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The quarterly meeting of the above Board was held at Tattersall's Hotel on Wednesday, December 81; present—Messrs C. W. Field (chairman), R. Gebbie, H. T. Chapman and H. A. Nutt. The minutes of the prior meeting were read and confirmed. An apology was received from Mri A. Goodwin for his absence. I The clerk reported credit balance £102 lis 3d, outstanding rates £186 12s 6d, The inspector's report is as follows : — "I beg to report having inspected the following bays since your last meeting: Little Akaloa, Chorlton, Okain's, Laverick's, Le Bon's and Hickory. I only found one rabbit, and it was on the road at the top of Okain's. Tbis one I killed. I then took the Summit to Long Bay road, but did not find any traces. The i same applies to German Bay, Robinson's Bay and Duvauchelle. In Wai | nui, on Mr Kennedy's, I put out two i rabbits, killing one. I found no more j

traces there, neither did I find, any in Tikau, Island Bay or Piraki. Since your last meeting 1 have again gone over all the properties from Diamond Harbour, Oharteris Bay.Teddington, Gebbie's Valley to Kaituna, and I still find traces of an odd rabbit; ..■ This last three months I have killed— T twenty-eight full grown rabbits, and j about the same number of littla-ones r and in the last twelve months I have killed 129 full grown rabbits. I have bad to attend to four of tho gates, also three small holes in tbe fence. Had to raise the sill under the gate at blacksmith's shop, Gebbie's Valley, Tbe great amount of traffic accounts for this, and on several occasions I have found this gate open at daybreak in the morning lately. I have examined the fence very closely, and find it alright. I have bad to take off tbe kelp from the fence on the mad flat several times after high tides I find there is more collects there. There are a fair amount of rabbits on the outside of the fence just now. I saw 14 on the pass one morning in going along the fence.—Yours respectfully, E. A. Radford'." It being tbe annual meeting, the retiring chairman (Mr C. W. Field) took the opportunity of thanking tbe members and the staff for their assistance in the past, and proposed that "~' J Mr H. T. Chapman be elected chairman for the ensuing twelve months. Seconded by Mr Gebbie,. and carried. . Mr Chapman then took the chair, and moved a hearty vote of thanks be - accorded to Mr 0. W. Field for hir services as chairman during the past " twelve months. Seconded by Mr H. A. Nutt, and carried. The clerk was granted leave of absence to attend the Westland Goldfields Celebrations. Accounts to the amount of £75 73 9d were passed for payment, and the meeting terminated.

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BANKS PENINSULA RABBIT BOARD., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4362, 6 January 1914

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BANKS PENINSULA RABBIT BOARD. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4362, 6 January 1914

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