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The Eye 4.4.13
The week that was in
the Southland Times
THURS, MARCH 28
Fake pot back
Synthetic cannabis hit headlines
again today, with pop-up shops
opening across the town. The stores
have a number of people working
with youth worried for their safety.
One health worker said legal-high
shops were making a profit from
kids' lunch money''. Do we really
want these shops in our city?
SAT, MARCH 30
There was relief when Jesse Ryder
gave neurosurgeons the thumbs up
today. The cricketer was all over the
news after a vicious attack left him
in hospital earlier in the week. The
simple hand gesture was welcome
news to his family, friends and fans.
Police arrested two men in relation
to the incident on Friday.
MON, APRIL 1
Bit of a joke
No duck shooting season? Surely
not. The Times published yet
another successful April fools' joke.
It was so well done that even a
Radio New Zealand journalist fell for
the prank. The duck shooting season
will go ahead as normal so there is
no need to worry.
TUES, APRIL 2
Nice for some
The city council seems to be
breaking its own rules using
sprinklers, which are banned by the
council, to water reserves. Les
George Oval is looking nice and
green after being watered with
sprinklers. However, parks manager
Robin Pagan said the sprinklers
being used were getting their water
from another source and therefore
it was OK to use them.
WED, APRIL 3
What does the future hold for
Southland if Tiwai closes?
Thousands of jobs at stake, a
decrease in house prices. The
outlook is rather bleak. The smelter
has been a vital part of Southland
for the past four decades and if
John Key is right and it is likely to
close within the next five years, then
what is next? The Government has
ruled out its involvement, so who is
left to save the day?
Many benefit from new shop
Ready to go: From left, volunteers Elaine Johnson, Carol Howden and SPCA Southland manager Mary
Bradley and volunteer Lisa Waerehu are looking forward to the opening of the organisation's new charity
shop in Glengarry.
Photo: LOUISE BERWICK 627793228
By LOUISE BERWICK
The Glengarry community
will not be the only ones
benefiting from a new shop in
the area --- furry faces and wet
noses are also set to reap the
The Southland SPCA opened
the doors to its new op-shop in
Glengarry this week, joining
an ''enthusiastic'' community.
Southland SPCA manager
Mary Bradley said plans for a
charity shop to raise funds for
the organisation had been in
the pipeline for about four
years and it was great that the
idea had finally been realised.
The store would be an essen-
tial part of their fundraising
and provide a platform to
educate people on how to look
after animals, she said.
The organisation chose
Glengarry as the location
because of the affordable rent
and the community's initiat-
ive and enthusiasm.
''We want to get involved in
the atmosphere here.''
The shop would be open
during the week and for the
community market on the last
Saturday of every month, but
the organisation was still in
desperate need of volunteers
and goods for sale.
''We're actually very excited
The new premises would
complement the existing shop
the charity had operating just
off the Wallacetown and
The money raised would go
straight back to the Southland
organisation, providing care
and food for homeless and
''It's a great opportunity.''
Ms Bradley would not dis-
count the shop as the last one
to open. She said they would
wait to gauge the success of
the shop first.
MAKING THE GRADE
Estella Grieve started at Waihopai
School on March 20.
Jake and Ella Goodwille started at Newfield Park School on
Kohen Schamehorn started Waverly
Park School on December 7.
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