(per press association.)
AUCKLAND, October 20..
By a destructive fire at Kuaotunu the western side of the township, commencing at the Public Hall. Tammadge and McSheffrey's store, McSheffrey's stable, and a private dwelling were destroyed. Naylor's Novelty Co. lost all their property in the Hall. Tammadge and McSheffrey are heavy losers, being only partially insured in the North German. Had there been any wind the whole township would have gone.