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In accordance with the provisions of "The Birds Nuisance Act, 1902," a conference of delegates from the local bodies gazetted by Order-in-Council was held on Saturday morning for the purpose of deciding on j aud recommending to the Governor a suitable day on which the work of destroying injurious birds in the Nelson district should commence, and aldo the methods that should be employed by each local authority in carrying out the work within^ its own jurisdiction. The Nelson district referred to consists of Nelson City, Waimea and Collingwood Counties, and Richmond and Motueka Boroughs, and delegates were required from*Nelson City, Richmond and Motueka Boroughs, and Waimea and Collingwood County Councils. The Mayors of Nelson and Richmond (Messrs Baigent and Croucher) and the Chairman of the Waimea

County Council (Mr P. Best) were tne only delegates in attendance. Mr Best was appointed Chairman, arid explained that the Waim'ea County Council had struck a rate to provide funds for the destruction of bird, the intention being to subsidise theßoadßoards, Sparrow Clubs, arid branches of the Farmers' Union taking up the work in their respective sub-dfetrict. . Mr Croueher said that tne worte should be commenced as early as possible, while the hard frosts were on. He moved that Saturday, the 20th of June, be recommended as a suitable day for the work to be commenced. Seconded by Mr Baigent, and carried. , ,„. . Mr Baigent moved, and Mr Croueher seconded, that it be a_recommendation thai 1 the local authorities make their own arrangements for carrying out the yrork. , This was carried, afid concluded the business of the conference* ..

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THE BIRDS NUISANCE ACT, 1902., Colonist, Volume XLVI, Issue 10738, 8 June 1903

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THE BIRDS NUISANCE ACT, 1902. Colonist, Volume XLVI, Issue 10738, 8 June 1903

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