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Tbe final meeting of tbe Peninsula Horse Show and Pastoral Association Executive was held at tbe Publio Hall, Duvaucbelle, on Saturday. Present—Tbe President, P. W. Williams, Esq., in the chair, and the following members of tbe general committ«.e:—Messrs T. Mould, T. E. McKenzie, D. Barwick, E. W Bache lor, J Cairns, R. A. Pettigrew, W. Warner, B. Barker, T. Stewart. J. Gaskin, T. W. Wilkins. W. Hawkins, 0. W. Leete, W. W. Williams, and tbe secretary, Mr G, H. O'Callagban. Tbe secretary presented the interim balance sbeet, snowing a credit of £77 12s lid, and outstanding assets amounting to £21 17s 6d wbich was read, and the treasurer authorised to pay prise money and accounts amounting to £148 19a.

A disenssion took place as to tbe insertion of a regulation providing tbat a horse competing in tbe back classes could only win one olass.

Mr D Barwiok moved that ttny horse securing honours in any one of the 11,13, and 15 stone back classes may not compete in the othe* two olasses.

Seconded by Mr J. Cairns and carried

Mr Wilkins moved the secretary procure a copy of tbe usual instructions for marshals and class stewards for use by the Association.

Seconded by Mr Bachelor and carried.

Motions to alter the all round far mere' olasses, and to make them apply io tbe Peninsula only, and judged by . local judge, were lost-

The President reported that the measuring stick presented to tbe Association by Mr W. W. Williams had arrived from Home. He was authorised to bave it suitably engraved.

The President congratulated the offloiala upon tbe splendid manner in which tbe recent Show bad been carried out. Tbe horse, produce and flower olasses bad filled well, while tbe entries in the new cattle classes were much better than he expected. EKe moved a hearty vote of thanks to .he judges of tbe Show, to the Peninsula Saleyards Co. for the use of their yards, and tbe many willing helpers wbo bad carried the Show out so successfully.

Tbe Ground Committee reported tbey bad purchased the timber used to sub divide tbe saleyards for the oattle olasses.

Tbeir action was approved. A hearty vote of thanks to tbe President concluded the meeting.


The following letter has been received by Her Excellency, the Countess, of Liverpool, from Lieutenant Colonel A. 8. Charters, Officer Com* □landing the New Zealand Base Depot, Alexandria:—

"I have the honour to natifly you that the gift goods forwarded by the "Mabeno" were duly collected and are now gradually being distributed. Unfortunately, just as the goods arrived, our forces suffered very severe casualties, and it has been most difficult to trace many of tbe men for whom personally addresseed parcels bave been sent, and I do not send out such parcels en off chance. AU units at present in Eygpt bave had tbeir gifts banded to tbem and those at the Front are receiving tbem aa quickly as tbeir requisitions come in.

Owing to our heavy lops.b it wa. .imply waste to think of sending over ro Anzao 1000 gift, per battalion when such unit could muster only 200 men, tbe goods not immediately, issued would simply bave been destroyed by enemy's shells or wasted in other ways. Consequently I sent a circular, to each Commanding Officer of Cora pany, etc., asking bim to let me know tbe number of men left ia his unit from different districts. Here was de lay again, as the fighting was so heavy tbat I bave not yet received replies from all Officers written to. How ever, as these arrive they are immed--1 iately attended to. I ani sure everybody appreciates very highly your tboughtfulness in supplying our brave lads witb comfort, and it is a matter for sincere rfgret that so many of our poor fellows will knot reoeive those sent to them.

Would it not be possible in future | to make goods for "general distribu tion?" I do not wish to dictate or interfere in the very slightest, but our men are now so scattered and are likely to be so in tbe future, tbat it is most difficult to trace them; also cases addressed, for example, 4tb Reinforcements, 6th Reinforcement., etc., are practically impo .Bible to de liver, because immediately these rein forcements join our forces tbey are split up among tbe original troops and so absolutely lose tbeir identity. I snake these suggestions dot only for convenience in distribution but also for tbe sake of quicker delivery. If all goods come for general distribution tbey can immediately be despatched "en bloc" according to the average number of men in a Unit.

Please accept my sincere thanks on behalf of Officers and men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force for the tbougbtfuloess ot tbe promoters of your fundi the ladies m *y rest con tent tbat none of tbe results of tbeir "labour of love" is wasted, and as far as possible everything goes where jt is intended."

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PENINSULA HORSE SHOW AND PASTORAL ASSN., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3509, 30 November 1915

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PENINSULA HORSE SHOW AND PASTORAL ASSN. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3509, 30 November 1915

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