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The Community Trust of Southland is
currently accepting grant applications from
organisations based in the Trust's area,
which includes the Southland province and
the Queenstown, Glenorchy, Arrowtown,
Tapanui and Heriot areas.
$5,000 & Under
Applications are accepted throughout
the year and are considered monthly.
Applications need to be received by
the 1st of the month to be considered
$50,000 & Under
Applications close Monday 1 October
2012 and are considered in December.
The next round will close 1 February
Over $50,000 Major Grants
Due to a reduced grants budget for the
Trust's 2012/13 financial year there will
be no Major Grants Round. The Trust will
review in March 2013 whether it will be
offering a Major Grants round in 2014.
For further information including eligibility
and application forms visit www.ctos.org.nz
or contact the Trust on 0800 500 185.
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Joint winners for the 2012
Inland Otago Conservation
Awards were announced
in Cromwell last night.
Fran O'Conner, of
Queenstown, a dedicated
John Gibson, of Patearoa,
a volunteer on the Otago
Central Rail Trail Trust for
18 years, were both
declared winners at the
acting Otago conservator
Alan McKenzie said the
quality of the award
finalists was outstanding,
making it difficult for the
judging panel to select just
Diamond Lake Predator
Control Group, of Wanaka,
was highly commended.
New bowling club on
Alexandra Bowling Club's
new indoor and outdoor
facilities near Molyneux
Park are expected to open
soon with work on target
for a grand opening.
A beautiful week
Keep New Zealand
Beautiful Week is in full
swing and will continue
through this week, ending
on Saturday, September
Meeting turnout disappoints
Civil defence low priority for residents, says council officer
By CHE BAKER
Are you ready? Central Otago District Council emergency management officer
Hamish Keith with the council's civil defence emergency supply box.
Central Otago residents are
becoming complacent when it
comes to civil defence.
Central Otago District Council
emergency management officer
Hamish Keith said he was
disappointed with the number of
people who took part in civil
defence meetings held in Alex-
andra and Cromwell at the end of
At the first meetings, held six
months ago, about 20 people
attended. Last month each meeting
only had 12.
In an emergency it would take
longer for help to arrive in Central
Otago because it was so isolated.
The main areas of risk were
flooding, fire and earthquakes, Mr
The meetings were held to make
sure people knew how to look after
themselves and their neighbours if
a disaster struck.
''I encourage people to attend even
if they think they are prepared (for
an emergency), they may be able to
offer the community something,''
Mr Keith said.
People often became complacent
when it came to taking part in civil
defence if there had not been a
major event for some time but
because an event could occur at
any time people needed to always
be prepared, Mr Keith said.
However the same could not be
said about residents and busi-
nesses being slack about becoming
involved in the New Zealand
Shake Out, being held next week.
The Shake Out national earth-
quake drill will be held on
September 26 at 9.26am.
More than 1.1 million people had
signed up for the event nationally,
with more than 4000 of those from
The response from Central Otago
residents had been positive, Mr
The event would give residents the
chance to think about their
surroundings and implement or
update emergency plans, he said.
Roxburgh pipeline nearing completion
By BARBARA WITHINGTON
A pipeline to the Lake Roxburgh
Village to take water from the
Roxburgh supply has been a bonus
When the pipeline was first
mooted, some residents on the
Coal Creek Flat asked if they could
take advantage of the water, given
the cost of putting down their own
Project manager Peter Greenwood
said the Central Otago District
Council had looked at possibly 50
connections joining the scheme
over a 10-year period and 13 had
already signed up.
"They have been able to get their
connection at a cost of $1500, when
those who join later will pay
$5000," Mr Greenwood said.
"Anyone who was looking to hook
up their supply from the con-
nection within five years would
find it cheaper, otherwise they are
paying the $700 annual water rate
for being connected but not getting
the water, and that adds up over
Those who have had to add the
cost of a road crossing to their
connection will have the $1748 cost
subsidised by 50 per cent following
a recommendation by the Rox-
burgh Community Board.
The $650,000 budgeted cost for the
pipeline may come in slightly
under budget, according to Mr
Greenwood, but that could not be
confirmed until the work was
finished in October.
"The contractors are pressure
testing as they go and would need
to have several days of flow testing
once the pipeline is finished before
we can shut off the present system.
''The Lake Roxburgh Village
reservoir has been resealed, the
control mechanism is being
installed to shut off the gravity fed
supply when the reservoir is full,
and it is all going ahead well."
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