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If you have any farming news, views,
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Look out for our new Water Safety series in
The Southland Times on Mondays and Thursdays.
New Zealand's annual drowning rate is one of the worst in the developed world
and an average of 105 New Zealanders die by drowning each year. That's a shocking
statistic which needs to be reversed.
In our region we are very lucky to have the sea on our doorstep as well as an
abundance of lakes and rivers, all providing ample opportunities for water based
activities. From swimming, boating, diving, kayaking and fishing to simply tramping
along a lake or river, it's something we all take for granted. But it is important to
be aware of the potential dangers and be prepared, especially where children are
Our new Water Safety series will provide a wide range of information to help us all
take the right steps towards looking after ourselves and our families around water.
LOOK OUT NEXT WEEK:
Boating on Monday and Thursday
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Brutal sheep attack shocks farmer
By TERRI RUSSELL
Attacked: Lora Gorge farmers Glenn Hudson and his father Owen Hudson with
a ewe and lambs that were deliberately attacked in two separate incidents.
Police call for information on hideous' act
Stock on a remote Southland farm
were attacked in what a farmer
says was a deliberate and brutal
act of animal cruelty.
Two lambs were beaten to death
and a ewe run over in two
incidents at the Lora Gorge
property, near Winton.
The attacks were three weeks
apart and both occurred on an
isolated dead-end road.
Lora Gorge farmer Owen Hudson
said he was "absolutely gutted"
and had never seen anything like
it in his 40 years of farming.
''It's a hideous, cowardly attack
on defenceless stock and it's
absolute animal cruelty to the
extreme,'' he said.
Two lambs were found dead on
his top farm on McRaes Rd after
neighbours said they had seen car
lights about 8pm on Saturday,
The lambs appear to have been
caught by dogs, partially mauled
and then beaten to death until
their eyes popped out, he said.
Another ewe was found dead on
the same road on Monday under
similar circumstances, Mr Hud-
The ewe also appeared to have
been caught by dogs, beaten on
the head and run over, he said.
Its lamb was also chased onto the
road by dogs but managed to
''The lamb was left to starve to
death,'' he said.
Mr Hudson said he had no idea
why the attacks happened or who
was behind them but he was
certain more than one person was
involved. The next step was to get
the word out, he said.
''There's got to be one person with
Constable Steve Winsloe, of
Winton, said he wanted the public
to be vigilant and report any
suspicious behaviour. He urged
anyone with information to
contact Winton police or
in city cafes
Beef + Lamb New Zealand is teaming up with
NZX Agri on an initiative to create a greater
understanding of the agriculture sector.
Beef + Lamb New Zealand chief executive Dr
Scott Champion said the two organisations were
working together on the Cafe Challenge.
It is a light-hearted initiative to get rural
publications onto the magazine racks of city
''We want to share positive farming stories with
city folk and a great way to do that is to ensure
rural publications are among the magazines they
read in city cafes.''
Mr Champion said as well as highlighting where
food comes from, city residents will have the
chance to read about the commitment of farmers
to managing their land and animals.
The partnership aims to encourage cafes to carry
magazines that tell stories about interesting
people working on the land and making a big
contribution to the New Zealand economy.
Interest in the Cafe Challenge will be driven by
social media and those interested can start
following @cafechallengenz and @NZbeeflamb on
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