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NEW ZEALAND ASSOCIATION. Tho annual peering of the New Zealand Association. m ils held ot pllirgton on Saturday night. Tho balance-sheet showed a credit nt the bank of £BO 9s 7d. and. a balance of assets over liabilities of £B4 15s. There are now 51 clubs in nine local associations, with a membership of 2.730. The report mors to the effects of last years strike, winch caused an interruption to regattas, aim row the war was likely to cause difficulties though the executive hoped that the lyad associations would be able to Jiavo a fairly "bed season, nud urged thorn to hold ns many regattas or interchib races as possible. , , , The election of officers resulted as lot-ions-President, Mr G. hiddell (Marlborough) ; vice-presidents. Messrs A. hj. Bi?s (Wellington) and A. J. Fanner (Auckland!; secretary and treasurer, Mr A. D. Barfield; auditor. Mr G. G. Fache; coun-cpA-yicftiis K. tunes. and A. Uedtoru (Auckland). K W. 01' V illy and, I!. (Otago), W. R-. Menzie-s and J. 1'- Widdop and G. Laucblau (Wanganui). A proposal by Wanganui to make the minimum weight of coxswains stone, was negatived. An Auckland proposal that the New Zealand Association _ should provide the cloth for championship coats in addition to caps wan lost. 'lll6 definition of an cight-oarod maiden clinker was fixed as follows: —Lengths7ft, beam 26in, depth—amidships 9iu, bow 61 in, stem Tho Auckland and W anganoi eights, which do not correspond with these measurements, arc to be taken as coming within, tho rule. Tho Marlborough Association'* application for the championship regatta to bo held at I’icten was granted, and it was decided that Ihe regatta bo held not earlier than March 1. The weather did not interfoie with the arrangements for the opening of the rowing season on Saturday afternoon, but tho attendance of tho public was rather sparse, which was to ho regretted, for several of the clubs had gone to a great deal of trouble in making attractive displays, and whm something like 20 boats encircled the basin, headed 'by a- launch containing the official party, the scene was a particularly fine one ; in fact, within the memory of oven some veteran rower? there has never been a more attractive display. The season was declared open by Mr If. E. Moiler (chairman of the Harbor Hoard), at the invitation of Mr S, G. Styche_ (president of the Howin" Association), after which visitors were entertained at the various sheds. It should not be forgotten that the veteran Hart. I’rovo can still handle a singlc-soullcr effectively, and ho occupied an honored position in the procession.

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ROWING, Evening Star, Issue 15627, 19 October 1914

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ROWING Evening Star, Issue 15627, 19 October 1914