Wairarapa News : March 20th 2013
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However, the focus of this sur- vey is broader and we urge you to take part. We have worked with Crime- stoppers and the police to develop questions that cover a range of issues including theft, drink driving and speeding as well as violence to people or animals. The survey will help us under- stand how people feel about crime and safety, Ms Holt said. The survey also seeks people s views on police responsiveness and involvement in rural communities. We believe there are occasions when people are hesitant to contact the police, and for that reason we are promoting the work of Crimestop- pers, where people are able to pass on information anonymously. The survey is open for three weeks, then results will be analysed by an independent research company and the key findings will be used by Rural Women NZ to work with Crimestoppers and police to make rural communities safer. We strongly encourage people to take part in this survey. Participants are anonymous and it s a good oppor- tunity for people living in rural New Zealand to provide valuable feedback about these important issues. A link to survey is available at the website: ruralwomen.org.nz. Rural future: Murray King Memorial Scholarship trustee Dave Cameron (left) with scholarship recipient is Bridget Kershaw. Also pictured is Miles King. Ag science student wins scholarship This year s Murray King Memorial Scholarship recipient is Bridget Ker- shaw of Martinborough. Bridget is entering the third year of a Bachelors degree in Agricultural Science at Massey University. She has aspirations to progress to an honours degree with visions of becoming a rural consultant. Bridget has been busy gaining work experience as part of a summer job with local consultants Baker and Associates. This scholarship is in memory of the late Murray King, who was a pioneer in soil conservation in the Wairarapa from 1947 to 1986, as well as being a leading light in the farm forestry movement at the local and national level. The trust was set up in 1998 to administer the scholarship, which included donations from institutions and individuals that totalled some $20,000. Annual grants were set at $2000 and the first recipient was Callum Eastwood of Te Whiti in 1999. Mathew Kavermann was the suc- cessful candidate in 2003 and he is currently working for the Centre of Wildlife Management and Conser- vation at Lincoln. His present project is located on Montfort Trimble Trust land, north of Masterton, where he is studying the use of sounds to attract pest animals, particularly possums. Sarah McKenzie from Te Ore Ore received a scholarship in 2009. In 2010 she was awarded one of two Food and Arable Research national scholarships and is working for Agricom as the South Island exten- sion agronomist. In recent years the trust has loo- ked to increase the capital invest- ment to future-proof the grant dur- ing periods of low interest rates and to eventually look to increase the amount to reflect the effect of inflation. It owes a great deal of gratitude to the Wairarapa Farm Forestry Association and the Montfort Trim- ble Foundation who have committed money over the last two years and have indicated their desire to be long term supporters.
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