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The above band ia making, good progress now. On Friday evening they gave a few selections in the Station Square. Had tbe weather been finer, tbey would have given more items. Hcwever, we hope to hear more of them now that the nights are light. Id is very likely tbat they will play at the sports on Boxing Day with the addition of One or two good players from Christchurch, The seoretary desires to acknowledge the following donation to the band fund; George Breitmeyer, 10s. HALL COMMITTEE MEETING. A committee meeting was held on Thurs • day evening. The following directors were S resent:—Messrs J. 0. Coop (chairman), oblin, Johnson, Aitken, Bre!tmo\er and Stannary. On aocount of Mr F. Stanbury leaving the distrlot shortly, ho had to hand In his resignation as secretary. Appreciation of his past services was entered on the minutes. Mr Geo. Breitmeyer was elected secretary and treasurer. The meeting then closed. SOHOOL COMMITTEE. The Little River School Committee met on Tuesday; ptesent— Mr F, M'Manus (ohairman), G. Ba-clay, W. Lewthwaife, G. Gid. dens, F, Hunt and A. 8. Watson. Mr Gillman reported tbe roll number to be 57, but said that the average attendance since reopening was still low. Tho Education Board's architect requested the oommittee to fill in an old well and to cart some shingle. It was decided to reply that arrangements bad already been made for the work to be dons. It was deoided to hold the annual picnic on December 12 at New Brighton if arrangements could be made for catering, otherwise it was resolved to go to Wainonl Park. Meadames W. H, Montgomery. J. F. Buohanan and J. 0. Coop were invited to ] udge the childien's sewing. OKUTI SOHOOL, Tha movement started by tho Okati Valley settler, to reopen tha Okuti Sohool has met with luoeeas, and the Education Board has deoided that 11 shall bo opened again on December 1. Mr Dawe (late of the Lyttelton School) haa been appointed master. The householders held a meeting on Saturday, and Messrs A. V. Hutchinson, J. Allen, J. M'Owen, A. 8. Webster, and J. M'Kay were elected a oommittee, Mr Hutchinson being chairman. ST. ANDREWS CHURCH. A meeting of St. Andrew's Church Vestry was bold last Thursday, when tbe Diocesan architect being presont, nn inspection of tbe ob.rah buildings was made to see what ra pairs wero neoessary. It was found thai the lining, which was of white pine, was very badly attackod by the borer, and would need replacing. It wob decided to reroof the building with iron in place of the old shingles, The work will be put in hand as soon a. the architect's report on the oo.t of the- Work is received. A renovation fund was started, Mr J. 0. Coop giving £10, and Messrs & Johnson and T. Thompson £5 .ash. Mr *F. Stanbury, who has been

IFf cret <ry for « number of years, tendered his resignation rwinp t* his leaving the district, nnd Mr T. i.oiupiou was elected to fi 1 the vacancy. THE WEATHFR. The weather, whiol> hae been very wet of late, has t rouyht all f-hearing operations to a temporary standstill, and is causing tbe farmers some inconvenience. The cocksfoct pnddooks are lookirg well, though tbe tares are beginning to make their appearance, and it ia feared that if the wet weather continu 8 the tares will be a bad as they were two seasonß ego, when large patcher, and in some cases whole paddocks, were left uncut. The dairy farmers are doing fairly well, though there are a few oomplnints that cows aro not milking aa well as they were last season, j

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LITTLE RIVER NEWS., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4356, 9 December 1913

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LITTLE RIVER NEWS. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4356, 9 December 1913

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