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Mfssrs. [1. Wmtson and Suns are intending to build upon the oil site of the Cential Hotel, which was burned down dm my the lire of September (>l!i. The blink will consist of a large family hotel, and two shops to the Honthwaid of the enhances to tin hotol Mi I 1 ll»'i vpUhi-, tho aiolnto( t.and Mi \\ if son,i onti iotor On .sduiiliy, <>ct ]>>, the lust boat of the lNgaruawahia Kowmg (Jlub was launched. The ceremony of chastening the boat was pci formed by Miss Maiy Kayner, who gave to hei the appiopiiato name of 'Pioneer.' The boat is a very good model, and floats lightly on the ivatt r, aud is a ciedit to her designei and uuildcr Mr. lioss. Mi. Thomas b Weston, of Auckland, liamstci an 1 solicitor, has been appointed Judge of the IJistuot (Joint for Hauke's I Jay. Mi Weston has had considerable cxpeuenoi as a burister, and is among tlie oldist ol the piaetitioners of Auckland. The mombeiH of the Thames catholic Chinch ha\epies<<ntod Fathet Golden with an address and a piuse of £3j. I he re\. gentleman gratefully acknowledged the gift, and spoke of the kindly feeling ho had met with while resident at tho Thames. The diiwing foi Mi. J C Hoyte's Art Union pn/es, consisting of l."» watercolout paintings by himself, and a number of Gustave Don's illustiations, took place on Oct. .'U, at Mess is. Upton's, Queen street There were 100 members, at XI each, aud 25 pii7os. On Friday, Oct. 31, the principal pupils of the ]>evonport Distnct School piesented their late teacher, Mr Worthington, with a very handsome eight-day timepiece, as a " token of their esteem, and apptcciation of the caio lie has taken with their education" during the last two years. Mr. Woi thington has taken charge of Auckland (,'ity East School, now carried on in tho room neai.St. Paul's Church. Mr. Mclntosh.a well known teachei in this city, succeeds to the vacancy at Devonport. A statement of the accounts of the pi ovinoe for the (jiiaitci ending :$Oth September lastis published in the Pujiiivud fr'oivrnmmf Civ If' of the 1st instant. The revenue and receipts, including a balance from the piovionH tjnaiter of £21, 1GS 12s. Gd amount to CSfi.'JTO 7s. 4M., and the disbuisements to L'JO/iSl Kii. (id, Iea\mg a bal nice 111 the Buik of New Zealand and in hand of 11(>,.">SS IOh 10.1. The gold exported fiom New Zcilaud since tho 1st April ]S.~>7 to tho ."iOth Soptouibei, Ib7'?, amounts to 7,lllJ,8.')3o/, valued at i27,fj'2(),:!•'!•). Tho amount exported from Auckland dunng tho above period is S33,4!)3o/, woith £2,911,931. Unpt.iin Hatlield of the ketch ' Lunililo', which arnved 111 harbour on November 5, rcpoits the missionaues at Savage Island are all well, and that they aio piosptnng with their good work. Commodoio James G Goodenough, R.N., has been appointed a member of the Executive Council of iNew Zealand, and taken, the ne-ces8aty oath. Two fcecond-class carnages, the hr»t instalment of a 11u.inb.5r being manufactured by Messrs. Price Brothers, ot Ououunga, for tho Auckland aud Waikato llailway, were placed on the huo on Nov. 11 They are neatlv finished, and very cieditable woikmanship The buildings of a permanent nature being erected 011 the site of the fire of tho 7th Scpteiubei last, aie now rapidly approaching completion. They consist ot two brick buildings, aud ate being put up tor Mr. Hancock. They are in olose pioximtty to tho Albert Rieweiy. On Monday, tho :?rd November, Mr. J. Sbeeuan, M.1I R., was returned unopposed to a seat in the Provincial Council for the electoial district of KoUiangi CJaptun Lyons, of the banine ' Metari-., 1 fiom Samoa, who had ainvel at Li vuka before tho ' Stai of the South' left, icported that although the war at bamoa has entncly ceased, anil mitteis aio quiet, there u a stagnation in business which will not bo got o\ei for some considerable time to come At the timo he left, thero was great agitation in tho group, tespecting tho Amencaim shoitly assuming the protectmato of the islands. " Ml. Puckey is at present at Oluncmuri," says tho Tfuiiii", A<ltoti*r, "but whether his business is connected with the puichasc ot land on behalf of the GoNciimirnt, or with alfurs of Ies3 nnpoitiuce, we aio not awaie A sitting of the Nati\c Lands Court is te> be held at Shortland on tho Sth of December next, at winch, we are mfonned, tho Te Aioha and Olimemim lands aio to be biought forwaid. Really, the whole mattei now lies with tho Government. The jSgatimaiu, who aio declared to bo tho ownors of To Aroha, are Willing to sell, and, if tho Go\ eminent chooso, the X^atihaua, who wero the counter-clann-autB, and whose protests havo been tho 'means of keeping tho district closed, can be settled with by a payment, or by a piece of the land. Tho requned sui\ey has now been completed, aud we cannot see why tho distnct should any longer be kept closed." It is announced in tho Wnkit Mao) t that " Bloody Maiy," alias Mere Paran, is dead. This woman will bo well remembered by many who fought with tho Colonial forces during the war. On ono occasion, if we aio ughtly informed, this woman rushod into a iiver and tomahawked an enemy of the pakoha when about to work mischief.

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MISCELLANEOUS., Daily Southern Cross, Volume XXIX, Issue 5070, 20 November 1873

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MISCELLANEOUS. Daily Southern Cross, Volume XXIX, Issue 5070, 20 November 1873