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The New Zealand Steam Navigation Company's screw steamer Wellington, Oi/ptain If. £>. Francis, left Welling, toil on the '2lth uW.2O p.m., and nrriveil at Lyttelton ou the 25th at 2.00 p.m.. having cxpurieuced on the passage strong head wind.-:, virh continuous vain and thick hazy weather. The Wellington on this occasion has fully proved herself fo bo ;i soa boat. Wo are informed that she loft Wellington exactly two hours after the Otago, and arrived in this harbor live minutes before her. We wore somuwlnit surprised to kcu suoh a result, for the Otago was always considered to be the best boat in such a heavy sea as she must have experienced, so at that rate the Wellington may now safely boast of having beaten the Otago. — " Press," 2<ith inst. The Panama, Now Zealand, and Australian Royal Mail Company's k.s Otago left Wellington at 2.30 on the 24th, and arrived at Lytielton on the '2sth at 2.45 p.m., after having experienced a heavy g«ile and head sea throughout the. passage. The Otago will now take up tho coast trade, h<?inj< abou' to relievo the Phoobe at Nelson on her upward trip, tho Phcebe going to Sydney and tho Otago continuing tho journey south and back to Manukau. — Ibid The paddle stenmer City of Dunedin, Captain BoydJ - from Dunedin, arrived in this Port on Thursday, at 1.30 p.iii: She left buiicdin on the previous Sunday at 7 a.m. arrived at Lyttelton on Monday at noon. Left again at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, and arrived in this harbor as above. She experienced fine weather throughout tho voyage, and sailed yesterday for tho diggings. * Tho New Zealand Steam Navigation Company's screw steamer Queen. Captain Cellpni, from Auckland, Tauranga and Napier, arrived in this Port on Thursday at 9 p.m. The Pananiß, New Zealand and Australian Eoyal Mail Company steamer Airedale arrived here at 9.30 a.m. on tho 21) th from Southern ports. She left Bluff Harbor at 3.30 p.m. on the 22nd, and arrived at Port Chalmers oa the 2lird at C a.m. Left Port Chalmers at 4.30 p.m. on the 2.jth, arrived at Lyttelton at 12.40 p.m. ou the 25th. Left Lytteltou at 2., i() p.m. on the 27th, and arrived here aa above. Tho steamer St Kilda, Capt Deck left, Napier on Wednesday last at 2 a.m., having on board, for Wairoa, Messrs Fitzgerald, Towgood, Ilamlin, and six natives; and fora cruise, Lieut Laugtry, Messrs Fortescue and Otway; aIBO, a quantity of amis. Arrived off Wairoa river same morning, but, owing to tho high surf, could neither land pasKengers nor arms. Steamed for Waikokopu, where Mr Hamlin and tho six natives were landed, and Mr Campbell, the pilot, taken on board. Steamed on, and anchored under Old Nick's Head, at tho entrance to Poverty Bay, at 9 p.m. on Wednesday. Ou Thursday a heavy southerly gale set in, rendering it necessary for the ship to standout to sea, where sho lay hove to for 3G hours. The weather then moderating, stond iv on Friday uud anchored at Waugawehi (Happy Jack's), where Messrs Fitzgerald and Twogood were landed. Left on Saturday at 9 a.m., and dropped anchor in Poverty B.y at 1 p.m. On communicating with the shore, fouud that the Uau Hau had left, and that, matters had again assumed a nettled aspect Took on board the ItevS. Williams, tho West Coast chiefo and part, of their followers, several Poverty Buy chiefs together with tho head of an unfortunate Englishman which tho murderous Elau Iltiua had given up, the spear of Koreopa, and a Pai Mariro doctor, and stoamod for Na- > pier on the same day at 5 p.m.— '-Uawke's Bay Herald,"

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STEAM RACING., Wellington Independent, Volume XIX, Issue 2199, 29 April 1865

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STEAM RACING. Wellington Independent, Volume XIX, Issue 2199, 29 April 1865