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for Cancer Societies 22nd
anniversary of Daffodil Day,
31st August 2012
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Somebody to love, page 16
Tilly's Tales: I can do it
Are you mad? You may have to be to apply for this one
Do you have a "can do" attitude?
Do you have the ability to ''work in
harsh, steep and inhospitable con-
Sound like a job advert?
What about if I asked if you could ''put up
with being wet, hot, cold, exhausted,
hungry and thirsty''?
My partner was browsing jobs online
recently and came across a very
interesting job description for Ground-
Spray, a local weed spraying company,
which sounds like it is looking for slaves.
I mean workers.
To qualify for this job, you not only need
to be a fit, non-smoker with a driver's
licence, but you need to have a passion
for conservation and the outdoors and be
happily prepared to work weekends and
long, 12-plus hour days.
You will be away from home Monday to
Friday, sleeping in ''huts, tents, wool-
sheds, under trees''.
You should be ''able to wash, use
deodorant and keep your personal
hygiene to an acceptable level''.
This may mean washing/showering in
cold water, the job description said.
Doesn't sound like a job for the faint-
hearted! But that's not all.
''We only want staff who will do as they
are told by their supervisors and follow
company rules,'' the job description said.
''You also need to be able to sit in a van
for three hours and not complain to us.
(We don't listen and we don't care).
''You will need to be of a stature that you
can walk around hills and bluffs and
climb in and out of small helicopters
without terrifying the pilot.''
The job description finished by pointing
out that if this sounded like you, then
you are probably mad and they want to
hear from you.
It begs the question, who would be mad
enough, or maybe desperate enough to do
It sounds more like a job description for
an army officer going on tour to
Afghanistan, or maybe I have just been
an office worker for too long!
Let me know what you think at:
MAKING THE GRADE
Got a youngster starting school this year? This is our Making The Grade
section. We need you to email in photos of your child on their first
day at school, in uniform, if there is one. A full-length body shot is what
we are after. We also need to know their full name, the name of their
school and what day they started. The photos must be at least 1Mb.
Photos and information should be emailed to: elysia.tilbrook@stl.
co.nz and please put Making The Grade in the subject line.
Brooke Strang started at Tokanui
School on August 23.
Samantha Kington started at
Knapdale School on July 16 and
turned five on July 24.
Here he comes:
length of New
Zealand to raise
money for Cure
arrive in Gore
decided to put
his footsteps to
a good cause
after walking to
lose weight and
is now aiming
to knock off the
length of New
his Cure Kids
hopes to finish
his charity walk
in Cape Reinga
--- and still in
good shape ---
in about 80
Council grant application forms have been updated
A new grants policy for allocating
funding to non-profit groups was
approved at the Gore District Council
finance and policy committee meeting on
The policy also included a new
application form that has to be used by
groups looking to apply for more than
$2000 in funding.
The application form asks for detailed
information, including annual accounts,
which concerned some councillors about
smaller groups who do not keep that kind
of detailed information.
A further point was added to include that
the chief executive could waive the
application form if deemed appropriate.
The policy was introduced after concerns
were raised during finalisation of the
council's long term plan about the
council's process for allocating funding.
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