Hawke's Bay Philosophical Institute.
Eight meetings were held during 1917, and the following papers were read: (18th May) “Old Hawke's Bay—the Provincial Days,” by W. Dinwiddie; (18th June) “The Marvels of Luminiferous Ether,” by J. W. Poynton, S.M.; (27th July) “The Development of Thought and Language, chiefly in regard to the Lower Animals,” by T. Hyde; (17th August) “Bacon and Shakespeare,” by H. Hill, B.A., F.G.S.; (28th September)” Popular Bacteriology,” by J. W. Poynton, S.M.; (2nd November) “History and Development of the Water-supply of the Taupo Plains,” by H. Hill, B.A., F.G.S.; (13th December) “Milk as a Food,” by E. G. Loten.
At the annual meeting (13th December) the annual report was read and adopted, and the following officers for 1918 were elected: President—T. Hyde. Vice-President—W. A. Armour, M.A., M.Sc. Council—W. Dinwiddie; H. Hill, B.A., F.G.S.; F. Hutchinson, jun.; W. Kerr, M.A.; E. G. Loten; T. C. Moore, M.D. Hon. Secretary and Treasurer—D. A. Strachan, M.A. Hon. Auditor—H. Hill, B.A., F.G.S. Hon. Lanternist—E. G. Loten. Representative—H. Hill, B.A., F.G.S.