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The following additional acceptances of invitation to be present at tho opening ceremony have been received : —The Mayors of Hawera, Port Chalmers, Hastings, Wellington, and Roslyn; Bishop Nevill, Archdeacon Edwards, Major Gudgeon (head of tho Defence Department), Hon. P. A. Buckley; Messrs 0. Samuel (New Plymouth), A. E. Rhodes (Gladstone), and W. J. Steward (Waimato), M.H.R.s. The tender of Smith and Smith for painting and decorating the Grand Pacific Hotel has been accepted.

Invitations have been forwarded to 250 Native chiefs to be present at the opening ceremony, in accordance with a list supplied by the Native Office. The Queenstown Committee have taken possession of their bay, and made arrangements for its decoration.

Messrs Neill and Co., agents for the Dccauvilie portable railway tram, have lent to the Commissioners a whole line of their railway plant—rails, turntables,trucks, etc., complete. This ingenious contrivance will be of material assistance to the general manager, inasmuch as it can be removed to any part of the Exhibition buildings or grounds, and will enable the easy removal of the most unwieldy packages into their respective courts.

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EXHIBITION NOTES., Issue 8019, 23 September 1889

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EXHIBITION NOTES. Issue 8019, 23 September 1889

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