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Tho ordinary meetirg, held to-day, was attended by Messrs Mai bland (Chief Commissioner), Clark, Thomson, Dal'as, and Duncin. Messrs Murray, Roberts, and Co. wrote stating that the reduction made by tho Board in the rents of Runs 121 and ]2la is not sufficient, and pointed out that stock will not graze near al jcality'occupied by miners and their dogs, and in conseq ence a great deal more lai.d would ha lost than was allowed for, and suggesting that a r. duction bo allowed for 2 000 acres—viz , 1.2C0 on Run 121, and 800 on Run 121 a, Nenthorn.—Tho Board regretted that they had no power to grant the request. Messrs Stout and Money, on behalf of William M'Arhur, renewed his application for coal lease if fifty acres on Runs 220 and 220u, St. Bathans.—Con ideration adjourned for a week.

John MiJ died itch atked that his deferredpayment capitalised section 11, block 5, Kurow, lio reduced to ttmething n ar its value, as he cannot cwry on at the present price of 30.* per acie.—The Board agreed that they hod no power to reduce tho capital value. Responding to the demand of tho Feviver of Land Revenue for the payrrenfc of L2B on account, based on revaluation of pection 10. block 3, Lower Hawca. John M'Carthy agreed to pay tho same, provided tho Board a'sured him tint they would accept surrender of his section without further payment should the decision of Government be adverse to granting a reduction ia price.—lt was resolved that on payment of the amount stated surrender of the lease would be accepted in the event of no reduction inprice being allowed. Mr W. F. Smyth, on behalf of the Tiiapeka West Reserves Committee, asked for an extension of time in which to endeavor to make an arrangement with the County Council about the management of the reserve?. - Time extended till tho end of the present month.

The Board approved of Mwiou Hind's application to transfer small grazing inn"section 1, b'.ock 10, Kuiiwao, to Robert Chalmers. Thomas Gately applied to complete purchase of deferred-payment section 4, block 12, Rock and Pillar.—Approved. Ihe following applica'ions were made for prospecting licenses outside mining districts : Thomas Black and two others, one mile at Kartigi B'.ach, block 2, Moeraki turvey district; .1. F. M. Frascr, two miles of Kartigi Beach, block 2, Moeraki survey district.— Gianted for twelve months.

Gcorgj Harrington applied for permission to cruze st' ck over about ssventy acres of Crown land at Hayward's Toint, blcek dist-ict, North Harbor i>nd Elueslin.—Declined.

Mr R. B. M*rtin, on beh'lf of W. G. Rutherford, asked permission to reside on his freehold instead of on small grazing run, tho frceho'd bein? within five miles of the boundary cf Jin run (7 of 23, Kurow).—Granlod.

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LAND BOARD., Issue 7985, 14 August 1889

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LAND BOARD. Issue 7985, 14 August 1889

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