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The quarterly meeting of the above Board was held on Wednesday, July Ist. Present—Messrs H, T. Chap man (chairman). H. A. Nutt, W. 0. Fleming, 0. W. Field, and R. Gebbie. The minutes of the previous meet in',» were read and confirmed. Outward correspondence was approved. An apology was* received from Mr A. Goodwin for his absence.

The rate collector reported outstanding rates, June 30th, £50 8s lid, cr balance at Bank £98 103 lOd.

Trie inspector's report is as under: —

"I beg to report having cleared and burnt a considerable amount of rub bish along tbe rabbit fence to save the posts in case of fire, as one of the gates got burnt near the church at Gebbie's Valley through the fire get ting away from Mr Gebbie's stubble Mr Gebbie replaced the gate, also putting in a new gate post. I have in spected all the properties between Little River and the fence, including Port Levy, Kaituna, Diamond Harbour, Charteris Bay, Teddington, and Gebbie's Valley, all of which I found satisfactory except a part of L. Wil son's property at Teddington, wbere I put out about a dozen rabbits, killin c four, but only finding an odd rabbit ''n most places I have ordered sonu 80'bs poison, and all bas been distri huted t-xoept 31b?, whioh I have on hand. I have bad to raise two sills of different, gates, which had got press 'd down by th 9 trac'ion engine, also,putting in a small flood gate at Bui ke'a blacksmith shop. Tbe gate there bas .been run into on several occasions, which-we have had to repair, I have had to put in a few staples along the fence in places where they have come out. The fence I find after examining it closely to be in good order. All the gates are working fairly well, but the one at Burkes is now broken and may give way any time." The inspector stated that the gates on the main road had been left open on several occasions in spite of notices cautioning persons against so doing. It was resolved to put a new gate on, also an extra light on the other gate post to minimise the risk of motors running into the gates. . The inspector waa instructed to get a reliable witness and endeavour to catch any person or persons who may leave the gate open during prohibited hours.

It was mentioned that the reward of £10 to anyone procuring a conviction was still in effect, and the Board is determined to put a stop to the practice of leaving, any of its gates open by prosecuting anyone caught in the Act. Accounts to the amount of £72 8s 4d were passed for payment, and the meeting terminated.

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PENINSULA RABBIT BOARD OF TRUSTEES., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4411, 10 July 1914

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PENINSULA RABBIT BOARD OF TRUSTEES. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4411, 10 July 1914

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