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As I write, I am thinking all is forgiven for that terrible weather we recently experienced. The sun is shining, the tuis and bellbirds are singing and I feel like rushing out and planting the garden.
I was very pleased to see Prime Minister John Key's announcement about youth initiatives, such as a Youth Guarantee and tough new law and order initiatives to combat youth crime.
Disasters are unpredictable and can destroy everything within moments, as the devastating bushfires in Victoria have shown us so vividly.
In the past fortnight I have attended three functions, which have all displayed the Southland real can-do-it attitude.
The re-opening of the St James Theatre in Gore was a magic occasion. After thousands of hours of hard work and dedication from a small team of enthusiastic volunteers, the grand old theatre is all set for another 100 years of productions, both large and small.
The Bride of the Year contest was another wonderful night at Winton. This popular competition is run yearly by Rural Women New Zealand and is a real credit to them.