Farm work is well forward this season on account of the phenomenally fine weather. The threshing mills got through their work in half the time which they usually take, on account of the roads and paddocks being dry and firm. Those who threshed early secured the highest price, merchants being willing to give up to 2s 4ld per bushel in the beginning of the season ; but within the last month prices have receded somewhat, and sellers at present have to accept about 2d less. The yield per acre has turned out much bettor than has been expected, although on account of the season the straw is short, the ear is very well filled', and stacks have threshed well to the bulk.
The turnip crop throughout Southland is very good this year, and in consequence store sheep are selling well —in fact, just now there is little ■difference between the value of stores and fat. Good store wethers are worth fully £l. and that is about the limit which freezing buyers care to give. The school committee election rel suited in the return of Messrs J. Fraser, H. Ranee, Jno. Ross, A. Barron. Jno: McLeod, W. Strang, and J. S. Brown, the- last-named two being elected chairman and secretary respectively. The Catholics of this and some of the surrounding districts arc building a church here just now. The site chosen is on Flint's Bush hill, overlooking the Wainiatuku Flat. and commandt an excellent view on all sides. When completed tho building will be an ornament to the district. The contractor is also making good progress with the Waianiwa-Waima-tuku Presbyterian Church. A vert pretty wedding, which excited much local Interest, took place here to-day (Wednesday). The contracting parties were Mr Thos. Fraser (youngest son of the late Mr D. Fraser) and Miss Mary McKenzie. The ceremony took place at the. residence of Mrs W. Southern, sister of the bride, the Rev. A. D. Kirkland officiating. Invitations were limited to relatives of the bride and bridegroom, and the function passed off successfully. The young couple are both well-known and highly esteemed residents of this district, and they have the best wishes of the community for their future happiness and prosperity. They were the recipients of many beautiful and costly pre-ent-s. A large crowd assembled at the station to see Them off by the afternoon tram, en route for Queenstown, where the honeymoon will bo spent. Miss Minnie Southern acted as bridesmaid, . and Mr Malcolm Gray as groomsman.
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WAIMATUKU., Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 6, 11 May 1907
WAIMATUKU. Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 6, 11 May 1907
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