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The ordinary meeting held yesterday was attended by Messrs Maitland (chief commissioner), Dnncan, Dallas, Clark, and Thomson. The Taieri County Council forwarded supplementary list of deferred payment and other lands sold between April 27 and July 27, showing roads upon which money is to expended.—Road'lines approved, Janies Christie asked that when the license of Run 205 a (Taieri Lake Station) expires in March next the portion of said run adjoining his section 11, containing 440 acres, be notified open as second-class land, to enable him to extend his deferred payment holding to 640 acres.—Referred to Chief Surveyor; application to be kept in mind when the land is being surveyed. Robert Weir asked that forfeiture of his deferred payment section 39, block 10, Glenkenich, be rescinded, and agreeing to payarrearsof interest (L 10). —On immediate payment of arrears, amounting to Lls 2s, Board will rescind forfeiture.

Ranger Hughan reported that Peter King, the perpetual lessee of sections S3 and 91, block 8, Glenomaru, had not complied with the residence conditions of his lease, nor were there improvements of any kind on the land.—To stand over for a week.

Reporting on an application by Mr D, Stewart for W. Hay and Co. for a perpetual lease of 100 acres of bush reserve on block 1, Warepa, also a woodcutter’s license over five acres in the same reserve, Ranger Hughan recommended that the license be granted and the lease refused.—The application for the lease was declined ; sketch of the five acres to be forwarded.

George Stringer applied for permission to graze stock over portion of the mining reserve in block 10, Kurow, on the usual conditions.—Referred to Chief Commissioner to communicate with applicant. William Dobson applied for section 25, block 2, Maerewhenua, as village-settlement land on deferred payments. License to issue.

The Board approved of John Alex. Boyd’s application for village-settlement section 9, block 8, Glenkenich. George Hunt applied to transfer to Wm. Falconer section 44, block 9, Glenomaru. — Approved. A, R. Blackwood’s application to purchase section 22, block 1, Tarras, under agricultural lease, was recommended for the Governor’s approval. Edward Reynolds applied for a prospecting license over portion of the beach and spit at Blueskin Bay, outside a mining district.—Granted for six months.

Ranger Hughan reported having inspected bush reserve in block 1, Glenomaru, and stated that Mr Potter has not been working his sawmill area of twenty acres for twelve months, and appears to have abandoned it, The Ranger suggested that the resolution withdrawing the land for Potter’s use be rescinded and the land again opened for application.—Resolution rescinded. George Thomson applied for a license to cut timber for saw-milling purposes over an area of forty acres south and east of and adjoining Mr Potter’s lease of twenty acres of bush reserve, Glenomaru, and three acres for mill site.—License granted for three years at 7s per acre, also three acres for mill site—forty-three acres in all; also that a block of 200 acres be set aside for sawmilling purposes. The Under-Secretary for Crown Lands forwarded a memo, asking if lands in the Waikaia, Hawea, and Pomahaka Hundreds and Hyde township area would be disposed of if reduced in price, with the view of relieving Government of rabbit expenses. The District Land Officer at Clyde stated that an edd section in Hawea might be taken if the price were reduced, but it was very doubtful.—Referred to the Chief Commission to report. The District Land Officer at Clyde reported favorably’on J. E. Kennedy's applijj cation to purchase 10 acres on Run 204 a Application approved. W. M'Cready applied to purchase (with runholder’s consent) 50 acres on Run 19, block 2, Maniototo. Objections were received from settlers to the land being dealt with under clause 48, Application declined.

The Board were requested to fix the capital value at which section 2, block 3, Strath Taieri, should be offered as a small grazing run.—To be offered at capital value of 20s per acre. Neil M'Fadyen (for whom Mr R. B. Martin appeared) obtained leave to withdraw his application to surrender perpetual lease section 38, block 9, Strath Taieri,

Edward O’Connell (for whom Mr Martin appeared) applied to withdraw his application for the surrender of section 8, block 2, Strath Taieri, to be dealt with under Revaluation Act,

Mr D. Smith, for Alexander Brock, applied to have revaluation made of de-ferred-payment section 22, block 5, Glenkenich. —Consideration deferred for a month, that it may be considered with any other similar applications which may come in.

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LAND BOARD., Issue 8034, 10 October 1889

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LAND BOARD. Issue 8034, 10 October 1889

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