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After a tough tussle with the obstacles met with, in the shape of huge boulders, the contractor (Mr Alf. PeareeO has at length got the first pair of cylinders for the Hapuku bridge dowa. Bottom was not obtained until they had been sunk £(3ft—l6ft deeper than specified. A triangular match with miniature rifles has been arranged between toania representing the Territorials,- the Dofence Rifle Olub, and Civilians. Application is boms; mad* , to the Defence Department for new rifles. Rumour has it that an up-to-date sanatorium is to be built hero. The statement in this connexion goes on to say that the ostablislunent will include in its equipment tennis courts, a bowling green, and other moans of contributing to tbo health-giving pleasure of patrons. On Saturday a couple - of right whales were seen disporting themselves in the south-west bight of Inglea Bay. As they wore Lα full view of townspeople, there were visions of an exciting whale-chase, proving more mteresting t,han the Cheviot-Kaik'oura football match. Unfortunately, the efforts made to capture them prorea "fruitless but tie "bappening-aiong of right whales at this stage of the season gives promise of a good catch or two before it closes. Friday night saw forty members of the B Squadron (the> old Kaikoura Mounted Rifles) of the 10th Regimeat attending the first week-end camp. The squadron's total numerical strongth was otherwise fully accounted for. Major Allison reports satisfactory results from the proceedings. The Rev. Father Lynch is holding a mission here. On Sunday and Monday nights the Church of the Sacred Heart was packed to ite utmost capatv ity. Fathw Lynch gave powerful addrosses, full of interest to Catholics, as well as to those of other denominations present. A meeting of Greenburn-Kalrutara-Lynton Downs settlers was held. last week at the residence of Mr L. J. Payno (who presided), to , take, into consideration the establishment'of a school and a post office, also the- mattor of telephonic connexion with Kaikoura. Mi- Payne was requested to communicate with the Education Board regarding the erection of a school near Cribb Creek, on the north-eastern corner of the recently-acquired Lynton Downs Estate. Enquiries arc being made respecting telephonic connexion, to find out how to obtain the most satisfactory service. On Sunday morning the Bishop of Nelson inducted the Rot. A. J. Seaton ac Vioar of Kaikoura, and afterwards bestowed the rite of confirmation upon i number of candidates. On Monday j a social to publicly welcome the new vjcar wae held in the Esplanade Hall which was thronged. Mr G. Johnson people's warden, on behalf of the parishioners, heartily welcomed the Re's , . Mr Beaton, and apologised for the absence of the Rev. Father Kelly. The Rcr. W. McAra, on behalf of the Presbyterians of the district, fvas eloquent in the generous cordiality of hi* welcome, his very happy remarks evoking .spontaneous outbursts of approbation. The newly-installect vicar won equal approval in replying. He stated that hi 3 first acquaintance with Kaikoura datod back to 1876 (when bo was engaged at the Glarenco River in an educational capacity), and at that time he '"'built' a castle in tho air," which had just obtained realisation, namely, that bo might;' some clay occupy the Vicarago as incumbent of tho parish. Tho Bishop of jVeleon followed with a speech which was listened to with eager attention. \ During the evening very pleasing ronsii cal selections were given by Mrs C. M. I Bruce, tbo Misses Flower, an , ! i Whitcombe, Messrs If ilthWs, Allison; ' Brown, Robinson, and L. Johnson. The ! members of St. Peter's Ladies' Guild : supplied refreshments.

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Press, Press, Volume L, Issue 15008, 1 July 1914

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KAIKOURA. Press, Volume L, Issue 15008, 1 July 1914