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GonsE on Roads Tbo matter of keeping j' Mp rOtids clear of gorse in one that sliMild be | Iflken up by local bodie3. About Geimnn | Bay there U p. gfpat deal of gorse on the! roafis and blackberry, both ncx'on3 vvepd3 of j the first schedule. * _

Akar"A Post Oi'fick - Thf> fi-Ft rpmsnfc w>rk in connection, with, the f.>un<i>itJon of the Akfrja po?t office was put in l;y one of our oldest residents Mr J Yangim!, wlio hns been intimately con cctocl with the 1 borough for upwards of fifty ypars , Akaeoa. Hr.sriTAL — Nnrso- Rennett<; took charge of the Akaroa ITospitnl this we<k in place of Nurse Downrr, who has sonfc in hfir rpeignation as matron of (he hospital. Miss Downar leaves Akaroa on Saturday (to* m orrow).

Akarija Fchodl.—At the meeting of the North Canterbury Education Board on Wednesday, the a'cViitest's report stated that the 'new school at Akaroa would hn ready for occupation at thn beginning of March, and the committee had decided to apply to the Department for a grant to cover the pddi ional cost inourred in having the schoolbuiit in brick instead of wood. Yacht Yvonne. The yacht Yvonne ar> rived in Akaroa Harbour at about 9 p.m. on Wednesday evening from a erui?e from Sumner. She was anchored successfully between the New and Fisherman's wharves, but the storm later in Mia evening caused her to drop; bPi , anchor, till on Thursday morning she was beyond Daly's wharf.

Church Parade—lt is cutrently reported that there will be a unique church pnradfi at one o£ our churches next Sunday evening, the occasion being the last appearance in the pulpit of a highly respected and revered clergyman (who, himself a bowler) Is leaving Akaroa. The members of tbe bowling club are to attend churoh, each attired in blazer, duck trousers, and tennis shoes, the president carrying in band the "jank," and each member .carding a bowl. We have never heard of such a parade beFore, and doubt if there has been such i show of popular enthu siasm as a farewell to a bowler displayed be fore. We feel sure tha f . V ere will be a large [ congregation on the occasion, the snbjsct of the sermon be ; ng "Play the Game." A Fallen- Divixe.—A cleric on a one day visit to some lady re'aUves who had been enjoying a fhoit holiday in Akaroa, find whilst awaiting the car in which to niak ■> his return journey, strolled wvh bis friends to see tie pregress of the rebuilding" of Daly's wharf A half submerged pile on the bench evidently proved an irresistible attraction, and the divine mounted the fame for a Blondin like walk to the water edgei An incoming wave, however, compelled a hasty retreat wherein 1 c lost balance, and a frantic grasp, or two at the

air was quickly followed by the playing tulse of his feet, and a rnpid disappearance of the cleric benea'h the wave resulted Fortui nate'y the water was not deep, and the agility with which the shore was regained would have done credit to Lrtio Co'lins or even the fa ; r Genee, CDr;s'ernatinn on the part of the ladies was qu-ckly followed by i practical advice of the "I knew yru woild ' order so peculiar to the genMe sex, and a drying process with miniature laJiredged handerchiefs. Humour fin«i'y prevailed, however, aud none move hearty than tho cleric himself, who, in his damp habiliments got aboard his or to leisurely soliloquise on the text—"Trust not your feet ia slippery plnces." Bowling.—On Tuesday. Mr G. Armstrong, president of the Bowling Club, re < ceived a photograph of the Australian bowlers with the following latter:—"! have been directed to ask your club to accept with the compliments of ths Anstr -ilian bowlers a photograph of the (earn as a small memento of their very pleasmt visit to your green. It will reach you direct from Hardia Shaw, photographer, of Wellington.—Yours sincerely, S.Clark, manager Australian bowlers." The President of the Club also received the following letter from D E. Woods. Esq, hon- 1 stc Cbristchurch Oen're of 'he N Z. Bowling •' ssociation, thanking tho Club and townspeople for their entertainment of the Australian bowlers :—"On behalf of the Centre, I have to convoy to ynur Club, and to yourself as May i - of the town, its sincere thank? for the generous hospitality extended to all the bowlers on the occasion of their visit to your town. Needless to say we all enjoyed the trip immensely—the Australians especially. They considered ths day the ideal outing of their tour."

Peninsula Contribution to Canteiibubi Mdsrusi —Amonget tha exhibits in tha case reserved for new acquisitions in the Canterbury Museum is an interesting old map, presented by Mr W. D, Wilkins.of Akaroa, showirn? the position of the first golcifield discovered in ->w Zealand. It bears the date December, 1852, and the description, " Plans of the Auokland destrict New Zealand, showing the position of the recently discovered goldfields published by Connell and Ridings, gold brokers, Auckland.".. The plan was lithographed by J. Allen at Sydney. The field is shown in colours near the northern end of the Corotnandel Peninsula, and between Mercury Bay and Coromnndel Harbour. An other exhibit, presented Mr J. Kn : ght, of Luverick's Bay, Banks Peninsula, i 3 a large piece of obsidian, found at an old Maori settlement at the Bay, Tbe Maoris formerly used this volcanic glass for the manufacture of knivea and scraperg. Whan tho rough blocks are hammered, flakes wiih keen edges fly off, find these ma!:s admirable cutt ing implements of a rough type. 'J he block in thp Mnseum bfa'ssigri3 of tho hammering done by Maoris.

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Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4375, 27 February 1914

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Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4375, 27 February 1914

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