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i« The quarterly meeting of tbe abov* Board was held at Tattersall's Hote'

on Wednesday, September 80; pre sent—Messrs H T. Chapman (chair man), C. W. Field, R. Gebbie, H. A Nutt.

The minutes of tbe previous meet ing were read and confirmed.

Outward correspondence was read and approved.

Tbe rate collector reported that moat of the defaulters had paid up their arrears, and that this reason's rate was coming in fairly well. Mr A. Goodwin was granted six months' leave of absence.

The inspector reported as follows : —" I beg to report having inspected all places which I missed tbe last time. I went over the properties in Diamond Harbour, Charteris Bay, Anderson's Point and Mt. Herbert into Kaituna. I think I can safely say that there is an odd rabbit on nearly every piece of property within this area; still it is just that odd one or two In inspecting the beach I killed one, but I found very few there Tbe most signs 1 found was on A. Birdling's, at the back of W. F. Parkinson's but, and I killed one in O. Jones's fence. On Waihora I have killed several rabbits since my last report. There is still a fair amount there yet. Poison bas been laid twice through tbe winter, but the rabbits did not seem to take it. Tbe gorse is tbe trouble, forming plenty of cover. Another pieoe of gorse which I find tbe rabbits are taking to is on C. Gebbie's place, where there is a fair amount of gorse. In going over Little River again I killed one on Waipuna i with nine little ones On Fitzgerald and Mt. Sinclair I did noc find any signs. In the Western Valley Idh covered two old ones and some- half grown ones, which went under an oM bouse on land occupied by Jones Bros. 1 saw Mr Jones, who stated he would try and get them. 1 saw one on Springvale Estatp, and ] killed two old does on the Maori ground in the bush, both of them suckling little ones. I also found a stop of five or six runners, but they were in an old stump: I did not get tbem I also have to report receiving and hanging tbe new rabbit gate at Burkes blacksmith shop. I have painted it white, which improves it somewhat when the light is on it. The new lamp I have put up, and to all appearance it is giving satisfaction. I killed two rabbits just inside the rabbit gate, which convinces me that tbey go through tbe gate when left open at night. I have examined tbe fence, , flood gates and gates, which I find in good order. In tbe fence I dis covered a hole where a rabbit had passed through, which I mended, and at the mud flat a very high tide had gone right over the fence, leaving a great amount of kelp on tbe posts and on tbe netting, which I removed, and I had to lace up the netting in several places, as tbe weight of kelp bad broken it."

The clerk was instructed to write to the Wairewa County Council re gorse on Mr C. Gebbie's, also to the Cyclone Co. re new gate.

' Accounts to the amount of £74 13s were passed for payment, and the meeting terminated.

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BANKS PENINSULA RABBIT BOARD, Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3443, 6 October 1914

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BANKS PENINSULA RABBIT BOARD Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3443, 6 October 1914

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