Passengers -to Whangarei should note that-the s.s. Ngapuhi is leaving Queenstreet wharf, west side, a-fc 8 o'clock this evening.
The picnic at monumental masons held at Motutapu Island on Saturday was very enjoyable. Results of the sports events were as follows:—Apprentices' race- lTayes X Letter-cutters' race: Cary l Carlaw 2 Masons' race: Hoseman 1. Open handicapCarlaw 3, AicNab 2. .Harried men's raceBrewin 1, Hunter 2. Settlers' race: McNab 1. Hurdle race: Hunter 1, Brewtn 2. Siamese race: Schofield and Moulden. Old Suffers' race: Simmonds 1. Relay" race: Carlaw, Patterson. McNab, and Buchanan. Messrs. F. Harris and W. Parkinson were judges, and EJ. Buchanan starter.
Tie Rev. C 'Mortimer-Jones was Instituted as vicar of Walmate on tie evening of Wednesday, the 3rd tnst., by the Yen. Arobdeaeon Walsh. Tlhe -ceremony took place In the Church of St. Joton the Baptist, in the presence of a .good congregation. During the afternoon the new vicar was presented to a large number of parishioners and neighbours, at a garden party given at Grove Cottage, by Mrs. J. C. Johnson. Mr. Mortimer Jones' district will include iPakaraJca, OtoemmL &SAto>il*H, lOksiUau, and
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