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.'')
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.