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LATE District News.

Mr Mark Morton, Owaka, has been the successful tenderer for the erection of a postmaster's residence at Clinton ; price, £568. Seven tenders were received, the highest being £750. Mataura is advancing. The surfaceman is to be paid 8s a day, and Mr John Lowden has been granted permission to erect a verandah in front of new brick building. Mr H. W. Taylor, accountant in the Loan Co.’s offices at Gore, is being transferred to Feilding, and was presented with a travelling bag by the staff. Mr Taylor is a very popular officer. Mrs Coakley’s new brick hotel at Otautau is now well in hand. It will contain 30 rooms, and provision is made for additions later on. Well done, Otautau ! The Otautau Town Board also contemplates about £4OO worth of street i m]>rovernents. A line of 20 fat cattle sold at Otautau ' realised £ll 5s each. They were the property of Mr Robt. Guppies, jnr. The Winton Jockey Club purpose employing three private detectives to act at their races on 9th and 10th November. Mr Piercy, Winton dairy factory, is giving 5d per g'allon for milk delivered at his dairy factory. This will, please the dairy farmers. Lambing pretty general over Southland, This week’s cold snap is not conducive to high percentages. The new dairy factory is to commence operations at Winton Tuesday next. Messrs Patterson Bros., Hokonui, have purchased the well-known stallion “Lord Roberts.” District breeders of horses are pleased. Mr J. Hamilton, Balamona, has sold his farm, and purchased Mr W. James’s fine residence. The Winton A., and P. Association Debating Club decided by 9 votes to 6 that too much time is devoted to sport in Mew Zealand. Their mature decision should be taken to heart, Horse owners in the New River District will be pleased to learn that Mr J. Drain has purchased the Cl3'desdale stallion, “Sir Norman,” who comes to the district with a name that should go far in raising the standard of horseflesh.

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LATE District News., Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 23, 28 September 1907

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LATE District News. Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 23, 28 September 1907