BELGIUM SWAN DRIVE.
NOVEL METHOD OF HELPING
A meeting waa held at Kaituna School on Saturday last to consider a I preliminaries of a propostd Belgium Swan Drive on Lake Ellesmere at a future date. Mr John Parkinson was in the chair and there was a large re preservative meeting. It was resolved that the distriot be divided, and that different persons present undertake to see representa , tive pereons in eaofa district right round the lake to convene preliminary Meetings. The districts decided upon were, Little River, Motukarara, Tai Tapu, Halawell, Riccarton, Lincoln, Springston, EUenmere, Leeston and Tamutu. The principal object is to aaoertain the number of boats (espec ially motor boats), which eaoh distrioß oould supply and that each meeting aeleot delegates to attend a general meeting to beheld at the TatterBalls Hotel, Christehurcb, at 2 p.m on May 26tb, and report what has been done. This meeting at Christ' church would then make the final ar rangeniQnt for the shoot and fix the date there of.
16 ia expected that at least a bag of 1000 swans will be the result to be Bent to the starving Belgians.
A HARE DRIVE.
It wag decided at Kaituna meeting that a BbJgium hare drive be held OD the Ninty Mile Beach, on June Brd Kings Birthday.
SWAN EGGS FOR BELGIANS, It has been suggested that the Ac
climisation Societj be approached with a view to empower a Belgium Committee, to be named, to have tbe sole right to collect the whole of the Swan eggs on tbe shores of lakeElles. mere with a view to forwarding them to the Belgians during the next summer. Those interested in tbe matter have ascertained that tbe eggs can be frozen not in '.he shell, but by breaking tbe eggs and packing them in tins. The eggs make excellent food, specially for cooking purposes and it is said first class cakes are made from these eggs.
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BELGIUM SWAN DRIVE., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3459, 14 May 1915