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THE ELECTIONS.

Bt the " Airedale" we are in receipt of news from Marlborough, Canterbury, and Ot»go. We extract the folowing from the " Examiner" : — " The election for a member to represent the diitriot Wairau took place on. Friday, the 15th inst., when> after a levere contest, Mr. Eyes was returned by a majority of four, the numbers at the close of the poll being, Eyes 65, Weld 61. Had it not been for the unfavourable weather in the early part of the week, which prevented several voters who were in Nelson reaching the poll in time, Mr. Weld would have been returned. Mr. Weld has since offered himself for the district of Cheviot, where there is a strong feeling in his favour, in opposition to Mr. Hunter Brown. The election for Picton passed off without oppoution, in the return of Dr. Monro." At Canterbury Mr. Moorhouse was defeated for Ak»ro». The ' Lyttelton Times' reports as follows :~ "The Akaroa election terminated on Wednesday last in favour of Mr. White, the following being the itate of the poll at the two polling-places in the district. The numbers may be relied upon, though they we not official . — White. Moorhouse. Akaroa 48 18 Okainsßay 3 14 51 32 Majority for Mr. White 19 The badness of the weather prevented a great many electors from attending to record their votei." Messrs. T. Gillies and C. H. Kettle were duly elected at Otago.

The Public Accounts.— Dr. Knight, the AuditorGeneral, has been engaged during the whole week in the discharge of the onerous duties of his commission, which, we believe, have now nearly arrived at their termination. The result, of course, will not be made known until it has been submitted to his Excellency. — Otago Colonist, Jan. 25.

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THE ELECTIONS., Daily Southern Cross, Volume XVII, Issue 1379, 1 March 1861

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THE ELECTIONS. Daily Southern Cross, Volume XVII, Issue 1379, 1 March 1861

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