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, Hwf Im.b*.—Owing to the Akaroa Counts Pete ft-* DuTunohfille's oar next \nms will appear-en Saturday n»s»,Januaryßth Aiuntn _k» Wainvi Boio Board— Yhls Bo_fd m*ets ftl oiioal hoar and pl»ee neil Seturd-ay Psaioxu..—Perajr Amos Arnold, ion of Mr Amoi Arnold of Wainui wsi wnonfl- the New Zealand -jo'diera ia hospital at Walton on Tbemei in November. Lime* Btn*xn«.—Mr Basil Heonin. aotiiee ilMwhere that ths Onawe will leave Afctuoa tad Daly'e wharves for the Davau: abells'i fete oa Thursday at 10 30 a.m. and Ipta. Boaocew Cixenra Lias*.—At a cocalal jaeeting of tbe Akaroa Borouvh Ooanoil l% t l night it wes unammoarfly decided not to . aoeep - ) Meiers Anderson'* offer of a 31 h.n. tngi&s for f 350 r A#ciD>Bf.--Tbe two year old obild of Mr W OtoUy of Lwßort's f« 1 off tbe verandah hfl w««k and br k* fain forearm. Be wait brought iota Akaroa where Or Canireii HlMJied to bit Isjodav. '

FBEK Taws,—Messrs T. Herapstalk and Co. offer free trips in the Monica to and from Okain's Bay and Menzies's Kay. Tjittle Akaloa and Pigeon Bay to any returned men on lnavo " Peninsoia Recmjits.—Among those vho pnlimted in Christohuroh on Thursday last was Sydney Albert Sutherland of Little River who has enlisted in ths infantry. •Sinoa Friday Alwyn Craw, of Chorlton, farmer, has enlißted in tha Mounted sectionBox Scours.—About do boys of the St. Michael's troop of Boy Sooats are at present enoamped at Okain's Bay. They are all thoroughly enjoying the outing, and on New Year's Bye were entertained at a very Buooesstul conoert.

8t Pbtrr's Sunday Schooi. deacon Bnson vieittd Akaroa yesterday to pass the new Sunday sohoolroom The bnilding is complete, but no furniture has been procured so far. It is anticipated that the room will not be ready for use for some weeks to come.

Bed Cross Gin Auction.—A garden party is being held at tbe Mayor's residence. Blyth Olifl, to morrow (Wednesday) when all the members of tbe Bed Cross are asked to bring refreshments. The fata is in aid of the Akaroa Branoh of tha Bed Cross and it is hoped a goodly sum will be raised. Pobtat, —Mrs W Gibb of Leßoa's Bay has given up the post office which is being taken over by Mrs D O'Connell. Tbe residents presented Mrs Oibb with a roll-topped desk as a mark of their appreciation of her work as postmlstresß. Mrs Gibb 13 taking up her residence in Soekburß where Mr Gibb has parobaied a farm.

L-tMMOR RKfIATT*.—Mr Basil Henning took a party of twelve up to the Lyttelton Regatta on New Year's Day returning on Sunday. TbS Akaroa Boating Club was represented by D. Ohsekley and S. Staples who secured one firßt and one second. They won the Youth's fair Oar and Dallas Chaokley earns secsnd in the Youth's Single Sculls.

Low_ Waibewa Lo»_e.—Tbe Loyal Wairewa Lodge held its bait-yearly meeting at Little River on Thursday, a large number of brelhren being present. Aeoounts to the Amount of £20 were passpd for payment Members of tbe lodpe wished God speed ani a safe return to Brother Maekay. wbo is leaving for the front Brother Maekay is the tenth member of tbe lodge who has enlisted

Naw Yfar at Akasoa— New Year was observed tery quietly at Akaroa. the visitors and residents holding picnic parties. The launches were all in request and had a busy day conveying people across the harbour. In tbe afternoon a strong nor-west wind sprang up and made things very unpleasant. In the evening the wind moderated. The chief attraction was the programme of pictures shewn at tbe Oddfellow's Hall, Akaroa, when a large number enjoyed an excellent holiday programme. The New Year was ushered in with a jumble of church bell-?, fire bells, eto, most people taking a keen pleasure in ringing out 1915.

Pbbsonmi — Dr" Earle Guthrie who has been spending a few days in Pigeon Boy where be is tho guest of Mr E Hay has t fiered his services to tbe Government and will leave shortly in the Medical Corps with the Bail forcemeats. Mr H W Piper, late of Duvauebelle has been spending a few days with Mr A tfoodwin of Pigeon Bay. He motored back to Chrisicburch on New Year's day. Mr John Pettigrew returned to Pigeon Bay for tbe Xmas and New Year holidays after a lengthy absence in the Wanganui district where be is managing his fon's farm. Mr Pettigrew v as welcomed by a large number of old friends. He returns to his arduous duties this week. Mr Pettigrew is in excellent health arid enjoys the free Ufa even though it entails bard work. Akakoa Butter Facto**!.—ln spite of the dry season the Butter Faotory has turned oat op to 31st December 4_ tons more butter than for the corresponding month of last year. There are now SO suppliers and at the p e?ent rate of increase tbey will double them selves in a few years. Tbe faotory ia install ing a 23 break horse power steam engine for temporary use and tbe engine is expected to arrive ibis week. The Boroufih electrics! ftupplv has been very intermittent owin" to tbe unfortunate dry spell and the factory has _«en put to a good deal of inoonvenienoe as have all other consumers in Akaroa. It is understood that the steam engine ia only a temporary arrangement and tbat the com pany will take advantage of the Lake Coleridge ourrent wuen that is brought to Akaroa.

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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3510, 4 January 1916

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3510, 4 January 1916

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