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All works of art
Good range of mouldings
For creative framing
with the "WOW factor
R & J CREATIONS
6 Kelvin Place
Craigneuk Dorset Down Stud
Annual on farm sale - 16th January 2012
Approx 180 Dorset and South Dorset 2 tooth Rams,
30 Texel/Poll Dorset x and 45 Anzac 1/2 breds
'ON OFFER' (Australian Merino Sire NZ Romney Ewe)
For more information
contact: John & Judy Duncan
RD 1 Ranfurly
Ph (03) 444-9123
Johnny & Geraldine Duncan
Ph (03) 444-9688
All fully recorded on SIL & Studfax with
100 and 200 day weights.
Autumn scan and sale date scan.
Grown in the harsh Maniototo climate.
Anzacs, the Ultimate Utility Sheep
stacked full of Fertility and Meat and
filling Smart Wool Contracts.
SHORT AND SHARP
Richard Robinson, aka Festus, at
the Millers Flat Rodeo on Boxing
Day. Living and working in
Dunback, North Otago, as a tractor
driving contractor, Robinson has
been part of rodeo all his life,
riding second division bulls for
several years until he decided he
was not that slow a learner'', and
turned his talents to being the
entertainer and decoy to the bull
when the action gets serious. I
just love being part of it,'' he said.'
Holiday boredom busters
The Cromwell Library will run a
holiday programme for children
later this month.
Preschooler sessions will be on
January 16 and 23 and sessions for
5- to 10-year-olds will be on
January 15, 17, 22 and 24. The
programme involves story time,
and arts and crafts activities.
Speed limit changes
Motorists in Central Otago are
being reminded to make sure they
take notice and abide by several
speed limit changes in the region.
The speed limit in Omakau
township changed from 70kmh to
50kmh on December 22, a 50kmh
speed limit of the outskirts of
Alexandra on Manuherikia Rd has
been extended and temporary
80kmh speed limits on the
outskirts of Cromwell have
Two fan pages on Central Otago
All Black Andrew Hore, of
Maniototo, have emerged on the
social website Facebook.
The two pages -- Andrew Hore is
legend'' and Andrew is a legend''
-- have more than 1200 likes''
Night shooting to eradicate
Alexandra Bridge's pigeon
problem has netted about 400 of
the birds. The New Zealand
Transport Agency said it would
use night shooters to kill the birds
after an attempt to use narcotic-
laced bait failed.
New Zealand under-21 wood
chopping representative Brad
Pako competed on his home
ground last week as he took part in
the second Cromwell Town and
Country Club wood chopping
Brad won the boys underhand,
came second in the division one
small underhand and second in the
division one butchers block
standing with team-mate Jesse
Water craft worries
Boating etiquette applies to jet ski users
By CHE BAKER
No fizz: Lake
in a stranded jet
prepares to tow
him to shore
after his craft's
Photo: CHE BAKER
Jet ski tips
Wear a life jacket. it could
save your life.
Obey speed limits. Keep to 5
knots within 200m of shore or a
vessel dive flag and 50m from
another person in the water or
Keep away from residences
or populated areas because
people will be annoyed by the
Don't drink and drive.
Know how to swim.
Apply throttle to turn. When
throttling off you lose steering
Check local bylaws which
may restrict jet ski use or
reserve special places for them.
You must be over the age of
15 to operate a jet ski.
Lake Dunstan harbourmaster
Shayne Hitchcock is urging
people using jet skis to learn the
rules of the water before riding
Mr Hitchcock, who has been a
harbourmaster for 16 years, said
that in the past 15 years the use
of jet skis had grown dramati-
''Fifteen years ago there were a
dozen on the water, now there
are hundreds,'' Mr Hitchcock
Though jet skis could be lots of
fun, riders could get into trouble
on the water a lot quicker, he
People who were inexperienced
boat drivers would often learn
the basic rules before getting
behind the wheel, but many
people were prepared to use a jet
ski without knowing the rules.
''The biggest problem is people
not thinking about things prop-
erly,'' Mr Hitchcock said.
Those caught breaking local
bylaws on Lake Dunstan faced a
But it was more about educating
people than telling people off,
Mr Hitchcock said.
Last week he saw one of the
worst incidents he had seen on
An Invercargill man was not
following the 50-metre rule,
where craft within 50m of each
other must not exceed 5 knots.
He was given a warning but a
short time later he came within
8m of Mr Hitchcock's boat.
Three boys who were being
towed by the man on an
inflatable sea biscuit realised
what was happening and
jumped off before the biscuit
slammed into the side of the
''When something bad happens,
it happens really quick,'' Mr
He urged anyone using the lake
or rivers to read a boating guide
and learn the rules.
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