[From the Haivke's Bay Herald, June 5.] Our dates are to the 21st May. The papers are chiefly occupied with reports of the General Assembly, which, notwithstanding the paucity of members, seems to be proceeding vigorously with the .public business. At the later meetings of the House, increasingly importaut measures were being introduced ; amongst which may be enumerated a Land Claims Amendment Bill, a Bill to regulate the Local Affairs of Native Districts, and a Bill to make better Provision for the Administration of Justice in Native Districts. The budget was about to be produced. The District Courts Bill had passed the Legislative Council, and been read a second time in the House of Representatives. The general intelligence is unimportant. Captain Haultain had been returned to the House of Representatives for the southern division of Auckland : he polled 453 votes ; his opponent, Mr. David Graham, 4.V2. Messrs. Tizard Brothers have made the following proposal to the General Government, with reference to inter-pro\incial steam communication :—": — " We would engage to construct one vessel of sixty tons burden, fitted with auxiliary screw engines, to be ready to start from Auckland in four months from date. One vessel of 200 tons burden, fitted with auxiliary screw engines, to be ready to start from Auckland in nine mouths from date. Both of the estimated speed' of ten miles per hour. To perform the service for one year, viz., each vessel to make twelve voyages to the required ports within twelve months from her first departure, for the sum of nine thousand pounds (■£.9,000), 2.) per cent, to be paid during the construction of the steamers, and the balance in proportionate equal payments on each voyage performed."
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AUCKLAND., Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle, Volume XVII, Issue 50, 23 June 1858
AUCKLAND. Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle, Volume XVII, Issue 50, 23 June 1858
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