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COUNTRY NEWS.

■ » WAIHI.

WAIHI, Sunday. In addition to the notices of motion tabled for. the next Borough Council meetlug, as published on Saturday, Councillor Donaldson has tabled a motion to the effect that applications be invited for the purchase of a section recently acquired from Mr Palmer, also an adjoining section, and that provision be made for a borough yard on the quarry, reserve. The borough purchased these sections a short time before the recent financial difficulty with the bank took place.

The half-yearly meeting of the Waihi Cooperative Store was held last.evening..' The balance-sheet showed that the turnover for 28 weeks totalled £3850 19/8: The actual net profit, after allowing for the usual depreciation on plant and stock, amounted to £i 23 la/2. The assets are placed" it £579 14/11. ""

PAPAKURA

A very successful school concert was.'held in the Public Hall on Friday evening, the itev. P. J. (Forvtjme, chairman' 'of committee, presiding. The building was crowded, nnd the handsome sum of nearly £12- was added to the funds. The programme included some excellent songs and marches by the scholars, and other items,' as"follow: ■Piano selection, 'M. and O. McLennan; recitation, "Pat's 'Military Experience," Percy Sullen; piano selection, E. and G. Slack; song, "Fly Away, Birdie, to Heaven/ B. .Lewis and R. Wilson: - piano selection, O. and A Wilson; recitation, "Aunt Tabitha," G. Johnson; violin solo, A. 'Werner; piano selection, R. Hunt.

VOLUNTEER NEWS.

AKARANA BIFLE CLUB. The members of the Akarana Rifle -Club fired the seventh match .of the. championships on Saturday afternoon at Penrose, the weather 'and light being unfavourable to good shooting. The highest score of the day was 96 compiled 'by Mr. A. Patrick, who is Shooting in splendid - form at present. Mr. M. Atkinson was second with 87, beating Mr. G. T. Kretschmar on. the tie. For the B Class aggregate, fired in conjunction- with the above, Mr. J. Sorensen,. witlC 82, was first. Messrs. Patrick and -Sorensen take the club's weekly trophies. The .scores cif the principal competitors are .as follows: — CHAMPIO'NSHIi:. Mr A. Patrick. 33 at 500 yds, 34 at 600 yds, 29 at 700 yds. ' :... 96 Mr M. Atkinson, 30, 30. 27..., — S7 Mr. G .T. Kretschmar, 31, 33, 23 87 Mr. A. C. Watson, S4, 27, 24 85 Mr. J. Sorensen, 31, 25, 26 . i 1 82 Mr. J. F. Atkinson, 30. 29, 23 '..."..'."...'. 82 Mr. A. Danrell, 30,-2S, 34 ....* ; 82 Mr. J. Potter, 31, 24, 25 80 Mr. W. H. Shepherd. 26. 25, 27 7S Mr. F.. Carrinjrton, 28. 28. 21 .... '. 77 Mr. S Grant. 32, 23, 22 77 * Mr. A. G. Devore, 3L 26, 19 ...... 78 The scores of Patrick,' Sorensen, Carrington and Devore count for B Class aggregate.

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COUNTRY NEWS. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 81, 5 April 1909

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