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Tbe quarterley meeting of tbe above «►. Board was beld at Tatteraall'a Hotel ■'■-■■~ Wednesday, Deoember 29tb, all tbe ,:i ; :G||||;' members being present. XA'ifM Tbe minutes of the previous meet- ' X ing were read aud confirmed. ; :j|! ' The inspector's report was as f.{ ,a(n ' follows : " I beg to report since your last. GGvur quarterly meeting having inspected yikG Port Levy, Pigeon Bay, Little River, : "\A:wKA'\ Wainui and Kinloob, also Okain's r ±

Ray. Laverick*, Le Bori'a Bay, top _f Hickory. Long B*y and Stoney Bay, • G--rtriarj Bay through to Barry's B*y. F"> - *i Okiii;'- Bay vo the Lighthouse * I did «oi find '-he t-race of A rabhit ' The s»ame applies to G-vrman Bay » through to Barry s Bay in Wainui * tbe only property on wbioh I found ' any signs was on Hayward'a: I put I tip two there. Tbroijgb the top of Peraki I found no signs, on Kinloch I killed five on J, E. Webster's, and there are some small oobb at the cliffy fon 0 Price's. They come up tbe beech on to bim. Port Levy and Pigeon Bay are much the same as whon I last inspected them In Little River, on Waipona, I found a ' fair amount of signs, also at the Half Caste Reserve. From Waipuna to tbe Hill Top I did not see any signs I killed one and two small ones at the Maori Pab. I put up two on J O. Coop's, and in the Western Valley I put up two on Jones Bros, at Rachel r's old place At Diamond Harbour I killed three. Inside tbe fence this last I have killed 44 rabbits, and just outside near the sea bridge I have killed 121 This last year I have killed inside tbe fence 176 rabbits, Gebbie Bros 52, Mrs John Coop 19, M Cooney 13, J C C Gebbie 11, L 0 Gardiner 10, and on D L Gebbie, H Nutt and T Welsh I*B each. The above names mdi oate tbe principle properties on wbioh mast rabbits were destroyed. Being asked to report es to where most cover for rabbits existed such as gorse, eto , as regards gorse Waihora is by far tbe worst, but at present there are not many rabbits there, but the cover is there. Tbe gorse fences I find are great harbour for rabbits. Nearly half the rabbits I have killed have been killed in the gorse fences At Kaituna, on Welch's place, there is also a fair amount of cover—-gorse and manuka scrub It is very bard to get rabbits out of it, and at the 'Maori Pah in Little River there is a very bad patch of gorse I always > find rabbits there Tbe fence', gates and flood gates I beg to report are all in good order and several gates and nignboards; also the fence Ibave had to attend to. but all is now in good order," The cterk reported that tbe arrears of rates outstanding, which bad been plaoed in .Messrs Meares and Williams bands for collection, bad not yet been rcceivpd from them. The paysbeet amounting to £84 'was pasced for payment. I The Board then went inlo commit I see to consider applications for tbe position of olerk, 16 of wbioh had been •eceived. On resuming it was an nounoed tbat Mr Joseph Wallaoe, of Ohrintcbnrch, bad been appointed.

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BANKS PENINSULA RABBIT BOARD OF TRUSTEES., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3510, 4 January 1916

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BANKS PENINSULA RABBIT BOARD OF TRUSTEES. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3510, 4 January 1916

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