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LOCAL AND GENERAL.

Akaroa and Wainui Road Board—The January meeting whiob was to have been held Inst Saturday was postponed owing to there not being a quorum present.

Akaroa Bonouon Council —Nominations for the extraordinary vacancy caused by the resignation of Cr. Fredricksen close on Fri. day, January 28th.

Akaroa Butter Factory. — The steam engine for the factory arrived by Friday's boat and is being installed at the factory. Tbe engine is a 23 b.h.p one, and will be used at the faotory till the arrivel of the Lake Coleridge current.

Donations to the Patriotic Fckd.—Mrs Laing gives a donation of £3, and Mrs K. Jacobson a donation of twelve shilling which ia the proceeds of an afternoon speat at Windermere Houae, Akaroa, in telling tho fortunes by cards of a number of visitors. A Good Record. —Considering the drjseason and the bad condition prevailing in regards to feed, it speaks well for the Peninsula that out of the lambs drafted off tbrtbe property of Mr H. W Piper, of Periki, 750 were graded as fats,

Sickness in Robinson's Bay.—On Wednesday last Mr* S ""Curry of Robinson's Bay was taken through to Christoburoh r-y Bpec al car Hbe bas been ailing for some months. Mie was taken to Nurse Turner's private hospital and it is hoped she will make a speedy recovery.

A Correction.—The horse, Bonspear. wnp donated to the Akaroa Patriotic Fund bj Messrs Porter Bros, of the Kaik, and Mr II W. Shepherd. Messrs Porter Bros took £12 worth of tickets to assist in the sucoess of the raffles. The horse bas been shipped to Mice Rutherford, the winner of the raffle.

WonK rcm tub Goon Caosb —A_ |on>| thusiostic worker for the Peninsula War

Fundß is Mrs James of Okains Bay, a lad} who has passed her 86th birthday. She ba'f j worked two patchwork quilts, ons for thr Okain's fete and one for tbe Duvauohelle't i

one, The one at Okain's realised £7, the one at Duvauobelle's £1 Is.

Cocksfoot.—Cutting is general every whew and in some cases the paddock* are hardly worth barvaßting in Bpito of the high priest ruling. However, growers report that there are some good cropß in certain sheltered localities, where a good'sample; is expeoted In many cases the seed is far superior to to that harvested last season. Owners are finding it hard to let contracts this year and , , j

arc offtring 3d nnd 3Jd per II) to contractors. The seed should reih a high figure as the Danwish crop is reported small and not enough for home requirements. Okawe Foktimcatioxs.—On Saturday afternoon, Mr Ell M P., visited Onawe Peninsula and inspected tho earthworks which were built up by by the Ngai Taha tribi in their hopeless defence against Rauparaha's forces in 1829. Mr Ell was amazed at the wonderful preservation of tho works. He ro turned to Akaroa in the afternoon to the Hotel Motropole, and at 7 p.m. he went with a party down the harbour and inspected the oaye3 and Dan Rogers He left for Christchurch with his party again on Sunday afternoon.

Pand Building.—A Band-buildiog contest is being held on the Akarca beaoh on Wed nesday next from 4. to 5.30 p.m for boy and girls. The boys will make forta and the girla houses. Prizes will be given fir 4, second and speoial for tbe most original design. The judges in each case are Me6danies A, Black and T. E. Taylor. All are cordially invited to inspect the designs. The following have contributed to the prizes :— Ben. A H Julius, Messrs W. Day, D G Biohes, C R Hammond, and J. Phillips, Mrs G Armstrong, Mrs F Wright, Mrs H W Wilkins, Miss M. Vangioni and Miss Jacobson.

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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3514, 18 January 1916

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3514, 18 January 1916

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