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r LITTLE RIVER. i a A meeting of the Little River com I mittee was held in the Town Hall, i on Monday, Mr J. 0. Coop in tbe cbair. At the previous meeting, it was ar ranged to call another meeting if any contribution was made to the Belgium - Relief Funds by tbe Government Exf ttaots from the papers were read, I showing that it was still in doubt * wether tbe Government was giving a ) grant towards tbe Relief Fund. • It was agreed to send out tbe lists as originally intended and take off monthly collection. A donation of £10 towards the Belgium Relief Fund was forwarded by an anonymous cob ' tributor. The committee wish to ac ] knowledge this with thanks. A circular from Mr 0 T J Alpers re ] a concert party, was read by the sec retary.

' It was arranged to write to Mr Alpers thanking him toe the offer, and endeavour to arrange for a concert before Easter, a Saturday night pre. ferred. It was left in the hauds of the committee to make the necessary arrangements,


Mr J. F. Buchanan; of Little River, was instrumental in sending away 240 fowls away on Tuesday, to be utilized for soup for tbe Belgians. The soup will be frozen and forwarded to the Belgium Relief Committee. MONTHLY CONTRIBUTIONS Tbe proposal at Little River to send monthly contributions to tbe Belgium Relief Fund baa been warmly sup ported. At tbe meeting held last Monday, £51 a month was promised by those present. No canvass has been made of the outlying district, it j is expected that those convassing the country district will receive hearty support. The canvass has been left in the bands of a committee consisting j of Messrs Thompson; Lewthwaite, and j Fahey. It bad been decided to have j a fete at Easter, but this has been j abandoned in favour of monfcby contri j bution. The Little River people are also ably seconding the Kaituna poeple in the fete at Wiahora Park on Saturday next (to morrow). GALA AT WAIHORA PARK Great preparations are being made for the gala in aid of the Belgium Fund, to be held at Waibora Park, Motukarara, on Saturday next to morrow). A special excursion train will leave Christchurch at 1.30 p.m. for the Park, and Mr Derry has generously offered the services of bis band, for which the committee are very grateful. Apart from tbe charitable object of the gala, the park is an ideal picnic ground, and the gardens are very attractive. Tbe donations, as well as the number of willing bands far exceed tbe most sanguine exspec tations of the committee, and, given a fine day, tbe committee are confident tbat tbe result will be very satisfact

ory irdeed. HARVEST FEBTIVAL AT AKAROA. SPORTS MEETING. Everyone in Akaroa i 3 working hard for the Fete to re held at Akaroa next Thursday, and given fine weather, a record attendance ia t xpeoted. Mr L. J. Vangioni, who is in charge of the ■■■porta programme bad a meeting of his committee on Monday, and drew up the following programme : — Nail-driving competition, Boys' race under 16, 100 yds Girls' race under 18, lOOjda Men's race, 200 yds Bun-eating competition Land boat race Boys' tricycle race, under 10 Cock-fighting Tug of war Territorial race, lOOyda Boy Scout race, in uniform Stepping competition Novelty iace, 50yda back 50 all four 50 ahead Pillow Fight Novelty race (drunk or nothiag) Maori oven, roasted ox Maori baka

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BELGIUM RELIEF FUND., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3405, 12 March 1915

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BELGIUM RELIEF FUND. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3405, 12 March 1915

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