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A New Zealand society of colonists and others interested in New Zealand, who are residents or visitors in London, had its first annual dinner at the Hotel Cecil on Monday, the Earl of Onslow, formerly Governor, in the chair. There is no more inviting or promising British colony on earth for English families seeking a permanent home so far away from England. It will never, probably, join an Australian Federation, but is naturally destined to be the British Islands of the South. Auckland is now to be made the second naval station for the Pacific Ocean Squadron; the Admiralty have decided on constructing a dry dock named the Calliope, at that port, which has one of the finest harbours in the world. 9.7.1989