj church Ihoy have to wait sometimes half ss. hour and longer when ihe tourist seasoiajfl* in full swing in Akaroa. The uew link between Little River and Akuroa will, liow ' ever, make two complete li»eB right through to Christehurch. and this will alleyjftte the present riiilicuiiy of getting through' to Uhristchurcb to a very large extent. Mbst of the present nosta are hoiDg replaced and the. lines altered somewhat. The strengthening" of the carrying posts and tbfl shorlfr spans Heroes guilys wil muke the possibility ,of Interruption during a gale much Ipss. The new line should be completed by Christmas

Eclesjikke Licensing Dommittek —The , E!le.-nier.- L ; oensiiig Committee met at Little ' Itiver on Tuesday. Preseir—T. A. B. Baily, S.M (chairman), Tatter, Armslronp, Parkinson, Patterson, nnd Hubbard. Transfers were yranted as under: v ,, b-'i 's.;e Hotsl, M Pvondan to C. H. P.psr; Djj!u,:on Hotel, F. C. Hatch to '!'• Power ; Leeston Hotel, G. P. Payne to P. Smith ; Waeckerle's Botel, Akaroa, P. C Horcourt to W. J.Blake ; Lake Forsyth Hotel, J. G Whitmore to F. W Wright; llolleiton Hotel, M. B. Cregan to T, I Glen.

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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4354, 5 December 1913

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4354, 5 December 1913

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