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The Matawai Tennis Club held a very enjoyable dance m the' Matawal Hall 'last Friday night. The flight was brlgiit and cold, the floor was good, and excellent music was supplied by Mr. Jarlov. - Great credit is due to the energetic secretary. Mr. J. Emmerson, who had, all arrangements m hand. The old-establisried business carried on ■ for some years by' Mr. A. J. Hustler has lately changed hands,' and is now being conducted by Messrs. Griffiths and crißp. Mr. Hustler remains in.charge of the post office for a couple of months, when it is hoped the Department will have their new post office ready, with one of their own officials m charge. The annual public meeting m connection with the Matawai Hall was held m the hall last Saturday night. There was a fair attendance, with Mr. W. M v Cunningham m the chair. . The secretary, Mr. A. J. Hustler, read the balance-sheet, which was adopted. Mr. J. B. Clark tnen took the chair, and before proceeding to elect the new committee, proposed a hearty vote- of thanks to the outgoing committee. Messrs. . Cunningham and Hustler did not offer themselves for reelection. The following were then nominated as members of the committee, for the ensuing year: Messrs J. B. Clark, R. Fleming, A. L. Griffiths, Geo. Robb, and W. J. Scholium. This being the re- ! quired number, an election was tmneees- = sary, and the above gentlemen were de- i clared duly elected. The new commit- • tee met immediately after the public meeting, when Mr. J. B. Clark was elected chairman and Mr. A. L. Griffiths secretary, and Mr. A. Ashdown was appointed caretaker. It was decided to f?o m for various small improvements to the hall, and m; order to raise the funds a tog socfal will bvj held on August y7th. Tiie enlargement of the hall was also discussed, ancj^tlic committee decided to organise a monster, bazaar early next ; year to get the desired additions if pos- \ siblc. i Matawat experienced some very severe. : frosts during last week, and the feed, which was coming away unusually early for - this locality, received a sudden and severe: ch.e.ck. ' -Stock, -especially/ sheep, are looking very well.— (Correspondent.) j
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