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Icy road tech trial

A month-long trial of a New Zealand de­signed road marker that has the po­ten­tial to keep driv­ers safe, by alert­ing them to road con­di­tions where ice is likely to form, starts in the next fort­night at five selected sites around Cen­tral Otago. The mark­ers are fixed to the cen­tre line of the road and dis­play a flash­ing blue light when the ground tem­per­a­ture drops, warn­ing traf­fic of a po­ten­tial ice haz­ard. The mark­ers will be in­stalled around Earn­scle­ugh Rd (Aronui Rd In­ter­sec­tion area), Earn­scle­ugh Rd (Clyde Bridge ap­proach), Spring­vale Rd / Dun­stan Rd (In­ter­sec­tion area), Lit­tle Val­ley Rd (From Grave­yard Gully to the road/ rail bridge) and Ban­nock­burn Rd (Cromwell side of Pear­son Rd to the Ban­nock­burn Bridge).

New event for win­ter

A new 40km moun­tain­bike race through Cen­tral Otago’s Quest Farm vine­yards will be held next Satur­day. The ride can be com­pleted as a solo or team event in a 10 kilo­me­tre loop track, and there are spe­cial 1.5km chil­drens’ moun­tain­bike and run ad­ven­ture cour­ses. Cof­fee, hot food, a DJ, wine tast­ing and prizes will also be on of­fer. See face­book.com/ mid­win­terquest­for fur­ther de­tails.

Nom­i­na­tions closed

Nom­i­na­tions for the Vin­cent Com­mu­nity Board by-elec­tion closed at mid­day to­day. Two can­di­dates are stand­ing: Sheree Wil­liams and Brian Fitzger­ald.

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