Southern DHB is reminding the public of the importance of good hand hygiene following an increase in the number of cases of cryptosporidium disease in the district. During the past two months there have been 80 cases of cryptosporidium in Otago and Southland, more than twice the number of cases usually reported this time of year. It causes diarrhoea, nausea and stomach pain, and sometimes vomiting and fever. People are infected from contact with sick animals ,especially any faecal material, by drinking contaminated water or touching their mouths with contaminated hands.
Clutha District Council is consulting about a representation review, a waste management and minimisation plan, a solid waste bylaw, the District Plan and Resource Management Act fees. Have your say at www.cluthadc.govt.nz/ consultation or at the CDC offices or service centres.
It appears we got our Saturdays mixed up in last week’s edition. Cycle and Celebrate is on this Saturday in Lumsden - apologies to anyone who turned up last weekend.