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It’s that time of year again.

Time to sit back and smell the burnt rub­ber, ex­haust fumes and revel in the sound of a two-stroke en­gine.

That’s right; it is the Burt Munro Chal­lenge week.

Mo­tor­bikes and peo­ple have al­ready started to fil­ter into In­ver­cargill ready for fes­tiv­i­ties later this week.

It has been a try­ing month for most of us, with the American elec­tion, earth­quakes and tsunami warn­ings.

It is good to see the com­mu­nity rally around an event.

We all need to un­wind, and whether you are a mo­tor­bike lover or not I think this event is a great op­por­tu­nity to do that.

South­land is a great re­gion and now, with up­wards of 20,000 spec­ta­tors ex­pected, is the time to re­mind ev­ery­one why.

So whether you are rac­ing or spec­tat­ing, kick back, cross your fin­gers and pray for a bit of sun, and re­lax this week.

I know I am plan­ning to do just that.

- Joanna Grif­fiths

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