- The Hamilton show was being held and Mr W G Hall's imported bull called Lord Nelson, took championship honours.
- Mining News: The Waitangi Mine was being worked. A sample taken from one reef showed an assay value of 41s a ton
- School rolls and average attendances for the month were: Waiokaraka School Roll 497 - average attendance 467.7; Parawai School Roll 449 average attendance 434.1 and Tararu School Roll 78 - average attendance 73.1
- Billiard Saloon - Mr Charles Birch had opened a new parlour next to the Exchange Hotel in Shortland. There were six full size Alcocks Tables. There were two private tables available.
|Part of a 1947 V C BROWNE photo of the Richmond to Willoughby Street section of Pollen street|
The Brian Boru Hotel far left, Coakley's Store on the far right, with the Exchange Hotel in the centre (flat front - no veranda)
|Source: Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, AWNS-19130220-16-1|