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Peninsula Honey Industry.—The hcney industry on Banks Peninsula has developer! considerably during the last few years, and &,in every boy there i» a large quantity p X ; ported eaob year. In Le Bon's Bay Mr W. A. Elliott has a farm of 200 hives in a fine nheltered epot at the top of the flat, His hivee are in excellent condition and well cared for and the bees show good returns Mr Elliott just recently sent away three tons of boney, and his annual orop of honey is very considerable. Leßon'B Bat Main Boad.—The rosidenJs of Lβ Bon's Bay, end those visiting the Bay, muit appreciate the improvement whioh has been effected in the main road leading to the Bay. At one time, in fact not many years •go, this road was nnmetalled, and in the win ler weather it was almost impassable. Now there is as excellent surface of metal, and eten in th* roughteet wet weather it is easily traversed by wheel traffic. The road is very Bteep in part?, as are most of the Peninsula roadn, and r t grading could be carried out to' adTADt»|s on parts ot the road.

Onawe Gjip Eoad. —Tbe Onawe Gnp tc» is very soft yet. The road, like all mode up I ones, is not at all solid, and the metal put on originally has di ; appeared alrrrst from view where any certiug has been done on the road. At the Akaroa County Council's meeting Mr Bruce raid the Council intended to have upwards of 300 yards of metal crushed and put on the road thie year. The road will nped a good deal of improvement before it is fit for motor traffic.

Pehsonal —Mr J. D. Bruce (Akiroa County Chairman) left yesterday morning for Wellington, where he will attend a meet, ing-of the execuiive of the N.Z. Counties' Association.—Akaroa will lose shortly in Mr Frank Taylor a resident who has done a great deal for all public objects. Mr Taylor has been a keen member of the Akaroa Beautifying Association and the Horticultural Society. tie became hon. secretary of the latter sooiety when its funds Wfre very email and worked up it 3 finances to a solid basis Whenever any club or institution has been short of money he baß always given bis services gratis to help them. Since he has been proprietor of the local Hayward's Pictures he has helped generously on every occasion. Ho will not be leaving Akaroa for a few weeks, acd w» undßratant? it is infend ed to give him & good send-off as a mark of appreciation by oitizena of what Mr F. Taylor has done for the town. He has been a live member of the Akaroa Eegatta Gora« tniitee, Boating Club and Athletic Sports Club.

Inspectino Peninsula Eh-lb Ranges.—At i the end of laet week Captain Finnis, officer in charge of No. 9 Area, and Captain Henderson visited the Banks Peninsula rifle ranges on a tour of inspection. It is U"dpi" stood a number of alterations will be made, nnd where possible a lease of ten yenrs will be obtained of all Peninsula ranges used for military wor»c. Where rifle ranges are used by Territorials and Senior CaHet?, the Dβ partment will effect tne required improvements if the leases of the ranges are ar ranged satisfactorily. The matter of pro viding a new central butts at Duvnnchelle has al-o been gone into, and, no doubt, the Department will assist the Peninsula Rifle Association in establishing a new central mnge. If this can be done, it would Rive rifle shooting among the clubs on the Peninsula a great deal more interest than has been taken in lifle shooting of late.

Colds in the head, chest, or throat, diisap pear as soon a-* you briDg "NAZOL" in to operation. It is the latest English remedy and it works effectively —no cold is "NAZOL proof.

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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 4415, 28 July 1914

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 4415, 28 July 1914

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