Akitio Pest Destruction Board
The Akitio Rabbit Board was formed in 1925. In 1948 the neighbouring Pongaroa and Puketoi Rabbit Boards amalgamated with the Akitio Board. In 1968 due to changing legislation the Rabbit Board became a Pest Destruction Board. In April 1974 the Board amalgamated with the Southern Hawkes Bay, Central Hawkes Bay and Pahiatua Pest Destruction Boards to form the new Southern Hawkes Bay Pest Destruction Board.