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To-day’s meeting of the above was attended by Messrs J. P, Maitland (Chief Commissioner), Duncan, Dallas, and Clark, The Receiver of Land Revenue reported that John Kay owed two instalments amounting to L2B 4s on deferred-payment license 2,099, section 12, block 13, Greenvale, and that, having had the notices forwarded to him, he was not complying with the residential condition, or had abandoned the holding.—lt was resolved to cancel the license for non-payment of instalments; ranger to report as to improvements. The Clerk to the Clutha County Council, in replying to a communication from the Board as to whether the reserve for road deviation north of section 13, block 0, Glenkenlch, was still required for that purpose, stated that the Council objected to the reserve being sold or leased at present, and recommended that the application be held over.—The application was declined.

The Receiver of Land Revenue stated that the rents on the following runs aro in arrour, and suggested that they be declared forfeited ;—Run 14, George 8. Fulton, L2O 6s 10il ; Run 417, John M'Kenzio, Lls; Runs 418 and 431, John M'Kenzie, Llo. Notices to bo inserted in ‘ Gazette ’ under section 188 of Act. A letter was received from Mr J. C. Brown, intimating that the Wetherstono settlers had agreed to appoint Trustees to manage the mining reserve, and to keep the same clear of rabbits. He also asked how they were to collect foes, or impound for trespass.—Consideration of the matter was adjourned for a fortnight. Mr P, W, Mouat, on behalf of Mrs Mouat, applied for permission to purchase a pieee of land numbered section 74, adjoining her section 57, block 5, North Harbor and Blueskin.—Referred to ranger for report. The following applications for rural land for cash for approval were approved John Bulfin, section 14, block 7, Tuapeka West, and James Hartstonge, sen., section 19, block 1, Highlay. The following applications for rural land on perpetual lease were also approved : George Ottrey, section 32, block 2, Aka tore; Helen Wilson, sections 9, 10, and 11, block 6, Gimmerbnrn ; R. and J. Bambery, section 23, block 13, Moeraki; W. A. Balfln, sections 15 and 16, block 7, Tuapoka West; David Flett, sections 1 to 5, block 7, and sections 2, 4, and 5, block 8, Waipori; David Flett, sections 31, 32, and 33, block 4, Waipori.

The application of Hugh Bruce to complete purchase of deferred-payment section 8, block 11, Waitahuna West, was approved. Mr John Mallock, having received notice that T. Healey’s application for a coal lease of fifty acres on Rnn 206 d would be considered on this day, withdrew his objection. Tho District Land Officer saw no reason why tho application should not be granted.— Lease granted for twenty-one years at 2s fid per acre, and fid royalty ; runholdor’s fence not to bo interfered with except to the extent of putting in a gate to allow access; price of coal not to exceed 10s a ton at the pit with lease fee. The Government having accepted surrender of pastoral license No, 437, sections 10, 12, and 13, block 1, Silver Peak district, containing 588 a Or 18p, the Board were requested to fix new upset rental and term.—The Governor-in-Council was recommended to reoffer for pastoral license for seven years at an upset rental of fid per acre. The Receiver of Land Revenue forwarded list of small grazing runs on whioli rents wore due on March 1, and which still remained unpaid. Messrs Duncan and Macgregor, on behalf of James Duncan, requested permission to surrender perpetual-lease 262, section 6, block 4, Hummookside. Surrender accepted ; ranger to make valuation. Messrs William Hay and Co. asked for permission to take np a perpetual lease over 100 acres of bush reserve; also, for sawmill license over five acres to the north of land Included in license 400.—Referred to Ranger Hughan for report. A letter was received from Walter Allan asking when the unsurveyed land in the Rankleburn district would be thrown into the market,—Referred to Chief Surveyor for report as to any area of land suitable for settlement adjoining the surveyed block now all sold. At the suggestion of tho Chief Surveyor, alterations were made in the boundaries of the following runs :

The Receiver of Land Revenue forwarded lists of small grazing runs on which rents were due on March 1 last, and were still unpaid, to be dealt with.—lt was decided to notify lessees in the Glenkenich, Lauder, Rock and Hilar, Lower Hawea, Budle, Poolburn, Strath Taieri, Mount Hyde, Upper Taieri, and Maerewhenua that the rents in arrear must be paid within one month, or the Board will proceed to forfeit leases. . • The Receiver of Land Revenue submitted a statement regarding deferred payment licensees who are in arrear with their instalments and interest.—lt was decided to forfeit licenses for non-payment of interest and instalments ; ranger to make valuation as soon as possible. In one or two cases consideration was adjourned for a month.

OM Area. New Area. Kun, Acres Acres. 233 .. .. 13,140 .. .. 27,700 235a .. .. 23,950 .. 22 600 429a ... .. 24,000 .. 16,050 433 .. .. 7,100 .. .. 24,100 429AA .. .. 13,800 .. merged into 450 .. .. 8,570 .. ) above runs.

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LAND BOARD., Issue 7931, 12 June 1889

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LAND BOARD. Issue 7931, 12 June 1889

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