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The regular meeting to-day was attended by Messrs Maitland (Chief Commissioner), Dallas, Clark, Duncan, and Thomson. R. M'Unn asked for the right to graze stock on sections 45 and 51, Crookston.— Deolined, Sections recommended for notification if no objection by Warden, G. Hunt, having purchased section 7, block 4, Catlins, from its former owner, and finding it too small, asked permission to take up fifty acres of Crown land behind the section at 10s pur acre—Application declined.

Emanuel Jones applied to lease quarry reserve, section 40, block 1, Catlinß, on condition that stone might be taken when required. Referred to Council to say whether any objection. M. J. Hope, lessee of Run 11, Upper Wakatipu, applied to the surveyed ! sections on that run at a fair rent.—Consideration deferred pending receipt of report from Ranger Adair. The Waikouaiti County Council forwarded for approval resolutions with reference to the expenditure of moneys accruing from deferred-payment, perpetual lease, and small grazing runs.—Road lines approved. Robert Cotton offered to lease section 18, block 3, Tuapeka East, and section 23, block 4, Waipori, for ten years, at6d per acre. He would destroy the rabbits and clear the gorse. The applicant also offered to purchase section 3, surrounded by his freehold.—Referred to Warden Revell for report. Messrs Murray, Roberts, and Co., on behalf of Thomas M'Lay, asked to be allowed the grazing right on section 10, block 11, Waikouaiti.—Referred to Chief Commismissioner to arrange. The Tuapeka County Council forwarded supplementary list showing moneys to be expended on section 23, block C, Rankloburn, and road between section 22 and the Clutha River.—Road-lines approved. The Board approved of the following applications for rural land on perpetual lease:—F. Spark, section 5, block 11, Greenvale; James Scott, section 17, block 6, Gimmcrburn; Robert Cotton, sections 13, 14, and 16 to 19, block 4, Waipori. Alexander Purvis made application to exchange agricultural lease for perpetual lease over section 4, block 2, Poolburn.— Approved. William Linwood applied to capitalise deferred-payment section 5, block 10, Shotover.—Approved. The Board decided to recommend for approval James Forbea's application to purchase, under agricultural lease, section 15, block 10, Shotovcr. W. Grant Munro applied for a water race license, the area being a mile from Ottmatata River to section 2, Otaniatakau.— Referred to Commissioner of Crown Lands, Mr P. W. Mouat.on behalf of Mrs Mouat, a3ked permission to purchase a small piece of land numbered section 74, adjoining section 57, block 5, North Harbor and Blueskin district. —Further adjourned for a week. Certain settlers at Hindon requested that the track through section 19, block 5, Mount Hyde, from Styles's Gully to the main road to Hindon, be kept open. Referred to Ranger Hiighan to report. Messrs Murray, Roberts, and Co. asked whether the Government propose taking steps to destroy the rabbits on sections 26 and 27, block 5, Waikouaiti, formerly in occupation of N. M. Orbell; or if not they were willing to undertake the work in con- i Bideration of receiving the grazing right.— I Referred to Chief Commissioner. j

The Receiver of Land Revenue stated that E. 0 Connell had paid the sum of L 46 due en section S, block 2, Strath Taieri, and now asked the Board to accept surrender of his perpetual lease.—Ranger to value improvements with the view of tho land being reoffered.

The Under -Secretary intimated that Government had approved of 6,500 acres at Taupuka being opened for settlement, and suggested that more land between Catlins and Taupuka, either surveyed or unsurveyed, should be opened without delay.—Referred to Chief Surveyor to suggest the most suitable block in that locality to open for settlement.

Mr John Mouar, on behalf of Messrs Rene Prout and Charles Nicholson, applied for a lease of a piece of land on section 61, block 2, Benger, for twenty-one years, for the purpose of establishing a foundry for manufacturing steel pipes, etc.—-Referred to Tuapeka County Council to say whether it is necessary to retain the area aa a quarry and gravel reserve.

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LAND BOARD., Issue 7937, 19 June 1889

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LAND BOARD. Issue 7937, 19 June 1889

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