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The auarterly meeting of the above Board was held at Tattereall's Hotel, Ohiiatbhurcb, on Wednesday, March 81st —Present-Messrß II T. Chapman (chairman), R. Gebbie, and-VV. C. Fleming.

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and confirmed. Tbe Inspector's report was as follows: —

I beg to report while inspecting various properties from Little River back to the fence (since my last report) having killed io nil 58 rabbits. Most of them 1 killed were on properties close to (he fence—Gebbie Bros,, 15; Mrs Coop, 13 ; M. Cooney, 9; D. L. Gebbie, 7-accounting for 44 out of tbe 53. The dry season seems do be favourable for the little ones—no rain to kill or drown any in tbe stop o . This last year has been a perfect one. There aro still a ftw on tbe Diamond Harbour propetty, and on going over it I killed three 1 saw the manager, who staled be was doing his beat to destroy them. The gate posts which were ordered camp, and I carted them up to my place. 11 had to renew some 5J chains of netting at the Mud Flat, engaging a I man for a help put it up. Be ing fairly wet last wetk I cleared the go'rse along tbe fence myself, and being a dry season there was not a great deal of it. I have also been along the fence and put in all staples that were out, some 'libs, altogether. I have also burnt most of the rubbish along the fence so as to destroy any cover for rabbits close to tbe fe~ce, and also to save the posts in case of fire. Some four poata I found broken cff, which I intend to npiace with new ones tbe first opportunity I get I found two holes through tbe setting which I ottrndtd to. 'I be gift s enrl flood gnus are all in good tautr. L will be ntceesaiy to engage another

gatekeeper at Teidington, as Mr Whitbam has left and a fresh blaokemith is there now. There is need of a fresh cable and some new glasses for the lamp at main gate at Gebbie's Valley It waß~rß9olvel that Mr J. Hay. ward be appointed gatekeeper at Teddingtoa on the same terms and conditions as before.

A letter was received from the Audit Inspector calling the Board's attention to the amount of outstanding rates.

It was resolved to impose 10 per cent penalty, and if necessary sue for recovery of overdue rates. Accounts to the amount of £76 17s 2d were passed fo , payment, an 3 the meeting terminated.

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BANKS PENINSULA RABBIT BOARD OF TRUSTEES., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Issue 3412, 7 April 1915

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BANKS PENINSULA RABBIT BOARD OF TRUSTEES. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Issue 3412, 7 April 1915

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