A loan of up to $17 million as an investment in economic
development will be made by the Waitaki District Council to
the North Otago Irrigation Company, providing enough farmers
buy shares in the second stage expansion of the scheme.
A former Morven farmer was sentenced in the Oamaru District
Court yesterday for the ill-treatment of a Friesian cow,
found with its right eye completely ''obliterated'' and a
maggot infestation, as it suffered from eye cancer.