Clutha Mayor Bryan Cadogan, wife Allyson and Maggie the dog launch the ‘‘Clutha Cooee’’ campaign with neighbours Anne and Alan Bichan at the fenceline of their Balclutha home yesterday. PHOTO: RICHARD DAVISONClutha Mayor Bryan Cadogan is encouraging the district’s neighbours to become just a little bit nosier. "South Otago people are well-known for their community spirit and mucking in together during times of crisis, and now that’s needed more than ever. "Clutha Cooee is about making safe contact with your neighbours while that’s still possible, exchanging phone numbers, and setting up some basic steps for action as required." "Today I’ll be contacting neighbours over the fence with a ‘cooee’, checking in with them that they’re OK and, particularly if they’re vulnerable or self-isolating, whether they need anything like groceries, essential medicines or other supplies.
Source: Otago Daily Times March 23, 2020 15:22 UTC