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Tho ordinary meeting, held yesterday, was attended by Messrs Maitland (Chief Commissioner), Duncan, Thomson, Dallas, and Clark.

Reportiug on tho application of Mr R. B. Martin (on behalf of 1). Boattic) to have section 30, block 1, Glonkenich, ottered for sale, tho Lawrenco Warden eaid that be did not think it necessary to retain the nation for mining purposes.—To bo W■> ..rded for notification at capital value ot 40s per acre.

Ranger Hughan reported on H. Hamilton's application to cut flax 011 sections _l2 and 13, block 1, Kaitaugata, recommending that a license be granted at a rental of L2 10s per year.—Recommendation approved, with license fee LI Is.

The Board approved of road lines on which the Maniototo County Council propose to expend accruing moneys. Reporting on W. Wilson's application to have sectiots 20, 22, and 24, block 1, Town of Port Molyneux, grouped and opened as small farm allotments, Ranger Hughan suggested that the sections be offered in three lots. Lot 1: Sections 5 to 10, 14 to 18, block 20. Lot 2 : Sections 7, 8, 15. 16, 18, 19, 20, block 22. Lot 3: Sections 5 to 20, block 24.—Government recommended to set apart as small farm allotments under village settlement system, and to be notified at 20s per acre. Selectors to be limited to one allotment.

Patrick Hogan applied for section 3, block 5, Swinburn, and Allan M'Lachlan for section 34, block 4, Mount Hyde, as rural land, on perpetual lease.—Leases to issue. The Board considered the application of Alexander Godby for a license to prospect over two miles of beach from the mouth of the Shag River southward, and granted a liconse for six months. E. G. A. Hille intimated that as the boundaries of his small grazing Run 4 of 23, Kurow. were incorrectly marked, he was justified in not paying rent for the same.— The boundary line having now been cor rectly laid down by tho surveyor lessoo will be required to pay up his rent without further delay.

Antonio Reata applied for a timber sawmilling area of ten acres at Bush Creek, Shotover. Assistant Surveyor Wilmot, reporting thereon, recommended that applicant be granted a lease as asked ; also a stacking site, and the portion of the tramway running through the Crown lands outside the Arrowtown endowment.—Licenses to issue for three years—that for cutting timber at 5s per acre per annum, -with license fee LI Is; for tramway license, LI per annum. Mining areas having been taken up on three runs, the Board were requested to reduce the yearly rentals of game in proportion to the area deducted.—This was agreed to Sir P. D. Bell's Run 121 c, 4?6 acre?, reduced by Lll 5s 6d ; Sir F. D. Bell's Run 12li), 45 acres, by L2 4s 4d ; A. D. Bell's Run 109 a, 327 acres, by L 3 18s 6d. The Chief Surveyor, roporting on letter by Mr W. D. Smith on behalf of the lessees of Runs 3 and 4, Kurow, asking that proper access bo provided and that the runs be grouped, stated that the road to Run 4 of 23 will be a good one when made. As regarded the grouping of the runs, that would be desirable. Run 23 was not suitable for subdivision.—Received. On the recommendation of the Chief Surveyor it was resolved to withdraw from sale a block of about 900 acres, and also about 200 acres in Woodland district, both being portion of unsurveyed block of 6,500 acres in the Taupnku Valley.

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LAND BOARD., Issue 8058, 7 November 1889

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LAND BOARD. Issue 8058, 7 November 1889

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