TAKE CARE OUT THERE

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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.

FARM­ING HELP

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.

MORN­ING TEA

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.

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