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Alpine Airboats launches Alpine Airboats launches

Canterbury’s premier jet boat operator Alpine Jet Thrills Ltd is excited to announce the addition to its fleet of a commercial passenger Airboat. Air Force 2 is just under 6m in length, 2.5m wide and carries 1 driver and 7 passengers across three tiered rows of seats, providing an elevated perspective of the river. Powering the 2m diameter 3 bladed Whirlwind propeller is a purpose built aluminium Chevrolet LSX V8 engine producing 600ft/pds of torque ...

Pegasus parkrun Report #208 Pegasus parkrun Report #208

It had to happen! Just when I was getting a roll on, with two consecutive First in Age finishes,  a sub30 runner had to come along and take my mini-crown. Good work Keith Tilley, you set yourself a new PB doing it too! 91 parkrunners and parkwalkers, 12 on the Volunteer Roster, what a fantastic turnout and what a fantastic morning!! The First Timers briefing was delivered to Paul Asher, Nikki Taylor, Danelle Asher, Steve ...

10 ways to improve your sleep 10 ways to improve your sleep

Sleep plays a vital role in good health and wellbeing. Yet many of us regularly toss and turn at night, struggling to get the rest we need. While you might not be able to control all the factors that interfere with your sleep, following some simple, healthy sleep habits can make the difference between restlessness and restful slumber. Just a Thought have put together these ten simple tips to help you get a better night’s ...

10 ways to support someone experiencing distress 10 ways to support someone experiencing distress

With around one in five New Zealanders experiencing challenges with their mental health, chances are you know someone who is having a difficult time? Maybe this person is a close friend or member of your whānau. If you’re struggling to know how to support them, you’re not alone. That’s why Just a Thought has put together this helpful resource which provides simple suggestions on how to support someone experiencing emotional distress.    Download the infographic

Waimak App enjoys strong growth post Covid-19 lockdown Waimak App enjoys strong growth post Covid-19 lockdown

The Waimak App has continued to enjoy strong growth post Covid-19 lockdown. The national iAppNetwork (representing 20 regions) reports that the Waimak App had more than 5000 unique users during its first six months of operation – well ahead of Christchurch’s 1413. The Waimak App numbers included just on 4000 visitors in June for 33,652 page views, 500 downloads, 1421 unique users, and 8.5 page views per visit. In all, 46% of its monthly users checked ...

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