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Hedgehogs -There are several hedgehogs about Akaroa, and a few nights ago one was picked up in Balgueri street. The little ani<majs are said to wage bitter war against slugs and snails. and their presence will be welcomed by gardeners.

Akaroa High School Board.—-A meeting of the Akaroa High School Board was held on Tuesday evening. Present:—Messrs E E Lelievre (chairman), Dr Cantrell, G. Armstrong, W. K. Virtue and G W Thoiias. The annual accounts duly audited were submitted to the Board and approved. Accounts a. mounting £13 03 && were passed for pay* ment.

St Peter's Church-A membei; cf tbe congregation of St. Peter's Church has sug gested that a Union Jack [be hung in the church, following the example of tbe chur,l ches in England, where flags have been hung j; fay the clergy to show that the Church hf?n- ---' ours those men who are ready to fight for their country. Mr JJ. Walker has kindly oifersd to make a poie for tbe flag, which wili be gilt at the top The flag will be sus pended from the gallery, over the memorial to the Peninsula boys who fell in the South African war. Mr S. Hayward is kindly painting the pole, and Mies Westenra is making the ilag.

English Plums.—A feature of the fruit market this year is the almost entire absence of English plums, says the Auckland -'Star" Each year less quantities of this class cf fruit come to band, and, at present the short age is pronounced. For some time past what is known aa the silver blight has attacked the English plums, and so far no absolute cure has been discovered for tbe disease. It is only a question of a comparatively short time before a tree attacked by silver blight withers away One nurseryman questioned about this disease, said it seemed to 'him as if English plums were doomed in tho Auckland district. Japanese plums, on the other hand, are not attacked, and have borne crops. In fact so many of these plums have been sent in that they have been at prices that must mean a loss to the growers The trouble with regard tn this variety of fruit is that they are not in favour with jam makers owiDg to not having the fibre of the English plum, and also requiring more sugar.

A False Report—The report that quantises of unbranded tinned meats are finding a way from New Zealand into the hands of the enemies caused an Auckland reporter to make inquiries. A well known shipping agent stated that at present there was no tinned meat leaving Auckland at all, and local supplies were just sufficient for our own requirement. It had been suggested that meat was being sent to America, and from there was being forwarded to neutral countries* As a matter of fact, there waa now no meat being taken from Auckland to Amoiican ports, so none can be finding its was .o the enemy through that ohannol. Is was, per. haps, true that some tinned meat wss being sent from other New Zealand porta to America, and in suoh a ease it would be hard to believe that the Americans themselves needed it for a Chicago factory could turn out more in a week than we did in a year. '

Ngaio, June 20tb. NAZOL LIMITED, Dear Sirs, —I was euilerirg from a very acute form of Influenza, together with Sore Throat. I was depressed and slept badly, when a friend advised me to try 'NAZOL." I had bought several other remedies, inolud ing a well known cough cure, but could not get cured. gave me instant relief, and my illness gradually left me, so that lam able to eat and sleep well. I oanno. speak too highly of "NAZOL "—Yours faith, fully, John Cabrol.

Kaituna Gala.- The resid .nts of Kniuna ?Jd surrounding districts will bold a gala day a» Waihora Paik Domain about Saturi day, Marph 13th. The Kaituna residents are supplji"g clay pigeons and traps for a "gen» i ral shoot, aad it is proposed to hold athletic sports and all sorts of amusements by -which funds may be raised. As th» park is an ideal place and central, it i 3 hoped that a largo con course will attend. Prizes for competitions fnpt neossarily cash) will be gratefully received 1

Siniple colds neglected often lead to dangerous complaints — hacking .ooughs, in fliienzn. obstinate and painful nose troubles 'NAZOL" positively ourea Coughs and kindred evils at all stages. 1/6.

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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3474, 29 January 1915

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3474, 29 January 1915

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