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Road Safety Southland is concerned that lives
are being put at risk on Southland roads be-
cause of wandering stock.
Police senior sergeant Kerrin Price said three
crashes happened in short succession in the
Five Rivers area one day late last month where
cattle were on the road.
“Twelve dairy heifers had escaped on to State
Highway 97 and at 7.15am one was hit by a
tourist bus. Three minutes later, another bus hit
another heifer and at 7.40am a 4WD collided
with a third heifer. The driver of that vehicle was
airlifted to Southland Hospital with neck and
spinal injuries,” Mr Price said.
Wandering cattle are the major contributor to
road crashes involving lifestock in Southland. Be-
tween January 1 this year to May 31, police have
The Wi Pere Trust was
for the descendants of Wi
Pere or Wiremu Pere, who
was the Eastern Maori
Member of Parliament from
1884 – 1887 and 1894 –
1905. Next year the Trust
celebrates 110 years of
existence at Rongopai Marae
in Gisborne during Auckland
Anniversary weekend, 22-
January 2010. A book
be launched at the reunion
which has been written by Dr
Joseph Pere and others.
Wi Pere married Arapera
Tautuhi and they had two
sons Hetekia and Moanaroa.
received 159 calls about cattle alone.
“However, it’s not just cattle. We have also
received calls about sheep, deer, horses, pigs,
goats and even sea lions, with a total of 245
received,” Mr Price said.
“The efforts put in during 2001 at the combined
agency meetings have fallen on deaf ears, it
“These crashes need not have happened if good
farming practices had been in place,” he said.
The next step, hopefully, is for some research
into the 159 episodes of wandering cattle to see
if there are any areas of greater risk and how
many repeat instances there are.
“Information will also be gathered from all the
main players to see what can be done, be it en-
forcement or education,” Mr Price said.
Wandering stock cause problems
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They lived in Gisborne. All descendants of
Wi Pere are invited to the reunion – nau
mai, haere mai!
For more information including forms to
register (closes 21 August 2009) contact
Robyn Rauna, Project/Event Manager at
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Community grants applications called
Community and voluntary organisations have
until the end of July to apply for a share of the
$14 million of Community Organisation Grant
Scheme (COGS) funding available this year.
Funding is available for not-for-profit organisa-
tions that deliver community services or run
Last year 94 percent of the almost 4000 applica-
tions to COGS committees received a grant.
The majority of grants are for $3000 or less and
help to cover costs such as rent, travel, volunteer
and administrative expenses.
Community groups can apply via the Grants
Online website (www.cdgo.govt.nz).
Since 1986, COGS has allocated over $225 mil-
lion of grants. COGS grants are made by 37 vol-
unteer local distribution committees supported
by the Department of Internal Affairs.
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