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ROTORUR.

KOTOUUA, Saturday. Kotorua is crowded to the gates every available bed aud shake-down being occu-i pied. Thursday uight brought up 'twelve crowded coach loads, and on Friday night another huge uoutiugent arrived. Perfect weather give many visitors the chance to' get about ou foot, aud the Whaka road has l a coutiuuous stream of pedestrians passing to and fro. The grounds and pump-room make a busy scene, bowls, croquet, and tenuis being iv progress ou the lawns.' Dozens of more or less competent fishermen are trying their luck on the lake, among them many ladles, who appear inoie enthusiastic than the men, and are bent 01 lauding a ten-pouuder. Mr. Donue, of the Tourist Department, Capt. Post. of the Tutnnekai; Mr. Beatty, of the Railway Department, are all holidaying here. The Hon. J. Millar, together with Mr. A. C. Whitney, are trying their luck ou Rotorua, Taraweia, aud Taupo lakes. The Taupo Lake District Is providing much, good sport, and numerous parties are camped or staying there. Including l.ady aud Mr. Fitzgerald. Mr. and Miss Pillans, Messrs. Bushby and Andrews, Majors Scott and Squires, nnd many others. Many Australians are now visiting here, and Rotorua is undoubtedly becoming a favourite recruiting ground for the Commonwealth. Tlie Hon. McKenzie from Victoria, Mr. IT. O. Allen (Sydney). Lady Gnthorne-Hardy. and Mr. Allan Strang are among the visitors at the Grand. To-night a grand bowling tournament by electric light takes place, and munv howling enthusiasts from other centres have announced their-intentions of competing. Regattas on. the lake, and sports on the Pukeroa Hill' are amongst the entertainments bllle&_

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ROTORUR. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 86, 12 April 1909

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