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LOCAL AND GENERAL

Akaboa Cousxr Couxcir. — Thi3 Council meets at usual hour and place to morrow (Saturday), Personal,—Mr Frank Perm, proprietor of the "Ocaki Mail," b spending a short holiday at Akaroa. BEuauii Keliej- Harvksx Festival -A meeting of the General Committee for theabovp, will be held on Tuesday evening nest, at 8 o'clock, in the Borough Council Cham bera. , A full attendance ia requested. Tennis.—Several men players of tho Ad dington Club, visited the Akaroa Lawn Tennis Courts on Saturday, last and some enjoyable games were played. The Addington club is bringing down a team later, to meet th • Akaroa club.

Electbic Light Plant.—At Wednesday night's meetiug of the Akaroa Borough Council, Or Lewitt, chairman of the Lighting Committee, reported to the Council a scheme for amplifying the Borough eleotric lighting Beheme in the case of a repetition of the shortnge of water experienced the last month or two or in the c.ise of the load on the present system increasing beynd the present capncity of tho plant. The scheme outlined by Or Lcwitt wns to instal n Buolion gas en' gine costing £750, nnd a new dynamo costing £500. This would provide an independent plp.nfc, which would bo able to onpe with the presen load, and would act as an anxiiiary plant in an instance similar to that f-sp'-iV.ics-d -Mely. Thu Council have cer t'Hti y n-epivpi) no unprecedented number of ftpp : 'e»ti rit) f--r uppl.. of elnctr c curieni to that provided for in tho original scheme, nnd if tha applications continue to come in the Council will have to make provision for a more capacious plant. Tha Akaroa scheme ha? i.e«n n, great encces?. and its economical vnliio Irs been fully appreciated and taken arivniitnge of by residents, in tho Borough. Tbp (ipp-icat-ojis for conn-ctionp still eorae in ffoclv. and the Council will no doubt have to pr- v (if) trr ffinitionai piant to enlarge the Fohemo in the future. The Council should be able to provide for the additional plant out of the additional revenue received.

.-? kakoa DoirAU? Hoard. At irieetiiifi of the Akaroa Borough Council, it

Wrir. drci''e(l to postpone the annual niteiiag of Ihe Domftih Hoard for a fortnight.

FoKEfT Eeservb--Thfl influence of- thp New Zealand Forest end Bird Protection Srclety bts reen brought to bear with the "1 jeot of scouring a native forest reservp mar Pot Levy, on the suggestion of Me X M, Wilcon. -

Littlk Bivek—Things are quiet in Little Eivpr. If the 1915 eochsfooi. season hng Hpen a disappointing one to tho m i 'U cop h»a repnltpd in there pvae' t'callv no eu'Eidp grasa seeders, The f;a« hpen pavpd nuisance of ibe inruph of a number of undesirable characters—The "otivp'i nf Li , tip Biver are giving a concert to night -in aid of the Belgian funds, when in attractive programnie, including poi dances, has been arranged, Peninbula Rifle Cldb— At a meetins of tne executive ot the above Club the tendor of Mr G. W. Dale waa aocepted j r or the enction of the new range at Sir Turner's garage. Lavaud street, for the sum of , £18. The thanks of the committee were accorded to Mr Q. Armstrong for bin gift of a riiie. It is expected the range will be completed early nest month, and a tournament held in connection with the Belgian Belief Fund. Belgium Relief Fund—Mr Cyril J. Ward (of Kinsey and Co, Ltd), Acting Belgian Con-

sul at Christchurcb, is in receipt cf the fol j lowing communication from Mr A, Sim 3, of Messrs Sims, Cooper and.Co., Cbristchurch : • With reference to the Belgian Belief Fund Tiv partner and myself intend to give to your fund £10 a month until further notioe. First instalment i* herewith enclosed." Annual Training Camp—The Paninsula X Coast Defence Company, Lieut. B Mottram O C, will go into camp at Balcairn to-dny. Tho 8.8 Cygnet will take the membere of the company to Lyttelton, calling at Akaroa and the Bays on the way to Lyttelton. The men will then entrain for Baloairn for seven days camp with the First Canterbury Regiment,

Personal—Mr G. H. Gillanders, who haa .joined the New Zealand Expeditionary Rfin. 'OTPmpnts, was met by hia friends before 1 aving and pre-pntad w'tb a eivd rin» u '.d

i stle! Wtttr'h Mr G'llnnder.". who-p er\U now residn in Upper Riccarton, is a j i old liittle Biver boy He saw active servioe in South Africa, where he was a trooper with th« New Npw South Wiles Light Ho^p. The Recent Rsin - Tae ra ; n that fell on Sunday nnd Monday laet hfl,s done an im* mense amount of good on B»nks Peninsula, and has resulted in a relief to the grazing paddocks. The cooler weather following al lowed the full beneiit of the rain to be absorbed, and a fair growth has resulted. Several such downpours are badly needed, however, for the autumn feed. The outlook for winter feed is very poor indeed even if cbere is b, fair autumn growth. Government Dairs Produce Grader, —Mr Clayton, Government Dairy Produce Grader, is at present on a visit to the Peninsula. He has inspected the cheese and butter factories, and is testing and inspecting soutces of supply, besides giving instruction to suppliers in home separation and other matters per' taining to the daiiying industry, If you catch a cold it's your own fault.

"NAZOL" is a safe and certain cure and gives immdiate relief. 1/G.

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LOCAL AND GENERAL, Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3401, 26 February 1915

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LOCAL AND GENERAL Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3401, 26 February 1915

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