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LOCAL AND GENtoRA-L « Sale Day.—To day is sale day at Duvau- , chelle. , Akaroa Coronation Library.—The annual i rapeting of the Akaroa Library will be held at 8 p.m. in the Library on Thursday next. The c.mmittee meets at 7-30 p.m. Wainui Bible Class. The usual fortnMnly meeting of the k Wainui Bible Class was held last Sunday evening, Mr McDonald preaching. There was an usually large attendance The Weather,—The weather is uncer tain, >.nd the sky hna bpcotne overcast frequently in the last few days. Occasionally a few drops of rain have fallen. A downpour ;or a few days would do an immense amount of Rood to the pasture land and gardens, and improve the cocksfoot Rain is badly needed everywhere. Akakoa Fruit —A visitor to Akaroa last week from Central Otago—a gentleman much interested in fruitgrowing—made soma very complimentary remarks about the quality of the Akaroa fruit. He saw some apricots, which he declared were the best he had ever seen JBe considered that Akaroa was an ideal place for fruit growing. Concrete Kermng anj> Channelling.— The Akaroa Borough Council has completed the work of channelling in Cross Street, and .the men are now engaged doing that piece of Jolie Street North from Cross Street to Bal.. guerie Street. In the past, owing to the low lying nature o£ this street, the drainage from the Hotel Metropole and other rrsi denees has not been able to got away, and there haß frequently been' quite a nuisance there, due to stagnant wa'er. When this is completed, a start should be made to do that part of Balguerie street from Daly's whart to Lavaud street, fronting the new Post Office nnd old school ground. Now that the new Post Office is up, this central part of the i Borough should ba made to look as neat as possible. It might be added that it is hißh time the woik of moving out tho footpath and amplifying the small reserve at the baths wa~ taken in hand. Akaroa District Biun Schodl— A meeting of the Committee was held on Tussd. y evening Present—Messrs J. R. (chairman), Dodds, Lewict, Leete, Munro, Fyfe, Rev. J W Hnyward. A circular was received from the North Canterbury Education Board re cleaning of the schools. It was decided to shew the circular lo the caroi taker. Mr Leete proposed that tbe following aocounts He pissed for payment;—J. s. Dodds £2 18s 4<i, Haylock and Newton, on account £50. Seconded by Mr Lewitt and carried. Mr Dodd? proposed a hearty vote of thanks be accorded the chairman, Mr J. R Newton for the new flag pole which he has. fli-erted on the new s,chool and presented to the committtee, Seconded by the Rev. J. W< Hay ward and carried. Ret. J W. Haywa'd I moved that Mr Martin, the gardener emr ployed by the Board to lav out the grounds! of the schools, be thanked _ for the pbm furnished by him for improving! the school ground. Seconded by Mr Dodds ■ , and carried. Mr Lewitt moved that tho '' '. Chairman he en powered to sell the old flag ' pole. Seconded by Rev. J W. Hayward, and ,' carried. The chairman proposed that ihe i hpßdrnaater ask th" children to decide whether tbe school picnio be held as usual, or whether £5 of the picnio funds be devoted to tbe Belgian Fund. Seconded, by Mr Lewitt, and carried. ]

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Page 2 Advertisements Column 3, Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3475, 5 February 1915

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Page 2 Advertisements Column 3 Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3475, 5 February 1915