TAKE CARE OUT THERE
Southern District Police are reminding motorists to continue to take care on the roads as the Burt Munro Motorcycle Challenge heads to town this week. Police are expecting a high influx of motorcyclists and vehicles to be travelling in the Southland, Central Otago and Otago areas before, during and after the event. Southland road policing manager acting senior sergeant Deon McNaught said motorists needed to remember that watching their speed was vital. ’’Motorcyclists on the road are extremely vulnerable so we need to take extra care on our roads due to the increase of riders.’’
INTERNET SPEED TEST
Venture Southland wants to know how well Southlanders are connected to the internet. The Government is seeking responses from commercial telecommunications and internet service providers under the second round of the Rural Broadband Initiative and the Mobile Blackspot Fund. VS wants to submit the best possible information, and is asking for people to take a test at http:/ /www.speedtest.net/ before November 30.
Federated Farmers has reopened its Adverse Events Trust Fund to raise funds to support farms affected by the North Canterbury earthquake. The trust fund will take donations which will be spent on immediate emergency support for farms, including emergency supplies, farm equipment, essential tools and materials. The best way to support the farms in need is by calling 0800 FARMING (0800 327 646) and ask about making a donation.
Cancer survivors and their support people are invited to a Christmas morning tea at the Gore Cancer Society office on Wednesday November 30 at 10am. Oncology councillor Dean Fogarty will share practical advice about dealing with cancer during the festive season. For more information contact Abbey Marshall, phone 027 218 4008.