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Horror at German paint

Horror at German paint

Mr Scollay , speaking at the meeting of the Otago Harbour Board last evening, drew attention to the fact that one of the board's vessels at present in dock at Port Chalmers had been painted with German paint instead of the New Zealand article. (Cries of ''Oh.'')

Alcoholic antics draw ire in Wellington

Alcoholic antics draw ire in Wellington

A petition addressed to the Prime Minister and the Minister of Defence praying the Government to take steps to prevent excessive drinking by the men who come into town from the camp at Trentham is being largely signed in Wellington.

Government imports over protest

Government imports over protest

The decision of the Government to import 10 railway locomotives has met with some protest, principally based on the ground that the dominion should itself construct the locomotives that are required by it.

Kiwis murdered in Egypt

Kiwis murdered in Egypt

WELLINGTON (January 26). The troopship Orari, which arrived here from Alexandria to-day, brought confirmatory news of the statement published this morning of the murder of one of the New Zealanders in Egypt.

Inner workings of the war machine

Inner workings of the war machine

Mr D. Y. Rennie, travelling representative of the Birmingham Small Arms Company, is at present on a business trip to Dunedin, and yesterday spoke interestingly to a Daily Times reporter on what his Company is doing in supplying arms to the British forces.

Surf, sand and motors

Surf, sand and motors

A most interesting programme of sports was carried out by the Otago Motor Club at Warrington beach on Saturday afternoon, and, though spoiled to some extent by wet weather, it proved very enjoyable.

Bluff reservoir bursts

Bluff reservoir bursts

At 5.30 last evening the Harbour Board's reservoir at Bluff, from which the town's water supply is drawn, burst, causing a sensation and inflicting damage estimated at not less than 10,000.

New route starts at Lake Howden

New route starts at Lake Howden

Mr W. G. Grave, of Oamaru, who was mainly instrumental in discovering a fairly good pass between the Hollyford Valley and Milford Sound, spent a good portion of his holiday on the line of route recently (says the Wakatip Mail).

Bombing at Yarmouth

Bombing at Yarmouth

LONDON: A German aeroplane at 8.30 p.m. bombed Yarmouth, and considerable damage was done.

Acres of bullion

Acres of bullion

An excellent growth of grass is to be found (says the Mataura Ensign) on the tailings from the gold dredges in the Waikaka and Waimumu Valleys, and stock de-pastured in those places are looking particularly well.

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