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Akaroa and Wainui Road Board—The monthly meeting of the Akaroa and Wainui Road Board will be held at Duvauchelle on Saturday next.

Wairewa Counts Cocncii,.—The ordinary monthly meeting of the Wnirewa Council will be held at Little River today. Duvauchelle .pouts Meeting.—Resi-

dents of Duvauchelle and the surrounding bays are organising a sports meeting to be held about Christmas lime, and during the

week have approached those interested with good results. One oollector alone collected over £20 last sale day, and it is ex peoted that about £30 has already been collected. The sports will practically take the place of the Barry's Bay meeting, whioh has been discontinued, and it will be held on the Show Ground, Duvauchelle. A meeting will be held shortly to make definite arrangements for the sports meeting. New Anglican Vicarage.—Active steps are being taken for the building of a new Anglican vicarage on the large section pur. chased some time back by the Vestry. Mr Wood, the architect appointed by the Church, Property Trustees, has made a plan of the vicarage, which was considered at a meeting of the Vestry last Thursday evening and approved. The new vicarage will be a one- ; story building and will be situated just next j the new school. Work on the ground has i been begun, so that all ie in readiness. Building Trade Besumed — The new' Akaroa school and the Akaroa Boating Club's new shed, wbic'i were delayed owing to timber not coming to band during the strike, have been pushed on since the Cygnet has landed the timber on the wharf. The boating shed will be completed in a day or two, and the electric lighi installation ia also just completed. The roofing of the new school haH ben commenced, and the tiled roof sbou'd b? finished in the course of a week or so The erection of D.dy's wharf, the commencement of which has also been ciela-yed, will commence during toe week, so that the building trade in Afearoa is again back to normal. Akatioa Boating Club—The Akaroa Boating Club's new racing plant has been held up owing to the strike, aid is expected to arrive here to morrow. The Club has already had a secondhand clinker four puSi ichastd from the Lyttelton Club for some I time, and last week a clinker double sculler 5 arrived from Wellington. To-morrow a new ietinkerfour and a pair oar are expected to ' arrive by the s.s Cygnet, which left Wellingi ton yesterday with cheese casing; The best and best eonvertable is not yet to hand, but is expected to arri-e from Australia in the j coarse of a week or two, J Prninsula Cheese Casing, -Since tha I comm -neement of the strike the Peninsula , cheese factories have been very short oi j casing, The united Peninsula factories ttlways get their annual supply of casing in one shipment, and the s.e. Cygnet wae to have made a trip to Wellington for it this year in the middle o! September. The Cygnet was delayed, and the commencement of the I strike resulted in the casing lying in Well liegfcon until now. The Cygnet wag supi posed to leave Wellington yesterday with the casing, and fibould land it to>day and to morrow at the different bays. The Wainui factory has been out of casing for some time, and had to cart it over the hill from Little River. The other factories are all short, and the directors will be relieved when the casing arrives

A Scurrilous Rumour.—A rumour is current in certain parts of the Peninsula that a number of Akaroa residents are reported to have behaved in the most menacing manner against the men working on the s s. Cygnet when she made her first appearance in the harbour after being loaded by free labour at Lyttelton. It is reported that these men went on to the wharf anil threatened to throw any "scab" oargo landed office wharf. Dame Bumonr is a lying jade, and the story is absolutely without foundation; A number of those whose names aro implicated have approached us and asked us to give the rumour an emphatic denial, as nothing was further from their mind.", and in a number of oases the alleged offenders were not even present at the arrival of the vessel. The rumour is a scurrilous one, and should bo Contradicted before tbose implicated are fore.d to take further steps of protest.

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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4356, 9 December 1913

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4356, 9 December 1913

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