St Patrick's Scouts Brian Driessens (left) and Jibi
Kunnethedam, both 14, lay a poppy at a memorial oak tree in
Severn St, Oamaru, yesterday.
Otago Adverse Support Trust chairman David Shepherd is
pleased the Government is extending drought relief to parts
of Otago and South Canterbury.
The Ministry of Education has been asked to consult the
boards of trustees at Hampden, Maheno and Weston schools on
the possibility of retaining education on the Otepopo School
site in Herbert as a "second campus" of one of the schools.
The Government is extending drought relief to a further four
regions, including areas of Otago and South Canterbury, as
some farmers describe the situation as "desperate".
Former North Otago rugby coach Mike Mullins has a new job.
Worsening dry conditions have forced rural farming leaders to
seek help from the Government.
Kauru Hill farmer Bryce Burnett admits that before a recent
family holiday he was "getting a bit annoyed" about the dry
"Unbelievably magnificent" was how Bruce Parker described his
trip down the Waitaki River on board a mokihi (reed boat).
"One hell of a contribution" was how Police Minister Judith
Collins described Senior Constable Bruce Dow's 37 years as a
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