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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 concerned.
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:
Lakes & Rivers on Monday • Rural Properties on Thursday
Farmer grabbed life with both hands
July 11, 1935 -- November 2, 2012
Proactive: Colin McIntyre was an incredible father, husband, friend and an understated but incredible man, according to
his son Jay.
By ELYSIA TILBROOK
Colin McIntyre, who died last
Friday aged 77, was a determined
fighter for the underdog.
Despite battling a rare blood
cancer, it was only a few weeks
ago that Colin was in the
NewsLink office campaigning for
what he thought was right.
But there was a lot more to Colin
than advocating for the rights of
the working man.
He grew up on his family's sheep
farm in Wendon Valley, which he
eventually took over the running
of in 1964.
He developed a strong interest in
aviation, which his oldest son Jay
suspects was due to growing up
during World War II.
Colin's eldest brother, Roy, had
joined the RNZAF and his exploits
fascinated Colin, so he joined the
Air Training Corps while at Gore
When he was 17, Colin did his
compulsory military training,
completing part of his training
with the air force.
Colin would eventually get his
own plane, an Aeronca Cham-
pion, which he would fly around
the farm and even land in the
In 1969 he met his future wife,
Sally, and they married the
Together they had four children
--- Jay, Calan, Hayden and Anna.
Jay followed in his father's
aviation footsteps, opening his
own business restoring classic
aircraft, while Hayden took over
the running of the family farm.
Colin was a great historian and
could recall anything about the
history of the local district.
''He had a great recall, people
would call him if they wanted to
know something about the dis-
trict,'' Sally said.
''He took an active interest in
other people, he could listen to a
good story, and then relay it.''
Anna said Colin took an active
interest in whatever the world
threw at him.
''He liked to dig around and
understand things,'' Anna said.
''A lot of people go through life
and just skim the surface. He was
keen to get to the bottom of things
to see what made people tick so he
could understand issues.''
Colin had a strong interest in
farming, and was one of the first
farmers in the district to use the
stock rotation method.
''He was always interested in
delving deeper,'' Sally said.
Colin was also involved in
organising Anzac Day commem-
orations and Sally said he would
get up early to attend the dawn
service in Gore, then race out to
Waikaka to help run the com-
memorations in Waikaka.
After Sally resigned as a Gore
District councillor, Colin took it
upon himself to attend all council
meetings to fight for what he
thought was fair.
''He supported what he believed,
you couldn't get anyone more
honest,'' Sally said.
In his later years, Colin was
diagnosed with hemochromatosis,
which caused severe fatigue.
Not long afterwards he was
diagnosed with Waldenstrom
Despite getting frustrated at being
tired all the time, it did not stop
him from advocating a good
In her eulogy at her father's
funeral on Tuesday, Anna
recalled a story about Colin's
childhood regarding his daily
journey to the Wendon Valley
Colin used to hitch a ride on the
back of his sister Jean's placid
horse, Jock, but one day the road
grader went by and startled him.
Colin landed flat on his back, but
was still smiling, and Jean was a
bit further up the road before she
could stop the horse.
''I have wondered if this was the
moment Dad decided that to get
anywhere in life you need to pipe
up and be heard-- while seeing the
humour at whatever it throws at
you,'' Anna said.
''Indeed, when things went wrong
he'd say with his typical gusto:
'that's life, now rip into it'.''
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