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RDA voluntary work such a buzz'
Well done: Gore's Carol Dawson is congratulated by invercargill Mayor Tim Shadbolt at the Local Heroes New Zealander
of the Year Awards at the Southland Museum and Art Gallery.
Photo: DOUG FIELD 627391640
Check out all of Southland's local
heroes, page 11.
By LOUISE BERWICK
A Gore woman's countless hours
of voluntary work and a quarter
of a century of dedication has
Carol Dawson was rewarded at
the Kiwibank Local Heroes
Awards last week for volunteer-
ing at Riding for Disabled in Gore
for more than 26 years.
''It is such a buzz, every week you
get a buzz.''
Mrs Dawson has spent thousands
of hours in the past two decades
volunteering for the organisation
but it was irrelevant to her
because it is was worth it, she
Her husband estimates that she
spends 30 hours a week running
the programme and looking after
It was the riders and the other
volunteers who kept her going
back and they made it enjoyable,
''It is delightful, it really is.''
Raewyn Hillis said she nominated
her friend because of all the
tireless hours of work and
dedication she gives to the
''Carol truly is an amazing woman
and deserves recognition for her
continued commitment to sup-
porting amazing causes.''
She said Carol was modest about
the work she put in, but she did a
lot for the community.
Carol has previously won the
Gore volunteer of the year for her
services to the community.
Among the 11 other Southlanders
who received Local Hero medals
were Nigel Finnerty, who raised
more than $4000 for the Southland
Multiple Sclerosis Society by
taking part in the highest-altitude
marathon in the world, at Mt
Everest, and Bill Foster, who has
been volunteering at Age Concern
Southland for the past 25 years.
Nearly 180 Local Heroes are being
honoured at regional ceremonies
across New Zealand.
A national Local Hero of the Year
will be announced in February.
Ducks will suffer with new law
Aiming for change: Experienced duck shooter Kevin
Fiveash is continuing with his campaign
Photo: ELYSIA TILBROOK 627 192 477
Proposed duck shooting restrictions are set to be
fleshed out at a meeting next week, but the fight
against them is not over yet.
Experienced Gore duck shooter Kevin Fiveash
has continued his campaign against the changes
to shooting regulations proposed by the Southland
Fish and Game Council.
Should the regulations go ahead, hunters will be
restricted to using steel shot instead of lead with
Mr Fiveash, who has been a duck shooter for
years, said steel shots are not powerful enough to
kill a duck outright, and wounded birds were
flying away, dying slow and painful deaths.
Mr Fiveash has spearheaded a petition against the
changes, gathering signatures against what he
calls a plan lacking in public consultation.
Support for the proposed changes had been thin
on the ground, with the vast majority of
signatures against the steel shot switch.
''Of the 559 we have so far, four people are in
''That pretty much tells you what everybody
thinks,'' he said.
Still, at the December 13 meeting, Mr Fiveash
hopes to convince the council to see from the
hunters' point of view, and keep the regulations as
Recommendations from the meeting will then
being sent to the Minister of Conservation for
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