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Tho regular mooting, held to-day, was attended by Messrs J. P. Maifcland (Chief Commissioner), H. Clark, D. Thomson, J. Duncan, and W. Dallas.

Mr W. L. Simpson appeared on behalf of an intending purchaser of portion of section 11, block 3, Lower Hawea. The District Land officer forwarded two letters in connection with the application—one from Mr W. G. Stewart suggesting that the land be made a camping reserve, tho other from Mr R. Stewart stating that it would not be advisable to have the land reserved for that purpose.—Consideration deferred until report of District Land Officer obtained.

Messrs Murray, Roberts, and Co., on behalf of John Roberts, lessee of Runs 121 and 121 a, applied for a reduction of rent in consideration of 800 acres having been taken up for mining purposes at Nenthorn. Applicant also asked for compensation on account of the diminished carrying capacity of the runs, miners' horses, dogs, etc., being at large beyond the mining area.—Licenae of Run 121 revoked to the extent of 635 acres and rent reduced by L 25165. License of Run 121 a revoked to the extent of 230 acres aud rent reduced by L 8 7a. Board have no power to allow the compensation asked for.

Referring to tho proposed tale of lard between block 17 and the Clutha River, in Roxburgh, tho Under-Secretary stated that Government would not pell the land in question, but tint there would be no objection to grant licenses to occupy for Bhort periods, with power tf resumption at any time without compensation.— Application declined. The Board proceeded to consider the question of dealing with the Whare Kuri Coal Mine, and it wa3 decided that all written applications received on tho day fix°.d for receiving same be regarded as simultaneous. W, Watson applied for a license to occupy half an acre of the beach reserve opnosite section 48, block 8, Dunedin and Kast Taieri, and offered to pay a small yearly luntal for tho same.—Referred to Chief Commissioner to arrange for Watson to occupy the area formerly occupied by Boyd. Tiro Board proceeded to consider the cates of certain pe/petual lease settlers who were in arrears, aud the following conclusions were arrived at:—John Russell, section 25, block 5, Glenkenich, and John Crawford, section 18, block 4, Lower Hawea—lease forfeited for nonpar raent of rent; F. W. Plew, section 14, block 5, Lauder—allowed one month from date to pay arrears, in default of which the Board will proceed to forfeit without further notice; Edward M'Donald. section 3, block 2, Upper Taieri, and James M'Donald, sections 9 and 10, block 2—time asked for allowed.

It was roported that the lessee of small grazing run 130, for sections 4 and 5, block 9, Kuriwao, had received notice to pay arrears of rrnt within one month, or the Board would forfeit his lease,—Lease forfeited.

Messrs Stout and Mondy, on behalf of William M*Arthur, applkd for a rehearing «f his application for a coal mining lease at Cambrians. —Rehearing granted. The Board approved of S. A. Lewis's application for section 77, block 1, Blackiitone, as rural land on deferred payment. The amplication of Jameß Fahey for section 20, block 14, Tuapeka West, as villige settlement land on deferred payments, was also approved.

The Warden at Lawrenco stated that there was probability of mining operations being carried on in the vicinity of sections 12, block!). 2, block 11, and 1, block 12, Tuapeka Kast, and recommended that the right to mine on those sections be reserved; and, further, that sections 2 and 3, block 8, bo reserved for the same purpose.—Sections 12, 2, and 1 above-men-tioned being small gr.ziug runs are subject to tho Mines Act and Regulations: sections 2 and 3, block 8, are pastoral deferred-payment sections, and therefore cannot bo now reserve 1 for mining purpose;'.

Mr John Thompson, on behalf of James owned, app ied to purchaso his residence area of one iicre in block 1, Tuapeka East.—Sketch of area to bo forwarded.

The Board approved of Thomas Taylor'* application for section 11, block 16, Blackstone, as rur*l land on perpetual lease.

It wan resolved that Government be r 'commended to notify sections 11,12, and 13, block l;i, Moeraki, atlOn, reducing sections 11 and 13 to that price in place of opening as small grazing mn, the hnd being within a linnnr.'d.— Sections 8 and 18, same block, to be retained as Invito reserve. Resolution of 10th July last rescinded to far ns these Bectiona are ooncerned.

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LAND BOARD., Issue 7973, 31 July 1889

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LAND BOARD. Issue 7973, 31 July 1889

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