This series contains the minute books of the Hawke's Bay Rabbit Board (after 1968 the Hawke's Bay Pest Destruction Board) for 1931 to 1973.
Meeting minutes were kept as a record of discussions, decisions and actions undertaken by the Board. Items covered in the minutes included the reading of inward and outward correspondence, accounts passed for payment, reports, housing, outstanding rates and eradication issues. The Minutes are handwritten up to 1942 and typed after that. There are no indexes but the minutes are in chronological order.
Minutes prior to 1931 were destroyed in the Napier Earthquake of that year. The final book contains the last minutes of this Board.