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LOCAL AND GENERAL.

Mr and Mrs F. Young oT Duvau-chell-s, and Mr and Mis J. J3isman, Hill Top' are at present spending a holiday at Nelson. Mrs S. C. Le Lievre, who, has been resident in Australia for some years, is on a visit to New Zealand Jtnd spent the last week-end at Akaroa. Mrs Le Lievre considers there is a marked improvement in the Borough, being particularly taken with the improvement effected by the war memorial reserve and the other 'garden plots.

We are peased to report that Mr James Rhodes' of Akai'ca, who has been indisposed of late,. is" very much improved in 'health. The annual meeting of the Duvauchclle's Sports •'Club will, be held at the Duvauchellc's Hall to-night (Friday) at 8 p.m. On Wednesday ' Mesdames Bunny and C'. Newton, l* 1 -. bisques, challenged Misses E. and M. Jacobson, bisque, for the Doubles Badges. Misses Jacobson won by 26-19, retaining the ■ badges. Mr and Mrs Arthur Birdling have presented to the Christc-hurch Boys' High School £500 to found a History Scholarship in memory of their son Mr Jack Birdling who was killed in the war. He had been a pupil, of the school. The second of the series of six weekly progressive euchre tournamsnts is being held to-night at St. Peter's Sunday schoolroom in aid of the Akaroa Croquet Club. It is expected that there will be a large attendance. The scores for the aggregate are all being carefully noted. The weather is very uncertain of late, high gales of wind being experienced. Yesterday evening it looked as if there would be a heavy downpour from the south west and a strong gaie blew up ; but before sunset the sky was char and it was a calm mild evening. Last Saturday at the Akaroa Lawn Tennis Courts there were two Yankee tournaments of six and eight players respectively. Mr W. • I.cwitt obtained the highest score in the eight players tournament and Mr F. C. Newton in the tournament for six players. On Friday last the Mayoress (Mrs G. Armstrong). entertained the junior members of the Akaroa Croquet Club at her beautiful grounds, the afternoon being spent in a tournament. At the conclusion it was I'cund that M : 's Faithfull and Miss Brot'herie were lop, each having :>o points. In the play-oil", JVlrs Faithfull won and was the recipient of a very dainty cup and saucer. It is very unfortunate that the high sea.-, backed by the nor'-west gale on Monday destroyed the pretty garden plots along- the Beach Road K.-.planade. It is two years since the si a- washed the same spot. Cr Ma-eiield staled that the sea could In' prevented from dashing over the wall by the placing- of large boulders beyond the wall, and it would be'tin interesting experiment to attempt this method of coping with the trouble. The garden plots are a decided improvement to this section of the Borough.

The members of local bodies are often expected to do wonders especially by their less energetic friends who can only ciitieize. The Akaroa Borough Councillot.s decided to hold (heir meeting a day earlier this week to erabie several Councillors, who arc al-o keen bowlers to be fresh for a match against the Edge ware Bowling .Club being played yesterday. It .is gratifying to note that the City Fathers can be sports and we hope their trip in pursuit of the elusive jack and the biassed bowl will bring them plenty of enjoyment even if it does not bring them victory. On Wednesday Mr R, C. Bishop of Christchurch, the well known manager of the Gas Company, brought down three English visitors to see Akaroa. In the absence of the Mayor they were met by the Deputy-Mayor (Mr C. W. Leete) and the Town Clerk (Mr P. G. Riches). After luncheon at the Bruce Hotel the visitors were taken to see the Akaroa Domain, the Hospital- and the Akaroa Butter Factory. They expressed themselves as delighted with the beauty of the district. The Mayor was unable to be present as he attended a meeting of the N.C. Hospital Board that day. A meeting of the Banks' Peninsula War Memorial Society was held on ! Monday, Present His Worship the Mayor (in the chair) Messrs Barnham, P. G. Riches, A. R, Munro and T. Iv Taylor It was stated that i! 7 more names of fallen soldiers are to be put em Ihe panels and it is probable that till the names cannot be put on the present panels, so that fresh ones may have to be procured After discus-ion it was decided to send a letter to all the Peninsula local bodies asking each, to send a delegate lo attend a meeting on March 18th at Akaroa at '2 p.m. to discuss matters affecting the War Memorial. j Si.' Frederic k Gardiner who, with • 1 aJv Gardiner has been visiting Mr ! ar.d Mrs F. of Pigoon Bay, is 'a member of t.h:i large shipping 1 firm which styling itself Gardiner Bros, did ;u great deal -of work for the Admiralty during the war for 'which Sir Frederick received his title Sir Frederick and Lady Gardiner are spending a month in New Zealand and as the former had been in Pigeon Bay before the old Annandale home was destroyed by a landslide he was anxious to see the Bay again. He found conditions very ufre:er,l indeed from those in the oid days. On Sunday Sir Frederick and Lady Gardiner motored In to Akaroa with Mr and Mrs E. Hay where they were the guests of Dr aiid Mis A. 1 1 . Cowan. They have since left on a motor trjp 'lo the Southern Lakes. Sir Frederick Gardiner is a cousin of Mr E. 'Hay.

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LOCAL AND GENERAL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume XCVIII, Issue 5274, 27 February 1925

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LOCAL AND GENERAL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume XCVIII, Issue 5274, 27 February 1925

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