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SHORT AND SHARP
producer Lindis Honey has
won the 2012 Supreme Gold
Award at the inaugural
Airborne Honey MonoFloral
Honey Competition for its
Southern Kamihi Honey.
Beekeeper Colin Wood said
he was surprised but had a
good feeling'' about the batch
entered. The company
produces an average of 140
tonnes of honey a year.
Young Viticulturist of the
Year national finalist David
Salmon, of Cromwell, has
returned unplaced from the
competition in Blenheim last
week. Mr Salmon said the
competition was as tough as
I expected, and then some''.
The former face
pictured, died peacefully at
the Ripponburn Home and
Hospital in Cromwell on
Friday. Mr Corcoran, 78, and
Terry Procter fronted the ads
for 10 years and became
synonymous with the phrase,
Good things take time''.
Last week the Mirror
Alexandra police were
investigating a series of wilful
damage incidents in the
Orchard Garden area, instead
of the Orchard Drive area.
The error is regretted.
Council submissions can be made online
How to submit: Freepost forms, fax and email.
Submissions close: September 28 with the hearing scheduled for October
12 and the decision released October 31.
View the proposal: Central Otago District Council, service centres, libraries
and online at codc.govt.nz
By MARY-JO TOHILL
As of last week, the public will be
able to make online submissions
to the Central Otago District
Council for the first time.
Beginning with the council's
representation review, people will
be able to express their opinions
through the website about
whether or not the number of
councillors should be reduced
from 10 to eight plus the mayor,
along with the proposed change
from ward-based to at-large elec-
Communications and strategy co-
ordinator Maria De Cort said the
ability to make online submis-
sions had been identified by the
public in the long-term plan
consultation process. "We were
asked 'why can't we submit
online?' and we're pleased to let
them know that now they can.''
Queenstown Lakes District
Council communications man-
ager Meaghan Miller said that
council initiated online public
consultation more than a year ago
and now used it for all community
''We still have to take into account
that not everyone has a computer
but we can see online submissions
are going to grow.''
Use of the internet was ''definitely
the way of the future'' to cut down
on the ''cost of democracy.''
Printing the Long Term Plan cost
at least $100 each copy, she said.
Otago Regional Council corporate
analyst Sharon de Vries said
about 75 per cent of submissions
to the Otago Regional Council's
Long Term Plan had been made
Online submissions would be
available for its 2013 annual plan,
Farmers clean up their act
No repeat of
By MARY-JO TOHILL
Fuss-free: All is quiet on the effluent spill front.
Photo: MARY-JO TOHILL/FAIRFAX NZ
August is rolling by, and so are
stock trucks carrying dairy cows
back to Southland after wintering-
over on Central Otago farms since
June. And it's so far so good on the
effluent spill front.
Maniototo Community Board
chairman and Central Otago
district councillor Barry Becker,
who farms at Oturehua but does
not graze dairy cows during the
winter months, said stock was on
the move as share milking
contracts restarted in Southland.
Concerned by effluent spills on
the region's roads three months
ago due to some Southland dairy
farmers not standing stock with-
out feed for 12 hours before travel,
he was pleased to note that
Central Otago farmers appeared
to be taking more care.
''Back in June the roads were
green with effluent, particularly
between Roxburgh and Alex-
andra, because the cows had just
come off milking and had been on
But in Central Otago farmers
appeared to be "more caring with
Although these cows had only
been on hay and grass all winter,
farmers were still required to take
them off feed before loading them
on a truck, which was also much
easier for the animal.
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