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NEWS IN BRIEF.

L' A coiXEcnoN* was made at Invercargill on , ■■. Saturday on behalf of the public hospital; . £650 being realised The tender of Mr. R. H. McCallum has been accepted for the erection of a car- , shed for the Takapuna Tramways Company, at Takapuna. The Paparoa, which is due in Welling- , ton from Home on Saturday, brings among her passengers only 43 assisted im- , migrants," including 11 farmers and 21 - women " arid 10 children.. v ' -'!•£> «. I--.. •■/ • . \•' / It is stated that the public golf . links which are .to be provided on the Hutt Park (Wellington)probably better known I Kas the old racecourse— the first of the .' V kind to be established in the Australasian - colonies. '„ _ / j Steamers ' • working * Wellington" ' last month totalled 278, of 217,388 tons, coastwise, and 10 'vessels, of 35,817 tons, foreign.. The outward figures show 275 vessels, of 225,347,t0n5, coastwise, and 12 vessels, of 45,000 tons, foreign. , ' At the annual picnic of the inmates of the Blind Institute, at Howick last week", V.- one :of the ladies belonging to the instiv « tute fell ' off the wharf into deep water. . She - was able to keep afloat until. the ar- •" rival of Mr. J. Wyatt, who promptly plunged in and rescued her. ' .A former Amokura lad, J. Hannan, of Orepuki, Southland, is now a quartermaster on the Federal-Houlder-Shire liner : • Rippingham Grange, which is at present en route from England to : Australia. He is only 17 years of age, and after leaving h the Amokura joined the Rippingham • Grange as an ordinary seaman.. • :

■/: ; A'few; months ago a movement was inittf tiated i with a view to adding the Beres?r v ford Park and contiguous district to the V'/ -Onehunga Borough Council area. . InV; formation was . received by the Council last evening, however, to the effect that • the residents concerned do not desire the . ; amalgamation, considering the Onehunga - . rates excessive. ■'

"Let us hear what the debtor has to say," remarked Mr. District Judge Haselden. in the Court at Stratford the other ! , day, checking an . explanation about to ; be given by counsel in a bankruptcy matter. Continuing, His Honor. said': "I prefer the unvarnished statements of the ' . debtor himself to the sometimes highly French-polished ones of counsel." «

Both freezing. works at Gisborne have . been working almost' at their full capa- -, city for some weeks past, and the book:r ings are heavy for a considerable time ahead."- By the middle of March it is < - estimated that the exports will have exceeded the..'total figures for -the whole of the previous season. , With the recent freshening of . the pastures, . the . freezing v- season, _ although with diminished speed" • v shows indications of lasting until June.

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NEWS IN BRIEF., New Zealand Herald, Volume XLVI, Issue 14004, 9 March 1909

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NEWS IN BRIEF. New Zealand Herald, Volume XLVI, Issue 14004, 9 March 1909

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