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N Z. Railways.—Train arrangements for Labour Day and the Leeston show are giyen elsewbere.

Tennis.—On Thursday, tho Akaroa Lawn Tennis Club held a most successful opening There was a large attendance of mem bers, and tho courts were kept occupied as long as the light lasted. Afternoon tea was di pensed to a large number of players and their friends.

Croquet.—The Wai Iti Croquet Club opened itß season on Saturday last, when the weather was bright and sunny. The green was in good order, and played well. There was a large attendance of members mid friends.

Old Akaroa School Site.—The old school section ha-i only v little rotten timber left standing, ihe last remans of the olds hool. The removal of tho building has given the section an open look, and makes one realize what a marvellous asset it would be to the town if levelled and planted with a few trees. The need of such a reserve at this end of the town is felt keenly.

Baths.—Owing to the heat during the la t fortnight, the Akaroa Municipal Baths have received a considerable amount of patronage, and those taking these early dips say that tbe water is quite warm enough for bathing. '( he need of saoking on the planfes was evidenced by a bather having a nasty fall on a wet board, and the caretaker has covered the boarding with sacking,

Walnuts —The local walnut trees appear to be losing all traces of the blight, which is auppoaed to have attacked them. It may ba that in many cases the trees which weio supposed to have had the disease were only affected by tbe cold wet spring weath fi we have had the last few seasons. At any rate, all the tress look very healthy this year, and there seems every prospect of a fine crop of nuts, for which Akaroa was so renowned.

Welcome Rain.—A steady rain fell on Saturday night and continued most of Sun' day in showers. The rain was much wanted and will do a great deal of good. More is required, but already the feed for stock has been freshened up. The cold waa fairly intense on Sunday night, and there was a mild frost.

; Church Services -Theßev Kelly, assiaied by Rev. T. J" Smyth, conducted the morning and evening service at St. Peter's Church, Akaroa, on Sunday, 'J he Vicar, Rev. A. H Julius, took Eervices at Little River and Kaituna for Rev. If G Fox who has left for a month's holiday, which h. is spending in the Norfolk Island. Rev. Kolly, on Sunday afternoon, gave the scholars of St. Peter's Sunday Sohool a special service,

Akaroa Posi Office.—Tbe new post office presents a handsome appearance, and is fitted out with a .fine high flag pole, ' The two beautiful, ribbon word trees in front cf the building add greatiy to the appeatarice of the post office. The building should be completed in two months' time and ready for occupation. The removal into the new oilice will be welcomed by the staff, as tba present quarters ore very cramptd indeed, and must render it difficult to carry on business,

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LOCAL AND GENERAL, Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3446, 20 October 1914

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LOCAL AND GENERAL Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3446, 20 October 1914

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