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I t . iFrotn Our Ow:i Correspondent.) UAGIiAN, Tuesday. C.i|i(.i!;i Kk" kliifl;, of the s.H. Kla Ora, is ' prepurliiK " sp'-dal report of ihe Marabupa I bar for the Northern S.t>. Company. ! (/i) i lie last trip of the a.s. Kiu Ora, i Messrs VVallls Bros., of Okete, snipped a ih j cwt. cf flax for the Clirtefhurch ExhiWtion. It is «ood Übr.e aud well dressed, and is thought to be a splendid sample. The mill from Which this fibre was furnished is the second oL.dest mill in the colony.; uiirt the I first flax mill machine "was invented nt ' Okele by uu employee of Mr Wallte,'sen., I named .Mr Dougall. Mr started tlie I (iifl mill jit Waiuk.u some forty. yuars back. I lliis being tlie llrst flax mill in .New Zea- : land. 1 Tlif uiuutUly uieetiug of thi , Knwbia I County L'onucJl was held at Kuwhla on i Monday lust. A cominuniuutluu. was rncoived from Mr lirenelttde, M.H.R., γ-l- the \ Kuwliia County louus for public works, mid !(i vutf of tliaiiks wts tendered to the mcai- ' bur for tlie pallia taken in tbe matter. Tiie J Treueury wrote that tUe £12,250 loan could Ibe validated under the Local Bodies Act, but tliu.t it would be necessary for tnc Council to issue a special svpuruu- order striking the rate, as differential rating wus Illegal, us applied to one loan. A draft order whs uHi> required by lue Treasury. Tbe Hon. (ieo Ifowldts, Miniftur for liducutlou, wrote thanking the Council for a lc-U'r contiilnliig on expression of satisfaction on his Inclusion hi the Ministry, and staling thiit In company with the Minister for he hcjieri to visit Hip district early next yenr. Mr K. Newton was appointed barbourmaoI ler. A tstira of £-5 wo« passed for payI tutiit to the cemetery trustees. The Natlo- : nal Bunk has been approached by the i County CbairinaD, wldi a view to tbe bauK i opening a brauch at Kawbia, but so far I uothini definite has been done. It was de- | cided to accept Mr 4. Armstrong's tender to I supply phi us and supervise tbe widening I and metalling of the road at Opai'au for" tfj per cent of th« outlay. The charges fixed for lnuiicnes the n-burf w.-is 25/ per year. It was resolved that £i; sbe wpeut ,un Improving the wharf. A rate of Id In ine JC was struck op tlir- rntnble value of unlnii proved land in tijo county. The clerk slatled that several sections had reverted lo the Crown—aw, 21ii, Sjii, and -'b'l, at Karamn, i'lrongla.

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RAGLAN NEWS., Auckland Star, Volume XXXVII, Issue 254, 31 October 1906

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RAGLAN NEWS. Auckland Star, Volume XXXVII, Issue 254, 31 October 1906