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WELLINGTON, Jlne 4. The Direct Service.

The tender for the direct mail service is on the same lines as the existing contract, but the Government do not consider it particularly favorable to the colony. Rearrangement of Portfolios. There will be a rearrangement of portfolios to a certain degree in a few days. The Minister of Works, having little to do with railways under construction, will take the Postmaster-Generalship, and Mr Hislop the portfolio of Education, The Northern Trunk Line. The Government do not intenl to propose any alteration of the Northern Trunk line. Mr Mitohelson expresses himself in favor of retaining the central route. No contracts will be let for the present, although L 383,000 still remains of the million loan. It would cost L 75.000 to take the line to the big tunnel at Porotarau. If contracts are let, they will bo at both ends.

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POLITICAL GOSSIP., Issue 7924, 4 June 1889

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POLITICAL GOSSIP. Issue 7924, 4 June 1889

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