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HIGH WATER. "* " TO-MORHO.W. Taiaroa Head: 8.1? a.m., 8.45 p.nv Port Chalmers: 8.57 a.xa., 9.25 p.m. Dunedin: 9.27 a-ta., 9.55 p.m. THE SUN. Sets to-day, 7.44 p.m.j rises to-morrow, 4.16 a.m. THE MOON. Rises to-day, 11.55 p.m.} sets to-mor-row, 11.11 a.m. —Phases During December. — December 10 Last quarter 11.2 p.m. December 17 New moon 2.5 p.m. December 24 First quarter 7.55 p.m. * WBAXHER REPORTS. '!"• Government Meteorologist (Rev. I > • ■ Sates) supplied the following •■.-••nther rrjjorts at 9 a.m. to-day : Bar. Ther. Weath. Auckland-S., br ... 29.97 60 BC Napier—S.W., 1 ... 29.87 62 BC . Wanganui—W., br 29.94 58 BC Wellington— N., 1 ... 29.86 61 BC Westport—N.W., 1 29.97 55 C Greyraouth—N.W.. 1 29.96 57 OR Bealev—W., fb ... 29.97 48 BC Christchurch—Calm 29.82 60 B Timaru—E., 1 29.72 55 BC Oamaru—N.W., 1 ... 29.62 58 BC Dunedin—W., fb ... 29.56 60 BC Q'ueenstown— N.W.. br 29.64 55 BC Nuggets— N.W.. fb 29.51 58 C Bluff—W., 1 29.57 54 O Port Chalmers—N.E.,l 29.58 60 BC Invercargill—N.W., 1 29.48 60 BC Balclutha—N.E., lb - 67 B Clyde—N., 1 - . 64 O Naseby—N.W., ma 27.65 53 BC Pembroke—N.. str 28.65 52 O Roxburgh—N., str 29.30 56 C Wind.—L., light; br, breeze; fb, fresh breeze; m g. moderate gale; g, whole or heavy gale; w, gale of exceptional severity. Weather. —B, blue sky, be the atmosphere clear or heavy; 0, clouds, passing clouds; D, drizzling rain; F, fpggy.; G, gloomy, dark weather; H, hail; L, lightning; M, misty; O, overcast, the whole sky covered with jhick clouds; P, passing showers; Q, squally; R. rain, continued Tain; S, snow; T, thunder; U, ugly, threatening appearance; Z, hazy. Forecast. The Government Meteorologist (Rev. D. C. Bates) supplied the following at noon to-day :—Winds westerly at times; weather appears likely to be cloudy and unsettled; glass has a falling tendency; sea rough swell off shore. | SAlLED.—December 8. Flora, s.s. (noon), 1,283 tons, Baron, for Westport via Bluff. Invercargill, s.s. (3 p.m.). 223 tons, Gillies, for Invercargill. Paloona, s.s. (5.45 p.m.), 2.771 tons, M'Lean, for Auckland via East Coast ports. Kotare, s.s. (8 p.m.), 141 tons, Treurn, for southern ports. The Tarawera Is due to-morrow from Auckland and East Coast ports. The Warrimoo is due on Friday from Melbourne via Hobart and Bluff, and will sail the same dav for Melbourne via Cook Strait. The Storm left Lyttelton last night for Dunedin. The Paloona sailed late yesterday afternoon for Auckland and East Coast ports. The British Imperial Oil Company's steamer Physa arrived at Singapore on November 23 from Westnort. The vessel will reappear in New Zealand with another cargo of case oil for various ports early this month. The Physa will probably make Auckland her first port of call in the Dominion. The steamer Mako, built at Home for Richardson and Co., Napier, called at Cape Town last month, and she should be reported shortly at Edithburg, where she will lift a cargo oF salt for Napier. The_ steamer Trafalgar, which is to load in New Zealand for Home early next year on behalf of the Shaw, Savill. and Albion Company, is to leave New York shortly under "the auspices of the A. and A. Line. Sho is commanded by Captain Peter, a son of one of Sydney's best known waterfront identities. The London shipp'inc journal ' Fairplay,* reports that the Shaw. Savill, and Albion Company have just contracted with Messrs Workman, Clarke, and Co., Belfast, and Messrs Alexander Stephen .and Sons, Linthouse, for the construction by each firm of a large high-class passenger and cargo steamer for the Australian trade. The Shaw, Savill, and Albion