28 days ago

New route for the Cromwell Half Marathon

Jo McKenzie-McLean Reporter from Central Otago News

The Cromwell Half Marathon, 10k and Teams Relay that will be run this Sunday, 27 October, will be the first official event to make use of the new walk and cycle track that is being built along the shores of Lake Dunstan.

“The newly-built track will be great for our runners and hopefully contribute to better times all round,” says organiser Terry Davis from Highland Events.

As the track will not be completed all the way into the Cromwell Heritage Precinct, the route for the half marathon needed to be changed a for this year’s run. Both the half marathon and the 10k will start at the Alpha Street Reserve as in previous years with the 10k turn-around point being at the Lowburn Inlet. The half marathon route will continue along the new track, crossing the footbridge in Pisa Moorings that used to be the first turnaround point and go for another 1.6 km towards to new turnaround point. The finish line will remain at Alpha Street Reserve.

Online entries will close on Wednesday, 23 October at 8pm, but runners can still enter on the day from 8:30 am. Starting time for all routes is 10am sharp.

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17 hours ago

Memorials for your loved one.

The Staff from Avenal Park Funeral Home

Come and view the extensive range of headstones at Avenal Park Funeral Home.

We have a variety of shapes, sizes and colours - black, grey, green, blues and reds and some unique designs. We work with you - from your ideas, through to the layout and design process and onto the installation stage.

Avenal Park Funeral Home are registered Monumental Masons and we are available to work in cemeteries throughout Southland and Otago.

We also offer a cleaning and restoration service for existing headstones.

Please phone us on 03 218 9021 to arrange a time for you to discuss your requirements and to look through our showroom at Avenal Park Funeral Home, 75 Fox Street, Invercargill.
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1 day ago

Poll: Should horse racing be banned?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

The Melbourne Cup can be seen as an excuse for people to dress to the nines and get so drunk that they often miss seeing the races.

The physical and psychological pain these horses suffer is immense, with the movement against horse racing growing as animal welfare advocates call for change. What do you think? Should horse racing be banned? Vote in the poll below.

Should horse racing be banned?
  • 29.8% Definitely - it’s inhumane
    29.8% Complete
  • 14.3% No - it’s a bit of harmless fun
    14.3% Complete
  • 4% I don’t have an opinion
    4% Complete
  • 51.9% Only for those found guilty of abuse
    51.9% Complete
1351 votes
1 day ago

Know a helping hander?

Countdown Supermarkets

Every Countdown store in New Zealand is giving away a $500 Countdown Gift Card to a local hero. Nominate here