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NGARUAWAHIA REGATTA.

(By Telegraph.—Own Correspondent.) NGARUAWAHIA, this day. Ngaruawahia was thoroughly en fete to-day on the occasion of the annual regatta. Every excursion train to the •township was packed with visitors, and many hundred others journeyed thither by vehicle from country districts. Altogether over 3000 visitors must have witnessed the carnival, a large proportion, as usual, being Maoris from all parts of Waikato.- The weather is keeping fine, although the aspect is rather sultry, and gloomy. Numerous other attractions are provided on the grounds, and side shows are doing quite immense business. Proceedings were opened by a canoe parade, m which seven large boats participated. Results of the races are as follows:— -, I * a *, (len . Fours, lost nnd under.—West 1, St. George's 2, Hamilton 3. Seven crews competed. Won by a length. aien s Canoe Hurdles.— Haeremai 1, Kaurlkamti 2. Bluejacket 3. A close finish. Maori Girls' Cauoe Race.—Roka Hone 1, Ema Karena 2, Hutukawa 3. Won easily. blngle bculls, one and a half mile.—C. B. r*t° n £ J St " • ? c . org ,. c ' s) *■ E - H - McDonald (St. George s) 2. These were the only starters. AVou by eight lengths. T„^ Sa , rU I a , W ? hi ;. War Canoes Handlcap.te»nf^ ek /«' «*-satiwhakia flbe) 1. Matiu?vL^i.„ (M . erc t. r distrl «> 2. Tewaonultane (Ngatiraupimahora tribe) 3. Also started: ta!?? ,, Ssti,. A great race was won fa y

Maiden b ours, open weights, one mile.— Waltemata I, Ngnruawahia 2, West End 3. r„£ „.° reWS com Peted. A well contested race was won by a quarter length Canoe Hurdles, for womeii.-Kaurikamu x. Iwo started.

c J ,alr „° a ~ cll ° kers -—Waltemata 1 North Tl i ese were tDe ° u 'y «ou by a dozen lengths ' AVo C n a i; r ,1 t ie T S aWne ,0 ' a brlde) - Junior Fours Clinkers.—Ngaruawnhln 1

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NGARUAWAHIA REGATTA. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 65, 17 March 1909

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