LOCAL AND GENERAL.
N.Z. Railways.—Notice re train arrange mente for Christmas holidays is given elsewhere. Tennis.—A tennis rmtch. Peninsula v. Canterbury, will bfl played at Little River on Saturday (to-morrow). Akaroa has been to send one lady player and one gentleman to rmko np the Peninsula team. Pergonal— Mr. T. E. McKenzie, of Duvaucholle, a resident of the Piper's Vatiey settlement, received word on Tue-day of his father's death Mr McKenzie has been ke°rl? interested in the Puvauchelle Sports Club, <-f which he is hon spo Mr McKenzie will be back from the North at the end of the week. N Z.G TS, Ajwkura The Amokura left yesterday morning after a four days' stay in Akaroa. There was a good deal of pleasant intnrrourpo between the ship's people and thuae on shore. The boys were all mvitsd to the regatta concert It h unfortunate that no pchoo. cricket or football clubs are in 'sistenco, so that a game could be arranged for the Amokura boys, Dovauchelle Spouts -Intanding com petilors are reminded that entries for the handicap events in the sports clo3e on Monday next, December 21. With regard to the schoilboys' relay raco, intending competi to's are reminded to observo tho following rules:—A school boy means a boy whoso name is on the school roll at tho time of entry, and ail entries mußt be certified to by the master of each school. Akahoa Hiojf Scmool. The Akaroa High School has 39 pupils this year, with a large percentage of boys. It seems unfortunate that, in spite of tbo number of boys, no school toam oould be formed for football or cricket. Some years ago there wero good teama of the High School pupils. Boy Scouts.— The value of the Boy Scout movement has been proved in this war, the Boy Scouta being of groat value in guarding tho railways, etc ,in England. There iti a, keen little band of Boy Sooutg in Akaroa who cannot got an instructor. There are numbers of men in Akaroa who might find time to give up one afternoon a fortnight at least to instruct these .scouts.
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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3462, 18 December 1914