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Variety show at the
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Matinee 2pm. Evening Show 7pm.
Singing, dancing, comedy
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BLACK ICE: From behind the wheel it can be invisible.
Extra care needed
on icy local roads
BLACK ICE on the road south of
Culverden claimed two cars on
Constable Graham Crossan of
Hurunui Police said two vehicles
skidded off the road on black ice
in separate incidents very close
to each other'' about 9am on the
No-one was injured. The cars
received only minor damage.
The accidents happened on
the Balmoral Straight on the
inland State Highway 7,
between Balmoral Forest and
Winter driving is an issue,''
Mr Crossan said.
Motorists should drive to the
conditions and in winter need to
be aware of possibility of ice.
Black ice can't be seen.''
They should also pay particu-
lar attention to shaded patches
Meanwhile, reports of bad
driving were always coming in,
Mr Crossan said.
We frequently get reports of
poor driver behaviour. Sadly, it's
very common. Other motorists
ring in and we catch up with the
offenders. There's an awful lot of
them, and we make it a priority
to track them down. Concerned
motorists ring us a lot.'' Health education
favoured by group
A NEW group has been formed in the
Hurunui District to promote health
in the region.
Healthwise Hurunui is a new, non-
profit group of health professionals
and members of the public who have
a passion for health education.
The catchphrase was healthy
mind, healthy body, healthy you'',
said Sarah Sidey, a physiotherapist
who works in Hawarden and is the
mother of three pre-schoolers.
The group is planning a free sem-
inar this Saturday at 10am to 12
noon at the St John rooms in
Guest speakers will be Hawarden
nutritionist Dr Sarah Zino, speaking
on healthy body weight and
nutrition; Tracy Croft, a personal
trainer and massage therapist who
will speak on keeping moving; and
Sarah Sidey on mindful eating.
Obesity is the biggest challenge
on a world-wide scale facing us, so
we are preaching the message that
people must be pro-active, because
action is better than a cure,'' said Ms
We're committed to educating
people so they can make an informed
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I wrote recently about the huge extra
cost of travel to commuters when the
Ashley Bridge was closed. I would
now like to whole heartily thank all
those dedicated people who no doubt
worked long and hard to get the
bridge fixed. Thank you very much.
It is much appreciated, and to those
in power who are making the new
bridge happen -- wow, thank you so
Peter Van Eeden
A big thank you to Daniel Smith
Industries Ltd. As a business that
employs staff on both sides of the
bridge we would like to thank you
and your staff for the fast repair of
the Ashley Bridge. Our business can
use the bridge several times a day
depending on where we are working;
the bridge being out has a huge effect
on us. But there were no loss of lives,
houses, power and we didn't get the
dumping of snow that was predicted,
so we consider ourselves lucky.
Rangiora is very lucky to have local
industries like this. Without them
we all could have been waiting for
some time for the bridge to be
Jenny and Noel Preen
NF Preen Contractors Ltd
I would like to see a survey done by
local people on their thoughts of
traffic congestion on the motorway
and how long it now takes them to
get to work. I am not sure how far it
is from the motorway bridge to the
Waimakariri gorge bridge but I am
guessing it would be a good 50km.
They are the only two access points
for people living on this side of the
Waimakariri to get to Christchurch.
With all the subdivisions in rural
North Canterbury from Oxford to
Rangiora which include Carlton,
Bennetts, Summerhill, Horrellville,
The Warren, Ashley Gorge, Glentui,
West Eyreton, Cust, Springbank,
Okuku, Swanannoa, Loburn, North
Loburn, Eyreton, Clarkville,
Mandeville, Ohoka, Fernside, Sefton,
Ashley, Balcairn, Leithfield,
Waikuku, Woodend as well as new
subdivisions in Pegasus, Amberley
and Kaiapoi with Silverstream, I
believe the council seriously needs to
plan to put in a second bridge at Two
Chain Rd or thereabouts through to
Johns Rd or thereabouts.
I think the council needs to
forward plan for the next 20 years. I
would not even mind paying a toll to
use it because we have done that
with the Lyttleton tunnel. A second
bridge will save us time and money.
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