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The rc/nilnr meeting, licfrl today, was attended by Messrs Alaitlaud (Chief Com-liii.-wioner), Dallas, Duncan, Clark, and Thomson.

Mr J. C. Brown, M.H.R., intimated that the Wetherstones settlers had had a meeting and agreed to appoint trustees to manage the mining reserve, and asking for authority to collect fees aud impound for trespass.— Postponed for further consideration. Messrs Stout and Mondy, on behalf of Joseph Smith (of Kurow) and three others, asked the right to prospect for coa! over perpetual-lease section 1, block 7, Kurow. The lessee, Mr .T. Potter, was a consenting party.—Board will offor no objection to prospecting; surface damaged to be repaired; in the event of superior coal being discovered, the Board will favorably consider an application for the right to mine. The Board partially considered the replies received from certain lessees of small grazing runs, in answer to the Board's circular inquiring as to whether the runs were held for the lessees' exclusive use and benefit, or whether thoy wero occupied by the lessees jointly with others.— Further consideration was adjourned till next meeting. The Ranger of the Moeraki Hundred asked the Board to adopt regulations and by-la.vs which wero forwarded.—Deferred for report from Ranger Hughan. The Chief Surveyor forwarded plan of survey of sections 20 to 25, in block 2, Maeicvvhenua, and requested the Board to fix the price.—Government recommended to notify the sections as a village settlement; no one to be allowed to take up more than one section.

It was also resolved to request the Government to notify sections 2 to G and 10 to 12, block G, Maniototo; sections 12 to 18 and i 20 to 24, block 4, Glenkenich ; and sections 6 to 17, block 8, Glenkenich. James Dobbin applied for section 34, block !), Glenomaru, as rural land for cash. —Approved. George MacKay applied for section 18, Waikoikoi, as suburban land on deferred payments.—License to issue. Application for rural land on perpetual lease : James Scott, section 18, block G, Gimmerburn.—Approved. Daniel O'Brien applied to complete purchase of deferred-payment section 28, block G, Tuapeka West.—Approved. The Board were asked to deal with lapsed pastoral deferred-payment section 15, block 10, Teviot, recently held by Robert Tubman, deceased.—Government to be recommended to rcoffer the land as a small grazing run; ranger to value improvements. A statement was submitted showing that the following perpetual lessees of High School endowments at Strath Taieri are in arrear with their rents:—Andrew Harvie, L2O 4s 3d ; Thomas Pugh, LIT 17a 6d, Ll2 7s, L 23 Bs, and L 23 17s ; Neil M'Fadyen, LSO 3i 4d ; James Harrison, LIB 3s lid and LlB 33 lid.—ln Harvie'a and Harrison's cases, the Board resolved to request the High School Board to reconsider tho matter with a view to reduction, the price being In the Board's opinion too high. Consideration of Pugh'a cases was postponed for a week. M'Fadyen, it was agreed, should be allowed three months' grace. Mr R. B. Martin, on behalf of John Haugh, asked the Board to rescind resolution of forfeiture, dated the 12th inst., in regard to section 1, block 17, Crookston, recently held by John and David Haugh, and to allow the section to be purchased by John Haugh.—Tho application was granted on condition that the arrears of rent were paid. It was resolved that a tracing of a block of land recommended by the Chief Surveyor, being block 4, Woodlands, which the Board considered tho most suitablo for settlement, be forwarded to the Government. The Board were strongly of opinion that the same should be siuvoyed before being opened. The Board decided to request tlto High School Board to reconsider the case of Nolan, whoso license had been forfeited and tl.o land oll'ered without finding a tenant. The section was in the opinion of tho Board of very inferior quality, and not leasable at more than Is por acre.

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LAND BOARD., Issue 7943, 26 June 1889

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LAND BOARD. Issue 7943, 26 June 1889

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