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The Eye 30.5.13
Defenceless puppy's life in danger
STORY SO FAR: The issue of wandering and sometimes dangerous dogs has many residents
worried and asking the Invercargill City Council to do more about it
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I live in Regent St and just around
the corner on Tramway Rd,
owners have a new, 10-week-old
pup. But there are no fences. It is
left outside all night, with no
kennel. It sleeps on the doorstep
and owners drive in and out
without much observation. I think
this pup will be mauled by a
wandering dog, run over or lost. A
few doors along, two dogs wander
aimlessly. when they come to the
Invercargill City Council's
attention, surely the authorities
can insist on owners ensuring they
have gates, a kennel or other
practical options. they should fine
the owners. don't blame the dogs.
they can't choose their owners.
Editor: We agreed not to publish
Jane's surname because she
feared a backlash from the owners
of the pup she wrote about.
Use library archive
It was wonderful to see in The Eye
(May 16) the article relating to
Jenny Chilton's Drummond School
jubilee photograph and how she
was looking for a home for it. It
may not be particularly well-
known but for the past five years
Southland has had a dedicated
archive repository. The city
archive adjoins the Invercargill
City Library on Dee St.
Photographs of this nature are a
wonderful resource and would
make a great addition. Enquiries
and donations of this nature would
be eagerly welcomed, with more
information available on our
Bloody memories: Former Western Southland farmers Syd Slee, left, and Owen Buckingham look at the newspaper
clippings about the 1978 Southland Farmers Protest.
Photo: DIANE BISHOP 627247466
Slaughter to be recalled
Bloody Friday reunion
What: 35th anniversary reunion of Bloody Friday Southland farmers'
When and where: June 8 at the Invercargill Workingmen's Club.
Who can attend: Anybody who has an interest in the dramatic event.
To register: Contact Syd Slee on: 249 7085 or email
By DIANE BISHOP
Southland's bloodiest day will be
remembered at a reunion next
week, which organisers say will
be a chance to relive memories
from the controversial protest.
Bloody Friday took place in 1978
when Southland farmers released
Invercargill and slaughtered them
The protest was led by Western
Southland farmers Syd Slee and
Owen Buckingham and its aim
was to draw the country's
attention to Southland farmers'
frustration over the state of old
sheep starving to death at a rate of
1000 a day because of industrial
chaos across the meat industry.
That was exacerbated by the
effects of the worst drought
experienced in the region since
The 35th anniversary reunion at
the Invercargill Workingmen's
Club will take place on June 8 and
will be open to anybody who has
an interest in the dramatic event.
June Slee, the sister of protest co-
organiser Syd, said the reunion
would be an opportunity for all
people interested in the unique
protest to get together and share
''If the memories have dimmed
somewhat, the photos and
DVD footage of the day should
spark them up,'' she said.
She has also substantially
updated her 1979 book about the
protest, which will be re-released
at the reunion as Bloody Friday
Revisited: Recollections of the 1978
Southland Farmers' Protest.
It will include memories of the
day and its protracted aftermath,
gathered from farmers who took
part in the protest, as well as
others who witnessed it from the
Students drink to
By MARY WITSEY
Milking it: Isla Bank School students, from left: Trixie Bull, Lauren Vesty,
Dallas Erb, Jack and Estelle Taylor enjoy their first lunchtime drink of milk as
part of Fonterra's Milk for Schools programme, which is being rolled out in
Southland and nationwide.
Photo: MARY WITSEY
It's fuel for learning, it
gives them a healthy option
and most importantly it's
children's food. The children
are really excited about it.
Principal Clare Robinson
As Fonterra's Milk for Schools
programme rolls out across
Southland, the dairy giant
appears to be winning some
young new customers.
Isla Bank School students
started drinking the free milk
for the first time this week and
it was an overwhelming suc-
Some students raved about the
health benefits, while others
said they'd now choose milk
instead of fizzy drinks at home.
Jackson Evans reckons milk
has got lots of protein ''and it
helps you grow,'' while Trixie
Bull says it tastes good and ''it's
good for your teeth.''
Dallas Erb said milk ''helps you
focus on your work,'' and
Estelle Taylor said it has got
calcium ''and calcium's good
for your bones.''
Principal Clare Robinson said
the programme was beneficial
for the children.
''It's fuel for learning, it gives
them a healthy option and most
importantly it's supplementing
some children's food. The
children are really excited
Fonterra said the programme
was part of its commitment to
helping improve the health of
New Zealand's children and
moving Kiwi kids back to
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