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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 SRDA.


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.breast­cancer­foun­da­


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.

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