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Start your engines! 50 Minis traverse the length of New Zealand for charity Start your engines! 50 Minis traverse the length of New Zealand for charity

Two locals, John Rule and Josh Kiesanowski are among the fifty teams of intrepid Kiwis will cram into their beloved Minis this month, hoping to complete an epic 2350km journey from Paihia to Invercargill to raise money for children in need. The Pork Pie Charity Run for KidsCan loosely follows the route taken by the Blondini Gang in the 1981 Kiwi classic ‘Goodbye Pork Pie’. “It’s a true test of endurance for the cars and ...
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Have you seen Marni Sheppeard? Have you seen Marni Sheppeard?

Police continue to appeal for help from the public to locate Christchurch woman Marni Sheppeard. The 53-year-old female was reported missing in January 2021. She was last heard from in Christchurch around 5.20am on Thursday 19 November 2020 when she posted on her Twitter account, a photo of herself with the title “off to the mountains”. Police enquiries have established that she has travelled by bus to the west of Christchurch before her last recorded bank transaction ...
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Algal Bloom in Waimakariri River at Thompsons Road Algal Bloom in Waimakariri River at Thompsons Road

Canterbury District Health Board's Community and Public Health unit has issued a health warning after potentially toxic algae (benthic cyanobacteria) was found in the Waimakariri River at Thompsons Road (The Willows). People should avoid the area and animals, particularly dogs, should not be allowed near the water until the health warning has been lifted. There are also other access points along the Waimakariri River that may have benthic cyanobacteria present. People are advised to treat every ...

Geoff’s 2020 vision Geoff’s 2020 vision

Rangiora’s Forrest Gump is on the run again! You can spot him running through Rangiora wearing a white and red Blind Foundation shirt. The runner is Geoff McMillan running 2020 kilometres to raise $2,020 for the Blind Low Vision NZ Foundation, formerly the Blind Foundation. Not everyone is fortunate to have 20/20 vision. Every day an average of six New Zealanders turn to Blind Low Vision for support with sight loss. That’s about 2190 New Zealanders needing ...
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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 ...

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