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Akaboa Athletic Sports—The annual meeting of the above Sports will be held ot tbe Akaroa Borough Council Chambers at 730 this evening. A good attendance is requested.

ELLEssrKRB Electoral Roll.—The- Eloo So'a' Department is having a s'.-pp'c-mentsry roll printed of th« Ellesmere el"ct'?rate, giving th« nim»s enrolled since the printing of the train roll.

Akaroa Lirrary. -Subscribers «re. reminfleri th-e *i.iimi>\l mr-fti-'-,' o' the Aka> rda Library wiil b" held in the Library on Tuesday next, at 8 pn. *&. good.attendance is requested.

akaroa" Gun Clou— A meeting of th members and intending members of the Akaroa Gun Club will be hold at the Madeira Hotel on Monday next, March 23rd, at 8 p.m. to elect officers and arrange for an opening sboot.

Prime Peninsula Bullocks.—At the Ad-* dington market on Wednesday, Mr Basil Ware, of Port Levy, topped the market with a pen of fifteen ver.v prime bullocks, whioh 90id from £13 5s tc £15,

Educational —At Wednesday's meeting of the North Canterbury Board of Education, Miss M. Diamoud was pppointod mistress of the Little Akaloa School.

Little River Stock Pale,—The next Little River stock sale will be held at Messrs H. Matson & Co.'a Central Saleyards on Tuesday next, March 24.

Akaroa District High School —The nual picnic of the Ak-iroa District, High School pupils will be held at Wainui on Tuesday next. The s.s, Cysnet will convey the picnickers to Wainui, and will leave the new'wharf at 10.30 a.m.

Akaroa Post Office—The Mayor of Akaroa (Mr (jr. Arms-rong) received word yesterday from the Honi B. H, Bhodes. Postmaster General, asaing when it would be convenient to open the new post office. After conferring with the postal officials and the contractor, it was decided to reply that Monday, April 6, would be the most suitable date

Bishop Julius.—The Bishop or Christ* church will arrive in Akaroa on Saturday next and hold a confirmation service at St. Peter's Church at 11 a.m., and a second at Duvauohelle in the afternoon; He meets the vicars and churchwardens of the Akaroa and Banks Peninsula parishes at Duvauohelle next Monday to confer on matters connected with the welfare of the two parishe3, Military Cam? at Barry's Bay.—THe military authorities have decided to hold the annual camp of the Ellesmere squadron of the C Y.C. at Barry's Bay. The camp wilt be held nest October. We believe a number of bullocks have been promised already for victualling (he camp. It is probable that an effort will be made to hold the Peninsula Horse Show while the camp is on, ns it would mean the add-tinn of upwards of 100 horses besides the increased entries for the side competitions.

Croquet —Tho Kaituna team of players are unable to meet the Akaroa club on Saturday, and the match has been postponed to Friday, April 3rd. The local club has received a challenge from a number of Akaroa players outside the club, and the game will be played on Saturday in claca of the oth.r match. There will be a general afternoon tea as pre-iously arr«n„ed. and all Akivoa players are requested to come prepared to play the game.

Loyal Good Intent Lodge-The ueunl fortnightly meeting of-the Loyal Good Intent Lodge, M.U., was held in the lodge r-om, Akaroa, on Monday, the N G. Bro, L. Haylock, presiding over a good attendance. The delegates (Bros. T Laurence and L. Haylock to.the recent annual meeting of th-i district reported on the business transacted and. we're acoorded a vote of tbariks. Bro. T. Laurence received congratulations on his election to the office of Deputy- Provincial Grand Master. It was decided to forward a protect to the district against the irregularity of the election of auditor at the recent district meeting,

Personal.—Mr A. E. Harris, of Motu karara, with Mrs Harris, .will leave in a fiw days' time on a visit to England and America. Mr Harris will go home to England via Suez, and return through America. They will probably be absent about twelve months, - Mr Randall, late of Akaroa, is at present on a visit to Akaroa. He leaves again on Saturday (to morrow).— Mr Kissel, one of the engineers of the Lake Colt ridge hydro-electric scheme, is at present on a visit to Akaroa with his family. - Mr J. JD. Bruce (Akaroa County Chairman) ar d Mr J. R Newton showed Mr Kissel over (he borough hydro electric plant and other sites of interest in the towj.

Improving the Waterfront.—The Akaroa Borough Council on Wednesday evening accepted the contract of Mr R. Powrie to erect a cement wall at the base of the new Daly's wharf, which will extend right across Bal(U8-i street to the northern boundary of the Council's section; This is the first section of the propased promenade, which it is suggested should extend along the fort shore to Cross street. The erection of these walls will improve the waterfront considerably, and this section of the wall when completed will make an almost continuous sea wall from tho new wharf to the Recr a'ion Ground. A nice promenade, with suitable shrubs to beautify it, will be another improvement to the town and a pleasure to visitors.

Visit of Mixistehs of the Cnrws.— Speaking at the Akaroa Borough Caneil meeting on Wednesday evening, his W rship the Mayor said the district had been f.tvnur ed with several visits from Ministers of the Crown during tbe past few month*. He said this was very satisfactory, as it b* mghfc the district into prominence, and hr>. said there was a suggestion that three Mi. inters should be invited to the district in a v -ek or two to perform the opening ceremoi ies of the Onawe Flat road and wharf unde?' iking by the Hon, Mr Fraser,-Minister of Tublic Works ; new Daly's wharf by the Hon: V M. B. Fisher, Minister of Marine; and tl" new post office at Akaroa by the Hon. K. tt. Bhodes, Postmaster-General, It was d Mcd the Meyor and the Akaroa County Chairman (Mr J. D. Bruce) extend the invita'hn to the Ministers, so that the three cerfnonies took place on the same day. A motio'i pro J posed by Cr Munro that His Excellent the Governor be also invited was not suppc-; ted.

Fboitgrowers' AssocrATio:*.— The r nterbury Fruitgrowers' Association have < tended an invitation ,to the Akaroa E., ough Council and many Peninsula reside** •■ terested in fruit culture to visit some •■( the best known orobards in Christchurch. This should.provide an opportunity for tho c interested who wish to start orchards c a the proper lines on Banks Peninsula, and night load to the starting of the industry in the district. It is contended that many dairy farmers could almost double their ircomes by'setting aside a small area of th- r pre party for fruit culture, and the work ~f the orchard would fit in well with tbe dr'eying With the doing away of home cheeseiMking by supplying the new Akaroa and I'irry's Bay butter factories, there should be r, great opportunity for the industry to (-tan here, and a personal ■ inspection of th > best orchards and cool stores belonging t) the Canterbury Fruitgrowers' Association':- members would be invaluable to those v. ho intend to undertake the venture, In flr'Jition to inspecting the orchards it is the mention of the Fruitgrowers' Association to show their visitors through the Belfast F.eezing Works ard the Kaiapoi Woollen Factory.

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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4380, 20 March 1914

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4380, 20 March 1914

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