While the veteran cricketer C. G. Wilson was passing his Saturday afternoon in Wellington hitting good bowling for fours and sixes, he lifted one ball out of the ground and sent it into the Caledonian Hotel, through the diningroom window. The dining room was locked, and a search had to be made for the person holding the key. When the room was opened (says the Dominion) the ball could not be found till someone, looking in from the footway, noticed it tucked in between two of the laths of venetian blind. — ODT, 16.11.1917.
Mt Ngauruhoe has erupted violently several times since the beginning of the month, ejecting boulders and lava. — Otago Witness, 14.11.1917