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Clutha District, your district
Clutha Values, your values
Clutha Vets, your vets
Balclutha (03) 418-1280
Milton (03) 417-8032
The SPCA has for a long time done sterling
work promoting the cause of animal welfare
in New Zealand. All the major urban centres
have branches of the SPCA, which take in
stray and injured animals, offer subsidized
spey and neuter surgeries and prosecute cases
of animal cruelty or neglect. Clutha District
however does not have a resident SPCA
office or inspector. The needs of the Clutha
District are covered as best they are able by
staff from Dunedin and Alexandra.
In the absence of an SPCA here, Clutha Vets
has stepped up to fill in some of these roles.
In particular we have a longstanding Cat and
Kitten Rehoming Program and between the
Balclutha and Milton clinic have placed over
a thousand cats and kittens in homes in the
last 7 years.
It is kitten season right now. Female cats
come into season in spring, get pregnant
and have kittens 9 weeks later. This results
in a sudden increase in kitten numbers in
Summer. We have gone from having too few
kittens for the homes available in December
to more kittens than we can easily place at
We work hard to place kittens and can find
homes for most of them. However speying
or castrating cats is the other way of tackling
the problem. Most of the kittens bought in
to us are the result of owners forgetting or
being too busy to spey their cats before they
get pregnant. Female cats can have kittens at
only 6 months of age. Kittens can be speyed
or castrated from 3 month old and should
definitely be done before 6 months of age to
avoid unwanted pregnancy.
As an incentive to owners to spey
their female cats and neuter their
male cats we are offering a 20%
discount on these surgeries for all of
Time to Spey
and Neuter Cats Peter Heslip
Companion Animal Vet
Sharron with kittens for rehoming.
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Beast, Julia, Jeremy, Jordan, Beauty
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Open Home Sunday
2.00 to 3.00pm
Fulltime with Norman Woods
Entries for the annual Warepa School Support Group s
Paddock Golf tournament have opened. The tournament
will be held on March 2 at 12.30pm. It will play in all
weather. Entry is $80 per team of four. Contact Sandra
McNab at email@example.com or on 415 7603. Penman wins on countback
Let's hear it for Alan Penman.
He pulled out all the stops to
win a stableford competition
at the Kaitangata Golf Club,
edging out Jamie Nicol. Both
players scored nett 62s but
Penman won on a countback.
Annette Daumann won the
women's section with a fine
round of six up.
At the Balclutha Golf Club,
the men played a multiple
stableford competition, with
the winners being Jeff Bisset
and Brian Archibold with 91
points. Bisset had a splendid
round with a gross score of 68.
In second place was Keith
Calder and Clyde Gardner
with 90 points. Good scoring
in the women's section, saw
Pauline Ellis home with 41
points from Carolyn Mills and
Gaye Edwards both on 40
Clinton took the honours with
a 75-run win against Owaka in
the only senior cricket club
game played on Saturday.
Clinton batted first and their
197 for seven was built around
innings from Pat McKenna
(36), Lachie Johnston (24),
Morgan Culbertson (25) and
Heath Culbertson (22).
Troy Anderson, three wickets,
and Cameron Burgess, with
two, were the pick of the
Owaka bowlers. Anderson
also top scored in the run
chase with 34 but it was not
enough, with the wickets for
Clinton being shared around
by Lachie Johnston, Michael
Johnston and Heath
The only other submitted
senior cricket result saw
Kaitangata beat Lawrence by
Kaka Point Orcas lead the
men's midweek bowls
They beat Owaka 19-14 in the
latest round to lead the
competition by two points
from Finegand, who had the
Owaka were co-leaders with
the Orcas but have now
dropped back to third. In
other games, Town and
Country beat Stirling by 27-17
and Balclutha Red came back
to form with a 23-12 win over
Waihola. Kaka Point Seals
scored a narrow win over
Milton by 14-8, while
Balclutha White scored a big
win over Clinton, 29-18.
Meanwhile, in the Saturday
Balclutha increased their lead
in the competition when they
beat Clinton by 8-4, while
their closest rival Finegand
went down to Milton Blue by
8-4. Stirling held out T and C
by 8-4, Owaka had a big win
over Waihola, 10-2, and Kaka
Point and Lawrence drew
their game at six all.
Clinton 197 for seven (Pat McKenna 36,
Lachie Johnston 24, Morgan Culbertson 25,
Heath Culbertson 22, Troy Anderson three
for 50, Cameron Burgess two for 15, Liam
Hewitson one for ten) beat Owaka 122 (Troy
Anderson 34, Jamie Shaw 27, Gavin Anderson
14, Lachie Johnston three for 14, Michael
Johnston two for seven, Heath Culbertson
two for 19) by 75 runs.
Kaitangata beat Lawrence by default.
Results from Balclutha Golf Club s
competition played on Saturday: Women s
section: Pauline Ellis 41 points, Carolyn Mills
40 points, Gaye Edwards 40, Marion Sellwood
39, Paula Smith 37; Men s section: Jeff Bisset/
Brian Archibold 91 points, Keith Calder/Clyde
Gardner 90, Rini Niovara-Dave/Ron Davis 85,
Bing Crosbie/Mason Calder 85, Graeme
Booth/Darrell Peoples 81, Glen Paterson/Ivan
Scott 80, Graeme Stanbury/Layton Moon 80;
Sumpter Moore Longest putt: Gaye Edwards.
Chisolm Park NTP: Kelvin Stratford. Balclutha
Night/Day gross: Jeff Bisset 68. Louies
Rambler: Alan Kitchingman. Guest Mug:
Results from Kaitangata Golf Club s medal
round on Saturday -- Men s section: Alan
Penman 88-26=62 on the countback from
Jamie Nicol 79-17=62. Putting, Laurie Carson
25 putts. Nyhon Transport NTP, Mike Dean.
Nett eagle No 11, Jamie Nicol and Mac Oliver.
Ladies section-- Par Match: Annette Daumann
6up, on countback from Carolyn Kennedy
also on 6up. Liz Olsen was next on three up.
Twos Annette Daumann.
The South Otago mixed pairs championship
began last Sunday with 18 teams entered.
Skips of the qualifying teams are Bruce
Campbell, Neville Thomson, Robert Wilson,
Maree Rhodes, Eileen Grant, John Bisset and
The final will be played on Friday at Balclutha
Green at 6.30pm.
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