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The quarterly meeting of the above Board was held at Tatcersall's Hotel, Christcburch, on Wednesday, Juna BOtb, 1915. Present—Messrs H T Chapman (chairman), W, G Fleming, R. Gebbie, 0. W. Field, and H.. A. Nate.

The minutes of the previoue meet ing were read and confirmed.

The inspector's report was as fol ows .—

"I beg to report since last meeting haviDg inspected properties in Little River, Port Levy, Pigeon Bay, Purau, Diamond Hatbour, Cbarteris Bay, and from Gebbie'd Valley to Little JRiver. Taking Little River, in the Western Valley, I found signs of rabbita oa Jones Bros (Bachelor's old place) on Vercoe's, and on the half caste re serve, Taking the Summit to Hill Top, I found no traces at all. There are still a few on Bpringvale, where I J killed one, and an odd one on Okute, also in the Maori Bush, and near to Caton's Bay. In Port Levy I killed four, one on Mr Steele's and three on H. Jackson'a, where I found several I found a few signs on the Hadley Heads, also on Jas. Fleming's and at the Maori cemetery: just an odd one on Mr Len. Wilson's and at the top of the bill on Robert Fleming's. In Purau on R. C. Gardiner's I killed 8 runners and 2 fuil grown rabbits, and I killed 1 full grown one on H. Gardiner's With the exception of these 1 found Purau fairly free. On Diamond Harbour 1 killed 8 and saw several signs. The manager stated he would attend to them. In Pigeon Bay I found a few signe on Holmes's property at Little Pigeon Bay, and also at the top of the range near Peach's and at the heads at Port Levy. At each of these places I laid poison; also sent poison to Mr Holmes. The rest of Pigeon Bay is fairly free from rabbits. Taking Charteris Bay, Teddington, Gebbie's Valley, Kaituna, into Little River, I still found an odd one, killing 6 or 24 since last meeting There is still an odd one on the beach The day of the hare shoot, some 90 guns being out, there were five rabbits shot on the whole of the beach. The gate at Burkes has again been run into by a car, but could not find out the owner of the cpr which broke the bottom bar of the gate, also the bar which the cable works on was broken, but the gate is working fairly well now. The other gates are all working well, and the flood gates are also working very well I have examined the fence from end to end and it is in good order except an odd staple out here and there, which I will attend to at once."

The clerk informed the Board that having been successful in the Glenmark land ballot, it would be necessary for him to sever bis connection with the Board. At the request of the Board, however, he consented to act till the end of the year, and was instructed to collect all outstanding rates, and sue for same if necessary. Accounts to the amount of £71 18a 9d were passed for payment, <»nd the meeting terminated.

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BANKS PENINSULA RABBIT BOARD OF TRUSTEES., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3472, 6 July 1915

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BANKS PENINSULA RABBIT BOARD OF TRUSTEES. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3472, 6 July 1915

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