Re­lax in Ran­furly

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all the way down the Clutha River as long as you watch for chang­ing river lev­els, Lake Onslow, and the lake be­hind the Horse­shoe Bend dam on the Te­viot River.

There is plenty of op­por­tu­nity for free­dom rid­ers who take care, or for those who want to re­ally dis­cover places Call into the High­land Phar­macy to find out more. at both Roxburgh and Millers Flat.

at Roxburgh and Millers Flat. at the Millers Flat School, Millers Flat do­main, Roxburgh Area School and Lake Roxburgh Vil­lage.

at Berwick Street in Roxburgh, no prob­lems get­ting court time at lit­tle cost.

Take the Roxburgh 18 hole chal­lenge over some awe­some coun­try. Ca­sual play­ers al­ways wel­come.

There are now four de­fined walks around the Te­viot Val­ley. The River Walk from the Jed­burgh Street bridge. Grover Hill Walk from be­side the Chil­dren’s Health Camp in Te­viot Street, The Bul­lock Track from be­side Slaugh­ter­house Creek north of Roxburgh and the Com­mis­sioner’s Track walk from south of the Roxburgh Dam. The Horse­shoe Bend Track is only ac­ces­si­ble from State High­way 8 at Is­land Block.

Ran­furly is the largest set­tle­ment in the Man­iototo district of Otago and has around 1000 per­ma­nent res­i­dents.

Lo­cated 110 kilo­me­tres north of Dunedin, it is the main ser­vice town for the lo­cal farm­ing com­mu­nity. For­merly known as Ewe­burn, Ran­furly played its part dur­ing the gold rush of the 1860’s when sev­eral de­posits were found near the town no­tably Kye­burn and Naseby.

Ran­furly is also well known for its large prop­er­tion of art deco build­ings, many of which have pre­served over the years and re­main a fea­ture of the towns in­fra­struc­ture.

Although Ran­furly has en­dured some tough times since the clo­sure of the rail­way line late last cen­tury, it has man­aged to sur­vive while other smaller ru­ral com­mu­ni­ties have vir­tu­ally ceased to ex­ist.

Close to the heart of New Zealand’s curl­ing play­ing re­gion lo­cal curl­ing club mem­bers have rep­re­sented New Zealand at World Cham­pi­onship level on three ocas­sions - 1999, 2004 and 2005.

The close knit com­mu­nity is also home to sev­eral well known New Zealand sports­peo­ple in­clud­ing cur­rent All Black An­drew Hore.

Both the gau­ran­tee of warm weather with cloud­less blue skies and a warm wel­come await vis­i­tors over the sum­mer. The Can­cer So­ci­ety wants you to stay Sun­smart this sum­mer. Ev­ery­one needs sun pro­tec­tion. Episodes of sun­burn are re­lated to the de­vel­op­ment of skin can­cer.

Sun pro­tec­tion is rec­om­mended from Septem­ber un­til the end of March, es­pe­cially be­tween the hours of 10am and 4pm when the UV In­dex is 3 or more - check www.met­ser­vice.com for the lat­est up­dates.

Don’t be fooled by cooler cloudy days: dan­ger­ous UV rays pen­e­trate cloud cover and can burn you just as eas­ily. This sum­mer re­mem­ber to; - Slip on cloth­ing and seek shade: make use of nat­u­ral shade and wear tops with col­lars and sleeves and knee-length shorts and skirts where pos­si­ble.

- Slap on a hat: wide-brimmed, bucket and le­gion­naire’s hats are rec­om­mended; peaked caps don’t of­fer full head and neck pro­tec­tion. - Slop on sun­screen lib­er­ally, ide­ally SPF30+. Have a safe and fun Sun­smart sum­mer this year!

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