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PORT LEVY.

"' [SROM OUII OWN COKHESI'ONDENX.] TRAP ACCIDENT. What might have turned out a very serious accident occurred on Tuesday last, hut was minimised by no one being in the gig at the time. It ap paars that Mr 0. Pope, who had visi tors, was about to drive them to Puraa to catob a boat. The luggage was placed in the gig, and Mr Pope left the horse standing for a moment, when it took fright and bolted, the result being that the gig and horse was capsized, considerable damage being done to the gig. Fortunately, no damage waß done to the horse, and no one was hurt. j CHRIBTCHUR'OH REGATTA, j Mr H. Field has just received in j , formation from the Cbrißtcburcb Be i gatta Committee tbat its annual re j gatta will this year bo held at Port j Levy. The committee came down on Sunday to lay off the course. The officials on a previous occasion ex pressed tbe opinion that no batter sheet; of water could be obtained in New Zealand, but a wharf was want ing on the eastern side of tbe bay. Owing to tho energy of Mr H. Field and others, this defect has been re medied. On representation to tb< Lyttelton Harboui Board, that body decided to erect a wharf on the eastern side of the bay. The wharf is, ;

neiuing compl3tion. and everything will be ready by tbe lJJth February, tbo day on which tie Ctrislcburch Regatta is to be heid. Given a fine day Port Levy will-see tbo largest crowd tbat has ever as sembled in this most popular port. Port Levy holds its own little regatta at Easter, which is beooming more popular every year, and it is under stood Akaroa is entering in several eveDts this Easter. No money prizes are given at this (the sports regatta), but an abundance of poultry, pigs, flowers, etc., are given as prizes. The last boat often gets the best prize. No one knows when he starts what the prizes are, and ehould he win may get only a memento of the re j gatta in tbe shape of a pair of turkeys, . a suckiDg pig, or a bag of pumpkins, i etc. The sport commences when the ! races are over in giving out the prizes. I Every boat starting is entitled to a ! prize. The commodore presents all ! prizes to competitors before leaving i the bay for their respective homes. Much merriment is caused by the presentation,, and jocular remarks made by the genial president (Mr W. 0 Cleary), and the whole impromptu regatta is wound up in a nest pleas ant way for all.

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PORT LEVY., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3471, 22 January 1915

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PORT LEVY. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3471, 22 January 1915

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