Reception at Dunedin and South Seas Exhibition.
On Saturday, 30th January, about fifty members of Congress and their friends accepted the invitation of the Directors of the Dunedin and South Seas Exhibition to afternoon tea. The chairman of the Exhibition directorate, Mr. J. Sutherland Ross, welcomed the members, and referred to the important relationship between Scientific research and modern business and commercial life. Dr. P. Marshall, the retiring President of the N.Z. Institute, returned thanks on behalf of the Congress members. Visiting members then took the opportunity of visiting some of the Exhibition pavilions.
A good number of members of Congress accepted the invitation of the First Church Minister and officers to be present in a body at the evening service on Sunday, 31st January.
A considerable number of members of the different sections, into which the Congress had been divided, spent the day of Monday, 1st February, in a most enjoyable excursion to Waipori. Others, to the number of about 50, accepted the invitation to visit the Portobello Fish Hatcheries in the Harbour Board's tug, “Dunedin,” and there, under the expert guidance of the Hon. G. M. Thomson, they were given a very clear and comprehensive idea of the valuable work being carried on there.