50 days ago

Policeman with Tourette's takes virtual bike ride to help kids with the condition

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Northern Outlook

North Canterbury Sergeant Andy Norton initially didn’t think he’d be able to join the police force because of his condition, which manifests in physical tics.

He's now about to embark on a gruelling 24-hour bike ride to raise funds and awareness of the condition.

Norton is actively involved with Camp Twitch, an annual camp for children living with Tourette’s and their families.

“I want to let them know there is hope, that it doesn’t stop you achieving what you want to achieve.’’

He will start the 24-hour challenge at 7pm on August 14 using the virtual cycling platform Zwift to notch up the distance.

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1 day ago

Why 2021 will be the year of the long weekend

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hey neighbours,

Good news – 2021 is set to be the year of the long weekend.

Five out of 10 public holidays will be Mondayised (or Tuesdayised in one case) next year, which means if you work a standard Monday to Friday week, you can look forward to some extended breaks.

In fact, once you’ve tacked on the weekends, you’ll end up getting a whopping 25 days off out of those 10 stat days, plus your region’s anniversary day.

To find out how to get the most out of your annual leave next year, click here.

10 hours ago

What's On: Oxford Garden Tour

Nicole from Christchurch Central

Come to Oxford for the day and stroll through six beautiful country gardens all close to the township. Tickets $25. Order through Oxford Area School 033124197, or email PTA@oxford.school.nz.
Oxford Garden Tour
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17 hours ago

ph charger

Diane from Rangiora

the wire on my galaxy A8 ph charger has broken. anyone got a spare charger l could have ( buy)?