SINGLES GROUP

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A new group for singles aged from 30 to 65 is meet­ing for the first time at the Thomas Green tonight at 7.30pm. All wel­come (if you meet the age cri­te­ria).

HIGH LEVELS

Two driv­ers recorded high breath al­co­hol levels when they were stopped by po­lice at the week­end, act­ing sergeant Dave Leach said. A 37-year-old male, who was also a dis­qual­i­fied driver, recorded a level of 904mcg when he was stopped on Strat­ford St in Gore, and a 23-year-old fe­male recorded a level of 868mcg when she was stopped on Broughton St. ‘‘It’s a con­cern that peo­ple are not get­ting the mes­sage,’’ he said.

DOG TO SEARCH FOR VELVETLEAF

En­vi­ron­ment South­land will use a snif­fer dog in its search for velvetleaf this sea­son. Rusty the velvetleaf de­tec­tor and owner John Tay­lor, of In­ver­cargill, will spend three days work­ing for ES on some of South­land’s high­est risk farms. Rusty will search prop­er­ties where velvetleaf was found clos­est to seed­ing last year. Farm­ers are still be­ing urged to check their prop­er­ties reg­u­larly and re­port any signs of the weed, which has the po­ten­tial to dev­as­tate fu­ture crops by com­pet­ing for nu­tri­ents and wa­ter.

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