Company's Waiwera. from London via ports, is due at Wellington on December 14. and on December 16 she is due to sail for Bluff and Dunedin. The Waiwera will afterwards call at Wellington, Picton, Waitara, Napier, Auckland, and Whangarei for Homeward loading. Under charter to the New Zealand Shipping Company, the Kia Ora arrived at Auckland on Saturday from Montreal. She is expected at Wellington about the beginning of next week, and Lvttelton several days later. Subsequently she will sail for Dnnpdin, and on completion of discharge will take up the Homeward loading berth, calling at Lvttelton, Gisborne, and Wellington. The Panama Canal authorities recently found that . the chambers of the Gatun locks made admirable dry docks (says 'Popular Mechanics'), and when the dredge Corazal needed dock in? she was placed in one of the upper locks. The water was drained off. and repairs to the vessel effected. Captain _C. M'Lean transferred from the Mokoia to .the Paloona yesterday, and the following officers signed on the vessel:—Mr Middlctnn chief, Mr A H. Prosser Hate ..f the Mokoia) second, and Mr K. D. Nicholas (late of the Poherua) third. Captain Manning takes command of the Maori, which will sail to-morrow for Lyttelton. Mr R. F. Chadwick, late of the Pateena, has ioined the vessel as chief officer, and Mr A. B. Sizer is second officer. Mr C. E. Goodycar, second officer of the Mamari, was promoted to that position when the vessel was in London. Messrs V. Kenworthy and .T. Nielson. third and. fourth officers respectively of the-same vessel, are making their "first trip on a Shaw-Savill boat to these parts. The former is late of Tvser's. and the latter of the P. and O. branch service. . Mr A. C. Hyde, late second officer of the Mamari, lias been promoted to the rhief officership of the Waiwera. Mr O. R. Carvall, late fourth officer of the 'same vessel, has joined the Naval Reserve. The voyage of the Shaw, Savill. and Albion steamer Mamari, which arrived "at Wellington from London on Fridav afternoon, was an uneventful one. The vessel did not omit to call at Cape Town, and in consequence of a shortage of labor and coal at that port remained there from November 7 to 9. Captain R. A. Kelly is in command, and has with him the following officers :—Chief, Mr F. E. Lambert; second, Mr C. E. Goodvear; third, Mr V. Kenworthy: fourth, Mr J. Nielson: shin's surgeon," Dr Edward M. Adam; wireless operator, Mr Johnson Renshaw; chief engineer, Mr E. H. Read; second. Mr F. P. Young; third, Mr T. M'Gregor: fourth, Mr A R Corlson: fifth."Mr F. C. Todd; sixth, Mr R. W. Blackett; chief refrigerating engineer, Mr Georgo Hicks; second, Mr J. Yardsman: boilermaker, Mr G. Wilson; rhief "steward, Mr J. Russell. To-morrow the vessel is due at Lyttelton. and on completion of discharge "of her cargo she ■will take up the loading berth, calling *t* Timaru, Napier, Gisborne? Auckland, and Wellington. SHIPPING TELEGRAMS. AUCKLAND,, December 8.-4 p.m., Riverina, for Sydney.—7.3o p.m., Victoria, for southern ports. • LYTTELTON, December 8.—9.30 •p.m., Storm, for Dunedin.—December 9 : 7.40 a.m., Buteshire, for Port Charmers. —9.30 a.m., Paloona, from Port Chalmers. BLUFF, December 9.—8.30 a.m„ Flora, from, DuAedin*

THE FERRY SERVICE. The Monowai, from Wellington, arrived at Lyttelton at 10 a.m., and connected with the second express for the south. (For continuation sse Late Shipping.)

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SHIPPING., Issue 15671, 9 December 1914

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SHIPPING. Issue 15671, 9 December 1914

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