CRUISE OF THE AMOKURA.
The fifty-eight iNfe-sv Zealand boys serv- j ing an apprenticeship or board the Go- j -rernment training ship Amokura are at present engaged on an instructive and enjoyable cruise. .The Amokura called in at Auckland yesterday for a supply df fresh, water, and continued on her way again this afternoon. ..The Amokura left Wellington, a fortEight ago and cruised along the East coast. Calls -were made at Napier and Tauranga, and at each.. place the 1)073 !had an opportunity of going ashore. The Amokura came all the way from! Wellington under sail, and the boys thus ibad some very useful sail-drill. -They .■were also put through anchor" and dummy gun drill. Between Napier and the East Cape some very heavy weather was experienced, and the Vessel had to run into Hick's Say, for shelter, being unable ta> proceed across the Bay of Plenty. Between Napier, .and the.Cape,..however,"a record in Bailing, for the Amokura, was put up, an average speed of 10J knots per hour, under sail, being maintained. The- vessel remained at Hick's' Bay fora couple of days, and the weather . having then moderated, she set Bail for Tauranga. She anchored under Whale Island for \ a csght and proceeded into Tauranga for Good Friday. A stay of. four days was made at Tauranga, and on Tuesday last the vessel sailed for Auckland. An anchorage under. .Slipper.;lsland was imade on Tuesday night, and the following - morning the -passage- for Auckland was resumed. Motu-Ihi was made on "Wednesday - night, and the Amokura came on to Auckland yesterday. The Amokura sailed for a, cruise, to Ithe North this afternoon. She will be nway for ten days, and will proceed as far north as Whangaroa. The vessel returns to Auckland after" heir northern cruise and. will remain .here for a. few days. She then leaves' 'for Wellington, and will call at various east coast ports en route. . _, »
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