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By the end of this week something !ikd2oo firemen willassemble in Akaroa to hold the annual conference of delegates affiliated to the New Zealand United Fire Brigades' Association. A committee of entertainment ha 3 been set up to entertain the visitors during their week's stay in the town, and it is to be hoped Akaroa and its surroundings will keep up its traditional hospitality in giving those visiting the town as enjoyable a time as possible. Tbe committee has arranged for a very creditable programme of entertainment, but they will need the support of the residents both financially and I otherwise to see it carried out. Besides the 150 or 200 firemen acting as delegates, there will be many visiting firemen, besides the firemen's wives and families, so that there will be well over 200 visitors to the town. There will besides be -a number of other visitors, so that the week should prove one of a very busy nature, for Akaroa. The committee has angaged

be services of the Bangiora Brass Band for the whole week, end tbey will give an opening concert in the Oddfellows' Halt on Saturday even ing next, which should prove very enjoyable. The firemen will commence to arrive on Thursday, and all will be here by Saturday evening. His Worship tbe Mayor and Mr L. J. Vangioni have offered trophies of 103 6d for the 100 yards and 50 yardß at the swimming carnival, to be held on Friday, March 18. The dinner to be held to entertain tha delegates takes place on Friday, iVlarcr. 13 The committee ami the Akaroa Borough Council will re prest■"■".' 'b$ town and district, and twentj .':.o!?*te will be issued to those deßiribg to _itend. Inspector Hugo, Government Inspector of Fire Brigades for New New Zealand, will be present at the I conference.

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UNITED FIRE BRIGADES' ASSOCIATION., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4376, 3 March 1914

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UNITED FIRE BRIGADES' ASSOCIATION. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4376, 3 March 1914

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