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Open Air Home.—Mrs E Heaton Rhodes has given £5 to the fnnd for an Open Air Home for Children,

•Prize Turkey Gobbler.—The first and special prize turkey gobbler at the recent poultry ebow was exhibited by Mr L. Wilson, of Teddington, and not by Mr J. B. Merrett, us stated in the catalogue. The bird was bred from the importation which Mr Wilson brought from England some three years ago.

Akahoa Butter Factory.—Yesterday Mr G. W. Thomas laid the first brick of the Akaroa butter faotory's building in Balgusrie street. The brick was initialled "G'W.T,," and Mf Thomas laid it in the correct manner, making the customary declaration.

New Post Office at Akaeoa.—The frame of the new post office i 3 all up now, and the lining will be put on shortly. The building will look an imposing one, as it is very high, and it will rnuoh improve the corner on which it stands.

Accident.—While playing hookey at Akaroa on Thursday, T. MoGuire met with a nasty accident, having his forehead out open with the ball. He bad to have several stitches put in the wound by Dr Camrell. Ambulaiice Building.—The .Hon, E. H. Rhodes has donated a site to the Canterbury branch of the St. John's Ambulance Assooia, tiort provided the Association can put up a building. Mr A. E. G. Rhodes donated £1000 towards the cost of the building. Musical.— Mr George Elhvood, of Christ" church, the talented young violinist who was one of the Ellwood trio, and will be remem bered by Akaroa residents who attended the concert given here, will spend a month in London. He • then leaves for Paris and Berlin, where he will continue his studies of the violin-cello, remaining on the Continent two years. OBiTUiEY—A very old Peninsula resident passed away early yesterday morning at Akaroa in the person of Mrs Kotloweki. She arrived with her husband at Lyttelton forty two yeare ago, and has never been away from the Peninsula since. She has been ailing for some months, and her death comes as a release.

Akahoa and Wainui Hoad Boak ,—This Bonrd mseta at muni hoar at-d place on Saturday next.

A Beautiful Peninsula —Mr •I. O. Hay, of Pigeon Bay, is buildinc a b<?auiiful residence on tho main rond, Pie«on Bay, fi'ose to <hn beach. The building which ■isa donhln otni-ey one. i' vp.ry pictnrepqiKmdeed, being a copy of thn Bixteenfh centur? architecture. The bulk of the building is in gr y fitone,

Gehhan Bay Cheesk Factobt -At n meetinc of the directors of 'he German Bay Dairr Factory, Co.. Ltd, yesterday afternoon Mr G. Armstrong presiding, it. was decided to erect a new bouse for the manager of the factory at a cost of £400. The present manager's house is in a very bad state of repair, and it was found necessary, to repiaep the old building with a new residence for the manager of the factory, Mr R. Harriott.

. PEKS6KAL.-Mr A. G-odwin. of Pigeon Bay hue bought 3000 noree of land near Tikokino, Hawke'B Bay. The land is all clear of bush exceptinp for 30 odd nores. and is within easy reach of Napier and Hastings. It is probable that Mr Goodwin and bis family will all go to the 'North Island living at Hastings or Nnpier. within easy rench by motor or the new property. The new estate is sheep country, and will bamanaged Bβ a sheep ( run. Lose of a Honsß.—Th« Pigeon Bay Road Board lost one of their draught horses last week in c sinpular manner. The horse wae beinß vrorked up the valley leading to Menziee Bay. just past Mr A. Goodwin's resi d»nce, when he fell over a bridge culvert. The fall would not have injured b'm badly, as it was only a short distance, but he struck a large boulder a* , d was bo knocked about he had to be shot. He was the better draught horse ol the two owned by the Board,

Peninsula Salbyatu>3 Company —The monthly meeting of Directors of the Penin,sola Saleyards Company was held at the offices, Duyaucbelle, on Friday, Mr B. Latter, chairman of directors, presiding . Tenders were received for the erection of an extra 9x3 cap rail for the yards. The tenners received were :—R. Powrie £22 3s 3d, and B W. Bachelor. £25. It was decided to accept Mr Powrie'e tender. It was also decided

:o have some yard gates repaired

Personal.—Many Peninsula friends will be pleased to hear that Mr Jas. son of Mr John Pettigrew, of Pipeon Bay, who met with n very serious accident in April, a lr< »■ stump falling on his leg neoeasi. I tatiog amputation, is progressing favourably, and it is expected he will return to bis home in Pigeon Bay in about a month's time. A few days aeo the unfortunate young man had to undergo his ihird operation, the lee being further .amputated, but he came through the operation well. Mr Jaa. Petti' grew had just taken up a block of 1500 acres of land in the Wanganui district when the accident took place.

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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4410, 7 July 1914

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4410, 7 July 1914

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