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Port Chalmers. ARRIVED.— August SO Brunner, b.b., 540 tons, Ewan, from Greymoutb. Waroatea, s.s., 288 tons, Lambert, from Greymouth. Takapuna, s.s., 930 tons, Grant, from Nelson via Akaroa and int rmediate ports. Passengers: Me*dames Dale, Maitland, Misses Maitland, D’Oyly, Messrs Tolmie, Souness, 0. T. Smith, Ledingham, Olellaud, M'Gavin, Stark; and four in the steerage. The Takapuna arrived at Port Chalmers at 9 a.m. to-day. She left Nelson at 10 am. on the 26th, called at Pioton, Wellington, Lyttelton, and Akaroa, leaving the latter port at 6 p.m. on the 29th, arriving as above. She experienced fine weather from Nelson to Wellington, thence southerly winds with heavy seas to Lyttelton, followed by flue weather to arrival. The s.s. Brunner, Captain Ewan, with a full i cargo of coal from Greyraouth, arrived at the Jetty street wharf at 6 a.m. to day. She left Greymouth at 0.30 p.m. on the 27th inst., breasted Cascade Point at 8 a.m. on the 28th, passed Puysegur Point at 5,30 a.m. on the 29th, and arrived as above. She had fine weather from Greymouth until off Martin Bay, thence j strong S.W. winds and heavy sea till passing Puysegur, followed by moderate weather to arrival. The Wareatea, with 470 tons coal from Grey- ■ mouth, arrived at 11.30 a.m. to-day, and steamed alongside the hulks at the Bowen pier to discharge. She left Greyraouth at 10.15 a.m. ; on the 27th; experienced strong southerly i winds until she passed Cape Campbell at 9p m. j on the 28th, when it moderated; passed Banks i Peninsula at 4 p.m. yesterday. THE DIRECT STEAMERS. , Referring to the paragraph from our London corre • pond ent’s let ter the * Press’ is informed by the Now Zealand Shipping Company that the | Rimutaka left Wellington on May 16, and arrived at Plymouth on June 27, being forty-two days on the passage. The Coptic left Lyttelton : on May 17, and arrived at Plymouth on June 30, making the passage in forty-four days. Captain Greenstreet, of the Rimutaka, reports that i he had to contend with adverse winds the whole way, and that the steamer was delayed in eending provisions to the French brig Delpbine, of Nantes, in response to a signal—- “ Want of food, starving. ” After leaving Ply- : mouth tho high pressure piston sustained some damage, and the Rimutaka proceeded under , low-pressure cylinder to Gravesend. From the feregoing it will be seen that the Rimutaka made tho passage Home in two days less than tho Coptic. THE BIG DREDGE. The following telegram was received last night from the Bluff Dredge sailed last night (28th); weather fine; h’gh barometer, MOVEMENTS OF THE UNION STEAM SHIP COMPANY’S FLEET. Friday, August 30. Elupp.—Te Anau arrived early from Dunedin ; sailed 4 p.m. for Melbourne. Lvt teuton. —Hingarooma arrived 8 a.m. from Wellington; sailed 3 p.m. for Dunedin.— Herald sailed 1 p.m. for Dunedin.—Bothwoll Castle sailed 3 p.m. for We'lington, Wellington. —Rotomahana arrived noon from Lyttelton; sails 7 p.m. for Napier.—Koranui arrived 10 a.m. from Nelson. Nelson. —Rotorua arrived 10 am. from Picton; sailed 11 a.m. for New Plymouth, GlSßOßNE.—Australia arrived 4 a.m. from Napier; sailed 8 a.m. for Auckland. Napier.—Southern Cross arrived 7 ».ro. from Gisborne ; sailed 10 a.m. for Wellington. Manukau.—Wanaka sailed 1.15 p.m. for New Plymouth. SYDNEY.— Lindussailed 8 p.m. Wednesday. — Tekapo arrived Thursday morning. Shipping Telegrams, Auckland, August 29,—Waihora, for the South, Passengers; For Napier—Mrs Wall, Messrs J. A. Caldwell, Msudsley, Goldsmith, Worbrick, J. J. Brassey, M’Millan, Lambert. For Wellington—Miss Hamer, Mesdames Tibbs and three children, Lewis, Wood and three children. Messrs J. J. Pollard. Lewis, Taiaroa, Hene, Williams, Gibson, W. Dickefr, Butcher, Adams, Wood, Wilt, Auckland football team (23). For Lyttelton—Misses Thomson, M. King, Mesdames James and child, Teccomb, Messrs Byton, Teccomb, Twinnerton. For Dunedin—Mr H. Darbar; and fourteen steerage.—Silver Cloud, from Newcastle.—Fleetwing, for Noumea. . Sydney, August 29, Arrived, Tekapo; sailed, Manapouti. Wellington, August 29.—Rmgarooma, for the South. Passengers; Misses Willis. Kenny, and Parsons, Messrs Neill and M’Beath.— Jubilee, for Sydney. Passengers; Mr and Mrs M’Donald and six children, Mrs and Miss Hooper, Mrs Casey, Mr Tabuteau, Master Hooper. Ltttelton, August 29.—Takapuna, for Dunedin.—Rotomahana, for Northern ports.

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SHIPPING., Evening Star, Issue 7999, 30 August 1889

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SHIPPING. Evening Star, Issue 7999, 30 August 1889