The Southland Mayoral Forum is consulting with Southlanders on a proposal for the creation of a council controlled organisation (CCO) to lead regional development in the region. The proposal is designed to take an all-of-Southland approach to social and economic development opportunities, including tourism. The proposal was released for public consultation on Monday and submissions will close on October 2. The proposal and submission form are now available on www.es.govt.nz/ SRDA.
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The Breast Cancer Foundation is urging people to grab a bucket and join thousands of other volunteers collecting donations nationwide for its street appeal on October 13 and 14. You can volunteer two hours of your time by registering at www.breastcancerfoundation.org.nz
A Manapouri man who rolled his car on the Waipahi Highway on Sunday was sentenced in the Gore District Court yesterday. Issac Veltman, 28, was fined $850 and disqualified from driving for six months for careless driving and driving with a breath alcohol level of 500mcg.