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The weather has been vile and as the wind has been ‘‘dead muz­zler’’ there is quite a fleet of small craft ly­ing in the Kauaeranga.

Min­ing op­er­a­tions have been re­tarded for days by the weather.

Ge­orge Gra­ham re­turns from the Up­per Thames.

Hopes are dashed once again as Te Hira re­fuses to open the area. It is felt that if the Govern­ment would ab­stain from med­dling and mud­dling, the old set­tlers would make progress.

The crier of Short­land Town calls a meet­ing of busi­ness­men at Cap­tain Butt’s hotel to dis­cuss im­prove­ments to the town.

Charles Mitchell states that a great want is felt by the busi­ness com­mu­nity through the town not yet hav­ing been de­clared a point of en­try.

Du­tiable goods have to be paid for be­fore leav­ing Auck­land and then stocks lie in the streets in Short­land of­ten for six weeks be­fore sales are made.

Cap­tain Butt says a mat­ter for con­sid­er­a­tion is the pre­ven­tion of fire.

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